Waiting is hard. We have waited and waited for this pandemic to pass and reunions resume. We endure, but look forward to the joy that is to come. Israel waited centuries for Messiah. We only have to open the door, for He is here.
Jesus Christ is our shepherd, our confessor, our advocate and, yes, our Lord and King, and expects us to live the faith that we profess.
24th SUNDAY IN PENTECOST. This message is about the prophesied breakdown of civilization when true wealth is thought to be money, not love. Parable of the talents says invest what you have been gifted with.from God. Invest in love.
23RD SUNDAY IN PENTECOST. As the Body of Christ, we are the Lord's hands, feet, heart, and voice in this world. The prayers of the poor and powerless are answered through us, as we follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit within.
Celebrating all the saints and souls who have gone before us at St. Lukes; who left us a legacy of faith, hope and love, a beautiful facility - witnesses in stone and mortar - to perpetuate ministry to the poor and powerless, a place of worship, Christian education, and a place of acceptance and belonging for those who choose to find belonging in God.
Saint Luke was called, "our beloved physician." He traveled and ministered beside Paul. He wrote one fourth of the New Testament. What legacy has he handed down to we who have taken his name?
Jesus gave us two commandments. If we can just obey those two, all the former commandments will be covered. But they are not really two commandments. They are one.
This video is a complete Eucharistic Service, with Celebration Band, Organ, and Holy Communion. the message is about meeting today's crises through forgiveness and humility.
This video is about the mandate for the "watchman" to warn the people when danger is perceived on the horizon. The watchman is the prophet. What dangers are we in? Pestilence, famine, death, violence - the Four Horsemen? What can we do? How can we reconcile?
Following Jesus isn't just about singing happy songs and meeting with awesome people. What cross will you take up?
Tired, weary, Jesus meets sick and hungry people. He heals the sick, but how can 5,000 people be fed?
Jesus shows us how priceless is the Kingdom of Heaven - or God's Dream for us. It is worth giving up every other thing to obtain. We work toward that goal when we keep our baptismal vows.
But where does the power come from to do that? The Holy spirit!
6th Sunday in Pentecost challenges us to be Christian from the inside out. Like soil receptive to new seed, be open to new revelations under the continual guidance of the Holy Spirit. Following laws creates Christians from the outside in, instead be filled with the Spirit and follow Love.
The Sunday following Easter, we joyfully and joke-fully celebrate the joke Jesus played on death and evil by not remaining dead. Celebrate !!!
5th SUNDAY OF PENTECOST
Since God, who is all and in all, knows all things, we are completely transparent to God. Yet God professes such love for us that Jesus came to prove that love and died at our own hands.God loves us. We ought also to love ourselves and one another.
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. We no longer gaze into heaven, but find our King of Kings within us, where the Kingdom of God has come.
Check out this great video. Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ highlighting our Lord's promise to us that "life is changed, not ended" and known to us in our Lord's presence in the Spirit and in the Eucharist - or Holy Communion. See famous artworks and hear masterpieces of resurrection art played on a magnificent pipe organ.
Experience the ages old tradition of singing in praise to light - the light, Jesus Christ our Lord, in a candlelit ceremony,
From Jesus being met with cheers and waving palm branches - to shouts of "crucify him" in one week, Palm Sunday is the introduction to Holy Week.