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.

Yoga Classes Begin this Week! • St. Luke will begin to host regular yoga classes on Fridays at 9:00am beginning August 10. Carrie Rogers, a certified yoga instructor, will be providing yoga classes to those who wish to experience this exercise in a comfortable and familiar Christian environment. These classes will be very beginner friendly and for both men and women alike. They will be free with the option to make a donation to the St. Luke Recreation ministry fund. You would need to bring your own yoga mat or large towel or any straps, blocks, or pillows you might need.  Contact Mark Walz at mwalz@stlukeumc.org or Carrie Rogers at whitehairwoman@yahoo.com for more information.

Ping-Pong Tournament

Recently, St. Luke members have been playing lots of ping-pong at the church and we now have three tables to play on!  As a result, we have decided to host a ping-pong tournament as part of the opening night of Wednesday.comm! Joy McPherson will be organizing the tournament and 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.”

Pick up Your Second Quarter Contribution Statement

Contribution statements for the second quarter of 2018 are ready, and to help defray the cost of mailing, we ask that you pick your statement up from Nora Conner at the Connection Center today after the morning worship services.  Statements that are not picked up today will be mailed.

Family Photos and Pictorial Directory • Appointments are nearly full for our new photo directory! A pictorial directory is a powerful tool in our church to help us know each other better. Please make an appointment to have your picture taken at the sign-up table in the Connection Center. 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. If you don’t find a date or time that works for you, please contact mwalz@stlukeumc.org

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.

Wednesday.comm Meal Sign-up • The 2018 Fall Semester of Wednesday.comm will be upon us soon! We will need help serving the meals and would like ask your group or class to consider serving one meal this semester. One benefit of sponsoring a meal is that you are able to raise money for a specific mission or ministry opportunity. There is a sign-up sheet by the Connection Center that you can use to sign up! Our fall semester runs August 15 through November 14.  Email or call Marty Sell at marty2sell@yahoo.com or 859 296-1038 for any questions.

An Afternoon at the Movies • The Keenagers Sunday School Class and Stan Durbin have been hosting a series of “Movie Days” here at the church over the last few weeks. This Tuesday, August 7 we will be showing “God’s Not Dead 2” in the Trinity Room at 1:30 p.m.  God’s not Dead 2 will awaken you and stir you up so you are standing boldly but with love. When a high school history teacher is ask a question about Jesus in class, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble. The ensuing epic court case could expel God from the classroom and the public square once and for all! “God’s Not Dead 2” is a powerful call to action: Where will you stand?  All are welcome to attend! Invite a friend, a neighbor, or someone in the church! We will have popcorn and seating for up to 100 guests.

Choir Resumes The St. Luke Chancel Choir will resume weekly practice on August 8 from 7-8:00 p.m. For this first rehearsal, we will meet in the Sanctuary and our practice will be followed by a fun social time of dessert and fellowship! Everybody is welcome to join the choir (whether you have sung with us before or not!). Practices will meet weekly on Wednesdays nights at 7:00 p.m. Contact Brent Merritt bmerritt@stlukeumc.org if you have any questions.

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