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Drawing the Circle Wide (as in, South Africa wide!) at St. Luke's

by Joe Scarry As I sit down to write, my eye keeps turning to the banner headline in today’s New York Times: “JUSTICES EXTEND BENEFITS TO GAY COUPLES; ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES IN CALIFORNIA.”  It’s been an eventful several weeks! On the first weekend in June, several of us from St. Luke’s attended the annual synod

Sermon: "Call Me Blessed"

The following sermon was preached on December 23, 2012 at St. Luke’s by Seminarian Jessica Palys. This sermon is based on Luke1:39-55. Jessica is a final year student at Chicago Theological Seminary.   We’ve heard about the darkness of Advent. The waiting. The isolation and loneliness of a long winter. The feeling of being alone