Contents
Sermons Available
Bible Study on Audio Now!
Church Directory
Hot Breakfast
Xmas Eve/Day Service Times
2019 Altar Flower Memorials
St. Luke's Book Club
Christmas Hams
Christmas Decorations
Save the date!
Centering Prayer Cancelled
Church Office closing
Bible Study off 2 weeks
December 29 & 30
Lay Pastoral Care Ministry
Special Saturday Services
2018-2019 Concert Season
Vestry Person of the Day
December Calendar of Events
Sermons Available
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Upcoming Events

VESTRY MEETING
December 17 at 6pm

ST. LUKE'S BOOK CLUB
December 18 at 6pm

CHRISTMAS EVE
[Church office is closed]
December 24

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
at 4pm : Children's service
at 6:30pm : Celtic service
at 10:25pm : Abbr. L&C
at 11pm : Festive Choral service
[ALL SERVICES w/ EUCHARIST]

CHRISTMAS DAY
[Church office is closed]
December 25

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE
at 10am : Holy Eucharist


Church Directories
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Updated directories (August 2018)  available now!

the contact information contained within the directory is privileged and only to be used to conduct the work of the parish and for no other reason.
 
Ministry Links
Lay Pastoral Care Committee

St. Luke's Men's Group
{Brotherhood of St Andrew}

St. Luke's Women's Group
{Daughters of the King}

Clergy

Staff
St. Luke's Episcopal Church 
1206 Maple Lane, Anchorage, KY 40223
December 13, 2018
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Hot Breakfast
Breakfast this Sunday, December 13,
will be provided by guest chefs, Nelson & Janice Toebbe. 
 
This will be the last breakfast for 2018. The next breakfast will be January 6, to be provided by guest chefs, Peter & Alissa Finnis.  
 
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.   
   
Christmas Eve / Day Service Times
Dec 24,   4pm: Children's Service with Holy Eucharist
               6:30pm: A Celtic Christmas with Holy Eucharist
               10:25pm: Abbreviated Christmas Lessons & Carols
               11pm: Festive Choral with Holy Eucharist
 
Dec 25,   10am: Holy Eucharist

Altar Flower Memorials for 2019
There are still openings left on the 2019 calendar for the weekly Sunday Altar Flower Memorials.  
 
Previous donors are encouraged to renew their Sunday soon and new donors are welcome and encouraged to respond with a date!  
 
Please call Dawn at the church office at 245-8827 so
we can gather all necessary information.

St.Luke's Book Club 
YOU ARE INVITED to St Luke's Book Club on
December 18 at 6:00.
UPDATE: Our book selection has been updated for December. It is  The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. This is a narrative of nine young men at the University of Washington and their arduous quest for gold at the 1936 Olympics.
 
MEETING INFO : Lyman House, December 18, THIRD (3rd) Tuesday monthly at 6:00 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.
 
Christmas Hams 
Perfect for Christmas celebrating - Hickory Smoked 'Bourbon Honey Glazed' Spiral Sliced Hams, average weight is 10 lbs., $44.95.

To order: email admin@stlukesanchorage.org or call the church office at 245-8827.

100% of proceeds go to Outreach needs in Kentucky.

Your order must be received by 3:00pm on Wednesday, December 19. Pick-up is at church Saturday, December 22 from 9:00am to noon.

Christmas Decorations 
The decorating of the church with poinsettias and wreaths for Christmas will be after the
Sunday 10am service, December 23.  
 
We request that as many of you that are willing and able, please come out and help.

Save the date to un-decorate   the church on
January 6, 2018, after the 10am service.  
 
Remember, many hands makes quick work, and more fun!   Thank you!!
 
Centering Prayer
Reminder that there will be no Centering Prayer in December due to the Christmas holidays.

We will next meet on the fourth Tuesday of January, January 23rd at 6pm.
 
Church Office Closing 
The parish office will be closed on Monday, December 24 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.   
 
If there is a pastoral emergency, please contact Fr. Michael at 757-876-3786.

