September 28,2017
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Come Worship With Us!
8:30am and 10:30am Services
17th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Exodus 2:23-25; 3:1-15; 4:10-17
"God Shows Up, Calling ", David Lower preaching
 

 

October 1 and October 22

Conversations About Worship

Please join us, this Sunday in the Session Room, after the 10:30am worship service for a congregational conversation about worship. Worship is, of course, the center of our life together, the primary source of God's expression to us, and the chief means by which we practice faithful response to God. 
 
In these conversations, we will be asking each other questions like, "How would you describe worship at Saint Luke's?" and "How do you experience God in worship?" Our answers to those questions will yield insight and rich variety for us all to hear and enjoy. Everyone is welcome to attend more than one session, but priority will be placed on voices who have yet to be heard. All people and opinions will be respected and appreciated equally in our congregational listening. 
 
If you cannot attend this particular gathering, there are additional dates and times.
  • Sunday, October 22 at 9:30am, The Dock, #210/212, (Please note this one is Children & Family focused but all are welcome to attend if you have not attended a prior session)
Authentic Parenting Retreat
The back story: What started as a book club that met twice a month via video chat has morphed into a cohort of Presbyterian church professionals including our own, Phil Brown, who had this wild idea to get a retreat for parents off the ground. This retreat grew out of our reading The Price of Privilege by Dr. Madeline Levine together and wondering what was missing in this world.

Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, NC, February 9-11, 2018. Registration opens this Sunday, October 1. More information here on an amazing weekend to recharge, learn, and grow as parents with people from around the Southeast. www.authenticparents.org


This Sunday, October 1

Faith and Parenting Group
Beginning this Sunday, David and Amanda Lower will host Saint Luke's parents for a monthly small group gathering at their home from 5:30pm-6:45pm. The group will share good company, getting connected, learning together and growing in faith. A casual dinner will be served. Child care will be provided. Please email David to RSVP and ask any questions, davidlower@slpres.org.
This Sunday, October 1
Marriage Enrichment Group (MEG)
The Marriage Enrichment Group will meet on Sunday, October 1, 5-6:30pm in the Finch Room #203. We meet once a month on Sunday evenings. There is childcare provided. Our goal is to enrich our marriages by intentionally spending time together as a couple, away from the many distractions of our busy lives. If you want more information or just want to come see what the group is all about, please call Mark (404.441.7410)
 
Saturday, October 7
Chasing Coral
An exciting upcoming event sponsored by the Saint Luke's Green Team will be held Saturday, October 7 from 4pm-6pm in the Saint Luke's chapel, there will be a screening of "Chasing Coral", a Sundance Award winning feature. This feature documents the invention of the first time-lapse camera to record coral bleaching events as they happen. With breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense and startling emotion, Chasing Choral is a dramatic revelation. Click here to RSVP. Feel free to contact Dave Tharp with questions at dltharp@bellsouth.net.
 
Additionally, on Wednesday, October 11, Saint Luke's will host a Solarize Dunwoody Workshop at 7:20pm after FEAST.
 
October 15-29
Family Promise, Double Header
Since it's been a while since we have been able to welcome homeless children and their parents at Saint Luke's, we are excited to offer the signup for two back-to-back weeks October 15-29. Yes, that's a mere four weeks from today. We would be especially grateful if you'd scroll in the signup to Friday, October 20 through Monday, October 23 and grab a slot or two while Betsy and I ( David King) are out of town and Beth Underhill is flying solo. Click here to sign up.
                                                                                                       
We'll let you know closer to October 15 how many guests will be with us. Thanks so much for all you do for these families.


 

   An Appalachian Bluegrass Celebration, Sunday, October 22 at 4pm.

Saint Luke's Chancel Choir and special guests The Choral Guild of Atlanta present a concert of choral music in the bluegrass style accompanied by a bluegrass band. Guest conductor is Timothy Michael Powell from Oglethorpe University. Karen Mosbacher, a local artist with synesthesia, will paint an original canvas while the Mass is performed.

Synesthesia can be viewed as cooperation of the senses that

can beautifully lead an artist to "see" the music.

For church members, a discounted donation is $10 per adult.  

Tartan Trot
Thank you so much to all of those who have already pledged their support to the 2018 Tartan Trot!  If you haven't yet had an opportunity, don't worry - we may have wrapped up our presence in the lobby, but you can STILL pledge. Help us fill our Sponsor board with your names. Sponsor cards are available on the table in the lobby OR you may confidentially email Laura Singley ( laurasingley@att.net) with your pledge. Don't forget we have a fun tartan gift for every Tartan Trot sponsor. Please let Laura know if you need to collect your gift. Please visit the website for full race information. www.tartantrot.com.
 
Wednesday Evenings 
A Time to FEAST
All are invited to Saint Luke's mid-week programming: Feast! Come enjoy meals and faith formation opportunities (classes are grouped by age from 3 to adult) from 5:45pm - 7:15pm each Wednesday. Feast has begun and continues through November 1. Pick up a brochure in the lobby and register now on line! Or use the blue registration slip in your pew to register each week.


Trunk-N-Treat 2017
It's time to start dreaming up fun Halloween costumes and decorations for Trunk-n-Treat! This annual event is a perennial favorite with our church family, our Little Saints Family, and our Dunwoody community. Here are the details! On Sunday, October 29: 
   
4:15pm Cars begin parking in the Mount Vernon lot so that trunks and tailgates can be decorated. If you're giving out treats at your vehicle, please be sure and plan for at least 250. All who wish to compete for a "top three" prize should register and get a number at the sidewalk table upon arrival.
4:45pm - 5:30pm Carnival Games in the back parking lot. All people wearing costumes should register and get a label to wear so that our judges may identify you while you're playing games and collecting candy.
5:30pm - 6:00pm Candy-collecting in the Mount Vernon parking lot. Costumed characters will visit each vehicle to get a treat!
6pm - 7pm Dinner in the Great Hall featuring hamburgers, chicken tenders, and all the sides. Tickets are $5 each and are available on our web site beginning this Sunday. We'll have a lively costume parade and hear the "Top Three" prize winners in each category.
 

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Saint Luke's Financial Flash  
Saint Luke's Presbyterian Church Finance Summary
Effective August 31, 2017
MONTH
ACTUAL
BUDGET
VARIANCE
TOTAL INCOME
$106 ,320
$120,100
-$13,780
TOTAL EXPENSES
$135,437
$138,408
-$2,977
NET
-$29,117
-$18,308
-$10,803
YEAR TO DATE
ACTUAL
BUDGET
VARIANCE
TOTAL INCOME
$1,167,160
$1,203,900
-$36,740
TOTAL EXPENSES
$1,103,047
$1,153,092
-$50,045
NET
$64,113
$50,808
$13,305