Samuel is called by name. Right now, the turn into summer reminds me so strongly that we are in Pride Month – a month of born out of a protest, when trans women of color and drag queens and butches refused to lay down for the police yet again, but instead boldly took space at the Stonewall Inn, saying, “here we are”, in our queerness, in our community. By calling Samuel directly, God affirms the value and importance of our naming’s.
“As someone who lives on the intersections of a trans/queer identity and mental illness, the experience of Jacob – wrestling and holding on and being changed in the process – this narrative feels viscerally familiar to me….”
Everyone Is Welcome!St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Founded in 1900, this congregation has been a home to residents of Logan Square for over 100 years. St. Luke’s welcomes the many, diverse communities that share this neighborhood. If you are a lifelong Lutheran,