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April Happenings in North Little Rock  


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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


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Easter Tuesday by Richard Rohr


The voluntary self-gift of Jesus on the cross was his free acceptance of all creation in its weakness and imperfection. He chose to become a divine brother to humanity, and by giving himself to God totally, he invites all of his brothers and sisters with him into that same relationship of belonging. "Chosen in Christ from all eternity" is the way Ephesians puts it (1:4).

The raising up of Jesus (which is the correct way to say it) is the confirmation of God's standing and universal relationship with what he created ("covenant love"). Jesus stands forever as our Promise, our Guarantee, and our Victory (1 Corinthians 1:30) of what God is doing everywhere and all the time. The only way you can absent yourself from this victory is to stand alone and apart. Inside communion you are forever safe and saved.


Adapted from Radical Grace: Daily Meditations, p. 151, day 161


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Deacon Symbol 1  

How to Become a Member of St. Luke's 

Sunday we welcomed Carrie Ospring and Donna Reisinger as members of St. Luke's. Almost every Sunday we will be welcoming new members. This is just a reminder of how you become a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. We welcome you into this church family! If you are a visitor to St. Luke's, please see our priest, Carey Stone, at the red doors of the church to receive a special gift from St. Luke's to you for visiting with us.



How to become a member or update your information


There are three ways to become a member at St. Luke's: 


Baptism: The Episcopal Church considers that anyone who has been baptized with water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in any church or denomination, has been validly baptized. Those who have not been baptized become members of the church through baptism. Children who are being baptized need sponsors (called "godparents.")

Transfer: Those who have already been baptized become members by transferring from another church or denomination.


Confirmation: Adult members become confirmed members through the sacrament of confirmation. Confirmation involves prayers and the laying of hands by an Episcopal Bishop.


It is not necessary to be confirmed to be an adult member in good standing at St. Luke's. However, confirmation is required for eligibility to serve in almost all elected offices in the church, and some appointed offices as well.


Please contact Caroline Brown at the church office753-4281 to update your information and/or to become a member.

Happy Easter




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organ 5


I want to say a big thank you to the bell choir and the singers of our choir. During Holy Week, they tirelessly gave of their time and talent to make Holy Week very special, meaningful and beautiful. Without their commitment, our liturgies at St. Luke's would be lacking. Congratulations to you guys this was a very meaningful week.

We need your help. This Friday evening, the Central Arkansas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists are having their monthly meeting and recital at St. Luke's. The sister team of Carol and Catherine Rodland who play the viola and organ respectively, will be playing the recital that begins at 8:00 pm and is free of charge and is open to the public.

We would like to have a reception after and that is where I need your help. If you are able to make something to be served for the reception, I would appreciate it. Let us show how hospitable we are at St. Luke's. Please drop off your items for the reception Friday afternoon at the Parish Hall. Thank you in advance and I hope to see many of you there. This is a great way to show the community how we do things in North Little Rock.


God bless you all!





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Carolyn Ford, Jim Howell, Katherine Herring, Rhonda Herring, Annette Gerace, Cory Moses, Laura Dues, Pete Caro, Lawson Anderson, Anne Gontermann, 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, 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., Bob, the Langlais Family, Kevin Quinn, Wyatt Cole, Ron Meeks and Family, Joseph and Marion Murphy and Nora Brierley.


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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Dear ChurchMen:  Our monthly ChurchMen's breakfast will be next Saturday. April 14th, in Wilder Hall at 9AM.  Please feel free to bring a guest and come enjoy great food and fellowship!     

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Thank you St. Luke's for keeping your mite boxes during Lent. We are sending $105.70 to Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD), the world wide relief ministry of the Episcopal Church. The money we are sending will be matched and doubled for malaria prevention and education.      

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Join us on the Fifth Sunday of April, the 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for Calypso music, an authentic Caribbean Dinner, and a special raffle to help kick off the Fifth Sunday Festival series and raise money to help paint St. Luke's. Tickets are $15 per person, and $7.50 for children 12 and under--kids under 3 are free!

For more information on this event, please click on the links below or contact Debi Fricks at 920-5706.



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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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Community Outreach for April:

  • 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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During the Easter Season, the two adult classes will join together and meet in the adult classroom at 9:15 to study each week one of the Bible readings that will be read on Sunday. The Sunday lectionary readings are the same Biblical texts used in a three-year cycle by the Episcopal, Catholic, many Presbyterian, Methodist, and Lutheran churches all over the world. The material used for the classes is from Feasting on the Word, a lectionary study guide that Carey and I have been using for several years. In the class we will meet together for a deeper exploration of the biblical text from either the Old Testament, Epistle or Gospel using the filter of our life experiences and transitions. For all of us this will make the readings we hear on Sunday more meaningful on Sunday and throughout the week.   Carey and I will both be participating in the class as well. We welcome new members to the group.


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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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Persons interested in training to be a part of an Episcopal team of responders for tragedies which occur in communities are invited to attend a Basic Crisis Response Team training April 25 and 26. This opportunity, hosted by the Arkansas Hospital Association in conjunction with the Arkansas Crisis Response Team, will be held in Little Rock at 419 Natural Resources Drive, 8:30 to 4:30.  For more information about enrollment see:

Although the training's focus is on hospital employees, other interested disciplines are encouraged to participate in this training opportunity which has as its objectives:
* Provide the fundamentals of trauma and its effects on emotional well-being.
* Provide skills to reduce acute emotional stress caused by the proximity of any emergency by using peer to peer crisis intervention.
* Provide an ongoing mechanism for emotional support to address acute, chronic and cumulative stress that are prevalent in high stress healthcare environments.
* Create the opportunity to incorporate emotional first aid assessments into healthcare Standard Operating Procedures.



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