What songs/hymns do you remember singing when you were a child? The B-I-B-L-E? Deep and Wide? The Noah’s Ark Song? This Little Light of Mine? Jesus Loves Me? What was your favorite Sunday School song? These and other songs are the ones that many of us recall decades later – for example, my favorite song
What I found remarkable in reading them was that the more I read the more I realized that some things cannot be fully expressed in a systematic theology. Sometimes, maybe most times, art can do you one better.
The church’s HOTTEST night is VIGIL OF EASTER. Jesus is BACK and this time he’s gone over the top. This feast has got everything…
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?
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
In worship on the last Sunday in November, the children helped us imagine how the church keeps track of time. We traced a straight line on the carpet with our fingers, like a timeline. Then we traced a circle on the ground, over and over circling back. For the church, time often seems to move
Figuring out how to mark the day well can be a challenge. I remember when I figured out that Thanksgiving has a complicated history. Maybe you do too.
Music is one way that I pray. I feel God’s presence very strongly through music.
A note from Claire Schoepp, Administrative Assistant I first heard about the Season of Creation when I began working at St. Luke’s. I’ve become pretty familiar with resources for this season over the past few years and have gone down the rabbit hole a bit, but it wasn’t until this year that I read the