Annual Conference Mission Offering 2019

Each year at Missions Night at Annual Conference (Tuesday, June 11 this year) an offering is received from every local church to support two or three mission projects in the Annual Conference and beyond the Conference.   This year two of those projects touch St. Luke directly. One of the projects is Grace Kids: A Church for Kids in Louisville. This is an amazing outreach to at-risk kids in a very tough area of Louisville. Former St. Luker,  Rev. Corey Nelson is the pastor in charge. A second project is to help support congregations that are working with refugees, and ministering to these new populations in America. St. Luke has within our church family two such missionary communities with our Congolese/Swahili community and our Multicultural Community.   The third mission project that the offering will support is Encounter Ministries, which is an addiction recovery ministry in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. These areas have been hit hard with drug abuse and addiction and Encounter Ministry is beginning to make great strides in offering a ministry of recovery in these vastly under resourced areas.   Through our generosity we have a great opportunity to impact many lives in our community and our state. If you would like to support the Conference Mission offering, please place your offering in the plate on Sunday and mark it for Annual Conference Mission or send it to the church designated in the same way. Or you can give online, at stlukeumc.org and also designate for the Annual Conference Missions Offering.   All donations need to be made no later than June 4 in order to be included on Missions night.     


Free Pancake Breakfast to Support the Youth Group

Next Sunday, June 2,  9-11:00 a.m. in the Gym! Support the St. Luke youth group by enjoying a free pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 2nd, 9 am until 11 am. We will have pancakes, bacon, juice and coffee. Monetary donations will be accepted but are not required! (SLUMY is no longer doing the pumpkin fundraiser, so anything you can offer is GREATLY appreciated!) All proceeds go toward serving and supporting our youth program.


This Friday – Retirement Celebration for Pastor Mark

This Friday, May 31, at 6 pm, in the Life Center, we will celebrate Pastor Mark Girard’s retirement from the ministry after 38 years of service! We want to take this opportunity to thank Mark for his years of dedicated service not only to St Luke UMC, but also all the churches he has served so faithfully during his time in the Methodist tradition. We will provide fried chicken, green beans, and mac & cheese. We ask that you bring side dishes, salads, or desserts. We are also planning some time to share our favorite stories and memories of Mark and his impact on our lives. If you can or cannot attend the event, we ask that you write a card, note, or letter of appreciation and drop it off in Venus’s office or put it in the SPRC mail box. Gifts are also welcome and should be given to one of the staff or SPRC members.  In order to help us plan, please RSVP the number in your family that will be attending by marking your attendance on the sheet in the Connection Center or by email mwalz@stlukeumc.org.


Family Vacation Bible school is just around the corner.

It will be held June 18-20 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Your family will experience faith, fun and fellowship like never before!  Games, crafts, science, stories, singing and Family Talk Time will help you grow closer to God and closer to each other! Snack supper will be included each night. We are asking that you register and attend as a family. Register online today at www.stlukeumc.org/vbs


Donations and Supplies Needed for Guatemala Mission Trip

St. Luke is sending a team to Guatemala June 23-July 1, and we need your help! We are collecting donations and supplies. You can purchase a “share” in the mission trip for $20 in the Connection Center that will officially make you a part of the mission team. You will receive updates and be invited to a special dinner or lunch after the trip so we can tell you all about it. We are also looking for supplies: sample-size toothpastes, quart-sized Ziplock freezer bags, latex-free gloves, crayons, and 3oz paper cups. Please drop these donations in the bin at the table in front of the Café.


Volunteer in Worship this Summer

It’s almost summer, the kids will soon be out of school ,and the choir will be going 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 between June 16 – August 18. Please sign up or call Mariann with the dates you are available (mreinke@stlukeumc.org/419-494-3335). You will be contacted with further details.


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