In the first handful of months of the pandemic, much was written about Zoom Fatigue. It is much harder to sit in a day’s worth of Zoom meetings than it is to meet in person. All those people on the screen looking at you. Seeing your face up close for hours on end. So many … Continue reading Virtually Integrating
by Rev. Jim Craven In the name of our God-Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Amen. In over 35 years as an ordained person, I don’t recall ever having so much difficulty preparing a sermon, and I doubt I am alone. I pray regularly for folks here at St. Luke’s, for folks in prison, for … Continue reading A Sermon for January 2021 | January 24, 2021
Announcements and activities for the period January 22 to January 29, 2021
By Laura Thornton, Through Samuel's story, we see transformation and understand there is work to do before we reach a new beginning.
I’ve mentioned to you before how this pandemic has required that Kaye and I learn so many new skills that previously weren’t part of our job. Zoom and worship recording and editing and epidemiology and so much more. Now that we are in mid-to-late pandemic, in 2021 I will be working on learning a whole … Continue reading Building Resilience
Announcements and activities for the period January 15 to January 22, 2021.
The Lectionary invites us to begin each calendar year to reflect on beginnings. The Christmas 1 gospel reading for every year comes from the first lines of John’s Gospel, “In the beginning there was the Word;the Word was in God’s presence, and the Word was God.The Word was present to God from the beginning,and apart … Continue reading Your Word for 2021
Announcements and activities for the period January 8, to January 15, 2021
We had to do our beloved "Share Your Christmas" program a little differently in 2020. Many donors love the tradition of picking a tag from our Share Your Christmas tree and buying gifts for families in our community who need help at this time of year. However we created a web page so all who … Continue reading Your “Share Your Christmas” Donations Had a Huge Impact!
by the Rev. James B. Craven III More than 300,000 deaths so far in this country. More deaths every day than at Pearl Harbor or 9/11. A country more polarized or divided than at any time since the Civil War more than 150 years ago. Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas without the family. Baseball and … Continue reading A Christmas Day Sermon | December 25, 2020