St. Luke’s will host its first ever CommUNITY Fall Festival. This will be a fun and family-oriented event with a focus on connecting with our fellow community members and reviving relationships. The event is free to the public and free-will donations will be accepted to benefit St. Luke’s Preschool. The festival will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 1 PM – 5PM. Activities include food trucks, face painting, games, dunk tank, costume parades, pet blessings and more.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church has partnered up with Life Line Screenings, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings in the U.S., to provide discounted health screenings to all members in our community on Monday, August 28th, 2017. 5 types of preventative screenings, including Carotid Artery/Plaque, Heart Rhythm, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Arterial Disease, and Osteoporosis Risk, will be offered for at a rate of $139. The screenings are non-invasive, and appointments are available between 9AM-5PM. Registration is required. Anyone interested may register in one of the following ways:
- Phone: 1-866-229-0469
- Online: www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle
- Text: the word “circle” to 797979
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 444 Brightfield Trail, Manchester, MO 63021.
A “cradle” Episcopalian, she was born and raised in Southern California. After high school and a move to Missouri, she was educated at St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing and Webster University, graduating in 1983. Most of her thirty-seven years in the healthcare industry have been spent as a registered nurse in the hospice care venue. In 2000, after discerning a call to the diaconate, she began the process towards ordination in the Diocese of West Missouri, and was ordained in 2004. She has served three churches, the last being St. Paul’s Church, Carondelet. She is married to Fr. Al Jewson, who does interim ministry in the Diocese of Missouri. She is the mother of two, grandmother of five. She brings a bivocational ministry to the Church; serving alongside others to reach the marginalized, the sick, and those who grieve.
Please join us this Sunday to welcome Deacon Dayna to St. Luke’s.
St. Luke’s Preschool is excited to announce after an extensive search, that Mrs. Sarah Warren has been hired as the new Director of St. Luke’s Preschool. Mrs. Warren comes to us from West County Day School in Chesterfield, MO. She has held various teaching and leadership positions within the early education setting since 2009. She received her B.A. in Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education from Saint Louis University in 2010. Mrs. Warren will begin her role at St. Luke’s this summer to prepare for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year, and is excited to be a part of the St. Luke’s Preschool family.
“I am very excited to join the St. Luke’s Preschool family! I will be working hard over these summer months to get the school ready for all the children this fall. We are making changes that will enhance the current program and make it accessible to more families in our community. I look forward to meeting all of you and getting to know your children this upcoming school year.”
Mrs. Warren was one of six candidates considered for the position. We are confident her experiences and expertise will help us continue to set high standards for early childhood education with the care and attention that parents and students have come to know and love about St. Luke’s Preschool. We look forward to working with Mrs. Warren as she leads the preschool into a new era of engaged learning, age-appropriate challenges, and activities that will help your preschooler develop self-confidence, a life-long love for learning, and prepare for success in kindergarten and beyond.
Current and prospective families will have an opportunity to meet with Mrs. Warren this summer. Details for a meet & greet event are in the works. In the meantime, any questions may be directed to Mrs. Warren via email at ‘firstname.lastname@example.org,’ or by phone at 636-527-3820. To learn more about the preschool or register for the upcoming school year, please vis
Come and join us for our annual St. Luke’s Bingo Night! This is a family-friendly event, with prizes (including a table of prizes exclusively for kids!), a silent auction, beverages and snacks, and fellowship. This year’s silent auction prizes include tickets to the St. Louis Symphony, the St. Louis Cardinals, Silver Dollar City, as well as various gift baskets and boxes, and much more. Admission is $5 per person or $15 for a family of 4 or more. All proceeds go to the Episcopal City Mission chaplaincy services for youth in detention centers.
A HUGE thank you to all who came out to support our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, and especially to the wonderful and hardworking volunteers. The food was delicious, the fellowship always delightful, but more importantly the event raised $325 for our youth program. This is a great way to show support for St. Luke’s youth, and we can’t thank you enough. See you next year for more pancakes!
The entire family of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is thrilled to announce that Father Earl Mahan of Wichita, KS has accepted the call to be our new rector. It has been a long and bumpy two years for us, but we know that the Lord has his reasons. The time of transition has been trying, thoughtful and strengthening for each of us at St. Luke’s. Now, we look forward to our future with Father Earl as our new spiritual leader. We invite all to come worship with us, and welcome Father Earl as we begin our new journey together this Sunday, March 12 at 10AM with a special coffee hour to follow at 11AM.
St. Luke’s will perform its annual Christmas Pagaent on Sunday, December 18 during our 10AM service. This program is open to the public. All are invited to worship with us and enjoy this charming re-telling of the birth of our savior. Coffee and refreshments are served during our coffee hour following the service.
St. Luke’s will host its annual Snacks with St. Nicholas event on Saturday, December 10 from 9:30AM – 12:00PM. Parents may drop off their children for this fun event open to ages 2-8. Children will participate in holiday-themed activities, decorate cookies, “shop” for gifts for parents, and have an opportunity to meet both St. Nicholas and Santa. A light snack of Goldfish, pretzels or Teddy Grahams, along with kool-aid, lemonade, or water will be provided. Registration is required and the cost is $10 per child. Forms and registration fee can be dropped at the church, or mailed to:
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
ATTN: Wendy Wirkus
444 Brightfield Trail
Manchester, MO 63021
For questions, please call Wendy Wirkus at 314-520-6607, or the church office at 636-227-1227.
We recently had much to celebrate at St. Luke’s. We honored Reverend Doris Westfall, who served as our interim priest over the past year and a half. We thank you, Mother Doris, for all you have done to help us on this part of our journey, and wish you well as you embark on the next phase of your own.
Two members of the St. Luke’s family had their marriage blessed as their 25th wedding anniversary approaches in October.
The Lord Jesus has given us so many reasons to be joyful. Let us give Him thanks and praise!