2019
 
Seek  G od, S erve O thers,  S hare Life   
Sunday Worship at 10am!
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Upcoming Church Events
Welcome Visitors!
J oin us each Sunday as we gather around Word & Sacrament. 
Stop by our visitors table for a free gift. 

We have a nursery for your young ones, a "Pray Ground" for toddlers to enjoy during worship, a private room for nursing moms, 
and coffee and snacks are available in the Narthex. 
Remember, St. Luke church is a blessing to share !
Invite a friend to Sunday Services

Weekly Recurring Events:
Sundays               9:00 am        Sunday School - All Ages
                           10:00 am        Worship Service of Holy Communion
Mondays              5:15 pm         Jazzercise
Tuesdays              5:15 pm         Jazzercise
Wednesdays       10:00 am        Knitting in the Narthex
      5:00 pm       WEB Meal
      5:30 pm       Praise Team
      6:00 pm       Cherub Choir
      6:30 pm       Confirmation Class
      7:00 pm       Adult Choir
Thursdays            1:00 pm        Al Anon
      5:15 pm       Jazzercise
Fridays                  6:30 am       Men's Bible Study


Upcoming Events:
Please refer to the 
Church Calendar   on our webpage for further information 
about upcoming events


Trunk R Treat
October 27th- Trunk-R-Treat 
J oin us on October 27th for our annual Trunk-R-Treat celebration. Trunk-R-Treat is a fun, safe, and friendly environment where kids can walk around the church parking lot and trick or treat as they go from trunk to trunk. We will have games, food, music, prizes, and of course lots and lots of CANDY! The games and activities will begin at 4 pm while the adults decorate their cars. Trick or treating will begin at 4:30 (Don't forget to bring your candy to hand out!) and food will be served afterward. All games, food, and activities will be outside so please dress appropriately for the weather.  Trunk-R-Treat is for all ages so bring the whole family and don't forget to invite your friends and neighbors.  We can't wait to see all of your amazing costumes! 
A Message from Our Pastor
Jesus the trouble maker...
 
The past few weeks I have enjoyed and struggled preparing for the sermon series entitled "Jesus the Troublemaker." While it is true that Jesus was a person who often stirred the pot, we often shy away from Jesus' more radical teaching. But maybe it is good for our faith and discipleship to wrestle with the hard, difficult and troubling teachings of Jesus.
 
We often accept that Jesus was put to death by Roman and Religious leaders, but we don't often ask the question of why? Why would Jesus pose such a threat that he would be killed? We know it is rare for a teacher, pastor or rabbi to be sentenced to death. As Christians we know the theology of Jesus' death, that by his death, he becomes a sacrificial lamb, taking our sins once and for all. Historians write that the reason Jesus was killed had to do with his teachings, his large group of followers and the way he questioned the norms of the state, and the institution of the temple.
 
Jesus often taught about a new kingdom, a new reign of God, a new beloved community. While we hear this, and like the sound of it, we must remember that Rome did not allow competing kingdoms. Rome was in charge, and Rome ruled. Likewise the religious leaders were not interested in reform or a community that was not tied to the temple. Jesus spoke of the temple being his body, of God dwelling in the community of faith. The temple scribes and Pharisees were made wealthy by the temple and the temple taxes. Jesus' talk and his action of disrupting the money changers in the temple would cause much alarm to religious leaders who supported the temple and its taxes.
 
Jesus was so controversial that ultimately the Roman and Religious leaders joined forces together to arrest him, charge him, try him, and kill him. Fearing a mob may rise up, Jesus was arrested at night. Jesus of course did not resist his arrest. Jesus was like a lamb going to slaughter, the lamb of God, who takes away the sin of world. Jesus died a trouble maker, but it is through Jesus' death and resurrection that we find life and meaning. We follow his teachings, as his disciples, and we hear the call to live the life that leads to life.
 
The sermon series, Jesus the Troublemaker will continue through Sunday, October 13.
 
Grace and Peace,
Worship Committee News
Join Us for Worship!

