a time to seek and a time to lose; a time to keep and a time to throw away…”
As there are seasons of life, there are also seasons of the Church year. We have just completed the Easter Season and are on our way into Pentecost – the longest season of the church year.
Seasons – seasons – seasons of life mirror the seasons of the year. Birth begins the spring of life, offering fresh adventures, new learnings and growth. So too for a Church. St. Luke’s began over 270 years ago with a handful of settlers new to the area and new to this country. These pilgrims began our church with enthusiasm and hope and with God’s blessing.
This church grew in the spring of its life – and continued to grow through 3 buildings. The ministry and mission grew and changed with the growing community around it, as we moved into the summer season of the church. Our summer season was one of continued planting and growth as St. Luke’s became more involved in our community – sharing VBS with August Lutheran, becoming more involved with our ecumenical neighbors and expanding our buildings to make them accessible for all.
As he days of summer waned, St. Luke’s moved in its fall season. Fall brings harvest and the results of hard work in the fields, in life and in ministry. St. Luke’s continues in Fall as we seek new possibilities for ministry in our community
The Spirit’s energy and enthusiasm is alive and well at St. Luke’s! It was evidenced in our Pentecost Worship and in our Cottage Talks discussions., where we discerned what we should "seek and lose, keep and throw away." If you missed our talks, you still have an opportunity to make your thoughts and opinions known by speaking with any member of your Church Council. Council will present an overview of the discussions at our June 23rd Congregational Meeting – be sure to attend!