I’ve had the privilege to hear a number of stories from the students who will be affirming their faith this year. Two of the students are children of parents who met here at St. Luke’s. One of those families when I came to St. Luke’s had four generations – a gift to know each one.
My story of St. Luke’s begins in the spring of 1991 when I had the privilege to have Lyle Griner, Youth Minister at the time, as my mentor for Youth Ministries. Where I served, the youth group was small, so I brought those students to St. Luke’s. They saw what a youth group could become. We experienced the St. Luke’s Mission of being a welcoming and growing community of faith, busy making Christ known to the world. As a visiting youth group, we were indebted to the welcome we received, the growth we experienced, the community of faith we participated in, and the opportunity to use what we learned to make Christ known in our setting. Those students helped their church grow a youth group from a handful of students to over 100.
It is now my privilege to serve with you in living out our mission together. In the days and weeks ahead, you will hear stories about our family here at St. Luke’s. A number of members will share why St. Luke’s matters in their lives. They will be inviting you to help continue the story today and into the future as we begin our 2021 Annual Stewardship Drive and the 100% for 100 Years Anniversary Capital Campaign.
All of our stories create the St. Luke’s story. I would love to hear your story. Leave a comment below or send me a note.
Ongoing prayers and blessings, Rob
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