Ephesians 3:14b talks about growing into “maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.” This bible verse has come related to multiple situations this week. I’ve been thinking about maturity a lot, and our call as Christians to mature more and more. One spectrum of maturity is moving from “rights” to “responsibilities.” When … Continue reading Growing into “Maturity, to the Measure of the Full Stature of Christ”
Announcements and activities for the period April 16 to April 23, 2021.
Announcements and activities for the period April 9, 2021 to April 16, 2021.
by Rev. Dr. Helen Svoboda-Barber This morning at St. Luke’s we read the earliest account of the first Easter day. Each of the 4 Gospels has their own version of the resurrection. All of them include one or more women going to tend the body of Jesus, and finding an empty tomb. But the details … Continue reading Fear Doesn’t Win: Easter Sermon 2021
Announcements and activities for the period April 2, 2021 to April 9, 2021
Announcements and activities for the period March 26 to April 2, 2021.
Rev. Dr. Helen Svoboda-Barber “...unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life will lose it...” John 12:24b-25 This week, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on the idea of a grain of … Continue reading A Grain of Wheat, Split Open | March 21, 2021
This week in our Lenten Program “Meeting God in Books” we discussed Abraham Joshuah Heschel’s work “The Sabbath.” We spoke about how even God needed Sabbath. And we noticed something more. In the story of creation, we all know that God rested on the 7th day. But one of our group mentioned that, in daily … Continue reading Easter Season Spiritual Practice
Announcements and activities for the period March 19 to March 26, 2021.
by the Rev. James B. Craven III In the name of God – Father Son & Holy Spirit. Amen. I miss all of you. I am tired of an entire year without church, at least without church as we knew it and will again. I worry I will be unable to recognize some of … Continue reading Coming Back Together | March 14, 2021