“He Chose the Nails” Lenten Study
In this five-session video Bible study, Max Lucado explores the gifts that Christ gave at his crucifixion. The cross is rich with God’s gifts of grace, and as we unwrap them, we will hear him whisper, “I did it just for you.” Join the Keenagers Sunday School class for this Lenten study beginning March 15, at 9:30 in the Trinity Room.
Scripture Readers for Good Friday
Have you heard the news? Something new is happening at St. Luke during Holy Week! We will be having an evening Good Friday Service, which will be a full Tenebrae service, with 15 scripture readings and songs. If you are interested in participating by reading a scripture passage at the service on Friday, April 10 at 6:30 pm go to stlukeumc.org/gf20.
Blue Barrel Sunday
Next week is Blue Barrel Sunday, the day we bring in extra donations to fill the blue barrels for our food pantry. Pick up a blue bag and bring it back next week with your donations. This month, we are asking for soup of all kinds! Keep in mind that cream soups like cream of chicken and cream of mushroom, are great for making casseroles.
United Methodist Mountain Mission
The UMMM has been serving the people of eastern Kentucky since 1943 with 8 opportunity stores. They are able to provide gently used clothing and household items to disadvantage persons at a reasonable price. The Mountain Mission is in need of men’s shoes, men’s winter clothes, winter shoes/boots, new sock and underwear, plus-sized clothes, women’s purses, men’s and children’s summer clothes, pots and pans, used furniture, small appliances, rubber bands, coffee cups, air fresheners, garbage bags, paper towels, pinesol, dust mops, toilet bowl cleaner, sugar, toilet tissue, and windex. Please drop off donated items to the Resource Room (just past the Connection Center) before March 16.
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!
Kentucky and Tennessee Disaster Relief
Tennessee has had devastating tornadoes and Eastern KY has experienced massive flooding and we need your help! We are assembling more cleaning 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.”
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 will be on Sunday nights from 5:30-6:30pm in Room 128 and will run until April 5. Come and deepen your understanding of Good Friday and Easter Sunday!
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.