January 2018

Annual meeting January 28, 2018

Save the date! Plan on attending the annual meeting following the 10:00 service. This is your chance to review the activities of the church, nominate and approve vestry members, hear a presentation of our finances, and perhaps discover ways in which you might volunteer during the coming year. But it’s not all work! Following the business meeting, there will be a delicious pot luck lunch and a chance to visit with members and friends of St. Luke’s and maybe even bump into someone from the “other” service!

There is a sign-up sheet on the kitchen counter. Pot luck dishes are needed in all categories. Please stop by and sign up to help.

Reports Due by Sunday, January 14

John Leslie has requested that all reports be submitted to him by next Sunday, the 14th, so that he can publish the annual report by the 21st for your review.

Community Dinners

Several area churches are providing community dinners, once a month or so, as an open invitation to folks in the area or to anyone who might need a hot meal. With heating bills so high this winter, this could be an important contribution to someone’s well-being in addition to providing fellowship and outreach for the churches. Bishop Webb mentioned this during announcements on Sunday. If parishioners would like to be involved, either individually or as a church, please talk to Bishop Webb or Doug Sleeper. More details will be published here as they become available. Or, better yet, come to the annual meeting and bring up the topic for discussion.

Share Donations
Bishop Webb expressed thanks for the abundant SHARE donations in recent months. In the past, someone would bring the donations upstairs during a service for a blessing. (This is no longer possible unless a dumb-waiter were installed to transport the many bags and boxes.) In all seriousness, the donations are much appreciated.


Toothbrushes and tooth paste


Shampoo and Conditioner

Bar soap

Feminine hygiene products



Formidable Baker

We are very fortunate to have Kathy Lippman worshiping with us. We certainly do appreciate her presence, after a very long commute, but then there are those brownies which appear each Sunday. These aren’t just any brownies. Kathy tells me she invents new flavors all the time and always makes large batches. Now you may notice two large boxes of tea breads on the counter. Kathy baked one for each person in the church, so please take one the next time you are there. We have put the leftovers in the freezer so that they will stay fresh. Thank you, Kathy!

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 rehearses at 9:15 AM on Sunday morning. All are welcome to participate.


Submitted by: Jill Slocum

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