Opportunities and Announcements
God calls us each by name. Please wear your name tag to help us call one another by name, too. If you don’t have a name tag, you may request one at the Reception Desk outside the Parish Hall. Thank you for being a part of St. Luke’s community!
Dinner on Wednesdays is from 5-7 p.m.
Adults $10 | Children $5 | Max. $30 | Under 3, no charge
Worship for All in the Parish Hall from 6-6:15 p.m.
Spiritual Memoirs with Ed Bacon
What do Deepak Chopra, Cynthia Bourgeault, Richard Rohr, and Ilia Delio have in common? Each has written a spiritual memoir in a new anthology, “how I found GOD everywhere and in everything.” Seeing God in all of creation is central to ancient religious and spiritual truth that are being rediscovered in 21st century science-friendly expressions. Some refer to this as Christianity’s New Narrative, which is resonant with Jesus’s earliest teachings. Join Ed Bacon on Wednesday evenings in the St. Luke Room from 6:30-7:30 p.m. beginning September 4 to explore the lives of some really interesting folks!
Our schedule for adults changes each week, so be sure to check back often and look for announcements in the Sunday Welcome section.
Help Wanted: Sunday School
We are in need of a few more volunteers teachers for kindergarten, 1st/2nd grade, and 3rd/4th grade. This year we are revamping our Godly Play program and will provide training for all those interested. For more information contact Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Education for Ministry (EfM) is accepting registrations for the 2019-2020 year. Classes will begin in mid-September. The Monday night group meets from 7-10 p.m. and the Tuesday morning group meets from 9 a.m.-noon. EfM is a theological education program for laity combining academic study, community and prayer, and theological reflection. It is a four year program although members commit one year at a time. For more information, please contact the Rev. Elizabeth Shows Caffey.
All St. Luke’s men - and their friends and colleagues - are invited for breakfast, fellowship and a program on Tuesday, September 10. Former St. Luke’s rector, The Rev. Spenser Simrill, returns with his characteristic energy and passion to lead our program. We begin with coffee at 7 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Breakfast ($7) is followed by a program from 8-8:30 a.m. Please RSVP online from the Sign Up tab or by phone: 404-873-7777 by Friday, Sept. 6.
SATURDAY, SEPT.14 in the MUSTARD SEED GARDEN
Fall Dig Day | 9-11 a.m.
Come help harvest the remainder of the summer veggies, prepare the beds, and plant cooler-season crops. No experience necessary. We supply gardening tools, coffee and water. Bring hat, gardening gloves, and sunscreen. Many hands make light work!
Harvest Festival | 6 p.m. (social hour); 7 P.M. (dinner)
We’ve had another great year supplying Clyde’s Kitchen at Crossroads with fresh organic vegetables. Everyone is invited to celebrate this bounty under the stars at the annual Harvest Festival. You do not have to be a garden volunteer to attend! We’ll again serve barbecue and an array of excellent sides, plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Cost: $5 pp at the door. Sign up online on the St. Luke’s website or call the reservation line at 404-873-7777 by Sunday, September 8.
Capturing the Spirit of Oakland
High schoolers call or email Liz Beal Kidd (404-873-7690 | email@example.com) to secure your spot to tour of one of Atlanta’s most hallowed places. We have a very limited number of these very hard-to-get tickets for Sunday, October 20 at 10 p.m. It will, no doubt, be a spiritual night. (Must be in 10th grade or above.)
Help in the Nursery
Love serving the youngest of the St Luke’s Family? Join our Nursery Guild! Sign-up for a Sunday or as an alternate! Spend time nurturing our little ones! Contact Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information!
FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS
Happening 72 is a renewal weekend September 13-15 for high school youth sponsored by the diocese at Camp Mikell. Over 150 young people come together for a weekend full of singing, fellowship, fun and friendship. The goal is to give individuals opportunities to discover more about themselves, Christ, their families and their world. $100 per person. St. Luke’s provides transportation to and from Camp Mikell. See Liz for more information. Register online from the Sign Up tab. Deadline is September 1.
DRAGON CON BLOCK PARTY
This was so much fun and such a success last year that we’re doing it again -- mark your calendar and join the fun! Dragon Con is a celebration of all things science fiction, gaming, and comic. On Saturday, August 31 at 10 a.m. its parade passes right in front of St. Luke’s and we will be set up to have fun and welcome all the parade goers with a big blow-up slide, snow cones, and games. Mark your calendars and plan to join the fun!
CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL
We are in need of a few more volunteers – we need teachers for kindergarten, 1st/2nd grade, and 3rd/4th grade. This year we are revamping our Godly Play program and will provide training for all those interested. For more information contact Laura (email@example.com).
ANNUAL PARISH RETREAT Registration is ongoing for this year’s weekend away - November 22-24 - with your St. Luke’s family! For first time retreat attendees, there is a 50% discount. For returning attendees, register by October 6 for the 15% early bird discount. We prefer you register and pay (with credit or debit card) online-go to the St. Luke’s homepage (StLukesAtlanta.org) and look for the Sign Up tab. If you prefer not to register online, there are hard copies of the registration form at the Reception Desk. The theme this year is “Retreat, Renew and Rejoice!” Our guest speaker Bishop Carlton Pearson, award-winning Gospel artist, ordained Christian minister and gifted preacher and speaker, who is currently leading a “cyber ministry”that is “metacoastal,” a radically inclusive spirituality that invites all people of faith into community.
Attention college freshmen and/or parents St. Luke’s wants to stay in touch and support you throughout this exciting year. We need to have a college address as well as current e-mail address or phone numbers for texting so that the College Ministry can send care packages and inform you they are coming. Please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and congratulations to all in this new adventure. Your presence at St. Luke’s will be missed.
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