Posts by Luke Lusted:

A Living Tradition: Communion

November 2, 2016

We all do things to remember certain events or recall cherished memories. There are rituals such as lighting candles that help us remember loved ones, or special meals that help us remember our heritage. Jesus calls us to partake in communion in remembrance of him. This ritual recalls Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, what was […]
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A Living Tradition: Baptism

Nobel prize winner, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, once stated, “there is no life without water.” Water symbolizes life, renewal, purification, and transformation. Water is an essential element for existence, and a fundamental part of baptism. Baptism is both a personal and public identification with Jesus Christ. When we are baptized, we turn away from our old life […]
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A Living Tradition: Child Dedications

October 19, 2016

The African proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” holds true in our society and in the Christian church. Take a moment to reflect upon your upbringing and those who helped raise you. Was it solely your parents? What about other relatives? Were you raised in a church community? For me, it truly […]
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A Living Tradition: Prayer

October 12, 2016

Last week’s blog, A Living Tradition, explored the general idea of Christian practices and rituals that form our living tradition which moves us closer and closer to Christ. This week we look more closely at one of these essential traditions of the Christian walk – Prayer. One of the greatest gifts from God is the ability to pray. Prayer has been […]
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The Prayer of Mother Teresa

Have you ever heard a prayer so moving, your prayer life and spiritual walk were forever changed? Prayers are an act of worship in themselves and a vital part of our spiritual walk. One of the most moving prayers I’ve heard is the one below where we ask our minds, thoughts, actions, and attitude to be more […]
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A Living Tradition

October 5, 2016

Have you ever wondered why we do some of the things we do as Christians such as baptism, communion, child dedication, or even prayer? What part do these and other traditions play in worshiping God and growing in our faith? Over the next few weeks we will explore these practices and rituals more deeply in […]
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Bach’s St. John Passion: A Musical Sermon

December 19, 2015

Our Sanctuary Choir will have the wonderful opportunity to sing the chorales from the St. John Passion in January of 2016 as part of the centerpiece concert of the 2016 Arizona Bach Festival. The Arizona Bach Festival contacted Camelback to participate because they knew we believe in the deep teaching of the Word and our hearts for Christ — the essential elements by which we can truly express the meaning of the Gospel and share Christ’s love with others.
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