Retirement/Appreciation Dinner for Lowell Langefeld
We would like to invite the St. Luke family to attend an Appreciation Dinner for Lowell Langefeld tonight, Friday, October 23 to thank him for his years of service and dedication to St. Luke. This will be the second time Lowell retires and he will be completing 57 years of ministry in a variety of settings. It will be held in the St. Luke Gymnasium starting at 6:00 p.m. We will provide his favorite fried chicken and ask all those who attend to bring a side dish, salad, dessert, etc. Hope to see you there!
Our second annual Pumpkinfest will be held tomorrow, Saturday, October 24 from 5-7:00 p.m. in our front parking lot. We will show “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” in the gym starting at 7:00 p.m. We will also have a couple of food trucks on site!
Wednesday.comm Meal and Classes – October 28
Our meal for Wednesday, Oct. 28 is provided by the United Methodist Women and will go to support Joy and Larry McPherson’s mission work through World Gospel Mission. Meal: roasted pork, cheesy hash brown casserole, cooked vegetable mix, a roll, and assorted fruit cobblers. Meals are $5 per plate (sharing is allowed, max. $15 per family) and will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Don’t Forget to Fall Back!
Next week, November 1 is the end of Daylight Saving Time. Clocks “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time.
October is Pastor/Staff Appreciation Month
We are asking the congregation to help show their gratitude to our staff by sending cards, notes of appreciation, gift cards, maybe chocolates, cookies or any other items you feel would show your gratitude for all their hard work and dedication to St. Luke. During the month of October, baskets will be placed at the Connection Center and the Welcome Center for you to place your cards or tokens of appreciation. Please remember those who work more behind the scenes, but contribute in a very significant way, and take time to show them your appreciation. Although we are thankful for our staff all through the year, we want to be more intentional during this month to let them know how much we appreciate all that they do.
Upward Volunteers Needed
Upward Basketball needs volunteers to be coaches, assistant coaches, referees, timekeepers, and other game day volunteers. These are NOT positions that require skilled knowledge of the game of basketball or cheer. Upward provides a book that teaches everything you need to know and do to be a volunteer. – Please contact Ed Towle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking Director of Young Adult and Family Ministries
The Staff Parish Relations Committee is beginning the search for a part time Director of Young Adult and Family Ministries. If you would be interested in learning more about the position or know of someone who would be good serving in these important areas of ministry please talk with Pastor Mark as soon as possible.
Looking for Crafters!
St. Luke United Methodist Women are sponsoring a Holiday Bazaar on November 21. Are you a crafter or have a home- based business? This is a great chance to showcase your business. You will meet new customers and increase your sales! To reserve your sales table, contact Karen Girard at karen.girard@gmail .com or 806-2704.
God’s Pantry Sharing Thanksgiving
The community wide God’s Pantry Thanksgiving food distribution is set for Monday and Tuesday November 23 and 24 at Imani Baptist Church on Georgetown Road. St. Luke volunteers will man the distribution on only one day –Tuesday, November 24. We will serve three service shifts instead of two. Those will be 9 to 11 a.m; 1 to 3 p.m and 4 to 7 p.m. Volunteer sign-up sheets will be posted beginning next week but if you know that you can and will volunteer in some way please contact Karen Hinkle at email@example.com or call 859-421-1232.
Help Prepare Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts at a Processing Center, December 14 & 15
The world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child, uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. On Sunday, December 13th following the 11:10 AM worship service Earl Brady will be leading a group to Atlanta to assist in preparing shoeboxes at the processing center. Depart St. Luke at 12:30 p.m. and return to St. Luke on Tuesday evening. Transportation provided by St. Luke for fourteen. Two nights lodging and food cost are covered by the participant. To sign up or for additional information contact Earl Brady at 619-0160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.