On the first Sunday of the month, we will serve communion around the altar.  You will be invited to come around the altar and kneel if you are able. You will receive the bread in your hands, and the wine will be poured into individual cups or you may share in a common cup. Grape juice and gluten free wafers will be available. We hope the full communion experience on the first Sunday of the month will be a welcome addition.

Sunday, October 6, new members received, Holy Communion at the altar.
Sunday, October 13, Baptism and Holy Communion
Sunday, October 20, Praise band, Ministry Fair
Sunday, October 27, Reformation Sunday, Holy Communion, change to setting 4

All Saints Sunday will be held on Sunday, November 3.
This is special service in which we remember our loved ones who have died.
Candles of remembrance will be lit during the prelude.
35 Anniversary Worship Service and Luncheon, Sunday November 17. Pastor David Hood, the original mission developer will return to St Luke.
A special meal is being planned, please mark your calendars.

Bishop Kevin Strickland will be at St. Luke on Sunday, November 24.
St. Luke will host a meet and greet for area ELCA congregations. 

Message From Our Council President
Greetings St. Luke Saints,

A big thank you to all of the Saints that donated and/or shopped at the youth yard sale to support their upcoming Mission Jamaica trip. A record amount was raised, giving them a great start to their fundraising efforts. Be on the lookout for other opportunities to help them reach their goals, such as Christmas wreaths.

On Saturday, October 12 please plan on joining your fellow Saints as we celebrate Oktoberfest. This will be an adult-only event at Kent and Tammy Anderson's "barn". Fellowship has planned a fun evening to include dinner. Look for more information soon.

Looking to expand your service at St. Luke? A great opportunity to see all the awesome ways that you can plug in will be at the Ministry Fair on Sunday, October 20. All of the current St. Luke committees will set up displays and be available to discuss how others can take part in continuing to make St. Luke a vibrant congregation serving our Lord.

Family Promise is having its annual pecan sale. Fresh 1 pound bags of pecans will be available and prices are remaining the same as last year! Plain will be $13.00. Roasted Salted, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Praline will be priced at $14.00. These are the freshest, best tasting pecans that you will ever have.  They are great for baking, gifts and serving at parties. The delivery date will be prior to Thanksgiving. We will be pre-selling in the Narthex starting September 29 through October 27th. Orders will need to be turned in by Monday, October 28 th .

Our annual Stewardship Campaign will begin on October 27 th (also Reformation Sunday). St. Luke will be asking all of us to prayerfully consider how we can financially support our church in 2020. This commitment is crucial at allowing our committees to accurately plan their activities for the year. The Campaign will end on November 17 with Consecration Sunday, coinciding with the celebration of St. Luke's 35 years of ministry. Pastor Hood will deliver the sermon that day followed by a celebration meal in the CFC. 

I look forward to continued ministry with you all.

Peace and God's Blessings to all.

In His Service
Jim Allay

  Spiritual Growth Ministry
Our friends at Heart of God Ministries,   8223 Rockcreek Pkwy, Cordova, invite you to attend a  noon time "Prayer and Feast" on Wednesday, Oct 16. A general prayer time is held for about 30 minutes and then a lunch is served. All are invited to attend.
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Thursday Women's Bible Study

         The Thursday Women's Bible Study group will start back up September 12th studying the book, 
The Twelve Disciples by Douglas Connelly.

 Please join us at 1:30 in the Narthex for the study of God's Word and great fellowship.  

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What does a Stephen Minister really do?   
    
  Some comments from people who have received care from a Stephen Minister:
  •      "A steady reminder of God's presence."
- If you'd like a Stephen Minister to walk with you in the trials of life, contact Pastor Cliff, Paul White, or Nancy Lendman
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Private Prayer Every Sunday
Sometimes it is good to be able to share our prayer concerns with another Christian. That's what the after-service Prayer Room (#111, next to the nursery) is all about. If you want to share a prayer concern for yourself or someone you love, there will be a Stephen Minister waiting for you! 
 Remember Christ said, 
     "For where two or three gather in my name, 
      there am I with  them."  
                                                                     Matt. 18:20

