September 9, 2020

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Worship Online With Us!
Sunday, September 13, 2020
10:30 am

The Living Body
Rev. Dr. David Lower

To view the service, click here
To view the bulletin, click here

Special Note: Worship services will be offered by Facebook LIVE. If the service is unavailable in this way, worship will also be accessible live via Zoom (no account required by either vendor). Details and links will be available here.

We Need Your Feedback!

If you haven't filled out our online worship survey yet, please do so! We need your feedback! Click here to take the survey! 
SATURDAY! Virtual Church Breakfast Featuring Mr. CFB
Sept. 12 at 9 am via Zoom
Join us for the traditional Saint Luke's Church Breakfast featuring Mr. College Football, Tony Barnhart! Put on your college colors and join us on Zoom on Sept. 12 at 9 am to hear Tony's prognostications on just what we might expect from our favorite and not-so-favorite teams this year. Questions? Contact Tom Loftis at 
SUNDAY! Fall Virtual Kickoff 
Sept. 13 via Zoom
It is Kickoff time again and we can't wait to get off to a new start - and it will be easier than ever to participate! Join us for three virtual kickoff sessions on Sunday, September 13. Each session will explain how and when classes and groups will meet, give you a chance to ask questions - and probably best of all, provide you with a chance to catch up with fellow members you may not have "seen" in a while. So mark your calendars for time with the group or groups that will feed your faith!

Adults: 9:30 - 10 a.m.
Meeting ID: 375 026 8678

Children (with parents): 11:30 a.m. - noon
Meeting ID: 828 0685 7550
Passcode: 1978

Youth:  6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Potluck Dinner
Meeting ID: 841 7159 4083
Password: 1978

Sept. 14: Presbyterian Women (PW) Groups to Meet via Zoom
All women invited! Presbyterian Women (PW) is an organization with a focus on fellowship, service, and a year long Bible Study, "Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament," by Lynn Miller. The study is very timely, as it will give us voice to articulate difficult emotions and fears and deep concerns - our laments - as we search for solace. First meeting is on Sept. 14! Not registered? Click here! Questions? Contact Stephanie McGoldrick or go to the PW web page.

NEW! Virtual Music and Arts
Check out our new Music and Arts resources for parents and kids with the theme of "In the Image." These are a series of various fun activities and songs based on the creation story that you can create, sing and discuss together in whatever way works best for your own home routine. We have created a special page on our church website,, where you can find recordings, sheet music, "bible beats" spoken rhythms and suggestions for crafts and family worship/discussion time organized into 5 themed modules. We'd love to see what you're making, hear what you're learning, and spend time finding out how we are all made "In the Image" of God, and we look forward to a "creative" fall season of music and arts!
THANK YOU to All of Our Front Line Heroes
We are so grateful for all the front line workers in our community! This week, we spotlight Saint Luke's member Amanda Dunnick. If you are a front line worker, please let us know so we can show you some Saint Luke's love!

Name: Amanda Dunnick
Occupation: Public Health

What inspired or led you to do what you are doing?
My family is all in the health-related field, so it was a natural fit for me to go into public health. The decision to attend the Emory School of Public Health was with the hopes of someday working at CDC.  Fortunately, that all worked out!  I interned at CDC while in graduate school, where I was able to network and find a permanent position after graduation.
What is the biggest challenge about your job, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic? 
The biggest challenge with the response is being away from the boys.  Back in February I was deployed for 37 days to the Seattle, WA and Los Angeles, CA quarantine stations screening passengers coming into the USA.  Part way through the deployment, I started working the night shift (2pm Pacific time until 1am Pacific time) as a Team Lead and it left me with virtually no time to talk with the boys as they were still in school and our free hours and time zones didn't match up.  Deployments bring both professional fulfillment and a challenge at home. 
What is the best thing about your job and/or what brings you satisfaction in your work and/ or what motivates you to keep doing what you are doing?  
I am a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service stationed at the CDC. Both are career choices I would do over again as I have had the opportunity to do many different things in my career.  I started as an Environmental Health Specialist investigating health affects to people who live or work near Superfund (hazardous waste sites).  Over the years, I have been able to work in personnel, communications, and infection prevention and control.  The challenge of learning new aspects of public health and getting to help people bring me joy and satisfaction. I love my job!

