It's Dig Day in the Mustard Seed Garden
Join us this morning from 9-11 a.m. as we harvest the remainder of the winter greens, clean up and refresh the beds, and set out the tender new plant lets that will miraculously grow into delicious summer vegetables for Clyde’s Kitchen at Crossroads. We’ll supply gardening tools and drinks. Bring gardening gloves, hat, and sunscreen. Children are welcome!

The Week of the Fourth Sunday of April 22, 2018
Announcements & Opportunities

Register for VBS in April and bring a friend for free!

St. Luke’s will transform into a “Peace Lab” June 11-15 as we take the kids on a journey to learn about God’s way to peace. If you register online this month, you can bring a friend for free.
Make Your Reservations for Men’s Breakfast
On Tuesday, May 8 we welcome St. Luke’s parishioner and headmaster of the Lovett School, Billy Peebles, as our speaker. All men of St. Luke’s - and their friends and colleagues -are invited. Coffee begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast served at 7:30 a.m. followed by a program from 8-8:30 a.m. Cost: $5. Please reserve your spot online or by calling the church reservation line at 404-873-7777.  
St Francis Green Guild
We're celebrating Creation Care this Sunday
The St. Francis Green Guild is doing its part to take care of the Earth. One way is selling reusable, insulated bags. The popular bags are red with the church logo in black and will be available for purchase Sunday in the Reception area. The bags are $8 each, or 2 for $15. This is a fundraiser as the Guild continues working on Creation Care and energy efficiency at St. Luke’s. Proceeds go toward LED lights for the sanctuary. You may also purchase online.
Refugee Resettlement Ministry logo
THE REFUGEE MINISTRY The Siddique family’s situation continues to improve. Both parents have been able to find work and Sohail has obtained a driving permit. In their location, the family is in need of a car, if possible. If you have a car you no longer have need of, please consider donating it to the Siddique family. If this is a possibility, please contact Jon Tonge at .

In April, we’re filling the Outreach Baskets with stick deodorant (Dove, Secret or Suave only please) for the Women’s Ministry at Arrendale State Prison, the largest women’s prison in Georgia. If you have any questions about donations, please contact the Rev. Horace L. Griffin ( ).
The Weekly Bible Study gathers this Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Parkins Room. During Easter we’re studying the book of Ruth, an idealized story of what life would look like if God’s people treated each other with His loving-kindness—insiders and outsiders alike. A key understanding in Ruth is that God uses these acts of the loving-kindness of people to demonstrate that which God gives to all, whether they realize it or not. All are welcome!
Join us on Saturday, May 12 to explore the Grant Park neighborhood around the newly-purchased Beltline right-of-way between Glenwood and Boulevard. The 3-mile trek takes us near the actual path, featuring a lot of the old Grant Park homes, as well as the redevelopment in the area. Gather at the Willson’s home (541 St. Charles Avenue) for a 10 a.m. carpool departure to the starting point. An email will be sent beforehand with a starting point in case that’s more convenient for some. Sojourner reservation required by Sunday, May 6. Coordinators: Susan and Bill Willson.
Parents of Little Ones
POLO Spring Fiesta .. . is planned for Sunday, May 20 from 4-6 p.m. - so save the date! Come play with the piñata, enjoy dinner with friends and catch up before summer trips. We’ll gather in the Hamilton Room and Garden. Older siblings are encouraged to attend this end-of-year celebration.  
Daughters of the King (DOK) meets for its monthly gathering this Saturday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the Wilmer Chapel. DOK is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to prayer, service and evangelism.

Voices of Hope Choir from Lee Arrendale State Prison will sing at the 11:15 a.m. service next Sunday, April 29. The choir is under the musical direction of Chaplain Susan Bishop and is comprised of inmates from the women’s prison.

The Rite of Holy Baptism will be celebrated on Pentecost, May 20. If you wish to have your child baptized, or are an adult prepared for baptism, please contact Michelle Jemmott at 404-873-7616 or . Deadline for information is Monday, May 7.
For more about what is happening at St. Luke's:
Sunday Schedule - April 22
The Nursery opens at 8:40 a.m. for children and babies 5 years old and younger.

8 a.m. | Holy Eucharist    
9 a.m. | Holy Eucharist    
9 a.m.|Children’s Chapel | Wilmer Chapel
10:15 a.m.|Christian Education for all ages
10:15 a.m.|Coffee Hour|Parish Hall
11:15 a.m.| Holy Eucharist    
12:15 p.m. |Coffee Hour |Parish Hall

4 p.m.| Bridge Builders (Church/Durrell group) | Library
4:15 p.m.| Nursery opens for Sunday 2.0    
4:15 p.m.|Senior Choristers |Choir Room
4:30 p.m.|Adventures in Music |
Room 107
5 p.m.|Junior Choristers |Choir Room
5 p.m.|Preparatory Choir | Room 107
5:45 p.m.| Sunday 2.0 Supper | Parish Hall
6:30 p.m.| Compline | Church
Sunday 2.0 Supper Menu
MENU: Panko chicken, scalloped potatoes, roasted squash,
salad bar, bread and dessert  
$9Adults (17 & up) - $5 children - $30 family max - under 3 no charge.    
Classes for Adults this Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

The Rev. Donna Mote was scheduled to be with us to talk about ministry in Georgia prison system, in advance of next week's visit by the Voices of Hope choir from Arrendale Prison, but she is unable to be with us because of a family matter.

Instead, we will welcome Beth Wells, an attorney for Kelly Gissendaner, who was convicted of murder and executed by the state of Georgia in 2015. Beth will speak about her experience with the case as well as justice issues specific to women. Join us in the Parish Hall .

Inquirer’s Membership Class | Wilmer Chapel
The his class is for those who are pursuing full membership at St. Luke’s or just wanting a refresher. All are welcome!

The Sunday Papers | St. Luke Room
A free-flowing discussion about current events, faith and their intersection in our daily lives facilitated by Jonathan Serrie and Matt Boyer. Our discussions each week will be informed by scripture, national or local news sources. All views, thoughts and opinions are welcomed and encouraged.  

Lectionary Bible Study | Parkins Room
Explore God’s Word in the Scripture assigned for worship with seminarian Colin Brown. We all see the world through the filter of life experience and life transitions.  This bible study is designed to engage us in a deeper exploration of biblical texts acknowledging the lens of life experiences we bring to that study. No preparation necessary.  Drop in as you are able.  This class invites you to come, engage the Scripture and respond to God’s word.
THE ALTAR Flowers are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for their marriage 33 years ago at St. Luke’s by Sharon Gay and Neil Schemm; and  in loving memory of Eloise H. Wiant by Frank Wiant, Linda Wiant and CPAC Reynolds, and Leigh Ann and Eddie Barnett.  
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Dr. Mary Helen O’Connor named recipient of two prestigious university awards

“Hatred does not have the last word. Violence does not have the last word. Bigotry does not have the last word. Sin, evil do not have the last word. The last word is God, and God is love.”
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