Scripture of Encouragement
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called -- his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. Ephesians 1:18 (NLT) 
August 31, 2017
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Adult Christian Formation:
 A Journey Through Mark

Beginning in September the adults will be taking a journey through the Gospel of Mark. The book we are using is in the photo above and can be ordered off of Amazon. The book is broken up into a daily reading from the gospel, a one page reflection, followed by a couple of reflection questions and a prayer. We plan to cover six readings from the previous week in our lively discussions. Join us at  9:15 am in the adult classroom on the ground floor of the church.

Inquirer's Classes to begin in October

Are you interested in learning more about the Christian faith and the Episcopal Church? Would you like to become confirmed, or maybe you just need a refresher then this class is for you. Your questions are encouraged. Bishop Benfield will be making his annual visitation in November and these classes are required if you wish to be confirmed. 
If you have any questions about the 6 wee course please email 
Fr. Carey: or give him a call at 501-940-9692 .


Our next vet's dinner will be Thursday, September 28
th, in the Parish Hall starting at  6:00 p.m.   Volunteers are needed to help prepare some side dishes and desserts, also to help with set up, serving, and clean up.  Watch for the sign up in the narthex.  Contact Dan Dennis for more information at 

There are currently openings in the choir that need to be filled.  We are especially interested in hearing from you if you sing soprano, tenor, or bass.  
If you have never sung in a choir before, it can be a wonderful opportunity to connect into a strong, vibrant community; a place to find musical fulfillment, singing the very best of our Anglican repertoire; a way to destress after long days or weeks, and focus on nothing but the present work at hand:  making beautiful music to the glory of God.  If you have sung before, please know that you are warmly invited back.
Please see Rees after church  on Sunday, or email him at  
We hear he's rather friendly. 

On  Sunday, October 1, at  5:30 pm, we welcome the Hendrix College Chapel Choir, who will be joining our own choir in a service of Solemn Evensong.  This service will be followed by concert by our old friend, Thomas Alexander.  
If you've not been to an evensong before, it is truly one of the greatest gifts that the Anglican church has given to the world.  It is a transcendent and eternal choral service that has gone virtually unchanged since 1662.  The service is sung almost entirely by the choir, so it is a wonderful opportunity to allow the beauty of the texts and liturgy to simply wash over you.  This simple service is a wonderful, prayerful way to close the day, and begin a new week.  
We will sing music of Charles Wood, Moses Hogan, and William Smith.
The service is followed by a short organ recital, played by Thomas Alexander, and a reception. 

Please note that this week's bulletins will all be larger print, but on the smaller bulletin sized paper.

Please pick up a Responding to Hurricane Harvey Flyer in the Narthex.

The church office is in need of a Monday afternoon volunteer starting Sept. 11, 2017. If you are interest please contact the office.
Thank you.

Have you seen our tablecloths?
We are missing 6 round tablecloths. If you have them please return them to the kitchen. If you know where they are please contact the church office.
Thank you.

  Our next date to host families will be the week of October 1.  For more information or questions contact:  

Nancy Crow at  501-412-3865  
(meals and evening/
daytime hosts' coordinator) 
Tom Simmons at  501-519-3724   (overnight hosts' coordinator) 
John Rhodes at  501-940-1427   (set up / clean up) or Jeannie Fry at  501-941-0430

 By the way...If you wish to donate to Family Promise, make your check out to "St. Luke's" and put "Family Promise" in the memo line.
Festival of the Senses

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
 4106 JFK Blvd., NLR, AR 
2017-2018 Concert Series

Tuesday, September 12th, 7:00 pm:
with a concert featuring Saint Mark's Baptist Sanctuary Choir.   Comprised of approximately 75 voices, the choir is under the direction of Mr. Darius Nelson.  Their repertoire includes a variety of gospel music, including contemporary favorites, spirituals and traditional hymns.  Admission is free and open to the public. Please join us for this wonderful concert!

