“If we take our full selves with us this evening to the proximity of the cross, we might ask how an unjust legal system and police forces continue to murder African-American males, including Stephon Clark? Or how xenophobia continues to sow distrust, anger, hate amongst God’s creation? Or how a sibling look can another sibling and say: you do not belong because of your sexuality.”
“For when we set our minds on divine things, when we do take up our cross for the sake of Jesus, and the sake of the gospel, for when we step into the boldness of the journey of lent, we find hope in the midst of this suffering. “
in today’s gospel
we encounter a Jesus
who uses water to redefine what relationships might be.
We’re getting ready for Pentecost 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 order is $10.00 payable upon ordering. We will be purchasing a variety of flowers.
At St. Luke’s, we are blessed to have gifted preachers who are willing to help us open the scriptures each week. A few of our preachers are seminary students like Reed Fowler who wrote a powerful sermon given on March 18th. We invite you read visit their blog and check it out: a sermon on
Pave the Way
In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we wanted to share with you a poem written by Charlotte Anliker: God is a She by Charlotte Anliker God is a she Like me! She gets passed over for promotions at work “That’s okay” They tell God “You wouldn’t want to be more successful
On Palm Sunday, the church celebrates Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and Jesus’s journey toward the cross. We commit ourselves to pave the way for well-being in our neighborhood. We wave our palm branches and usher in mental health justice, paving the way with our faith and our commitment to act…
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As we prepare throughout these forty days for the joy of Easter, we are taking time to think deeply about our faith in the gospel – faith that can feel downright absurd…