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Opportunities for Adult Spiritual Study
Sunday Morning Studies 
Women of Faith                          Room #152              Jennifer Carkeet
The Women of Faith class will be studying Seamless by Angie Smith. Seamless  covers the people, places and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Participants will gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of God's Word.  Seamless  helps replace insecurity that holds participants back with clarity and helping them move forward with confidence in their understanding of Scripture.
The Hundred Story Home          Room # 135              Pastor Cliff
Pastor's class will be part of MIFA's Community wide read of 
The Hundred Story Home,  A memoir about finding faith in ourselves and something bigger, by Katy Izard. Books are available for purchase in the St Luke narthex for $10. Katy Izard of Charlotte, NC, explores the reality of homelessness and how she became an advocate for the homeless and mentally ill. The author will speak in Memphis on September 10 and 11. MIFA will sponsor a luncheon on 9/11, you can sign up to attend in the St. Luke narthex. See  kathyizard.com  to view an interview with the author.   https://community.mifa.org/our-city-our-story  for more information on the author's visit to Memphis.

Men of Faith                              Room #137 Choir Room         Carl Ellsworth 
                                                                                                   & Tim Wright


Real Faith For Real Life           Room # 106/108                     Connie White
 Real Faith For Real Life will be begin the study " How Lutherans Interpret The Bible" on September 15th.   This is as a video/discussion series based on the presentations by Mark Allan Powell, a Lutheran pastor and Bible professor at Trinity Lutheran Seminary.  Dr. Powell explains his perception of Lutheran thought in his video presentation and encourages discussion of the various topics he brings forth.

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Minist ry Fair


400 hats to St. Jude last year!




         Ministry Fair, October 20_____

Each year we celebrate the many ministries at St Luke with our own version of the Mid-South Fair!  The rides will be in our imagination and if someone wants to set up Dunking for Apples please do!  Each of our ministries will have a display in the narthex on Sunday October 20 to explain what their ministry is and invite new members to join.  Please plan to attend! 
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Scene from last year's fair...Make sure you are part of this year's!!
The following week we'll kick off our Stewardship Campaign for 2020.
  


 
Social  Ministry
It's that time again!!!!    

PECANS
As a fundraiser for Family Promise we will once again be selling fresh 1 pound bags of pecans.  The prices are remaining the same! Plain will be $13.00. Roasted Salted, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Praline will be priced at $14.00.  These are the freshest, best tasting pecans that you will ever have. Great for baking, gifts and serving at parties. The delivery date will be prior to Thanksgiving.
We will be pre-selling in the Narthex starting September 29 through October 27th.  Orders will need to be turned in by Monday, October 28th. 
Please make checks out to Family Promise.




Thanksgiving Baskets 2019
   St. Luke is collecting food items for the upcoming Thanksgiving Baskets.  We are hoping to help out at least 30 families. We will be focusing on families through Tonie Robinson and Peace Lutheran and of course our Outreach families.  We are asking for all the Sunday School classes to participate in this worthwhile project St. Luke's Youth will be putting the bags together at the Lock in, Friday, November 22 nd .  Delivery will be on Saturday, November 23rd or Sunday, November 24th Each Sunday school student will receive a grocery bag.  We ask that you bring the bag back to your Sunday school teacher along with the designated food items assigned to your class We will be collecting for the baskets the following Sundays: October 27 th , November 3rd, November 10 th and November 17th.   Again we are asking the Adult Sunday School classes to participate with a specific item.  There will be a sign up on the Communication card in the bulletin for turkeys.
     This is a great opportunity as parents and caring adults to teach our children the importance of reaching out and helping those less fortunate.  Thank you for your help and participation. Any questions please call Vikki Ernst at 378-8829.

