Around the Parish
December 2015
Holy Eucharist and Healing Service

Wednesday, December 2
12:00 Noon
Miles Chapel

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Annual Christmas Under the Oaks

Join us on the Japonica Campus for Christmas Under the Oaks on Wednesday, December 2nd from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. It will be a great night, all are invited. The food trucks will be on location, we'll have hot dogs, popcorn, cookies and cocoa, pictures with Santa, carolers, a special performance by our Upper School Chorus, as well as the official "Lighting of the Oaks" to kick off the Christmas season.
Cub Scout Pack 28 Fall Fundraiser

Our Cub Scout pack is selling slabs of ribs for $30 for their Fall Fundraiser. All proceeds go to support our own cub scout pack. You must order in advance. Please call the church office, 666-2990. Checks can be made out to Pack 28. Ribs will be prepared and ready for pick-up Saturday, December 5, 11am-12 noon in St. Luke's Hall. Just in time for the BIG game!
Annual Parish Business Meeting

Sunday, December 6
11:30 a.m.
2016 Vestry
There are 3 Vestry members whose term ends at the end of 2015. The following parishioners have agreed to serve on the 2016 Vestry:

Sue Holmes
Sue is married to Dallas and they have two grown daughters. Their 3 grandchildren are also active members of St. Luke's Church and also attend St. Luke's Episcopal School. Sue is a lifelong Episcopalian. She regularly attends the 10:00 am service. Sue is the Clinical Ops Supervisor at USA Stanton Clinic. She has been active in the church as a Confirmation teacher, Altar Guild, Sunday School, Choir, ECW and a supporter of St. Luke's Episcopal School.

Amber Martenstein
Amber is married to Eric and they have 1 daughter, Mamie. Mamie attends St. Luke's Episcopal School. Amber has been an Episcopalian for 5 years. She regularly attends the 10:00 am service. She is the Customer Service  Manager, Facilities Management and Engineering at Springhill Medical Center.  She is active in  the church as a Sunday School teacher and assists with Children's Chapel. In the community she volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and the American Heart Walk.

Mary Ann White
Mary Ann has 1 adult daughter. She has been an Episcopalian for 31 years.  She regularly attends the 7:30 am service. She is a retired accountant with the Department of Defense. Mary Ann is active in the following church groups: co-chair for Safe Haven, Chalice Bearer, Altar Guild, Family Promise and is in the new EFM class. In the community she volunteers with Goodwill Easter Seals and is a VITA tax preparer. 

Chasing Chas 5K and Fun Run
  Ellie Pierce, a St. Luke's Church member, is sponsoring a 5K and Fun Run in memory of her brother, Chas Pierce. All proceeds go to support Children's of Alabama, a pediatric health system.

Date: Saturday, December 12th
Time: 9:00 am to 12 Noon
Location: St. Luke's Episcopal School Upper Campus, 1400 University Blvd.

If you would like to participate in this run you may contact the school at 666-2991, or click on the link below.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Christmas Music
The Sanctuary Choir will present the traditional service of Lessons and Carols at the 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, December 13th. They will be assisted by several readers from our congregation. You will want to be present to hear the beautiful readings and the glorious music of the season. Invite a friend to join you!

Christmas Eve Service

  The Holy Eucharist and Children's Sermon 
 5:00 p.m.

A professional nursery is provided for infants through age 3.
Youth Group
Christmas Service Project: The youth will be collecting items for McKemie Place in the month of December. Stay tuned for more details.

There are a couple of youth events coming up in the Diocese: Winter Woods at Camp Beckwith and a Mardi Gras parade at Christ Church Cathedral - please contact Brenda Hinson for details, or 251-610-5492.

The youth group will participate in the First Light Marathon again this year on January 10, 2016. If there are any adults that would like to help please contact Brenda Hinson.
St. Luke's Memory Garden - Thank you to Bob Peavey for the work he has done on this garden. Please go out and take a look at it!


































Veterans Day Program 2015

Emory Akridge, St. Luke's Church Member, being confirmed at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

December Propers

December 6                                        December 13
Baruch 5:1-9                                             Zephaniah 3:14-20
Canticle 16                                                Canticle 9
Philippians 1:3-11                                    Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:1-6                                                 Luke 3:7-18

December 20                                      December 24
Micah 5:2-5                                               Isaiah 9:2-7
Canticle 3                                                   Psalm 96
Hebrews 10:5-10                                      Titus 2:11-14
Luke 1:39-45                                             Luke 2:1-14

December 27
Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Psalm 147
Galatians 3:23-25;4:4-7
John 1:1-18
Save the Dates
1   1st Grade Christmas Performance, 6:30 p.m., in the Nave
2   Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
6   Annual Meeting
7   St. Luke's School Choral Concert, 6:00 p.m., in the Nave
13 Lessons and Carols Service
24 Christmas Eve Service, 5:00 p.m.

6   Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

3   Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
18-20 Diocese Convention
December Birthdays and Anniversaries
 Birthdays                           Anniversaries
2   Paula Buerger                    16 Pierre &Ruby Grethen
2   Jeremy Daniel                   
3   James Quint
3   William Simm
4   Ashlee Ward
6   Renee Carter
7   Ellen Ford
8   Charlee Windham
10 Ken Cumbie
10 Sam Fleming
10 Robert Hinson
10 Ainsley Fairley
11 Ruth Miles
11 Nellie Dowdle
12 Kay Daughdrill
13 Jacque Faust
14 Rebecca Cadden
14 Anna Beth Gibney
15 Charles Oliver
16 Steve Jacobs
17 Laura Botts
18 Teresa Williams
20 Ben Fisher
22 Ed Besch
23 Claudia Bryan
23 Addison Meares
23 Malcolm Meares
23 Larry Sims
26 Beth Snyder
27 Elaine Sims
27 Amy Lee Burkhardt
31 Dodd Ozment