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Call or email the office to reserve your space today. 

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Father Carey to Hear Confessions 


 March Happenings in North Little Rock 


April Happenings in North Little Rock  


Little Rock Calendar of Events 



Printable Calendar for Lent  


 Walk Through a Episcopal Worship Service


What to Expect During a Worship Service 





Jerry Hodge,  

Sr. Warden


  Ed Seward,  

Jr. Warden


  Matt Muller, Treasurer 


Class of 2010

  Sherry Furr

Gay Hensley

Carmen Quinn

Jerry Hodge


Class of 2011

Jason Reynolds

Pat Loomis

James Terry

Ed Seward


Class of 2012  

Vera Chenault

Valerie Smith

John Rhodes

Matt Muller

Tom Simmons 


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Monday thru Friday

9 to 5

Friday, closed for lunch 12-1


The office will be closed on April 9. 


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April 1: Palm Sunday

Services at 8:00 am and 10:30 am


April 4: Seder Supper

6:00 pm, Reservations required

$5 per person, $20 for families


April 5: Maundy Thursday

7:00 pm Service: Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing


April 6: Good Friday

Services at noon and 7:00 pm


April 7: Easter Vigil

8:00 pm Service: Holy Eucharist with Baptism


April 8: Easter

Services at 8:00 am and 10:30 am with an Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt between the services 


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"Love is the fulfillment of the law and should be everyone's rule of life;

in the end it's the solution to every problem,  

the motive for all good."

Carlo Carretto

During this season of Lent we have had opportunities to reflect on our lives, to ask questions of God and of ourselves. One of the questions I have asked myself is, 'What story has captured my attention and what are the ways it either reinforces the love of God for others or leads me towards fear and distrust?'


I am reminded of a story a friend once told me about an experiment he tried during Lent. He had made it a daily habit of watching news on a particular TV network for several hours a day. He noticed that he had begun to be more intolerant of others, angry at the world and ultimately afraid that something terrible was going to happen. He decided to use the time he would normally have spent watching the news for prayer, Bible study and interaction with friends and family. To his surprise after two weeks his mood and general disposition had improved. His wife immediately noticed his change for the better.


My friend had been captured by a negative story and the more he fed on it the more negative, angry and fearful he became. Henri Nouwen put it quite poignantly when he said that we all live in one of two house, either the "House of Love or the house of fear."


This Holy Week we are all invited to leave the house of fear and to come back to the House of Love. We will be invited to let The Story of our faith 'recapture' us and remind us of the Greatest Story Ever Told - that Life triumphs over death and Love triumphs over hatred.


Yours in Christ,


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Deacon Symbol 1 

Palm Sunday, Two processions, and ERD


According to a pair of the church's current insightful New Testament Scholars, March Borg and John Crossan, there could have been two processions on Holy Week into Jerusalem. In their book, The Last Week, they describe the one familiar to us of Jesus' procession from the east side of Jerusalem riding on a donkey, an ancient symbol of humility and peace, from the Mount of Olives down into the street. Jesus' procession is filled with those seeking a new kingdom of peace and healing for the oppressed, the poor, the sick. The second procession would have moved from the west slowly climbing the winding highway from Caesarea on the Sea, the city where the Roman governor of Judea and the Roman military forces are stationed to control Palestine. Both processions are appearing because of the annual Passover celebration of the Jews. Pilate comes to insure a strict political and social control of Passover and a strict political and military peace. Instead of sounds Hosanna and palm branches, Pilate's procession is made up of calvary, foot soldiers in full leather and metal armor, helmets, weapons banners with golden eagles mounted on poles, sounds like the creaking of leather, the clinking of bridles, the beating of drums, and the swirling of dust.

Pilate's orders are to promote a dominating Roman kingdom to an oppressed people, the opposite of Jesus' vision; two processions that cannot be more different; two processions, but only one with any hope of justice for all and a lasting peace; two processions, one controlling and dominating, the other healing. The question is which procession do we want to be in?

This Palm Sunday may we imagine that the people with us are the threatened, the hurting, the poor, the sick, the lonely, the oppressed as were in Jesus' procession. May we remember that we are part of Jesus' kingdom that offers hope and healing in this world and the next.

This Lent we have especially remembered the people in Jesus' procession with our mite boxes for money for ERD (Episcopal Relief and Development) throughout the world. As we process this Palm Sunday and later offer our mite boxes in the alms basin this Easter, may we remember and say a prayer for those in procession who are hurting inside and outside of our churches.




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This Sunday we commemorate Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The offertory anthem is an anthem written by David H. Williams, "Draw night to Jerusalem."

The text is as follows:


           Draw nigh to thy Jerusalem, O Lord.

           Thy faithful people cry with one accord:

           Ride on in triumph; Lord, behold we lay

           Our passions, lusts, and proud wills in Thy way!


           Thy road is ready; and thy paths made straight,

           With longing expectation seem to wait

           The consecration of Thy beauteous feet,

           And silently Thy promised advent greet!

