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May 13, 2015
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Summer Bible study of women of the Bible

Starting Sunday, May 31 and continuing through August 30, the women of St. Luke's will get to know the Women of the Bible. The men of St. Luke's are also invited. Each Biblical woman that spoke is discussed in the book. Her name, how much she said and what she said, who she was, what would her characteristics be, her story and what we can learn from her. We will start with "The Original Team: Women of Genesis through Judges". Sign up with Chris Schaefer or Joanna Seibert 


For More Information, CLICK HERE.
Beating the Bounds of Our Parish/Ascension Day Service Thursday May 14th:

oin some fellow parishioners as we walk and drive the boundaries of our parish. We will walk in some of our neighborhoods like Park Hill, Lakewood, etc. and we will carpool out to some of the outlying areas such as Rose City to say prayers for all the people of our parish. We will go for dinner and wind up at Christ Church for the diocesan Ascension Day service at 7pm. More details to follow!


Vacation Bible School 


St. Luke's Vacation Bible School in conjunction with Christ Church has been set for July 13-17. Be sure to check your Evangelist and Bulletins for more information.


St. Luke's Summer Monster Food Drive and Can Sculpture Contest


This summer in May and June bring cans and boxes of food for Food Pantries in North Little Rock and St. Francis House and put in the blue barrel in the narthex. During the first three weeks in July there will be a can sculpture contest for our youth making sculptures from the can and box goods. Bring food every week and sign up with Joanna to be a participant or judge in the can sculpture contest. We will also need help being with the children in July as they make their sculptures as well as help delivering the food to the pantries. Again, contact Joanna if you can help with this fun summer project.

Episcopal Relief and Development for Nepal after Earthquake


The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 was centered between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara, 130 miles west.*  The original quake and powerful subsequent aftershocks leveled neighborhoods, businesses and iconic religious sites, particularly those in older or poorer areas where structures were made of mud brick.  The death toll as of May 5 exceeds 7,300, with search and rescue operations still in progress.


Episcopal Relief & Development is responding to immediate needs for food, shelter and clean water in earthquake-impacted Nepal through the ecumenical ACT Alliance, and is exploring further opportunities for action through other partners in the region.  The organization is in contact with the Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia regarding its appeal for the work of the Deanery of Nepal (part of the Diocese of Singapore), and may also support partners in northern India and southwest China. READ MORE ABOUT THE ERD'S EFFORTS HERE. 


You may respond to the crisis by sending your contribution directly to St. Luke's or to the Episcopal Relief and Development on their web site with contribution marked for Nepal. ERD envelopes are also available at St. Luke's.

Bishop to Visit

Join us Sunday, May 17th to celebrate our confirmands and Bishop Benfield's visit. Everyone is welcome to join us in the Parish Hall after the 10:30 service for a luncheon with the Bishop. A sign-up sheet for sides, desserts and drinks is in the Narthex.
The Bishop will meet with our confirmands and Adult and Young Adult Formation classes at the regular formation time in the Adult Classroom.  

Brotherhood of St. Andrew


The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will meet at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20th, in the LIBRARY. We will continue The GREAT COURSE'S DVD Series - The Old Testament. Please join us. For more information contact: Dickey Mayland, 835-6411,




The next date for Holy Baptism is June 21st. For more information, please contact the church office.

St. Luke's Baseball Day

St. Luke's Baseball Day at Dickey Stephens Park is set for Sunday, June 21st-Father's Day. Mark your calendars now and set a fun date with Dad! Cost for both ticket and Hamburger/Hotdog buffet is $15.50 pp. Gates open at 5:10 pm; the game starts at 6:10. Food and drinks will be served from 5:10 to 7:10 in the Dickey Room-the room is air conditioned! Tickets will go on sale in June.    



The DOK will meet today at 1:30 following the Bishop's Luncheon.





The Daughters of the King are committed to serving St. Luke's Church.  One of the services offered is coordinating funeral receptions.  We would like to welcome any interested parishioners to join us in this service.  If you are interested in helping with these receptions, please contact the office or Martha Mayland (

2015 Camp Mitchell Retreat/Work Day (8-9 May)

The Camp Mitchell Retreat/Work Day was a success. With thunderstorms forecasted for both Friday and Saturday, Mary Ann suggested that we work Friday afternoon, just in case of rain on Saturday. So, Jerry & Mary Ann Hodge and I started the work projects around Canterbury Lodge on Friday afternoon, a first for the Retreat/Workday. We were joined by Josh & Katie Taylor for the evening dinner at the Petit Jean Mather Lodge restaurant. After dinner, we enjoyed an evening of fellowship and midnight thunderstorms. Saturday morning began with a lot of coffee and a Churchmen's style breakfast. We were joined by Dennis Terry on Saturday morning and began work around 8:30. Our projects included cleaning up around the pool, helping remove old drainage pipes near the pool, removing the pool cover, trimming trees, shrubs, picking up limbs, and helping unload tables and benches made for Camp Mitchell as an Eagle Scout project. We finished the final projects around lunch time, in the rain and Camp Mitchell provided an excellent lunch. Eric, one of Camp Mitchell's employees, thanked everyone for the work completed, and said this was a great help in getting Camp Mitchell ready for the summer. He said a month's worth of work for them, was completed by our group in one day. Thanks to everyone.

Dickey Mayland

Prayer List

Anne Gontermann, Allen Baxter II, Jeff Spradlin, Hudson Woods, Paula, Helen Snipan, Caleb Jablonowski, Angela Corlett, Kate Toepher, Ryan Dillon Parker, Bill Moses, Gene DeLisa, Larry Maze, Nina Goins, Grey Goodwin, Edward Anderson, Cheryl Hall, Paula Kalina, Bryant Family, Ann, Cherie, Zill Coleman, Gary Bolen, Sydnie Reedy, Jake Harrell, Aaron Dutton, Bradley Stinnett, Charles Ray Kennedy, Barbara Coker, Chris Morehart, Heather Smith, Lexi Probst, Kay Reiter, Leslie Westbrook, Louise Ahrens, Megan Elizabeth Hall, Bill Crisler, Carole Grant, Debi and Phil Palladan, Olivia Curtis, Kathy Kemp, Susan Haner, Betty Miller, Logan Lester, Linda Hawkins, Chris Mikesell, Louis Jenkins, Carle Carrell, Row McLaughlin, Ty, Kyley, Myla Hood, Jim Belknap, Eileen Kennedy  



Special Concerns: For all the men and women of our Armed Forces, especially Justin, Joshua, Bret, Tim, Matt, Doug, Brian Mahoney, Brian Mennes, Frank Tate, Alex Schimelpfening, David Liem, Justin, John Landis, Lucas Kunce