From Deacon Phyllis:
SYSTEM BECOMES A REALITY
We are all so excited about the water purification system we are going to install at Fieles A Jesus in Cuba. Our dinner, to thank all of you who have participated in this project, was a huge succes. Check out the pictures on the Parish Hall bulletin board. We are now preparing to haul everything in the system down to Cuba. We need large suitcases to pack everything in. If you have one we could use, please bring it to the church office. Let us know if you want us to bring it back, otherwise we will leave it there. Thanks again to all of you for all you have done to make this project a reality. Our friends in Cuba are all excited too and are preparing the wall and the housing for the system there. They have already installed a big water tank on the roof. THANK YOU!
Plans are underway for the Fall Festival, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 19, from 4-6pm. We need volunteers to man the booths, help with decorations and donate individually wrapped candy or toys for the prizes.
A sign in sheet and basket for donations can be found in the Parish Hall. Children may wear costumes but they are not mandatory. Hotdogs, etc will be served. Come join the fun and bring a friend or two! Please contact Melissa Lee, at 386-364-7567,
I can hardly wait to talk to Mother Tulia and tell her all about our dinner last Sunday. A BIG thanks to Richard Widera for the fabulous display. I feel so good about taking it to Cuba! A huge thanks goes to the Cuba Committee for the great dinner last Sunday! What a treat it is to get together, enjoy a good meal and meet so many people who are involved in the ministry in Cuba at Fieles A Jesus. God has blessed us and I am grateful.
ESOL is going well. We still have new students coming in and the old ones are returning. Thanks goes to Denise Cameron, Elaine Fletcher, Ann Thompson and Ann Doswell for being our hostesses for the classes. They have a big job to do and we are all grateful to them for their service. Marie Brian, Maureen Menosky and I continue to teach, and this year we have added a wonderful teacher from Cuba, Sahara Perez. She really understands that this is a church outreach and is in complete agreement with what we do. She fits in really well.
Blessing of the Animals, St. Francis Day
There will be two opportunities this year to have your pet blessed. God gives us these very special creatures to become parts of our families, to enrich our lives, and to show the glory of his creation. Each year in appreciation for these wonderful creatures, we ask his blessing upon them. This year there will be a blessing of the animals held on Friday , October 3rd at 2:00 pm at Advent Christian Village (near the entrance to dining facility) and again on Sunday, October 5th at 2:00 pm in the courtyard at St. Luke’s. Bring your critters: cats and dogs; and all sorts of creatures, God created them and God will bless them!
Bishop Dorsey Henderson, Assisting Bishop, will be at St. Luke’s on Nov. 23rd for Visitation and Confirmation. Confirmation is a Sacramental occasion for both adults and youth. It is a time, when in the Anglican tradition, Christians reaffirm and express a mature commitment to Christ and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop. The Confirmation Class will meet Sundays at 10:00 am, between the two services. The dates will be October 12, 19, and 26, November 2 and 9. Please let Father George know of your interest or let him know if you have any questions .
Quiet Day November 1
Fr. George will lead a Quiet Day Saturday, November 1, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Meditations will be based on the book, “Forgive and Get Your Life Back”, by Dennis Maynard. Join us for a day of meditation and quiet contemplation. Everyone is welcome. Please sign the list in the Parish Hall, or call the church office if you plan to attend. The book is available online and through Kindle. If you have any questions, please contact Fr. George. (Lunch will be provided by the DOK.)
As St. Luke’s begins to plan new ways to outreach to those in need,
we are planning to visit a couple of other Episcopal Churches to see what they are doing and what we might learn. On September 26th and October 24th we will be traveling by Church Van to St. Andrew’s
Episcopal Church in Interlachen , FL to observe their “4th Friday” ministry. They have for the last several years provided medical care,
food, prayer, and a host of social services on the fourth Friday of each
Also this fall we will be visiting St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in West Jacksonville to learn about and observe their free medical and dental clinics. St. Peter’s also distributes food and other necessities. The St. Peter’s dates will be announced shortly. If you are interested in any of these tour opportunities, please see either Father Don or Father George. You must have a seat reserved, to make sure we don’t overload the van or leave someone behind!
The Choir will rehearse each Thursday, from 6-7pm and the Chimers will follow from 7-7:45pm. The Choir is seeking donations to replace a few old robes (as well as new members). Please mark any donations "choir" and leave in the alms basin or give to the church office. Also, Is there a baritone and bass out there?? We need you. The Choir thanks you.
If you can help our youth group by providing a Wednesday night dinner, please sign up on the Dinner Angel sheeton the bulletin board or Hal & Janet Airth at: airth_h@yahoo.
Coffee Hour/Flower Charts
The 2014 Coffee Hour and Altar Flower charts are posted in the parish hall. Be sure to pick your special dates and sign up early.
Daughters of the King
The next meeting will be on October 7th at 6pm. All ladies of the church are invited to attend for the meeting, dinner and study.
Men’s Night Out
At this time, meetings will be held only once a week. Meetings will be each Thurs. from 5-6:30 pm.
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