“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
As we prepare throughout these forty days for the joy of Easter, we are taking time to think deeply about our faith in the gospel – faith that can feel downright absurd…
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…
I pray that you will make space in your life for this season to offer its gifts to you. Lent is not a punishment for sin, but a call to return to the abundant life God desires for you and for the whole creation.
As has recently been stated in worship at St. Luke’s, the personal stories shared by our congregants during their testimonies in worship have become a cherished part of our Sunday routine. Testimonies have been a part of our worship in past years, but most recently, we’ve enjoyed hearing stories from people within the themes of
Easter is about as early as it can be this year and thereby it’s already time to order Easter Lilies. In your bulletins this weekend, please make note of the Easter Lily order form. Your order is dues on Friday, March 13th at 9am. Each plant costs $8. And the best part is that after
As Lutherans we rejoice when people of any age, from infancy to old age, are brought to the waters of baptism. We affirm that it is God’s grace, not our will, acting in this sacrament. That in these waters God makes visible what has remained hidden from us and the world around us: that we are created, redeemed and sustained by a loving God who answers our violence and sin with forgiveness, grace and love. As we walk with adults who are preparing to receive the sacrament of baptism, we find our own faith strengthened and renewed.
by Seminarian Stephanie Berkas Come join us Wednesday evenings! As we continue on this Lenten journey together, I invite you to pause and reflect on these words from the Rev. Amy Butler, a Baptist minister in Washington, D.C: “We’re smart and good, pretty and talented, witty and full of great ideas. We go to work every
A MEDITATION ON THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT Matthew 4:1-11 by Gregory Holmes Singleton Wilderness and mountains both entice And frighten; places of excitement And foreboding. Our first parents, formed in a garden, Were thrown into a wilderness To suffer pain and death. To a wilderness Ishmael and Hagar were exiled, And God’s