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Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Truth

Each and every one of us has a story to tell, a sacred story, the story of our lives. When that story intersects with our collective story as a community of faith and the story of God’s action in the world, here and now, we call that story a testimony.

St. Luke’s encourages and supports its members in uncovering their stories and provides opportunities for them to share these stories both in and out of worship. Along with partner congregations in the Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance, we have received a “Vital Worship” grant from the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship to explore the rich connections between the ancient Christian practice of testimony and the contemporary resurgence of story-telling in public events, popularized by podcasts like “The Moth Storytelling Hour."

Testimony Posts

  • In the middle

    In the middle

    I picked up the phone. It’s simple enough, but it had been months and months since I’d answered the phone for St. Luke’s. But everything was finally set up so that calls come to my phone. So I picked it up. The last call I had picked up was someone calling about a fundraiser. Thus, whenRead MoreRead More »
  • Testimony: K.M. Boucher

    Testimony: K.M. Boucher

    It was only after a few weeks of doing this that I realized how refreshing it was to not have to keep track of hours or payment, as I had for all my previous years of babysitting. Instead of ending the night with an exchange of money, we could share a little conversation or tea, and then one of them would watch me walk down the street til I got home. No bills passed through our hands, but the gifts of the evening were valuable to us all.Read More »
  • Generosity Testimonies

    Generosity Testimonies

    During the month of October we are concentrating our attention on generosity, with a particular focus on the ways that we talk or don’t talk about money. Is there a story you have to share this month about the times that the narrative or the fear of scarcity made it hard to notice the abundanceRead MoreRead More »
  • a sermon on preparing

    a sermon on preparing

    God’s kingdom wraps its divine embrace around the horizons of our existence where death seems to have won the upper hand.Read More »
  • “God is…” Poetry and Art Drive

    “God is…” Poetry and Art Drive

    What I found remarkable in reading them was that the more I read the more I realized that some things cannot be fully expressed in a systematic theology. Sometimes, maybe most times, art can do you one better.Read More »