Announcements and activities for the period July 2 to July 9, 2021
St. Luke's Stewardship Moment of LightJuly 2021 For it is in the giving that we receive.- St. Francis of Assisi, circa 1200 St. Luke’s currently has two Faith Teams. A Faith Team, comprising 4-5 St. Lukers, is a partnership with individuals recently released from prison who are reconnecting to the Durham community. We help our … Continue reading Faith Teams
Rev. Dr. Helen Svoboda-Barber Today’s gospel story is a sandwich of two stories. On the outside of the story, the beginning and the end, is the story of Jarius’s daughter and the healing that happened in her life. In the middle is the story of a woman healed after twelve years of disease. Today, I … Continue reading Two Invitations from the Bleeding Woman | June 27, 2021
This week I attended Diocesan Clergy Day. It was at Holy Trinity Greensboro. They have a meeting room that opens with multiple french doors onto a large, gracious outdoor space. The ceiling of the outdoor space looks like a traditional church’s upside-down boat shape, with hanging light fixtures much like in church. The walls are … Continue reading The Grumpy Bump
Announcements and activities for the period June 25 to July 2, 2021.
by the Rev'd Jim Craven As the curtain goes up on the book of Job, we encounter an unusual group, maybe not so unusual when this ancient folktale began being told around the communal campfires 4000 years ago, or when it was written down in Hebrew about the time of David and Solomon close to … Continue reading A Sermon | June 20, 2021
When our Discerning Vision team met this month, I asked them to do this Guided Imagery meditation to invite God and their own imagination offer a vision of the future St. Luke’s. --- Get into a very comfortable and relaxed position. Focus your awareness on your breathing. Breathe in easily and effortlessly. Then breathe out. … Continue reading Future of St. Luke’s Guided Imagery
Announcements and activities for the period June 18 to June 25, 2021.
by the Rev'd Dr. Helen Svoboda-Barber Our Gospel stories today are some of the parables Jesus tells about the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is like a tiny mustard seed, planted in the dirt, that becomes a scrubby, gangly big bush --a home for the birds. That is the Kingdom of God. As … Continue reading Nothing Special and the Kingdom of God | June 13, 2021
I’ve talked a lot about how St. Luke’s is working hard to be intentional about who we will become moving out of this pandemic. What do we hold on to? What do we set down? What new practices will we pick up? This summer, St. Luke’s will be offering this same sort of thoughtful reflection … Continue reading Set Your Intentions: Short Family Retreat Days