Dear Purple People,
Love Matters More has been trending on my feed, full of you as St. Lukers changing your “Memoji’s” to be people with purple hair and claiming yourselves as purple people. I want to say I was in a city meeting this week where the same term came up, not to say that giving up your values or your voice of what you believe or asking to compromise in a mushy middle, but working together for solutions that benefit all people. Finding ways to listen, learn, and understand each other through love over automatically shutting down, or using divisiveness or turning against one another. This week we are talking about the power of Courageous Love over fear. Fear is a healthy emotion that keeps us alert and offers protection from harm emotionally, physically, and spiritually. As my therapist once told me, fear sometimes needs to be your pilot, sometimes fear needs to be your co-pilot to help you navigate, and then sometimes we just need to stop the car and put fear in the trunk.
This week we begin to invite people back to worship on campus at 11:15 a.m. with new guidelines to help ensure the safety of everyone. We invite you to register here and to fill out the Health Declaration Form on Sunday morning before you arrive. There is limited seating as we start with a lower capacity to make room for those in our community who may not know to register. Please watch the videos below that your pastors had fun making for you to understand how we will live into this together.
Continue the hard work of being disciples who are awake to the calling of love mattering more, so awake, our lives reveal the Kingdom of God all around us.
Grace and peace,