Sunday, October 22nd, 7:00 pm:
"Comedy Yah Yah"
Steve and Vicki Farrell

Tuesday, November 14th, 7:00 pm:
Chamber Ensemble

Tuesday, December 12th, 7:00 pm:
Chamber Ensemble

Sunday, February 4th, 7:00 pm:
Ted Ludwig Trio
Mardi Gras Celebration

Tuesday, March 13th, 7:00 pm:
Avguste Antonov
Piano Concert

Tuesday, April 24th, 7:00 pm:
Chamber Ensemble

"W ooden" It Be Fun: Creative Painting Party
St. Luke's Parish Hall
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Ladies Only
St. Luke's has several talented artists and they are planning a fun-filled afternoon for the women of St. Luke's.  
You do not have to be artsy to create, especially with 
Suzzette, Barbara, Jeannie, and Rita leading the class!
Your registration fee will go toward updating St. Luke's kitchen.  All participants will be provided a laser-cut cross and paint.  Please bring other items you want to use to decorate your cross.  Suggestions are jewels, beads, pictures, ribbon, and fabric.  
Who: The women of St. Luke's.  The class is limited to 20. 
What:  An afternoon of creativity
When:  Immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service. 
Where:  St. Luke's Parish Hall.  A salad lunch will be served.
Why:  Not-to-be missed fellowship and an opportunity to make a difference to our dear "old" kitchen

"Blue Barrel"
Outreach donations will return to the Narthex on  September 1 . We will be concentrating on  diapers, detergent and bleach, and paper goods for Dorcus House this month. However, other items will be accepted. Donations will be delivered on the last Tuesday of the month. If interested in assisting with deliveries please feel free to contact Betty Seymour, Tommie Williams, Mary Newton, George or M'Liss Collins, Mary Ann Hodge or Don Wood.

"((Hot)) Wings & a Prayer"

All 20/30-Somethings (& friends!) are invited to a hot wing potluck in the Parish Hall on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7pm. Bring along your favorite wings to share- we'll take care of the veggies, dips, & dessert! We've got a fun new game to play (What Do You Meme?) and will end the evening with Compline. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Molly at

Arkansas Youth Event:
Calling all 6th-12th graders! The time to sign up for the Arkansas Youth Event is upon us. AYE is a fun-filled weekend at Camp Mitchell for youth from all over Arkansas, and you definitely do not want to miss out! There will be worship, games, art, music, and the natural beauty of Camp to enjoy. The cost of the weekend has been lowered to $50 per youth, thanks to the generosity of the St. Emma DoK Chapter & St. Luke's ECW. You can register online or with Molly Higginbotham before or after the 10:30am service.

Registration deadline is October 6, but I suggest you register as early as possible- there are only 100 spots available! We will have a St. Luke's chaperone in attendance, who will also help provide transportation to and from Camp Mitchell. Questions? Email 

Food Pantry: Nonperishable food for the Park Hill Christian Church Food Pantry may be left 365 days a year in the box in the Narthex.
Want to support St. Luke's further?

St. Luke's is now enrolled in Kroger's Community Rewards program. 
Right now, we only have 14 households signed on to support St. Luke's. Through these households, we were able to receive over $51! Imagine what it would be if we had more signed up!

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!
Instant Church Directory

Dear Members:
Our church directory is available to view on your mobile device! Instant Church Directory - the program we use to build our church directory - has a free app for church members to download on their Apple, Android and Kindle Fire devices. 
To download the app to your Apple device, click here:   
To download the app to your Android device, click here: 
To download the app to your Kindle Fire, click here: 
You will be asked to enter your email address as it's listed in our directory. If your email address isn't listed in the directory, let the church office know so it can be 
added. Once you enter your email address follow the directions on screen to complete the login process. After you login, the directory will be downloaded to your device. Anytime updates are made, they will update on your device too. In the app you will be able to search for families and members and call, email and text right from the app. 
More information can be found at   
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, 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, Ross Traa, Barbara Rhodes, Lisa Waits, Keeler Family, Megan Rice, Dianne Shewmaker, Bernice Carrigan Family, Billy Wortham, Lois Waller, Gary Dunwoody, Jerry & Mary Ann Hodge, Rick & Sherry Furr's daughter Lisa, Fr. Carey's Brother Scott, Becky Goins

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

A/C in the Parish Hall

If you have an event in the Parish Hall, feel free to adjust the temperature to your liking. But, please(!), be sure to push "Run Schedule" on the thermostats before you leave to return the A/C to its regular schedule. Thank you for your help in keeping St. Luke's summer electric bills low!