Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 4th
Pentecost Sunday with Jazz Mass at 10:30 service and Parish Picnic directly following the services
Be sure to wear your red!

June 5-9
VBS at Christ Church

Saturday, June 10th
ChurchMen's Breakfast in Parish Hall, 9 am

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Pentecost Sunday, June 4th

Join us Sunday June 4th for Pentecost Sunday for a Jazz Mass at the 10:30 service followed by a Parish Picnic.

Be sure to wear your red June 4th!
The Call in Arkansas: May is Foster Awareness Month!

Introducing The Call, a faith-based organization and ministry which recruits and mobilizes Christian families to foster or adopt waiting children from Arkansas foster care. The Call streamlines the training, helps families through the certification process, plus provides support and connections to helpful resources even beyond the certification process. I received my training as a foster parent through The Call, and hope to help connect interested individuals and families at St. Luke's to this amazing organization and the many kids who are waiting in need. 
For those who are unable to foster or adopt, there are countless other ways to volunteer and help! There are monthly info meetings about The Call, so come attend one and find out more... the next meeting is Monday June 19th, 6:30 to 9 pm at First Baptist Church in Maumelle (100 Valencia Drive, Maumelle, AR 72113). Feel free to reach out to me, Corey McBain, at cmcbain7@yahoo.com  or at church for more info.
ChurchMen's Breakfast

Our next Men's Breakfast will be 
Saturday, June 10 at 9am
 in the Parish Hall.  Our guest speaker will be Wally Hall, managing sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.  Come enjoy a great breakfast and hear one of the most knowledgeable sports guys in the state.  Bring a friend!

VBS 2017 @ Christ Church

St. Luke's will not host a VBS this year, but we encourage you to join Christ Church on  June 5-9. 
Theatre Camp at the Cathedral

This year, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral's Community Theatre Outreach for children will present Disney's "The Jungle Book KIDS."  The free, week-long camp, Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, welcomes all children who have completed the 3rd grade through the 7th grade, but will be limited to the first 25 who apply.  Campers will be fed lunch each day. Activities will include rehearsing, singing, playing theatre games, making costumes, learning about staging and theatre blocking from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  On Friday, the children will stay from 10:00 a.m. through the performance at 5:30 p.m. and will be fed both lunch and supper.  Camp begins at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 31, culminating with the public performance at 5:30 p.m. on August 4.  

Contact Victoria Harden, Director of Music, for more information at 
victoria@trinitylittlerock.org or by phone (501) 372-0294. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is located at 310 W 17th Street, Little Rock. 

Online registration is now open at 



It's time to sign up for summer camp!

It's time to sign up for Summer Camp!
Camp Mitchell is offering quite a few to choose from. You can learn more at their website: www.campmitchell.org.  Subiaco also has their yearly choir camp, the Arkansas Interfaith Conference. Their website is www.choircamp.org. 

Scholarships are available through the ECW! Contact the office for more information. 

Farm Camp at Camp Mitchell
Tilling the earth to grow food is a central act throughout the Bible. This camp, held July 30-Aug. 4, will examine how God challenges us to better know creation through getting our hands dirty in the soil. Learn more at campmitchell.org.

2017 Summer Camp Schedule
June 10 CIT Training
June 11-16 Senior High (completed 9th-12th grade)
June 18-23 Junior High (completed 6th-8th grade)
June 25-30 Middler (completed 4th-5th grade)
July 2-6 Robert R. Brown I Specialty Camp
July 16-21 Primary (completed 1st-3rd grade)
July 23-28 Dick Johnston Children's Camp
July 30-Aug. 4 Farm Camp
July 30-Aug. 4 Creative Arts Camp
Aug. 6-10 Robert R. Brown II Specialty Camp

Arkansas Interfaith Conference
Choir Camp 2017
July 23 - July 29
www.choircamp.org
Friendship Camp 2017: Let's Party!
July 10-14, 2017 | Location: Second Presbyterian Church

Open to rising 3rd-6th graders
$55 for the first child, $45 for each additional child

Celebrate your faith! Celebrate your neighbors and their faith! Celebrate with new friends!
Friendship Camp is the place to come and get inspired to learn more about the people who make up your community. This year's camp is all about CELEBRATIONS! Registration will soon be open and spaces are limited so don't miss your chance to celebrate with one another as we celebrate all that makes us similar and all that makes us different.

