Family Photos and Pictorial Directory • A pictorial directory is a powerful tool in our church to help us know each other better. Our last directory is now outdated and it is time for a new one. Please make an appointment to have your picture taken at the sign-up table in the Connection Center. You can also sign up online at www.stlukeumc.org/signup. 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.


Today is Blue Barrel Sunday! If you didn’t bring your bag today it is welcome any time this month. Fill it with a variety of canned meats including canned chicken, tuna, salmon, chili, or beef stew. Spam, Vienna sausages, and sardines are also gladly accepted.


The Mountain Mission Truck is Coming

The Mountain Mission is in need of donations. Needed items: socks, underwear, men’s clothing, appliances, vacuum cleaners, coffee and creamer, filters for Bunn commercial coffee maker, Mean Green spray, Pinesol, heavy duty mops, furniture polish, bleach, drain cleaner, and 33 gallon garbage bags. Please drop off donated items inside the stairwell storage space in the Connection Center (just past the Connection Center on the left) before July 30. Thank you so much for responding!


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 5  at 9:45 a.m. in Room 126.

Christmas in July • We’re celebrating Christmas in July free of all the secular trappings!  Our “Christmas Unplugged” sermon series focuses on the message of how the birth of the baby Jesus impacts our lives every day through the lasting miracles of Jesus Christ. We will have a special offering for the church as well as a missions emphasis this month.  Our much loved back-to-school project has returned, through our partnership with Lexington Rescue Mission! See the display in the Connection Center for more information and to pick the items needed. Be sure to mark your calendars for our Miracle Sunday on July 29.  Get ready to make a real difference in these very special ways as we seek to bring Jesus Christ into more and more lives!


Text-to-Give is Here!

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

1) Text the word CHURCH 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.


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.


Worship Discussion Conference • The SLT is planning two Church Conferences that will focus only on worship at St. Luke.   The first conference will take place on Wednesday, July 18 and we will focus on the need to make some changes and present a couple of scenarios that are under consideration. The second conference is scheduled for Wednesday, August 1 for additional discussion and input. We really need everyone’s thoughts and input as we try to discern the best scenario for the whole church. Please make plans to join us for these important discussions. Both conferences will begin at 6:30 p.m. and meet in the Sanctuary.


Let Them Eat Cake! • Chuck and Sue Lord are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary and invite you to join them for cake in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, July 15, after the 9:45 or 11:00 service! Simply put: they are outrageously grateful to God for this milestone and think celebration and cake are in order! Please stop by before you head home!

New Service Opportunity • Looking for a new way to serve? Another restaurant is partnering with God’s Pantry to provide sliced vegetables such as lettuce and tomatoes for pantry clients. We are looking for a volunteer to pick up on Thursday mornings before 10 a.m.The pickup will be from a restaurant on Richmond Rd and delivered to St. Luke. Contact Karen Hinkle for details at kphinkle@twc.com or 859-421-1232.

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