The Evangelist
What is going on at St. Luke's this week.

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 Coffee Hour Instructions to Volunteers 


Schedule for Children's Chapel Volunteers  


 May Happenings in North Little Rock  


Little Rock Calendar of Events 



 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

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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"God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things."  

Pablo Picasso

I truly enjoy the experience of rediscovering the marvelous creativity and genius of God through the eyes of my daughter. The way in which she marvels over the discovery of a special leaf lying on the sidewalk or seeing a penguin for the first time opens a whole new world all over again!


I was struck myself (without the aid of my daughter) by the genius of God the other day while visiting 93 year old, Virginia Schall. Virginia suffers the ravages of the insidious disease of Alzheimer's but manages to get along with grace and the help of the staff at Elmcroft and friends from St. Luke's. Toward the end of our visit we were sharing Holy Communion and what struck me was when it came time for us to say the Lord's Prayer. Virginia joined right in and said the prayer perfectly, word for word.


What a genius God is to leave us with such a wonderful prayer that even though the short-term memory may be shot the old prayer is still embedded deep within working its magic and bringing comfort to our souls even if our minds have started to leave us. So, the next time you start to say the "Our Father..." remember that it is a gift from the Genius of geniuses.


Yours in Christ,


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From Kanuga Conference Center in North Carolina



Recasting the Sermon: What Language Shall We Borrow?


Robert and I are visiting grandchildren, celebrating our birthdays, and learning a lot at a preaching conference at Kanuga in North Carolina.

We look forward to being with you again on Sunday at St. Luke's.




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This week's Offertory anthem is a wonderful setting of Ubi Caritas by James Biery. The recurring theme of the opening sentences, Ubi Caritas et amor, ubi caritas Deus ibi est. Where there is charity and love so also is God.

The whole text of this beautiful and ancient hymn is as follows:


Where charity and love are, God is there.

Christ's love has gathered us into one.

Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him.

Let us fear, and let us love the living God.

And may we love each other with a sincere heart.

Where charity and love are, God is there.

As we are gathered into one body,

Beware, lest we be divided in mind.

Let evil impulses stop, let controversy cease,

And may Christ our God be in our midst.

Where charity and love are, God is there.

And may we with the saints also,

See Thy face in glory, O Christ our God:

The joy that is immense and good,

Unto the ages through infinite ages. Amen.


And please don't forget that this Sunday is The Evening in the Caribbean. Raffle tickets are still available in the office. Let's get St. Luke's painted and spruced up.


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, 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, Ron Meeks and Family, Joseph and Marion Murphy, Nora Brierley and Laura Cook and the Pastor Miles Cook Family.


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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Many thanks to everyone who supported our Easter egg project.  We sold approximately 150 eggs and were able to replace funds totaling the amount we spent on Winterstar registrations for the youth.  A huge success!   A special thank you to Paul  Milholland, Carrie Ospring, Suzzette Patterson and Barbara Rhodes for decorating our eggs.  Our "egg makers" did a great job and a big thank you to Valerie Smith, Christine Starz, Dawn Reynolds, Sally Lumpp and Marla Edwards.  It was a huge undertaking and could not have been accomplished without these wonderful ladies and their many talents.


If you are following the calendar of events we gave out at the January meeting, you noticed we did not have our clean-up day in March. That was because of the number of hours we spent on the Easter eggs.  We have re-scheduled  clean-up of our two rooms. 


The first clean-up date is MAY 8TH and we will begin at 9:30am.  Lunch will be provided.   If we do not finish, the second clean-up date is JUNE 12th.  So, everyone please try to come (even if it is for an hour) as we want to try to complete this task in one day. 


Mary Jane Hodges has agreed to serve as United Thank Offering chair this year.  We will have our in-gathering in November and we look forward to Mary Jane speaking at both services late this spring as to the importance of "filling" our blue boxes and contributing to UTO.   


June 1st through 3rd is Women's Institute.  Please go to for registration forms.  You will not want to miss this wonderful weekend experience for Episcopal women which is held each year at Camp Mitchell.  Our favorite saying about WI is that it was a tradition long before any of us were born!  The Rev. Renee Miller from Monterey, California is the featured speaker and The Rev. Joyce Dalton, St. Stephen's, Jacksonville is Friday's Quiet Day speaker.


We have one other change to St. Luke's ECW calendar.  Due to our speaker having a conflict, our wine and cheese party has been rescheduled for July.  The emphasis of this event will be welcoming St. Luke's new members and the July date will be announced very soon.


As you can see, the women of St. Luke's are very active and we have a lot of fun being together.  Ask the Easter egg crew!  We want you to feel a part of this incredible organization because, if you are not aware,  you actually already belong. ALL Episcopal women are automatically members of ECW.   If you want to support St. Luke's ECW efforts in a very special way, you can pay $10 which represents our non-mandatory annual dues.  Just turn your check (made out to St. Luke's) in to the office and on the memo line show ECW dues.  Also, don't forget we have our wonderful St. Luke's cookbooks for sell at  $10 each.  They will make a wonderful Mother's Day gift for family and friends.  Call Wanda at 412.3998 if you want to buy one (or two or three!).


Thank each of you for your support and participation and may our Father continue to bless our efforts,


Wanda, Martha, Katie and Annie Lea

St. Luke's ECW Executive Committee


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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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Save the date for St. Luke's Youth Sunday to be held on May 20. This Sunday will be honoring our graduates and our youth who will be doing much of the service. More information to come.  

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Children's Chapel Volunteers

April 29th     Marla Edwards

May 6th        Wanda Dunwoody                       

May 13th      Paula Volpe  

May 20th      Jennifer Green                             

May 27th      Ginna Simmons

Coffee Hour Volunteers
April 29th
        8:00am: Jerry and Pat Martinka
        10:30am: Drew and Mary Jane Hodges
May 6th
        8:00am: Suzzette Patterson
       10:30am: Keith and Jennifer Wenger
May 13th
        8:00am: Ann Bowman
       10:30am: Shannon Stone and Vera Chenault
May 20th
        8:00am: Jerry and Pat Martinka
       10:30am: Jerry and Mary Ann Hodge
May 27th
        8:00am: Tommie Williams and Jeannie Fry
       10:30am: Jerry and Chris Shaefer

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If you are interested in contributing your tithing automatically through your bank account, please contact Caroline Brown in the Parish Office: 501.753.4281 or The process is just like paying your bills online. It's an easy way to make your yearly pledges to the church without the hassle and expense of checks.   

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If you are interested in sponsoring Altar Flowers, please note that there is a sign up in the Narthex next to the men's bathroom. Simply sign up on the sheet and contact Caroline in the Parish Office to let her know how you would like the sponsoring worded for the bulletins that Sunday. Please note that we need a week's notice for Altar Flowers.  

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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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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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On May 5 and 6, the Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Arkansas welcomes Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove to Little Rock. Jonathan will lead a retreat A Bendictine Day of Peace at Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church from 8:30 am to 3 pm on Saturday, May 5th. Hoover UMC is located at 4000 14th Street, Little Rock. The evening of May 5th Jonathan will speak at First Presbyterian Church of Argenta, 4th and Maple, North Little Rock from 7 to 9 pm. On Sunday Jonathan will be preaching at St. Michael's Episcopal Church at 9 and 11 am.

For more information on this event, please click on the link below. 

   Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Arkansas


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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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