     Thy road is ready; and Thy paths, made straight,

           With longing expectation seem to wait.


           Hosanna! Welcome to our hearts! For here

           Thou hast a temple, too, as Zion dear.

           O enter in, dear Lord, unbar the door

           And in that temple dwell for evermore.


           Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessed is He that cometh in

     the Name of the Lord.

I hope you enjoy this as much as we do.


God bless!


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Carolyn Ford, Jim Howell, Katherine Herring, Rhonda Herring, Annette Gerace, Cory Moses, Laura Dues, Pete Caro, Lawson Anderson, Anne Gontermann, Sheila Crim, Tim Woods, Mike Roh, Vince Roh, Bobbi West, Jamie Poole, Kate Toepfer, Valerie Baker, Nicholas, Martha Stroope, Mary Jo Ring, Kathy Rose, Thalia, Parker, Kathy, Lisa Williams, George Cline, Jim Ellwanger, Hannah Brown, the Acord Family, the Gontermann Family, Bill Spradlin, Mary Paal,Forest Pollard, Susan Ware, Pat Loomis, Ricky Parks, Shirley Miles, the Clawson Family, Stephan Mays, Clarence Davis, the Virgil Wiedner Family, Jayson Phillips, David Porterfield, the Gentry Family, Connie and Kevin Delsinger, Kay M. and Bob, the Langlais Family, Kevin Quinn, Wyatt Cole, Ron Meeks and Family, and Joseph and Marion Murphy.


Special Concerns:  All of the men and women of our Armed Forces, especially Jake, Justin, Bret, Joshua, Mark, Tim, Matt, Doug and Lance.

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Denny was a Vietnam veteran- was stationed in Greece, Thailand, Korea, and Spain and he learned something from each culture and I have learned so much from all of you.  I've learned how special God's people are, how big your hearts are, how kind and caring you are. Thank you so much for your gifts of time, for bountiful food, for beautiful music and words of comfort, and most of all for your love and your presence. My family all said, "What a wonderful church family you have."


Nancy Langlais 


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Due to the pure exhaustion from our ECW Easter Bunnies, the classroom cleaning has been postponed till a later date.  


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Lilies will be placed in the church on Easter Day in memory or in honor of loved ones. To contribute, please fill out a form available in the Sunday Bulletins, in the Narthex, and the Church Office, or you may contact the church office and give your information to the Parish Administrator directly. Donations are $15 each, and please be sure to mark your payment "Easter Flowers." Deadline of contributions is Monday, April 2 in order of the names to appear in the Easter bulletin. 


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We will offer the sacrament of baptism on Easter Eve, April 7.  If you wish to be baptized or have a child you would like baptized at that time, please contact the church office to arrange a time for baptismal instruction.

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If you are interested in donating money or candy for the Easter Egg Hunt, please contact Wanda Dunwoody or Suzzette Patterson. 

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Please bring your plants on Palm Sunday for Garden of Repose on Maundy Thursday. Plants should be labeled as to who owns them and placed in the Chapel. Please call the office if you have any questions: 753.4281.


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The Brotherhood of St. Andrew has scheduled a Retreat/Camp Mitchell work day for 30-31 March. Lodging w/kitchen will be provided for Friday night. Everyone is invited. Friday evening will include food and fellowship. Saturday will be a work day at the camp to include cleaning and clearing the walking trails, flower beds, gardens, and any other work the camp has to be done. There should be something for everyone.   Individuals are invited to participate in both Friday night and Saturday, or either one. Work will begin around 9:00 Saturday morning, following breakfast and will end around 2:00, Saturday noon meal will be provided by Camp Mitchell. If you have not attended a Camp Mitchell work day, you have missed out on a wonderful experience.   For more information, check the Camp Mitchell Retreat/Work Day information poster in the Narthex.


Please RSVP to Dickey Mayland, 835-6411 (Cell: 920-5842), 


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No need to pack your bags and book an expensive trip. We are bringing a splash of the carefree Caribbean to St. Luke's on April 29th. Join us at 5:30 pm to kick off our new Fifth Sunday Series at the Church.  


Love the beat and sound of the rhythms from the Caribbean? Calypso will be on the music menu with the sounds provided by the Steel Drum Band from the Episcopal Collegiate School. Accompanying the music is the dinner menu with authentic style Caribbean favorites. Tempting and tasty dishes will trick your taste buds into thinking you are on one of the islands. Mark your calendars for April 29th and invite your family and friends to join you. Details will follow in future announcements.  


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Our mission is to "extend Christ's Kingdom through Prayer, Service, and Evangelism". During this season of Lent the mission is ever present in the hearts and minds of the Daughters at St. Luke's. Saying daily prayers, fulfilling service needs, and living out our Lord's commands are part of each day. Let us know about you, your family, or your friend's special needs by filling out a prayer card in the church pew rack, calling the church office for hospital/ other visitation needs, or simply speaking to any Daughter in confidence. What we ought to do, by the grace of God, we will do.


"Carry each others burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."  

