November 18, 2015
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As of Tuesday afternoon, we had received 83 operating pledge cards for a total of $238,734, and received 38 MAP pledge cards for a total of $25,580. Our goal for operating pledges is $250,000 and for MAP is $27,500. It is not too late to send your pledge in! There are additional pledge cards and envelopes in the Narthex. You can also email the church office your promised pledge by clicking here.

Ushers Needed

Are you interested in helping greet our parishioners and visitors? Ushers are needed for both services. If you want to join this ministry or simply learn more about it, please contact Dan Dennis or the church office.

Are you interested in helping to lead St. Luke's as we grow and develop? Do you know other members who would make good leaders? In January, we will be electing 4 new vestry members, each for a 3-year term, and we are now accepting nominations. The twelve members of the vestry are charged with the care of the property and business of the church. Working with the rector, they exercise leadership in the development of the congregation. There will be a basket in the Narthex for nominations, or you can contact Caroline in the church office with your nominations. Requirements are: having been confirmed, at least 16 years of age, a giver of record, and have been a member of St. Luke's for at least 6 months. There are 11 monthly meetings, generally on the third Tuesday of the month, and one vestry retreat. Please make sure you are able to attend these scheduled events.  Before nominating anyone to be on vestry, please make sure you have cleared this with that person first! 

Mission Trip to Guatemala

Compassion always involves a risk... but it gladdens and heals both receiver and giver.  Are you a medical professional or lay person that God has been nudging to take that risk of loving compassion to distant lands?  This year's GUATEMALA MEDICAL MISSION TEAM needs volunteers to join us.  The dates of our trip are April 9-17, 2016.  Please pray about coming and let us know as soon as possible if you are interested.  For more information, you may contact the Rev. Dr. Susan Lyon, Deacon at St. Mark's (960-5515), or St. Mark's office (225-4203), or Dr. Doug Stroud (drstroud@arkansassinusrelief.com).  
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew

THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18th, 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

Anglican Heritage Pilgrimage to England - June 13th - 24th

We now have the dates for this awesome trip to the land of our Anglican heritage! The itinerary will include such holy sites as Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Lambeth Palace,  Shakespeare's Globe theatre, York Minster, King's College at Cambridge, Coventry Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, see the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, visit Windsor Castle, Whitby Abbey.   The itinerary should be finalized next week and we will then have the exact cost figures.  Professional guides will be there to provide rich historical detail. We will have a brief meeting in the Gontermann chapel after church next Sunday to begin registering. We need at least 17 for the tour to make so talk this over us with friends and family!
Happening #34 - 
Nov. 20-22
St. John's Episcopal Church Ft. Smith, AR. Happening is a renewal weekend for the young people of the Episcopal Church in grades 10-12. The weekend centers on the example and teachings of Jesus Christ, which are discussed in the atmosphere of joy and happiness, in a way that relates to the lives of today's young people. The weekend is filled with small group discussions, large group activities, singing and drama. To register for Happening #34 please go to eycarkansas.org/happening/.  

Please join us for the Annual Convocation Thanksgiving Day service on Thursday, November 26 at 10:00 a.m.  The Honorable Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas, will be the preacher.

Advent Event for St. Nikolas Day

Sunday December 6 after 10:30 service in the Parish Hall. 
Mark Your Calendars!!
St. Luke's will again be hosting a luncheon for St. Nikolas on his Feast Day, December 6, after the 10:30 service in the Parish Hall. We will be honoring St. Nikolas (who has agreed to return just to St. Luke) with a catered luncheon for families and guests and an alternative giving fair. There will be Advent material for families and individuals and a St. Nikolas table of activities for children.
The lunch is $14.50 per person ages 10 and up, $6.50 for ages 2-10, and under 2 is free. RSVP here!
Who will be there:
  • Rice depot with all their products
  • Heifer International giving opportunities 
  • St. Francis House Christmas giving
  • Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) giving tree 
  • African ministries jewelry
  • Rick and Helen from Camp Mitchell with CM products 
  • Broken China Pendants for Central Arkansas Women's Shelter
  • Youth selling St. Luke's Water bottles, Lanyards, and St. Luke's tote bags with new logo 
  • Joanna's three new books, Taste and See, and two books of sermons, Interpreting the World to the Church, volumes 1 and 2, as well as Christmas and Peaceful harp CD's with all proceeds going to Camp Mitchell.
  • ECW table with crafts and food; pies breads, jams, jelly mix, wreaths, scarves, ornaments, St. Luke's own personal stand up desk calendar, tee shirts, cookbooks, and more with money going for Camp Scholarships
  • Local Artist's table with Cici Davidson already taking orders for St. Nikolas and St. Lucy hand painted china plates $80 (see below). Message Cici on Facebook or email cicidavidson@me.com for orders to be picked up on December 6 


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, Bill Shepherd, Caryl Hicks, Bobby and Gary Mackenzie, Marilyn Gay


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, David Jackson