Join us for Holy Week

Maundy Thursday
April 13
Service at 7 pm

All Night Prayer Vigil
April 13-14

Good Friday
April 14
Services at noon and 7 pm
Stations of the Cross takes place at 11 am and 6 pm

Easter Vigil
April 15
Service with Holy Baptism at 6:30 pm
Bring your noise makers for the Great Noise!!

Easter Day
April 16
Services at 8 and 10:30 am
Pot-Luck Brunch at 9:15 am
Egg Hunt at 9:45 am  

April 12, 2017
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Pick Up Your ECW Easter Eggs Now!

Your delicious ECW Easter Eggs are ready to be picked up! You can pick them up through the church office or after the Sunday services. If you forgot to order one, don't worry. There are a few extras available!
Bring those Noise-Makers!

Be sure to bring your noise-makers for the Great Noise at the Easter Vigil Service!
Do this in anamnesis of me

This week, Holy Week, we endeavor to unfold the most wonderful, and most mysterious story of the church. The story of Christ's passion and resurrection. The liturgies of this week are some of the most dramatic, and complex of the church year. We hear stories of the creation of the earth, the Passover, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection. We sing songs of both joy, and of lament.

Most of us have experienced these powerful liturgies, often punctuated with beautiful moments of silent reflection. And so, we are all certainly familiar with the beautiful, and rather emotive power that these liturgies have. But there's something more going on. Something much deeper. Something we describe with a rather "churchly" Greek word; anamnesis. According to Webster: Anamnesis: The remembering of things from a supposed previous existence (often used in reference to Platonic philosophy).

Assuming that Plato has little to do with our Holy Week celebrations, what is this anamnesis thing about? The word is often used to describe a memory, but it's really so much more than that. We hear Jesus say "do this in remembrance of me," and what that really means is "do this to make me present." When we gather for the Eucharist, we ask, or sometimes plead with Jesus to be present, and hopefully, Jesus decides to come down among us, in the form of the blessed sacrament.

On a larger scale, anamnesis is a central idea of our liturgical, Christian theology. We do not passively take part in the Eucharist, but actually enter into the paschal mystery, ourselves. On Thursday, we enter into this anamnesis most specifically when the celebrant says the words "Father, we now celebrate this memorial of our redemption. Recalling Christ's death and his descent among the dead, proclaiming his resurrection and ascension to your right hand, awaiting his coming in glory....." Read: Anamnesis.

The liturgies will be stirring, the music will be glorious, the people will be warm. We hope you will join us for the full glories of Holy Week, which will only help to heighten the glories of Easter morning! Join us in anamnesis, and lift up your hearts!

Rees Roberts
Garden of Repose

If you brought plants for the Garden of Repose,  you can pick them up on Good Friday. Please retrieve them no later than Easter Sunday. 

The great fifty days of Easter is the period after Easter until the day of Pentecost (means "fifty"). During Eastertide as it is sometimes called, we mark the victory and triumph by Christ over sin and death of every kind. It has been a long-standing tradition in the Western Church to recognize this victory by omitting from the Sunday liturgy the general confession of sin. Obviously, we don't stop sinning during this period but this is the way the transformation of sin to righteousness is marked liturgically. One is encouraged to deal with personal sin that occurs during this time by private confession. For more grievous sins the rite for "The Reconciliation of a Penitent" is available for confession and absolution from a priest. Please let Fr. Carey know if you are in need of this rite of the Church. 
Flowering of the Cross on Easter Sunday

Please bring your cut flowers on Easter Sunday for Flowering of the Cross. The cross will be brought to the front of the church during the services.  

St. Luke's Brotherhood of St. Andrew and Churchmen's Group has scheduled a Work Day at St. Luke's for Saturday, April 22nd. Everyone is invited, as there should be something for everyone to work on. Work will begin around 8:00 Saturday morning and a noon meal of hot dogs with all the fixings' will be provided. Additional information will be provided as it is received. The Junior Warden and the head of the Buildings and Grounds Committee are assembling a list of projects. Please RSVP to Ed Seward at 352-8500 or
Recommended work clothes: Dress for the weather. Long pants, long sleeves, tennis shoes or work boots, cap/hat, work gloves, hearing & eye protection. Work equipment needed will depend on the projects selected.

Festival of the Senses

ARmusica returns to St. Luke's, Tuesday, May 9th, at 7:00 p.m.  Julie Cheek, piano, will be joined on stage by Andrew Irvin, violin.   They have planned a beautiful Spring program for you featuring the Brahms G Major Sonata for Violin and Piano. It is a magical work full of graceful tenderness, nobility, bursting intensity and sacred repose with a wealth of cyclic interconnections. The program will also feature Boat on the Ocean by Maurice Ravel; Salute D'Amour, Chanson De Matin, and Chanson De Nuit by Edward Elgar.  This is the final concert this season for Festival of the Senses.  Admission is free and open to the public.   There will be a Meet-The-Artists reception following the concert.   For more information, please contact the church office at 501-753-4281.

Part-Time Nanny Help Needed

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, North Little Rock, is looking for part-time nursery help on Sundays from 7:30 to 12:30, with occasional evening work. A background check is required, and chosen applicant must go through the online course, "Safeguarding God's Children." Send resume and references to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, AR 72116 or st

VBS 2017 @ Christ Church

St. Luke's will not host a VBS this year, but we encourage you to join Christ Church on  June 5-9. 
Time for J.O.Y.

Time for J.O.Y., a gathering for Episcopal young women, will take place April 28-30, at Camp Mitchell. This year's guest speaker will be the Rev. Peggy Cromwell. For more information and to register, download a brochure.
Help Needed!

Many of our ministries are in need of help. If you are interested in any of the following ministries, please contact Caroline in the church office. Thank for you continuous and generous support!!

1. Counters: Assistance is needed with the count. This is done on Monday mornings. 
2. PIE Ministry: We need new PIE delivery people. This is a rotating schedule and pies are generally delivered after the 10:30 service. 
3. Nursery Assistance at both services: This is a new ministry. Occasionally we do not have our usual help in the nursery and need a backup. 
4. Office Volunteers on Monday: Currently we do not have any volunteers on Monday. 9-12pm and 1-4pm are open. 

Want to support St. Luke's further?

St. Luke's is now enrolled in Kroger's Community Rewards program. To enroll your card ID in this program, go to and
 sign in to your account. Click Enroll Now and search for St. Luke's Episcopal Church or search using our account code  50023. Once you are enrolled, St. Luke's will receive a percentage of your approved purchases. If you have any questions about this, please let the office know and we can help you sign up for this benefit. 

Thank you for your continued support!
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, Jill Cox, Gene Cox, Jennie Martin, Carle, Paula Kalina, Becky Simpson, Mary Schultz, Sarah, Betty, Lindsay, Sue Burford, Sarah Keeler, Annie Lea Shuster, McKee Family, Dale Pritchett, The Neals, Quentin, Vicki Bennett

Special Concerns: For all the men and women of our Armed Forces, especially Justin, Joshua, Tim, Matt, Doug, Brian Mahoney, Brian Mennes, Frank Tate, Alex Schimelpfening, David Liem, Justin, John Landis, Lucas Kunce, David Jackson, Ryan Riggins, Rhase Riggins, Frederick Simpson