Pre-K 4's and K 5's:  Large cans of soup and Cereal
1 st and 2 nd graders:  Large cans of soup and Cereal
3 rd and 4 th graders:  4 or 5 lb. bags of sugar and 5 lb. bags of flour
5 th and 6 th graders:  4 or 5 lb. bags of sugar and 5 lb. bags of flour
7 th and 8 th graders:  Large jars of peanut butter and 5 lb. bags of flour
High School:  5 lb. bags of flour and Large jars of peanut butter
Women of Faith:  Cookies 
Men of Faith:  4 or 5 lb. bags of sugar and 5lb. bags of potatoes
Pastor's Class: 4 or 5 lb. bags of sugar and 5 lb. bags of potatoes
Real Faith For Real Life: 5 lb. bags of potatoes and 5 lb. bags of flour 
Shady Oaks School children: Cereal    

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Mission Jamaica

Mission Jamaica
Our next adult trip to Mission Jamaica is February 8-15, 2020, costing approximately $1600 plus airfare. Please prayerfully consider joining our St. Luke Missionaries on this trip! See Pastor Cliff or Ed Cooley.
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Habitat for Humanity Fall Build
Mark your calendars for Sept. 28 and Oct. 19, 7:30am-1pm, to help build a house! P lease sign up HERE and the sign up sheet in the narthex.
The house location is  Cedar Heights Build Site
              1919 Carver Avenue
              Memphis, TN 38114


Food First Sunday 
Thank you everyone for your donations of food staples to our St. Luke Food Pantry.  We especially need vegetables, fruits, canned meats, soups and cereal. The Food Pantry is always open to St. Luke members, but open to the general public on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 10am-Noon.
Children & Youth Ministry News
October 1st- Christmas Wreath Sales Begin-  As a fundraiser for our 2020 Mission Jamaica Trip,   SLY will be selling fresh Christmas wreaths from  October 1st- 31st. Look for us in the Narthex before and after service on Sundays or in the CFC on Wednesday nights for W.E.B. activities.  We will be selling 2 wreaths, a  28" Mixed Evergreen Wreath for $32 and a  22" Mixed Evergreen Wreath for $26.  We are also offering a Direct Delivery 22" Mixed Evergreen Wreath for $42 for anyone who lives out of town. The $42 includes the delivery charge and the wreath will be delivered straight to your door from Sherwood Farms.   Money is due at the time of order.  The wreaths will be delivered December2nd -December 6th.   I you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Wright ( jennifer@stlukememphis.org )
October 6thJr / Mid Rock Climbing - Jr. (5th and 6th grade) and Mid (7th and 8th grade) SLY are invited to join us for indoor rock climbing at Memphis Rox. We will meet in the Sr. SLY room for lunch then head to Memphis Rox. Cost is $12, which includes shoes and harness. Parents must sign an online waiver for your youth to participate. Please let Jennifer Wright know when you have signed a waiver. Please RSVP by Friday, October 4th. If you would like to help chaperone this event, please let Jennifer know. 

October 16th - NO CONFIRMATION DUE TO FALL BREAK 

October 27th- Trunk-R-Treat- J
oin us on October 27th for our annual Trunk-R-Treat celebration. Trunk-R-Treat is a fun, safe, and friendly environment where kids can walk around the church parking lot and trick or treat as they go from trunk to trunk. We will have games, food, music, prizes, and of course lots and lots of CANDY! The games and activities will begin at 4 pm while the adults decorate their cars. Trick or treating will begin at 4:30 (Don't forget to bring your candy to hand out!) and food will be served afterward. All games, food, and activities will be outside so please dress appropriately for the weather.  Trunk-R-Treat is for all ages so bring the whole family and don't forget to invite your friends and neighbors.  We can't wait to see all of your amazing costumes! 

December 8th -Christmas Musical- More information to come about this multi-generational performance! We hope you will join us. If you would like more details contact Jacob Allen or Jennifer Wright.

Sunday School Classes
Preschool
2's and 3's                            Room#109            Donna Meili
                                           (Nursery)               Aaron Tidwell

 Pre-K 4's and K 5's                Room #113           Amy Wright
                                                               Michelle Feuerborn
                                                                     Carol Mattison
                                                                               
Elementary
1st &  2nd grades                 Room #111         Vikki & Dale Ernst

3rd & 4th grades                 Room #145         Terri & Richard Williamson
                                                                                 
Youth  
5th & 6th grades                 Room #154          Priscilla Hughes
                                                                    Jesse Feuerborn

7th & 8th grades                 Room #142          Jim Allay
                                                                    Mary Ann Honeycutt          Senior High Youth 
9th - 12th grade                         Youth Room              Jennifer  & Paul Wright

