Service of Word and Sacrament
Awareness Through Movement
Fri, Aug 24-
Sun, Aug 26
Social Justice Committee
Sat, Sept 8
Sun, Sept 9
|Service of Prayer and Gathering for Sikh Community...|
The ELCA shares together and with the members of the Sikh community the grief and sadness that flows from the tragic event in Wisconsin last week.
Balwant Hansra, the Sikh member of Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago has invited the St. Luke's community to a service of prayer and gathering this Saturday, August 18, 2012, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. This service will be held Sikh Temple in Palatine, 1280 W. Winnetka Street, Palatine, IL 60067.
St. Luke's is proud to present the 3rd Annual Boulevard Music Festival the last weekend of this month, August 24-26. Launched in 2010 as one method for re-engaging the neighborhood, and raising money for long overdue deferred capital repairs and improvements, the Boulevard is finally coming into its own as a fixture in the neighborhood's summer calendar of events.
Produced by our partner, Star Events, The Boulevard is a classic Chicago summer festival as diverse as our neighborhood. Logan Square, the backdrop for The Boulevard, is a historic Chicago neighborhood filled with beautiful century-old mansions and packed with culinary gems. Bands on our two stage festival are an eclectic batch of some of Chicago's hippest bands. We carefully select some delicious craft beers... some that aren't typically offered at other street festivals.
Last year's line up was one of the best of the season... featuring the likes of Smoking Popes, Occidental Brothers, and Angel Melendez & the 911 Mambo Orchestra, just to name a few. So come on out walk the beautiful tree lined Boulevard and enjoy some of the best food, entertainment, and culture Chicago has to offer. For more, see facebook.com/boulevardbash
|Boulevard Booth: Deeply Rooted - Branching Out...|
This year's St. Luke's booth for the Boulevard will feature an interactive community art project to engage the people at the event in the expression of their memories and hopes in this neighborhood. Drawings and writings will be attached to tree branches which will then hang around the edges of our sanctuary during the season of creation.
If you would like to donate materials (branches, cloth, paper, writing utensils, or string) for the project please contact Will Storm at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you will all stop by the booth and graft your own thoughts into this community creation, and be sure to read the Messenger article
about this ministry!
|Season of Creation & Climate Control Summit Planning...|
This September, St. Luke's will be observing the global, ecumenical "Season of Creation," reflecting through the Word on the bounty of creation.
This is also a time to reflect upon the impacts we make within our world. On Sunday, September 9, from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Chicago's World Can't Wait will be holding a Climate Crisis Summit Planning Meeting at Next Door (659 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago). Environmentalists, activists, faith leaders, community groups, human rights organizations, scientists, students, and anyone else committed to stopping global warming are invited to assist in planning this grassroots climate crisis summit.
For more information about the Climate Crisis Summit Planning Meeting, contact Barbara Lyons at email@example.com, read the Messenger article, and look forward to celebrating the "Season of Creation" this September in worship.
|Leading our Worship...
Assisting Minister: Scott Shippy
Lectors: Barry Brewer, Janet Hippmann
Communion Assistant: Bill Keippel
Usher: Betsy Bowen, Noel Spain
Bread Baker: Heather Kulp
* Indicates that positions are still available. Please contact Pastor Erik if you are able to assist in fulfilling these roles.
|The Readings this Week...
Click here to read the lessons assigned for this coming Sunday.
- 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
- Ephesians 5:15-20
- John 6:51-58
Please remember the following people and circumstances in your prayers:
- Jeannie Krips, mother-in-law of Andrew Cichon, who passed away on July 28th.
- The family of Jackson Kreiser, missing in Glacier National Park since last month and presumed dead, as they prepare for his memorial service.
- All the families affected by the tragic shootings in Milwaukee.
- The family and friends of Ron Hoiberg, who died earlier this week - and especially for our brother, Dale, as he grieves the loss of his beloved brother.
- Al Harris, who undergoes surgery later this month.
- Patricia Harris, diagnosed with stage 3 cancer (the family asks that all inquiries and offers of support be directed to Al and Patricia's daughter, Lori, at 773-520-7452)
- 8 month old Dylan Silanskis, as he battles life threatening medical issues.
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.
- The ELCA celebrates its 25th brithday
- The latest details about the summer festival, the Boulevard
- Seasons of Creation and Climate Control Summit Planning Meeting article
- 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!