St. Luke’s News


December 2017


Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols Candlelight Service

We warmly welcome you to come and join us on Christmas Eve at 7pm for a night of lessons and carols followed by Holy Communion. We will be hearing the Gospel and the story of the Incarnation from several Scripture texts and celebrating in song with the St. Luke’s Choir as we both hear and sing along to many of our favorite Christmas carols. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to having you with us!

“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined…For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace”


The sign-up sheet for Christmas Poinsettias is located on the Usher stand. They are $15 per plant. Please print your name and message.


Offering Envelopes

Boxes of envelopes for 2018 are on the table downstairs.


2018 Liturgical Calendars are also on the table downstairs at a cost of $5 each.



White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Courtesy of David and Caroline Newkirk

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon almond extract, if desired

1 egg

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 ts baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup white vanilla baking chips (6 oz)

1 cup sweetened dried cranberries


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, almond extract, and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in baking chips and cranberries.
  2. On ungreased baking sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light brown. Cool 2 to 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.


Share Donations for December

Pancake mix



Cooking sauces


Cooking oil


Cold cereal

Sunday Services

8:30am – Holy Eucharist

10:00am – Holy Eucharist

Weekday Services
Tuesday at 5:45pm – Soup and Bible study

Thursday at 11:00am – Eucharist (No service on 12/15/2017)

Saturday at 11:00am – Bible study

Weekly Prayer
Join with the prayer team each week following the 10:00 service at the back of the church.

In depth healing prayer

The first Saturday of every month at 12:30pm – Come experience the power of healing, soaking prayer.

The choir will rehearse at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning until Christmas in order to prepare special music for the Christmas Eve service. All are welcome to participate.


Submitted by: Jill Slocum

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