Around the Parish               
 February  2016 
Save the Dates

3   Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
10 Ash Wednesday services
8-9 Church Office Closed for Mardi Gras
14 Vestry Meeting
18-20  Diocesan Convention


1   2nd Grade Concert, 6pm, Nave
20 Palm Sunday
24 Maundy Thursday
27 Easter Sunday
31 McKemie Place Meal


20 St. Luke's School Baccalaureate
21 St. Luke's School Gradution

February Propers
February 7
Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm 99
2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
Luke 9:28-36

February 14
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 91:1-2,9-16
Romans 10:8-13
Luke 91:1-2,9-16

February 21
Genesis 15:1-12,17-18
Psalm 27
Philippians 3:17-4:1
Luke 13:31-35

February 28
Exodus 3:1-15
Psalm 63:1-8
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Luke 13:1-9
February Birthdays
2   Bayley St. Clair
3   Blake Ozment
4   Scott Daniel
6   Robin Stefurak
6   Josie Woodfin
6   Reagan Gill
7   Bob Peavey
7   David Mayhall
8   Richard Faust
12 Carol Sloberger
14 Robin Roberts
16 Pierre Grethn
16 Abigail Carwie
17 Doug Goudie
17 Jamie Santellanes
17 Anna Clason Harris
19 Christine Stanton
19 Stephen Mack
21 Emory Robinson
22 Rose Mary Mack
22 Ava Grace Santellanes
25 Rebekkah Cumbie
26 Marguerite McCanless
Holy Eucharist and Healing Service

communion-priest.jpg          Wednesday, February 3

12:00 Noon

  Miles Chapel  


Scouting Sunday
Our scouts from Boy Scout Troop 28 will join us for church on Sunday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. service.
Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust ...
We are children of earth, created in the dust, yet filled with the breath of God. On Ash Wednesday we face our mortality and the limits of our earthborn existence. Ashes are smeared on our forehead as we hear the same words spoken first by God to Adam and Eve following their disobedience: You are dust and to dust you shall return. It is hard not to make the connection with the words said at the rite of committal as we bury the dead: Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
The imposition of ashes feels like an imposition, a stark warning that we will not live forever. It is a humbling reminder of our limits and finitude as human beings. But it is also an invitation to embark on a profound spiritual journey that will lead us from death to waters of rebirth and the new life of resurrection. The purpose of Lent is to lead us to the destination of Easter, when we renew our baptismal vows and celebrate the paschal mystery of Jesus' death and resurrection.
Lent is a spring housecleaning of the soul. As we prepare for Easter we are invited to clear the clutter and wash away the grit and grime. The simplicity of the season calls us to focus on things that matter most. I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent (BCP page 265).
Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
Wednesday, February 10
12 Noon and 6:00 p.m.
(A nursery will be provide at the 6:00 p.m. service)
Adult Christian Formation
Adult Bible Study and Discussion every Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
The Gospel of Luke
(coffee, juice, and Bibles provided!)
Help Support Eagle Scouting
Hello, my name is Alex Jacobs. I am a life scout in Troop 2. I am working on my Eagle Scout Project to benefit St. Luke's church. My proposal is to create a setting for the steeple cross on the church ground. In order for me to do this I need your help. I have been working with the Vestry,   Father Ken, members of the grounds committee, and other members of the congregation to develop my plan.  Now I am to the point where I can put my plan in action. My hope is to be finished with the placement of the cross by Palm Sunday. In order to make this project a success, I am in need of your help in the form of donations to begin construction of the project. Funds are needed to be purchase supplies, rent equipment, and a marble cutter. I cannot do this without your support. I appreciate your financial and spiritual support. Thank you. Please write your check to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, put Alex Jacobs in the for column. Thank you, in advance, for your support of Alex, Eagle Scouting and the continued beautification of the parish grounds and facilities. Father Ken

Tuesdays In Lent
Pursuing the Dream of Healthy Aging
Tuesdays in Lent beginning February 16
12 Noon (soup and salad provided)
According to the late Oliver Sacks, M.D., "we have come to medicalize aging, frailty, and death, treating them as if they were just one more clinical problem to overcome. However it is not only medicine that is needed in one's declining years but life - a life with meaning, a life as rich and full as possible under the circumstances."
Pursuing the Dream of Healthy Aging is not just about dying and the limits of medicine but about living to the last with autonomy, dignity, and joy!
A few of the topics we will discuss:
The Wisdom of the Aged
Among Doctors, Fierce Reluctance to Let Go
The Unspoken Diagnosis: Old Age
On Dying After Your Time
How Doctors Die: Showing Others the Way
Please feel free to invite a friend or family member. For planning purposes call Wendy at 666-2990 to make a reservation.
The Wisdom of Pre-Planning Your Funeral
Mark the Date!
Tuesday, March 15, 12:00 p.m.
(Activities Room)
The Wisdom of Pre-Planning your Funeral at St. Luke's
When you stop to think about it, we spend a lot of time and energy planning: We plan for retirement. We plan our vacations. We do estate planning. In addition, I have assisted many of you with your funeral plans.
It makes good "faith" sense to plan ahead for funeral arrangements. You are invited to attend a seminar at St. Luke's that is designed to help you with these arrangements.
Some of the topics we will cover are:
  • Things that must be done
  • Decisions
  • Veterans Benefits Information
  • A Will
  • Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney
  • Funeral and Cemetery Instructions
It is my pastoral hope that this seminar will help to eliminate some of the stress and expense that often happens when a death occurs. With proper planning, you can protect those you love and experience peace of mind.
This seminar will be presented on Tuesday, March 15 at 12:00 p.m. A light lunch will be provided. Please make a reservation by simply calling the church office during regular office hours.
Father Cumbie
Wednesdays In Lent
Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
12:00 Noon
Miles Chapel
February 17, 24
March 2,9,16,23
Supper Clubs Now Forming!
Good friends, Good fellowship, Good Food
For more information or to sign up call Wendy at 666-2990
St. Luke's Episcopal School's 2016 State of the School Summary
If you would like to see the 2016 State of the School Summary please go to . Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the State of the School Summary link under the Announcements column.
Camp Beckwith Summer Camp Registration
 Online registration is now open for the 2016 Summer Camp at Camp Beckwith. Please go to or contact James Lawrence at, 251-616-2162, for more details. Register by March 31st and receive an early registration discount!

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
1050 Azalea Rd.

Mobile, Alabama 36693