Financial News

St. Luke Financial Snapshot 
through September 30, 2019
  Actual Budget
REVENUE (in Dollars) (in Dollars)
   Current Giving                295,662                 315,000
   Other                  18,163                   17,906
Total Revenue                313,825                 332,906
   Expenses                303,766                 335,481
Surplus                  10,059                  (2,575)
     
CASH    
   Total                  82,082  
   Designated Funds                  28,695  
Net Available                  53,387  
     
MORTGAGE    
Balance at 1/1/2019                  83,381  
Balance at 9/30/2019                  51,277  
     
August Tithe                  34,328                  35,000

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Parish Talk
Oktoberfest
Our "adults-only" celebration will be at Kent and Tammy Anderson's barn on Saturday, Oct. 12, 5:30-ish to 10pm.   We'll serve pulled pork BBQ; feel free to bring side dishes and desserts if you'd like. Sign up on the Communication Card. BYOB-adults only please!

9899 Holly Grove Road in Cordova, very near Houston Levee and Walnut Grove.   Follow the "Party" signs once on Holly Grove. 
Drive to the end of holly Grove Road.  Take a left.  The 1st driveway on the left is the house - go to the 2nd driveway on the left - it is the barn. 
Text or call 901-359-2532 (Tammy) if you need help finding the place.

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  For all of those St Luke Saints who are recyclers, here are some tips:
  • Will you please crush the cans before putting them into a plastic bag of your choice.The result will be more cans (weight) in each bag and fewer trips to our outdoor storage area and more $dollars$ on each trip to the recycling company which is HWY 51 near the Mississippi River.  
  • They only accept aluminum, that is aluminum cans.  No other types of aluminum uses.  They will just throw anything else out.
  • Place your cans next to the Coca Cola machine or in the outdoor storage area and we will transport them to be recycled.  
  • This does not raise a lot of money but there are many uses for small items or programs that could be easily paid for.  
  Continue or become a Recycler.  
It is good for you, St Luke and America .
  Thank you
  Elvin Carlson and Richard Morgan
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St. Luke Saints are off again!
Everyone who went to the tour of the Church Health Center had such a great time that they ended the day asking when our next outing was to be!
So... MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!
On Tuesday Oct. 29th we will head down to the Metal Museum followed by lunch at Venice Kitchen (formerly Old Venice) on Poplar Extended. 
Car pools will leave the church at 10 AM. Please let Sue Malone or Connie White know if you need a ride or can be a driver!
The admission cost to the museum is $5.00.  Lunch depends on your appetite!

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RV Campers Needed!
Faithful Parking provides church locations for 
overnight RV camping.
Contact Pastor Cliff if you are interested in how this may benefit St. Luke
and provide hospitality to travelers
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Great Ride Pastor Cliff!
Pastor rode 105 miles in the Big Dam Bridge Ride in Little Rock on Saturday, September 28.  Good job!














Go to our Facebook page St Luke Lutheran Church for photos of our recent events:

Habitat for Humanity Build Sept. 28, 2019


God's Work.  Our Hands.  Sunday Sept. 8, 2019



























Jersey Day, September 1, 2019



























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  Kroger Community Rewards     
20 St. Luke Households support St. Luke through their shopping at Kroger.  Thank you!

It's easy to sign up with your Kroger Rewards Card.  
Click this  Link and follow the prompts!

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To my dear family of St Luke,

You have taken such wonderful care of me before, during and directly after my rotator cuff surgery. I had round-the-clock care , yes round-the-clock, from my brothers and sisters in faith. You brought me to preop and surgery and stayed at the hospital to bring me home from the hospital. My students at Covenant United Methodist and Cordova Library Friends also pitched in, as did my neighbor across the street. I didn't think I would need all this attention but I really did. You have brought an abundance of tasty food. I haven't felt like eating but your food has helped me to eat to regain my strength. You continue to take care of me and I can't thank you enough. I aliceam a little afraid of being in a crowd right now, but one Sunday soon, I will get to see you. I want to write thank you notes, but I can't use my right arm for several more weeks. I can type with one finger though.

