Hello! My name is Lora Salley. Some of you may know me already, as I have been a member at St. Luke’s for many years. However, I am writing to introduce myself in a new role, as a diaconal intern at St. Luke’s! I feel blessed to have discovered St. Luke’s shortly after Pastor Erik
During the season of Advent when we prepare for God to be born, we listen to the prophets of the past and present who offer us words of lament and hope. Fred Hampton is one example of these prophetic voices, and his words continue to have an urgent relevance for us today.
It’s poinsettia season at St. Luke’s. Fun fact: poinsettias are native to Mexico or maybe Egypt…. The price per plant is $10 payable upon ordering. Please fill out this form to submit your order. You can either pay now by credit/debit or pay later with a check or cash. Checks can be made out to
It was only after a few weeks of doing this that I realized how refreshing it was to not have to keep track of hours or payment, as I had for all my previous years of babysitting. Instead of ending the night with an exchange of money, we could share a little conversation or tea, and then one of them would watch me walk down the street til I got home. No bills passed through our hands, but the gifts of the evening were valuable to us all.
Observing All Saints Day helps us to lean into the liminal space always open to us through the sacraments in a way that connects us to our past, present, and future.
During the month of October we are concentrating our attention on generosity, with a particular focus on the ways that we talk or don’t talk about money. Is there a story you have to share this month about the times that the narrative or the fear of scarcity made it hard to notice the abundance
by Marit Johnson on behalf of the Generosity Network It seems strange that fall is already here. Summer work hours have ended; vacations are over; and school has started. As summer ends, St. Luke’s is looking forward to new seasons, including another season of Growing in Generosity. The Generosity Network is starting to plan for
Mark your calendars! Sunday, September 8th is our Fall Kickoff and “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, an ELCA-wide day of service. We will celebrate the beginning of another school year, install our new Pastoral Intern Elle Dowd, and participate in service together.
Sunday, August 11 is the beginning of a new chapter at St Luke’s. We will enter an intentional, long term process of discernment as we determine: How do we transform ourselves into an antiracist congregation? What does that look like? How do we get there? And why?
God’s kingdom wraps its divine embrace around the horizons of our existence where death seems to have won the upper hand.