As you make your New Year’s Resolutions about how you will prepare for Christ being born in and through you, check out all the resources available for free and purchase at our Bookstore. The Bookstore has a wide assortment of materials to support you in observing a blessed season. Advent Candles, wreaths, and calendars as well as booklets with daily readings and adult and children's books to deepen your experience. Stop by on Sundays and browse our great selection!
SUNDAY WORSHIP: Whether you choose to worship in person or on-line, at 8:00, 10:00 or 12:30, commit yourself to Sunday Worship at St. Luke’s. Prioritize time with God and your St. Luke’s community as you reflect on how God wants and needs to be born in and among us this Christmas.
10:00am THURSDAY: HEALING PRAYERS WITH EUCHARIST
In this season of preparation and prayer, join our Thursday morning worship with healing prayers and Eucharist.
8:30pm THURSDAYS: ADVENT COMPLINE (Zoom Link)
Close out your Thursday evenings with a contemplative time of prayer, scripture, song, and silence. Compline provides a peaceful respite from the frenzied pace that often takes over the weeks before Christmas.
7:00pm TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14 TAIZE (Zoom Link)
Join us for Taize Advent Lessons and Carols on Zoom.
ON-LINE RESOURCES TO INSPIRE YOUR ADVENT JOURNEY
Living Compass Advent Meditations Online
Way of Love Advent Calendar
Living Well Through Advent
Society of St. John the Evangelist
Center for Action and Contemplation Daily Meditations
Prophetic Voices Podcast
Virtual Preaching Monks
Daily Meditation from St. Patrick's, Long Beach
(Camino de Santiago based)
BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
8:45am SUNDAYS: ADVENT BIBLE STUDY (Commins Room)
Join us as we use our spiritual imaginations to explore three differing accounts of the first Christmas. Matthew locates Joseph as the main actor whereas Luke describes Mary as an active participant. In the gnostic Gospel of James, Mary is both happy and sad, perhaps a nod to her prophetic gift. What might it mean that Mary is always presented as a virgin, but in completely different ways? Bring your understanding, questions, and imagination as we ponder the treasures waiting for us in this most sacred and cosmic event.
6:00pm WEDNESDAYS: “BELOVED COMMUNITY” BIBLE STUDY (Zoom Link)
The Episcopal Church offers this lectionary-based Bible Study to “Prepare to Become Beloved Community.” Whether you’re a veteran of Beloved Community Conversations or curious to explore how our sacred texts inform our efforts to create a community in which all are welcome or you just want an on-line Bible study—join us Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 on Zoom.
10:45am THURSDAYS: LECTIONARY-BASED BIBLE STUDY (Commins Room)
Join our Thursday morning Bible Study in an exploration of our Sunday readings. What themes emerge as we make our way through Advent? How do these texts speak to us today? What Good News do these readings offer for our lives?