March 18, 2020
Dear Saint Luke Family,
One of my favorite bible passages is from Matthew 8. It is the account of Jesus and the disciples on the Sea of Galilee when a storm broke out. These experienced fishermen were frightened by the wind and waves and saw Jesus asleep in the bow of the boat. They said “Save us Lord, for we are perishing.” Jesus stood and said “Why are you afraid oh you of little faith?” Then He rose and rebuked the winds and the sea. Another translation has the disciples asking “Lord don’t you care that we perish?” He certainly does. That is why He went to the cross. That is why He rose from the grave, that is why He promised “I will be with you always to the end of the age.” In the midst of the current Coronavirus pandemic He is the same Lord who asks us “Why are you afraid?” Our Lord cares for us. We during this time can also care for one another.
In response to the restrictions placed on large gatherings (and most recently groups of ten or more), we have once again made the hard decision not to have worship again this weekend. In place of our weekend services, we are offering an online recording of a brief service. Below you will find other cancellations that were necessary in response to the outbreak. Please keep checking on the church website for follow up information about church and school activities.
As of right now Saint Luke is cancelling the following events:
- In person worship services. Abbreviated Online Worship service available.
- Bible Studies, Sunday School, Confirmation.
- Seder Dinner.
- Saint School classes are to resume Monday, April 6.
- Christian Care.
- PTL Dave & Buster Fundraiser.
- Grandparents Day & Operetta.
Keep in mind the sanctuary is open Sunday 9-11am for individual prayer. Parish office is closed but you can click to contact the parish office, school principal or pastor McReynolds. You can also call us at 630.773.0396 and leave a message. We will get back to you.
Saint Luke is offering limited resources for the elderly and high risk individuals.
Please remember you can use our online giving or mail your tithe/contribution to continue to support Saint Luke and all of our ministries during this time.
We can’t always see what God is doing behind the scenes. We don’t always know what He has in mind. Because of our relationship with Christ, even an event like this pandemic can be used to bring us closer to Him and witness His love, strength, and forgiveness. Our response may also be used to witness our Lord to others. In Romans 8 St. Paul writes “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” And later in Romans 8:35 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ”?