All members and friends of the congregation are encouraged to attend monthly St. Luke’s at a Crossroads conversations following worship. These lunch-time discussions will give us the opportunity to continue the dialogue surrounding our congregation’s next steps. As a result of the vote to sell the property at the Annual Meeting, the working committees and
We will need all of the skills and habits we have practiced over the course of the last year as we now begin the work of imagining what our ministry together will look like in Logan Square if or when we leave this space. As Katie Baxter referenced in her remarks to the congregation, there are gifts to be gained from entering into the unknown. Whatever is ahead of us, we know that God goes with us and before us. In order to help us all attend to the spiritual as well as the practical and logistical aspects of our transition, I’d like to offer the following two opportunities to the whole congregation:
As we enter the final week before the congregational meeting, we still have a number of seats on church council and number of committees that require nominations. Members of St. Luke’s are encouraged to consider their gifts and the ways you may be able to give back in 2015. Also, consider the gifts of your
If you would like more background and context leading up to this important vote, the council is hosting discussion sessions after worship Jan 11 today and Jan 18. Stop by the Lesher Lounge on any of these Sundays to find out what preparation has gone into this resolution and consider our options.
We will be meeting the third Thursday of January, and then return to our first and third Thursday schedule in February.
On Wednesday, Dec. 10 the council and members of the congregation met with Bryan Esenberg, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Planning and Development for the City of Chicago. With a potential future sale of St. Luke’s building in mind, Bryan delivered a presentation that helped us understand possible redevelopment and preservation strategies and possibilities for supporting
Sunday’s discussion was meaningful, fruitful, and not without emotion or challenges. There is much to discuss and explore that will require commitment across the congregation. We trust that God will be present with us as we enter this next chapter.
Urban Acacia has recently started releasing a monthly news letter from its website (click here to read past newsletters), and the following is one of its first. This is a great way to get to know the mission behind Urban Acacia, and what has been behind their first year of ministry here in Logan Square
Theatre Y is a daring, intelligent, avant garde company that has been making a name for itself here in Chicago since 2010. Our mission is to create poetic and visceral theater, mine the contradictions of the human experience, and challenge audiences to find universally shared meaning. We have been accomplishing this mission by embracing the
Theatre Y Presents Samuel Beckett’s HAPPY DAYS Directed by András Visky Featuring Artistic Director Melissa Lorraine An International Collaboration Staged on Multimedia Art Installation October 14th – November 23rd at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Beckett’s rarely performed masterpiece produced with a brilliant staging concept. HAPPY DAYS follows Winnie, a woman submerged in a heap of garbage