Reflections from the Rector - August 2018
Over the past few months, I have been working with Vestry member Deanna Compton to get the logo to the left made for use in publications, on signs, and for various fun items for us and for visitors. We were given a few options from the company I hired, and the Vestry voted on this logo. I am excited about something as silly as a logo because I believe it is one step toward a bigger goal: helping more people learn about who we are and how we worship and serve at St. Luke’s.
In this Sunday’s gospel, we will hear a crowd ask Jesus: “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you?” (John 6:30) They’ve just witnessed the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand, and yet they’re still wondering what they should look for to know that Jesus is truly the Son of God. Often times, these signs include water, wine, bread, oil, and other simple elements that are made full of Christ’s presence through God’s mysterious power.
While a church logo is certainly not a sign featured within John’s gospel, it helps us offer Ada a similar reminder about St. Luke’s: who we are, and why we are here. Our logo prominently features our red doors. A few times since moving here, people have asked what brought me to Ada. If they don’t immediately know the name “St. Luke’s,” saying that it’s “the church with the big red doors” always works.
Many people know us for our doors, but our mission is to make sure they know that those doors are open. Many people know us for our doors, but our mission is to make sure they know about the ministry of love and service that we cultivate behind them. Many people know us for our doors, but our mission is to make sure that we get outside of them long enough to share the signs of a compassionate God with the crowds that are looking.