December 17, 2014
What is the Episcopal Church?
Our Parish Community
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Safe Church Policy (click here)
St. Luke's statement of policy for Safeguarding God's Children
Important Church Announcements, Church Schedule, News and Events
HOPES Emergency Homeless Shelter
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Thoughts or readings of interest from Father Terry. Includes "On the Journey" spiritual resources. Click on SERMONS above. Then "Rector's Desk" for the blog, or "On the Journey" for resources.
Scripture Lessons for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
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Christmas Eve Services
Please Join us in celebration of Jesus' birth.
On the Journey
Here is a book I would like to recommend to you, no matter what age you are. It can serve as a catalyst to spur you on to greater spiritual maturity:
In Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, Fr. Richard Rohr helps us to understand the tasks of the two halves of life and teaches us that those who have failed, or gone down are the only ones who can really understand ‘up.’ Those who have somehow fallen, and fallen well, are the only ones who can grow spiritually and not misuse ‘up.’ What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as ‘falling upward!’
We are here to give back fully and freely what was first given to us – but now writ personally – by us! It is probably the most courageous and free act we will ever perform – and it takes both halves of our life to do it fully. The first half of life is discovering the script, and the second half is actually writing it and owning it.