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July 15, 2015
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ECW Meeting

Women Caring For Women

An Evening Tea Party

Thursday, July 30 6:30 p.m.

St. Luke's Parish Hall


St. Luke's ECW invites ALL the Women of St. Luke's and their friends to a Tea Party...A tea party for women and about women in need. Our guest speakers will be Brandi Wiseman Community Outreach Manager from Women and Children First and Jane Martin from Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas. We will hear what the needs of these local women's shelters are and a special feature will be Broken China Jewelry benefiting Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas. To cap off the evening we will have a Justice Tea Party featuring tea grown and package by Women in a fair trade enterprise of their own with a special sharing tea ceremony that bonds us as Women Caring for Women.

Join All the women of St. Luke's for this wonderful of sharing! All you need to do is bring your favorite tea cup! There will be a VERY short ECW business meeting prior to the speakers. Please join us in St. Luke's Parish Hall at 6:30 on Thursday, July 30 and bring a friend.

CommofHopeCommunity of Hope Meeting


Community of Hope will meet Sunday directly after the 10:30 service in the Chapel.
Festival of the Senses


The St. Luke's Festival of the Senses, our parish's arts series, is gearing up for new year packed with exciting concerts and arts events. The year kicks off Tuesday, September 1 with Kiril And Friends, a chamber music program featuring violinist Kiril Laskarov, pianist Tatiana Roitman, and friends. Keep abreast of the FOS schedule and arts happenings at St. Luke's by "liking" St. Luke's Festival of the Senses on Facebook. If you would like to participate in FOS by becoming a contributor or to volunteer at events, please contact Jason Pennington, St. Luke's Organist/Choirmaster. The Festival of the Senses is an important supporter of the arts in Central Arkansas and is a major outreach ministry of our Music Department and parish.

 Summer Bible study of women of the Bible 
  Spend the summer with us studying what women first said in the Bible, their historical background, and the significance of their words starting with the Genesis stories. You will be surprised who speaks the most. We are using the book, Bible Women, written by an Episcopal priest, Lindsay Freeman. Step into God's sacred circle of grandmothers, warriors, and prophets, and you will not come out the same. For questions email Chris Schaefer  or Joanna Seibert Men as well as women of the church are welcome. Note meeting place change to Parish Hall.

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St. Luke's t-shirts are on sale now! You can buy them Sunday after the services or in the office. Cost is $15, and we have adult sizes S to 2X. They come in two colors: Royal Blue (above) and Prairie Dust (modeled by Fr. Carey below).
After Sunday, they will be on sale in the church office. All proceeds go to ECW. 
*There are no X-Large or XXL shirts left. We will be taking special orders soon and will notify the congregation when that happens.
WeddingWedding Shower for Meghan Rice 
July 13-17, 9:00-11:30 am 




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 that will be held during VBS on Friday, July 17th. Again, contact Joanna if you can help with this fun summer project. Food Trucks will be at St. Luke's for lunch at VBS closing on Friday July 17th. Support this new ministry by joining us for lunch starting at 10:30.


VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to help box up the food for the area food pantries which has been gathered from the MONSTER FOOD DRIVE.  We need help on Friday afternoon, July 17th, taking down the canned food sculptures and putting the food into boxes for the area food pantries to pick up from St. Luke's.  If you can help with this, please contact Jeannie Fry at 501 941 0430 or by email at




VBS Closing July 17th
2015 Contest and Picnic    
We are inviting all members of our congregation to celebrate and picnic with us at the closing of Vacation Bible School on Friday July 17th at the Parish Hall and on the grounds of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4106 JFK, North Little Rock. We will start at 9 and end at 11:30. From 10 to 12:30, Food Trucks will be present to offer gourmet hot dogs, nachos, homemade pies, ice cream, steamed dumplings,  spring rolls, eggrolls, fried rice, and the most amazing desserts and vegetarian foods you will ever encounter.
Come and watch and cheer on our children as they participate in our first ever Episcopal Church in Arkansas Can Sculpture Contest. It will be a first contest like it in Arkansas with the food coming from non-perishables collected at Christ Church and St. Luke's all summer. After the contest the food will be taken to local food banks.

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, Edward Anderson, Cheryl Hall, Paula Kalina, Bryant Family, Ann, Cherie, Zill Coleman, Sydnie Reedy, Jake Harrell, Aaron Dutton, Bradley Stinnett, Charles Ray Kennedy, Barbara Coker, Chris Morehart, Lexi Probst, Kay Reiter, Leslie Westbrook, Louise Ahrens, Megan Elizabeth Hall, Bill Crisler, Carole Grant, Debi and Phil Palladan, Susan Haner, Betty Miller, Linda Hawkins, Chris Mikesell, Louis Jenkins, Carle Carrell, Row McLaughlin, Ty, Kyley, Myla Hood, Cyndi Hettesheimer, Jean Belknap, Sarah Martin, Anthony Riggins, Pam Cox, Corey McBain, Tim Woods, Cash Clancy, Mary Rose  


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