Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 8th 
Thomas Alexander's Last Day

Sunday, January 15th
Annual Reports Due in to the Church Office

Sunday, January 22nd
Annual Meeting between the services
with vote for new Vestry Members and Brunch
Rees Roberts first Sunday. Come welcome our new Organist/Choir Director!
e-vangelist
January 04, 2017
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VESTRY NOMINATIONS

Have you ever considered running for vestry? Now is your chance! We are currently requesting names to be submitted for Vestry Nominations. You can email the names in to the church office or put them in the basket provided in the narthex. If you are submitting the names of others, please make sure you have their permission first.   

The twelve members of the vestry are charged with the care of the property and business of the church. Working with the rector, they exercise leadership in the development of the congregation. Requirements are: having been confirmed, at least 16 years of age, a giver of record, and have been a member of St. Luke's for at least 6 months. There are 11 monthly meetings, generally on the third Tuesday of the month, and one vestry retreat. Please make sure you are able to attend these scheduled events.  Before nominating anyone to be on vestry, please make sure you have cleared this with that person first! 

Endowment Board Elections

St. Luke's Endowment Committee is electing a new chair who will represent the congregation's interests. If you are interested in running for this office, please submit your name here. 
End of Year Reports

All end of year reports are due into the office by January 15th. Please submit your report via email on a .doc file, text file, or within an email to
Annual Meeting

We will hold our Annual Meeting Sunday, January 22nd, between the services. A light brunch will be served and we will hear end of year reports and vote on Vestry. All parishioners 16 or older are allowed to vote, but you must be present at the meeting. 
Baby Blankets and prayer shawls are needed

We do not have many left to give out. Many thanks to all who make them. They are beautiful and treasured. 

Winter Interlude 2017

Arkansas ECW will hold their Winter Interlude Jan. 6-7, 2017, at Camp Mitchell. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Patricia Matthews, director of Christian formation at Christ Church in Little Rock. She will explore women as agents of peace and change through all stages of life. The price is $85 per person, which includes lodging and meals beginning with dinner on Friday. (The day rate for Saturday, no lodging, is $35 with breakfast, lunch. Board Members staying for the meeting after the event will pay an additional $35.) You can register online using Eventbrite. Or complete this form and mail in with your check. If you have questions, please call Susan Moore at 501-691-9342.
Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) Application

The Episcopal Youth Event (EYE), a triennial event for 9th-12th graders, will take place July 10-14 in Edmond, Okla. It will involve more than 1,000 people from all over the world, and will include great worship services, workshops, and fun activities. You can apply online. The Diocese of Arkansas has 24 spaces available, and the selection will be made the first week of January.
2017 Altar Flower Chart

The 2017 Altar Flower chart is now up in the Narthex. Reserve your spot for your special event or remembrance. 

If you have any questions about Altar Flowers, please contact Caroline in the church office. 

Central Convocation Epiphany Service

St. Mark's in Little Rock will host an Epiphany service for the Central Convocation on Jan. 6. Music will be provided by a choir drawn from the churches of the convocation, and the preacher will be Rev. Stephen Hancock from Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock. The traditional entrance of the Three Kings forms the centerpiece of the service, and the candle-lighting reminds all to "go into the world in the power of the Spirit." Following the service all are invited to a champagne reception in the Parish Hall.
INTRODUCING OUR NEW CHOIR DIRECTOR/
ORGANIST, REES ROBERTS!

Dear Friends,
It is with great joy that I've accepted the call to St. Luke's as your new Organist & Choirmaster. Fr. Carey asked me if I might write a short bio about myself for this newsletter so that you might begin to get to know me.
My roots plant me firmly in Little Rock, where I grew up, and have spent most of my life. I started out life as a Southern Baptist, and discovered not just the organ, but a love of music. I've been taken by it ever since. I began my piano studies with Craig Chotard, and eventually transitioned to organ with him. Unbeknownst to neither Craig nor I at the time, during those grueling hour long lessons, he was fostering a devout young Episcopalian.
My work as a church musician has taken me as far as Boston and Ohio, and been as near to home as just a few blocks. I look forward to this new adventure with each of you. There are lots of exciting things, both musically and spiritually, on the horizon for St. Luke's! Lift up your hearts!
Gratefully yours,
Rees

    25th Eleventh Step Serenity Retreat at Coury House Retreat Center Subiaco Abbey
 
"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our Conscious contact with God"
"Our Inner  Pathways to our Higher Power"
                  The Rev. Joanna Seibert MD
           
(Bring a picture of yourself as a child)

When Friday evening January 13 -  Sunday noon January 15, 2017

Where :  Coury House, Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco, Arkansas
 
For Whom: Active members of 12 Step Groups

Cost :  Housing: Married couple $300
            Single person, private room $200
            Shared room (2 persons) @ $150               ea.

Retreat Fee: $25/person
 
Register by calling Coury House at 1- 479 - 934 - 4411,  mention Serenity Retreat or email couryhouse@subi.org

Send $50, nonrefundable deposit to: 
Coury House, Serenity Retreat,  405 N. Subiaco Avenue, Subiaco, Arkansas 72865

Call soon, space is limited to 30 rooms.

Prayer List
Anne Gontermann, Helen Snipan, Nina Goins, Betty Miller, Chris Mikesell, Louis Jenkins, Gloria Holst, Bill Shepherd, Kailyn, Marilyn Gay, Christine Startz, David Martin, Bernice Carrigan, Steve Fanning, Jill Cox, Gene Cox, Jennie Martin, Carle, Paula Kalina, Becky Simpson, Mary Schultz, Dan McKee, Sarah, Betty, Mary Ann Hodge, Lindsay, Travis, Sue Burford, Stone Family, Pat Loomis, Sarah Keeler, friends and family of Grady Smith  

Special Concerns: For all the men and women of our Armed Forces, especially Justin, Joshua, Tim, Matt, Doug, Brian Mahoney, Brian Mennes, Frank Tate, Alex Schimelpfening, David Liem, Justin, John Landis, Lucas Kunce, David Jackson