On behalf of the Angel Tree, we would like to say "Thank You.” Through your generosity we were able to provide Christmas for 12 families, with 40 children. We provided 13 bicycles, 5 Kindle Fires, 100+ clothing items, 50 pair of shoes, 2 laptop computers, skateboards, Legos, board games, arts and crafts supplies, a variety of musical instruments, including 3 guitars and 2 keyboards, and so many other gifts. In addition, we were able to give each family a $40 gift card from Rines Market in Indiantown. Thank you to those of you who cut out ornaments, donated gifts or money, wrapped, tagged, sorted or delivered. Jesus calls us to take care of "the least of these", and that is what you have done. On behalf of the children and families of Indiantown, THANK YOU!
Epiphany - January 6
The Manifestation of Christ to the world. Epiphany comes from the Greek “show in forth.” Jesus is the manifestation of God. When we see Christ, we see God.
Epiphany’s theme of gifts makes it a time to think about our own gifts of the Spirit for mission and ministry, celebrating them and asking God to help us develop and offer them for others - to continue to spread the light of Jesus to the world.
Yesterday we call “the past,” Tomorrow we call “the future,” Today is God’s gift to us….that’s why we call it “the present.”
What you are is God’s gift to you...what you make of yourself, in the power of the Holy Spirit, is your gift to God.
Beginning Sunday January 13 through March 3, each Sunday in Epiphany, please join the Adult Christian Formation Committee members in the Parish Hall to discuss that Sunday’s readings. Look for Jane Burton, Edwina Dunworth and Michelle Sinclair after the 10am service and for Kendra Auberry after the 9am service.
DINNER OUT WITH FRIENDS
DOWF will be on January 22
at The Outback on Federal Highway near Indian Street. We've moved it a week later as the 1st was on a Tuesday. Please join us; last month we had 22. Lots of fun and laughs and good food! Call Lynne at 248-330-8946 to reserve.
2019 ENJOYMENT BOOKS
The 2019 Enjoyment Books are available for purchase. They will be sold in the Parish Hall after the 8am and 10am services. They will also be available in the Thrift Store. We sell them for $35 each and St. Luke’s gets $10 for each book sold. For more information see Bob Grubb (440)655-5669.
IN HONOR OF OUR LOVED ONES...
“Many years ago when the Church extended the seating by installing more pews we had a campaign to raise money by “Selling Pews.” A pew “In Memory Of” (if deceased) and “In Honor Of” (if still living) was available for $200. This was acknowledged by an engraved brass plate mounted on plaques which are displayed on the walls of the church and will be there for posterity! This is a wonderful way of having loved ones, or oneself, remembered - lovely to be able to see their names FOR EVER in St. Luke’s Church, and your gift will help to maintain our wonderful Church! Please contact Marie in the church office via email at email@example.com for forms, or speak to Pat Reed.
FRIDAY MORNING BINGO
Join us for FRIDAY morning weekly Bingo in the Parish Hall. Doors open at 9:30 am, and games begin 10:30 am. Lunch is served for $3. Our players come for the camaraderie as well as the prizes. See you there!
BINGO ITALIAN NIGHT
The next Bingo Italian Night is Thursday, January 17! For the reasonable price of $10, each person will receive a small Bingo Card and a Pasta Dinner with Salad and Dessert. Beer & wine will be available for a donation as will the purchase of additional cards and specials. Come join us for a night of fun and fellowship. Doors open at 5pm, dinner @5:30pm and Bingo promptly begins at 6:30pm.
Thursdays at 4:30pm in the School of the Arts Building. Join us for a 60 minute session of easy yoga with a 30 minute meditation on our backs. The cost is $15 per session with a $15 initial, yearly registration fee for St. Luke's School of the Arts.
St. Luke’s is a member of the World Community for Christian Mediators. John Main, a Benedictine brother opened the first Christian Meditation Centre at Ealing Abbey in London in 1975. Now led by Laurence Freeman OSB, the Community’s home is in the International Centre in London with chapters in more than 100 countries. Meditation is based on Christian principles but open to all. Meditation has been proven to be very beneficial to health and wellness. No previous experience is needed as materials are offered to anyone interested in coming St. Luke’s offers this group as a gift of just being instead of doing. Every Saturday morning 10:30 - 11:15am in the SLSA/Administration Bldg.
Reminder: All Ministries’ Annual Reports were due December 31st
to the Church Office. Help… we want to celebrate
what your ministry did in 2018!