Bible Reading Plans!
St. Luke has new Bible reading plans for 2018 outside the Welcome and Connection Center! We have one to help if you would like to read the bible in a year, and one for those who need a lighter load. Take a look and see how you might learn and grow closer to the Lord through your study of scripture this year!
St. Luke 101
You are invited to join us for St. Luke 101, a five-week class designed especially for those interested in learning more about basic Christian beliefs, distinctive Methodist history and doctrines, and the particular ways St. Luke UMC is engaged in the mission of Jesus Christ in the Lexington community, across the state of Kentucky and around the world. Long-time members, new members, persons who are considering membership, and those who simply want to learn more about St. Luke will find this class very helpful and enjoyable.
St. Luke 101 will begin on Sunday, January 21, 9:45 a.m. and continue each Sunday morning through February 18 in Room 5 (Nora’s office) in the Fellowship Hall. Questions? Check with Pastor Mike Powers (859-967-4258) or email – email@example.com.
Stewardship Commitment in 2018
As you reflect and plan for this new year, we invite you to also pray about your financial commitment to St. Luke. Your contributions are a form of discipleship throughout the year; they are a part of the lifestyle of a disciple. For those who would like to make a written commitment of your pledge to St. Luke, there are forms at the Welcome Center and Connection Center. You may keep the form for your own records, or you may return it to the church, attention Nora Conner.
Pick up Your 2017 Contribution Statement
Contribution statements 2017 are ready, and to help defray the cost of mailing, we ask that you pick your statement up from Nora Conner at the Connection Center today after the morning worship services. Statements that are not picked up today will be mailed.
Blue Barrel Sunday • This Sunday is Blue Barrel Sunday! We are asking for donations of canned soups of all kinds and tomato products including tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes. Please place your filled bags in or beside the Blue Barrels. If you forget your bag, of course we will accept donations at any time!
Revised Starting Date for Too Busy Not To Pray • Need encouragement in your prayer life? Ready to take an intentional step in the new year? You are invited to a four-week study on prayer facilitated by Chuck and Sue Lord using Bill Hybels’ “Too Busy Not To Pray” book and video series on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00 beginning Sunday, February 11 (four-week class). Childcare for 5th grade and under available upon request. Please let us know if you plan to attend: Chuck Lord, 859-608-9412, firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Lord, 859-797-1586, email@example.com.
Financial Peace University this Spring at St. Luke!
Please join us for this life-changing course by Dave Ramsey. This spring we are offering Financial Peace University on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00 p.m. beginning January 28 and facilitated by Chris Bacon. This class is for everyone, whether you know nothing about personal finances or you know some but want to gain a sound Christian perspective. There is a cost for materials, but assistance is available if needed. Childcare available upon request. Sign up in the Connection Center, or contact Nora Conner at 859-269-4687 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Weather Policy • St. Luke’s policy is that we will have worship even if there is poor weather. Your personal safety is paramount! If you are not comfortable travelling in the snow, please do not risk your safety. For Wednesday.command other activities a decision will be made by 1 p.m. Our website, Facebook page, Infoline and local TV stations will post the cancellations. Ministry teams will be notified by the team leader of cancellations for meetings.
Wednesday.comm Opening Service
Come out and Celebrate Wed.comm with us at our Opening Service this Wednesday at 6:00 in the Trinity room! This semester Chuck Lord will lead us in a discussion concerning our discipleship and growing together into whom Christ wants us to be. Our opening service will also consist of a testimony from Garnett Suter, worship and commissioning of our Wed.comm class leaders.