Lawn Games for Atlanta Streets Alive ... St. Luke’s is on the route for this annual family-friendly day of activities on Peachtree Street from 2 - 6 p.m. Sunday (atlantastreetsalive.com). The Evangelism Committee is serving as an activity host and inviting our neighbors to join us in the park for some lawn games. We hope you’ll come outside and play with us! If you have any lawn games (cornhole, badminton, large bubble wands, frisbees or similar) to share for a few hours, bring them too.
Hang Out with Horace: Pastoral Care Forum for EYC ... Sunday is the youth’s turn to join The Rev. Horace Griffin for a conversation about pastoral care interests and needs at St. Luke’s. They will meet during Sunday 2.0.
Loaves and Fishes ... meets Sunday at 6 p.m. at the home of of Rae Lynn and Larry Mattis (296 Ecarte Ct. SW, Lilburn | 770-923-9156). 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org | 770-396-4041). We hope you can join us for all or any part of the evening.
Fall Dig Day ... Please join us in the Mustard Seed Garden this Saturday, September 30, from 9-11 a.m., as we harvest the remainder of our summer veggies, refresh the beds, and plant cooler weather crops. No experience or tools needed; just bring gardening gloves, hat, bug spray, and your enthusiasm. We’ll provide drinks. All produce from the garden is donated to Clyde’s Kitchen at Crossroads.
EYC: Helping at Crossroads … Please join us to help serve breakfast at Crossroads this Saturday, Sept. 30 from 8-9:30 a.m. We would be delighted if you could lend a hand with the monthly Bible and breakfast, known as Courtland Street Mission, hosted by St. Luke’s the 4th Saturday of every month. Several teens already participate, and we would love to have your assistance. This is a good opportunity to serve an important part of our community, and perform a service project at the same time. We promise to have you out the door by 9:30 a.m.! Questions? Mary Kyle at (404-630-4543).
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.
Medicare 101 ... If you are trying to navigate healthcare after 65, you need to join us this Thursday, September 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the Hamilton Room for a presentation on your many options. We will have two Medicare experts to answer your questions. Register online from the Sign Up tab or call the phone line: 404-873-7777. Questions: Jackie Lawrence at 404-272-0024.
Blessing of the Animals .... Worship in The Park next Sunday, October 1 for our annual St. Francis Day celebration at 5 p.m. Be sure to bring your pet(s) to be blessed. Stick around after worship and we’ll have supper together in The Park. We’re also collecting donations of pet food to donate to the Atlanta Humane Society.
Books and Little People ... The Nursery could use donations of board books and “Little People” play sets, especially the Noah’s Ark set. Please drop off your donations outside of Elizabeth’s office. If you have questions, contact Becky Mick (678-467-3510).
Men’s Breakfast ... The Rev. Horace Griffin, the newest member of St. Luke’s clergy staff, will be our speaker at the next gathering on Tuesday, Oct. 10. All men of St. Luke’s - and their friends and colleagues - are invited to attend. Coffee begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast served at 7:30 a.m. followed by a program from 8-8:30 a.m.; Cost: $5.00. Please reserve your spot online or by calling the church reservation line at 404-873-7777.
Sojourners ... Join us for dinner at the Wrecking Ball and “Project Dawn” at Horizon Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. Gritty, gripping, and shockingly funny, “Project Dawn” tells the story of an innovative court designed to transform the lives of women in the sex trade. General admission tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online (horizontheatre.com) or via phone (404-584-7450). These plays often sell out and ticket prices may rise with demand, so buy your ticket early. Sojourner reservation required by Sunday, October 1. Coordinator: Jackie Lawrence.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Sign-up most Sundays outside the Parish Hall, call the St. Luke’s reservation line (404-873-7777, x 4), or email email@example.com. Sojourners is a group for those age 50 and above to promote fellowship through participation in a wide variety of activities.
Adult Christian Education Sunday
BCP 101 | The Rev. Elizabeth Shows Caffey
In the Parish Hall this morning.
You see that red prayer book in the pew racks in front of you, but do you know what is in there? This book contains the structure for Holy Eucharist, Baptism and many other of our sacred liturgies. Did you know that there are prayers intended for use at home? This class is a quick romp introducing and re-introducing us all to the Book of Common Prayer.
The Sunday Paper | Matt Boyer, C.J. Cash and Jonathan Serrie
In the St. Luke Room this morning.
A free-flowing discussion about current events, faith and their intersection in our daily lives facilitated by Jonathan Serrie. Our discussions each week will be informed by scripture, national or local news sources. All views, thoughts and opinions are welcomed and encouraged.
All Our Children | The Rev. Lauren Holder
In the Hamilton Room this morning.
You may have noticed the young faces in our park and on the streets around St. Luke’s—faces that know too much trauma and too little classroom experience or support. St. Luke’s has been in deep discernment over the past three years about how to respond to the homeless children among us and the injustice of education inequality that continues to plague our city and nation.
St Luke’s Sunday ... is October 22. This year’s celebration will be a little different. We will worship together at 10 a.m. The choir will present the John Rutter “Gloria” with brass, timpani, and organ, and we’ll welcome The Rev. Charles Maynard as our guest preacher. After the service, we’ll Feast Among Friends and enjoy a delicious Sunday dinner together and tell St. Luke’s stories.
Bible Study ... Join us Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Parkins Room to study Romans. All are welcome!
Choir Rehearsal ... Wednesdays at 7:20 p.m. in the Choir Room.
EYC to Atlanta United ... The youth are heading to Atlanta United FC’s second-ever soccer game at the new stadium on Sunday, Oct. 22. Please RSVP to Carrie Teegardin (Carrie.Teegardin@ajc.com) as she will purchase group tickets. We also need parent chaperones for this event!
Lenten Devotional Booklets ... You are invited! Sign up now to submit a reflection, poem, or photograph for the Lent devotional booklet. The theme for Lent is Mindfulness. For more information or to sign up please contact Elaine Swobe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Pride 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 15 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. 15.
Learning Mindfulness Group Update ... Matt Wagner, LPC and therapist at Training and Counseling Center (TACC), is facilitating another six-week group focused on the practice of mindfulness. The Learning Mindfulness Group incorporates meditation, body movements, and discussion as ways to raise our awareness to the present moment without judgment and with acceptance. New dates: Wednesday evenings (7-8:30 p.m.), beginning Oct. 11 and ending Nov. 15. Participants must be at least 18. Cost for the group is $210 for six weeks, space is limited and financial assistance is available. Contact Matt Wagner at 404-876-6266, ext. 2004, email@example.com.