January 20, 2015
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Featuring our New Members: Jason Rexroad

I was baptized in 1974 when I was three years old at Grace Episcopal Church in Hutchinson, Kansas.

I was trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Medical Center and served in the Army from 2000-2009. I was in Washington, DC on 9/11.

I relocated from Maine to Arkansas after a divorce to be closer to family who live in Tulsa. I have five beautiful children that I miss terribly, who reside with their mother in New York State. Although very difficult at times, I try to make plans to spend quality time with them whenever I can.

I am a doctor (a radiologist) and I work at the VA Hospital. 

I like running, reading, coffee, and baseball.

I am so thankful for the warm welcome I received from the members and ministers at St. Luke's when I visited in the fall. I am happy that St. Luke's has become my new church home.
ECW Girls Night Out


The young adult class meeting with our rector, Carey Stone, has just started a new series today called "Discovering the Christian Classics." We'll be taking a closer look at the rule of St. Benedict, the Cloud of Unknowing, The Desert Fathers and Mothers, The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a'Kempis. They meet in the library. The adult class meeting in the parish hall with Joanna will be led by Chris Schaefer studying Job's wife and the Shulammite woman. 

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.

Lenten Quiet Day 

"Go and Search Diligently for the Child"
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Hot Springs Village
February 16, Tuesday, 10 to 2 (Bring your favorite picture of yourself as a child)

The Rev. Joanna J Seibert MD
Camp Mitchell Wellness Weekend
February 5th - 7th, 2016

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

ECW Meeting Tonight

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.
Lenten Suppers 

There will be 6 simple suppers during Lent. If your group could take a Wednesday night to cook, please let the office or Suzzette Patterson know.  Your willingness to participate would be greatly appreciated.
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, Christine Startz, Billy Tarpley, Bessette Family, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Linda Hopkins, David Martin, Bernice Carrigan, John Bangert, The Reynolds Family
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