Last July, St. Luke’s hosted its first preaching workshop with Rev. Dr. Kimberly Wagner. Open to members and friends of the St. Luke’s community, the workshop gave new insight to what creative and faithful community-building could look like through the art of proclamation. After stimulating discussion on craft and an invigorating round of 60-second sermons,
In this season of Easter, Jesus’s words of life (the words of The Word) to the disciples are renewed for us. The risen Jesus speaks words of peace, abundance, intimacy, community, friendship, and promise. These words speak abundant life into being for us.
Dear friends, Like déjà vu, it’s time to prepare for Holy Week in a pandemic… again. Last year at this time, the pandemic had just begun to disrupt our lives and the world. We didn’t know during Holy Week 2020 that we would be in for another whole year of distance and isolation; a year
Stir up your power. Stir up our hearts. Stir up your people. And come.
“My heart is steadfast./ I will sing and make melody./ Awake my soul!” the psalmist exclaims in Psalm 57. As the pandemic ensues and our steadfastness becomes challenged, the St. Luke’s Council recognizes that many of us really miss singing and making music together in church. This August, Council extends its thanksgiving to the musicians
Typically St. Luke’s follows the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), a three year schedule of Biblical texts used by many mainline protestant churches in worship in the United States and Canada. The RCL reflects the liturgical calendar and the season of the church year, like Lent or Advent or Easter. The readings go along with the
I was scrolling through Facebook while heading home during the short train ride after church one Sunday last September. There were several posts of photos and comments regarding the gathering hymn for that morning. These posts were being liked and commented on pretty extensively and I thought, “Wow! That’s a first.” Later emails started arriving
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
Music is one way that I pray. I feel God’s presence very strongly through music.
And when we come together the first thing we do is: SING!