New Member Sunday • Our next new member Sunday will be Sunday, June 10th, as we celebrate those who are new to the St. Luke family. If you have been thinking about joining the church, this would be a great time to do it. We hope to have new members to recognize at each one of the morning services. If you are interested in being included in this special day, please talk with Pastor Mark as soon as you can by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 859-269-4687.
Farewell Reception for District Superintendent James Williams • Please join us for a farewell reception honoring our outgoing District Superintendent James Williams and Natalie, John, and Mary Grace on Sunday, June 3 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Southern Hills UMC, 2356 Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington. There will be a short presentation at 3:15 p.m. but otherwise this is a come-and-go event.
St Luke Clean & Spruce Up Day • Join us on Saturday, June 2 for a workday, sponsored by the Trustees, to spruce up our church. We will gather at 9:00 am for coffee, donuts, and juice and start work at 9:30 a.m. There will be indoor and outdoor projects. 8 Bring your workgloves and help – it can even be fun! All work should be completed by noon. Meet in the Café for food and work assignments. See you there!
Wednesday Night Summer Classes! • Have you ever wished that Wednesday night classes were offered during the summer? Since summer is not a time to take a break from learning and discipleship, the Grow and Equip team is glad to announce that St. Luke will be offering two classes during the month of June. Both classes will be held Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 6:00 p.m. Life Together (by Dietrich Bonhoeffer), an exploration of Christian community will be led by Mike Powers in Room 127. The Heart of the Gospel of John, an exploration of John’s account of Jesus’ life, will be led by Jim Eastburn in Room 128. Come join us as we grow deeper in our love for God and one another through study and fellowship! You can sign up on the sign up sheets just outside of the Connection Center.
Register for Family Vacation Bible School
Family VBS is June 19-21 from 6-8pm. A snack supper is provided and optional gym time from 8-8:30. Invest three nights with your family and make some wonderful memories growing closer to God and each other. Register online today at www.stlukeumc.org/vbs. Paper registrations are available at the Children’s Information Table.
Join the Worship Production Team
We are seeking a few volunteers to assist worship at St. Luke by running the projection or sound equipment during services once per month. Training WILL be provided and your commitment would only be 3-4 hours per month. If you feel called to be a part of the growing worship ministry, please email Mariann Reinke, at email@example.com.
Summer Special Music
We are looking for our talented St. Luke members to provide special music for services on June 17 – Aug 19. Please contact Mariann Reinke with the dates you are available to serve (firstname.lastname@example.org/419-494-3335)
Donations Needed • As you clean your closets please save any LIKE-NEW small items for Kids’ Café! We use these as rewards for K-5th graders that put forth effort during their academic session. Kids’ Café resumes September 11 – but items may be dropped off at the Connection Center. Questions? Contact Sue Lord 797-1586.
Thank You • Special Thanks to our many St. Luke Kids’ Café Volunteers, our UK Service Corps Students, and our St. Luke “Grandpa Brigade” that assisted in our periscope and bird house build projects with kits donated by Home Depot, Richmond Road! We thank God for allowing us to love and encourage children that do not always receive love and encouragement. Kids’ Café is held on Tuesday afternoons 3:00-5:00 and will resume September 11. If you love kids and could serve one Tuesday a month or more, please contact Pam Harned @ 494-8677, Mary Ross @ 223-0364 or Sue Lord @ 797-1586.