March 16, 2016
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Lenten Services
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. Night time egg hunt to follow service. 
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
Childcare will be provided at all services.

Please bring sure to bring your clearly marked plants for the Garden of Repose by Wednesday, March 23rd. Plants may be brought directly to the chapel or to the office during office hours.

PARENTS: Be sure to have your children bring spring flowers Easter Day for the Flowering of the Cross.

Easter Brunch and Watch sign up are available in the Narthex.

The Church Office will be closed Monday, March 28th.
Brotherhood of St. Andrew

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will meet at 5:00p.m. (time change for Wednesday Nights in Lent), WEDNESDAY, March 16th, 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  (Cell: 920-5842) ddmayland@sbcglobal.net 
Order Your Easter Lilies TODAY!!

Lilies will be placed in the church on Easter Day in memory or in thanksgiving of loved ones. To contribute, please make a check payable to St. Luke's for $15.00 each and write "Easter Flowers" on the memo line and submit along with the names of those you wish to remember. The deadline for contributions is Tuesday, March 22 in order for names to appear in the Easter Bulletin.

Click HERE to place the orders online or fill out the form in the Sunday Bulletins. 

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew has scheduled a Retreat/Work Day at Camp Mitchell for Friday, April 15th for a retreat and Saturday, April 16th for the work day.  Lodging w/kitchen will be provided for Friday night.  Everyone is invited.  Friday evening will include traveling to the Petit Jean Mather Lodge's restaurant for dinner and fellowship back at the Canterbury Lodge.  Saturday will be a work day at the camp to include cleaning and clearing the walking trails, flower beds, gardens, and any other work the camp has to be done.  There should be something for everyone.  Individuals are invited to participate in both Friday night and Saturday, or either one.  Work will begin around 9:00 Saturday morning, following breakfast and will end around 2:00, Saturday, noon meal will be provided by Camp Mitchell.  If you have not attended a Camp Mitchell work day, you have missed a wonderful experience.  Additional information will be provided as it is received. 

Lodging: Canterbury Lodge (4 rooms with 13 beds): bedding and towels provided.  Address:  #10 Camp Mitchell Rd., Morrilton, AR 72110.

Work equipment needed:  yard brooms, rakes, gas powdered line trimmer/brush cutter (with attachments) and blowers (with gas, oil & twine), small chain saw, hedge shears/trimmer, extension cords, work gloves, hearing & eye protection.

Recommended work clothes:  long pants, long sleeves, coveralls, jacket, tennis shoes or work boots, cap/hat. The weather may be cool, so bring a mixture of clothing.

Please RSVP to Dickey Mayland.
Home:  835-6411 (Cell: 920-5842)     ddmayland@sbcglobal.net

The next date for baptism will be on Saturday, March 26th at the Easter Vigil service. If you or someone you know is interested in baptism, please contact the church office.
Flashlight Egg Hunt

We will have our third annual flashlight egg hunt immediately after the Easter Vigil on March 26. We will roast peeps and make s'mores. There will be confetti eggs and prizes. All ages are welcome! Please join us!

For those wanting to find out more about the Episcopal Church, those joining our Faith or those desiring to be confirmed or received as well as those wanting to review and be reaffirmed, this is your class. There are 15 sessions meeting after the 9 o'clock breakfast in the forum in the Parish Hall at 9:30 on Sunday mornings beginning April 17 and culminating in Bishop Benfield's visit to St. Luke's on July 24. If you are seeking confirmation, please call the church office 753-4281.
ECW Easter Eggs are ready for pick up!

All pre-ordered Easter Eggs are ready for pick up! You can get them between the services on Sunday or come to the office beforehand to collect yours!

FORGOT TO ORDER??  Don't worry! We have extra beautifully decorated eggs ready for your loved ones on Easter morning! Be sure to get yours now! 
Breakfast at St. Luke's!!

We do not normally associate smells with Christian witness except when we occasionally use incense, but on Palm Sunday, we will meet the aroma of breakfast as we start having breakfast between the 8 and 10:30 services in the parish hall, initiating fellowship around another table between our two 8 and 10:30 congregations as well as with our families and children before Sunday school. In the parish hall at the new forum on Palm Sunday at 9:30 after breakfast Beth Maze will introduce ways to take Holy Week home with us. Palm Sunday breakfast will be served by our amazing men's group. Easter Sunday we will have our usual brunch between services. On April 10 we will begin having breakfast every week from 9 to 9:30 served by St. Luke's new chef, James Jackson, followed by our forum in the parish hall! 

Communion Instruction

The children were led into a deep exploration of the history of our Holy Eucharist and its ties to the Last Supper,  the articles of the altar, gestures we see Fr Carey make at the table, the words of Communion and we even rehearsed how to dip your wafer into the chalice without touching the wine with your fingers. We encountered the parts that are NOT mysterious - like the names of the altar articles, and the significance of vestments and the use of candles. And we talked about the things that ARE mysterious - like why Jesus would say the bread was his body, and the wine was his blood. We clarified that Jesus gives all of himself to us at Holy Communion. The children were especially drawn to the Tabernacle, which holds the presence of Jesus in the blessed bread and wine. Their interest was genuine and their questions endless. Just as we all should be when participating in a Holy Sacrament. Here are the children who took Communion Instruction last Sunday:
Wyatt Cole, Emily Stone, Emily Stacks, Garrett Price, Lily Gwatney, and Avery Turner
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
Hannah Hooker is being ordained as Deacon on March 19th. Please come to help celebrate this wonderful event. 

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, Linda Hopkins, David Martin, Bernice Carrigan, John Bangert, Steve Fanning, Sandy Barksdale, Lasseigne Family, Georgia Luna, Steven, Henry Chenault, Jill Cox, Gene Cox, Dan Ratliff, Emily Stone

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