Welcome to St. Luke’s 12 Days of Christmas Blog

From December 25 thru January 5 parishioners of St. Luke’s will be sharing their reflections on the daily readings.
 We invite you to click on any of the reflections below and enjoy.

The Collect for The Epiphany

The Collect for The Epiphany

O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,...

Run Beloved, Run – a poem based on Hebrews 12:1-3

Run Beloved, Run – a poem based on Hebrews 12:1-3

Psalm 100 | Heb. 11:32-12:2 | John 1:43-51 Run Beloved, Run – a poem based on Hebrews 12:1-3 Hebrews 12:1-3Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with...

Psalm 98:1-2,8-9 | 1 John 3:7-10 | John 1:35-42

Psalm 98:1-2,8-9 | 1 John 3:7-10 | John 1:35-42

Psalm 98:1-2,8-9 O sing to the Lord a new song,for he has done marvelous things.His right hand and his holy armhave gotten him victory.The Lord has made known his victory;he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations. Let the floods clap their hands;let...

Longing and searching

Longing and searching

Psalm 84 | Luke 2:41-52 | Jeremiah 31:7-14 | Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19 In Psalm 84, the Psalmist uses the words, “my soul has a desire and longing for the courts of the Lord” – how all of us in 2020 can relate! It has been nearly 10 months since many of us have been on...

An Angel Came Down

An Angel Came Down

Psalm 8 | Exodus 34:1-8 | Romans 1:1-7 | Luke 2:15-21 After reading the scriptures that Mother Tanya had given to me for the 1st day of the 1st month of the New Year (2021). When I first read them it took me a couple of minutes to process exactly what I was reading,...

O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.

O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Psalm 96:1-2,11-13 | 1 John 2:18-21 | John 1:1-18 O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Let the heavens be glad.... It has been said that when you sing a hymn at church...

Psalm 124 | Jeremiah 31:15-17 | Revelation 21:1-7 | Matthew 2:13-18

Psalm 124 | Jeremiah 31:15-17 | Revelation 21:1-7 | Matthew 2:13-18

An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in an dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” Matthew 2:13-18 We have spent the better part of...

Looking for the light

Looking for the light

Psalm 92 | Exodus 33:12-23 | 1 John 1:1-9 | John 21:9b-24   “God is light and in him there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5 Light spilled out of the window of a house on Court House Lane, beckoning me during an evening walk in November. Inside, a tree was aglow. Any...

The beautiful gifts He has given to Us!

The beautiful gifts He has given to Us!

Psalm 147 | Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7 | Psalm 147 Anyone who knows me knows that I am truly an outdoor, adventurous person… I love God’s creations. I have climbed mountains; sailed the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific; Dipped my toes in the Indian Ocean and the Sea of...

The Feast of the Incarnation

The Feast of the Incarnation

Isaiah 52:7-10 | Psalm 98 | John 1:1-14 I remember beginning seminary, still a little nervous that I would be found out to be the heretic I knew I truly was deep down inside. Take Jesus for example. I could never wrap my mind around this “Son of God” stuff. What a...

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