Tailgating and Picnic in the Parking Lot on September 15
College football season is back! The sounds, sights, smells, and the best part: tailgating. We don’t often think of it but the people of God started out as one great big tailgating party that roamed from place to place for a 40 year season. We are kicking off the new teaching series “Tailgating” with a Tailgating party of our own in the parking lot after the 11:00am service on September 15 .This will be fun for the whole family! Hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, and inflatables! Join us this fall at St. Luke as we look to how we might recapture the tailgating movement as God’s people called the Church.
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 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 email@example.com or 307-321-2934.
Come Make a Joyful Noise!
Handbell choirs rehearsals resume on Monday, September 9. The beginners choir (Joyful Noise Choir) is at 6:30 p.m. and the advanced choir (Jubilation Choir) is at 7:30 p.m. This is open to anyone interested in praising the Lord with music! No prior experience or musical knowledge is necessary to join the Joyful Noise Choir. The Jubilation Choir is open to anyone with prior bell or instrument experience. For more information please contact Bethany Watt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got Music in You?
Share it with us! Chancel Choir will rehearse again, every Wednesday from 7-8:15 in the Sanctuary, beginning on August 21. Come join us! Questions? Contact Brent Merritt, Choir Director at email@example.com.
Blue Barrel Sunday
Today is the Sunday that we all try to fill the Blue Barrels with donations for our God’s Pantry Food Bank! We are collecting peaches, pears, pineapple, mandarin oranges, fruit cocktail, or applesauce, etc. You can drop off your contributions at any time by leaving them at the Blue Barrels by door 3 or at the pantry. If you forgot your donations, we will accept them at any time!
Want to be blessed by helping a refugee learn English?
Our St. Luke ESL program will be resuming September 11 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 25: 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 24. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or any questions.