Annual Conference Mission Offering 2019
Each year at Missions Night at Annual Conference (Tuesday, June 11 this year) an offering is received from every local church to support two or three mission projects in the Annual Conference and beyond the Conference. This year two of those projects touch St. Luke directly. One of the projects is Grace Kids: A Church for Kids in Louisville. This is an amazing outreach to at-risk kids in a very tough area of Louisville. Former St. Luker, Rev. Corey Nelson is the pastor in charge. A second project is to help support congregations that are working with refugees, and ministering to these new populations in America. St. Luke has within our church family two such missionary communities with our Congolese/Swahili community and our Multicultural Community. The third mission project that the offering will support is Encounter Ministries, which is an addiction recovery ministry in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. These areas have been hit hard with drug abuse and addiction and Encounter Ministry is beginning to make great strides in offering a ministry of recovery in these vastly under resourced areas. Through our generosity we have a great opportunity to impact many lives in our community and our state. If you would like to support the Conference Mission offering, please place your offering in the plate on Sunday and mark it for Annual Conference Mission or send it to the church designated in the same way. Or you can give online, at stlukeumc.org and also designate for the Annual Conference Missions Offering. All donations need to be made no later than June 4 in order to be included on Missions night.
Sunday is Blue Barrel Sunday!
Drop off your donations for God’s Pantry in or near one of the Blue Barrels. If you forgot your donations, we will accept them at anytime!
Free Pancake Breakfast to support the youth group, Sunday, June 2, 9-11:00 a.m. in the Gym!
We hope you’ll join us in supporting our youth program by attending the free pancake breakfast. Donations will be accepted. All proceeds go towards serving and supporting our youth program.
Retirement Celebration for Pastor Mark
On Friday, May 31, at 6 pm, in the Life Center, we will celebrate Pastor Mark Girard’s retirement from the ministry after 38 years of dedicated service! What an accomplishment and a well-deserved send-off for Mark, Karen, and their family. We want to take this opportunity to thank Mark for his years of dedicated service not only to St Luke UMC but also all the churches he has served so faithfully during his time in the Methodist tradition. The SPRC is planning a fried chicken, green beans (Mark’s favorite), and mac & cheese menu supplemented by side dishes, salads or desserts from those who will be able to attend. We are also planning some time to share our favorite stories and memories of Mark and his impact on our lives. What we are asking everyone to do, even if you cannot attend this event, is to write cards, notes, letters of appreciation, etc. and drop them off in Venus’s office or put in the SPRC mail box. Love gifts are also welcome and should be given to one of the staff or SPRC members.
In order to help us plan, please RSVP the number in your family that will be attending, please mark your attendance on the sheet in the Connection Center or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you will be there.
Family Vacation Bible school is just around the corner.
It will be held June 18-20 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Your family will experience faith, fun and fellowship like never before! Games, crafts, science, stories, singing and Family Talk Time will help you grow closer to God and closer to each other! Snack supper will be included each night. We are asking that you register and attend as a family. Register online today at www.stlukeumc.org/vbs
Today! BBQ to Go – Support International Missions!
Skip the drive through, surprise your family, treat a neighbor, delight your coworkers, and support your mission team travel to reach out to orphans and abandoned elderly in Guatemala. You too can be a part of the mission effort. You can purchase a pound container of delicious secret recipe pulled pork BBQ today between services for only $8! You can buy the BBQ to eat on Sunday, freeze it for later, or to give it to a friend in need. Sales will be in the Connection Center between and after all services.
Donations and Supplies Needed for Guatemala Mission Trip
St. Luke is sending a team to Guatemala on June 23 and we need your help! We are collection donations and supplies. You can purchase a “share” in the mission trip for $20 in the Connection Center that will officially make you a part of the mission team. You will receive updates and be invited to a special dinner or lunch after the trip so we can tell you all about it. We are also looking for supplies: sample toothpastes, quart-sized Ziplock freezer bags, latex-free gloves, crayons, and 3oz paper cups. Please drop these donations in the bin at the table in front of the Café.