Frolic: Faith formation for families with young children

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

Sermon: Sunday, April 12, 2015: Second Sunday of Easter

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.

Gathered Around Words: An Invitation to Read Together this Fall

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.

Listening Team

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

Children's Education & Faith Formation at St. Luke's, Fall 2014

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.

Adult Education: Paul on Jesus, the Church, and Living in Community

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