Holy Week Opportunities
During Holy Week, we will have several opportunities for you to come and prepare your hearts for Easter. On March 29, Maundy Thursday, we invite you to come to the Thursday Night Service of Darkness at 7:00 pm and on Good Friday, March 30, from 11:00 am- 5:00 pm the Sanctuary will be open for “come and go” communion and interactive journey through the Way of the Cross. On Easter Sunday, in addition to our regular Sunday services, we will also have an Easter Sunrise service at 7:00 am outside under the cross and flame.
Feed the Choir
Anyone wishing to bring refreshments for the choir Easter Sunday, may sign up on the sheet at the Connection Center.
Invite a Friend or neighbor to Join us for Easter
Pick up some cards from the lobby and invite a friend or neighbor to join us for our Easter Services on Sunday, April 1.
It’s Time to Egg-a-Neighbor!
Did you know that you can make an impact right where you live? We have some very special buckets ready for you in the Connection Center. These buckets will help us share the true reason we celebrate Easter! Pick up a bucket (or two) today and Egg-A-Neighbor! Instructions included.
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 designate guest spaces near the main entry of the building. Those who can park away from the main entrances for Easter Sunday are encouraged to show hospitality in this way.
Wednesday.comm Meal and Classes • Our meal for Wednesday, March 28, is prepared and served by the Stephen Ministers. All proceeds will go to the Stephen Ministry fund. Meal: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, biscuits and gravy and baked apples. Meals are $5 per plate (sharing is allowed, max. $15 per family) and will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Emergency Response Training • The Lexington District is holding an ERT training to create a district Disaster Response Team for UMCOR. This meeting will be at St. Luke UMC on April 20-21. The Training will start on Friday Afternoon/evening (time TBD) and consist of 4 hours Friday, April 20, and 4 hours on Saturday, April 21. If you are interested in completing the training and becoming part of the team, please contact Allen Porter ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-375-3753.
St. Luke 101 • A new session of St. Luke 101 will begin on Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. and continue through the four Wednesdays in April. If you are new to St. Luke, or would like to know more about the church or you are interested in joining the church please come join us as we talk about the doctrines, history and ministries of St. Luke. The Wednesday.comm meal begins at 5:15 and the class will be from 6-7 p.m.
Help Us Celebrate Janice Smith’s 90th birthday on April 17 • Janice Smith is a long time member and a special prayer warrior. She is presently living at Hometown Manor in Lexington. We are compiling letters and cards to put into a “memory book” for her. Deadline is April 10. Baskets will be placed at the Connection Center and Welcome Center. Contact Joanne Beidleman (278-3973) or Marilyn Collins (296-1055) for more information.
Shiny Gods • In Shiny Gods, a four-week video-based study by United Methodist pastor Mike Slaughter, we will discuss priorities and how to break free from a lifestyle of “must have” and move into a lifestyle of generosity for God. Please join us on Wednesdays in April beginning April 4 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.! Questions? Contact facilitator Nora Conner, email@example.com or 859-269-4687.