As we hope to turn from the doldrums of this past calendar year to the promises of a new year, St. Luke’s Council gives its thanksgiving this December to the work of our treasurer Gretchen Burch. Thanks to Gretchen’s dedication (along with the willingness of outgoing treasurer Scott Shippy) and her fast-acting awareness this past
For December, St. Luke’s wants to thank the Public Faith Team, who offered their time and effort to the Illinois Fair Tax campaign. At a time when traditional modes of advocacy were either unavailable or rapidly changing, these folks took up an important initiative that sought to provide better funding for public goods and services
At the same time, we trust that the mystery of Christmas is even more powerful than our human limitations, and that God is with us when we care for our neighbors–even when that means sacrificing our own desires and preferences.
Stir up your power. Stir up our hearts. Stir up your people. And come.
November 2020 Dear Friends, This month St Luke’s is focused on endings and beginnings. We have left our storefront space of five years for a new building; we have said farewell to congregational members and we welcome others who we’ve met only remotely; we mourned the lives of many Saints and we trust in God’s
This November, St. Luke’s Council gives abundant thanks for staff and community who assisted our Moving Team in the location transition process from 2837 W Armitage to our new home at 3325 W Wrightwood. First, a thank you to all those in our church, members at Grace United Methodist
Our kids have started school, teachers are plugging away at their lesson plans, and little by little the city’s canopies are turning to crimson and rusted hues, but this year little about these ordinary Fall passages has been ordinary. And while St. Luke’s Council laments not gathering in the usual ways—especially for missing out on
For all the ways Elle has made our members feel “seen” by her ministry, and the ways Elle has likewise been shaped by the experiences and relationships (including navigating ministry during a pandemic!), St. Luke’s wishes Elle the best in her future endeavors.
“My heart is steadfast./ I will sing and make melody./ Awake my soul!” the psalmist exclaims in Psalm 57. As the pandemic ensues and our steadfastness becomes challenged, the St. Luke’s Council recognizes that many of us really miss singing and making music together in church. This August, Council extends its thanksgiving to the musicians
A Note from Pastor Erin: I’m excited to share with you plans for St. Luke’s to celebrate communion together, online on Zoom. Please join us on Sunday, August 23rd from 11:00-11:30 a.m. on Zoom for a brief service of Holy Communion. Online Worship will still be at 10:10 a.m. on Facebook as usual. If you’ve been