Join us tomorrow to celebrate St. Luke's Sunday!

In celebration of St. Luke’s Day, which we celebrate next Sunday, we welcome you to view the artwork of parishioner Averill Jones that will be hanging in the Glenn Gallery.
Tomorrow marks the start of our annual Stewardship Campaign to fund St. Luke’s mission and ministry budget for 2020. Fittingly, the theme for this year’s campaign is Big Love , and we encourage you to be on the lookout for your pledge packet and information related to this and the over-and-above capital and growth campaign, Prepare Ye The Way .   

Not long after the turn of the 20th century two well-educated, 
well-respected, Atlanta men came together to discuss the 
most explosive issue of their day. 
One was a priest; the other a professor.  
One was black; the other white. 

Part I of the dramatization of the conversation
is tomorrow - St. Luke's Sunday - 10:15 AM
Featuring acclaimed Atlanta actors Chris Kayser and Neal Ghant as Cary Wilmer and W.E.B Du Bois, with St. Luke’s parishioner, Jeff Cramer, as Ray Standard Baker, the national journalist who moderated the actual event. Directed by renowned actress and St. Luke’s parishioner, Mary Lynn Owen.

The following Sunday, October 27., the second part of the dramatization will take place.

Both Sundays we will save time for discussion. On Oct. 27, former St. Luke’s associate, the Rev. Dennis Patterson, joins the conversation about the meaning and significance of Du Bois and Wilmer's ground-breaking conversation.
The Gospel of Matthew
continues through November | St. Luke Room
This class, lead by Tony Johns, is taking a two-week break and will return October 27.  

Opportunities and Announcements
ONE WEEK LEFT TO REGISTER
Annual Parish Retreat at Kanuga | November 22-24
The guest speaker Bishop Carlton Pearson, award-winning Gospel artist, ordained Christian minister and gifted preacher and speaker, who is currently leading a “cyber ministry”that is “metacoastal,” a radically inclusive spirituality that invites all people of faith into community. First time retreat attendees get a 50% discount. Registration is ongoing for this year’s weekend away with your church family but to get the 15% discount you need register and pay (with credit/debit card) online from the Sign Up tab today. If you prefer not to register online, there are hard copies of the registration form at the Reception Desk.  

Blessing of Costumes Join us during the 9 a.m. service next Sunday, October 27 in your spookiest, ookiest, or cutest costume! Where we will bless you for a safe night of Trick-or-Treating and fun! Adults are welcome to rock their costumes too!  

The Rite of Holy Baptism will be celebrated on All Saints Sunday, November 3. Monday is the deadline if you wish to have your child baptized, or are an adult prepared for baptism. Please contact Michelle Jemmott at 404-873-7616 or michelle@stlukesatlanta.org for more information.

In October, we’re filling the baskets with Christmas stocking stuffers for Holy Comforter. Suggestions include: sunglasses, gloves, chapstick, hand lotion, deodorant, warm socks and random/funny things  Please place your donations in the Outreach baskets located in the Narthex and Reception Area.
Our chapter of the Daughters of the King invites the St. Luke’s family to join them in providing protection for our guests at the Crossroads Ministries. The second annual winter coat drive is underway. Please bring gently used and/or new coats for men, women and children, and place them in the large bin provided under the stairs in the Narthex (church foyer). Please contact Lindley Cole (404-964-5238) if you have any questions.  
Capturing the Spirit of Oakland
High schoolers call or email Liz Beal Kidd (404-873-7690 | liz@stlukesatlanta.org) to secure your spot to tour of one of Atlanta’s most hallowed places. We have a very limited number of these very hard-to-get tickets for Sunday, October 20 at 10 p.m. It will, no doubt, be a spiritual night. (Must be in 10th grade or above.)

YOUTH TO UNCLE SHUCKS It’s a St. Luke’s youth (6th-12th graders) tradition! Join your friends on Sunday, October 27 for our annual trip to the best corn maze in the mountains. We’ll leave at 12:30 p.m. from the church. If you plan to join us, please let Liz know ( liz@stlukesatlanta.org). Liz is also looking for drivers - text her if you’d like to volunteer (404-358-6024).
First Letter to the Corinthians
What was the most troubled church plant in Paul's ministry? It could very well be the Church at Corinth, planted in the midst of a city known for its immorality and pagan temples. If you were to make a list of the church's problems, it wouldn't be short.  The wonderful thing is, that from Paul's response to the problems of this troubled church you and I learn a great deal! First Corinthians is indeed one of the foundational letters in the New Testament. Join us Wednesdays at 11:30 am starting Sept 25 for wonderful community and Bible study. Questions: The Rev. Elizabeth Shows Caffey (elizabeth@stlukesatlanta.org)
You're Invited
Music Associate/Organist Caitlin Dowling and her fiancée Hannah Hamby would like to formally extend an invitation to the entire parish for our wedding here at St. Luke’s on October, 26 th 2019 at 4 p.m. We would love to have you attend the service and celebrate our wedding with us with a toast in the Parish Hall afterward!

The third time is the charm! We've tried to get this book study going twice and each time an unforeseen event caused its cancellation for that evening. But we're doing it THIS Wednesday, so come join the
conversation - whether you've read the book or not.

Book Study | Wilmer Chapel | 6:30 pm| October 23, 30
Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger
Women’s anger has been historically perceived as threatening. Rebecca Traister’s book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger, is a deeper exploration of that. The idea for the book came to her just before the 2017 Women’s March.  Though the Women’s March had a massive turnout and has been followed by “a year that has women protesters opposing the health care repeal, teacher strikes, women running for office in historic numbers, and then #MeToo,”  Traister says the potency of women’s anger and activism is still routinely diminished.  Traister argues not that women’s anger is always righteous. It’s that it’s very often politically potent and yet we’re told not to take it seriously, still.  Traister’s book examines women’s anger and how it has been both politically transformative and perilous for women throughout U.S. history. Join Alyson Kopp and Tanya Washington in what is sure to be a lively discussion.
Adults $10 | Children $5 | Max. $30
Children 3 and under, no charge.
YOU CAN NOW MAKE A STANDING RESERVATION!

Continues this Wednesday: Spiritual Memoirs with Ed Bacon
What do Deepak Chopra, Cynthia Bourgeault, Richard Rohr, and Ilia Delio have in common? Each has written a spiritual memoir in a new anthology, “how I found GOD everywhere and in everything.” Seeing God in all of creation is central to ancient religious and spiritual truth that are being rediscovered in 21st century science-friendly expressions. Some refer to this as Christianity’s New Narrative, which is resonant with Jesus’s earliest teachings. If you can't be with us, this class will be streamed live online and on Facebook.
God calls us each by name.
Please wear your name tag to help us call one another by name, too. If you don’t have a name tag, you may request one at the Reception Desk outside the Parish Hall. Thank you for being a part of St. Luke’s community!
Arlan Sunnarborg is making available online all of the St. Luke's Mass movements. If you'd like to watch the videos - or even download a score go to https://arlansunnarborg.com/shop/st-lukes-mass/
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