Application: https://debcooper .wufoo.com/forms/friendship-camp-application-form/  
From the Organ Bench

A Choral Catechumen
 
Beloved, I am incredibly excited to announce (at last!) a wonderful musical opportunity we are providing for the parish this summer.  In lieu of our regular Wednesday evening choir rehearsals, I will be teaching a "fundamentals of music."  This 8-week class will be open to any and all, running from June 21 until August 8, at 6:30pm in the choir room. 
 
The class will start from the very beginning; names of notes, and simple rhythms.  By the end of eight weeks, you will hopefully be able to clap more complicated rhythms, sight-sing a 4-part chorale, name key signatures, and name time signatures.  AND know what all of those things are. 
 
While this is an unabashed choir recruiting method, you're under no obligation to sing in the choir, or even consider it.  If you've always wanted to know how to read music, this is the class for you.  If you've always wanted to understand music a little better, this is the class for you.  If you've been dying to meet the new, young organist & choirmaster, this is the class for you too!  If none of this applies to you, this is still the class for you! 
 
Come once, come twice, come five times, or come all eight times.  If after the first class, you decide you hate it, that's fine---my feelings won't be hurt.  
 
I hope to see you Wednesday June 21.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to come find me after mass on Sunday, or email me at Rees.R95@gmail.com
 
Lift up your hearts!
Want to support St. Luke's further?

St. Luke's is now enrolled in Kroger's Community Rewards program. 
Right now, we only have 14 households signed on to support St. Luke's. Through these households, we were able to receive over $51! Imagine what it would be if we had more signed up!

To enroll your card ID in this program, go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and
 sign in to your account. Click Enroll Now and search for St. Luke's Episcopal Church or search using our account code  50023. Once you are enrolled, St. Luke's will receive a percentage of your approved purchases. If you have any questions about this, please let the office know and we can help you sign up for this benefit. 

Thank you for your continued support!
Choir News

This summer, our Choirmaster, Rees Roberts, will be offering a "Choral Catechumen."  This class will teach the fundamentals of reading music, and hopefully some fun will be had along the way.  This class is open to all, of any level.  No prerequisites required!  Class will begin Wednesday, June 21, at 6:30pm, and run through August 9.  Please let the choirmaster know if you're interested, so that he can have a good head-count.
20/30-Somethings Tacos & Trivia Night

All 20/30-somethings (& friends!) are invited to a fun night of Tacos & Trivia on Saturday, June 24! Bring your favorite taco filling to the Parish Hall at 6pm; shells & toppings will be provided. Childcare will be available in the nursery. Come enjoy food, fun, and fellowship while testing your random info knowledge!


Pledge2Pray



Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops' of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

The hope is that:
  • people will commit to pray with God's world-wide family - as a church, individually or as a family;
  • churches will hold prayer events, such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world;
  • people will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.
Pledge2Pray is asking you to pledge your prayers from May 25 to June 4. You can find out more about this organization and how to sign up at https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

Help Needed!

Many of our ministries need your help. If you are interested in any of the following ministries, please contact Caroline in the church office. Thank for you continuous and generous support!!

1. PIE Ministry: We need new PIE delivery people. This is a rotating schedule and pies are generally delivered after the 10:30 service. 
2. Nursery Assistance at both services: This is a new ministry. Occasionally we do not have our usual help in the nursery and need a backup. 

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, Sarah, Betty, Lindsay, Sue Burford, Sarah Keeler, Annie Lea Shuster, McKee Family, Dave Pritchett, The Neals, Quentin, Vicki Bennett, Kevin Quinn, Jerry Martinka, Sharon Fry, Ross Traa, Barbara Rhodes

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, Ryan Riggins, Rhase Riggins, Frederick Simpson, Derek Caro