Youth Group Fall Kick-off • The youth group will be kicking off the fall semester with some fun, worship, food, and friends in the park with other church youth groups from around the area! Join us on Sunday, August 19 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Shilito Park Shelter 1.

Youth Group Parent Meetings • If you are currently the parent of a youth in the youth group or are interested in getting your teenager introduced to our youth group, now is the time to get involved! We will have two fall parent meetings (food will be provided!). The first is Saturday, August 25 at 10:00 a.m. and this second is Sunday, August 26 after the 11:00 a.m. service. You do not need to attend both meetings. Please RSVP for the meetings by emailing slumy@stlukeumc.org.

Farewell Reception Next Week for Will Solomon and Ed Towle Next Sunday, August 26 we will be holding a reception to honor and recognize our outgoing worship leader, Will Solomon and our former facilities manager, Ed Towle. The reception will be following the 11:00 a.m. service in the Fellowship Hall.  We will have fruit trays, vegetable trays, cookies, etc. There will be a basket to collect cards for Will and Ed. Come and wish Will and Ed well as they continue to follow God’s call on their lives!

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 at St. Luke! • Do you want to experience yoga in a comfortable and familiar Christian environment? Our yoga classes are very beginner friendly and for both men and women alike and are free with the option to make a donation. Classes are Fridays at 9:00 a.m. in the Gym. You would need to bring your own yoga mat or large towel or any straps, blocks, or pillows you might need.  Contact Carrie Rogers at whitehairwoman@yahoo.com for more information.

Women’s Bible Study • Have you ever tried to fight worry with faith and felt you were losing the battle? Have comments like “God’s got this!” or “Just pray about it” only left you feeling more burdened? We know we shouldn’t worry, but the reality is that we all do at times. Whether our concerns are personal or global, we long for something more than platitudes that will help us put real feet to our faith and win the worry battle. Women of all ages are welcome to join us as we begin our 7 week study, “Joshua-Winning the Worry Battle” by Barbara Roose,  We will meet on Wednesdays from 10:00-12:00 in Room 126 beginning on September 5. For more information, contact Lynn Hill at lynn.hill@twc.com or text/call 859-576-9238.

Wednesday.comm Meal and Classes • Wednesday.comm classes begin this week! See the insert for details. Our meal for August 22 is prepared and served by Servant Leadership Team. All proceeds will go to the balloon. Meal: hamburgers and hotdogs with all the fixings, baked beans, potato chips, assorted desserts. There is a suggested donation of $5 per plate (plate sharing is allowed!) and will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Invest in the Life of the Community Around Our Church Building! • St. Luke Kids’ Cafe is a Tuesday after school 3:00-5:00 pm outreach to K-8th children, providing academic help, gym time, hands-on games/crafts and a substantial snack supper. How about investing your love in these children one Tuesday or more per month? contact: Pam Harned 859-494-8677 or Sue Lord 859-797-1586.

New Worship Times and Opportunities! • On September 16, we will not only be changing the times we worship, but also the way we worship. There will be many more details forthcoming, but beginning on September 16, the following will be our Sunday schedule: 9:30 a.m. formal worship in the Sanctuary; 10:45 a.m. new worshipping community in the Fellowship Hall; 11:00 a.m. less formal worship in the Sanctuary; 12:30 p.m. Swahili Worship in The Loft; 3:00 p.m. Multicultural Worship in the Fellowship Hall. There will also be adjustments in the times for Sunday School classes.  Each class is in the process of determining that for their own class, and as soon as we have all of that information determined, we will let the church know.

An Afternoon at the Movies • The Keenagers Sunday School Class and Stan Durbin will be showing the movie “Fireproof” this Tuesday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m. “At work, inside burning buildings, he lives by the old firefighter’ adage: Never leave your partner behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his rules. His job is to rescue others. Now he is ready to face his toughest job ever…rescuing his wife’s heart.” Invite a friend, a neighbor, or someone in the church! We will have popcorn and seating for up to 100 guests.

Holiday Market 2018 • The United Methodist Women are hosting their Holiday Market on October 12 & 13 here at St. Luke. If you would like to be a vendor, please go to www.stlukeumc.org/holidaymarket2018 and follow the directions to fill out the application. The vendor fee is $35 unless you are a member or regular attender of St. Luke and then the fee is only $30. Contact karen.girard@gmail.com for more information or any questions.

Blue Barrel Sunday
This Sunday is Blue Barrel Sunday. Please place your Blue Barrel bags, filled with a variety of non-meat protein items for God’s Pantry, in or near one of the Blue Barrels.  Thank you so much for your continued donation and support!

Join the Choir • The St. Luke Chancel Choir practice has resumed!  Everybody is welcome to join the choir (whether you have sung with us before or not)! Practices will be weekly on Wednesdays nights at 7:00 p.m. in the choir loft. Contact Brent Merritt bmerritt@stlukeumc.org if you have any questions.

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