APRIL 23
all times are Central Time Zone unless otherwise noted
SUNDAY WORSHIP PREP
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Registration is no longer required for in-person worship! Social distancing practices continue, including wearing masks and checking temperatures. Please wear your mask inside the buildings, even during worship.
THIS SUNDAY

Our Metro District Superintendent Edlen Cowley delivers the message "Hammertime," based on Nehemiah 1:11; 2:17-20; 3:1-7 (NRSV).

See you at 10:00 a.m. in our home sanctuary and on our YouTube channel and Facebook Live.Wear your purple All In Gear and dress casually!

After the worship experience, we're celebrating our 89th church anniversary with a HOLY PARTY IN THE PARKING LOT! We're talking homemade soul food from Kreole Kreations, dogs and hamburgers, bounce houses, Kona Ice sno-cones, DJs Ken Bell and Ron Moore, a church history trivia game for our Senior Saints, and plenty of other games and fun!
CHILDREN & YOUTH
Children's worship and Youth worship start at 10:00 a.m. in these locations (please check in your youngsters before you go into the main sanctuary for worship):
  • PreK-Kindergarten: second floor conference room
  • First-Sixth grades: Echols Chapel (first floor)
  • Junior high-High school: Youth Center (On the second Sunday of each month, our youth worship in the main sanctuary and serve as ushers)
Missed a recent worship experience? Catch up here! Click on the images:
April 17-Easter in the Park: "Looking for Love" sermon series finale, "The Greatest Love of All," based on Matthew 28:1-10
April 10: "Looking for Love" sermon series, Part 2, "Keeping Love," based on Matthew 21:1-11
NEWS & REMINDERS
SATURDAY | Apr. 23

All In Gear Pick-up | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Luke: If you placed an All In gear order by Thursday, April 21, then you can pick it up today. Orders placed after the 21st will be available the same day that communion packets are distributed each month.
3rd SATURDAYS | Next meeting: Apr. 23

Mental Health Ministry Education & Support Group | 10:30 a.m. on Zoom: Register at tinyurl.com/slc-mhm22. After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email containing your unique link to this Zoom class.
SATURDAY | Apr. 23

Festival of Negro Spirituals | 3:00 p.m. at Highland Park UMC (and Livestream): This event is free and open to the public. Or click here to watch remotely.
MONDAY | Apr. 25

United Methodist Men's Annual Golf Tournament | 11:00 a.m. at Bear Creek Golf Club: It's a four-person scramble, shotgun start, $95 per person. Proceeds benefit St. Luke's Scouting Ministry.
4th THURSDAYS | Next meeting: Apr. 28

Economic Empowerment Luke Group | 6:30 p.m. on Zoom: Our Economic Empowerment Luke Group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. You can join the group at any time throughout the year. Register at tinyurl.com/slc-LGEP.
SATURDAY | Apr. 30

Communion Packet & All in Gear pickup | 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke

Get Boosted! | 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke:
  • Pfizer vaccine: 1st dose, 2nd dose, and boosters (ages 5 years +)
  • A limited number of Moderna and single-dose Johnson & Johnson boosters will also be available
  • Register and get full details at projectunity.net.
MAY IS WOMEN'S MONTH!
Virtual tea | April 30
Wednesday evening worship | May 4, 11, 18, 25
Pampering Basket raffle | May 8
Women's Day | May 15
Virtual Paint Party | May 21

Full details below:
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Click below to register for these events:
TUESDAY | May 3

Mother's Day Photos | 5:00 p.m.: Email a photo of Mom to media@slcumc.org by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, and we'll include it in our annual Mother's Day video tribute!
1st & 3rd WEDNESDAYS | Next storytime: May 4

Mid-week Bedtime Stories | 7:00 p.m. on Zoom: Kids! Parents! Guardians! Pastor Nuke reminds you to join him for Mid-Week Bedtime Stories every first Wednesday and third Wednesday of the month! This special treat is for all children ages 3 to 9 years.

