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Friends,

Can you believe it’s advent already!?!

If any year could proclaim one thing, 2020 has proven that: ‘we need a Savior.’ 

Romans 8:31-32 says: “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?” 

WE NEED GOD WITH US!…. Can I get an AMEN!? 

So as we enter this advent, its a new beginning, a fresh horizon, a time to recalibrate ourselves and for the the power of God’s incarnation in Jesus to sink in.

When I was in High School a song came out by Scott Wesley Brown entitled: This Little Child. It encapsulates what it must have been to have encountered God in the first century and discover that Jesus was God’s plan all along. The opening lyrics are as follows:

Who would have tho't that long ago, So very far away
A little child would be born and in a manger laid
And who would have tho't this little child, Was born the King of kings
The son of just a carpenter for whom the angels sing
And who would have tho't that as He grew, And with other children played
This child with whom they laughed and sang, Would die for them some day
And who would have tho't this little child, Could make a blind man see
Feed the hungry, make rich the poor, And set the sinner free
Oh who would have tho't this little child, Was who the prophets said
Would take away the sins of man, And rise up from the dead.

It’s time we reset our spiritual clock and for us to recognize the impact of the innocence of Jesus birth and the power that the incarnation brought to the world. 

“Who Would Have Thought?”, God was thinking of you all the time!

Happy Advent
Dan

Angel Tree News! - Please read!

This Sunday is our Angel Tree Event. So many of you have bought gifts and offered to help. We love your willingness and your hearts that reflect Jesus to others. However, this year, due to the increase in virus infection rates, we have decided to have a drive through event only, no party inside. It was a tough decision but keeping everyone safe is a top priority. SO, all of you who said you would help in one way or another, we THANK YOU! but can we take a rain check for next year? Santa will be handing out gifts and we will be giving the kids candy bags, a Bible and each custodial parent/grandparent will receive a gift bag with some goodies and the grocery store gift card. Please pray that even from a distance we can make a difference for these families.

December 13th

Next Sunday
There will be a reception to honor Dick and Sue Eley's many years of service leading the body of St. Luke's in worship with a socially-distance reception after the service. There will also be a basket to place notes or cards of appreciation and blessing.

Also Next Sunday at 6:00 p.m. St. Luke's will be hosting a special Advent Concert with classical guitarist Adam Keeler. Many of you may remember Adam from his time here at St. Luke's. Please invite family and friends to enjoy an evening of classical music as part of our celebration of Christ's birth. Click here for a preview. For those unable to attend, we will also be live-streaming the performance of Facebook.
It's time to prayerfully consider who the Lord would call to serve on our vestry for 2021. Vestry Nomination forms can be found by clicking here or from one of the ushers on Sunday morning. Nominations should be turned in by 17th. Contact the church office if you have any questions.
December 19th we will be distributing Christmas Baskets for those in our community and members of the church body who are in need this holiday. We need volunteers, so if you would like to help, please contact Paula Prentice or the church office. If you would like to make a monetary donation, special envelopes are available from the ushers, mark "Christmas baskets" on your check, or you can go to the church website and click on "Give."
God’s Big Story
Children’s Church Curriculum

to the most current Sunday School lesson
Then go to Resources and Young Disciples


For more information,
please contact Jane Roberts

Nov. Offering:$39,966
Needed monthly: $40,000
YTD Offering: $433,106
YTD Budget: $440,000


Baskets are provided in the front and back of the sanctuary for your offering on Sunday morning.
See below for other options.

End of the year giving must be received or postmarked by December 31st to be counted for 2020 giving.

We are continually grateful for your amazing generosity, especially during this challenging year and pray
for each of you each week.

Ways to Give to St. Luke's

  • Mail checks to St. Luke's Church 3810 Ridgewood Rd Copley, OH 44321

  • PayPal -send to donations@stlukesakron.com.
  • St. Luke's Website - stlukesakron.com - in the upper right corner, click on the button that says, "Give." You can fill out the form with a credit card/debit card or bank routing and account number. You will receive a receipt by email. This can be set up as recurring if you choose.
  • Your Own Bank - send a payment through your own bank account's bill pay on the bank website. The church will receive a paper check in the mail. This can be set up as recurring if you choose.
  • Drop off into the church mailbox if you're driving by.

Prayer for St. Luke's
Pray for wisdom and discernment for the Standing Committee of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes.

Pray for those who are affected by the virus, the healthcare workers and our leaders who have to make difficult decisions.
Pray for the division of our country and that we, as Christians may be united and may shine as a light to those who are in darkness.






Hospital and Shut In Ministry

Call the church office when you or a loved one will be in the hospital or would like a visit from the Clergy or a member of our Lay Eucharistic Visiting Team. 
They would be glad to visit, pray and offer communion when requested.

Our Priest on call emergency phone#
330-665-2229
St. Luke's On-Line Directory
  You download the church directory on your phone or tablet.   
 
 Click here for Instant Church Directory then click on "Church Member Sign-In." You'll need to create a log in with the email that's in the directory.  
For corrections to the directory please contact Kathy Wilhelm

Prayer Texts

Contact the church office if you would like a prayer request sent out to the St. Luke's family. If the request is for someone other than yourself, we must have their permission before we publish it.
After office hours, email Kathy.

We reserves the right to edit or deny requests for the prayer text to prevent the violation of privacy. Thank you for your understanding. 
Inner Healing Prayer ministers to
body, soul and spirit. 
If you would like prayer or have any questions, contact
330-618-4036
If you would like to be involved in this 
vital ministry to the body of St. Luke's and also to our visitors, please see David Springer for more information.
Please have all ministry information for the newsletter to the church office by Wednesday before noon to be included in the weekly newsletter. Thank you!
Click here for email or call 330-665-2227.

Senior Pastor
Dan Morgan
click here to email
Prayer Team:

Days before 5:00 pm
Patsy Bowen
330.665.3890

Evening 6:00 pm -11:00 pm
Nanci Kulchar
330.666.8610

24 Hours
Dorothy Presson
330.239.1862
Join us for worship on Sunday mornings
9:30 a.m.

Office hours:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


St Luke's parish is a part of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes under the leadership of
The ADGL Standing Committee and Temporary Bishop
Grant LeMarquand

To Contact the ADGL
234-466-0426


St Luke's Church
3810 Ridgewood Rd Copley, OH 44321
330-665-2227
  
office@stlukesakron.com  
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