The first group traveled to Cuba from June 18 -25. During that time Mother Tulia and her husband, Osmani, received their permission to visit the US. We hope to see them sometime in August here in Live Oak!!
While we were there we saw a lot of people coming to get water. Several of them, not knowing that I knew anything about the water system, explained to me how wonderful it was. Many of them said that they and their family were always sick before, but now with this water they are all well. I could hardly keep from crying as they told me their stories. They are so grateful for this clean water. The word is spreading that this is the best water in Matanzas and people are coming from all over the city, including people from the hospitals. Osmani is maintaining the system very well and it is working without a hitch.
The Youth will go to Cuba on the 4th of July and will be doing a program for the youth there. After their return, we will have an all church dinner to hear reports about the trips and see their pictures and hear about their impressions us on July 24 at 6:00 p.m. for this dinner. We will also be collecting a special offering for the salaries of priests in Cuba at this event. Then on August 20, the Bishop of Cuba will be with us to receive the funds collected from the diocese for the priests salaries. Mark these dates on your calendar!!!
JULY AND AUGUST
Schedule of Services:
SUMMER HIATUS FOR YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
& YOUTH GROUP
Both children’s Sunday School and the Youth Group are on hiatus for the summer and will resume after Labor Day in September. Have a great summer!!
PreK-1st Sunday School class needs another teacher and assistant two Sunday's a month. The 2nd-3rd class needs one assistant to partner with Sharon Chamberlain two Sunday's a month. An assistant does not teach, but only helps out.
Please consider volunteering for these positions! We need to grow our ministry to children! If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions, contact Kay Harvard at 208-3876.
We are in need of at least three readers at the 11:00 service. Volunteers would be scheduled fourv or five times a year to read on a rotating schedule.
The Cuba Committee is putting together a cruise to Cuba from December 30, 2016 to January 7, 2017. Check the bulletin board for the cover letter and cruise brochure.
Youth Trip To Cuba
The youth are working to raise money through T-Shirt sales, car washes and other activities to pay for their trip to Cuba. An anonymous parishioner has pledged a matching gift of up to $1,600 for new donations to the trip fund. If you have questions about the trip, youth fund raising, or giving toward this effort, please see Hal or Janet Airth.
BUSY HANDS will meet on Saturday, July 2nd & Aug. 6, 9:30-11am.
BUSY HANDS will hold a yard sale on Aug. 6, 2016, 7-11pm.
A new fitness class, led by Denise Watson, for beginners and seniors is meeting on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10am-10:45am in the parish hall. Bring light hand weights (1-3 pounds) and a bottle of water. Call Denise for more info at 352-239-3772.
Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King will be meeting Tuesday, June 5th and August 2nd at 6:00pm.
Please, all women of St. Luke's feel free to join us. We would love to have you there. You don't need to
bring anything - just bring yourself! If questions, call Maureen Menosky, 386-776-1817.
Men’s Night Out
The Men’s Group will meet on Tuesday, July 26th and August 23rd 2016 at 6pm. All men are invited for good food and fellowship. It’s very informal, so bring your own meat and beverage. Salad will be provided.
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