Service of Word and Sacrament
Awareness Through Movement
We would love to have a St. Luke's team at this year's Hunger Walk, but we need someone to lead the effort. This is a great opportunity for those of you who care deeply about our work on hunger and food access... but who can't be here at St. Luke's on Tuesdays and Thursdays when the pantry is actually open.
If you are interested in leading a St. Luke's team at the Hunger Walk on Saturday, June 23rd please call or email Pastor Erik at your earliest convenience so that we can start making plans.
To learn more about the 2012 Hunger Walk, click here.
|St. Luke's to March with Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches (CCWC) at 2012 Pride Parade... |
A group of members and friends from St. Luke's Lutheran Church Logan Square will join dozens of other Chicago-area churches that are fellow members of the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches to march in the 2012 Chicago Pride Parade.
Join us at St. Luke's at 11:00 a.m. to drive over to the parade together; ORmMeet us at the Welcoming Churches contingent (immediately after the dignitaries at the front of the parade) prior to noon, when the parade steps off at Montrose and Broadway!
|Death of the Rev. Ruth VanDemark |
The Rev. Ruth E. VanDemark died on Saturday, June 9, 2012. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 2112 West LeMoyne Ave. (corner of Hoyne and LeMoyne), Chicago, IL 60622, at 11 a.m. There will be a visitation in the fellowship hall from 9 until 10:30 a.m. After the service, there will be a lunch at the congregation.
Pastors are invited to vest for the funeral service; the color of the day is green.
Pastor VanDemark was ordained on September 26, 1999, and began serving Wicker Park Lutheran Church on October 30, 1999. She was dean of the Central Conference from 2002 to 2005, and served on the synod's constitution and discipline committees. Prior to, and while attending seminary, she worked as an attorney in her own law firm. She brought a long history of community involvement in the Chicago area to her ministry at Wicker Park Lutheran.
|Help LSSI Gather School Supplies...|
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) is in the midst of its Back-to-School Program where it gathers school supplies and backpacks for its foster children in the Chicago area. This year, the Back-to-School drive will run through July 30. LSSI's foster care program will hold its annual Health Fair for foster children on August 8 and will supply each child with a backpack and school supplies for the 2012-2013 school year. If you are interested in participating in this drive, follow this link.
|Leading our Worship...
Assisting Minister: Justine Bandstra
Lectors: Betsy Bowen, Judi Kieppel
Cantor: Heather Kulp
Crucifer/Communion Assistant: Bill Keippel
Ushers: Kay Deacon, Eugene Walawaski
Bread Baker: *
Gleaners (Farmer's Market): *
|The Readings this Week...
Click here to read the lessons assigned for this coming Sunday.
- 1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13
- Psalm 20
- 2 Corinthians 5:6-17
- Mark 4:26-34
Please remember the following people and circumstances in your prayers:
- Kate Fritz, for safety as she moves from Chicago to Virginia.
- Heather Kulp's parents, and all families affected by the wildfires in Colorado.
- Scott and Kenneth Shippy and Nucha Isarowong; Pat and Dorothea Kuhlman -- both households that have experienced break-ins in the last few weeks, that a sense of safety would be restored.
- Ryan Gray's uncle, Ron, as he and those who love him respond to his recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
- Catherine Davis, the mother of Barry Brewer, who suffered a stroke earlier this week.
- Lee Brewer, son to Barry Brewer, that he would find clarity and a new vision for his life.
- The family and friends of the Rev. Ruth VanDemark, as they celebrate her life and ministry and grieve her passing.
- The family and friends of Dr. Carolyn Dorner, as they gather to mourn her death and celebrate her life.
- Angelica Whitley, granddaughter-in-law to Kay Deacon, as she and those around her respond to her recent cancer diagnosis.
The ministry of prayer is the vocation of all Christians, and St. Luke's takes seriously its calling to pray for all in need. If you would like to be included on the prayer list, please contact the church office or Pastor Erik. Prayer requests remain on the list for three weeks before being removed, and requests can be renewed as often as needed.
|St. Luke's Exclusive |
BackStage Theatre Company invites St. Luke's to an exclusive night of theatre, showcasing their newest production, A Scent of Flowers. This special preview event will be reserved for the members of St. Luke's and their friends!
Highlights of the evening:
- Get an exclusive, first-look at A Scent of Flowers. See the show before anyone else in town, including the press!
- Get special $10 tickets for you and your friends. Tickets are normally $25. That's almost 60% off the normal ticket price!
- Participate in an intimate post-show discussion and talkback with the Artistic Director of BackStage and the cast of A Scent of Flowers.
In addition to being the first audience to see A Scent of Flowers, this event will give the St. Luke's community a chance to get to know our Artist-in-Residence, and examine the work that is being cultivated under the roof of St. Luke's and under the auspices of the Artist-in-Residence program.
- What: St. Luke's Night at A Scent of Flowers
- When: Friday, July 13th at 7:30pm
- Where: The Building Stage, Chicago, Il.
Get your tickets here! Make sure you enter the discount code LUKE
Stay connected with this event at our Facebook event page.
- Chicago Pride Parade
- Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches
- Synod Assembly report
- Messages, sermons, and much more...
St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Founded in 1899, this congregation has been a home to residents of Logan Square for over 100 years. St. Luke's welcomes the many, diverse communities that share this neighborhood. If you are a lifelong Lutheran, or just considering Christianity; if your family has been in the United States for generations, or has only recently arrived; if you are gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual or transgender; if you live with disabilities, chronic illness, or are able-bodied and currently healthy; if you are home-blessed or homeless... YOU are welcome here!