For St. Luke’s to understand and dismantle institutional racism, it is important for us to critically review and apply an antiracist perspective to the ways in which we operate as a congregation and as a church.
✦ 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.
If you weren’t in church on Sunday, February 2nd, you missed an inspiring and fruitful congregational meeting! We missed you too, but not to worry. Here’s your chance to catch up on what you missed.
The St. Luke’s Antiracism Ministry invites you to attend the next monthly meeting at St. Luke’s on February 16 from 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM. Subsequent meetings will be held on March 22nd, April 19th, and May 17th. For St. Luke’s to understand and dismantle institutional racism, it is important for us to critically review
I was scrolling through Facebook while heading home during the short train ride after church one Sunday last September. There were several posts of photos and comments regarding the gathering hymn for that morning. These posts were being liked and commented on pretty extensively and I thought, “Wow! That’s a first.” Later emails started arriving
Hello! Bonjour! Hola! Thank you St Luke’s for your warm welcome into my role as children’s minister here! I am challenged and inspired by St Luke’s bold desire to be a powerful church, transforming lives and changing the world. Transforming lives involves the ability to welcome new ideas and initiatives. Since attending St Luke’s I
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Dear St. Luke’s, “Now, Lord, you let your servant go in peace: your word has been fulfilled. My own eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared in the sight of all people…” (Luke 2:31) The past year of our life together has been full of struggle and hope. Many of us suffered loss,
It has been such a blessing to be with you at St. Luke’s this year as your full-time Pastoral Intern. I have been at St. Luke’s for just over 4 months now and have already learned a lot about the divine and my own pastoral identity by getting to know all of you. One of
As a way to kick-off events related to talking about aging and end of life, let’s read and discuss the bestselling book: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. Atul Gawande is a well-known surgeon and writer. What do people have to say about this book? “Riveting, honest, and humane, Being