Prayer Shawl Ministry    

Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy.  Many blessings are prayed into the shawls. The Prayer Shawl Ministry of St. Luke Methodist Church meets every Tuesday morning in Room 124 from 10:00-12:00. If you knit/crochet, or would like to learn, please join us in the making and giving of the Prayer Shawls.


Yoga Classes are Coming to St. Luke! • Carrie Rogers is a certified yoga instructor and she has graciously offered to donate her time, expertise, and knowledge to those at St. Luke that would wish to experience this exercise in a comfortable, Christian environment. The class will be basic, slow flow, and restorative and will be for both men and women, newcomers and experts alike! These classes will be free with the option to make a donation to the St. Luke Recreation ministry fund. You would need to bring your own Yoga mat and any gear you wish to use. If there is enough interest, a regular class will be held on either Thursday or Friday mornings at a time that is most convenient for everyone, based upon feedback we receive. Are you interested in signing up? Contact Mark Walz at mwalz@stlukeumc.org or Carrie Rogers at whitehairwoman@yahoo.com.


Ping-Pong Tournament

Recently, St. Luke members have been playing lots of ping-pong at the church and we now have three tables to play on!  As a result, we have decided to host a ping-pong tournament as part of the opening night of Wednesday.comm! Joy McPherson will be organizing the tournament and anyone who would like to sign up can do so on the sheet next to the Connection Center.  When you sign up please note whether you consider yourself a “beginner” or “advanced.”


Pick up Your Second Quarter Contribution Statement

Contribution statements for the second quarter of 2018 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 and next Sunday after the morning worship services.  Statements that are not picked up will be mailed the week of August 6.


Offering for KY United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth

The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth (KyUMH) offering is today.  Every 5th Sunday, we support our ministry to children and youth with histories of abuse, neglect and/or family trauma.  KyUMH brings hope and healing to over 150 youth and families throughout Kentucky each day though residential and community-based programs. Check out kyumh.org to read success stories and more about the ministry. Thank you for your part in sustaining this ministry for 145 years!


Family Photos and Pictorial Directory • Appointments are filling up very fast for our directory! A pictorial directory is a powerful tool in our church to help us know each other better. Please make an appointment to have your picture taken at the sign-up table in the Connection Center. Every family photographed for the directory will receive a copy of the directory and one 8×10 portrait at no cost. You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits at the time of photography. If you don’t find a date or time that works for you, please contact mwalz@stlukeumc.org


The Mountain Mission Truck is Coming

The Mountain Mission is in need of donations. Needed items: socks, underwear, men’s clothing, appliances, vacuum cleaners, coffee and creamer, filters for Bunn commercial coffee maker, Mean Green spray, Pinesol, heavy duty mops, furniture polish, bleach, drain cleaner, and 33 gallon garbage bags. Please drop off donated items inside the stairwell storage space in the Connection Center (just past the Connection Center on the left) before July 30. Thank you so much for responding!


Growing Young Sunday School Study Do you have young people in your life whom you care about?  Do you want to help pass along the Christian faith to the next generation?  The Genesis Sunday School Class and John Duff would like to invite you to a new study taking a look at different ways St. Luke can do a better job enabling young people to connect with God and love our church.  The class will be studying Fuller Youth Institute’s “Growing Young” for six weeks beginning Sunday, August 12  at 9:45 a.m. in Room 126.

Text-to-Give is Here!

A simple and fast way to contribute electronically!  Just follow these steps:

1) Text the word CHURCH and the amount you want to give to the number (859)214-6218

2) Reply YES

3) And you’re done!

You will receive a notification when your contribution has processed.  The first time only, you will need to log in to your St. Luke Engage online giving account or set one up.

Questions?  Want help? Contact Nora Conner at (859)269-4687 or nconner@stlukeumc.org.


Wednesday.comm Meal Sign-up • The 2018 Fall Semester of Wednesday.comm will be upon us soon! We will need help serving the meals and would like ask your group or class to consider serving one meal this semester. One benefit of sponsoring a meal is that you are able to raise money for a specific mission or ministry opportunity. There is a sign-up sheet by the Connection Center that you can use to sign up! Our fall semester runs August 15 through November 14.  Email or call Marty Sell at marty2sell@yahoo.com or 859 296-1038 for any questions.


An Afternoon at the Movies • The Keenagers Sunday School Class and Stan Durbin are hosting a series of “Movie Days” here at the church over the next few weeks! The movies will be shown in the Trinity Room at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays for the next two weeks. This Tuesday, July 31 we will be showing “God’s Not Dead.” All are welcome to attend! Invite a friend, a neighbor, or someone in the church! We will have popcorn and seating for up to 100 guests.


Worship Discussion Conference • Thank you to everyone who came out to our Worship Discussion Conference on July 18. We appreciate your thoughts as we seek to discern the best scenario for the whole church. In follow up to this, the Servant Leadership Team is planning a second Worship Discussion Conference for Wednesday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary to share more information. Please make plans to join us for this important discussion.


New Service Opportunity • Looking for a new way to serve? Another restaurant is partnering with God’s Pantry to provide sliced vegetables such as lettuce and tomatoes for pantry clients. We are looking for a volunteer to pick up on Thursday mornings before 10 a.m.The pickup will be from a restaurant on Richmond Rd and delivered to St. Luke. Contact Karen Hinkle for details at kphinkle@twc.com or 859-421-1232.

Choir Resumes • The St. Luke Chancel Choir will resume weekly practice on August 8 from 7-8:00 p.m. For this first rehearsal, we will meet in the Sanctuary and our practice will be followed by a fun social time of dessert and fellowship! Everybody is welcome to join the choir (whether you have sung with us before ot not!). Practices will meet weekly on Wednesdays nights at 7:00 p.m. Contact Brent Merritt bmerritt@stlukeumc.org if you have any questions.

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