What's one thing you wish people knew about your job?  

CDC makes public health recommendations using research, however we aren't regulatory like some other federal agencies. During this pandemic many people ask me why actions can't be required by CDC and that is it, we are regulatory. It is up to the individual states to issue the executive orders, however many cite the CDC guidance.  

Describe a typical day for you.

My regular job is a Human Capital Specialist, investing my time and energy in helping our workforce be the best it can be.  Most of my time is spent in meetings, answering emails and working on projects.  For example, working with our Unions on negotiating the contracts and other situations as they arise; championing a leadership development program, serving as a change management advisor and whatever else is needed to complete our mission. It is fun serving in the management arena while pulling from my scientist roots to create links and understanding for everyone. That is also what makes response work fun for me, getting to return to the science world every now and then.    


SUNDAY! Virtual Fall Kickoff
Sept. 13 at 11:30 am
Parents of all our children through 5th grade are invited to catch up, ask questions, and learn more about how we'll be connecting this fall. Click here to join the zoom meeting.

"Anyday School" Delivered Weekly!
Godly Play and Dig In are back this fall! Beginning September 18, we will email all lessons/videos each Friday so that your family may learn whenever it's convenient.
3's through Kindergarten - Godly Play 
These Bible story videos, recorded by folks familiar to our kids, will include the simple visual pieces that engage young children and spark their imaginations.
1st-5th Grades - Dig In
Kids have always loved Dig In, which features music videos, a story-starter video, and then a discussion about the story itself. We'll also offer an optional family follow-up activity like a game or a fun object lesson.

More from Children's Ministry:

Middle & High School Youth Update
SAVE THE DATE: Sept. 13, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Potluck: We'll gather on zoom for a virtual potluck; grab your parents and treat yourselves to your family's favorite dish as we gather to fill you in on what's going on this year for youth at Saint Luke's, (youth group, retreats, summer trips) we may not have all the answers yet but this will be our chance to tell you what we know and what we're hoping for!

It's Not Too Late to Tie a Prayer!
We invite everyone, no matter your faith or affiliation, in our community to Tie a Prayer to the cross in the Saint Luke's front yard!
Choose a ribbon from the container (or bring your own) and as you tie it on, pray or lift up thoughts for whatever is on your heart. Our prayers will unite with one another and create a beautiful symbol of hope in our community!

Mask Up and Spread Love!
Great news! Now you can help protect others and yourself while sharing God's love. These 3-ply 100% cotton masks are available for purchase at $5 each. Click here to order as many as you need: placed by Sunday evening of each week will be available for pick-up on Wednesday of the following week beginning at 3 pm. Look for the bin located just outside the main lobby entrance. All orders will be labeled by name.

Have You Seen our YouTube Channel?
You can check it out here. Most musical components of our online worship services are posted regularly, so if you missed something, you can watch it at your leisure.
CAC Still Seeking Donations
Saint Luke's continues to hold a special food drive in support of CAC (Community Assistance Center), which is in critical need of these itemsWith the church being closed, please deliver items to church member Bob Schultz, at 1660 Kings Down Cir, Dunwoody GA 30338. For more information, including alternate to physical donations, click here
UPDATE: Please leave donations on the front porch, keeping in mind social distancing. Also, due to heat, please no perishables.
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Daily Devotional Available
The Upper Room is offering free online access to their daily devotional. This is the same resource that we usually offer in a printed form. To access, simply click here.

Wayfarers Bible Study Wednesdays at 10 am
Join us every Wednesday at 10 am for the Wayfarers Bible Study! Join by Zoom here. PW is 1978.

Weekly Time for Prayer
Thursdays at Noon
In these weighty times, we will gather virtually for a time of prayer every Thursday at noon. Join by Zoom here. Feel free to light a candle as we hear scripture and pray together.
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Upcoming Events

September 12: Virtual Church Breakfast featuring Tony Barnhart
September 13: Fall Virtual Kickoff