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Dear St Luke Community,
This Sunday ~ Acoustic Guitar Sunday~
Genesis 18:1-15 and 21:1-7
If we had a word for the day it might be laughter. Abraham “fell on his face and laughed” (17:17) when God told him he was to be a father at the age of one hundred. Sarah also laughed (18:12) when she heard the news. When the baby finally arrived they named him Isaac. And the meaning of Isaac; “He laughs.”
I am looking forward to sharing the whole wonderful story of Abraham and Sarah. At times it sounds like a modern day soap opera. But in this huge arc of this amazing scripture enters laughter. Laughter takes on different qualities at different point of the story; once incredulous and other times joyful. Whatever tone it takes, scripture seems to go out of its way to highlight laughter. And God seems to remind us again and again of its importance in our lives. Laughter lives in the unexpected, the absurd, and takes us on a journey from where we normally live to new ground. Much like a belly laugh born in the belly of a woman too old to bear children. Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? (18:14)
Next Sunday, June 25th~
Dave Slorpe will be here in the pulpit next Sunday. Most of you know by now Dave’s warmth is infectious. Dave will be preaching on Micah who reminds us to “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly” with our God. That’s fitting for Dave if you know him as well as I do, you know that’s how he lives his life. (Along with laughter)
I will be on vacation beginning Monday June 19th through Monday June 26th, returning Tuesday June 27th.
Dan White will be covering all Pastoral care. If you need Pastoral care while I’m gone, please call Dan at 415-272-4207. I will not be checking emails while I’m gone. Please contact Joanne with any office related needs.
See you this Sunday,
Enjoy some music from our recent services: