TO SERVE & TO BE
Each of us is called to serve God in the needs of the world and in being the very people God created us to be.
Individual St. Lukers serve the world through many organizations, and we feature testimony on these throughout the year in case the Holy Spirit might stir you to join in on their efforts.
As a collective body, we serve our immediate community through the basic needs ministries of Moveable Feast, our weekly bagged lunches ministry, and Interfaith Action of Evanston. Our justice efforts are led by our task force on race and Evanston Interfaith Clergy and Leaders.
At the regional level we work with Episcopal Charities on everything from recidivism to human trafficking and especially the Christmas Basket program at ReVive Center. St Luke’s partners with United Power for interfaith regional and state action on gun violence reduction, criminal justice reform, and neighborhood revitalization issues.
Nationally and internationally our efforts are driven where two or more St. Lukers feel called by the Spirit to act. Historically energy has often been around refugees and Israel/Palestine topics.
If you’re curious about how or where your interests and talents might line up with what’s happening, contact the office. If you are in need of services yourself, please call the Pastoral Care number (847-475-3630 Option 2), and we will do our best to connect you with the right resources.
God’s invitation to each of us is also about being the people that God created us to be. If you’re at a thorny point in figuring out who God is calling you to be, contact the rector. Within the congregation we have spiritual directors, listening circles, theological reflection groups, and more.