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

  • “We renounce them!” | Testimony in Time after Epiphany

    “We renounce them!” | Testimony in Time after Epiphany

    In Time after Epiphany, worship reminds us that we live in a world of competing values and conflicting interests...Read More »
  • Testimony | Gretchen Burch | First Sunday in Advent

    Testimony | Gretchen Burch | First Sunday in Advent

    Gretchen spoke with vulnerability and courage about the recent death of our friend Linda Bringman, whose memorial service had just taken place the day before. As part of her testimony, Gretchen shared the following poem...Read More »
  • “What shall I cry?” | Testimony in Advent

    “What shall I cry?” | Testimony in Advent

    I would love to hear from you if you have a story to share ...about a time when you cried out ...or about what it feels like when you don't even know what to say ...or about the sound of the voices that call on you to speak outRead More »
  • Season of Creation: Eco-Reformation (Reed Fowler)

    Season of Creation: Eco-Reformation (Reed Fowler)

    We always had a garden growing up. It had tomatoes, jalapeños, bell peppers, lettuce, radishes, carrots, and at least one vine vegetable, like cucumbers. My mom made and canned her homemade salsa from the harvest, enough to last us through to the next season – and we went through a lot! What we had grownREAD MORERead More »
  • Season of Creation: River (Callie Mabry)

    Season of Creation: River (Callie Mabry)

    When I first found out that the Sunday I was available for testimony during the Season of Creation was River Sunday, I was really excited to reflect on how God is renewing the rivers in my life. Scenes of interacting with the rivers of my hometown and college town immediately popped into my head. IREAD MORERead More »