Youth Ski Trip
Over the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend, six youth and four adults from St. Luke’s joined 180 others for the annual Diocesan Ski Trip to Ghent, West Virginia. The youth traveled by four char-tered buses from Jacksonville to West Virginia and enjoyed two days of skiing and snowboarding.
Youth attending were Cameron Simpson, John Taylor, Sarah Beth Lee, Laine Fletcher, Livesay Boggus, and Bryan Turnan. Adults attending were Tony Williams, Melissa Lee, Brittany Turnan, and Marshall Boggus. Everyone had a great time and no bones were broken, though there were many sore muscles. One important revelation from the trip was that snowboarding is harder than it looks!
Youth Group Meal Volunteers
Our youth group has resumed their meeting schedule and has a big year planned. They meet and enjoy dinner together each Wednesday night at 6:30. We are asking for volunteers to supply and prepare meals for them on Wednesday nights. There are typically 11 or 12 youth and adult sponsors in at-tendance at each meeting. A sign up list is posted on the bulletin board in the parish hall. Please help our youth have a successful and memorable year. Please direct questions to Tammy Williams, Tony Williams, or Father George.
St. Luke's Youth Group Takes to Slopes!
Left to Right: Lindsey Brothers, Laine Fletcher, Live-say Boggus,Brittany Turnan, Emily Pfender, not pictured are chaperones Tammy Williams and Elaine Fletcher
***Five members of the St. Luke’s Senior High Youth Group joined the youth from five other churches in the Diocese of Florida on the 1st Annual Diocesan Ski Trip. One hundred and twenty-two youth plus adult chaperones traveled in three buses to Ghent, WV to ski and snow tube over the Martin Luther King Holiday. Not only did everyone have a great time, but had the opportunity to worship and participate in fellowship together. Hopefully this will be the first of many such trips. Our youth now turn their attentions to plan-ning a mission trip to Cuba in the future.
K-12 Sunday School Update
We gladly welcome all youth ages K- 12 to consider joining us for Sunday School. We meet at 10am each Sunday. We now have a K-5 class for students, facilitated by Robin Pfender and Elizabeth Simpson, and a 6-12 class facilitated by Mike Cameron and Scott Pfender. The weekly lessons follow the Revised Common Lectionary and are written by experienced church school teachers throughout the diocese.
St. Luke’s – Live Oak well represented at Diocesan Acolyte Festival
Six Acolytes from St. Luke’s traveled to St. John’s Cathedral in Jacksonville on October 7th to participate in the Diocesan Acolyte Festival. Attending were Raymond Mickel, Colby Mickel, Laine Fletcher, Livesay Boggus, Cameron Simpson, and Bobby Pfender. They were accompanied by Gail Mickel, and Father George.
The Festival was kicked off by a Eucharist celebrated by Bishop John Howard, which included all acolytes processing into the cathedral following their church’s banner. Father Don Woodrum, as Canon for the Santa Fe Region assisted Bishop Howard. Following the Eucharist, there was an opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones over lunch. During the afternoon, seminars were given in various acolyte skills, culminating in the Diocesan "Acolyte Olympics."
Our youth from St. Luke’s won second place "over all" in competitions involving 15 different churches, including large churches, such as Christ Church – Ponte Vedra and St. John’s Cathedral. It was a wonderful opportunity for our Acolytes to learn and grow in their ministry and to share fellowship.
Our adventure continued, as we were leaving to return to Live Oak, our church van threw a fan belt and we were left stranded. Stranded that is, until the Church of the Good Shepherd (Jacksonville) loaned us their van for our return trip. The Church of the Good Shepherd is also the church that came to Live Oak this summer to help with flood clean up. Our special thanks goes out to Father Jeff Reichmann and the Church of the Good Shepherd, as well as all those who helped plan and pull off this wonderful event.
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