For Your Faith
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church strives to offer inspiring worship and music in the Episcopal tradition. A variety of worship services, at a variety of times, with a variety of worship styles, are celebrated each week. It is our hope at St. Luke’s Church that each worship service will lift the hearts and minds of all who worship in the presence of the Lord.
For more information on worshiping at St. Luke’s Church, feel free to contact Father Michael Koehler, Assistant to the Rector, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Rector… Living Generously
Happy New Year to you! I pray your Christmas and New Year’s Day were filled with joy. Advent and Christmas at St. Luke’s were truly inspiring. From the candlelit Lessons & Carols service to the Advent Wreath Party; from adopting 225 Christmas Angel children to the joy and wonder of our own Children’s Christmas Pageant; it was a beautiful December. Christmas Eve & Christmas Day at St. Luke’s were truly holy. Almost 1,200 people worshipped Christ our newborn King, surrounded by beautiful poinsettias and inspiring music. Many, many, thanks to everyone who made December such a special month at St. Luke’s.
Generosity is an abiding characteristic of God Almighty. Our God is incredibly generous to us. God gives in great abundance. Everything we have is a gift to us from God. Jesus revealed the generous nature of God the Father when he turned water to wine at a wedding in Cana of Galilee (John 2: 1-11), and when he fed 5,000 on the shores of the Sea of Galilee (the only miracle story told in all 4 Gospels). But Jesus most clearly revealed the generosity of God to us by both coming among us, and by stretching out his arms of love on the cross for us.
We are disciples of Jesus Christ, and we are called to live like him. We are called to live generously. What does that look like? What would it look like for you to live life more generously? Holy Scripture gives us many examples to guide us in living generously. Here are some examples:
The Rev. David Read, Rector