Unity Service • On September 24, we will have a single unified worship service at 10:00 a.m.  There will be participants from all five worship services that take place on Sundays, as well as the children and youth participating. Our Kentucky Conference Bishop Rev. Leonard Fairley will be the preacher.  This will be his first visit to St. Luke, so let’s show him why St. Luke is one of the top churches in Kentucky.  Watch for more details.


Activities and Recreation • If you are interested in helping shape the future of our St. Luke activities and recreational programs please join our team by contacting Ed at etowle@stlukeumc.org or 269-4687 (ext 241), Jack Anderson  (andersonjw52@gmail.com) or Fred Dorn (freddorn@alum.drexel.edu).


Blue Barrel Sunday • Let’s fill the God’s Pantry Blue Barrels with food donations! Please take home a Blue Barrel Bag and bring it back next week filled with all kinds of canned meat and non-meat protein items. Canned meat includes tuna, chicken, beef stew, Vienna sausages, Spam, and chili as well as the canned pasta which includes meat. The non-meat protein can include peanut butter, kidney beans, pinto beans, cannellini beans, black beans, and great northern beans.


On the Street, Seasons Are Changing • A team from St. Luke serves breakfast at Nathaniel Mission on the 4th Sunday of each month.  We have been the only church that also distributes toiletries and clothing.  There is an ongoing need for toiletries, especially deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and razors.  With cooler weather, T-shirts can be layered under a long sleeved shirt.  Recycled jeans, underwear, and socks are always needed.  Thank you for your faithful support of our brothers and sisters who find themselves living on the edge. Please place donations in the basket at the Connection Center.


Be a Missionary an Hour a Month • Are you interested in putting your faith to work without a lot of travel or missing a night in your own bed?  Check out the opportunity to explore helping  the needy by serving a warm breakfast or distributing toiletries or clothing on the fourth Sunday of each month from 9:00 – 10:00 on Versailles Road. For more information, contact Denise Ockerman at 494-1482, or byronanddenise@twc.com.


Kids’ Cafe Collecting Donations! • Kids’ Cafe is collecting like-new Beanie Babies for Homework Prizes! Questions? Contact Sue Lord, 797-1586, suzannehlord@gmail.com. We also need your help! We will reopen this Tuesday after-school outreach on September 19 and invite you to work one or more Tuesdays a month. Please contact Sue Lord, 859-797-1586, suzannehlord@gmail.com, for specific options for serving.


Hurricane Harvey Relief • We will be putting together the cleaning buckets and hygiene kits this Sunday.  You can also give to UMCOR’s relief and recovery efforts: Make your checks out to St. Luke or give online and put “UMCOR #901670” in the memo line.


Wednesday.comm Meal and Classes • Our meal for Wednesday, September 13, is prepared and served by the Students of Scripture Sunday School Class. All proceeds will go to support Aldersgate Camp. Meal: meat or veggie lasagna, green beans, breadsticks, and ice cream sandwiches. Meals are $5 per plate (sharing is allowed, max. $15 per family) and  will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.    


Church-Wide Study Announced!

St. Luke’s annual church-wide study will be over the new release by Jorge Acevedo and Wes Olds: A Grace-Full Life. We will kick off on October 1 with an opening sermon and worship service.  The following Sunday, October 8, will start the chapter 1 Sunday School discussions that will run for 4 weeks. There is an optional closing ‘epilogue’ session included.


Financial Peace University this Fall at St. Luke!

Please join us for this life-changing course by Dave Ramsey.  This fall, there will be two opportunities:

  • Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00 beginning Sunday night, facilitated by Chris Bacon
  • Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 beginning on Wednesday, facilitated by Nora Conner

This class is for everyone, from those just starting out to those who have been around for a while, from those with debt to those with no debt at all, from those who know nothing about personal finances to those who know some but want to gain a sound Christian perspective on their whole financial picture and decisions.  There is a cost for materials, but assistance is available if needed.  Please sign up in the Connection Center or contact Nora Conner, at 859-269-4687 (ext. 242) or nconner@stlukeumc.org to sign up or for more information.


Youth Group Resumes • Attention all middle and high school students.  Beginning this Sunday, SLUMY will begin the new school year with new ways to connect with other youth and with God.  Please join us beginning at 4:30 for some open gym time.  SLUMY will officially start at 5:15 and last until 7:30.  There will be snacks, worship, stories and life groups.  We can’t wait to see YOU there! If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Arnold at jarnold@stlukeumc.org.


St. Luke Health Expo 2017 • Get Your Annual Flu Shot!  • Wednesday, October 11th, 5:00-7:30 p.m. • October is the best month to get your flu shot, so reserve the date!  The  cost is for a shot is $25 with payment due at the time of the injection.  There is no charge if you have Medicare or Medicaid and some insurance providers!  Nurses from the Health Department will administer the flu vaccine.  We must know if you have any children you want to have the shot, so we can give the appropriate dose!  Please begin to sign up at the Connection Center.  Other assessments such as blood pressure and glucose checks will be available on the 11th as well.  


Habitat for Humanity Celebration • The Habitat for Humanity/UMC Build is nearing completion! The time is approaching to share in the joy of dedicating this home for Ella Malonga and her two children, Lois and Michee. The dedication is this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at 1789 Russell Cave Road. Come and join in this special blessing for this wonderful family who have worked side by side with us to build their house that, with God’s love, will become a home!

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