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.


St. Luke University Fall Kick-Off 2018!

The College-age group will be gathering on Saturday. August 18 for our opening event, welcoming the freshmen and any others who want to get involved!  We will meet at St. Luke at 9:30 a.m. to go hiking at the Pinnacles in Berea. Bring a lunch and we will ride the bus together. We will return to St. Luke at 5:30 p.m. for dinner.  If you are unable to join us for the hike, please consider joining us for dinner at St. Luke. Maybe we will even play some ping-pong!


Yoga at St. Luke! • Do you want to experience yoga in a comfortable and familiar Christian environment? Our yoga classes are very beginner friendly and for both men and women alike and are free with the option to make a donation. Classes are Fridays at 9:00 a.m. in the Gym. You would need to bring your own yoga mat or large towel or any straps, blocks, or pillows you might need.  Contact Carrie Rogers at whitehairwoman@yahoo.com for more information.


Name Tag Month! •  Are you new to St. Luke? Are you not good at remembering names? Are you a long-term member who is too embarrassed to ask someone his/her name? Do you want to get better acquainted with others on a first-name basis?  If any of these apply to you, you will be very glad to know that the next six Sundays (August 12-September 16) are designated as “Name Tag Month.” Every Sunday, adhesive name tags will be available in the pew pads and at the desks in the Welcome Center and Connection Center for members, regular attendees and guests to fill out and wear throughout the morning.  We expect the usual increase in attendance as school begins, and this small gesture will be a wonderful way to deepen our fellowship and broaden our outreach. Those who have laminated name tags are encouraged to wear them especially at this time. Thanks for making hospitality at St. Luke a wonderful witness of Christ’s love to all.


LAST CHANCE to be in the Pictorial Directory! • A pictorial directory is a powerful tool in our church to help us know each other better. Every family photographed for the directory will receive a copy of the directory and one 8×10 portrait at no cost. There are a handful of appointments left for Monday, September 10 and you can sign up at the table in the Connection center hallway. If you can’t find one that works for you, please contact mwalz@stlukeumc.org as soon as possible, don’t wait.


Growing Young Sunday School Study Do you have young people in your life whom you care about?  Do you want to help pass along the Christian faith to the next generation?  The Genesis Sunday School Class and John Duff would like to invite you to a new study taking a look at different ways St. Luke can do a better job enabling young people to connect with God and love our church.  The class will be studying Fuller Youth Institute’s “Growing Young” for six weeks beginning Sunday, August 12  at 9:45 a.m. in Room 126.

Text-to-Give is Here!

A simple and fast way to contribute electronically!  Just follow these steps:

1) Text the word GIVE and the amount you want to give to the number (859)214-6218

2) Reply YES

3) And you’re done!

You will receive a notification when your contribution has processed.  The first time only, you will need to log in to your St. Luke Engage online giving account or set one up.

Questions?  Want help? Contact Nora Conner at (859)269-4687 or nconner@stlukeumc.org.


Women’s Bible Study • Have you ever tried to fight worry with faith and felt you were losing the battle? Have comments like “God’s got this!” or “Just pray about it” only left you feeling more burdened? We know we shouldn’t worry, but the reality is that we all do at times. Whether our concerns are personal or global, we long for something more than platitudes that will help us put real feet to our faith and win the worry battle. Women of all ages are welcome to join us as we begin our 7 week study, “Joshua-Winning the Worry Battle” by Barbara Roose,  We will meet on Wednesdays from 10:00-12:00 in Room 126 beginning on September 5. For more information, contact Lynn Hill at lynn.hill@twc.com or text/call 859-576-9238.


An Afternoon at the Movies • The Keenagers Sunday School Class and Stan Durbin will be showing the movie “War Room” this Tuesday, August 14 at 1:30 p.m. War Room is a compelling faith drama filled with humor and heart  that became the #1 movie in US theaters and received raving reviews from audiences of all ages. “They have it all, great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream home. But appearances can be deceiving. Their world is actually crumbling under the strain of a falling marriage.” Invite a friend, a neighbor, or someone in the church! We will have popcorn and seating for up to 100 guests.


Blue Barrel Sunday

Pick up your Blue Barrel Bag this Sunday and return next Sunday filled with a variety of non-meat protein items. This can include items such as shelf-stable milk and canned beans. Think pinto beans, great northern beans, navy beans, cannellini beans, pork n’ beans, refried beans, and kidney beans. It can also include mac and cheese items. Please no black beans as we have lots of those. Thank you!


Join the Choir • The St. Luke Chancel Choir practice has resumed!  Everybody is welcome to join the choir (whether you have sung with us before or not)! Practices will be weekly on Wednesdays nights at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room. Contact Brent Merritt bmerritt@stlukeumc.org if you have any questions.


Ping-Pong on Wednesday Night!

This Wednesday we will be hosting a ping-pong tournament as part of the opening night of Wednesday.comm! Anyone who would like to sign up can do so on the sheet next to the Connection Center.  When you sign up please note whether you consider yourself a “beginner” or “advanced.”


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