January 15, 2020

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Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020
8:15 am and 10:30 am

Mark 4:1-34

Playing for Coach Jesus
Rev. David Lower, preaching

Register today!
Join us for our Wednesday night dinner and program, "Faith Outside This Place," Jan. 15-Feb. 26. Dinner at 5:45 pm; Program 6:30-7 pm. To register, click here.

Tonight's Program: Saint Luke's Mission Overview

Menu:  Chicken Alfredo with fettuccine and broccoli, fruit cups. 
Kids:  Chicken Alfredo with fettuccine and broccoli, fruit cup

Family Meeting Follow-Up
Thank you to everyone who made it to our "family meeting" on Jan. 5, and gave good, open, honest feedback regarding Saint Luke's. If you were unable to attend, please take a moment to fill out this survey. We'd love to hear from more of you! Or, if you'd like to add something to the conversation you can also do so by clicking here. And,  of course, the staff are open to any conversations you want to have.

Cherub Choir Resumes TODAY!
Our sweet singing friends will return for musical fun TODAY, January 15! Rehearsals take place in the Dock from 5:00 to 5:45. Cherub age begins at PreK and goes through 2nd grade. It's not too late to join this group if your little one is ready to sing!
The Cherubs will once again combine with the Westminster Choir for our annual spring musical during 10:30 am worship on Sunday, March 22. Therefore, our rehearsal dates will be as follows:
Cherubs-only rehearsal in the Dock - January 15 through February 26
Cherubs and Westminster combined rehearsals - March 4, 11, and 18.
Cherubs will also offer a musical introit at the beginning of 10:30 worship on:
Sunday, February 2
Sunday, March 1
For more information, please contact cathomas@slpres.org.

Westminster Choir Resumes TODAY!

The Westminster Choir (grades 3rd-5th) will meet in the choir room on Wednesdays, from 5-5:45 pm. On Sunday, Marc 22, the Westminster Choir will join  with the Cherub Choir for our annual spring musical during 10:30 am worship.  For more information, please contact Director of Music Clair Maxwell.

Kids' Faith Formation This Sunday Morning:
Sunday School - 9:15 to 10:15
Godly Play (3's, PreK, K) - " Jesus in the Desert" followed by music with Miss Catherine Anne
Dig In (1st through 5th) - This sweet group will dig into "The Parable of the Sower." We kick off the Ten Commandments with fun ways to understand "worship only God."
10:30 Worship
Faithful Friends (after "Tell Us Our Story" at 10:30 for PreK, K, 1st) - "Water into Wine."
Kids in the Pew (2nd through 5th) - Listen for the story in scripture; go up for Tell Us Our Story, listen for the story in the sermon, and get story activity sheets from the worship carts.

Join us Jan. 19, from 5:30-7:30 pm, for a Mental Health Speaker Night, featuring Youth Speaker Tim Blue, with To Know We Are Not Alone (TKWANA), and Parent Speaker Stephen Propst, a former chair of Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). Chili potluck. Open to the community.

Memorial Drive Ministries Work Day
Monday, Jan. 20
Memorial Drive Ministries is hosting a work day on Mon., Jan. 20. Contact Daryl Moore for the time and details.

SLLS Preschool & Kindergarten 
2020-2021 Registration
Enroll your Little Saint in our church weekday school! We welcome all children ages 12 Months Old through Kindergarten. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year begins on Tuesday, January 21 for church members. Current families register on Wednesday, January 22 and new community families register on Thursday, January 23. Please contact Carol Perry, Director to arrange a tour of our wonderful school: carolperry@slpres.org.

Tartan Trot:  CycleBar & Shout Outs

Tartan in Training at CycleBar
Sat., Feb. 15 at 12:15
CycleBar Dunwoody
4794 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
To register, go to: 
Use code "tartan." Bring a water bottle and arrive 15-20 minutes early!

