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    A Letter from the Rector - December 5, 2019
    12.05.19 | by Jesse Lebus

    The Perfect Person's Rule of Life: The perfect person does not only try to avoid evil. Nor do they do good for fear of punishment, still less in order to qualify for the hope of a promised reward. The perfect person does good through...

      A Letter from the Rector - November 21, 2019
      11.21.19 | by Jesse Lebus

      St. Luke’s, friends and family: How good and how pleasant it is      when kindred live together in unity!It is like fine oil upon the head, flowing down upon the beard,     upon the beard of Aaron...

        A Letter from the Rector - November 14, 2019
        11.14.19 | by Jesse Lebus

        St. Luke’s, friends and family: Today marks the 235th anniversary of a crucial event for members of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America: the consecration of the first Bishop of the Anglican Communion in the United States...

          A Letter from the Rector - November 8, 2019
          11.08.19 | by Jesse Lebus

          St. Luke’s, friends and family: Around the middle of last month, the Pew Research Center published a report; the headline: “In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace.” Primary statistics make up the...

            A Letter from the Rector - October 24, 2019
            10.24.19 | by Jesse Lebus

            Helping the Kingdom Come About Adapted from A Spirituality of Fundraising, by Henri Nouwen Stewardship is a very concrete way to help the kingdom of God come about. What is the kingdom? Jesus is very clear that if we make the kingdom...

              A Letter from the Rector - October 10, 2019
              10.10.19 | by Jesse Lebus

              Greetings St. Luke’s, friends and family! Early this past Sunday, around 6:30AM, I strolled up and down Sea Cliff Avenue, watched the sunrise and spoke to vendors and Kiwanis volunteers getting ready for the 50th Sea Cliff MiniMart. I was...

                A Letter from the Rector - October 3, 2019
                10.03.19 | by Jesse Lebus

                Greetings St. Luke’s, friends and family!   For those of us who are members of St. Luke’s, Jewish Holidays may mean only one thing: no school. Often that translates to a long weekend, as it did this week when Rosh...

                  A Letter from the Rector - September 26, 2019
                  09.26.19 | by Jesse Lebus

                  Greetings St. Luke’s, friends and family!"We know that the body needs bread, therefore we seek bread for it; so must we seek for the food of the soul.” Lancelot Andrewes What is it that feeds the soul? Feeling grateful, singing...

                    A Letter from the Rector - September 19, 2019
                    09.19.19 | by Jesse Lebus

                    Greetings St. Luke’s, friends and family! Theodore of Tarsus (Archbishop of Canterbury), whose life essentially spanned the entire 7th century, may hold the record for the shortest amount of time between his ordination as a deacon and his...

                      A Letter from the Rector - September 12, 2019
                      09.12.19 | by Jesse Lebus

                      Greetings St. Luke’s, friends and family!"Above all, the Teacher of peace and Master of unity did not want prayer to be made singly and privately, so that whoever prayed would pray for himself alone. We do not say My Father, who art in...

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