Adult Ed for Sunday, October 15:
Hospitality in the Abrahamic Tradition | Parish Hall
As we continue to live in a country and a world so divided, our faith calls us to reach beyond what divides us and show love to friend and stranger. As we examine who our neighbor is and how we are called to serve one another, we explore the faith principle of hospitality. Our scripture says, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:2) Join our guest speakers from the Interfaith Speakers Network of Atlanta, Audrey Galex and Noor Abbady, as they speak about the Jewish and Muslim traditions and how these traditions engage us all in hospitality, drawing together what the world seeks to divide.
Audrey Galex is a freelance producer at Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters. She's been involved in a number of interfaith initiatives and currently serves as the president of the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta, she's also a board member of the Friends of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. She is the mother of three children and enjoys dancing, cycling and miniature golf.
Noor Abbady is the program manager with the Interfaith Speakers Network of Atlanta, an award winning public speaker, an ESL instructor, a graduate student, and a mother of two amazing boys, who believes educational outreach is the only way towards more understanding and less prejudice. Besides prayer, she finds her spiritual pursuit through running, playing the piano, and painting.
Peace in Our Time ... Join us at 12:30 p.m. in the Memorial Garden for this monthly prayer service. We gather the third Sunday each month to pray together for an end to gun violence and terrorism.
Pride Volunteers ... All are welcome to join us today to extend hospitality during the annual Atlanta Pride Parade, which passes in front of the church from about Noon-3 p.m. Parishioners of all ages are needed to help hand out bottles of water. We begin with lunch for volunteers in the Hamilton Room at 11:30 p.m.
The Rite of Holy Baptism ... will be celebrated on November 5. If you wish to have your child baptized, or are an adult prepared for baptism, please contact Michelle Jemmott at 404-873-7616 or email@example.com. Deadline for information to be in to the church is October 23.
Fill the Outreach Baskets ... In October, we’re filling the baskets with Christmas stocking stuffers, such as small-size toiletries, socks, flashlights, decks of cards, dominoes - you get the idea - for Holy Comforter Church. Please place your donations in the Outreach baskets located in the Narthex and Reception Area.
Choristers and Prep Choir ... This Wednesday is our mid-week rehearsal opportunity. We begin with pizza at 5:15 p.m. Rehearsal times: Prep Choir, 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.; Junior Choristers, 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.; Senior Choristers, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. If you plan join us for pizza, please let Caitlin know so that we have plenty for everyone (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Young Adults Manuel’s Meet Up ... If you’re between the ages of 21-38, you’re invited to join us this Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. for community and a guided discussion at Manuel’s Tavern in Poncey-Highlands. This a great opportunity of newcomers as well as long-time members to meet fellow young adults. Mark it on your calendars as we meet every 3rd Thursday at Manuel’s. Text StLukesYoungAdults to 64600 to get on our reminder list.
St. Luke’s Sunday ... is next Sunday, October 22. 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 master-storyteller 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.
Dedication of Sacristy ... Join us on Sunday, October 29 at 5 p.m. for an Open House and dedication of our beautifully renovated Sacristy. We’ll enjoy wine and cheese, tour the Sacristy and gather in prayer as we bless this lovely, sacred space. If you plan to attend, please do our organizers the favor of an RSVP -- online from the Sign Up tab or by calling 404-873-7777.
Vestry Nominations ... Recommendations for Vestry are sought by the Nominating Committee which is charged with putting together a slate of four nominees. Kate Kennedy is the committee chair. Members of the committee include: Phil Lamson, Greg Vaughn, Ann Cramer, Melba Hughes and John Zintak. If you have a suggestion please speak with Kate or another member of the committee.
Sojourners Events ... Sojourners is a group for those age 50 and above. Its objective is to promote fellowship through participation in a wide variety of activities including, but not limited to, dinners, shows, travel, parties, day trips, bike trips, breakfasts, picnics, lectures, and much more. Here are our upcoming events (details at the Reception Desk or online:StLukesAtlanta.org/sojourners):
Saturday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m. — Sweetwater Creek State Park Hike
Thursday, November 2 at 6:15 p.m. — Twelfth Night at Shakespeare Tavern
Wednesday, November 29 at 7 p.m. — Dinner at Mali Thai Restaurant
Sunday, December 17 at 7:45 a.m. — Breakfast at the Majestic Diner
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. Please be sure to give your name, phone, e-mail, event, and names of all attending.
EYC to Uncle Shuck’s ...Too old to trick or treat, but want to have some Halloween fun? The youth group is heading off for our annual visit to the haunted corn maze on Saturday, October 21 from 5-10 p.m. If you don’t enjoy being scared, don’t worry! Both a haunted and a non-haunted maze will be available for you to choose from. If you plan to attend, you must sign up online. There is no cost for this trip but make sure to bring a few bucks if you want to purchase food at the maze. They have everything from hot cocoa, to kettle corn and much more! Meet at the church at 5:30 p.m. sharp and be prepared for a hauntingly good time!! Parents are needed as chaperones and drivers for this fun event!
Books and Little People ... The Nursery needs 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).
Bible Study ... Join us Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Parkins Room to study Romans. All are welcome!
The Church of the Common Ground (CCG) ... offers the “Common Soles” foot clinic on the front steps of St. Luke’s on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. throughout the warm weather months. Volunteers are welcome to be a faithful presence offering water, prayer, conversation and clean socks. For more information: CCG at 404-873-7667.
Dismantling Racism Pilgrimage ... You are invited to join the commission as it journeys to the historic Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Athens. The day’s activities include a Liturgy for Martyrs at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Naomi Tutu will preach. Following the service will be a screening of the documentary film 13th, as well as a tour of the Chestnut Grove School (founded in 1887) and the cemetery containing graves of slaves. Sign up required by Oct. 15. More information at: connecting.episcopalatlanta.org/events/
Homeless Requiem ... All are invited to the Cathedral of St. Philip on Wednesday, November 1 at 7 p.m. for this yearly service to remember those who died on the streets of Atlanta during the past year. The Cathedral hosts hundreds of people who are homeless for the evening and serves dinner. They We need a lot of help to make the dinner a success. There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities and individuals, families, and groups are welcome to help us serve dinner to our special guests. Contact Canon Cathy Zappa (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.