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Friends,

Are you thankful in this year of uncertainty and division? Are you hopeful that the volatility of our culture and the curse of this global pandemic will come to an end. I promise you it will. And yet all or any of our worry, fear and doubt are quickly drowned out by the tsunami of love and provision we know in the body of Christ. In worship whether in person or virtual, the Lord’s presence is still filling us with encouragement, comfort and strength. Driven by this love and strength, Jesus, the author and perfect or of our faith, gives us the reason and purpose to serve others in His name as an outflow of our gratitude for all we have in Him.

It was this perspective that began the traditions that mark the first Thanksgiving and the celebrations that follow. In 1620, 102 travelers (most of which were looking for religious freedom) found themselves hoping to make it through the winter on the Mayflower so they could begin their settlement the following spring. Only half of them lived. Yet despite that devastating loss they learned from the local Wampanaug Indians how to farm the land and provide for their needs, the early colonialists learned to thrive. That fall in 1621, Governor William Bradford gathered the Mayflower survivors and the local native Americans and they gave thanks for the Lord sustaining them and giving them friends who helped them survive and thrive.

In 1863, in the midst of the civil war, Abraham Lincoln made a proclamation that called all Americans to cry out to God and “commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife to heal the wounds of the nation.” It is here that Lincoln initiates the fourth Thursday of November as a Day of Thanksgiving and prayer.

In the midst of cultural unrest, division and suffering, our calling to pray is age old: “if My people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV. This prayer is descriptive of what it means to be truly thankful. God, who can employ all consequences for our corporate sin, instead offers us healing, forgiveness and hope. In Christ we are now alive, and can care for those who need him. For that I am thankful. I am thankful for you, St. Luke’s. Together we can show the world how to survive and thrive even when circumstances are trying.

I am thankful, we are hopeful, and forever Jesus is Lord.

Joy and peace to you
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Dan
Prayer for St. Luke's
Pray for wisdom and discernment for the Standing Committee of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes.

Pray for those who are affected by the virus, the healthcare workers and our leaders who have to make difficult decisions.
Pray for the division of our country and that we, as Christians may be united and may shine as a light to those who are in darkness.






Hospital and Shut In Ministry

Call the church office when you or a loved one will be in the hospital or would like a visit from the Clergy or a member of our Lay Eucharistic Visiting Team. 
They would be glad to visit, pray and offer communion when requested.

Our Priest on call emergency phone#
330-665-2229
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Prayer Texts

Contact the church office if you would like a prayer request sent out to the St. Luke's family. If the request is for someone other than yourself, we must have their permission before we publish it.
After office hours, email Kathy.

We reserves the right to edit or deny requests for the prayer text to prevent the violation of privacy. Thank you for your understanding. 
Inner Healing Prayer ministers to
body, soul and spirit. 
If you would like prayer or have any questions, contact
330-618-4036
If you would like to be involved in this 
vital ministry to the body of St. Luke's and also to our visitors, please see David Springer for more information.
Please have all ministry information for the newsletter to the church office by Wednesday before noon to be included in the weekly newsletter. Thank you!
Click here for email or call 330-665-2227.

Senior Pastor
Dan Morgan
click here to email
Prayer Team:

Days before 5:00 pm
Patsy Bowen
330.665.3890

Evening 6:00 pm -11:00 pm
Nanci Kulchar
330.666.8610

24 Hours
Dorothy Presson
330.239.1862
Join us for worship on Sunday mornings
9:30 a.m.

Office hours:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


St Luke's parish is a part of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes under the leadership of
The ADGL Standing Committee and Temporary Bishop
Grant LeMarquand

To Contact the ADGL
234-466-0426


St Luke's Church
3810 Ridgewood Rd Copley, OH 44321
330-665-2227
  
office@stlukesakron.com  
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