Our Annual Report for 2020 is here! Please take time to read and reflect with us on the amazing things that God has done among us in this past year. The Annual Report contains includes reflections, photos, celebrations, and numbers relevant to our congregation’s life, including the budget.
Saved by grace through faith, through no works of our own. Saved by Christ’s work for us and the power of the Holy Spirit. These are familiar core beliefs of Lutheran theology. What and how can they speak with a liberation theology tradition that understands working for justice as essential to Christian faith?…
St. Luke’s Annual Congregational Meeting is Sunday, January 31st at 9:00 a.m. on Zoom. Following the meeting, we will worship together on Zoom. Your participation is very important! Please plan to join us.
As we hope to turn from the doldrums of this past calendar year to the promises of a new year, St. Luke’s Council gives its thanksgiving this December to the work of our treasurer Gretchen Burch. Thanks to Gretchen’s dedication (along with the willingness of outgoing treasurer Scott Shippy) and her fast-acting awareness this past
The word vocation has come to be associated with one’s profession or occupation–the labor for which we earn a living. But a Lutheran understanding of vocation is no so limited. Our Christian vocations are nothing less than the summons we receive from God, when the voice of God speaks to us…
For December, St. Luke’s wants to thank the Public Faith Team, who offered their time and effort to the Illinois Fair Tax campaign. At a time when traditional modes of advocacy were either unavailable or rapidly changing, these folks took up an important initiative that sought to provide better funding for public goods and services
At the same time, we trust that the mystery of Christmas is even more powerful than our human limitations, and that God is with us when we care for our neighbors–even when that means sacrificing our own desires and preferences.
Midweek worship in Advent focusing on practices of prayer that sustain us. Mary contemplated all things in her heart. Solomon prayed before the altar of the Lord with his whole body. Paul encouraged his communities to pray in the Spirit at all times. We pattern our Advent prayer after their example as we pray our way through…
Stir up your power. Stir up our hearts. Stir up your people. And come.
November 2020 Dear Friends, This month St Luke’s is focused on endings and beginnings. We have left our storefront space of five years for a new building; we have said farewell to congregational members and we welcome others who we’ve met only remotely; we mourned the lives of many Saints and we trust in God’s