St. Philip Lutheran Church 31 January 2021 + Epiphany 4B Mark 1.21-28 Rev. Josh Evans, preaching LISTEN HERE What are you possessed by? The truth is we’re possessed by many things - politics, COVID, mental or physical illness, addiction, strained or broken relationships - to name a few. Some of us might feel possessed by our seemingly never-ending to-do lists, whether for work or school or just chores around the house. Or maybe we’re possessed by technology - from the compuls
St. Philip Lutheran Church 24 January 2021 + Epiphany 3B Jonah 3.1-5, 10; Mark 1.14-20 Rev. Josh Evans, preaching LISTEN HERE Fishing is dangerous work. I’m not talking about hazardous weather conditions at sea for people who make their living catching fish. No, I’m talking about when I was little, and my grandpa taught me how to fish in the pond in his backyard. On one particular fishing excursion, I distinctly remember casting off… and that’s when my grandpa let out a screa
St. Philip Lutheran Church 17 January 2021 + Epiphany 2B 1 Samuel 3.1-20; John 1.35-51 Rev. Josh Evans, preaching LISTEN HERE The truth can hurt. We know the feeling. Hearing words we don’t want to hear but very much need to hear for our best interest in the long run: Stay at home, save lives. Online church until further notice. Virtual learning. All phrases that have become a part of our shared vocabulary this past year. They’re not necessarily the easiest truths to digest,
On Friday, January 15, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is commemorated on our Lutheran calendar of saints as a renewer of society and martyr. King is more widely remembered on Monday, January 18, a federal holiday in the United States. Below are a few local opportunities to help us remember King's legacy and celebrate Black history. Realizing Dr. King's Dream through "Good Trouble" and Nonviolence A panel event sponsored by the United for Peace Coalition. Sunday, January
St. Philip Lutheran Church 10 January 2021 + Baptism of Our Lord Mark 1.4-11 Rev. Josh Evans, preaching LISTEN HERE So: How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? Have you given up yet? According to one article, studies show that nearly 80% of all resolutions will fail - many by mid-February. So if you’ve already given up, chances are you’re not alone. I have to admit: I really dislike the whole idea of New Year’s resolutions - not just because of the inevitable failur
Please plan to join us for our Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 11:00 AM via Zoom. Click HERE to connect via Zoom (computer/smartphone/tablet app). Click HERE to access the Annual Report. Or dial in from any touchtone phone (landline or mobile): Dial 312-626-6799. Input meeting ID (872 5321 9022) and passcode (464262) when prompted. There is no participant ID (just push # when prompted). For technical difficulties on Sunday: Please call or text Pa
GLOW Exploration continues in January with a contemplative bible study on select passages in the Gospel of Mark. Each week, we'll engage the practice of lectio divina ("divine reading") to read a story from Mark's gospel, taking time to reflect on and respond to what we've heard. Meets January 13, 20, and 27
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St. Philip Lutheran Church 3 January 2021 + Christmas 2B John 1.1-18 Rev. Morgan Gates, preaching LISTEN HERE No manuscript available this week. Click the link above to listen along or click here for a YouTube recording of the entire liturgy.