From the Assistant Rector:
The Evangelist Matthew tells us that Jesus said that those who are like little children are the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew, Mark, and Luke all tell of Jesus directing his disciples to “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” We have an opportunity at St. Luke’s to put our Lord’s directions into action through our collective efforts to provide an environment of Christian education and fellowship for our children and youth during the upcoming year. The challenge falls upon all of us adults to make this happen.
The first part of this challenge is for our teachers and leaders. This year we have Kay Harvard and four helpers leading Pre-K Sunday School and Susan Meece and four helpers leading Elementary aged Sunday School. We also have Hal and Janet Airth leading our youth group. Thanks be to God for these volunteers, who are willing to rise to this challenge.
The remaining challenge now falls on parents and grandparents to make sure the children make it to Sunday School and to Wednesday Youth Group for our Middle School and High School students. Let’s make this a meaningful year for our children. With God’s help, we can do it!
Sunday school will begin at 9:45am on Sunday, September 7th for all classes. All youngsters are encouraged to attend. We can't be a success if we don't have participation.
The Youth Group will kick off our new year starting with dinner on September 10th beginning after the 6pmservice. Then we will view “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”. The youth will investigate and evaluate the moral and ethical impact of this pop culture film in light of our Christian beliefs. All youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to come and explore these ideas while enjoying the fellowship of the wonderful youth of our church.
Transportation Volunteers Needed:
We are currently considering providing transportation to and from Dowling Park for parishioners desiring to attend the 11:00 am service on Sundays. This service would utilize the Church Van and would be staffed by volunteers. If you have a little bit of extra time on Sundays, think about volunteering for this wonderful opportunity to make participation in worship available to those who can’t drive. If you might be interested, please see Fr. Don or Fr. George, even if you are
available only one Sunday a month.
The Choir will rehearse each
Thursday, beginning Sept.
4th, from 6-7pm and the Chimers will
follow from 7-7:45pm
Condolences to Linda Nott and family on the passing of her husband, Buddy Nott, on July 23rd, 2014
We need ushers for the following services:
Please call Ellen at the church office.
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 September 2 at 6pm. All ladies of the church are invited to attend for the meeting, dinner and study.
Men’s Night Out
The Wednesday and Friday night meetings begin at 7:30pm and a new Ladies meeting has been added at 5pm on Saturdays.
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