Sponsorship Shout Outs
A huge Tartan Trot shout out to the following individuals/families for getting the attention of new business sponsors through the Sponsor Brochure and poster drop off: Kari Young, Jenny Troha, The Elliots, and Amy Parker. If you can drop off a community poster or sponosorship brochure at a local business, please let Tartan Trot director TJ McGoldrick know!
Volunteers, Cakes & Kilts
Tartan Trot 2020
This year's Tartan Trot 5k/10k road race will be on Feb. 22, 2020 Volunteers  are crucial for this amazing event! In fact, it takes about 150 of us volunteering to make the event a success. Kilt wearing is optional, but highly encouraged.
To register to run/walk the Tartan Trot, go to  tartantrot.com

Jan. 23: Tavern Talks 
7-9:30pm, Dunwoody Tavern

Men of Saint Luke's - Join Senior Pastor David Lower for food, fun, beverages and good conversation at Dunwoody Tavern on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 7-9:30 pm. Bring a friend, everyone is welcome!

Jan. 25: Adult Chili Dinner
Adults are invited to the home of Becky and Tom Loftis (575 Old Cobblestone Dr. Atlanta 30350) for a Chili Supper on Saturday, January 25, from 6:30-9pm, $7.50/person at the door. To RSVP, click here or contact Becky Loftis at loftylodge@me.com , Mary Martin at marymckeemartin@gmail.com  or Faye Cashwell at faye@cashwellhome.com .

Jan. 26: PW Sandwich Project
Be a part of this fun, family, service event at 9:15 am on Sunday, Jan. 26th in the Great Hall! Sandwiches will be given to four different shelters to be distributed to hungry neighbors around Atlanta. You can help by sponsoring a banana box for $25/box. These sturdy banana boxes carry almost 100 sandwiches each, so your sponsorship will feed a lot of hungry folks. Makes checks payable to Presbyterian Women (PW), with sandwich project in the memo line. See the display in the lobby for more information.

Bearing Witness: A Humanitarian Crisis
Jan. 26, 3:30-5:30 pm at Temple Emanu-el
Saint Luke's Presbyterian Church and  Temple Emanu-el  in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) & the American Jewish Committee (AJC) bring you:
What's really happening to asylum seekers at our borders and in our backyard?
What can we do to help?
Join us for a community-wide, non-partisan discussion on the humanitarian crisis facing asylum-seekers both at the US-Mexican border and in Georgia.
Sunday, January 26, 3:30-5:30pm
Temple Emanu-el, 1580 Spalding Dr, Sandy Springs
Charles Kuck,  Managing Attorney, Kuck Baxter Immigration, Fmr. President American Immigration Lawyers Assn.

Traci Feit Love,  Founder & Exec Director, Lawyers for Good Government & Project Corazon
Amilcar Valenca,  Exec Director, El Refugio

Jan. 28: OWLS Luncheon
Join the Older, Wiser, Loving Seniors (OWLS) at 11:30 am on Tues., Jan. 28 featuring a presentation about cathedrals by Saint Luke's member Roby Price.

Save the Date: April 4
Habitat for Humanity Start Date
The Saint Luke's Habitat for Humanity house build will start on Saturday, April 4. Seven additional work dates are April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, and 30 (dedication day).  Questions? Contact Daryl Moore.
Save the Dates: June 8-11
Vacation Bible School
Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life's ups and downs.

For more information, contact Catherine Anne Thomas, Director of Children's Ministries at 770.393.1424 x228 or cathomas@slpres.org

Artificial Trees Wanted for VBS
If your artificial Christmas tree is headed for the great tree farm in the sky, Saint Luke's Children's Ministry would love to use it for VBS! We will "plant" it for our kids, then pass it on to other churches. Just drop it by the church! Our thanks is evergreen.
Join the Chancel Choir or Festival Ringers
Are you looking for something rewarding and inspirational in the new year? Consider joining our Chancel Choir or Festival Ringers. 
We work around your schedule, and no experience is necessary.
Additionally, this spring we have an opportunity to combine with the Choral Guild of Atlanta and the North Atlanta Voices for a "Best of Choral Music" concert in our sanctuary on April 26 at 4 pm.

