November 25, 2015
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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.
Reduced Price: The lunch is $10 per person ages 10 and up, $5 for ages 2-10; Family tickets for $20!! 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 


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! 

The Church Office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26th and Friday, Nov. 27th. 


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.

Wednesdays in Advent

Please join us for prayer, dinner, and teaching during the season of Advent. Evening prayer starts at 5.30 in Gontermann Chapel, followed by dinner in the parish hall at 6.00pm. We will then have a teaching from 6.30-7.00pm called "Experiencing Our Anglican Heritage." Through sights and sounds we will look at the impact the Anglican Church has had on our Christian experience. We will see some of the places that St. Luke's pilgrims will see this summer and hear how they have influenced our understanding and practice of the Christian faith. This begins on Wednesday, December 2 and ends after Wednesday, December 16.

Young Adult Christmas Party

The young adults will be gathering for fun, food, and fellowship on Friday, December 4th at the home of Chad and Marla Edwards, 284 Plainview Circle, NLR, from 6.30-8,30. Please bring a finger food and join the fun! Children are welcome!

We are beginning to schedule for the 2016 Children's Chapel and Coffee Hour Volunteer Ministries. If you are interested in being put into this rotation, please contact Wanda Dunwoody or the Church Office.
Lectors Needed at the 8 am service. 

If you are interested in being a lector at the 8 am service, please contact Caroline in the Church Office. 
Pilgrimage to England Update

The dates are  June 13th - 23rd Cost that includes airfare, land transport, lodging, and two meals per day: $4,779.00 Itinerary: Arrive Manchester, to York (York Minster and Whitby Abbey), Coventry Cathedral, Shakespeare's birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon, Trinity Church, Peterborough, Cambridge including evensong at King's College (where some of the first Lessons and Carols Services took place), Chelmsford Cathedral, London: Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace's Changing of the Guard, Westminster Abbey, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Archbishop of Canterbury's residence - Lambeth Palace, Windsor Castle and the town of Windsor, St. George's Chapel (where the Queen worships), Canterbury Cathedral (our Mother Church) and St. Augustine's Abbey and St. Martin's Church (in continuous use since the 6th century).  We need to start getting firm commitments as deposit payments will need to be made with the final installment being in March 2016. We must have 17 pilgrims for the trip to make. Please join us for this once in a lifetime trip to the land of our Anglican Heritage!
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).  
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, Alice Ann Briley, Grace Whitlock, Christine Startz

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