Prayer Shawl Ministry
Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. Many blessings are prayed into the shawls. The Prayer Shawl Ministry of St. Luke Methodist Church meets every Tuesday morning in Room 124 from 10:00-12:00. If you knit/crochet, or would like to learn, please join us in the making and giving of the Prayer Shawls. Contact Sue Pixler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-321-2934.
Blue Barrel Sunday
Next week is the Sunday that we all try to fill the Blue Barrels with donations for our God’s Pantry Food Bank. Pick up your blue bag today and bring it back next week with canned fruits. This can be peaches, pears, pineapple, mandarin oranges, fruit cocktail, or applesauce, etc. On vacation or out of town? You can drop off your contributions at any time by leaving them at the Blue Barrels by door 3 or at the pantry.
Want to be blessed by helping a refugee learn English?
Our St. Luke ESL program will be resuming September 11th and we want your help! We meet Wednesdays from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm in room 127 and need volunteers in the classroom, in the nursery (there are always two workers), and driving the church van . Our students have come from various countries: Congo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bhutan, Jordan, and Syria. Questions? Call or text Marcie Barnett 859-806-7756 or Janet Garrison 859-221-5424.
Women at the Well
The Women at the Well Sunday School class will be starting a new video study on August 25th: Psalm 23—The Shepherd With Me by Jennifer Rothschild. We meet in room 110 at 9:30, and invite any women to join us! According to Jennifer: “You will be blown away by how much big truth is packed into this little Psalm….You’ll discover that Psalm 23 is a spiritual lullaby that your Shepherd sings over you….it is a psalm designed to give you confidence in life.” If you have any questions, contact Sherri Reed (361-1183, after 4 pm) or John Duff.
Trustees Work Day!
Our next regular work day for the church is Saturday, August 24th. We’ll have coffee, donuts, and a devotion at 8:30, assign work projects, and get to work at 9:00 a.m. There’s something for everyone, and everyone is encouraged to participate. Come out and help spruce things up around the church while having fun and fellowship together! Questions? Contact Gil Rouse, Trustees Chair, email@example.com.
Introduction to Christian Theology
Beginning September 1st, Ken Collins will offer the course Introduction to Christian Theology for earnest Christians who are curious about their faith in the face of an increasingly complex world. The course will not only offer challenging lectures, drawing from the resources of revelation and reason, but it will also welcome engaging and thoughtful participation.
Guatemala Shareholders Reception on August 11
The Guatemala Mission Team has returned with stories and photos to share with our supporters! If you purchased a share in the Guatemala Mission Trip, were a financial supporter, or supported us in your prayers, we would love to have you participate in our Shareholders’ Reception. This will take place on Sunday, August 11, after the morning services in the Trinity Room. Various snacks, small dishes, refreshments, treats, and drinks will be available. We want to thank you for your support and show you what it means! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 9.
St. Luke University Kick-Off
The College-Age Ministry at St. Luke is kicking off our fall semester on August 17th with a cookout at the Church! Come out from 6-9 PM to enjoy food, community, and cornhole! Check out our Facebook page entitled St. Luke University or our Instagram at @st_luke_university for more information.
Young Adult Ministry Fall 2019
For the past year St. Luke has had a college-age small group and a (post-college) young adult group. This Fall we have decided to combine them into one! Thus starting Monday, August 19th our combined Young Adults small group gathering will begin at 6:30 PM with a meal which will lead into our worship and sharing time. I’m very excited about this and I hope that it brings energy and momentum to our ministry to young people at St. Luke. Contact me (John Duff) at email@example.com for more info.
Special After Worship Event on September 15
On September 15, we will be having an exciting fellowship time after the morning services. You won’t want to miss this, so mark your calendars now!
St Luke’s God’s Pantry Team is looking for a New Volunteer Scheduler
Are you detail oriented and organized? Do you know how to send group emails? Can you handle numerous phone calls and last minute efforts to find a volunteer? Our long term scheduler needs a break. We seek someone to pick up the task for doing the monthly schedule using an established list of volunteers. Interested? Contact Karen Hinkle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Market 2019
The United Methodist Women are hosting their Holiday Market on October 18 & 19 here at St. Luke. The vendor fee is $35, unless you are a member or regular attender of St. Luke and then the fee is only $30. The application can be found at www.stlukeumc.org/holidaymarket2019 Contact Kelly Claes at email@example.com for more information or any questions.
Fall 2019 Wednesday.comm
Our Wednesday.comm Fall 2019 semester will start on September 4th! This is a couple of weeks later than we have started in recent years so we wanted to let you all know early. Stay tuned for more info coming soon!