Bible Study : Off 2 weeks 
There will be NO bible study on December 19 or 26.

It will resume the following Wednesday, January 2nd.
 
December 29 & 30 
On the weekend of December 29th and 30th, we will be observing our regular worship schedule.

Plan to be with us!
 
Lay Pastoral Care Ministry 
Pastoral care is a ministry provided by volunteer parishioners to individuals needing home, hospital, nursing home or rehabilitation facility visitations.
 
Arrangements can be made for communion and meals as requested.
                        
All information is confidential unless you give permission to share with others.
 
CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE TO LET US KNOW YOUR NEEDS .
 
Reminder, if you do go to the hospital, let the hospital know your church affiliation or try to have your caregiver do so.
 
Our ministry is here for you in time of need so remember to call the church office at
245-8827 or e-mail at admin@stlukesanchorage.org

Reflections Plays for St. Luke's   
Sunday, December 24th (Christmas Eve Celtic Service at 6:30 pm)
 
Always a favorite for Christmas Eve, the 6:30 pm Celtic Christmas service will feature Ms. Chelsea Balmer on harp, with additional accompaniment by violinists, Scott Moore and Erica Pisaturo.  
 
This year, Christmas Eve preludes will be presented separately, by Scott Moore and Erica Pisaturo...and Chelsea.  
 
In addition to music from the Glendalough Mass, the celtic beat will always be present in both the various anthems as well as the traditional Christmas Carols sung with the congregation.

Please mark your calendars for our 6 th concert season 2018-2019
These events will begin at 5:00 pm:
 
January 27 - Dylon Crain, vocal recital 
 
February 17 - John Cantrell, organist, with Choral Evensong  
 
March 31 - Glenna Metcalf, organist, with Lenten Meditations and Carols sung by the choir
   
Vestry Person of the Day for December 16

Bob Towler


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


December 2018 Calendar     

Dec 13 at 4:30pm : Reflections rehearsal (church) *DRESS*
 
Dec 15 at 4:30pm : Reflections rehearsal (church)
at 5:30 pm : Reflections Lessons & Carols with Eucharist
 
Dec 16 at 8am : Holy Eucharist Rite I service
at 8:30am : Weekly Breakfast (Board Hall) *LAST ONE FOR YEAR*
at 9:10am : Sunday School for all ages
at 10am : Holy Eucharist service
at 5pm : Cub Scout Pack 274 meeting
 
Dec 17 at 4:30pm : Community Youth Band (Board Hall)
at 6pm : Vestry Meeting
 
Dec 18 at 6pm : St. Luke's Book Club
 
Dec 19 : Wednesday morning bible study *Cancelled* 
at 7:15pm : Adult Choir Rehearsal (church)
 
Dec 20 at 6:30pm : Reflections Rehearsal (w/Harpist)
 
Dec 22 at 4:30pm : Reflection Rehearsal
at 5:30 pm : Holy Eucharist service
 
Dec. 23 at 8am : Holy Eucharist Rite I service
at 10am : Holy Eucharist service
 
Dec 24 CHRISTMAS EVE
Christmas Holiday - Church office closed
at 4pm : Family Eucharist service
at 6:30pm : Celtic Eucharist service
at 10:25pm : an abbreviated Christmas L&C
at 11pm : Midnight Eucharist Mass
 
Dec 25 CHRISTMAS DAY
Christmas Holiday - Church office closed
at 10am : Holy Eucharist service
 
Dec 25 : Centering Prayer *Cancelled for December*
 
Dec 26 : Wednesday morning bible study *Cancelled*
 
Dec. 26 - 31 : Church Office Closed
 
Dec 29 at 5:30pm : Holy Eucharist service *No Reflections*
 
Dec 30 at 8am : Holy Eucharist Rite I service
at 10am : Holy Eucharist service
 
Jan 1 NEW YEARS DAY
Church Office Closed
 
Contact Information
St. Luke's Office : Hours : Mon.-Thur. 9AM - 3PM & Fri. 9AM - 1PM
502-245-8827 // admin@stlukesanchorage.org