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July Thanksgiving

July Thanksgiving As a church that calls people into community and equips them for service in the world, this month St. Luke’s Council gives thanksgiving for several closely connected members who recently embarked on new chapters in their life. Over the past several weeks, St. Luke’s has wished Farewell and Godspeed to Scott and Kenneth

Let’s Talk About Death and Dying

✦ life is a gift from God, to be received with thanksgiving; ✦ the integrity of the life processes which God has created should be respected; both birth and death are part of these life processes; ✦ both living and dying should occur within a caring community; ✦ a Christian perspective mandates respect for each person; such respect includes giving due recognition to each person’s carefully considered preferences regarding treatment decisions; and ✦ hope and meaning in life are possible even in times of suffering and adversity, a truth powerfully proclaimed in the resurrection faith of the church.