July & August 2015
From Your Rector:
Beloved: As we move into summertime church attendance invariably declines. This is among the reasons we combine the services in July with a single service at 10:00a.m. This helps by creating a "critical mass" in the church building. Some are very happy about this, others are equally dismayed. Either way it only lasts for four Sundays. The regular schedule resumes in August.
Another result of summertime church is a substantial decline in income. We are especially grateful for those who keep their pledges current in July, August, and September. It also helps if those who don't pledge but give through the open offering are aware of the problem and help as they can.
HAVE A HAPPY 4th of JULY HOLIDAY!!!
A big THANKS to everyone from Mother Tulia. They have been able to complete everything on the first floor – see pics in the parish hall of the progress and now they are really ready for the group from North Carolina who will be there shortly. We and They are still waiting for someone who is willing to do the windows in the church, but we keep saving $$ from your generous donations, so when they do find someone, we will be ready!
Please mark your calendars for August 29 for the big Gala Cubana. This is going to be a fun fund raiser to get $$ to pay the priests salaries in Cuba. The Bishop of Cuba will be there and a great live band. Come early at 5:00 to learn to dance the Salsa! Then dinner will start at 6:30 with Cuban cuisine and Sangria for the rest of the evening. The cost is $35 if you register on line or $50 at the door. To register and pay, go to www.diocesefl.org and click on the Gala Cubana banner when it comes up. You must register before August 23 to get the discount price.
On another note, we want to celebrate the marriage of Lou Walters and Suzanne at an after church reception on July 19. We want to have a "flower shower" for them, so everyone bring a flower!! Lets make this a very special day for Lou and Suzanne.
July Services Reminder
During the month of July, all services are at 10am only.
Sunday School & Youth Group on Summer Hiatus
We will resume in September.
The choir and chimers are on hiatus until September.
Labyrinth Thank You
from Lydia Bush
Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ! A very special Thank YOU to ALL!! From God giving us favorable weather to Father Don's excellent talk and on to the won-derful turnout of St. Luke's Parishioners who received handout copies made especially by Ellen, and the great teamwork of the com-mittee for pickup/setup/take down of the labyrinth as well as the refreshments were all absolutely right!
I would say it was a God Perfect Day.
Daughters of the King
The next meetings will be on Tuesday, July 7th at 6pm and Tuesday, August 5th at 6pm. All ladies of the church are invited to attend for the meeting, dinner and study.
The men’s group will meet on Tuesday, July 28th and August 25th at 6pm. The grill will be ready at 5:30pm for whatever you bring, fish, chicken, steak or maybe a ham-burger or hot dog. All men are invited for a time of good food and fellowship. It’s very informal, so BYOB.
Busy Hands for Babies
We will meet on Saturday, July 4th and August 2nd from 9am-11am. If you like knitting, crocheting or sewing, come join us!
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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