Unity Service • THIS SUNDAY we will have a single unified worship service at 10:00 a.m. There will be no other services or Sunday School classes that morning. Childcare is through preschool. We hope that everyone involved in the life of St. Luke will participate in this time of edifying and unifying worship as there will be participants from all five Sunday worship services. Our Kentucky Conference Bishop Rev. Leonard Fairley will be preaching.
Those who can park away from the main entrances are encouraged to show hospitality in this way. If you are able, please park in the neighboring lots along Perimeter Drive, to the left of the church building. Spaces closest to the church including behind the church should remain open as handicap spots. Come join us!
Church-Wide Study Begins!
St. Luke’s annual church-wide study will be over the new release by Jorge Acevedo and Wes Olds: A Grace-Full Life. We will kick off next week with an opening sermon and worship service. The following Sunday, October 8, will start the chapter one Sunday School discussions that will run for four weeks. There is an optional closing ‘epilogue’ session included.
St. Luke College-Age Ministry • St. Luke University has officially taken off and is moving along in the Fall 2017 semester. We have already grown from last year and have had a great time getting to know new people! If you are a college student at St. Luke come out on Monday nights from 7:00-8:30 in room 114 and join us as we draw closer to God and one another.
On the Street, Seasons Are Changing • A team from St. Luke serves breakfast at Nathaniel Mission on the 4th Sunday of each month. We have been the only church that also distributes toiletries and clothing. There is an ongoing need for toiletries, especially deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and razors. With cooler weather, T-shirts can be layered under a long sleeved shirt. Recycled jeans, underwear, and socks are always needed. Thank you for your faithful support of our brothers and sisters who find themselves living on the edge. Please place donations in the basket at the Connection Center.
Be a Missionary an Hour a Month • Are you interested in putting your faith to work without a lot of travel or missing a night in your own bed? Check out the opportunity to explore helping the needy by serving a warm breakfast or distributing toiletries or clothing on the fourth Sunday of each month from 9:00 – 10:00 on Versailles Road. For more information, contact Denise Ockerman at 494-1482, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday.comm Meal and Classes • Our meal for Wednesday, September 27, is prepared and served by the staff of Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center. All proceeds will go to support Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center. Meal: baked spaghetti, cheesy green beans, bread, and blueberry cake. Meals are $5 per plate (sharing is allowed, max. $15 per family) and will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
St. Luke Health Expo 2017 • Get Your Annual Flu Shot! • Wednesday, October 11th, 5:00-7:30 p.m. • October is the best month to get your flu shot, so reserve the date! The cost is for a shot is $25 with payment due at the time of the injection. There is no charge if you have Medicare or Medicaid and some insurance providers! Nurses from the Health Department will administer the flu vaccine. We must know if you have any children you want to have the shot, so we can give the appropriate dose! Please begin to sign up at the Connection Center. Other assessments such as blood pressure and glucose checks will be available on the 11th as well.
October is Pastor & Staff Appreciation Month • Although we appreciate our pastors and staff all year long, October is designated as pastor/staff appreciation month by the United Methodist Church. This month is the perfect time to show the staff the love, honor and encouragement they so deserve in special ways. Baskets will be placed in the Connection and Welcome Centers for you to leave cards, letters, notes of appreciation etc. Many of the staff members also love gift cards, chocolate, cookies and donuts!! Let’s be creative and show the staff how much we appreciate what they do for us all year long.