The Week of May 20, 2018
Sunday is Pentecost
The Kids are Invited to Join the Pentecost Procession
All children are welcome to gather in the Narthex before the 9 a.m. service to take part in the procession. The children will join their parents in the pews immediately following the procession.
Bishop Visit on Pentecost
St. Luke’s welcome’s Bishop Don Wimberly this morning. He will preach, baptize and confirm at the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Eucharists.

Peace in Our Time
Join us following the 11:15 a.m. service in the Memorial Garden for this monthly prayer service. We gather the third Sunday each month to pray together for an end to gun violence and terrorism.
Parents of Little Ones
POLO Spring Fiesta this Sunday from 4-6 p.m.
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 welcome and encouraged to attend this end-of-year celebration.  
Announcements & Opportunities

In May we are collecting Kroger gift cards, paper plates, disposable cups (6 or 8 oz.), spoons and forks for the Greater Fortress Summer Camp. Greater Fortress is a church of about 35 active members that serves between 50-75 neighborhood children and youth each summer. Please place your donations in the Outreach baskets located in the Narthex and the Reception Area.

Kickball Anyone? Join the co-ed team for summer fun. No skill needed, just $20 and the desire to have fun and meet new people (though you must be at least 21 years old). Let us know you’d be interested in playing: Mignon Crawford ( or Keith  Roberts (

Mass on the Grass Join us next Sunday, May 27 for a combined service at 10 a.m. in The Park. The 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist gathers, as usual, in the Nave. Following Mass on the Grass will be our annual potluck picnic. Bring friends!

Bike Blessing Warm weather draws us back outside to explore God’s beautiful creation. Let’s bless these adventures! Bring your bicycles to Mass on the Grass to be blessed. Right after worship, Rev. Elizabeth will lead a very brief (5 minute) service of prayers and blessing for all your two or three-wheeled journeys this summer.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day St. Luke’s is holding an interfaith vigil on Friday, June 1 from noon until 2 p.m. in Liberty Plaza to remember Georgians who died in 2017 as a result of gun violence. We will name each person. Please plan to join St. Luke’s clergy and invite others to join us as we all continue to work to discern a way forward in reducing the number of senseless deaths from guns. If you have questions, please contact The Rev. Elizabeth Shows Caffey (

EYC Field Day The first EYC event of the summer will be Sunday, June 3 at 5 p.m. All EYC-aged youth are invited to join Kristin Lennon and Kevin Athans at Iverson Park for kickball and other games. We’ll walk to Fellini’s on McLendon for dinner and be done by 7 p.m.. Contact Kristin for more information (

Register for VBS

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.
VBS - is not just for kids!

Please join the fun as a VBS volunteer as we guide the St. Luke’s children in God’s way of peace through music, games, art, storytelling, and science! Youth are welcome, too, and can serve as assistant activity or group leaders.

Volunteering is fun, easy, and essential —we can’t do this without you!   Contact Kristin Lennon for more information or to sign up: .
For more about what is happening at St. Luke's:

As our ministry approaches the finish line, we will celebrate its completion in grand fashion in the month of June. Please take a moment to join us and appreciate what our Dreamers have accomplished.  
  • Stop by the Glenn Gallery to take a look at the Dreamers’ photo/profiles. These snapshots of our Dreamers represent the cumulative successes of our 17+ years of ministry!
  • Join us for our annual Awards Luncheon on June 9, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. This event is where we honor all the Dreamers and salute the recent graduates. If you would like to join us, simply RSVP to Vicky Jackson, program director, at
  • We also want to tell our volunteers and donors how much we appreciate their support. If you have been a mentor, coach, tutor, driver, financial supporter or feel connected to IHAD in any way, ministry leaders would love to say “thank you” and honor those who have been so faithful all these years. Join us for a Thank You Celebration on June 23, from 5-7 p.m. in the Hamilton Room/Garden. Please call the reservation line by Monday, June 18 at 404-873-7777 and join in the celebration!
  • And, finally, look for a short “history” of IHAD in the upcoming June 1 Shepherd’s Voice.
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This Sunday
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
Children are invited to join the procession.    
10:15 a.m. | Coffee Hour | Parish Hall
11:15 a.m. |Holy Eucharist    
12:15 p.m. | Coffee Hour | Parish Hall
12:30 p.m. | Peace in Our Time Prayer Service | Garden
12:30 p.m. | Intercessors | Library
4 p.m. | POLO Spring Fiesta | Hamilton Room/Garden

THE ALTAR Flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Betsy Harper Shelander, Mary Banks and Gwyn Harper, and Dorothy and Neal Vason by Lee Harper, Katie, Fin and Wayne Vason; and in celebration of the Baptism of Catherine Elizabeth Shiels, daughter of Christina and Kevin Shiels, and in loving memory of Catherine’s great-grandparents: Elizabeth and Owen Easters; Sadie and G.C. Hayes;  Brigid and Edward McEldowney; and Winifred and Frederick Shiels by Melita Easters and Mary Shiels.  
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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to preach at wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Presiding Bishop Curry to participate in May 24 procession, vigil to the White House
Episcopal Church  Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will join other faith leaders and elders in Washington, DC to launch the  Reclaiming Jesus Declaration  at a church service followed by a silent candlelight vigil to the White House on Thursday, May 24. -Keep Reading-
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