Teaching and Learning in faith will continue to help our children navigate the world outside of our church. It is the work that God has called me to do.
St. Luke’s is blessed to have many gifted preachers. On Sunday August 12, 2018, Rev. Mark Wilhelm presided and preached this sermon: John 6: 35, 41-51 In her sermon last week, Erin mentioned that the lectionary (the preset list of scripture passages to be read each Sunday at churches around the globe) would for several
Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith To further our church’s commitment to mental health justice, St. Luke’s small group Women’s Weekly Wine and Word (W4) invites the congregation to participate in a book study of Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith by Rev. Dr. Monica A. Coleman.
“I’m too fat.” Such a small thoughts or phrases that run through our heads that affect how we feel, interact with others, and go about our days. I don’t remember the first time I had a thought like this or when I started hating the way my body looked when I looked in the
We’ve become much more open about a lot of things over the years. I remember how my mother kept her diagnosis a secret from her best friend, because cancer was somehow regarded as shameful. Mental illness has long carried a similar stigma…
Reed Fowler shared the sermon at St. Luke’s on Sunday, July 1, 2018. If you missed it, please check out their blog: Reed Fowler: queer seminarian and artist Here’s a snippet that we hope moves you to read the rest: The Body of Christ is porous. Uncontrolled bodily fluids are mostly signs of being unwell
To choose to leave the safety of my apartment and bed to enter the world, in all the unknowns and often chaos.
I also believe that it is here in the church that we can continue to break down some of the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Samuel is called by name. Right now, the turn into summer reminds me so strongly that we are in Pride Month – a month of born out of a protest, when trans women of color and drag queens and butches refused to lay down for the police yet again, but instead boldly took space at the Stonewall Inn, saying, “here we are”, in our queerness, in our community. By calling Samuel directly, God affirms the value and importance of our naming’s.
Oftentimes, the Season After Pentecost, the longest season in the church year, stretches through the summer months without much fanfare….