Sunday, Sept. 23 is the deadline for EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS for the Annual Parish Retreat. The deadline to register is Oct. 7. Why wait. Register now and get the discount. Just go to the sign up tab.
FILL THE OUTREACH BASKETS
In September we’re filling the baskets with disposable diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6)for Atlanta Children’s Shelter. Please place your donations in the Outreach baskets located in the Narthex and Reception Area.
Harvest Festival Everyone is invited to celebrate another successful year for the Mustard Seed Garden on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. This family-friendly event features barbecue and an array of delicious sides (plenty of vegetarian options). Many people say this is one of their favorite St. Luke’s events. You do not need to be a garden volunteer to attend! Cost: $5 per person, payable at the door. We hope you’ll join us in The Park (Hamilton Room if it rains) to support this important ministry benefiting Clyde’s Kitchen at Crossroads. Please help us plan by signing up at the reception desk, via the reservation line (404-873-7777) or on-line by Monday, September 17.
Come help in the Mustard Seed Garden on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9-11 a.m. as we harvest the remainder of the summer produce, prepare the beds, and plant cool weather crops. No experience needed, but you’ll want to bring gardening gloves, hat, and sunscreen. We’ll provide coffee and water as well as gardening tools.
Pride Parade Volunteers
Providing hospitality during the annual Atlanta Pride Parade is a St. Luke’s tradition. This year’s parade passes in front of the church on Sunday, October 14 from about Noon-3 p.m. We are looking for parishioners of all ages who will help hand out bottles of water. Join us for this fun afternoon of hospitality. If you sign up online to volunteer, we’ll even feed you lunch beforehand. Just go to StLukesAtlanta.org/pride and let us know you’ll be with us on Oct. 14.
The Rite of Holy Baptism will be celebrated on November 4. If you wish to have your child baptized, or are an adult prepared for baptism, please contact Michelle Jemmott at 404-873-7616 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for information to be in to the church is October 22.
Summer Worship Survey
If you haven’t already, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the survey. You can access it online - look for the “summer survey” icon toward the bottom of the homepage.
Go Forth and Eat returns on October 7.
St. Luke’s parishioners and friends are invited to gather at Fado’s Irish Pub in Midtown Atlanta (933 Peachtree St.) at 12:45 pm. See you there! All members and friends of the St. Luke’s community are welcome for good food and fellowship at a neighboring restaurant on the first Sunday of each month. For more information, please contact The Rev. Horace Griffin.
Community of Hope (COH)
Want to know more about this new pastoral care ministry? Join us during the Education Hour on Oct. 7 when St. Luke’s COH ministers offer an informational forum to provide more detail about COH and how this ministry will function at St. Luke’s. There will also be time for questions about how members and families can receive spiritual support from this ministry.
Calling all writers, poets, photographers! The editors of our devotional booklets are currently recruiting contributors for the Advent and Lent devotional booklets. The theme for the coming year is “Possibilities.” These compilations of daily reflections by members of our congregation help us to focus our attention during the seasons of Advent and Lent, as we get to know each other in deeper, more meaningful ways. Sign up or request more information using the “Sign Up” tab on the St. Luke’s Web site.
Sunday, Sept. 30
Blessing of the Animals
Worship in The Park next Sunday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m. for our annual St. Francis Day celebration. Be sure to bring your pet(s) to be blessed. Stick around after worship and we’ll have supper together in The Park. We are collecting towels and pet bedding for the Atlatna Humane Society. Bring your friends!
Atlanta Streets Alive takes to Midtown and Peachtree Street next Sunday, September 30. St. Luke’s will offer hospitality by giving away bottled water and keeping our restrooms open. Stop by for a little bit or stay a while as we give participants a place to rest and connect with our parish.
Loaves and Fishes
Join us at the home of Sue Sherrill (1436 Woodland Hills Drive NE) on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to share and your beverage of choice. Tea and soft drinks will be provided. Loaves and Fishes is a social gathering for St Luke’s adults to be in community the last Sunday evening of each month. For more information or to be added to our email list, contact Susan or Stan Reid (email@example.com or 770-396-4041).
Evensong for St. Luke’s Sunday