Signs of spring

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 1.28.53 PMSpring is in the air and just around the corner, as indicated by the sights and sounds. Just a few reminders as we enter this Easter season:

  • Don’t forget to “spring” ahead this Sunday, March 13. Then, join us for worship at 8:30AM or 11:00AM followed by our annual mid-winter BBQ. Please bring a dish to share. All are welcome to attend.
  • Also this Sunday is Change for a Change. Please bring loose or spare change to service for this worthy cause.
  • Saturday, March 12 is the first of two work days from 9-12. Please come and help us spruce up the church in preparation for Easter.

 

 

St. Luke’s Preschool Now Enrolling for 2016-17 School Year

St. Luke's PreschoolSt. Luke’s Preschool is currently accepting registration for new students for the 2016-2017 school year. Children ages 2-5 may enroll in the program. Spaces are limited and fill up quickly. For more information, please visit the website at www.stlukespreschoolmanchester.org. Registration forms are available for download, or please call Sue Cahill, Director of St. Luke’s Preschool, at 636-527-3820 or 636-209-1211.

Discernment Committee Update: Profile complete, receiving candidates

The St. Luke’s Discernment Committee has been hard at work finalizing necessary documents for our rector search. We are pleased to announce that the documents have been finalized, and our open position has been posted on the Diocese of Missouri website. We plan to make the profile and trifold available in hard copy so that all parishioners may review them. Please be on the lookout for those, or you may also download an electronic version of the profile from our website.

The next step in our search process is receiving candidates for the position. This opportunity will be open for 60 days. Candidates will be screened and vetted by the Diocese, and then passed on to the committee for our review. As always, the Discernment Committee thanks you for your prayers, patience and understanding. Please direct any questions to any member of the Discernment Committee.

Search Process Update: January 18, 2016

The Discernment Committee is in the process of finalizing our church profile, the St. Luke’s portfolio and our brochure. These documents are critical in the next step of our search, which is announcing the open position and receiving names. Once these documents are finalized, we will post the open position and begin accepting candidates for approximately 60 days. We know it has been a long wait, but this is a very deliberate process to ensure we find the best fit for St. Luke’s. As always, we appreciate your patience, and please don’t hesitate to let any of the committee members know if you have any questions or concerns.

Happy New Year & Chili Luncheon to benefit USO

StLukesLuncheonHappy New Year from St. Luke’s! We hope your holidays were restful and filled with family and cheer. As we head into 2016, we are kicking the New Year off with our annual Chili Luncheon, to be held this Sunday, January 10 after our 11AM service. Bring your appetite and please join us for good food and fellowship. A good will offering is suggested. All proceeds will benefit the USO.

Christmas Eve Music & Service

PoinsettiasIt’s hard to imagine Christmas is upon us. Yet, here we are, two days away. For many of us, it’s been a lot of hustle and bustle, and not a lot of rest. But, this is the time that we should be resting…and reflecting. We know Christmas isn’t about all the commercialism, but it’s so easy to get wrapped up (literally) in the gifts, shopping and decorations. As a visiting priest suggested to St. Luke’s recently, this time of year is our pop-up “reminder” – on the busy smartphones of our lives – of God’s unending love for us delivered through His son, Jesus Christ.

We invite you to join us on Christmas Eve for a joyful celebration of the birth of our redeemer. The evening begins with a brief music program at 4:30PM, featuring guest instrumentalists and vocalists, and our very own Praise Ensemble. The worship service begins at 5:00PM. So, don’t ignore this pop-up! Please join us for this evening of song and praise as we remember the true reason for Christmas.

St. Luke’s Christmas Pageant 2015

DSC_1043The St. Luke’s Christmas Pageant will be performed on Sunday, December 20 during our 11AM contemporary service. This is a short Christmas presentation performed by our Sunday school and Youth students. All are welcome to attend. Coffee and fellowship will follow the service. We hope you can join us!

Snack & Play With St. Nicholas Day

St. Nick DayJoin us for snacks with St. Nick

St. Nicholas and Santa are arriving to St. Luke’s on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10:00A – 12:30P. This will be a morning filled with games, activities, songs, and snacks. Children ages 2-8: Have fun while your parents get boring holiday chores done! The cost is $10 per child. Snack choices include GOLDFISH® or graham crackers. Beverage options include water, lemonade or Kool-Aid. Registration is required. Please have forms and payment mailed or faxed to be received by the office on Wednesday, December 2 to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 444 Brightfield Trail, Manchester MO, 63021 or faxed to 636-227-3046. Make checks payable to: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Contact Julie Nguyen at 636-386-5634 for questions or more details.

Download registration form here