Life in Community
JOYFUL WORSHIP, PROGRESSIVE FAITH, RADICAL WELCOME
Dr. Douglas G. Scott
Sunday December 16 is known as Gaudete (or Rejoice) Sunday – one of two Sundays in the church’s year (the other is the Fourth Sunday in Lent) where we take a break from the solemnity of a penitential season to celebrate what we know to be ahead.
It may seem strange to bring to light those who experience a sense of loss or sadness during the holiday season, but we will do exactly that on a Sunday set aside for rejoicing because we are assured that our current sadness will be transformed into joy when we come to greet those we love but see no more in that place where there is no pain or grief but life eternal. We invite you to join us as we pray for those we have lost and look forward to a heavenly reunion.
Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church is a reconciling, affirming and healing Christian community shaped by worship, love, and service to others. You are welcome just as God created you. No matter your back ground, status, age, race, sexual orientation or gender identity, Saint Luke’s exists to accompany you on your faith journey. Our church and community is committed to extending radical welcome to each individual and we make a concerted effort to follow the golden rule of loving one another just as Jesus Christ loves us! Hard to believe? Come, and see!