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St. Luke's Episcopal Church 
1206 Maple Lane, Anchorage, KY 40223
August 15, 2019

Sunday Breakfast
Breakfast this Sunday, August 18, will be provided by guest chef, Priscilla Bond.
Our Sunday class topic is on "The Roots of Christian Mysticism". Taught by Father Michael and Jon Siegrist, this course will last for several weeks.
Please plan on joining everyone in Board Hall between 8:30am and 9:45 where you will not only enjoy great food but a time for fellowship.   
Special Parish Meeting  
On Sunday, August 25th, we will hold a Special Parish Meeting at 10:15am.  As we do in January for our Annual Parish Meeting, our two Eucharist on Sunday morning, at 8:00 & 10:00, will be combined into one service at 9:00.  Our Saturday evening Eucharist at 5:30 will happen as scheduled. 

The first purpose of this meeting is to give you a detailed update on the Anchorage City Council meeting that's coming up on August 12th and, depending on the results of that meeting, discuss likely next steps.  Hopefully, those next steps will involve a ceremonial groundbreaking soon!   As you know, we've been asked to make several changes to the exterior of the Board Hall extension, and have modified our designs several times in order to obtain approval from the Historic Commission. 

So the second purpose of this meeting, now that we have this final design, is to share it with you.  I'd like to emphasize that the exterior changes have not impacted the interior spaces. 

You probably also have questions, which we will answer as best we can.  

Thank you.  I look forward to a fruitful and, hopefully, a joyous gathering.   --  Michael

On Friday, September 13th at 7:00pm, the Rt. Rev. Terry Allen White, Bishop of Kentucky, will, God willing, ordain the Rev. Allison Caudill to the Sacred Order of Priests here at St. Luke's

More details will be forthcoming in the weeks to come.  Ordinations are relatively rare events in the life of a parish, and they are incredibly powerful spiritual experiences, so I hope we can all be together that night .

Lemonade on the Lawn is back! 
Meet us on the front lawn after the 10am service for refreshments and mingling.  
Get to know those you've never met before and talk to those you do know. It's a great time for all.

We also need volunteers to help keep this going. Contact the church office (245-8827) or Nancy Webb (939-5910) for questions or to volunteer.

We are needing the following Sunday's filled:

Please click on Sign Up below and volunteer.  
This is a FUN way to MEET and GREET others! 

Wednesday Evening Worship Resumes 
Our Wednesday worship will resume on August 21st at 6:00pm, and we'll be making some changes to how we've done it before. 

First, we'll start with a brief sing-along with hymns from a wide-range of sources, including many familiar favorites not in our regular Hymnal. 

Then we'll move on to Evening Prayer and Holy Communion.  In the past, this entire service was said, but we will start chanting at least one piece of this liturgy.  For those who think they can't sing, don't let this ward you away.  Trust me, you'll enjoy it more than you might think. 

Only a very small percentage of people are truly "tone-deaf," and if you can sing along with the radio, where the songs are designed to be sung by a single person instead of a crowd of people, then this sacred music, which is specifically designed to be sung by everyone, will be well within your range.  And besides, the Psalm says, "Make a joyful noise." 

Look forward to seeing you at our midweek worship soon.

Sing Along 
Let's get together for a Sing-Along on Monday, August 26th at 6:30pm in the Church. There are only so many hymns we can sing during worship every weekend.  This will give us a chance to enjoy some of our favorites that we don't get to sing very often. 

In addition to the Hymnal 1982 and Songs of Praise and Worship, we'll have a selection of several dozen pieces to choose from that aren't in either of those books.  Golden oldies you might have grown up on, especially if you were once Baptist, Methodist, etc., like "Because He Lives," "How Great Thou Art," "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms," and many, many more.  We sing about an hour, longer if we like.

Now accepting students for Fall 2019 for piano, voice or organ study.  Please contact Lisa Lewis for details at 502-593-8417 or

Feel free to share with friends and neighbors!

St. Luke's Book Club
YOU ARE INVITED to St Luke's Book Club on August 21 at 7:00. Our book selection for August is  The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero, written by Michael Kranish.

MEETING INFO: Lyman House, August 21, THIRD (3rd) Wednesday monthly at 7:00 PM for 2+- hours of rousing conversations and introductions to books of almost every genre. At the end of each meeting, we discuss books for the next month's selection, so bring your suggestions with you. We invite you to join us!

Centering Prayer
Please join us for Centering Prayer on
August 27, at 6pm at the Lyman House (church office) conference room.  
We meet every fourth Tuesday of the month.

Wednesday Walks on the Anchorage Trail
Join us at the Anchorage Trail each Wednesday (weather permitting) at 8:30 AM for an invigorating walk along the trail that leads us thru a wildflower meadow where you might see deer, colorful birds, turtles, and other species of both animals and plants.
After our walk, we can attend Wednesday Bible Study at St. Luke's to hear Fr. Michael lead us in the word of God. Looking forward to being "on the trail again."
Contact: Anne Willis at 502-445-2009 or e-mail .

Vestry Person of the Day for August 18

Nancy Kiesow-Webb

The Vestry Person on Duty (VPOD) is responsible for assisting the Rector with welcoming newcomers and closing the church after worship has been conducted.

August 2019 Calendar  
Aug. 15 at 6pm : Reflections rehearsal (church)
Aug. 16 at 4pm - 10pm : Rehearsal set up and reception (Board Hall)
at 6:30pm : Wedding Rehearsal (church)
Aug. 17 at 1pm : Prep for wedding
at 2pm : Wedding for Webb/Staats
at 3pm : Wedding Reception (Board Hall)
at 5:30 pm : Holy Eucharist Rite II service
Aug. 18 at 8am : Holy Eucharist Rite I service
at 8:45am : Weekly Breakfast (Board Hall)
at 9:10am : Sunday School for all ages
at 10am : Holy Eucharist Rite II service
Aug. 19 at 6pm : Vestry meeting (Lyman House)
Aug. 21 at 9:45am : Wednesday morning bible study (Board Hall)
at 6pm : Wednesday evening Eucharist service
at 7pm : St. Luke's Book Club (Lyman House)
at 7:15pm : Adult Choir Rehearsal (church)
Aug. 22 at 6pm : Reflections rehearsal (church)
Aug. 24 at 5:30 pm : Holy Eucharist Rite II service
at 9am : Holy Eucharist Rite II service
Fellowship to follow meeting. 
Aug. 26 at 6:30pm : Sing Along (church)
Aug. 27 at 6pm : Centering Prayer (Lyman House)
Aug. 28 at 9:45am : Wednesday morning bible study (Board Hall)
at 6pm : Wednesday evening Eucharist service
at 7:15pm : Adult Choir Rehearsal (church)
Aug. 29 at 6pm : Reflections rehearsal (church)
Aug. 31 at 5:30 pm : Holy Eucharist Rite II service
Contact Information
St. Luke's Office : Hours : Mon.-Thur. 9AM - 3PM & Fri. 9AM - 1PM
502-245-8827 //