Marked as Christ’s Own For Ever

The following is a homily presented by Joshua Barrett, an OCC student attending St. Luke’s. Just this past September I made a very permanent decision. I got my first tattoo. It is a Jerusalem cross, with equally long sides and four smaller crosses in its corners. I was extremely excited for this symbol to be…

Well Done Good and Faithful Servant. .Dick Wiley

I met Dick nearly twelve years ago. He was one of the wardens, or head of the Church Council when I first arrived as rector. My first impression of was that he was quiet and a good listener. It was also evident that he held St. Luke’s best interests at heart. The only issues I…

Apostle vs. Disciple

Throughout my years with the church, it seems the primary goal of Adult Formation was to create disciples of each member of the congregation. Truth be told, it really is a silly goal. A disciple is one who is a follower or student. The original twelve disciples, were the initial students of whom many perceived…

My brother’s Keeper

In the Book of Genesis, after Cain has killed Able, God asks Cain, “where is Able?” Cain responds, “ I don’t know, am I my brother’s keeper. “ Things have not changed a great deal since the beginning of time for humanity. Despite the advancement of civilization, there is still something lodged in our DNA…