August 24, 2016
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Family Promise Meeting this Sunday

Just a reminder that we will have a training session for all Family Promise volunteers this coming Sunday, August 28, in the parish hall, right after the 10:30 service.  A light lunch will be served.  If you have not already told us that you plan to attend, please contact either Tom Simmons (overnight hosts coordinator) attom.simmons0@gmail.com or Nancy Crow (cooking teams coordinator) at nancycrow1@comcast.net  Thank you!


The Sunday morning breakfast between services has been an excellent ministry for St. Luke's. It is a time of fellowship and a vehicle to meet and greet new members. The short history of this breakfast is that we have tried two chefs. These chefs did not work out as they were too expensive and we did not want to charge for the breakfast.  The cost to parishioners is only what is freely given.

In order to continue this ministry, volunteers are needed. This breakfast can be a light continental or as heavy a breakfast as each team wants to prepare.  The cost to volunteer chefs can be reimbursed through the breakfast fund.

We are hoping to have enough people volunteer to have 5 or 6 teams.  Keep in mind that if you are a first service attendee,  you can drop off food and then go to church.   You will have late service attendees on your team, and after church you can go to the parish hall and assist your team.  The breakfast should be in place no later than 8:50 a. m. each Sunday and ends at 9:30 a.m., when class begins.

A huge thank you to volunteers who have been involved in this ministry since its inception.   We hope you will want to continue!  As we are beginning a new church year, we ask that ALL who want to volunteer to please call Caroline at the church office no later than September 11. She will place your name on the volunteer list and teams will be formed.

Children and Youth formation will resume Rally Day September 11. Adult formation will continue at 9:30 in the Parish Hall discussing Half Truths following breakfast at 9. 


The formation of our children is probably the most important part of the programs at St. Luke's. We have some amazing children. Prayerfully consider being a part of this vital ministry helping with Sunday School and/or Children's Chapel. You will be making a difference in so many lives and I can promise your life will be changed as well. Contact Joanna to learn more about this ministry. joannaseibert@me.com.

Dine, Dance, and Donate with a Smile

What:  12th Annual Shrimp Boil with live entertainment by the legendary Greasy Greens in the garden
Who:  Everyone who enjoys Cajun shrimp served tableside, live music, and fun
When:  5-9pmSaturday September 24, 2016 (Drive through open from 5-7pm)
Where:  St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi, Little Rock
Why:  To benefit St. Francis House ($165,000 raised in the first 11 years!)
Details:  Advance tickets are discounted to $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under through September 16.  After the 16th, tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children and will be available at the door.  For tickets and information, please call St. Mark's church office at (501) 225-4203.
Blessing of the Backpacks for Teachers and students

We will hold our Blessing of the Backpacks at both services this Sunday, August 28th. Please be sure to have your children bring their backpacks, or if you teach, your school bag, to church this Sunday to receive a special prayer and gift. There will be sheets of lunch box notes for parents in the Narthex. Parents, please pick yours up on Sunday!!

Fr. Carey Returns This Sunday

Fr. Carey Stone returns from his sabbatical this Sunday, August 28th! Be sure to join us to welcome him back to St. Luke's. 

Our organist, Jason Pennington, has accepted a new position at Trinity Cathedral in Little Rock. This is his last Sunday. 

Wednesday Eucharist resumes next week, August 31st! Please join us at noon. All are invited.

Rally Day September 11th

Join us between the services on September 11th for Rally Day! Meet your Formation instructors, join new ministries, and make new friends over a potluck brunch in the parish hall. If your ministry group would like to set up a table in order to recruit new members or to advertise your ministry, please contact Suzzette Patterson or the Church Office. Deadline for table sign up is September 4th. A signup sheet for the brunch finger food items is in the Narthex. The children are in need of Saint Costumes for a Rally Day picture shoot. If you have any, please contact Jennifer Green or the church office. Youth 6th through 12th grade will be having breakfast with John Wilson Hooker from 9 to 10 in the Parish Hall. 
Get ready to meet (and sing about) some saints! 

Attention parents of preschool- and elementary-school-age students: On 
Sept. 11 between services, please accompany your children to their classrooms under the parish hall to find out more about the exciting changes and additions we are making to our Sunday School curriculum this fall. We will have several fun rally day activities. Drop by any time between 9 and 10 a.m.

Adult Formation

Half Truths, an Exciting Adult forum beginning July 31

Join the Adult Forum from 9: 30 to 10:15 after breakfast in the Parish hall where we will study Half Truths with Adam Hamilton and Deacon Joanna July 31 through August 28 

These are simple phrases. They sound Christian-like something you might find in the Bible. We've all heard these words. Maybe we've said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways.
Join Adam Hamilton in searching for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés to the message and ministry of Jesus. 

The clichés include:
* Everything happens for a reason.  July 31
* God helps those who help themselves. August 7
* God won't give you more than you can handle. August 14
* God said it, I believe it, that settles it. August 21
* Love the sinner, hate the sin.  August 28

This is an amazing series you will not want to miss.

Prayer List
Anne Gontermann, Helen Snipan, Nina Goins, Betty Miller, Chris Mikesell, Louis Jenkins, Gloria Holst, Bill Shepherd, Kailyn, Bobby and Gary Mackzum, Marilyn Gay, Christine Startz, David Martin, Bernice Carrigan, Steve Fanning, Steven Sacks, Jill Cox, Gene Cox, Jennie Martin, Carle, Paula Kalina, Becky Simpson, Mary Schultz, Dan McKee, Gene Macalik, Sarah, Betty
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