May 18, 2017
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 Sixth Sunday of Easter
Scripture Reading is Galatians 1:13-17; 2:11-21
Grace Notes, David Lower preaching


This Saturday
Mommy and Me Family Literacy Program, The Classroom Renovation Initiative
  
Saint Luke's is well on its way to meeting its commitment to assist the Refugee Family Literacy Program's - AKA Mommy and Me - expansion at the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. The first work Saturday was on May 13 and it was a day of hard work with great accomplishments! Saint Luke's volunteers and others from the refugee community labored side by side to launch this effort. Windows were washed, bathrooms were cleaned, old files and office documents were boxed, inactive electronic gear was removed, old ceiling tiles were removed and replaced with new ceiling tiles, new lights were installed and cabinets were prepared for painting! It was a day of good deeds! A day to rejoice! Another special day that the Lord made!
  
There is more work ahead and all church members are invited to be a part of this mission. The work content is planned from Saturday to Saturday and will be communicated via email. Anyone who is interested in volunteering to help and would like to receive announcements of the upcoming work content should contact Tom McIntosh ( thomasmcintosh@bellsouth.net) or Daryl Moore ( ddmoore@yahoo.com).

Click here to learn about Mommy and Me Family Literacy.

 

Tuesday, May 23
Older, Wiser, Loving Seniors End of Year Gathering

Please join us for our last meeting of the spring season. We will also recognize Melba Gay as she retires her role as leader of this fantastic group. Please sign up on the sign-up sheet in the lobby by Sunday, May 21 so we can give the restaurant an accurate head count for seating purposes.
 
Hope to see you there! Tuesday, May 23 at 11:30am
 
Olive Garden of Dunwoody
4749 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338, 678-441-0270

Sunday School Summer Schedule
Remember, we will NOT have Sunday School for children on Memorial Day weekend.
 
Sunday, June 4, Stay tuned for a Pentecost Surprise!
 
On Sunday, June 11, our K-5th grade kids will have loads of fun in the Great Hall for relays and Bible games with a focus on sportsmanship and teamwork. Our preschool friends will love "Eye-Popping Bible Lessons" in Room 120.
 
Pre-Opening Events for our VBS Maker Fun Factory!
 
VBS Volunteer Training News
All Fun Factory "employees" are invited/encouraged to attend this training session, if you did not attend the first one.
  • Sunday, June 4 from 12-1pm, Room 231/233, light lunch and drinks provided. Child Care is available by reservation only for this session. We'll provide a spot for your child if you contact lizcatlett@slpres.org. Please pack a lunch pail for your small factory workers! Choose the one that best fits your schedule and please email lizcatlett@slpres.org.
But Wait, Some Gears Are Missing! 
 
We have a four large gears and many more small ones that are still missing from our VBS Fun Factory! Our biggest needs are two adults for Preschool Bible Adventures (to present the daily Bible story and activity to individual preschool classes in the Book Hive) and two adults for Preschool Kid Vid Cinema (the daily video clip and discussion with individual preschool classes in the chapel). We also have many other age level leaders' spots still open for both adults and youth helpers. Finally, if you can only help out a day or two, we need some adult "floaters" to fill in where needed most. If there's any way you can swing some shifts in our Fun Factory from June 12 - June 15 (that's Monday through Thursday mornings), please sign up on the board in the main lobby OR email cathomas@slpres.org . Thanks for helping us get the Fun Factory up and running!

   
Food for the Fun Factory!
 
Our VBS program needs to feed a lot of people! There are two ways to help:
 
Pick a Gear or Two!
Beginning this coming Sunday, look for our "gears" labeled with snack items for our students. Take as many as you like, purchase the requested item or items, and bring your snack contribution to the marked container in the main lobby by Sunday, June 4. Please note that whenever a particular brand is requested, it's because our snack directors know that it's produced in an allergy-safe facility. Thanks for keeping our little Fun Factory workers fed! Many thanks to Carol Waller for heading up this operation.
 
Bring Treats for the "Break Room"!
Watch soon for a Sign-Up Genius (in next week's Highlights and on our VBS page of the Saint Luke's web site) that lists the things our adult and youth VBS leaders will need to fuel them through their factory shift. We'll need everything from bagels and coffee to veggies and dip. We are grateful to Cailin Thelen for supervising this popular part of our Fun Factory!
 

Camp Little Saints
Saint Luke's Preschool & Kindergarten is offering a fun camp for kids who turned 2 by September 1, 2016 through kids who have completed Kindergarten. 4 days each week, 9am-1pm. Space is limited. Contact Carol Perry at 770.393.1424 ext. 240.
 
GETTING SPACY // May 30 - June 2 // Blast off for fun as we learn what it takes to be an astronaut! We'll suit up and climb aboard the SLLS Spaceship to explore the planets in our solar system. Along the way we'll make edible moon rocks and gooey Martian Slime!
 
 
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME //
June 5 - June 8 // Grab your baseball hat and hit the SLLS ballpark! Our ball players will spend lots of time with balls of all kinds during the week. There will be plenty of ballpark snacks and we'll take home our very own personalized trading cards!
 

Help Local Students,
Give Tools for School with CAC!
Together we can empower students throughout our community! The Community Assistance Center (CAC) is dedicated to ensuring that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom by providing free school supplies to local kids most in need. Children of families that struggle financially often go to school without the necessary tools to learn. Studies show that when kids have school supplies of their own, classroom behavior and grades improve, self-esteem strengthens, and kids develop better attitudes toward school and learning. Please help CAC give 900 local children school supplies. CAC makes it easy! Donate online to CAC Tools for School  and  just $35 provides one new backpack with supplies! (Retail cost $50 each.) When you donate to CAC your dollar goes further thanks to wholesale purchasing by CAC!

  End of Month Financials
 
Saint Luke's Presbyterian  Church Finance Summary Effective April 30, 2017
MONTH  ACTUAL  BUDGET VARIANCE
TOTAL INCOME $120,007 $149,400 -$29,393
TOTAL EXPENSES $133,808 $137,260 -$3,452
NET -$13,801 $12,140 -$25,941
YEAR TO DATE  ACTUAL  BUDGET VARIANCE
TOTAL INCOME $710,122 $720,980 -$10,858
TOTAL EXPENSES $580,249 $594,975 -$14,726
NET $129,873 $126,005 $3,868