June 8, 2016
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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.
Please note that you need to check the expiration dates of food before dropping them off. We cannot donate expired food. 

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.  
Staying connected to St. Luke's during the summer

Get Church "to go" box. Take a picture of you with the picture of Jesus in the box where you go and send back to joannaseibert@me.com for us to put on Facebook. Bring to Joanna your bulletins where you attend church and we will put up on a bulletin board and talk about them in the Evangelist.

Chris was born in Homestead, Florida in 1950. In 1971 he joined the United States Navy and married His wife Barbara. They have two grown children and 5 grandchildren. After serving 14 years in the Navy as an air traffic controller, Chris answered the call to attend seminary at VTS and in 1988 he was ordained as an Episcopal priest. Since then he has served as rector of 3 congregations in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast and one congregation in the Diocese of Springfield. After ordination he entered the US Army Reserves to serve as a an Army chaplain. He retired from the military after 30 years of service and one tour in Iraq. In 2016, after 27 years of ministry, he retired to travel full time with his wife of 45 years. His hobbies are boating, flying his ultralight, and crossing the country in his RV. Rev. Coats will serve as priest June 12th- July 10th.
Breakfast at St. Luke's!!

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

We are in need of both permanent  and temporary office help. Most duties include answering the phone and assisting visitors. If you can help, please contact Caroline at stlukesnlr@gmail.com.   

Will meet at 6:00 p.m. , Wednesday, June 15th, 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.

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.
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!

Enjoy the newly hung artwork in the Parish Hall. (Thank you John and Barbara Rhodes.) Some of the work is for sale; if you are interested please contact the artist. If you haven't had a chance to finish your art, please do so and bring it to the office. We will find a place to hang it! Thanks to the artists who have already contributed. 
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,  Steven Sacks, Jill Cox, Gene Cox, Larry Stewart, James Hargreaves, Jennie Martin, Carle, Paula Kalina, Becky Simpson, Mary Schultz
Special Concerns: For all the men and women of our Armed Forces, especially Justin, Joshua, Bret, Brian Mahoney, Tim, Matt, Doug,  Brian Mennes, Frank Tate, Alex Schimelpfening, David Liem, Justin, John Landis, Lucas Kunce, David Jackson