Habitat for Humanity Build
It’s that time again! Starting July 10, several United Methodist Churches and Thrivent Financial will build a house alongside Wakenya Saidi and Sifa Entyonyemya for them and their seven children at 230 East 6th Street. They are originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo but have lived in the United States for many years. If you are interested in construction, painting, landscaping, and more, volunteer sign-ups can be found at www.lexingtonhabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/Methodist. If you are interested in providing lunches for the build please call or email Kathy Silberman at 699-1582 or email@example.com. Wakenya and Sifa are grateful for what God has done for their family. They are looking forward to working with all the volunteers who will be helping them build their home!
Mountain Mission Truck
The United Methodist Mountain Mission has 8 opportunity stores in Eastern Kentucky. With the help of supporters like you, they are able to provide gently used clothing and household items at a reasonable price. They are looking for new socks and underwear for men, women, and children, men’s and children’s summer clothes, good pots and pans, men’s shoes, good used furniture, coffee, coffee cups, air fresheners, 33 gallon garbage bags, Pinesol, dust mops, toilet bowl cleaner, sugar, paper towels, toilet tissue. Please place your items in the stairwell by the Connection Center before Monday, July 22.
Welcoming Pastor Brian Ebel and Family
The Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) will host a welcome reception for our new pastor, Rev. Brian Ebel, his wife Mandy, and their two children, Sarah and Luke, on June 30 in the Fellowship Hall after the 11:00 am service. Please join us for worship on Brian’s first Sunday at St. Luke and help us welcome him and his family to St. Luke.
Summer Study: Revival!
Do you find that your faith sometimes seems less strong than others? Do you long for a faith that is robust and fully alive? If so, you are in good company! In fact, the founder of Methodism, John Wesley, had this same experience and desire, and his message and faith continue to speak to us today—calling for a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed. Join us on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:15 p.m., beginning July 10, for Adam Hamilton’s Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It. A light meal will be provided! Contact facilitator Nora Conner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-269-4687 with questions or to sign up, or sign up in the Connection Center.
Looking for Food Rescue Volunteers
A few weeks of experience has shown that it would be very helpful to have our own St. Luke Food Rescue volunteers to do the Tuesday and Thursday pick-ups from the Bryan Station Road Kroger’s. Pick up would need to be by 10 a.m. with food delivery to St. Luke around 11 a.m. Brief training would be provided. Several folks could share this task. For more information contact Karen Hinkle at email@example.com.
Prayers for Guatemala Mission Trip
St. Luke has sent a mission team to Jalapal, Guatemala and they return tomorrow! We are still in need of some financial sponsors for our trip. If you would like to be a part of the mission effort, it is not too late, please drop a donation in the offering plate with the memo “Guatemala Mission Trip.”
Volunteer in Worship this Summer
It’s summer, the kids are out of school, and the choir is on summer break! St. Luke has a tradition for members and friends to share their talents by providing Offertory music during the summer months. We are seeking talented persons of all ages to fill in the blanks on the sign-up list posted on the wall by the Connection Center for Sundays running through August 18. Please sign up or call Mariann with the dates you are available (firstname.lastname@example.org/419-494-3335). You will be contacted with further details.
Fifth Sunday Offering
Today we are taking our Fifth Sunday Offering for Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes. Our children’s homes need us more than ever before in the fight to save our children and families from the devastation from Kentucky’s Opioid Epidemic: The Facts– 1) The number of child abuse victims removed from their homes in Kentucky is 3X higher than the national average. 2) The number of confirmed cases of child abuse/neglect in Kentucky has increased by 94% in the last four years. 3) Our Methodist Children’s Homes served over 800 children last year and is on track to serve more this year. Our Methodist Children’s Homes are asking us to make a renewed commitment to 1) pray for the children and 2) generously support the Fifth Sunday Offerings. Please prayerfully consider a special gift today for this 5th Sunday Offering by writing a check to St. Luke with “5th Sunday Offering” or “KYUMCH” in the memo line.