Join us for the Service,
Sunday at St. Luke's and also on Facebook Live at 9:30 a.m.
Be Encouraged!

I was reading the gospel of John the other day and when the disciples of John the Baptist asked: “Are You the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” Jesus said: "“Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of Me.” (Matthew 11:4-6). 

Here John and his disciples were looking for affirmation of the truth and of hope in Jesus. We find ourselves challenged today with economy, politics, health and faith in our current culture. Many of us are losing hope or doubting what the future might hold. Be Encouraged! God is and will always be sovereign. No one has power unless God allows it; We will be trusted with the riches of the kingdom if we are faithful with what we have been given; By His stripes we are healed and we know that every knee will one day bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord! So if you find yourself discouraged, take time to remember the miracles that surround you; the ways that people have been set free, the hope that we have in Jesus and how needs of the poor are being cared for. That is our public witness. This is the our encouragement, comfort and strength and it gives perspective and hope to us in the storms of life.

Blessings
Dan
Mask Reminder:

Friends,
If you are using the building for Bible study, small group, MOPS, or any gathering over 10 people (its advisable for smaller groups too) we ask that you wear a mask inside. I know that we have been loose with this mandate in the past… and we don’t want to exclude anyone who will not or cannot wear one but, we also need to be sensitive and caring to those who need that protection. Please consider this an issue of grace not a political position or muzzling of the message. Masks cannot and will not hold us back from being the community of faith that we are called to be. Thanks for your obedient response on this. If you should arrive at church and forget a mask, there are some in the foyer for you to use.

Blessings
Dan
Directories Are Here!

The long awaited, COVID-delayed, St. Luke's Directories are here. You may pick up your copy after the service in the Café. You may also pick up your directory during the week at the church office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Our new brochure is also available on the Welcome Board as you enter/leave the church. Feel free to take one if you know someone who is interested in knowing more about who we are.
Angel Tree is Coming!
We have the names of 50 children this year!

Calls are being made, gift lists are being created and plans are in the works! Be on the lookout for Angel gift tags and opportunities to help with this important ministry! Please pray for these children and their parents. The gift tags will be available starting Sunday, the 1st of November and gifts should be brought to the church by Sunday, November 29th. If you are watching the services from home and would like to purchase a gift, contact the office and we'll help you pick one out. We'll also be blessing the families with grocery store gift cards if you'd like to donate to that. Email Kathy or call at the church for more information.
If you received a form for background checks and haven't returned it yet, please do that this week. We are considering the ministries that will be opening up this fall/winter and we want to have all our valuable workers ready to go when the time comes. Please mail the completed form back in the enclosed envelope or drop off in the church office.
A new heading to our website has been added entitled, "Resources." Under this section, we will add links for books, articles, videos, and webpages which we recommend. Keep checking back for new suggestions.
A CALL TO PRAYER!
 
A Solemn Assembly

SAVE the DATE
 

Sunday, November 1ST we call all member of St. Luke’s to join us in this pivotal time of crisis in our world and in our country to repent, pray, praise and prophecy over the future of our church, region, nation and world. It is our desire to welcome the Bride together… the church… so tell your friends, invite other ministers and sound the trumpet. We will be praying for guidance for the future, for our election and for the power of the Holy Spirit to fall on us and equip us for the days ahead.
  
Stay tuned for more information,
Dan
God’s Big Story
Children’s Church Curriculum

At Home Family Worship
October 18, 2020

Hello St. Luke's families!


Last week (in Genesis 12) we read about how God called Abraham and made three big promises to him, promises which shape the story of Scripture. This week (in Genesis 12-13) we will see God's faithfulness to his promises despite Abraham's sin and lack of courage. We will also see Abraham's faith in God grow as he walks with God and learns to trust in God's promises.

Click below to find:
  • A Family Worship Guide for Genesis 12-13 (God's Promise of Land) 
  • BiblePlay Video Link:  https://vimeo.com/468354899
  • Media to accompany the lesson


Grace and Peace,
For more information,
please contact Jane Roberts

Due to the timing, we are unable to get the newest lesson before we send out this newsletter. Please check St. Luke's website each Saturday to get the current Sunday School lesson.
On the website, go to Events/newsletters and bulletins/Young disciples


October Offering: $30,712
Needed monthly: $40,000
YTD Offering: $387,159
YTD Budget: $390,968


Baskets are provided in the front and back of the sanctuary for your offering on Sunday morning.
See below for other options.

Ways to Give to St. Luke's

  • Mail checks to St. Luke's Church 3810 Ridgewood Rd Copley, OH 44321

  • PayPal -send to donations@stlukesakron.com.
  • St. Luke's Website - stlukesakron.com - in the upper right corner, click on the button that says, "Give." You can fill out the form with a credit card/debit card or bank routing and account number. You will receive a receipt by email. This can be set up as recurring if you choose.
  • Your Own Bank - send a payment through your own bank account's bill pay on the bank website. The church will receive a paper check in the mail. This can be set up as recurring if you choose.
  • Drop off into the church mailbox if you're driving by.

Prayer for St. Luke's
Pray for wisdom and discernment for the Standing Committee of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes.

Pray for those who are affected by the virus, the healthcare workers and our leaders who have to make difficult decisions.
Pray for the division of our country and that we, as Christians, may shine as a light to those who are in darkness.

Pray for our country as we get closer to the upcoming Presidential election.
Hospital and Shut In Ministry

Call the church office when you or a loved one will be in the hospital or would like a visit from the Clergy or a member of our Lay Eucharistic Visiting Team. 
They would be glad to visit, pray and offer communion when requested.

Our Priest on call emergency phone#
330-665-2229
St. Luke's On-Line Directory
  You download the church directory on your phone or tablet.   
 
 Click here for Instant Church Directory then click on "Church Member Sign-In." You'll need to create a log in with the email that's in the directory.  
For corrections to the directory please contact Kathy Wilhelm

Prayer Texts

Contact the church office if you would like a prayer request sent out to the St. Luke's family. If the request is for someone other than yourself, we must have their permission before we publish it.

We reserves the right to edit or deny requests for the prayer text to prevent the violation of privacy. Thank you for your understanding. 
Inner Healing Prayer ministers to
body, soul and spirit. 
If you would like prayer or have any questions, contact
330-618-4036
If you would like to be involved in this 
vital ministry to the body of St. Luke's and also to our visitors, please see David Springer for more information.
Please have all ministry information for the newsletter to the church office by Wednesday before noon to be included in the weekly newsletter. Thank you!
Click here for email or call 330-665-2227.

Senior Pastor
Dan Morgan
click here to email
Prayer Team:

Days before 5:00 pm
Patsy Bowen
330.665.3890

Evening 6:00 pm -11:00 pm
Nanci Kulchar
330.666.8610

24 Hours
Dorothy Presson
330.239.1862
Join us for worship on Sunday mornings
9:30 a.m.

Office hours:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


St Luke's parish is a part of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes under the leadership of
The ADGL Standing Committee and Temporary Bishop
Grant LeMarquand

To Contact the ADGL
234-466-0426


St Luke's Church
3810 Ridgewood Rd Copley, OH 44321
330-665-2227
  
office@stlukesakron.com  
www.stlukesakron.com

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