Lately, I have been thinking about humans as creative beings. Merriam-Webster defines creative as “marked by the ability or power to create.” Being creative is a way for us to express our experiences, enrich our lives, and enjoy something beautiful or unique. Creativity involves a certain amount of vulnerability. It is vulnerable to put yourself
Do you have a true story from your own life to share this Lent, about the ways that individualism has pushed you away from God, other people, or creation?
Carmen Kingsley, offers this reflection on the season of Epiphany and the upcoming Upside Down Variety Show: The season of Epiphany encourages us to revel in Christ’s birth and the initiation of his ministry. We began by remembering his baptism and with it God’s promise to love us and accompany us. Christ’s first miracle, changing
Think about the times that you’ve seen, made, or touched ashes. What did they look like? How did they smell? Ashes come from burning something: A pile of wood, a piece of paper, a cigarette. But ashes aren’t the same as glowing embers, or a blazing fire. They’re not hot, not alive, not yellow-orange. Ashes
I love the season of Lent because it just feels so true to me. In so many other areas of life, there is a pressure to “be okay.” Cheerfulness or stoicism on the surface masks more tender spots underneath. Not many people go around saying, “Wow, I feel really far from joy this week.” Or, “I
Through anecdotes, poetry, scripture, and plenty of humor, Nadia Bolz-Weber calls us (in the spirit of Martin Luther) to reject these outdated and toxic themes. Instead, she offers a gospel that frees us from that harm and celebrates the inherent goodness we and our bodies possess.
There is a “just right” space that we want to be in as we attempt various yoga postures and the “just right” space varies from person to person.
As usual, St. Luke’s will be busy over the next few months. We will bid farewell to Transitional Pastor Brooke and welcome Pastor Erin. We will focus on “Growing in Generosity” in November, and celebrate Advent and Christmas in December.
Music is one way that I pray. I feel God’s presence very strongly through music.
On September 21, 2018, the council and call committee announced their unanimous recommendation that the congregation call Pastor Erin Coleman Branchaud to be St. Luke’s next pastor! Pastor Erin served as a fulltime intern at St. Luke’s during 2016-17, and as a part-time pastoral resident over the past year. In addition to frequently preaching and