February 10, 2016
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Lenten Services
February 10th: Ash Wednesday
Holy Eucharist at Noon and 7 pm
Lenten Supper and Study
Wednesdays in Lent beginning on February 17th
Supper at 6 pm
Study from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Stations of the Cross
Every Friday in Lent at 6 pm
March 6th: Evensong
Service at 5 pm
March 20th: Palm Sunday
Holy Eucharist at 8 am and 10:30 am
March 24th: Maundy Thursday
Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing at    7 pm
March 25th: Good Friday
Holy Eucharist at Noon and 7 pm
March 26th: Easter Vigil
Holy Eucharist with Holy Baptism at 6:30 pm
March 27th: Easter Day
Holy Eucharist at 8 am and 10:30 am
Easter Brunch at 9:15 am
Egg Hunt at 9:45 am
The Church Office will be closed Monday, March 28th.

The St. Luke's Festival of the Senses presents Neil Rutman, piano, on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00pm. Mr. Rutman is a pianist of international renown, noted for his brilliant artistry and masterful keyboard technique. He will play a program of Bach, Schubert, and Fauré, concluding the evening with the Prokofiev third piano sonata. Neil Rutman is an artist in residence at the University of Central Arkansas, Conway. A Meet-The-Artist Reception will follow in the parish hall. Admission is free.
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
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Intimate Neighborhood Concert

The ASO will hold an Intimate Neighborhood concert at St. Luke's om March 10th at 7 pm. Performing are Philip Mann, conductor, Lily Afshar, guitar, and Carl Anthony, harpsichord. The theme is Something "Old" and features:Bach - Concerto for Keyboard No. 1, Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances, Vivaldi - Concerto for Guitar. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $10 for students and military. Tickets are purchased through the ASO's website at www.arkansassymphony.org/something-old. Use the code STLUKE to receive a discount on your tickets. 
ECW Quiet Day Retreat

"Help, Thanks, Wow, and the Anglican Rosary"
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 9 - 2
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
$20 for lunch and Rosary materials
Retreat Speaker: Joanna Seibert
Contact: 501-753-4281 or stlukesnlr@gmail.com
Downton Abbey Finale Party: March 6th

Join us March 6th as we bid farewell to the Crawley's of Downton Abbey and view the 2 hour series finale!  Bring your family and friends and your favorite finger foods to share!  High Tea will begin at 6:00 and you are encouraged to wear your favorite Downton outfit!
Zika Virus Prevention
Information brought to you by St. Luke's Crisis Response Team

Diocesan Convention Youth Lock-In
Opening Eucharist for Diocese Convention will be Friday evening, Feb. 19. It's a time when Arkansans from all over the state come together to celebrate being Episcopal in Arkansas.  We want you there. That Friday night we will hold a lock-in at St. Mark's in Little Rock  that will begin with the Diocesan Convention Opening Eucharist and continue through Saturday at 8 a.m. This is a great chance to get together and support our youth delegates as well as see the diversity and size of the Episcopal Church in Arkansas.  If you would like, you can attend the business meeting of convention on Saturday as a visitor. If you would like to attend convention as a visitor, we will drive you to Episcopal Collegiate on Saturday. You can then be picked up at Episcopal Collegiate at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Cost and Deadline: It is free, but please fill out the form by Monday, Feb. 15, so we know you are coming. Who can come: The lock-in is open to all youth in grades 9-12.  Also children of delegates who are in grades 6-9 may attend. Go to the website http://eycarkansas.org/lockin/ to fill out the form and learn more.

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

Applications for the A-TEAM (Amazing-Teens Effectively Active in Medicine) will be available online between February 1 and February 29 or until all slots are filled. There is a $50 program fee required at the time of application and applicants are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Those wishing to participate must complete the application form in detail and should be entering the 9th - 12th grades in the fall of 2016.

The A-TEAM will begin on Monday, June 20 and conclude on Wednesday, July 20. Selected participants will come to the Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock campus from 9 a.m. - NOON on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks during the summer. There will be a total of 12 sessions, therefore it is highly recommended that a teen apply only if they can attend all 12 sessions.

The dates are as follows:

Monday - Wednesday, June 20 - 22 from 9 a.m. - NOON
Monday - Wednesday, June 27 - 29 from 9 a.m. - NOON
(We will not have A-TEAM during the entire week of July 4 - 8 in celebration of Independence Week)
Monday - Wednesday, July 11 - 13 from 9 a.m. - NOON
Monday - Wednesday, July 18 - 20 from 9 a.m. - NOON

This is a highly educational and interactive program. Participants will tour high profile areas of the hospital (i.e. Emergency Room, Med Flight, eICU, Women's & Children's areas, etc.); they will spend an entire session at the Baptist Health College, learning about each discipline taught there; they will "shadow" health care professionals, become CPR certified, participate in a water aerobics class and watch filmed surgeries with a physician narrating the procedure. Participants also do weekly research papers and on the final day, deliver a 5 - 7 minute speech to their peers about things they learned in A-TEAM.

A limited number of slots are available, therefore early application is recommended.

To apply contact: 

Jim Gibbons, CVM - Volunteer Services Manager
9601 Baptist Health Drive
Little Rock 72205-7299
Phone: (501) 202-2192 

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, Steve Fanning, Sandy Barksdale, Lasseigne Family, Georgia Luna, Steven 

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