Adult Christian Education for September:
This Sunday, Sept. 10:
Healing and Hearing with Horace: Pastoral Care Forums ... Parishioners are invited to a conversation with The Rev. Horace Griffin, the new associate for Pastoral Care and Parish Life, about pastoral care interests and needs at St. Luke’s. All are invited to these important conversations.
The first of three forums is today, for seniors (70 and older), at 12:30 p.m. in the Hamilton Room. A light lunch will be provided. Next Sunday, September 17, will be for young and middle-aged adults (same format). Please RSVP to Horace or Beth, the rector’s executive assistant, so that we can prepare lunch accordingly. On Sunday, September 24 the youth with meet with Horace during their Sunday 2.0 meeting.
Sunday 2.0 Kickoff Cookout ... All are invited to celebrate the start of the program year at our annual Kickoff Cookout. We eat at 5 p.m. in The Park.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
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.
Choirs for Children and Youth ... Please register from the Sign Up tab online so we know who to expect. We rehearse most Sundays as part of Sunday 2.0 but this year we will also offer rehearsal time on first and third Wednesdays:
Senior Choristers: 4:15 – 5p.m.
Adventures in Music: 4:30-5 p.m.
Prep Choir: 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Junior Choristers: 5 – 5:45 p.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays:
Prep Choir: 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Junior Choristers: 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Senior Choristers: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Pizza supper is served at 5:15 p.m.
Bible Study ... Join us Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Parkins Room. We’re focusing on Romans. We will delve into theology in the making as Paul wrestles with enduring issues: justification and grace, sin and salvation, a vision of unity, and the faithfulness of God—the same issues that believers have contemplated throughout the history of the church. This study of Romans is particularly timely, as we observe the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation, 1517-2017. We will talk about the role that Paul’s letter played in the life of reformer Martin Luther and the events surrounding the Reformation. All are welcome!
Choir Rehearsal ... Wednesdays at 7:20 p.m. in the Choir Room.
Young Adults’ Manuel’s Meet Up ... If you’re between the ages of 21-38, you’re invited to join us Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. for community and a guided discussion at Manuel’s Tavern in Poncey-Highlands. Our rector, Dan Matthews, will join us for this first Meet Up of the new program year. This a great opportunity of newcomers as well as long-time members to meet fellow young adults. And mark it on your calendars, we meet every 3rd Thursday at Manuel’s.
Lawn Games for Atlanta Streets Alive ... St. Luke's is on the route for this annual-family-friendly day of activities one Sunday, September 24, 2 - 6 p.m. along Peachtree Street (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) that you can lend for the day, or if you'd be willing to volunteer in handing our water, greeting visitors and helping the day go smoothly, please contact Stephanie Hendricks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Dig Day ... Please join us in the Mustard Seed Garden on 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 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!
EYC Text Group ... Leaders among our youth have impressed upon us that teens do not use email, so we’ve created a text group as a communication tool for parent volunteers and others who are leading the youth program until we have a new staff person to stay in touch with the youth and their parents. TEXT: StLukesEYC to 64600. (As with all our electronic communications, you can unsubscribe whenever you like.)
Medicare 101 ... If you are trying to navigate healthcare after 65, you need to join us on Wednesday, September 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the Hamilton Room for a presentation on your many options. We will have a 3-person panel of 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.
Women’s Cancer Support Group ... meets on Thursday, Sept. 14 at noon in the Library. If you would like to attend, please call Meg Moye (404-583-3711).
Peace in Our Time ... Join us next Sunday, Sept. 17 at 12:30 p.m. in the Garden for this monthly prayer service. We gather the third Sunday each month to pray together for an end to gun violence and terrorism.
Bridge Builders ... are small groups of people who commit to meeting regularly for candid and vulnerable conversations about race relationships, specifically between blacks and whites, at St. Luke’s. Bridge Builders is excited to expand its offerings this program year as we continue the important work, self-knowledge and communal growth. Want to join the conversation? Sign up on the church’s homepage by September 15 or contact the Rev. Lauren Holder for more information.
SOJOURNERS: Sojourners is a group for those age 50 and above to promote fellowship through participation in a wide variety of activities. 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.