July 29, 2015
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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.

VBS Thank You from Gardiner Memorial UMC  
 feastFeast with Friends

Feast with Friends is going to start in September. There will be sign up forms starting August 9th. Be thinking about if you want to host, which is the determining factor as to how many months we can enjoy this fellowship opportunity. If we have enough hosts we will have dinners in August, September and October. November, December and January are skipped because those are very busy months. February, March, April and May will be the Spring round. This is a great way to get to know each other and make more memories.
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 Monday, August 31st 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 glschaefer@sbcglobal.net  or Joanna Seibert joannaseibert@me.com. 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 in the office. Cost is $15 or $18 for a XXL*. They come in two colors: Royal Blue (above) and Prairie Dust (modeled by Fr. Carey below).
  All proceeds go to ECW. 
* We will be taking special orders for sizes L - XXL as we are sold out currently.
WeddingWedding Shower for Meghan Rice 

EFMEducation for Ministry 


St. Luke's Education for Ministry Program starts its second year in September. We have 9 returning pilgrims and have openings for 3 additional students. If you want more information you can visit the web site http://www.sewanee.edu/EFM or contact Deacon Joanna. EFM is a 4 year theology education program of the School of Theology from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.


Blessing of the Backpacks


On August 16th, we will have our Blessing of the Backpacks at both services. Parents, please have your children bring their backpacks with them to the services to be blessed during the announcements.  

Acolyte Training


On Saturday August 29th, we will hold an Acolyte training for all St. Luke's acolytes in the sanctuary at 10:30 am. Please plan to be there!

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, Carole Grant, Debi and Phil Palladan, Susan Haner, Betty Miller, Linda Hawkins, Chris Mikesell, Louis Jenkins, Carle Carrell, Row McLaughlin, Ty, Kyley, Myla Hood, Jean Belknap, Sarah Martin, Anthony Riggins, Pam Cox, Corey McBain, Tim Woods, Cash Clancy, Mary Rose, Gloria Holst, Pam Cox, Tammy Martin 


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