You may laugh, and that’s alright, but I want you to know that I love Advent at St. Luke’s. Certainly, you who come to St. Luke’s for events like Las Posadas or Christmas Caroling or Advent Vespers have the best of it. You are getting ready for the arrival of the Christ Child. You’re preparing your heart to rejoice in a time when rejoicing is actually an act of resistance, an act of hope, an act of courage. And every year you do this with a focus.
When you open your Christmas cards this year, you’ll notice on the back, all of the various events. And in small tiny print at the top of the page, you’ll see a verse from Isaiah:
A voice says, “Cry out!” and I say, “What shall I cry?”
You also may have noticed that verse on the front with the blues and whites and purples of Advent growing in hope with Chicago along with it. In our designer’s mind were these words:
Changing the World.
Anyway, I love watching these things unfold for St. Luke’s over Advent, hearing stories about worship and events, carefully preparing bulletins to help you attend to the Work of the People on Sundays, and being able to bear witness to what God is doing in this place that asks good questions, engages with neighbors, and is honest with feelings of joy and sorrow through it all. I hope you dig into all the ways you can get ready for the arrival of the Christ Child this year at St. Luke’s. (It means that I get to see more pictures and hear more stories of what God is up to here).
WEEKLY SUNDAY WORSHIP*
SUNDAYS / 9AM & 11AM
(see December 24 & 31 service info below because)
WEDNESDAYS DEC 6,13, 20 / 7PM
SATURDAY DEC 9 / 10AM – 12PM
TUESDAY DEC 12 / 7PM – 9PM
SATURDAY DEC 16 / 10AM – 1PM
MONDAY DEC 21 / 6:15PM
SUNDAY DEC 24 / 10:30AM
SUNDAY DEC 24 / 7PM
SUNDAY DEC 31 / 10:30AM
(one service only)
FRIDAY JAN 5
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