I am eternally grateful,
In His Name,
Alice Burns
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Tidbits of the Week - 9/29

Reserve your table now for our Ministry Fair! On Sunday, Oct 20 we will show case our ministries in the narthex before and after service.

The holidays will be here, before you know it! Shop local - St. Luke will have pecans and pine wreaths for sale, which will help sustain our outreach programs. Sign up in the Narthex.

It's coming! Soon-to-be Bishop Kevin Strickland will be installed this Saturday, at the Cathedral of St. Phillip, in Atlanta. He will visit St. Luke on Sunday, November 24. Please keep our new bishop in your prayers.

Don't forget to keep a supply of Manna bags in your car (or, in Pastor Cliff's case, on his bike! Did you know he did a 100 mile ride, last weekend? Go Cliff, Go!).  The needy among us have been grateful for this treat, especially in this hot weather.

Proust! Our Oktoberfest celebration will be held at Kent & Tammy Anderson's barn, on Saturday, October 12. Look for details in the October newsletter. It is for adults only and will be "beery" much fun.

We're still in need multi-media folks. Please consider helping out and call the office to volunteer. Thanks!  And thanks to the three people who have volunteered to be counters!

Cliff Notes: Luke 16: 19-31. Warning! The objects you see may be closer than you think! The poor will always be with us and, unfortunately it's easy to not see them. Jesus the Troublemaker was all over this and he repeatedly let the powers that be know that it was their problem to solve. If we are blessed with the ability to earn an easy life, we need to walk in God's kingdom on earth and take care of those in need. Jesus spent His time with tax collectors and sinners and He taught by using relating stories (parables), which was wonderful. Wealth and greed were prevalent in His day, and it's still that way! We all have to decide whom we will serve, with the assurance that the consequences of that decision will reverberate when we leave this earth. Lazarus was a poor man, lying at the gates of a rich man, whom Jesus never named (interesting...). When they died, Lazarus was blessed with eternity with God, while the rich man paid for his greed and selfishness in Hades. When he asked Abraham to warn his family, the answer was," They don't need to be warned! They need to listen to what Moses and prophets have been saying!" Note to Pharisees: Life is more than wealth! At St. Luke, we support those in need here in Memphis (MIFA, Habitat, Family Promise, Manna bags, etc.) and elsewhere, by giving 10% of our income to the ELCA for distribution. Caring gives joy, so, if you think about it, if you want to do something for yourself, care! It's a win-win!!! Amen to that...

Lawn Schedule

         
St. Luke Saints:

Another year has come and gone and your 5 Lawn Teams have completed the yard work for St. Luke. Now it is time to clean up St. Luke the fall/winter season.  We need Saints for Inside and Outside work. 
On Saturday, October 26 at 8:00 AM we need every Saint we can get to help clean up and clean out the Saint Luke inside while many other Saints work outside
trimming and working on different projects. Here are the projects you can help us with:

1.    Take down a tree in front - Dale
2.    Clean up and clean out inside - Bill
3.    Work on medians in parking lot -
Burk
4.    Work on Sign Planter - Dale/Burk
5.    Mow and trim last time - Jim Allay
and Brown Team
6.    Miscellaneous projects - Bill

Thank you Saints for all you do. See you Saturday, October 26 for a morning of fellowship, donuts, coffee and St. Luke Saint Volunteerism.

      The Property Committee, Dale Ernst


ELCA News
ELCA News...
Articles in this month's Seeds Monthly include:

"We Are Church, We Are Called"

In 2019 and 2020, the ELCA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the church's decision to ordain women, the 40th anniversary of the ordination of women of color and the 10th anniversary of the church's decision to remove barriers to ministry for persons in publicly accountable, lifelong, monogamous same-gender relationships. Congregations are encouraged to recognize and honor these anniversaries throughout the year. Resources, including Bible studies, banners, worship materials and more, are available. 

"Message on racism and white supremacy"

On Sept. 13, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton issued a statement regarding actions the 2019 Churchwide Assembly took to address "the deadly power of racism and white supremacy." The actions included offering a public apology titled "Declaration of the ELCA to People of African Descent," adopting a resolution condemning white supremacy and adopting a resolution to establish June 17 as "Emanuel 9 Day of Repentance." Eaton said, "Standing equally under the judgment and promise of the gospel, we, as a church, can recognize the overt and covert ways that a culture of white supremacy denies full humanity to all people, and we can work to dismantle it." Read the statement.

