United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Women will meet this Tuesday, March 3. We will meet at 6pm in the Café. We will have a member of the Alms Team talking to us about this outreach of St Luke. Join us – learn, fellowship, and laugh with us (we always have refreshments).
The Genesis Sunday School class will be beginning a new study of the book “Beautiful Outlaw” by John Eldredge on March 15. Guest leader Keith Reinke will lead us through “Beautiful Outlaw” which explores different aspects of Jesus’ personality and focuses on getting to know the real Jesus. If you are looking for a Sunday School class or interested in this study, please join us at 9:30 AM on Sundays in room 126.
Palm Sunday Celebration!
Palm Sunday is the day that we celebrate the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. In the Bible, many shout praises of “Hosanna”, waved palm branches, and laid their coats down on the road as Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey as a sign of praise. We want to continue to lift our shouts of praise and worship in a celebratory atmosphere.
This year at St. Luke, we will celebrate with a church-wide party in the parking lot after the morning services. There will be fellowship, food, activities, a petting zoo, and more! Come and celebrate Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week with your St. Luke family!
There has been massive flooding in Eastern Kentucky, and we need your help! We are assembling more flood buckets to send as soon as possible. We need supplies and funds to purchase supplies. There will be a packing party in the near future, too! Stop by the Connection Center or contact our Team Leader, Allen Porter (606-375-2753) for more information.
St. Luke Connect
Are you new to St. Luke? Want to find out more about what we value, our ministries, and more about the church? Our Senior Pastor, Brian Ebel, would love to meet you on Wednesday, March 25 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for newer people to St. Luke that want to find out more to connect, join the church, be baptized or ask questions.
Why Easter Matters
“The Kemp Class, which meets in room 124 from 9:45 to 10:45am on Sundays, is studying “30 Life Principles” by Dr. Charles Stanley. We will take a break from life principles on March 15 when we begin a 4-week Lent study by Andy Stanley entitled “Why Easter Matters.” We invite you to join our class for some interesting discussion and insights.”
Board Game Night!
Everyone is invited to Loft on March 7th from 6-8pm for an evening of fun & fellowship! Bring your favorite board game to play and a snack to share! We will be collecting canned goods for God’s Pantry as your admission! Invite friends and neighbors to experience some St. Luke hospitality!
New Sunday Night Study: Kaleidoscope
Our Senior Pastor Brian Ebel will be teaching a study called “Kaleidoscope” during the season of Lent. It will focus on different Scriptural passages and the theology of the atonement (Jesus’ death and resurrection). The study starts on March 1st and will run for 5 Sundays (March 1st – April 5th) from 5:30-6:30 PM in room 128! Come and deepen your understanding of Good Friday and Easter Sunday!
The Winter 2020 Newsletter is Now Available
This issue covers January-March 2020. Printed copies in black and white are available in the Welcome and Connection Centers and in full-color online at stlukeumc.org/newsletter.
Blue Barrel Sunday
Today is the Sunday that we try to fill the blue donation barrels with items for our food pantry. Please place your donations in or near one of the blue barrels. We are collecting canned fruit like peaches, pears, pineapple, mandarin oranges, and applesauce. If you forgot your donations, we will accept them at any time. We would love to give clients a variety of choices.
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. The Prayer Shawl Ministry of St. Luke wants to remind you that we have plenty of prayer shawls available for you to take to a friend in need to know that we love them and are praying for them. Talk to Brian or Nora for more information.
Want to Work with Video and Social Technology in Worship?
St. Luke is seeking volunteers to run our livestream services on Sunday mornings. Training will be provided, no experience necessary. Volunteers would need to be available for both morning services on a rotational basis. An informational meeting will be held on March 1 at 12:30 in room 127. If you are interested, contact Amanda Draughn at email@example.com.
Join the Choir
The St. Luke Chancel Choir practices weekly on Wednesday nights 7-8:30 p.m in the Sanctuary. Everybody is welcome to join the choir (whether you have sung with us before or not!). Contact Brent Merritt firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
St Luke Golfers!
We are planning a golf trip to Alabama to play the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. We plan to leave Lexington March 11 and return March 14. We will be playing at RTJ Shoals – Muscle Shoals, AL & RTJ Hampton Cove – Huntsville, AL. Please contact Charles Irons via email (Charles.Irons@bellsouth.net) by February 2nd if you are interested.