Galatians 6:2




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Lord, you have searched me out and known me;

you know my sitting down and my rising up;

you discern my thoughts from afar.

Psalm 139

Lenten Season 2012

Ash Wednesday, February 22 to Easter Sunday, April 8.


Special Dates in Lent

April 1: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Services

April 4: 6:00 p.m. Traditional Seder Family Supper for adults & children. Call church office by March 28 for your reservation


Weekday Lenten Services

Morning Prayer -7:00 a.m. Monday & Friday

                  8:30 a.m. Wed. & Thursday

Evening Prayer -5:30 p.m. Monday & Friday

Centering Prayer - 9:30 a.m. Monday

Healing Eucharist - 12:00 p.m. Wednesday

Stations of the Cross- 5:30 on Wed. and following  

the Evening Prayer service on Friday 


Wednesday Mornings in Lent

Wednesday Book Group - 10:00 a.m.Deacon Joanna's home The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis will be discussed.


Wednesday Evenings in Lent

March 28

5:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross

6:00 p.m. Light supper with Lenten Adult Study on Prayer and Your Personality

March 28 Thomistic Prayer - Fr. Carey


Lenten Studies

Sundays Mornings in Lent

Adult Formation Classes: April 1, in the Parish Hall.

The 5 Languages of Love presented by Father Carey. "People experience love most strongly through one of five love languages"


In the Adult Classroom

Archeology of the Bible : Professor Jodi Magness on "What Archeology Reveals about the Holy Land".


Children's Classes  

Sundays in Lent, Level 2 and 3 Catechesis children will be studying meditations about reconciliation


Wednesday nights

Children will be studying about the Seder meal they will be eating with their family on Wednesday of Holy Week, April 4  



Holy Week

Palm Sunday - April 1 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 p.m. services

Wednesday Seder Family Supper -April 4 6:00 p.m. for adults & children - Call church office by March 28 for your reservation

Maundy Thursday - April 5 7:00 p.m. service with Foot Washing and Garden of Repose followed by Vigil

Good Friday - April 6 12 noon & 7:00 p.m. services

Saturday Easter Vigil -April 7 8:00 p.m. service with Baptism



Easter Vigil - Saturday, April 7 8:00 p.m. with Baptism

Easter Day - Sunday, April 8:00 a.m. & 10:30a. m. with flowering of the cross and offering of mite boxes

Between Services there will be an Easter Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt. (no formation classes today.)


Lenten Materials

Available at St. Luke's starting Sunday, February 19


"From Fear To Love" By Henri Nouwen

Lenten Reflections on the Parable of the Prodigal Son


Lenten Devotional 2012

This Devotional will inspire readers to reflect on their own lives and their relationships with a hurting world.


Texting through Lent

A calendar/poster for teens and young adults to follow the days of lent individually or with their family including spiritual reflections for each day. Text more, biblical texting that is!


Lenten calendar/Poster for children

Each is full of prayers, thought starters, and suggestions for Bible reading.


Lenten Supper Schedule    

March 28 -        Choir

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St. Luke's Lenten Outreach

Episcopal Relief and Development:

Mite Boxes, Bookmarks and Prayer Cards are available on St. Luke's book table. These offer support and prayers for those facing hunger and poverty worldwide.  


Community Outreach for April:

  • If you have been keeping a mite box from the Episcopal Relief and Development during Lent, please put it in the offering plate on Easter Sunday, April 8.
  • Adopt-a-Highway cleanup:   Saturday April 14 at 10am, after the Churchman's breakfast. Please call Carmen at 993-1883 if you will be attending the cleanup.
  • Respite Care Help:  The Respite Care program, which takes place in our Parish hall on Thursdays, is in need of volunteers. They are always looking for volunteers to help with clients, from 9am to 2pm. In addition, volunteers are needed to help with cooking and bringing food for 24 people approximately once every 5 weeks; and someone is needed as dishwasher from 11am to 1pm (this position includes lifting racks out of the dishwasher.) If you are interested and can work on Thursdays, please call Lalia at 912-9615 (cell), 851-4946 (home) or 501-376-1519.
  • Stock the Pantry Sunday: April 15. 

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Classes are Sunday mornings at 9:15 am.

2012-2013 Christian Education Classes


3 year olds:        Brouke Reynolds, Guide

                            Paula Benson, Assistant

Catechesis I:       Beth Maze, Guide

(4-6 year olds)    Paula Volpe, Guide

                            Martha Cross, Assistant

Catechesis II:      Ginna Simmons, Guide

(7-9 year olds)    Ellen Moses, Assistant

Catechesis III:     Kimber Barber-Fendley, Guide

(10-12 year olds) Laura Woford, Assistant

Teenager:           Wanda Dunwoody, Co-teacher

(13-18 year olds) Suzzette Patterson, Co-teacher



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Nursery Care is provided for all activities on Sunday mornings.

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Join the Women of the Episcopal Church at the Annual Women's Institute held at beautiful Camp Mitchell June 1-3. Registration form and more information about the event is available in the link below. Forms will also be available in the Narthex and in the Church Office.



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