Contents
Sermons Available
Bible Study on Audio Now!
Church Directory
Hot Breakfast
Thanksgiving Day Service
Free Coat Exchange
Centering Prayer
Advent Wreaths
Advent Lessons & Carols
Anchorage Yule Log Lighting
Christmas Memorials
Angel Tree
Christmas Hams
2019 Altar Flower Memorials
Special Saturday Services
2018-2019 Concert Season
Vestry Person of the Day
November Calendar of Events
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Upcoming Events

THANKSGIVING DAY & /HOLIDAY
November 22 & 23
Church office closed

CENTERING PRAYER
November 27 at 6pm

ST. ANDREW DAY
November 30

BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW MEETING
December 1 at 8:30am

Church Directories
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Ministry Links
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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
November 21, 2018
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Hot Breakfast
There will be no breakfast this Sunday due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The next breakfast will be Sunday, December 9, which will be provided by guest chef, Mike Berry. 
 
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.   
   
On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, at 10am
We will offer our gratitude to God through Holy Eucharist.

Free Coat Exchange
St. Luke's is participating in the 8th Annual Black Friday Free Coat Exchange. We are collecting new and used winter coats. Both adult and child sizes are needed. St. Luke's parishioners have donated over 500 coats in this program. So, check those closets! If you're not using it, there's someone that can. There's a collection box in the Narthex at the side entrance to church.  

All donated coats will be brought to distribution points downtown on November 23rd. Any coats that are not claimed that day are given to non-profits. Thank you from St. Luke's Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

Centering Prayer
Please join us for Centering Prayer on November 27, at 6pm in the church.  
 
This will be the last time we meet in 2018. Our next meeting will be January 22, 2019. We meet every fourth Tuesday of the month.

Advent Wreaths 
All are welcome to gather in Board Hall on
December 1 at 6:30 pm and December 2 during the 9am Faith Formation hour to festively welcome in the season of Advent by making fresh Advent wreaths.  
 
This was such a well-received event the last couple of years that we have decided to make this an annual tradition here at St. Luke's.  
 
Please contact Beth Myers or the church office to RSVP or for additional information. 

Advent Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 2 at the 10am service  
 
Once again we welcome the expectant season of Advent on Sunday, December 2 at the 10:00 am service.   
 
St. Luke's Choir will sing an abbreviated service of Advent Lessons and Carols, followed by Holy Communion.  Our service will start with the Advent antiphon "I look from afar" set by the 16 th century composer, Palestrina - as we join our voices with choirs around the world who will begin their services with this famous antiphon.    
 
We'll use the Conditor alme siderum Mass (with bells) that we've used for several years during the Advent season.  It's based on Hymn 60, "Creator of the stars of night".
 
The Annual Anchorage Yule Log Lighting  
& Carol Sing 
The Anchorage Garden Club is sponsoring the Yule Log Lighting and Carol Sing at Hobbs Chapel, Sunday, December 2 at 6pm with the snow/rain date Monday, December 3 at 6pm.

Be sure to bring candles and guards. Be a part of a longstanding Anchorage tradition and join us for an old-fashioned, good time!
   
Christmas Memorials
This year we will continue our tradition of decorating the church for Christmas with memorial poinsettias and large wreaths, as well as memorializing loved ones through contributions for special Christmas music. Special envelopes are available at both Narthexes specifying your gift for either poinsettia, wreath, or music. Please indicate if it is in MEMORY of or in THANKSGIVING of someone and list their names clearly.   The deadline to receive all memorials is Sunday, December 9.
 
Poinsettia Memorials - the cost for poinsettias is $8 per plant with the deadline for ordering is Sunday, December 9. Envelopes are at both narthexes.
 
Wreath Memorials - We will again be hanging large wreaths inside the church on the stone walls between the windows. The cost for each wreath is $90. We hope parishioners will help subsidize this decorating effort by donating for a wreath, or part of one, in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving. The deadline for this memorial is Sunday, December 9. Envelopes are at both narthexes.
 
Music Memorials - Give to our wonderful music program as God plants in your heart. You may give throughout the year to the music program, but in order to get your memorial in print, the deadline is Sunday, December 9. Envelopes are at both narthexes.
 
Angel Tree 
Holiday greetings St. Luke's family! Our parish family will again be providing Christmas gifts for ten children & youth who reside at Uspiritus. The Angel Tree will be set up in the narthex (closest to Board Hall) on November 17th.  Please prayerfully consider selecting one of the angels from the tree. Please have all UNWRAPPED gifts back to the church or office by Sunday, December 9.
 
This is the fourth year that we have provided gifts for these special children and youth and the response of our St. Luke's family has been wonderful! Thank you for helping us to make this an ongoing tradition, and for sharing the light of Christ's love with these special children and youth!

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.

Altar Flower Memorials for 2019
It's time to renew your dates for 2019 altar flower memorials. Letters with order forms have gone out to the previous year's donors.

Please respond promptly since renewals are honored first. New donors are also 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.

Upcoming Special Saturday Services by Reflections  
  • December 15 : Presenting a meaningful liturgy of scripture readings, music and prayers that set the mood for Advent and Christmas seasons. Special guest musicians will be part of this service.

  • Monday, December 24 at 6:30pm : Presenting our annual Celtic Christmas celebration service, with songs, prayers and meaningful Christmas liturgy, as well as special guest musicians.
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 November 25

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.


November 2018 Calendar     
 
Nov. 21 at 7:15pm : Adult Choir Rehearsal (church)
 
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Day
at 10am : Thanksgiving Day Eucharist Service
Church office closed
 
Nov. 23 : Thanksgiving holiday
Church office closed
 
Nov. 24 at 2pm : Reflections rehearsal (church)
at 4pm : Reflections break (Board Hall)
at 4:30pm : Reflections rehearsal (church)
at 5:30 pm : Holy Eucharist Rite II service
at 6:30pm : Reflections rehearsal (church)
 
Nov. 25 at 8am : Holy Eucharist Rite I service
at 8:30am : Weekly Breakfast (Board Hall)
at 9:10am : Sunday School for all ages
at 10am : Holy Eucharist Rite II service
 
Nov. 26 at 4:30pm : Community Youth Band (Board Hall)
 
Nov. 27 at 6pm : Centering Prayer (church)
 
Nov. 28 at 9:45am : Wednesday morning bible study (Board Hall)
at 7:15pm : Adult Choir Rehearsal (church)
 
Nov. 29 at 6pm : Reflections rehearsal (church)
 
Nov. 30 ST. ANDREW DAY
 
Dec. 1 at 8:30 am : Brotherhood of St. Andrew meeting (Board Hall)
at 5:30 pm : Holy Eucharist Rite II service
at 6:30 pm : Advent Wreath Making class
 
Contact Information
St. Luke's Office : Hours : Mon.-Thur. 9AM - 3PM & Fri. 9AM - 1PM
502-245-8827 // admin@stlukesanchorage.org