TODAY STARTING AT 9 AM IN THE PARISH HALL
Join the quest to make St. Luke's an EVEN MORE welcoming church.

If you're reading this and it's past 9 a.m. -- come on. It's not too late. We're here today until 2 p.m.

If you can't make it today, join us tomorrow from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Also, Sunday there will be a special Education Forum in the Parish Hall focusing on Invite Welcome Connect.

Join us! St. Luke's is ALL of us.
The Week of Sunday, September 9, 2018
The 16th Sunday After Pentecost
The new program year gets underway Sunday.

Sunday School begins, the choir is back from summer vacation and Sunday 2.0 gets started. This year we have a special guest preaching and teaching. And we're continuing Invite Welcome Connect in the afternoon. Join us!
2.0 Kickoff Cookout
The KICKOFF COOKOUT begins in The Park at 5 p.m.
Following supper, the EYC will take on the Adults in Kickball!

The nursery opens at 4 p.m.

Rehearsal for Senior, Intermediate and Junior Choristers - and for Preparatory Choir begin at 4:15 p.m.

(No parking in the Courtland Street lot for Sunday 2.0 - this week only - the lot is the kickball field. All other lots are open and a crossing guard will be on duty.)
Announcements & Opportunities

In September we’re filling the baskets with disposable diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6)for Atlanta Children’s Shelter. Please place your donations in the Outreach baskets located in the Narthex and Reception Area.   
The summer of 2018 is essentially over but we're looking ahead to 2019 and need your input.
Weekly Bible Study resumes this Wednesday, September 12 at 11 a.m. in the Parkins Room. We will delve into the largest book in the Old Testament - Isaiah.  See and hear the word of God through the faithful witness of this prophet as he reveals what God would say to us with reverence and compassion. All are welcome.  
Faith and Film gathers this Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. to watch The African Doctor (2016). It’s the story of Seyolo Zantoko, a freshly graduated doctor of Congolese descent in France, whose family’s struggles to integrate in a small rural village. Faith and Film is a monthly opportunity for St. Luke’s adults to share a movie, snacks, fellowship, and a lively discussion of issues of faith raised by the film. Those who attend bring a snack to share and a beverage. All St. Luke’s adults are welcome. For location, contact Donna Church (404-522-3889 | dchurch@mindspring.com).
REGISTRATION ONGOING
Art and Soul: Spiritual Healing Through the Arts
November 16-18
Guest Workshop leader is Sybil MacBeth,
author of "Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God"
Register by September 23 and get a %15 Early Bird discount.
If you have never before been to the Annual Parish Retreat, you are eligible for a First Timer's discount.
We prefer online registration, but if you'd prefer to fill out a paper registration you can pick one up at the registration desk.
Calling all writers, poets, photographers! The editors of our devotional booklets are currently recruiting contributors for the Advent and Lent devotional booklets. The theme for the coming year is “Possibilities.” These compilations of daily reflections by members of our congregation help us to focus our attention during the seasons of Advent and Lent, as we get to know each other in deeper, more meaningful ways. Sign up or request more information using the “Sign Up” tab on the St. Luke’s Web site.  
NEW MEMBER PROFILES Be sure to check out the newcomer profiles from the September 1 edition of The Shepherd's Voice. Just click the botton:
Our next Rite 13 ceremony is set for Sunday, September 16 at the 9 a.m. service. This ceremony marks a young person’s transition from childhood to adulthood and is held for youth who have recently turned 13 years old. Youth who have not participated in this ceremony and who will have turned 13 by September 15 may participate in this ceremony. For more information or to sign up to participate, please email Kristin at kristin@stlukesatlanta.org.
college ministry
Attention College Freshmen and/or Parents
St. Luke’s want to make sure we can stay in touch with you throughout the year and send you goodies. We need to have a college address as well as current e-mail address or phone numbers for texting so we can send care packages and inform you they are coming. Please send your information to ginnamcfarling@gmail.com. Thank you and congratulations to all in this new adventure. We will miss you.
Dig Day
Come help in the Mustard Seed Garden on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9-11 a.m. as we harvest the remainder of the summer produce, prepare the beds, and plant cool weather crops. No experience needed, but you’ll want to bring gardening gloves, hat, and sunscreen. We’ll provide coffee and water as well as gardening tools.  
Everyone is invited to celebrate another successful year for the Mustard Seed Garden on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. This family-friendly event features barbecue and an array of delicious sides (plenty of vegetarian options). Many people say this is one of their favorite St. Luke’s events. You do not need to be a garden volunteer to attend! Cost: $5 per person, payable at the door. We hope you’ll join us in The Park (Hamilton Room if it rains) to support this important ministry benefiting Clyde’s Kitchen at Crossroads. Please help us plan by signing up at the reception desk, via the reservation line (404-873-7777) or on-line by Monday, September 17.  
For more about what is happening at St. Luke's:
Sojourners
Sojourners: A Doll’s House, Part 2 ... Make your reservation by this Wednesday, Sept. 19 to see St. Luke’s own Rob Cleveland in this sequel of sorts to Ibsen’s classic. Buy tickets ASAP online at Actor’s Express or 404-607-7469 ($30/$27 seniors 62+). Sojourner reservation required by Wednesday, September 19. Coordinator: Noreen Horrigan.For more information and a complete schedule of events for the next few months, click below:
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’s Chapel|Wilmer Chapel
10:15 a.m. |Christian education for all ages.    
    Education Forum: Molly Carnes | Parish Hall
11:15 a.m. |Holy Eucharist    
12:30 p.m. | Invite Welcome Connect® |Parish Hall
3:30 p.m. | Community of Hope: Circle of Care |Library
4 p.m. |Sunday 2.0 begins - Nursery opens    
4:15 p.m. |Preparatory Choir |Room 291
    Senior/Intermediate/Junior Choristers |Choir Room
    Make a Joyful Noise|Hamilton Room
5 p.m. | Sunday 2.0 Kickoff Cookout | The Park
EYC vs. Adults Kickball Game follows   

RALLY DAY PARKING
All St. Luke's parking lots will be open all day Sunday with the exception of the Courtland Street lot which will be closed for parking AFTER 3:30 pm. because the lot will be the field for the kickball game. If you are coming to St. Luke's for Sunday 2.0 -- choirs and the Kickoff Cookout - please do not park in the lot off Courtland Street. We will have a crossing guard on Peachtree in the afternoon/evening to keep everyone safe.
THE ALTAR Flowers are given to the glory of God and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sara Jane Baker Mann by her family; and in celebration of the memory and life of Sandy Waugh Bradshaw by Dawn, Tim, Jordan and Parker Killenberg; and in celebration of the birthdays of Wayne Vason and Katie Vason by Lee Harper Vason and Fin Vason.    
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