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Dear Friends in Christ,
We have so much to celebrate as we complete  Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, the first comprehensive campaign for this church.
Through the generosity of members and congregations across this church, ELCA ministries received $250 million - $195 million in cash and multiyear commitments, as well as $55 million in planned gifts - to continue, strengethen and expand their work here at home and with our gloval companions around the world.  Thank you!
   The  final impact report will give you a glimpse of the campaign's impact on these crucial ministries.
    The generosity of this church show that, with God's blessing, our vision needs to be broader.  Together, we have accomplished more than we ever thought possible - and this is just the beginning.  This campaign has opened our imaginations and dreams for what more God is calling us to do in the years ahead.
   Thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to mobilize the resources of this church to do God's work in the world.  We are so grateful for you.
In Christ,
The Rev. Ronald T. Glusenkamp
Director, The Campaign for the ELCA
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Good Stewards

October  Good Stewards 
Click   HERE     for the October Good Stewards Schedule.

The Good Stewards schedule is also found on our church website under Calendar and Events from the "Get Involved" icon.

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If so contact Patti at patti@stlukememphis.org for help.

October Birthdays   

Donna Lee 1-Oct
Jennifer Hamil 1-Oct
Jaden Miskowiec 1-Oct
Joan Kaswinkel 2-Oct
Edie Banks 2-Oct
Tom Millican 2-Oct
Joyce Spillars 5-Oct
Bev Stoughton 6-Oct
Mary Westphal 7-Oct
Les Morley 10-Oct
Barbara Stavely 10-Oct
Sammie Blackburn 13-Oct
Steve White 15-Oct
David Wright 16-Oct
Joseph Williamson 17-Oct
Logan Miskowiec 18-Oct
Evie Apple 18-Oct
Jon Curler 18-Oct
Riley Carroll 18-Oct
Ji-Jeong Villasenor 21-Oct
Jason Richardson 24-Oct
Richard Morgan 25-Oct
Allison Tidwell 26-Oct
Mary Honeycutt 26-Oct
Shannon Clayton 26-Oct
Arlene Oleartchick 27-Oct
Ken Westphal 28-Oct
Jim Allay 29-Oct
Beverly Rickert 29-Oct
Bethanie Dolph 29-Oct
Emrys Hopper 31-Oct
Deb Miltner 31-Oct

October Anniversaries


Brad & Jennifer Hamil 10/4/2008
Pete & Britta Hall 10/5/2014
T.C. & Anja Bacon 10/7/2000
Danny & Theresa Graham 10/12/1996
Matt & Ginny Searight 10/17/2014
Kent & Tammy Anderson 10/18/1986
Jay & Kathy Fellenstein 10/19/1991
Carl & Kristen Ellsworth 10/20/2012
Jim & Andrea Steadman 10/25/1997
Carol & Blaine Mattison 10/31/2002   

 
October Calendar
 
3  Thu 7am-7pm Shelby County Elections
5  Sat 2 pm New Bishop Installation in Atlanta
6  Sun

11:15 am
Food First Sunday
Receive New Members
Jr/Mid SLY Rock Climbing
7  Mon 5:30 pm
7:00 pm
Exec. Comm. Meeting
Church Council Meeting
12 Sat 6 pm Oktoberfest
13 Sun 10:00 am
11:30 am
Baptism - Liora Wright
Worship Committee Meeting
14 - 18
Fall Break - no Wednesday activities
19 Sat 7:30am Habitat Fall Build - Day 2
20 Sun 9am-Noon
3:00 pm
Ministry Fair
More Than A Meal
22 Tue 10:00 am Food Pantry Open
25-26 Fri-Sat 5:00 pm - Noon Girl Scout Lockin
26 Sat 8:00 am Property Work Day
27 Sun

4:00 pm
Reformation Sunday
Stewardship Campaign begins
Trunk-R-Treat
29 Tue 10:00 am Metal Museum tour-St. Luke Saints

 
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