Reminder: we will be having only ONE morning worship service on Sunday at 11:00 am (no 8:30am, 9:45am, Sunday school, or 12:30pm or 3:00pm services). We will have two evening worship services at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
Christmas Eve Services
On Christmas Eve will gather at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary for our traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight services. Bring your friends and family and join us in the celebration of Christmas. We will have a children’s message at both services. Once again, glow sticks will be provided for children to use instead of candles.
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 leave spaces for our guests near the main entry of the building. Those who can park away from the main entrances are encouraged to show hospitality in this way.
Kids’ Café Prizes Needed! • Like-new items to include in our Academic Rewards Box.
Small toys/school or paper supplies, books, any fun items for K-5th
Please bring to the Connection Center or call/text Sue Lord 797-1586.
This year the project for our special Christmas offering is the Nicaragua Water Project, as we work with our partners there to bring clean water to families in our partner village there. Contributions to this offering must be in a Christmas envelope, and please note “Water Project” in the memo section.
With the end of the year fast approaching, please consider your year-end giving to our 2017 Ministry and Vision Fund. Your contributions support many ministries and missions through the work of our church. To be eligible to be claimed as tax deductions for 2017, all contributions must be received or postmarked by December 31, 2017. Thank you for being a generous people!
Church Office Holiday Hours • Please note that the church office will be closed on December 25 and 26. It will also be closed on January 1 and 2.
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 January 21. 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.
Women’s Bible Study • The Women’s Bible Study will resume on Wednesday January 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room 126. Women of all ages are welcome to join us as we begin our seven week study, “The Rewritten Life- When God Changes Your Story ” by Jessica LaGrone. This study will explore the transformational power of God through the stories of people in the Bible whose lives, and names, were changed forever by God. For more information, contact Lynn Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-296-6794.
Offering for KY United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth
The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth (KyUMH) offering is next week. 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. You can donate online or make a donation in the offering plate today. Please designate that it is for the Methodist Homes. Thank you for your part in sustaining this ministry for 145 years!