How to watch:
  • Go to tinyurl.com/slc-bedtimestories (or scan the QR code below if you're using a tablet or smart phone)
  • Enter meeting ID 871 7136 8663 and passcode 936277
1st FRIDAYS | Next meeting: May 6

First Friday Prayer with Pastor Butler | 7:14 a.m. on the St. Luke Prayer Line: Join us at 218.339.9798, passcode 75223
1st SATURDAYS | Next meeting: May 7

Barber Shop with Pastor Butler | 9:00 a.m. on Zoom: Exclusively for the guys--NextGen is welcome, and no topic is off limits! Log in at tinyurl.com/slc-barber0507
SATURDAY | May 14

N'Spirations Book Club | 11:00 a.m. on Zoom
NAACP nominee and USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns to the town of Henry Adams with a story of family, friendship, love, and second chances. In Henry Adams, Kansas, you can’t start over without stirring things up. Many a good woman has had to leave a no-good man, but how many of them took a back-seat to his 600-lb. hog?

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Click or tap on the images below to register and get details, if available:
2nd & 4th Wednesdays

Harvest Project Pick-up | 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at St. Luke: Our Outreach Ministry has partnered with Harvest Project Food Rescue to provide fresh fruits and vegetables every week. The produce is available first come-first served, with no registration or income requirements.
SUNDAY-TUESDAY | Jun. 5-7

North Texas Annual Conference | at First UMC Richardson: Register and get full details at ntcumc.org
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ST. LUKE?
Glad you asked!
TUESDAY | May 3

Church Council | 6:00 p.m. on Zoom.
HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS NEEDED

If you have the expertise and clinical skills of physicians, registered nurses, patient care technicians, and medical/nursing students, let's connect!

To promote heart health and awareness among the congregation, our Health & Welfare Ministry is conducting blood pressure screenings on the second and fourth Sunday each month.

We need you!

If you're ALL IN with this initiative, please contact:
We uplift these families who have recently lost loved ones:
  • Glenda Johnson and family in the loss of her husband, St. Luke member Gene Johnson
  • Ruby Chambers in the loss of her sister, Linda Chambers

To notify the church of a bereavement, please contact Ellen Martin at 214.887.3922 or emartin@slcumc.org.
Homebound, hospitalized, special medical care:
Dwayne Applewhite
Sharman Burks
Patricia Charles
Winnie Clewis
Sharon Collins
Steven Duncan
Shirley Fridia
Teresa Frye
Bettye Hood
Hattie Jenkins
Julia Parhams
Lisa Parhams
Cynthia Ratcliff
Erie Rawlins
Rochelle Sholar
Betty Tanner
Johnnie Walker
Prayer concerns:
Ukraine
Natural disaster victims around the world
People without shelter Refugees
Althea Adams
Min. Larry Allen
Ken Bell
Barbara Bridges
Demetria Brown
Diane Brown
Willie Brown
Zula Brown
Supt. Rueben Caro
Susan L. Charles
Melody Clark
Tyler S. Clay
Rickey Collins
Carmen Cook
Doug Courtney
Eula Crenshaw
Orsby Crenshaw, Jr.
Karen Crow
Vanessa Curtis
Loretta Wright Dennison
CPT Charles Fontenot, Jr.
Deborah Godfrey
Feliz Gonzales
Manuel Gonzales
Benita Gonzalez
Mike Grigsby
Leo Harris, Sr.
Harris family
Billye Henry
Reggie Hicks
Michael Hillary
Dejon Hogan
Hughes Family
Bob Ingram
Arica Jefferson
David Johnson
Faatimah Johnson
Gary Johnson
Jean Johnson
Kenneth Johnson & family
Mary Johnson
Courtney Jones
Norma Kimborough
Carlton King
Bianca King
Rosa Lawson
Debra Lister
Sgt. Matthew Lloyd
Brian Malone
Rose Malone
Billy May
Brick McFall
Ida Miller
Arthur Mitchell
Charles Murray, Jr.
Ailani Myers
Brittani Myers
Stephanie Neal
Brian Newsome
Pvt. Noriega
Sgt. Kashonna Parham
DeWan Perry
Sharon Pickens
Sherry Powell
PFC Jacquain Reed
Ken Salter & family
Sam Samuels
Addie Shelby
Ishaallah & Matthew Smith
SPC Marcus Solomon
J.E. Spencer
Arnita Sullivan
Pam Toney
Tryon Family
SFC Jocklyn Tucker
CPT Tristan Turknett
Cynthia Wallace
Bernice J. Washington
Carolyn Washington
Patricia Washington
Teresa W. Washington
Leatrice Westbrook
Lt. Steve Westbrook
Daphne Wilson-Lane
Norma Wright
Cynthia Young
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