Reminder: Hospitality Begins in the Parking Lot
St. Luke’s parking lot is one of the first things that a guest sees and experiences when visiting our church for the first time. So not only is it important to provide enough spaces, it is important to designate guest spaces near the main entry of the building. Those who can park away from the main entrances for Easter Sunday are encouraged to show hospitality in this way.
Wednesday.comm Meal and Classes • Our meal for Wednesday, April 4, is prepared and served by the Nicaragua Water Project Team. All proceeds will go to the water project in our partner village of Yakalwas in Nicaragua. Meal: lemon-rosemary chicken, steamed rice with chicken gravy, steamed broccoli, rolls, and dessert. Meals are $5 per plate (sharing is allowed, max. $15 per family) and will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Family Vacation Bible School is Coming
Family Vacation Bible school is just around the corner. This year it will be held June 19-21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This year we are asking that you register and attend as a family. Register online today at www.stlukeumc.org/vbs
College-Age Camping Trip
St. Luke University will be going camping at the Red River Gorge on April 6th-7th. We will be meeting at St. Luke at 5:30 and will depart together from the church. Food will be provided and we will be hiking on Saturday, to come home that evening. If you are college age and are interested, contact John Duff at: firstname.lastname@example.org!
St. Luke 101 • A new session of St. Luke 101 will begin on Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. and continue through the four Wednesdays in April. If you are new to St. Luke or would like to know more about the church, or you are interested in joining the church please come join us as we talk about the doctrines, history and ministries of St. Luke. The Wednesday.comm meal begins at 5:15 and the class will be from 6-7 p.m.
Help Us Celebrate Janice Smith’s 90th birthday on April 17 • Janice Smith is a long time member and a special prayer warrior. She is presently living at Hometown Manor in Lexington. We are compiling letters and cards to put into a “memory book” for her. Deadline is April 10. Baskets will be placed at the Connection Center and Welcome Center. Contact Joanne Beidleman (278-3973) or Marilyn Collins (296-1055) for more information.
Shiny Gods • In Shiny Gods, a four-week video-based study by United Methodist pastor Mike Slaughter, we will discuss priorities and how to break free from a lifestyle of “must have” and move into a lifestyle of generosity for God. Please join us on Wednesdays in April beginning April 4 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.! Questions? Contact facilitator Nora Conner, email@example.com or 859-269-4687.
SLUMY (St. Luke United Methodist Youth) is a place where youth can come together and experience the love of Jesus in and through each other. We eat food together, we play games together, we listen to the stories of God in the Bible and in personal testimonies and discuss matters of faith in small groups. All young people in grades 6-12 are invited to come be one of us! We meet Sunday Nights from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays nights for Bible Study from 6-7:00 p.m. followed by basketball in the Gym until 7:30 p.m.
Esther Circle – United Methodist Women • The Esther Circle of United Methodist Women will meet on Tuesday, April 3rd at 6pm in Fellowship Hall. Joanne Beidleman will be our speaker. Joanne is a Stephen Minister, who helped start this program at St Luke. Come join us to listen and learn. Refreshments provided.
Volunteer at God’s Pantry • Do you have a few hours free on Monday afternoons? Our pantry has a vacancy for a volunteer to serve clients on Monday afternoons. Time commitment is 12:30 – 3 p.m. Pick your Monday. Contact Kathy Gendreau at firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Hinkle at email@example.com for more details.