Happy Thanksgiving & Holiday Season
I Sing a Song of the Saints of God
All Saints’ Sunday, which we will celebrate this Sunday, the 4 th, is one of the most ancient and meaningful holidays of the Christian calendar. Since the 4 th Century, the Church has set aside a special day to remember and celebrate the “heroes of the faith,” known and unknown. In more recent times, All the Faithful Departed, or All Souls’ Day, originally a separate day of remembrance of our departed loved ones, has been combined in our tradition’s celebration. This is our acknowledgement that in Christ, life continues forever, and that we, and all those whom we love, “go from strength to strength in God’s heavenly Kingdom.” Through our Baptism, all Christians join the Communion of Saints, and become part of the eternal, “cloud of witnesses,” and so All Saints’ Sunday is one of the primary baptismal days of the year.

At the 7:30 service, we will reaffirm our Baptismal Covenant. At 10:00 the service will be the beautiful Liturgy for Baptism, as we bring Allyson Jaymes McGinnis, daughter of Patrick and Jennifer McGinnis, into the Body of Christ and the Communion of Saints, and then reaffirm and renew our own Baptismal vows.

It is our custom to remember in our prayers all those of the parish who, since last All Saints’ Day, have joined the Faithful Departed in the Communion of Saints.

Please join us for this special day of joy, as our gracious Lord adopts Allyson as His beloved sister, strengthens us for Christian discipleship, and fills us anew with the grace and power of the Holy Spirit.
Fr. Rusty+
Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
Wednesday, November 7th
12 Noon in the Miles Chapel
Let there be Light!
A large, “thank you,” to Sherry Poole and Doug Goudie for their continuing ministry through the care and beautification of our facility. The latest is the lighting of the cross and the church sign on the front lawn. Drive by at night and see what a great difference it makes.
Forward Day by Day
Pick up your copy of the November through January issue this Sunday. 
Annual Parish Business Meeting
Plan to be with your fellow parishioners December 2 nd, as we begin a new church year, Sunday One of the Season of Advent. That is also the customary day of our annual parish meeting. This is an important event in the life of any parish, as we thank God for another year of grace completed, and look with confidence to the year ahead. Reports on the “state of the church,” past and future, will be presented, and you will elect or ratify three new Vestry members, as well as a Clerk of the Vestry. 

As a point of information, the Clerk of the Vestry is a position that the canons of the church (the church laws) require for every vestry. The Clerk is responsible for taking the meeting minutes, handling vestry communications, and acting as the designated signatory on most parish documents.
Veterans Day - Church
We will celebrate Veteran’s Day Sunday, November 11th. If you have a new name that needs to be added to our list, please notify the church office by Wednesday, November 7th, 666-2990. If your name was on the list last year, you do not need to call.
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Veterans Day - School
All Are Welcome.

Monday, November 12th
7:00 a.m. Breakfast at the Upper Campus
8:05 a.m. Veteran's Day Program, Upper Campus
10:00 a.m. Veteran's Day Program, Japonica Campus
10:30 a.m. Reception in St. Luke's Hall (school cafeteria on Japonica)

Call the church office for more information, 666-2990.
Prayer Shawl Annual Sale
The sale runs November 4th and 11th. Look for them in the Narthex after both services. These beautiful, handmade items will make wonderful Christmas gifts!

They will also raffle off a beautiful green cape. Make sure to purchase your raffle ticket! All proceeds will go to outreach.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a group of dedicated ladies who meet regularly to share their skills in this wonderful ministry. Contact Betty Watts, 342-4999, if you would like to learn more.
This is some of what the Prayer Shawl Ministry did with the proceeds from the sale last year. They helped the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Father Anibal accepting St. Luke's donation from the Prayer Shawl Ministries Fall sale.
A boy happy to receive all his school books and supplies.
Ready for school!
One of two nursing homes that were repaired and residents helped. This particular one had the terrace repaired and new ceiling fans installed.
Each nursing home resident received gift bags with toiletries, towels and bath items.
More gift bag items
McKemie Place Dinner
Please sign-up to help serve the 70 ladies of McKemie Place, the region's only shelter for homeless women. You may call the church office, 666-2990, or you may log onto www.perfectpotluck.com to serve. The user name is mckemie the password is dinner. The dinner is Thursday, November 29th at McKemie Place on Broad St. Dinner will begin at 6pm.

Daylight Savings Time Ends
Daylight savings time ends, so make sure you "fall" back! Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday, November 3rd!
New Logo
We have been trying out this logo of the winged bull of St. Luke - the ancient symbol of our patron. What do you think?
November Propers
November 4             November 11
Isaiah 25:6-9             1 Kings 17:8-16
Psalm 24                  Psalm 146
Revelation 21:1-6a   Hebrews 9:24-28
John 11:32-44          Mark 12:38-44

November 18             November 25
Daniel 12:1-3             Daniel 7:9-10,13-  
Psalm 16                    14
Hebrews 10:11-14,     Psalm 93 
19-25                         Revelation 1:4-8
Mark 13:1-8               John 18:33-37
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Birthdays 
3  Kate Simm
4  Herndon Akridge
4  Jennifer McGinnis
5  Sue Holmes
5  Grace Garrett
5  Arianna Ori
6  Millie Reasonover
6  Ed Cadden
7  Ron Jones
13 Mac carr
13 Eva Burkhardt
13 John Henry Johnson
14 Theles Woodfin
14 Stephanie Darst
16 Chip Conklin
16 Chase Gibney
17 Barbara Patterson
19 David Hinson
19 Lane Stefurak
20 Lauren Buerger
21 John St. Cyr
21 Sarah St. Cyr
22 Jo Peary
23 Mary Grace Pearson
24 Jean Fausak
26 John Krause
27 Susan Kangal
28 Pat Cranton
28 Emory Akridge
30 Jace Daniel
30 Hunter Williams

Anniversaries
6  Doug and Karen Goudie
29 Bill and Becky Schulte