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
by Rev. Dr. Helen Svoboda-Barber There is something about this year that has helped me insert myself into the Jesus Birth Narrative. I’m bonding with Mary this year. I have been taking time for imaginative prayer and really putting myself in the scene with Mother Mary. There are 2 moments that have really captured my … Continue reading Touching Foreheads With God | December 24, 2020
by the Rev. James B. Craven III Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen. That prayer, which most likely … Continue reading About Mary | December 20, 2020
It’s Advent 3, the Pink Candle week. The week of Hope. And in my own life, too, there has been much hope. Here are a few moments I’ve noticed: Giving out Share Your Christmas to the families in our programs this year. I am so grateful for the generous donations from so many St. Lukers. … Continue reading Advent 3: Hope
Announcements and Activities for the period December 18 and December 25, 2020
On the Third Sunday of Advent we light a candle for Joy.