Christmas Services

St. Luke’s Christmas Eve service will be at 7:30 PM on December 24, 2014. Join us as we celebrate Christ’s birth on Wednesday!

December 7, 2014 | The Second Sunday of Advent

by the Rev. Robert C. Laird

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
This quote has been attributed to Winston Churchill,
who turns out to be a very deep well from which to draw inspiration for sermons;
in 1932, while in New York City,
Churchill got a prescription from an Upper East Side doctor, which read:
“This is to certify that the post-accident convalescence of the Hon. Winston S. Churchill necessitates the use of
alcoholic spirits especially at meal times.
The quantity is naturally indefinite but the minimum requirements would be 250 cubic centimeters.”
This is during the tail end of prohibition, mind you,
and the prescriptions calls for at least 8½ ounces of spirits,
seemingly at each meal.
That is a LOT of alcohol.

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November 16, 2014 | The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

by the Rev. Robert C. Laird

In New York City this week,
Dr. Craig Spencer was released from Bellevue Hospital,
the latest in a string of Americans
to contract and recover from the Ebola virus,
which is raging through Western Africa,
including in Guinea,
where Dr. Spencer had been treating Ebola patients
with the group Doctors Without Borders.

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