September 21, 2016
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Adult Formation: Inside the Doors: Going to Church as a Tourist. 

Kindergarten - 2nd: "Communal Prayer" Combine classes to practice "I Sing a Song of the Saints of God"

3rd-5th: Saints Claire and Francis. Activity: Make dog food treats for St. Francis Day next Sunday. 

October 2nd: Rev. Joanna's last Sunday at St. Luke's

After the 8 am service we will have a full breakfast for those that want to say good bye to Joanna and Robert or just visit before classes begin. We will also have a cake after the 10:30 service. Come wish Joanna and Robert the best and thank them for all they have done these last five years.  See you there!

We will hold our annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday. Oct. 2nd at 2:30 pm in the courtyard between the Parish Hall and the Narthex. All animals, even stuffed animals, are invited, but please make sure your pets are friendly to other animals and kids. Our youth are holding a donation drive this day for supplies for our local humane societies. 
Celebrate with Rick and Helen at Camp Mitchell

Uplift After Loss
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church is pleased to offer the grief bereavement program, Uplift After Loss ( UAL),  which explores many of the aspects of the grief journey.

Where: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
              20900 Chenal Parkway
              Adult Lower Level Classroom
When:   Sundays - October 9th through               November 13th
Time:    2 to 3 PM
Facilitator is Susan Hiller, Certified Grief Counselor and Amy Gray Light and Rosemary Siegfried, Walking the Mourner's Path (WMP) co-facilitators.
If you have questions, please contact Susan Hiller at 501-256-4550  - ssdh22@yahoo.com or Rosemary Siegfried at 505-747-1614 - rosiegfried@att.net

Dine, Dance, and Donate with a Smile

What:  12th Annual Shrimp Boil with live entertainment by the legendary Greasy Greens in the garden
Who:  Everyone who enjoys Cajun shrimp served tableside, live music, and fun
When:  5-9pmSaturday September 24, 2016 (Drive through open from 5-7pm)
Where:  St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi, Little Rock
Why:  To benefit St. Francis House ($165,000 raised in the first 11 years!)
Details:  Advance tickets are discounted to $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under through September 16.  After the 16th, tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children and will be available at the door.  For tickets and information, please call St. Mark's church office at (501) 225-4203.

THE JOURNEY is a weekend retreat offered by Episcopal Cursillo in Arkansas that's designed to help enliven the faith of interested Christians so that they may begin to discover Jesus' will for their lives.  It focuses on how the resources of our faith strengthen and support our apostleship, and emphasizes those elements of doctrine and discipline which empower us to reach out.  The next Journey retreat is to be held October 21-23, 2016 at Camp Mitchell.  For more information, go to www.cursillo-ar.com or contact Registrar Betty Seymour at 501-319-7576 or bseymour52@gmail.com.
Electronic Locks

We are having issues with doors being left unlocked. If you have any questions about the new electronic locks and how to lock them, please contact the church office. 
An Invitation from David Gerstein

Please join us September 23rd at 7 pm for an evening of string duo and trio music at St. Luke's. I am raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in memory of my uncle, Peter Noznick, and my cello teacher Gilda Barston. A freewill donation will be collected at the door in check or cash.   
Please click the link below to make a donation today, or to read more about my fundraising efforts."

Katherine Williamson, violin
Ryan Mooney, viola
David Gerstein, cello

Bach: Goldberg Variations (arr. Sarudiansky)
Schubert: String Trio D.471
Martinu: Duo No. 1 for Violin and Cello
Dohnanyi: Serenade

Attention Knitters!

We are in need of prayer shawls, hats and scarves to give to those in need. If you like to knit, loom, or crochet, please consider creating something for this ministry. You can contact the church office for more information about this ministry. 
Celebrate Hannah Hooker's Ordination

Hannah Hooker will be ordained into the Priesthood on Saturday, October 1 at 11 am at Trinity Cathedral. 

All are invited to attend and celebrate with the Hooker Family!
Sing with Us

We have started learning the song "I Sing a Song of the Saints of God" in the preschool and elementary school Sunday School rooms this week. The song talks about how anyone can be a saint. Saints don't have special powers. They do amazing things, not because they are powerful, but because God is powerful, and it is God working through them who does the amazing things. We will be adding staging and costumes in the next few weeks. The children will perform before the 10:30 a.m. service Oct. 16. It's not too late to join us. We meet at 9:30 a.m. Sundays after breakfast but before classes in the basement under the parish hall.
Putting information in the Sunday Bulletins

Caroline will be out of the office the first week of October. If you want something to go into the October 5th Evangelist or Bulletins October 9th, please get it to her by September 28th. 

S t. Luke's is a very active community and more is happening all the time! Please help us save room for all our events by keeping your blurb's in the Sunday bulletins down to four lines or less. More information can and will be shown in the Evangelist each week! If you have any questions about this, please contact Caroline in the church office. 

Arkansas Youth Event

The Arkansas Youth Event (AYE) is Oct. 14-16, at Camp Mitchell. This is our fall weekend retreat open to 6th-12th grade youth from across the state. It is a great kick-off to the new school year, a chance to spend some time with old friends, and a time to make new friends from all over the state. The cost is $110. Learn more and register on the EYC website. Partial scholarships are often available through your local church and may also be available from the diocese. Contact your church leader first and then the diocese for financial assistance.
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, Pauline Rhodes
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