September 28, 2016
Become a friend of St. Luke's on Facebook (St. Luke's Episcopal Church North Little Rock) and follow us on our website at www.stlukeepiscopal.org.
Want to donate to St. Luke's, send a pledge, or Memorial gift? Do so Here

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. 

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: Our youth and children are planning to combine for several special events this fall. The first one will be a celebration of Saint Francis Day this Sunday,  Oct. 2 .  

During the  Sunday  School hour from  9:30 to 10:15 , the children will work with the youth to string popcorn and make birdseed ornaments, which we will use during the pet blessing at  2:30  Sunday  afternoon. Weather-permitting we will work outside near the playground. Rain location will be the youth classroom near the adult classroom. The children will not have singing practice this week
Children's Chapel

Volunteers to help assist in Children's Chapel are needed. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact the church office or Wanda Dunwoody. 

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

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!

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.
We want your help!

We want to know what you want to see in our choir and music program going forward with our search for a new organist/choirmaster. Have an opinion? Send the office an email here! We look forward to hearing from you. 
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.
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. 
ASO Intimate Neighborhood Concert

Schubert Octet
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, NLR
October 11, 2016
7:00 pm
The ASO is happy to offer a $10 discount to the St. Luke's Episcopal Church community! Just use the discount code STLUKE when ordering online or when calling the box office at 666-1761.
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.

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.  Registration deadline is October 12th. For more information, go to www.cursillo-ar.com or contact Registrar Betty Seymour at 501-319-7576 or bseymour52@gmail.com.
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