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.
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!
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!
St. Luke’s recently kicked off the summer with our new combined 10AM service, annual bbq (thank you to Dave and Chris who pulled hotdog and pulled pork duties) and a visit from Bishop Wayne Smith. The vestry hosted a breakfast and discussion with Bishop Smith.
This year, we also had the pleasure of shopping for some beautiful Olive-wood handcrafts from The Holylands Arts, an organization which supports more than 500 Christian families in the Bethlehem and Jerusalem areas. A big “thank you” to Raad and Sandy from The Holylands for sharing these gifts and bringing the story of these struggling families to St. Luke’s. More information about the Holylands Arts’ mission, along with items available for purchase can be found at their website at www.theholylands.org.
Now that summer is officially underway, please note St. Luke’s summer office hours: Mon-Wed, Fri 8:30am-12:30pm.
Have a safe and fun summer!
Our annual Bingo Night was a success with a strong attendance. $500 was raised for the Episcopal City Mission and their work with the Juvenile Detention Center. Lots of fun was had and many walked home with great prizes. Thanks to all who showed up, to the volunteers and event organizers especially Barb Rumley, and to our prize donors. We hope to see you all again next year!
A friendly reminder that this Sunday’s service (January 31) is combined starting at 10AM to accommodate our annual meeting following worship service. Note that there will be no Sunday School or Adult Education.
Come share in God’s goodness, then stay for food and hear important information about St. Luke’s past year and what lies ahead. Hope to see you there!