May 9, 2016
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St. Luke's Day at Dickey Stephens Park - June 5th

St. Luke's Day at Dickey Stephens Park - June 5th: Come help us wish Fr. Carey best wishes for his sabbatical while enjoying hamburgers, hot dogs, and baseball. Tickets are $16 per person, ages 4 and up. 3 and younger are free. Tickets are on sale now in the church office, and will be available for sale in the Narthex starting Pentecost Sunday (next Sunday). The gates and buffet open at 4:30 pm, the game starts at 5:30, and the buffet continues through 6:30. 

Payment is required when you pick up your tickets. 

Hope to see you there! 

St. Luke's Summer Monster Food Drive and Can Sculpture Contest

This summer in May and June bring cans and boxes of food for Food Pantries in North Little Rock and St. Francis House and put in the green bucket in the narthex. At our Vacation Bible School closing on July 1 at St. Luke's there will be a can sculpture contest for our youth making sculptures from the can and box goods. Bring food every week and sign up with Joanna joannaseibert@me.com to be a participant or judge in the can sculpture contest. We will also need help being with the children on July 1 as they make their sculptures as well as help delivering the food to the pantries. Again, contact Joanna if you can help with this fun summer project. 

Abundance Orchard: Where Faith Grows and Hungry People are Fed

VBS will be June 27-July 1, 2016 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. This is a joint effort of Christ Episcopal Church and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Ages 3 years - 5th grade are invited to participate. We encourage youth and adults to assist. Free to all! Sign up now! To register, email patricia.g.lewis@gmail.com with your child's name, age, grade they will be entering in fall, email, phone, and whether you can help as an adult volunteer. We can't wait!
Breakfast at St. Luke's!!

We will have breakfast in the Parish Hall every Sunday from 9 to 9:30. Everyone is invited.  

We welcome Tiffeny Lampkin this Sunday as our guest chef. 
Graduation Party for Rachel Wenger

You are cordially invited to celebrate Rachel Wenger's graduation party with friends and family, Saturday May 146-9 PM, St. Luke's Parish Hall. Please RSVP to Keith Wenger, 501-413-3001. 
Wedding for Bethany Rogers and Frederick Simpson

Because each of you have shared your friendship, warmth, and love with us over the past year, we would like to invite you to share the beginning of our new life together as we enter into the covenant of marriage at St. Luke's on Saturday, the twenty-first of May at two-thirty in the afternoon. We hope to see you there.

Beth & Fred

Help create new artwork for St. Luke's gallery! We are asking everyone who wants to show their work to create a landscape during the month of May. The deadline to bring your work is May 31. You can drop it off during the week to Caroline in the office (8-4) or give it to Suzzette on any Sunday. All ages and any media are welcome. Have work ready to hang and we will hang it in the Parish Hall for you. Include with your work: title, artist name, media and cost if you want to sell it, if you don't want to sell it put "nfs"on the cost line. We will make tags so they will all be alike. We want to display your work through the summer. What exciting fun! Think landscapes everyone!!!

If you would like to assist in the office either every week or once in awhile, please contact Caroline in the church office.

The last regular Sunday School classes will end on Pentecost, May 15, 2016...BUT!!! We are trying something new, beginning the very next week: One Room Summer Sunday School! The children will meet together, with our Level III Catechesis class as leaders, and Beth Maze as the teacher. The focus will be twofold: Nurturing Our Prayer Life and Reaching Out to Those in Need. We will ring a bell at 9:30 in the Parish Hall and all children from 3 to 13 (and beyond) will head downstairs to our classroom. Join us for breakfast at 9:00, and send your children off for outreach AND inreach when the bell rings at 9:30. We hope to see you then!
Pocket Change for Building and Grounds Projects

Do you have change in your pockets or change purse?  Do you think it is only a small amount and doesn't matter?  Just image, if everyone donates and combines this pocket change, the total will continue to grow and needed projects will be funded and completed.  A designated glass water bottle will be placed in the Narthex, remember, no amount of change is too small. Thank you from the Building and Grounds Committee.
Wednesday Noon Eucharist

There will be no noon Eucharist on Wednesdays during Fr. Carey's sabbatical, from June 8th to Aug. 24th. Noon Eucharist will begin again on August 31st.  
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, Bill Shepherd, Kailyn, Bobby and Gary Mackzum, Marilyn Gay, Christine Startz, Adam and Jessie Forrester, David Martin, Bernice Carrigan, Steve Fanning, Lasseigne Family, Steven Sacks, Jill Cox, Nancy Barber, Gene Cox, Larry Stewart, James Hargreaves, Jennie Martin, Carle, Paula Kalina, Becky Simpson
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