What a different church we might be if we imagined ourselves not as the star’s destination, but as the wise travelers feeling our way forward together, guided by light coming to us from the far reaches of space and time and governed by laws that have governed us all even before we could name them or know them. A church on the lookout for God’s wisdom shining throughout creation, among our neighbors, our enemies, even ourselves. A church on the margins speaking to the rulers and authorities about what can be learned when we stop hungering to live at the center.
Texts: Acts 1:6-14 + Psalm 68:1-10,32-35 + 1 Peter 4:12-14;5:6-11 + John 17:1-11 Happy Anniversary, St. Luke’s! On this very day, June 1, 1900 St. Luke’s was established as a congregation of the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America, one of the many predecessor bodies that over time merged into what … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, June 1, 2014: Seventh Sunday of Easter