Sole Hope Shoe Packing Party Sunday, May 21 • 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Old Blue Jeans Needed! • St. Luke’s Children Ministry and SLUMY are teaming up to host a Shoe Cutting Party to make shoes for Sole Hope,  an organization that was founded to help those in countries in Africa without shoes.  We are in need of donations of used blue jeans to make the shoes out. Please drop them in the box outside Susan Cutshall’s office. Questions? Email Susan at

Wednesday.comm Make-a-Difference Night Meal • Our meal for Wednesday, May 3, is prepared and served by the Guatemala Mission Trip Team. All donations and proceeds will go to the Mission Trip fund. The meal will include lasagna, garlic bread, salad, and dessert. Meals are $5 per plate (sharing is allowed, max. $15 per family) and will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. This is also Make-a-Difference night! We will have opportunities for you to participate in missions activities on Wednesday night as well as bring in donations for Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Nathanial Mission, a Children’s Activity Table, a Terrariums Craft Table, and UMCOR Cleaning Buckets.

Prayer Gathering • Only prayer can do what prayer can do – and as it turns out, prayer can do a lot. You are invited to a Prayer Gathering on Sunday night, April 30, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Aldersgate Chapel (off of the Fellowship Hall). This will be an informal time of prayer and worship. Child care will be provided.

National Day of Prayer Service

This year’s National Day of Prayer service will be at Trinity Hill United Methodist Church this Thursday, May 4th, at 7:00 p.m. Persons from all of the United Methodist Churches in Lexington will be praying for our nation and world.   Make plans to join us for this special time of prayer and worship.  If you would like to be St. Luke’s representative in prayer that evening please talk with Pastor Mark.   

Offering for KY United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth • The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth (KyUMH) offering is this Sunday, April 30.  Every 5th Sunday, we support this ministry to children and youth with histories of abuse, neglect and/or family trauma.  KyUMH brings hope and healing to over 150 youth and families throughout Kentucky each day though residential and community-based programs. Visit the informational table in the Connection Center or check out to read success stories and more about the ministry.  You can make a donation in the offering plate today.  Please designate that it is for the Methodist Homes.  Thank you!

Items Needed for UMCOR Cleaning Buckets

We need your help in purchasing items for UMCOR cleaning buckets that will be used to help people in communities that have recently faced floods or other disasters. Stop by the table in the connection center to pick up a list of basic items — such as sponges, detergent, dish soap, etc. — that you can buy to help with this missions project.  The items need to be returned by this Wednesday, so the completed buckets can be assembled at the Wednesday.comm closing event.

Clean Grocery Bags Needed for God’s Pantry • The pantry is in need of clean, used plastic grocery bags. If you have some that you can donate, please bring them and place them in the blue barrels or they can be dropped off at the pantry.

Volunteers Needed • Do you have a passion for worship and enjoy technology? If so, we might have a ministry need that would be an ideal fit for you. We are looking for a few members to run the computer (for the projection system) during the three services on a Sunday morning during the summer, approximately one Sunday per month, from late May – mid August. Training will be provided. If you would like to volunteer, or have questions, please contact: Mariann Reinke, worship director, by email at or call 419-494-3335.

Esther Circle Meeting • Tuesday, May 2, 2017 • 6:00 p.m. • The Esther Circle of United Methodist Women will meet on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will enjoy a video of Christian comedienne Chondra Pierce, with refreshments provided.  Come and join us in laughter and fellowship. We invite all who are interested – bring your neighbor, sister, daughter, mother – whoever enjoys humor!

Photos Needed for Mother’s Day Memorial • On Mother’s Day, May 14, we will be having a special memorial recognition during our morning services to remember the mothers in and of our congregation who have passed away over the course of the last year. If you would like to participate in this, please send us a photo of your mother, along with her name, your name (if you wish), and the date of her birth and death. Email this to by May 8.

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