Family Photos and Pictorial Directory • A pictorial directory is a powerful tool in our church to help each of us know each other better. Our last directory is now outdated and it is time for a new one. Please make an appointment to have your picture taken on one of the sign-up Sundays beginning July 8. You can also sign up online at www.stlukeumc.org/signup. Every family photographed for the directory will receive a copy of the directory and one 8×10 portrait at no cost. You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits at the time of photography.


Worship Planning Conferences

The SLT is planning two Church Conferences that will focus only on worship at St. Luke.   At the first Conference (on Wednesday, July 18) the team will focus on the need to make some changes and present a couple of scenarios that are under consideration. The second conference is scheduled for Wednesday August 1 for additional discussion and input. We really need everyone’s thoughts and input as we try to discern the best scenario for the whole church as we move forward.   Make plans to join us for these important discussions. Both Conferences will begin at 6:30 and meet in the Sanctuary.


Let Them Eat Cake! • Chuck and Sue Lord are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary and invite you to join them for CAKE in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, July 15, after the 9:45 or 11:00 service! Simply put: they are outrageously grateful to God for this milestone and think celebration and CAKE are in order.  Please stop by before you head home!


Join the Worship Production Team

We are seeking a few volunteers to assist worship at St. Luke by running the projection or sound equipment during services once per month. Training WILL be provided and your commitment would only be 3-4 hours per month. If you feel called to be a part of the growing worship ministry, please email Mariann Reinke, at  mreinke@stlukeumc.org.


Seeking Loving Hands to Help in our Nursery!

Our nursery is experiencing growth and we are seeking people to serve on a rotation basis during the 9:45 service.  Would it bring you great joy to hold a little one knowing that you are giving parents an opportunity to worship? Contact Susan today!  scutshall@stlukeumc.org


Summer Special Music

We are looking for our talented St. Luke members to provide special music for services on June 17 – Aug 19. Please contact Mariann Reinke with the dates you are available to serve (mreinke@stlukeumc.org/419-494-3335)


New Service Opportunity • Looking for a new way to serve? Little Caesar’s is partnering with God’s Pantry to provide fresh foods for pantry guests. Our location is in need of a pizza pickup volunteer on Tuesday and/or Friday mornings. The pickup will be from Little Caesar’s and delivered to St. Luke. Contact Karen Hinkle for details at kphinkle@twc.com or 859-421-1232.


Habitat for Humanity • St. Luke and several other United Methodist Churches in Lexington will  be partnering with Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial to build a house with Riziki Nzibonera and her three children this year. The build is underway at 1773 Russell Cave Road. Volunteer sign-ups for the build are live at lexingtonhabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/Methodist. You will need to create an account and then click on the date you want to volunteer. If you are interested in providing lunch for the volunteers, call or text Kathy Silberman at 859-699-1582.


Aldersgate Camp • If your family is seeking financial assistance from St. Luke for your child or youth to attend Aldersgate Camp this summer please contact Susan (scutshall@stlukeumc.org) or Pastor Mark (mgirard@stlukeumc.org). All requests must be approved by the church before your application can be submitted to the camp.


Donations Needed • As you clean your closets please save any LIKE-NEW small items for Kids’ Café! We use these as rewards for K-5th graders that put forth effort during their academic session.  Kids’ Café resumes September 4 – but items may be dropped off at the Connection Center. Questions? Contact Sue Lord 797-1586.


Thank You • Special Thanks to our many St. Luke Kids’ Café Volunteers, our UK Service Corps Students, and our St. Luke “Grandpa Brigade” that assisted in our periscope and bird house build projects with kits donated by Home Depot, Richmond Road!  We thank God for allowing us to love and encourage children that do not always receive love and encouragement. Kids’ Café is held on Tuesday afternoons 3:00-5:00 and will resume September 11. If you love kids and could serve one Tuesday a month or more, please contact Pam Harned @ 494-8677,  Mary Ross @ 223-0364 or Sue Lord @ 797-1586.


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