Happy 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.
It’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.
The 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!
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.
Thank you to all who participated with our Coffee & Conversations sessions, or who provided written feedback. We are now in the process of compiling the responses into a profile for St. Luke’s, as well as using the answers to help complete our portfolio. Once these documents are completed and approved, we’ll move into our next step: announcing our call for candidates! Check back for more updates.
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. This year, St. Luke’s is once again partnering with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church to help pack 500,000 nutritious meals for Feed My Starving Children. The Mobile Pack event takes place October 21-25, 2015 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. We invite all to volunteer for this fun and rewarding event.
Additionally this year, St. Luke’s is stepping up our efforts by raising $300 ($220 provides 1,000 meals) to help Good Shepherd in its goal of 500,000 meals packed and $110,000 raised. We hope you will consider donating to the cause. No amount is too small, especially in the fight to end childhood hunger. If you aren’t able to be with us physically at the Mobile Pack event, this is a good opportunity to contribute to a necessary effort.
Come relax, socialize and enjoy the coming of this wonderful season with other ladies of all ages. Attendance is open to all ladies (ages 5 and older please) – mothers, daughters, aunts, and friends, whoever they may be.
Please sign up to reserve your table or add your name to a table. Table sign up is posted on the church bulletin board by the office, or call the office and Beth will sign you up.
Bring your table set up, your favorite tea and one plate of finger food to share.