How did you become a Christian? Who passed on to you what they in turn had received from others? Who have been your teachers in the faith? Whose words, actions, witness or example have you followed as you practiced your faith?
Our church recently subscribed to Frolic Online. Frolic is a family of early childhood faith formation resources for congregations and families. As part of our subscription, we have the opportunity to sign up families of young children for a monthly Enewsletter. Each Enewsletter arrives on the first of the month and features four articles
Like the disciples being commissioned to leave their locked hideout, St. Luke’s Logan Square and Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries are heading out on new paths. You have seen, experienced, and touched things here that you will need to tell others who come after you, so they believe the story of St. Luke’s. We will need to find new ways to have fellowship with one another. We’ll continue in some of the old ways. I’ll continue to tell the story of this remarkable congregation as I travel– how you had faith in Pastor Erik, how you imagined a new way of being church together – how we invested in you and watched you grow.
As we return to the familiar rhythms of fall, a time many of us associate with classrooms and school, I’d like to invite you to consider finding a book to read with other members of St. Luke’s. Below you’ll find some of my recommendations, based on topics I’ve heard bubbling up around the congregation and themes I’ve spotted in our life together. In years past I’ve often picked the book and then waited to see who was interested. This time around I’m encouraging you to sign up for books you’d like to read, and once we get four or five people who’ve indicated an interest, we’ll pull you together and help you decide when you’d like to read the book, how often you’d like to meet, where you’d prefer to gather, and how the conversation will be facilitated.
Sunday, Sept 14th, following worship, St. Luke’s Council and the Strategic Listening Team will host a congregational discussion to share the results of our summer listening project, and get your further input on future steps. We’re calling this process “St. Luke’s at the Crossroads,” a time to make a serious assessment of our gifts and opportunities
We’re very happy to welcome our friend Melissa Wimer back to Chicago after her year-long sojourn in the United Kingdom … and to announce that she will be heading up our Sunday morning education program for St. Luke’s children. A seasoned elementary school educator, Melissa has also taught Sunday School here at St. Luke’s and with other Lutheran congregations for many years and is a familiar face to families at St. Luke’s.
Two Questions from our Resident Interlocutor I received three questions (all of them very good) since the first installment of “ASK GREG” and I will get to them starting next week. This week, however, I will reverse the normal flow and I will ask two questions. (Every now and then “GREG ASKS” will be the theme.)
by Joe Scarry. Thanks to everyone who participated in a very successful Ministry Fair on Sunday, October 28, after worship! For those who were not present, or who need a reminder about some of the opportunities discussed, below are ways you can get involved. See ministry leaders for full details! Social Justice: Join us for
Sundays, October 14 – November 11, 9-10 am This is a five week seminar that will explore how and why we worship, the meanings behind key aspects of worship, and how worship shapes and is shaped by by each of us. Weekly topics will include: Why do we worship?, Encountering God in Word, Encountering God
by Jessica Palys “Journey with the Apostle Paul from his conversion on the road to Damascus to his letters to the early church. Gain a foundational understanding of the key people, places, and events of the biblical narrative while building community and deepening faith.” – Description of “The Greatest Story—Paul” in St. Luke’s Fall/Winter 2012