“As someone who lives on the intersections of a trans/queer identity and mental illness, the experience of Jacob – wrestling and holding on and being changed in the process – this narrative feels viscerally familiar to me….”
Genesis offers us stories of ordinary people, imperfect relationships, dysfunctional families, who are nevertheless called and blessed to walk with God. When was a time that, in the midst of your messiness, mistakes, or pain, you experienced God’s saving presence? How has God blessed even your very ordinary life? …
Thank you to everyone who donated flowers for this year’s celebration of Pentecost at St. Luke’s. Your generosity provided us with many floral reminders of Holy Spirit’s presence in worship on Sunday. Flowers were given by: Cynthia Stengel with thanks for the Holy Spirit at work at St. Luke’s. Andrew Bailey in memory of Samuel
421 people in diaconal ministries from 28 countries will be in town at the end of June and early July. They’re gathering for the 2017 Assembly of the Diakonia World Federation will be held in Chicago at Loyola University, Lake Shore Campus, June 28 to July 5, 2017. Diaconal Ministers, Deaconesses, Deacons, Home Missioners, etc. serve
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
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.
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