Service Times: 9:30, 10:45, 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. (Swahili) & 3 p.m. (Multicultural)

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Blue Barrel Sunday • Pick up your Blue Barrel Bag today and return it on February 18 with a variety of canned goods. This month we are looking for miscellaneous canned vegetables such as greens, kale, spinach, collards or mixed, beets, sauerkraut, black-eyed peas, cannellini beans, lima beans (butter beans). These selections will allow clients to have a variety of choices in their meal preparation.

 

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Class Beginning February 28 • Each of us is wonderfully, marvelously created in the image of God to do things far beyond our imaginations for His eternal purposes.  Yet, there is more to us than meets the eye.  People see only 10% of who we are – what is public, visible, obvious-including how we look and what we do.  90% of who we are lies beneath the surface, unseen, not obvious to others and perhaps not even to ourselves.  You are invited to explore that 90% in a safe place by studying and discussing the book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzaro.  This series is all about tending to life below the surface.  Come and let’s grow stronger and deeper together, Wednesdays from 6 -7:15 p.m., February 28 through April 25.  Questions?  Check with Pastor Mike by email at mpowers@stlukeumc.org or call the church office (859-269-468

 

Save-A-Million Plan Update • This month we are celebrating the third anniversary of our Save-A-Million Plan to pay off our Life Center mortgage early and save $1,000,000 in interest.  We will celebrate on February 25 with balloon launches and a Balloon Festival in the Fellowship Hall throughout the morning.  To date we have raised over $250,000. That money is going right to work reducing the principle on our mortgage.  We have exceeded our three-year goal by over $13,000. That means we already have over $16,000 toward 2018!  Thank you for your faithfulness in investing for the long-term impact of our ministries.  See the lobby display for more information about how you can participate.

 

Wednesday.comm Meal and Ash Wednesday Service • Our meal for Wednesday, February 14, is prepared and served by the Grow and Equip Leadership team. All proceeds will go to support the Nicaraguan Water Project. Meal: pizza, salad, and assorted desserts. Meals are $5 per plate (sharing is allowed, max. $15 per family) and  will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. There will be no classes on Wednesday night, but instead an Ash Wednesday Service will be held in the Sanctuary from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. The K-5th graders will be attending the Ash Wednesday service with families.  We will still have child care for preschool and down.

 

Lexington Rescue Mission Walk for Warmth •  Support the Lexington Rescue Mission Homeless Prevention Program by joining the St. Luke team at the 11th annual Walk for Warmth Saturday, February 24. The event begins at Phoenix Park at 10:00 am. The program helps those who may need a little help staying on their feet by providing assistance with rent and utilities, thus preventing the downward spiral into homelessness. All participants will receive a t-shirt, breakfast, and lunch.

Sign up at http://www.walkforwarmth.org/register.html. Contact Julie Thompson with questions 221-0820 or jcthom4@uky.edu.

 

Donations for the Kitchen • The Church kitchen is looking for donations of dish rags and dish towels. If you would like to donate, please leave your donations at the Connection Center desk with a note for Stephanie Bush. Thank you.

 

Four Week Prayer Class Starts Tonight! • 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 tonight (four-week class). Childcare for 5th grade and under available upon request. Please let us know if you plan to attend: Chuck Lord, 859-608-9412, chuck.l.sli@gmail.com or Sue Lord, 859-797-1586, suzannehlord@gmail.com.

 

Financial Peace University Begins Tonight

​It’s not too late–Don’t miss this life-changing course by Dave Ramsey which begins on

​tonight at 5:30!  The class meets from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for nine weeks and is facilitated by Chris Bacon. It is for everyone and will help you gain a sound Christian perspective on a wide range of financial topics.  There is a cost for materials, but assistance is available if needed. Child care available upon request.  Sign up in the Connection Center, or contact Nora Conner at 859-269-4687 or nconner@stlukeumc.org with questions​.

 

Coffee with the Pastors • New to St. Luke?  We’d like to get to know you!  Come enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with our Pastors in the Fellowship Hall between our morning worship services (9:30-9:45 and 10:45-11), Sunday, February 18.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

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