Upcoming Events

May 20th
20-30 Something meet up in the Parish Hall, 6 pm

May 21st
Youth Sunday

May 22nd
Worship Committee Meeting in the Adult Classroom, 10 am

May 17, 2017
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Youth Sunday, May 21st

Join us Sunday, May 21st at the 10:30 service as we honor our youth! For more information, please contact the church office. 
All 20-30 somethings of the church (and friends!) are invited to a Pasta Potluck & Game Night on Saturday, May 20th at 6pm.

Bring your best pasta sauce to share! A variety of cooked noodles and salad will be provided. Desserts are welcome as well. We hope you'll join us for fellowship, fun, & good food! Please RSVP to Molly Higginbotham at mchigg@icloud.com or (501) 912-8313

Pentecost Sunday, June 4th

Join us Sunday June 4th for Pentecost Sunday for a Jazz Mass at the 10:30 service followed by a Parish Picnic. A sign up sheet for sides, desserts, and general help is in the Narthex. 

If you or someone you know is interested in being baptized, contact the church office. 

Also, if you can read and speak a foreign language and are interested in reading the Gospel on Pentecost Sunday, please let us know!

Be sure to wear your red June 4th!
It's time to sign up for summer camp!

It's time to sign up for Summer Camp!
Camp Mitchell is offering quite a few to choose from. You can learn more at their website: www.campmitchell.org.  Subiaco also has their yearly choir camp, the Arkansas Interfaith Conference. Their website is www.choircamp.org. 

Scholarships are available! Contact the office for more information. 

Farm Camp at Camp Mitchell
Tilling the earth to grow food is a central act throughout the Bible. This camp, held July 30-Aug. 4, will examine how God challenges us to better know creation through getting our hands dirty in the soil. Learn more at campmitchell.org.

2017 Summer Camp Schedule
June 10 CIT Training
June 11-16 Senior High (completed 9th-12th grade)
June 18-23 Junior High (completed 6th-8th grade)
June 25-30 Middler (completed 4th-5th grade)
July 2-6 Robert R. Brown I Specialty Camp
July 16-21 Primary (completed 1st-3rd grade)
July 23-28 Dick Johnston Children's Camp
July 30-Aug. 4 Farm Camp
July 30-Aug. 4 Creative Arts Camp
Aug. 6-10 Robert R. Brown II Specialty Camp

Arkansas Interfaith Conference
Choir Camp 2017
July 23 - July 29
Friendship Camp 2017: Let's Party!
July 10-14, 2017 | Location: Second Presbyterian Church

Open to rising 3rd-6th graders
$55 for the first child, $45 for each additional child

Celebrate your faith! Celebrate your neighbors and their faith! Celebrate with new friends!
Friendship Camp is the place to come and get inspired to learn more about the people who make up your community. This year's camp is all about CELEBRATIONS! Registration will soon be open and spaces are limited so don't miss your chance to celebrate with one another as we celebrate all that makes us similar and all that makes us different.

Application: https://debcooper .wufoo.com/forms/friendship-camp-application-form/  

We recently started collecting items to donate for the people impacted by the recent floods in Arkansas. Items may be placed at the back of the chapel. Items will be taken to nearby Methodist churches for donation. Needed materials include: plastic totes, antibacterial/Clorox-type spray, shovels, garden rakes, brooms, mops, trash cans, paper goods (toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, plastic utensils), and bedding (blankets, sheets, towel sets, pillows). NO CLOTHING please.

Please try to have your items here by Thursday, May 18th at noon. 

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops' of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

The hope is that:
  • people will commit to pray with God's world-wide family - as a church, individually or as a family;
  • churches will hold prayer events, such as 24-7 prayer, prayer stations and prayer walks, across the UK and in other parts of the world;
  • people will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.
Pledge2Pray is asking you to pledge your prayers from May 25 to June 4. You can find out more about this organization and how to sign up at https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

Patio at Parkhill

Thursday, May 25th, Park Hill Businesses and Merchants Association will host Patio on Park Hill. Come enjoy, food, music, and fun with your neighbors. More about this event can be found on their webpage: http://www.parkhillbusiness.com/patio-is-may%2025th.  
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. 

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 need this rite of the Church. 
Help Needed!

Many of our ministries need your 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. PIE Ministry: We need new PIE delivery people. This is a rotating schedule and pies are generally delivered after the 10:30 service. 
2. 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. 

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 www.krogercommunityrewards.com 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, Dave Pritchett, The Neals, Quentin, Vicki Bennett, Kevin Quinn, Jerry Martinka, Sharon Fry

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, Derek Caro