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
because there was a time
alongside all god’s creatures
also lived and felt and ached and died.
Singing is something we all do – some may be good at it while others may think they’re not – but all of us can sing.
And when we come together the first thing we do is: SING!