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The Weekly View - May 12, 2022


In This Issue
  • Weekly Message from Pastor Andrew P. Quick
  • Announcements & Upcoming Events
  • Mission & Volunteer Opportunities
Weekly message from pastor andrew

Dear St. Luke Community,

Come join us on Sunday as we look at the Sabbath rest and creation.  Genesis tells us that on the seventh day of creation, God rested.  How can rest be used to care for the planet?  What is God invited us to do when we rest? During the last two years, we have learned a great deal about resting and taking time to slow down.  At the beginning of the pandemic I came across this poem by Lynn Ungar:

What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now, 
on trying to make the world
different than it is. 
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
Center down.
And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.
Promise this world your love–
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.

I look forward to rejoining you all this Sunday.

Peace be with you,
Pastor Andrew

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