Here are four main benefits of participating in a choir (from  'A Case for the Church Choir':
MOTIVATION -Church choir members show up out of love. Their compensation is the joy of being a part of a unique ministry and of making music together.
INSPIRATION -The members of a volunteer choir find their inspiration in the music they sing and the opportunity they have to be part of something far greater than the sum of its parts .
FELLOWSHIP -A volunteer choir creates a community unlike any other.
LOVE -Love is what makes a volunteer church choir: love of music, love for each other, and especially love of God.  Experience the joy of being part of music ministry! 

Contact Director of Music  Clair Maxwell for more information.

Better Marriages Retreat
Feb. 14-16
Join us at The Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort and Spa at Grand National for the Better Marriages Retreat February 14-16. 
Register now! For any questions email or call Bob and Christine Crutchfield at 770-364-8079 and gafrog01@hotmail.com

IOH Volunteers Needed
Feb. 20, March 19, April 16, and May 21
Interfaith Outreach Home (IOH) provides transitional housing for families who are homeless. On the third Thursday of each month, when the adults have life skills training, Saint Luke's provides and delivers a meal which feeds approximately 30 people. Meal expenses are reimbursable by Saint Luke's. Volunteers are needed for Thursday Feb. 20, March 19, April 16, and May 21. Please sign up in lobby or contact Al Bridges 770-394-6581 or bridgtr@aol.com.

Pew Rack Volunteers Needed
Looking for a flexible volunteer opportunity?  Join the Pew Rack Committee!  Work independently, at your leisure, and no committee meetings!  Sign up for a week, a month, or as a substitute to help keep the sanctuary pew racks tidy.  We currently have openings in May, June, August, and November 2020. Or sign up as a substitute.  Responsibilities include straightening hymnals/bibles/friendship pads, replacing dull pencils, and keeping the envelope racks up to date (refilling offering envelopes, adding or removing special offering envelopes, and refilling electronic giving cards. It takes less than an hour each week and can be done any time during the week. 
Contact Beth Underhill at bunderhill.mail@gmail.com or at 678-491-1765.
2020 Women's Retreat Registration Open
March 6-8 at Dillard House
Registration is now open!  Join us for a weekend of fellowship, fun and spiritual growth. Our own Rev. Betsy Turner, Interim Pastor at Stockbridge Presbyterian Church, will be our guest speaker. Click here to register!   Deadline to sign up is February 2, 2020. Contact Faye Cashwell ( faye@cashwellhome.com ) or Erin Murray ( erinmurray@slpres.org ) for more information or help with registration.

ONC Seeking Name Submissions
The Officer Nominating Committee (ONC) would like to extend the opportunity for Saint Luke's members to submit names of individuals they would like to see serve as Deacons and Elders for the Class of 2023. Please reach out to Cathie Rogers at  cathierogers@gmail.com, or call or text 678.787.6313 with members' names.

NEW Buddy Slots for Sunday Morning Worship
Special Connections has some open Buddy Slots for Sunday morning worship.
We need two adults and three youth to serve as buddies EACH WEEK from 10:15- 11:30 am. Click here to volunteer! This important program depends completely upon our volunteers. Being a buddy is greatly rewarding for you - and greatly appreciated by so many families. Please contact cathomas@slpres.org for more information.

Volunteer on Sunday Mornings
We are always looking for smiling faces to greet before worship or to host the continental breakfast in the lobby. This is a great way to get involved and meet new people! 


Church Office Closed on Jan. 20
The church office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr., holiday.

Some Saint Luke's Upcoming Events
Mark Your Calendars

January 15 - Wednesday Night FEAST
January 15 - Westminster & Cherub Choir Resume
January 19 - Mental Health Night
January 20 - Church Office Closed
January 21-23 - Saint Luke's Little Saints Preschool & Kindergarten 2020-2021 Registration
January 22 - Wednesday Night FEAST
January 25 - Adult Chili Dinner
January 26 - PW Sandwich Project
January 29 - Wednesday Night FEAST