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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

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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"A Night in the Caribbean" turned out to be a 'Night to Remember' for me and many of you that were able to be present; from the set up to the music, food and raffle it was a top-notch affair in every respect. Thank you to everyone that had a part in making this night so special. St. Luke's really shined!


The night was so inspiring I wrote this poem as my tribute:


In a Moment Like This


In a moment like this

 I saw with my eyes,

 well-watered by the distilled hopes

of somber days,

The magic I had longed for

under the clouds of unknowing.


Wine, a woman, a song and a child

radiant with delight,

dancing the early dance of

Many more to come;

as the colors of spring

bathed her in hues of pink

and green,

scalloped by the sun.


Yours in Christ,



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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn,  

"The Baptism of the Eunuch." 1626      

Adult Formation  

The two adult classes have been combining during the Easter season and meeting in the adult classroom . The class for the Easter season has been studying one of the readings from the Sunday lectionary scripture using material from Feasting on the Word, a new commentary that Carey and I have been using for several years. This Sunday Joanna will lead the class on a discussion of the reading from Acts 8:26-40.


Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, 'Get up and go towards the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.' (This is a wilderness road.) So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. Then the Spirit said to Philip, 'Go over to this chariot and join it.' So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, 'Do you understand what you are reading?' He replied, 'How can I, unless someone guides me?' And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him. Now the passage of the scripture that he was reading was this: 

'Like a she
ep he was led to the slaughter,

   and like a lamb silent before its shearer,
     so he does not open his mouth.
In his humiliation justice was denied him.
   Who can describe his generation?
     For his life is taken away from the earth.'

The eunuch asked Philip, 'About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?' Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, 'Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?'
He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he was passing through the region, he proclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.


Questions we will be asking are:

What is important to know about this story?

Where is God in these words?

So What does this mean for our lives?

Now What is God's word calling us to do?


Join us for a lively discussion of how God's Spirit is calling us like Phillip to open the scriptures and faith to each other. God calls us to community, especially as we try to discern Holy Scripture.



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I can't say anymore without commending everyone who helped with "A night at the Caribbean." Everyone with whom I spoke had a great time. The food was great, the music was great and the fellowship was terrific. Great job everyone.

This Sunday's Offertory anthem at the 10:30 am liturgy, is a setting of "The Call". The musical setting that most people are familiar is from the great 20th century British composer Ralph Vaughn Williams. The author of the text is the great 17th century Welsh metaphysical poet, George Herbert. This version is found in our hymnals, #487. This Sunday's anthem was written by A.B. Smith and the text is as follows:


Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life: 

Such a Way, as gives us breath:

Such a Truth, as ends all strife:

Such a Life, as killeth death.

Come, My Light, my Feast, my Strength: 

Such a Light, as shows a feast:

Such a Feast, as mends in length:

Such a Strength, as makes his guest.

Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart: 

Such a Joy, as none can move:

Such a Love, as none can part:

Such a Heart, as joys in love.


I will be home in Pennsylvania next week visiting my mother for her birthday and Mother's Day. Please pray for safe travels.

I also want to tell you that on the evening of Thursday May 17 at 7 pm, our choir will again join with the choir of Christ Church to sing at the Central Convocation of the Diocese of Arkansas' celebration of Ascension Thursday. The ordinary of the Mass will be an early setting of a Miss Brevis by W.A. Mozart. I hope you can come and support the choir. Thanks and see you in two weeks.


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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5th Sunday Event:The 5th Sunday Kickoff was a great success, raising $1651.50. Thanks to everyone who donated their time and money and helped make this event happen!


Raffle:The raffle helped bring in $3000 towards painting the church. That is a huge step towards our completed goal of $4500. Painting will begin as soon as possible and if anyone wishes to contribute more towards this goal, please mark your donations "Paint the Church." Thanks to everyone who participated in the raffle.


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One reason ECW works so hard throughout the year is to have the opportunity to assist parents with the cost of sending St. Luke's children to Camp Mitchell for summer camp.  If you are planning to have your child/children attend, please go to and click on form download on top left of the homepage for an information sheet and the registration form. 
For each child in your household attending, you must complete the registration form and mail it with a $100 non-refundable deposit to the contact shown on the application.  Please make your reservations as soon as possible so we can see
how many children from St. Luke's have registered. 

ECW will then make the decision as to how much we can pay toward registration costs.  We want
to pay at least half of the fee but cannot commit to that amount until we see how many are going.  
If you have any questions, please call Wanda Dunwoody at 412.3998. 
INFORMATION ON SUMMER CAMP AND THE SCHEDULE:    This year, Primary campers and Sr. High campers will have TWO camping opportunities from which to choose.  Traditionally, each of these groups (our smallest in the last few years) have had one chance each summer to have a camp experience.  Each session of Primary/Sr. High will have 50 spaces each. Each will have their own session staff.  Each will have their own cabins.  Meals, worship, and one evening activity will be the only shared activity times.  If you have questions, please call Camp registrar Lou Stinnett at 501-372-2168 or email her at 

June 3-8
Primary/Sr. High I 
June 10-15
Middler I 
June 17-22 
Jr. High I 
July 8 - 13
Primary/Sr. High II 
July 15 - 20
Middler II 
July 22-27
Jr. High II 
Primary - completed 1st-3rd grades as of June 2012 
Middler - completed 3rd-5th grades 
Jr. High - completed 6th-9th grades 
Sr. High - completed 9th-12th grades


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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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St. Francis House

There are many ways to be involved with St. Francis House in addition to the regular donations sent by St. Luke's Volunteers are needed to answer the phone on Tuesday and Friday, from 9am - 12 pm, and from 12-3pm (one person each shift). Also needed are people who can stop by Kroger to pick up bread donations and deliver them to St. Francis House at 2701 S. Elm Street. Other projects with St. Francis house are being planned, so please watch this space for more information.


Habitat for Humanity

A new Habitat for Humanity project is in the works for Pulaski County. St Luke's has been invited to join with St. Mark's, St. Margaret's and Christ Church in building that home. We would like to know anyone who is interested in this project as soon as possible, even though the building will not start until late summer.


Habitat for Humanity helps low income families get into a home of their own by providing financing and labor for the building of the house. The new homeowner family is carefully selected and must help with the construction. It is a wonderful and rewarding project to be involved in. No construction experience is required, although you may learn some useful skills by the end of the project. Volunteers may also help with office work, provide food for the work day crews, donate items to Habitat's ReStore, or "Sponsor a Stud" - make a donation for a stud that will be used in the construction of the house.


Sign-up sheets will be available in the Narthex for the St. Francis House and Habitat for Humanity projects, or you can contact Carmen Quinn, 501-993-1883 /


Respite Care Help 

The Respite Care program, an important outreach program which serves several area churches, takes place in our Parish hall on Thursdays. 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 a dishwasher is needed 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.


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Peyton Price ran the Capital City Classic 10K on April 7th and placed first in the 9 and under age group. He ran it in just over an hour - his personal best.




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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". 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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