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Getting to Know… Elijah's Pantry

by Joe Scarry For decades, St. Luke’s has provided food assistance to families in Logan Square and Avondale through Elijah’s Pantry, a collaborative ministry supported by a group of congregations across the Chicago area. The congregations supporting Elijah’s Pantry have included: St. Luke’s Park Ridge Trinity Lutheran Church (Evanston) St. Philip Lutheran Church (Glenview) St

"The Interrupters": From Art to Action

From Art to Action: The St. Luke’s Social Justice Film Series Continues …. by Joe Scarry We had a wonderful screening and discussion of “The Interrupters” at St. Luke’s on Sunday, March 25. About 30 people participated! We were joined by Eddie Bocanegra, one of the Ceasefire “interrupters” featured in the film.  Eddie now works

CROSSwalk – Monday, April 2

CROSSwalk is a four-mile, Holy Week procession across the heart of the Chicago to remember murdered youth and connect participants with opportunities to protect children and mitigate violence.  CROSSwalk began as a conversation about honest, relevant liturgy that ties the pain and loss of Christian Holy Week with the reality of everyday life in Chicago. 

Rite of Reception for Rev. Jen Rude

All are invited to celebrate the Rite of Reception for Rev. Jen Rude on Sunday, March 18.  The service will begin at 3:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 1430 South Blvd in Evanston, IL.  Bishop Wayne Miller will preside over the service, with Rev. Daniel Ruen preaching.

RISE International

by Melissa Wimer RISE International, an organization founded on faith and love, grown through determination and dedication, celebrated their tenth anniversary last year.  During their ten years of service in Angola, RISE has built 140 schools in rural areas.  The story of RISE has merged with my own story, as I have been fortunate to