Yesterday, the presiding bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church issued a joint invitation to a season of prayer, fasting and advocacy. The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA and The Most Reverend Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, extended this call out of concern for
St. Luke’s and our pastor, Rev. Erik Christensen have signed their names to this public statement of solidarity and hope that ran as an advertisement the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, May 14, 2017:
“Captain of the Bible Quiz Team” is a solo show that follows a first-call pastor to his home congregation in the midst of the 2009 ELCA decision on LGBTQ+ clergy. Addressing familial tensions and what makes and breaks community, the script provokes us to question what structures we value. I wish this play were no
LSNA’S 55TH ANNUAL CONGRESS Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Part of the On the Table Series organized by the Chicago Community Trust McAuliffe Elementary School 1841 N Springfield Ave 5:30 Registration 6:00 Program What is the opposite of gentrification? How can diverse working-class communities organize to determine the kind of development that
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…
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.
To kick-off our LGBTQ Justice campaign, we are hoping to hold two book studies in March. We hope you’ll indicate your interest by signing up.
Five centuries ago monk and academic Martin Luther stood up to say the Church can do better. Today that’s still the case.
The Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance (LSEA), of which St. Luke’s is a founding member, has been selected by the faculty of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) to receive their annual “Community of the Cross” award.