New Worship Times Begin Next Week! • Beginning on September 16, we will not only be changing the times we worship, but also the way we worship. The following will be our new Sunday schedule: 9:30 a.m. formal worship in the Sanctuary; 10:45 a.m. new worshipping community in the Fellowship Hall; 11:00 a.m. less formal worship in the Sanctuary; 12:30 p.m. Swahili Worship in The Loft; 3:00 p.m. Multicultural Worship in the Fellowship Hall.
New Study in the Keenagers Sunday School Class • The Keenagers Sunday School Class will begin a new study on September 9 called “Anatomy of Peace”. The books are available in the class and are $10.00 each. Please come and join us for this new exciting study! If you are looking for a new Sunday School Class, we invite you to come and see what God may have in store for you. Beginning September 16, we are meeting at 9:30 am in the Trinity Room.
Hope, Faith, and Love in Action: The United Methodist Women • The Sarah Circle of UMW will meet this Thursday, September 13 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 4 off of the Fellowship Hall. The meetings are the second Thursday morning of each month. Come and visit any month! For further information contact: Elaine Ketterer at 859-309-1086 or 859-492-0776.
St. Luke Basics (101) Class set to begin in October. • Are you new to St. Luke and would like to know about the church and ways to get involved? Beginning on Wednesday evening, October 3, as part of Wednesday.comm, Pastor Mark will be offering St. Luke Basics, which will explore the history, beliefs, values, and ministries of St. Luke United Methodist Church. The class will meet from 6-7 p.m. on the Wednesdays of October, following the Wednesday night meal which begins at 5:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome! If you have any questions, please talk with or email Pastor Mark at email@example.com.
Welcome Reception for New Lexington DS • Join us for a come-and-go reception welcoming new Lexington District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Iosmar Alvarez, along with his wife Zulayne and daughter Sulam on September 23 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Centenary UMC in Lexington.
Financial Peace University Returns September 12! • Do you have hopes and dreams? Our Financial Peace University course can help you realize them! Join us on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 beginning September 12 for this nine-week group that will have a Christian perspective as we explore topics like relating with money, cash flow planning, eliminating debt, the role of insurance, retirement planning, real estate and mortgages, and more. There is a cost for materials, but assistance is available if needed. Please sign up in the Connection Center or contact facilitator Nora Conner at 859-269-4687 (ext. 242) or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or to get more information.
Blue Barrel Sunday • This Sunday is “pick up your Blue Barrel Bag” Sunday. The supplies from donations through the main pantry have been very limited in August. Thus, we are giving you some options: Return your bag on Blue Barrel Sunday, September 16, with soups of all type sor you may choose vegetables such as green beans, mixed vegetables or veggies like beets, sauerkraut or greens.
Bishop Regional Meetings • Bishop Fairley will hold a series of meetings throughout the conference beginning this September. The theme of these meetings is: Passionate Spiritual Disciples: Growing in the Spirit. The Lexington meeting will take place on September 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Hill UMC. This meeting is for anyone and everyone is strongly encouraged to attend! Childcare is available, please just make sure to contact Jessica Wells at the Lexington District office to make childcare arrangements.
Name Tag Month! • Are you new to St. Luke? Are you not good at remembering names? Are you a long-term member who is too embarrassed to ask someone his/her name? Do you want to get better acquainted with others on a first-name basis? This month we are celebrating “Name Tag Month!” Every Sunday, adhesive name tags will be available in the pew pads and at the desks in the Welcome Center and Connection Center for members, regular attendees and guests to fill out and wear throughout the morning. We expect the usual increase in attendance as school begins, and this small gesture will be a wonderful way to deepen our fellowship and broaden our outreach. Those who have laminated name tags are encouraged to wear them especially at this time. Thanks for making hospitality at St. Luke a wonderful witness of Christ’s love to all.
Wednesday.comm Meal and Classes • Our meal for September 12 is prepared and served by Jose Buenrostro. All proceeds will go to the Jose’s Missions. Meal: authentic mexican dinner. There is a suggested donation of $5 per plate (plate sharing is allowed!) and will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Find out more about classes at stlukeumc.org/wednesdays.
Invest in the Life of the Community Around Our Church Building! • St. Luke Kids’ Cafe is a Tuesday after school 3:00-5:00 pm outreach to K-8th children, providing academic help, gym time, hands-on games/crafts and a substantial snack supper. How about investing your love in these children one Tuesday or more per month? contact: Pam Harned 859-494-8677 or Sue Lord 859-797-1586.
Holiday Market 2018 • The United Methodist Women are hosting their Holiday Market on October 12 & 13 here at St. Luke. If you would like to be a vendor, please go to www.stlukeumc.org/holidaymarket2018 and follow the directions to fill out the application. The vendor fee is $35 unless you are a member or regular attender of St. Luke and then the fee is only $30. Contact email@example.com for more information or any questions.
Strengthen Our Praise
With our new worship times come new opportunities, the Chancel Choir (directed by Brent Merritt) will serve primarily at the 11:00 sanctuary service, occasionally at the 9:30, and the 8:30 a cappella ensemble (directed by Sue Lord) will now serve at the 9:30 service 2 or 3 times a month. Additional singers mean stronger praise! Uniquely those who sing can choose to serve in one or both groups: The Chancel Choir rehearses on Wed. at 7:00 and sings a wide variety of styles, also preparing for larger worship presentations. The 9:30 Ensemble rehearses at 9:00 am on the Sundays they serve and sings 4-part a cappella hymn arrangements. Music and recordings of individual voice parts are sent out the week before so that Ensemble singers can get a head start. You’re needed! Come sing! Brent Merritt, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sue Lord, email@example.com.