October 26, 2016
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There is no noon Eucharist today. 
Peggie Hall's Famous Cranberry Relish

Due to high demand every year and the uncertainty that there will be a holiday event this year, we're taking orders for it.

Price: 12 oz. jar $7.00
(All proceeds will go to ECW scholarship Fund)

Available for pickup: Sunday, November 20,  In time for Thanksgiving!


Peggie will be available before and after the 10:30 service to accept orders and process credit or debit cards.

You may place orders paid by cash or check in the collection plate or drop them by the office.

Order forms will be available in the Narthex or by clicking HERE

Peggie has also requested that if you have any empty jars from previous years, that they be returned to her for this year's batch. 


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: The children will continue their study of St, Luke, 
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.

All Saints' Day Eucharist

All churches in the central convocation of the Episcopal Church in Arkansas are cordially invited to All Saints' Day Eucharist at Christ Church,  Tuesday, Nov. 1, at  7 p.m. The Christ Church choir will sing music from Requiem, Gabriel Fauré's Mass for the Dead, which focuses on eternal rest and consolation. The Rev. Amber Carswell, associate priest at Trinity Cathedral, will be the preacher. After the service, there will be a festive reception in the gallery.


With another project needing funding, the Pocket Change Water Bottle that is in the Narthex was emptied and the amount of donated pocket change was an amazing $54.38.  The completed project was the installation of hand rails in both the men's and women's bathrooms in the Narthex.  The empty jar is awaiting your pocket change for the next projects.  Thank you for your contributions that have allowed us to complete this project.

St. Luke's is hosting the annual Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the NLR Ministerial Alliance and area churches. The service is set for Sunday, 20th November at 6pm. Come and worship with our neighbors! 

Tibetan Oracle and Monks to Visit Central Arkansas
The Venerable Thubten Ngodup, State Oracle of Tibet and Spiritual Advisor to his Holiness the Dalai Lama, will offer spiritual teachings and blessings  Sunday, Oct. 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Margaret's, Little Rock. The Oracle will be accompanied by Lama Tenzin Choegyal and seven Tibetan monks. The free event is sponsored by the   Interfaith Center of St. Margaret's and Arkansas House of Prayer.
Names for All Saints

All Saints' Sunday is November 6, the day on which we remember those who have died.  If you would like to add a name to the All Saints' prayer list, please fill out this form. Remember, all those interred in the columbarium or have been buried from St. Luke's during 2015-2016 and are interred elsewhere, are automatically placed on the list. 

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.

The ECW will begin making their legendary fruitcakes Sunday at 1 pm. If you would like to help them cut, chop or measure, please join them in the parish hall. They will be meeting again at 9 am on Monday. If you can't meet them today, please try to be there tomorrow. 
Stewardship Campaign

We have officially kicked off our stewardship campaign! Our first letter went out last week, and is available here in case you missed it. 

Pledge cards are all due in by November 20th, but you can send them in anytime before then. You can email them in here, too, for your convenience.  
American Guild of Organists

On November 4th, St. Luke's will host the AGO's organ concert with Weston Jennings, a Yale University Graduate student. The concert is a 8 pm and is open to the public.  
Attention All Women of the Church

Please join us on Sat. Nov. 5th for a fun outing and a chance to learn more about the Episcopal Church and Cathedral. We are beginning around 8:30 am with a light breakfast, then ECW will have a short meeting at 9 to elect new officers. At 10:15, everyone will convene at Trinity Cathedral in Little Rock to meet with Diocesan Historian Michael K. McNeely to tour the cathedral, learn more about our history and see the historical linens. If you cannot make it to breakfast or the meeting, please come to the tour! Look for more information in the coming weeks. 

Neil Rutman

The St. Luke's Festival of the Senses presents Neil Rutman, piano, on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:00pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Mr. Rutman, a pianist of international renown, is noted for his brilliant artistry and masterful keyboard technique.  He will play a program of Beethoven, Schubert, Poulenc and Ravel.  Mr. Rutman is an artist in residence at the University of Central Arkansas, Conway.  A Meet-The-Artist reception will follow the program in the parish hall.  Admission is free. For more information regarding this concert or The Festival of the Senses series, please contact the church office (501) 753-4281. 


Join us as we host our annual Advent Alternative Giving Fair on Sunday, December 4th. Give a gift that gives back! More details to come

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