Dear St. Lukers,
If you’ve been in Founder’s Hall in the last week, you may have noticed a bit of a change in scenery - literally. Things are kicking into high gear in the next couple of weeks as the finishing touches are put on our upcoming production of Mary Poppins.
I have to tell you, when I catch up with pastor friends around the country, the stories I share of what is happening in my ministry are usually drastically different than my colleagues’ stories. (No one else I know is navigating the intricacies of how to make a nanny fly at their church.)
The amount of hard work that has been put in over these last weeks and months by our staff and volunteers is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. This show is certainly the biggest we have ever taken on at St. Luke’s, and I have been blown away by how we have collectively come alongside one another to bring this story to life.
The number of hours St. Lukers put into every one of our productions is incalculable. The time spent on and off campus, building, painting, rehearsing, planning, reconfiguring, picking up, dropping off, designing, organizing … I cannot imagine what those numbers would look like if we added up all the hours!
It’s the kind of ministry we are uniquely able to do because of our context and the incredible talent within our community … and it’s a LOT of work. And from an outsider’s perspective, we might ask, “What’s it all for?”
The answer to that question is...
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