Health Expo: Flu Shots and Wellness Checks • Wednesday, October 23 5:00-7:30 P.M. in the gym • Please join us for wellness checks in the gym during Wednesday.comm! Flu shots will be given by the health department nurses, and there is no charge if you bring either your Medicare, Medicaid, or health insurance card; otherwise, the charge is $25. Pediatric doses will be available for children but there will not be any “flu mists.” In addition, there will be “Wellness Check” stations for blood pressure and more.
Blue Barrel Sunday
Next week is the Sunday that we all try to fill the Blue Barrels with donations for our God’s Pantry Food Bank. Pick up your blue bag today and bring it back next week with basics – vegetables, tomato products and soups. On vacation or out of town? You can drop off your contributions at any time by leaving them at the Blue Barrels by door 3 or at the pantry.
Habitat for Humanity Build
The Habitat/Thrivent Financial Build is starting back up on September 13 to finish building a house alongside Wakenya Saidi and Sifa Entyonyemya and their seven children. If you are interested in volunteering for painting, landscaping, finishing work, etc volunteer sign-ups can be found at https://stlukeumc.org/habitat/. Volunteers will be needed on Fridays and Saturdays September 13-October 4. If you are interested in providing lunches for the build please call or text Kathy Silberman at 699-1582 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wakenya and Sifa are grateful for what God has done for their family. They are looking forward to working with all the volunteers who will be helping them finish their house!
Hospitality Team Training
If you are currently involved in or are interested in getting involved in the Hospitality team (ushers, greeters, lobby millers, or welcome desk team) then this training is for you! We will have a training for all Sunday morning hospitality teams on October 13 from 8:30-9:15am in the Loft. Email Brian for any questions or for more information email@example.com.
Wednesday.comm Meal and First Night of Classes
Our meal for Wednesday, September 11 is prepared and served by St. Luke UMC Staff. Proceeds will go towards the missionaries the Kentucky United Methodist Home for Youth and Children. Meal: lime-garlic chicken thighs, rice, steamed veggies, and homemade desserts. There is a suggested donation of $5 per plate (plate sharing is allowed!) and the meal will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Find out more about classes at stlukeumc.org/wednesdays.
The September Newsletter
The September newsletter is now available in black-and-white print form in the Connection and Welcome Centers and in color digital form online at stlukeumc.org/newsletter.
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! You are invited to show your support by wearing your team’s jersey or shirt to worship and bring chairs, chips, sides, and whatever else you’d like!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 on Wednesdays from 12:30-2:00 and need volunteers for the nursery and to drive 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.
Introduction to Christian Theology
Dr. Ken Collins is currently offering 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 offers challenging lectures, drawing from the resources of revelation and reason, but also welcome engaging and thoughtful participation. Join us in The Trinity Room on Sundays at 11:00am.
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.