We’re getting ready for Pentecost (June 4) here at St. Luke’s and beginning to think about flowers to mark the occasion. We’ll be ordering a variety of flowers this year in hot colors to remind us of Holy Spirit’s presence with us. The price per plant is $12.00 payable upon ordering. We will be ordering
For almost two years, the state of Illinois hasn’t had a budget. In that time, the state has made de facto cuts that have had devastating effects on the people of Illinois – and on poor and vulnerable communities in particular…
St. Luke’s is deeply connected to the Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC). We have members and friends who have spent time as a part of LVC. We are also the sponsoring congregation for LVC’s Casa Romero. If you don’t know much about LVC, check out their website or better yet, check out their annual fundraiser at
The Three Days: this is the highlight of the church year. The most ancient of our worship practices, the Triduum (meaning “three days”) is three separate gatherings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that make up one service. Each time we meet there is a distinctly different feel and focus.
Today we are insisting on a new social contract. A contract that holds the people charged with defending and protecting us accountable for their deeds and misdeeds. A contract that does not criminalize poverty. A contract that does not collude with detentions and deportations.
This year’s action will begin with a joint worship service at Humboldt Park United Methodist Church (2120 N. Mozart St.) beginning at 10:30am and ending by noon. Following a light lunch for those marching, there will be a street parade — a procession with palm branches and signs — ending on the east side of Palmer Square.
Worship in the season of Lent is always pointing us back to our baptism, which is the promise of God’s grace, the welcome into God’s family, and the invitation to life and death in Christ…
when innocent children and women and men are shot and killed on their own blocks, and in their own schoolyards, what does it mean for their families to turn the other cheek?
Each year, we invite you to help make ready for Easter at St. Luke’s by ordering some Easter flowers. This year, we’re excited to invite you to place your order and make your donation online! You don’t need to sign into Church Community Builder to do so because we’ve made a simple form you can fill
My grandmother reminded her family through her lived example that to be a Christian is to be the constant vanguard of love, to cull a vision of community out of the darkest times, when we feel we’re at our most vulnerable.