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
Since the fourth century, Lent has been a time when individuals preparing for baptism are instructed in the Christian faith. For those already baptized Lent offers opportunity to deepen our own spiritual practices and renew our own faith journeys.
“God’s word and sacramental gifts, accompanied by the prayers and presence of sisters and brothers in Christ, are also the means of grace for people in circumstances outside the primary worshipping assembly: in times of crisis, when confronting matters of sickness and health, in the time of dying and after death, and on many other