Samuel is called by name. Right now, the turn into summer reminds me so strongly that we are in Pride Month – a month of born out of a protest, when trans women of color and drag queens and butches refused to lay down for the police yet again, but instead boldly took space at the Stonewall Inn, saying, “here we are”, in our queerness, in our community. By calling Samuel directly, God affirms the value and importance of our naming’s.
Oftentimes, the Season After Pentecost, the longest season in the church year, stretches through the summer months without much fanfare….
Maybe your story is as ordinary as a mustard seed, or as tender as the sound of God’s voice. Whatever your story is, it’s your story and it matters. Your stories are the stories of the people of God. And we’d like to hear them…
“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
“For the message of the cross is absurdity to those who are headed for ruin, but to us who are experiencing salvation, it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18 Having read a fair number of mystery novels in my lifetime, I am quite often the annoying person who can name, within just a
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