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Urban Acacia Book Group

The group discussing We Make the Road by Walking will be meeting every other Tuesday at 7:30pm.  (We’ll be skipping the Tuesday of Thanksgiving week, and starting up again the first week in December).  Next four meetings are as follows… Tuesday Nov. 11th at Dan Beirne’s place, 7:30.  Email danbeirne@urbanacacia.com for address Discussion: chapters 1-9 Tuesday

Gathered Around Words: An Invitation to Read Together this Fall

As we return to the familiar rhythms of fall, a time many of us associate with classrooms and school, I’d like to invite you to consider finding a book to read with other members of St. Luke’s. Below you’ll find some of my recommendations, based on topics I’ve heard bubbling up around the congregation and themes I’ve spotted in our life together. In years past I’ve often picked the book and then waited to see who was interested. This time around I’m encouraging you to sign up for books you’d like to read, and once we get four or five people who’ve indicated an interest, we’ll pull you together and help you decide when you’d like to read the book, how often you’d like to meet, where you’d prefer to gather, and how the conversation will be facilitated.

Book Club: "My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer," by Christian Wiman

From Amazon.com’s listing: “Seven years ago, Christian Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. My Bright Abyss, composed in the difficult years since and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, is a moving meditation on what a

Book Club: "Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair," by Anne Lamott

Join members and friends of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square on Saturday, February 1st at 10am as we gather once again at Letizia’s Fiore — this time to discuss Anne Lamott‘s most recent book: “Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair” Sandra Dallas of the Denver Post writes, “If Anne Lamott were sarcastic (and we know

Book Club: "Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint," by Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber

Members and friends of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square will be gathering at Letitzia’s Fiore (2456 N. California Ave.) this Saturday at 10am to share coffee and conversation about Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber’s new book, “Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint” (Jericho Books, 2013). Publisher’s Weekly writes, “Bolz-Weber has such