Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Truth

Each and every one of us has a story to tell, a sacred story, the story of our lives. When that story intersects with our collective story as a community of faith and the story of God’s action in the world, here and now, we call that story a testimony.

St. Luke’s encourages and supports its members in uncovering their stories and provides opportunities for them to share these stories both in and out of worship. Along with partner congregations in the Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance, we have received a “Vital Worship” grant from the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship to explore the rich connections between the ancient Christian practice of testimony and the contemporary resurgence of story-telling in public events, popularized by podcasts like “The Moth Storytelling Hour."

Testimony Posts

  • Testimony | Jossy Gelpi | Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

    Testimony | Jossy Gelpi | Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

    I have always felt God’s presence in difficult situations.  For me, trusting God is obvious.  It goes back to my childhood...Read More »
  • Testimony | Day Hefner | Third Sunday after Pentecost

    Testimony | Day Hefner | Third Sunday after Pentecost

    When I finally got to college, it felt like I was finally free.  I had the chance to make real friends and to explore my identity and my beliefs about the world.  So it came as kind of a surprise to me that I suddenly found myself dealing with deep, deep depression... And in the midst of my depression, I found myself in a spiritual desert, without my faith to ground me, without a God to confide in or to pray to or even to be angry with...Read More »
  • Summer Testimony Series | Ordinary Time, Extraordinary God

    Summer Testimony Series | Ordinary Time, Extraordinary God

    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? ...Read More »
  • Testimony on the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany | Evan Holmes

    Testimony on the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany | Evan Holmes

    My grandmother reminded her family through her lived example that to be a Christian is to be the constant vanguard of love, to cull a vision of community out of the darkest times, when we feel we’re at our most vulnerable.Read More »
  • Teaching the Faith

    Teaching the Faith

    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?Read More »