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St. Luke's Episcopal Church 
1206 Maple Lane, Anchorage, KY 40223
November 8, 2018
Hot Breakfast
Breakfast this coming Sunday, November 11, will be provided by guest chef, Priscilla Bond. 
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.   
Our new Bible study on Sunday mornings at 9:00am will be on Paul's Second Letter to Timothy.  This is a beautiful, pastoral letter written while St. Paul was a prisoner in Rome awaiting trial and, eventually, martyrdom. 

He wrote to his most faithful companion, Timothy, offering guidance on how to lead a holy life and on how to invite and lead others to do the same.   There's so much practical advice in II Timothy for walking in the Way of Jesus. 

It's a relatively short book of the Bible, which will take 4 or 5 weeks to complete, led by Fr. Michael. 

100th anniversary of World War I Armistice
November 11, 2018

We'll remember the veterans of World War I and those who perished with special hymns and anthems. 

The organ prelude will be Elgar's "In Memoriam - for the Fallen", with the well-known Elgar "Nimrod" at the end of the service.

The anthem uses a text from Pericles' Funeral Oration, Athens, 431 BC. 
So they gave their bodies to the commonwealth
and received praise that will never die,
and a home in the minds of men.
Their story lives on without visible symbol, woven into the stuff of other men's lives.

The Lay Pastoral Care Ministry Retreat 
The Lay Pastoral Care Ministry will be holding a retreat at Valaterra Retreat Center Sunday November 11th.

Please pray for the Ministry as it continues to carry on service for God through visitations, food, and communion for those in need.

Winter Foyer Groups Sign-Ups 
Foyer Groups are groups of 6-8 (could be more) people that meet for a meal (at someone's home or at a restaurant). Every person (or couple) takes a turn arranging a meeting.  After the Winter meetings, new groups will begin in the Spring.
Besides having fun and getting to know each other, Foyer Groups offer an excellent opportunity to discuss where our church is now, where it is going and how we feel.   Of course, the groups have no assigned topics and people may just want to let the conversations ramble and flow, laugh and have a good time.
Sign-up sheets are at both narthex tables. Last Sunday for sign-up will be Nov. 11th. Call Calvin Riley Pinney: 245 1623 or Caroline Eddleman: 253-0135 for information or questions.

The Daughters of the King will be holding their regular monthly chapter meeting on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 in Board Hall. 

We invite any lady in the parish who is interested in learning more about what we do to attend any of our meetings. 

We will also be having another training for prospective members in January.  Please talk to one of us if you have any questions.  We would be happy to talk with you.

Last Wednesday Evening Service
After November 14th, we will suspend our weekly Wednesday night Eucharist until our new Associate arrives. 

There will be occasional, special midweek worship opportunities in Advent and Lent.

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.

Wednesday Walks on the Anchorage Trail 
Join us at the Anchorage Trail each Wednesday at 8:30 AM (weather permitting) 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 come to St. Luke's to hear the word of God at our Wednesday morning Bible Study. Looking forward to being "on the trail again!" Questions? Contact: Anne Willis at 502-445-2009 or

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.
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.

St. Luke's Book Club 
YOU ARE INVITED to St Luke's Book Club on November 20 at 6:00.
MEETING INFO: Lyman House, November 20, 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.

Upcoming Special Saturday Services by Reflections  
  • Taize Service : November 10 : We will be offering our last Taize service of 2018. Join us for a service of prayer, simple music melodies, meditation and beautiful liturgy. Communion is part of this liturgy.

  • 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.
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.

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

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 11

Beth Myers

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. 8 at 6pm : Reflections rehearsal (church)
Nov. 10 VETERAN'S DAY (Observed)
at 4:30pm : Reflections rehearsal (church)
at 5:30 pm : Holy Eucharist Rite II service
Nov. 11 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. 12 at 10am : Finance Committee meeting (Lyman House)
at 4:30pm : Community Youth Band (Board Hall)
Nov. 13 at 6:30pm : Daughters of the King meeting (Board Hall)
Nov. 14 at 9:45am : Wednesday morning bible study (Board Hall)
at 6pm : Wednesday evening Eucharist service
at 7:15pm : Adult Choir Rehearsal (church)
Nov. 15 at 6pm : Reflections rehearsal (church)
Nov. 17 at 5:30 pm : Holy Eucharist Rite II service
Nov. 18 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. 19 at 4:30pm : Community Youth Band (Board Hall)
at 6pm : Vestry meeting (Lyman House)
Nov. 20 at 6:30pm : St. Luke's Book Club (Lyman House)
Nov. 21 at 9:45am : Wednesday morning bible study (Board Hall)
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)
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 //