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.

 

 

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.