Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Success!

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 Episcopal Church Calls Father Earl Mahan of Wichita, KS

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.

Snacks with St. Nicholas

St. Luke's Snacks with St. NicholasSt. 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.

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Much to celebrate

Mother Doris Reception - St. Luke's Episcopal Church

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.

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The Lord Jesus has given us so many reasons to be joyful. Let us give Him thanks and praise!

The Holylands Arts & Summer at St. Luke’s

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St. Luke’s bbq

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.

The Holylands Art
The Holylands Art

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!

Honoring 2016 graduates

L-R: Stephen Westfall, Augustine Pettus, Brenna Joslin
L-R: Stephen Westfall, Augustine Pettus, Brenna Joslin

Congratulations to St. Luke’s 2016 graduates: Stephen Westfall from University of Missouri with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management, and a minor in Entrepreneurship; and Brenna Joslin from Grand Center Arts Academy. Brenna will pursue a degree in Music Business and hopes to work in concert tour management. Both Stephen and Brenna were also recipients of the William B. Pettus scholarship. We at St. Luke’s wish all 2016 graduates the best of luck in your future endeavors and pray for your continued success.

BINGO!

stlukes_bingonight2016_2Our 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!

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.