January 13, 2015
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It's not too late to make your Christmas gift to St. Francis House!
Each year we depend on the income from the Christmas Giving to fund our Social Services department through the year.  Social Services provides food, clothing, utility help and prescription help for well over 1000 families a month as well as yearly events like Christmas Giving. This year we provided meals and gifts for over 800 families. But now, we needyour help! Christmas is our only ingathering for the year.  Last Christmas we gathered about $95,000;  this year we are under $71,000.  The need is greater than ever and we have more than ever to be thankful for.  Help us continue meeting the needs of our community by making your donation to StFrancis House today. To make your tax-deductible donation, go to our webpage at  www.stfrancisministries.orgContact us at  (501) 664-5036 or stfrancis72204@att.net.    
Camp Mitchell Wellness Weekend
February 5th - 7th, 2016

The adult class will continue to study Bible Women and meets in the parish hall. The young adults are meeting in the library and will finish a study of the journeys of Paul.
Annual Meeting This Sunday

Be sure to attend the Annual Meeting following the 10:30 service this Sunday, January 17. EfM will be providing a spaghetti dinner. All donations from this dinner will go to EfM scholarships. We will be electing four new vestry members. 

St. Luke's has been invited to an observance on Martin Luther King Day at 4 pm Monday January 18 at Mount Bethel AME at 600 North Cedar, NLR. Our Deacon Joanna will be participating in the service.

will meet at 6:00 p.m., WEDNESDAY, January 20th, 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 (In case of inclement weather, call my cell: 920-5842 for meeting information), ddmayland@sbcglobal.net


First ECW Meeting of the New Year
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 6:30 p.m.
(note: this is a change from Tuesday due to vestry meeting) in the Parish Hall. We will be our planning meeting for fun and projects for 2016 so bring your ideas. We will also have cider, wine and a neat winter craft. Be ready to enjoy warmth, fun, and a little craftiness! For any questions call Chris Schaefer at 501-454-6815.

ECW still has your 2016 ECW Calendar available. All the photography shows special places inside St. Luke's. Now in two versions - one stands in a beautifully crafted wood block for $10.00 and the second version is done with a side spiral for $5.00. You can get them from Caroline in the office or after Sunday Service.

The St. Luke's Festival of the Senses concert series presents St. Luke's organist Jason A. Pennington in concert on Friday, January 22, 2016, 7:00pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.  The program is offered as a memorial for the late Little Rock composer and physician Dr. Stephen Kemp.  As part of the program entitled "Prisms", Jason Pennington will premiere Kemp's three Dance Suites.  These neo-baroque works will be presented along with repertoire of J.S. Bach, Max Reger, and Dietrich Buxtehude.  Proceeds from a silent auction of an original artwork by Suzette Patterson will benefit the Arkansas Children's Hospital.  The concert is free of charge, but donations will be accepted also to benefit Arkansas Children's Hospital.   A Meet-The-Artist reception will follow the program in the parish hall.

St. Emma Chapter of Daughters of the King will be hosting a day retreat on January 30 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It will be held at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church and the House of Prayer, 20900 Chenal Parkway in Little Rock. The cost is $20, which includes a box lunch. Advance registration by January 20 is required - please send your check to Sharon Hollaway, 3220 North Cypress, North Little Rock, AR 72116. If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Quinn, 501-993-1883.

Lent at St. Luke's
In this series, we focus on God as the Chief Gardener of our souls, and we seek out ways to grow into the fullness he desires.  Just as stakes and lattices nurture the growth of young plants, so too can spiritual disciplines support the flourishing of our whole being. This series uses a tool from monastic spirituality called a 'Rule of Life' to explore and cultivate our relationships with God, Self, Others, and Creation.  This is an exciting opportunity to dig deep and dream big about ways to live into a more abundant life with Christ.

This series is designed for both individuals and small groups.  For small groups, facilitators will guide the growing process as participants discuss and learn together. For individuals, daily videos and reflections will lead them through the same process.   Ultimately each participant will create a unique Rule of Life or 'Garden Plot' to sustain and expand beyond the class.
Participants will be able to:
  • Design a balanced plan for growing into a deeper relationship with God, Self, Others, and Creation.
  • Celebrate areas of their lives that are thriving and explore areas that need extra nourishment.
  • Tune their sensitivity to the rhythms of nature to help them in keeping a Rule of Life.
  • Grow in fellowship with other participants and support them through the growing process.
  • To Participate in the program at St. Luke's
  • Go to www.ssje.org
  • Subscribe to a daily email
  • Download a PDF copy of the workbook or call the church office if you need a copy
  • Come to Wednesday night Lenten series 6 pm to 7:30 (supper 6 to 6:30) where we will discuss each section about a rule of life
  • Week 1 Rule of Life and Rhythm of Nature
  • Week 2 Exploring your relationship with God
  • Week 3 Exploring your Relationship with Self
  • Week 4 Exploring Your Relationship to Others
  • Week 5 Exploring Your Relationship to the Creation
  • Week 6 Living in Rhythm
Prayer List
Anne Gontermann, Hudson Woods, Helen Snipan, Nina Goins, Sydnie Reedy,  Barbara Coker, Megan Elizabeth Hall, Betty Miller, Chris Mikesell, Louis Jenkins, Gloria Holst, Pam Cox, Bill Shepherd, Kailyn, Bobby and Gary Mackzum, Marilyn Gay, Alice Ann Briley, Grace Whitlock, Christine Startz, Billy Tarpley, Bessette Family, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Linda Hopkins, David Martin, Bernice Carrigan, John Bangert
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