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Sermon: Sunday, December 1, 2013: First Sunday of Advent

What are we to expect? by Stephanie Berkas Texts:  Isaiah 2:1-5  +  Psalm 122  +  Romans 13:11-14  +  Matthew 24:36-44 Some of you know that I spent a year living and volunteering in the country of South Africa through the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission program.  I was called to serve along ELCSA –

Sermon: Sunday, November 10, 2013: 25th Sunday after Pentecost

by Stephanie Berkas, Seminary Intern “How do my beliefs about life after death reflect my hopes and priorities rather than God’s?” As I pondered and wrestled with the texts that were presented to us this morning, I felt as though these passages form scripture were revealing layer after layer of complexity, and confusion, and challenge.  We

Connecting St. Luke's to People Worldwide: ELCA Global Missions

by Matthew Bishop St. Luke’s is connected to people across the country and around the world through ELCA Global Missions. Every ELCA congregation participates in the work of ELCA Global Missions; it just so happens that St. Luke’s has its own personal connection . . . I work in ELCA Global Mission’s Diakonia team.  We