August 12, 2015
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Blessing of the Backpacks THIS SUNDAY!!


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. The children will receive a name tag to hang on their backpacks at the blessing, and there are prayer cards for the parents on the visitor table in the Narthex.   

Prayer Shawl Committee

The prayer shawl committee will begin meeting on Mondays at 2:30 pm in the office. We will be making hats and scarves for the homeless. All are invited to join the group no matter what your knitting or crocheting ability may be. Please contact the church office if you have any questions.
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!

Chairs For Sale

Help us raise funds for our Building and Grounds by buying a folding metal chair! Chairs are $10. Contact a building and grounds committee member or the office to purchase yours now.
Arkansas Cursillo:  A Journey #2 Accepting Applications Now

The Journey is a weekend retreat designed to enliven the Christian faith by discovering Jesus's will for your life. It is based on a method of living the Christian life hat has been presented in many denominations for over 70 years. It is a method that works! It focuses on how the resources of our faith strengthen and support our apostleship, and emphasizes those elements of doctrine and discipline which empower us to reach out. It also offers a method for ongoing support.
The weekend retreat will be held at Camp Mitchell on Petit Jean Mountain on October 23-25, 2015. It will be led by Eric Savage and a team of both clergy and lay persons. It is open to ALL adult individuals of ANY denomination. Those persons who have previously attended a 3-day weekend are welcome to attend. Attendees at the first Journey weekend gave it glowing reviews!
We encourage you to attend and to invite your friends from other denominations. More information about the weekend and an application form can be found here on the Arkansas Cursillo website. Cost for the retreat is $145 which includes all lodging, meals and materials.
It's time to register for Family Camp at Camp Mitchell!

This year's theme is #Unplugged; The family that rest together, thrives together. Together, your family can move the mountain of busy-ness through celebrating your faith together!

Here are the details:
When: August 28-30
Who: Families of all shapes and sizes and ages are welcome! Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Godparents....  Its big fun for all ages, birth-100!
Cost: Ages 10-Adult - $125
Ages 6- 10 -$75
Ages Birth - 5 - $50
Where: Camp Mitchell
What: There will be activities for Youth, Children, and Adults, including hiking, swimming, crafts, music, farming, and rest!
This year's theme is all about finding ways to play and rest together. Come and discover your family's secret to celebrating the Sabbath in the midst of your busy lives!

This year's camp is being led by Jerusalem Greer (St. Peter's Conway,) Jeannie McCabe, (St. Johns, Ft. Smith,) and Catherine Brooks (St. Mark's, Little Rock.)

To register email director@campmitchell.org or fill out the attached form! 
Bell Tree

I am preparing for the fall season. I will offer the number of choirs that there are members for. Please let me know if you can play this year and I will decide how many choirs to offer. I am hoping to have 11 ringers for Chancel Ringers, 4 or more for Cadet Ringers, 1 or more for Little Lamb Ringers and 3/4 for Joyful Noise. Instead of the small advanced group, Jason and I are working to host an advanced Community Bell choir.

You can play in more than one choir. Just let me know which ones you are interested in.

Please notify me whether or not you want to play this year. I hope all of you can return. I am honored to have all of you play.

I look forward to hearing from each of you.

Debi Fricks 
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew 

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will meet at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 19th, 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, ddmayland@sbcglobal.net 
A Special Thank You to Rev. Sandra Curtis


St. Luke's would like to extend a special thank you to Rev. Sandra Curtis who served as Assistant Priest this past year. Unfortunately, Rev. Curtis was not able to return due to her heavy commitments as Dean of the Iota School and Chaplain of the Lower Schools at Episcopal Collegiate. If you would like to contact Rev. Curtis, her email is sandraocurtis@gmail.com.  

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.

St. Luke's Rally Day is from 9:00 until 10:15 on Sunday, September 13, 2015!

St. Luke's is planning a trip to Great Britain next summer to commemorate the Church's Anglican heritage, and we're going to kick off our pilgrimage with an international flair on Rally Day! Come and stamp your passport, and qualify for a door prize, as you visit our classrooms and ministry tables! Put on costume and take a regal portrait at our photo booth! Last but not least, enjoy a potluck continental breakfast with a British twist as you learn about all of the wonderful ways that you can embark on your spiritual journey this year at St. Luke's!
A sign-up sheet with suggested categories for the potluck breakfast will be posted in the Narthex beginning on August 30th.
We hope everyone will join us and have a wonderful time between services on September 13th!

Feast 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.
Book Table

The book table has been moved to make room in our Narthex. Forward Day by Day's and copies of the sermons are still available in the Narthex. They are on the ledge underneath the Altar Flower chart.

Is there an OUTREACH MINISTRY that St. Luke's is not doing that you think we should be involved in? Or, is there an outreach ministry that you are involved with that St. Luke's CAN HELP YOU with? We are making plans for the coming year, so, please feel free to contact either Joanna Seibert or Jeannie Fry about OUTREACH at St. Luke's about ideas or suggestions that you may have.


Stock the Pantry will continue to be the SECOND SUNDAY of the month this year.  Please leave any non-perishable food items you wish to donate in the BROWN box in the narthex with the "FOOD PANTRY" sign on the outside of it, beginning this Sunday, August 9th .  Donations placed in this box will be taken to the Park Hill Christian Church Food Pantry, next door to St. Luke's. 
Park Hill Flyer

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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, 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, Mailyn, Sue, Tracy, Curt, Tricia


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