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Sunday, April 26, 2020

THIS SUNDAY

Dear St. Luke Community,

This Sunday's Worship ~ Luke 24:13-35 ~ The Road to Emmaus

Jesus goes for a walk and meets two people on the road to Emmaus. They talk for what seems like a long time on that road while Jesus interprets the scriptures along the way.

By now we’re all familiar with the old Irish blessing that begins “May the road rise up to meet you…” In reading about the Irish blessing, I learned that the more accurate meaning is “may you succeed in life" -  the road being your life, and the rising up meaning success. As Christ followers, we know by now that success doesn’t mean monetary wealth and status. Success is more aligned with justice in the Bible. Living a just life means living a life for Christ, expressed with kindness, generosity, humility, and our ability to love others as self.

The disciples were on that kind of road. The road rose to meet them with the presence of Christ. How often does the road rise up to meet us? How often are we met with prophecy, wisdom and grace, only to miss it? It’s easy to meet the gaze of others these days on any road or path we walk. Most have their eyes averted. Masks cover up smiles, and we’re left with waving. Some wave back, others don’t. Children seem unsure. But that’s only one part of this story. The other part happens in the breaking of the bread and the disciples eyes are opened to perceiving Christ with them, who had been with them all along, on the road even when the road seemed cold, quiet and empty. That's the Good News, and that's the beauty of this God.  Never abandoned, partially felt at times, but fully present always.  Thanks be to God.

See you Sunday,
Nicole

Upcoming Events & Announcements

All are welcome to attend / participate.

SUNDAY WORSHIP, 10:00 AM via ZOOM
Join us and invite your friends and family for this Sunday's worship service.   We will send a reminder on Saturday.

ZOOM MEETINGS
We continue to have recurring meetings via Zoom throughout the week.  Details for the meetings will be sent on Monday.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study
We gather weekly from 10:00 to 11:00 am to look at upcoming scripture focus for Sunday. We ponder, reflect, investigate, compare and go deeper into scripture as we relate how it works in our lives. All are welcome.

Women's Meditation Group
Join Rev. Nicole for a Women’s Spirituality Group meeting on Thursday mornings from 9:30-10:30 am. Each week, Nicole leads us with scripture or some other meaningful piece of writing as a jumping off point followed by a time of meditation. It is through practice we deepen our faith. The “what we do, see, feel” matters.. The “how we listen, look, and communicate” becomes the stuff life and faith is made of.

Pizza and Theology via Zoom - Thursday, April 30th, 6:00PM
Order your pizza and join us for a lively session of “True or False." This will be less in depth and more fun as we navigate discussion together over Zoom. Nicole will make a statement and others can discuss whether or not they feel it’s a true statement or a false one. 

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