October 12, 2016
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Meet our new members, The Stacks Family

Jim and I are both from military families that traveled quite a bit in our early years, then later settling down in Arkansas. Jim's background has mostly been in the Automotive Salvage industry and then later becoming the Fleet Manager for the Arkansas Building Authority.  My career has mostly been with State Government, to which I'm currently serving as the Chief Clerk for the House of Representatives.  We have been married for 20 years and we have only one daughter, Emily, which is seven years old.  Jim was raised by a Catholic mother and Baptist grandparents, while I grew up Lutheran. 

Since having Emily we knew we needed to make a decision about a church and denomination that would be a good fit for our family.  Our Christian faith has helped us through many challenges in our lives and we knew that we needed to be active in Christ so it would help our daughter stay grounded in life.   

We were very fortunate to have enrolled Emily for Pre-K 4 at Episcopal Collegiate at which time we had the pleasure of meeting the Stones since their daughter was a classmate of our daughter.  After talking with Father Carey and seeing him deliver a message in the House Chamber we decided to visit St. Luke's.  We found it to be exactly what we needed for Emily and to bring our family together in Christ. 

We enjoy Father Carey's messages while Shannon and everyone in the congregation are always making us feel welcome.  Emily loves being in church with one of her classmates and has made several new friends in Sunday School. 

We feel so blessed to be part of the St. Luke's family and we hope to inspire others to become part of our family in Christ.  


October 2nd - November 27th
Adult Formation: Feasting on the Word.  This interactive Bible study based on Sunday's scripture readings looks at the scripture from four vantage points: What is important to know, Where is God in these words, What does this mean for our lives, and What is God calling us to do?

Children's Formation: Dress rehearsal for performance. Performance will be during the announcements at the 10:30 service. 
From Nancy Langlais

So many of you prayed for my son, Eddie, when he had a serious auto accident a few years ago, and I am so very grateful for all of you. 

He's beginning a new life now. He and Mary Ellen Collins will have their wedding here October 15th at 4 pm, and I want to extend a warm welcome to my St. Luke's family. 

Nancy Langlais

Children's Chapel

Volunteers to help assist in Children's Chapel are needed. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact the church office or Wanda Dunwoody. 

Arkansas Youth Event

The Arkansas Youth Event (AYE) is Oct. 14-16, at Camp Mitchell. This is our fall weekend retreat open to 6th-12th grade youth from across the state. It is a great kick-off to the new school year, a chance to spend some time with old friends, and a time to make new friends from all over the state. The cost is $110. Learn more and register on the EYC website. Partial scholarships are often available through your local church and may also be available from the diocese. Contact your church leader first and then the diocese for financial assistance.
Thank you to St. Luke's.

Robert and I are overwhelmed by the kindness that you have shown to us these past five years and especially in the last few weeks. There is no way to thank all of you for the beautiful and heartfelt letters and cards and gifts you have given us. I can think of no better way for you to honor us than with your very generous gift to St. Francis House and the beautiful plaque. I especially want to thank Carey for allowing me to do ministry with him for five years and to thank Caroline for her constant support. I hear only wonderful things about how Thomas is doing as your interim music director and choirmaster.
As you know I will be going at least once a month to churches where there is no deacon and talking and preaching about that ministry. For the rest of the Sundays the bishop has assigned me to St. Mark's Little Rock, so we are not far away.
Robert and I would like to give a thank offering to St. Luke's to honor our time together. We hope to continue to support the Festival of the Senses, an amazing ministry to those outside of St. Luke's walls. We also would like to honor those who go out from the walls of St. Luke's to those who cannot be at your Sunday service. We have ordered a new Eucharistic visitor kit from Almy that we would like to offer back to you in thanksgiving of our ministry together.
Remember we are only a river and a new bridge away.


The Brotherhood of St. Andrew 

will meet at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 19th, in the Library. We will begin a study of the Adam Hamilton book, WHY?  MAKING SENSE OF GOD'S WILL.  Please join us. For more information, contact: Dickey Mayland
835-6411 (Cell: 920-5842), ddmayland@sbcglobal.net  


We will host a fall vet's dinner in the parish hall at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27th.  Watch for the sign up in the narthex for ways that you may help with this dinner.  For more information, contact Dan Dennis.
ECW News

The ECW is now taking orders for our famous fruitcakes. Order forms will be available in the Narthex and in the bulletins. You many also order them from Sharon Hollaway at cpasjh@earthlink.net or on the weekly Evangelist. Baking will begin the third week in Oct. Please let us know if you are interested in chopping, baking, and basting. It is a wonderful opportunity to visit while participating in this great fundraising project. The proceeds go toward scholarships for the children to go to camp and ladies wishing to attend retreats, such as Time for J.O.Y. 

ECW Fruitcake Order Form

You can order your fruitcakes here! After you place your order, please pay via the PAYPAL link.  

We want your help!

We want to know what you want to see in our choir and music program going forward with our search for a new organist/choirmaster. Have an opinion? Send the office an email here! We look forward to hearing from you. 
Sing with Us

We have started learning the song "I Sing a Song of the Saints of God" in the preschool and elementary school Sunday School rooms this week. The song talks about how anyone can be a saint. Saints don't have special powers. They do amazing things, not because they are powerful, but because God is powerful, and it is God working through them who does the amazing things. We will be adding staging and costumes in the next few weeks. The children will perform before the 10:30 a.m. service Oct. 16. It's not too late to join us. We meet at 9:30 a.m. Sundays after breakfast but before classes in the basement under the parish hall.
ECW Fall Gathering

The Episcopal Church Women's annual Fall Gathering will be held Oct. 28-29, at Camp Mitchell. The event will kick off with a gourmet dinner and wine tasting Friday evening. For more information and to register, download the brochure.

Prayer List
Anne Gontermann, Helen Snipan, Nina Goins, Betty Miller, Chris Mikesell, Louis Jenkins, Gloria Holst, Bill Shepherd, Kailyn, Marilyn Gay, Christine Startz, David Martin, Bernice Carrigan, Steve Fanning, Steven Sacks, Jill Cox, Gene Cox, Jennie Martin, Carle, Paula Kalina, Becky Simpson, Mary Schultz, Dan McKee, Gene Macalik, Sarah, Betty, Mary Ann Hodge, Lindsay, Travis, Sue Burford, Suzzette Patterson
Special Concerns: For all the men and women of our Armed Forces, especially Justin, Joshua, Bret, Brian Mahoney,  Tim, Matt, Doug,  Brian Mennes, Frank Tate,
Alex Schimelpfening, David Liem, Justin, John Landis, Lucas Kunce, David Jackson