Here's Ed to give you a preview of tomorrow at St. Luke's

If you would like to join Tracey and Emily for a luncheon Q&A, please RSVP so we know how much food to prepare.
Chorister Evensong
The sweet voices of choristers from around the diocese will fill St. Luke’s tomorrow at 5 p.m. Choristers from St. Bart’s and Grace Episcopal will join St. Luke’s own choristers to sing a program of all female composers on the Feast of Margaret Queen of Scots. A reception follows in the Parish Hall.
Pledge Sunday is November 17
As we celebrate, please remember that it is our calling to be a part of God’s Big Love – in all its forms - through our connections with the ministries and people of our parish. To quote Cindy Wright, “My giving to St. Luke’s is an affirmation that this is where I belong. It is a commitment to creating a home for others who are looking for their tribe. It is a sharing of the gifts God has given me.”

Please RSVP for the Big Love BBQ Luncheon set for Pledge Sunday - November 17. We’ll have two worship services that day, at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Christian Education is at 9 a.m., at 11:30 a.m. we’ll gather together for a meal and fellowship. RSVP online from the Sign Up tab - you can pledge online from there as well!

As you consider your pledge, please go to the special Big Love pages on the website for information on the church’s financial status and goals. It’s all there for you to review.

The Forum: Dementia from the Inside Out
The Very Rev. Tracey Lind and her spouse Emily Ingalls join us to speak about the spiritual insights and lessons gained by a life complicated by early-onset dementia.

The Gospel of Matthew | continues through November
Tony Jones | St. Luke Room

The Religious Roots of White Privilege Nov. 10 and 17
Dr. Dr. Joseph Monti | Hamilton Room

Considering the Canaanites: Engaging Tough Scripture | Nov. 10 and 17
Marisa Sifontes | Wilmer Chapel
The Book of Joshua tells the story of Israel’s conquest of the land. It is not only a story of triumph and faithfulness, but also a story of violence (and genocide?). How do we wrestle with such stories? And how might we make sense of the way this story has been used throughout history?  
Opportunities and Announcements

A big love “thank you” from the Daughters of the King to the parish for 89 coats, vests and jackets. Our friends who use the services of the Crossroads are the beneficiaries of your generosity.

The Grief Support Group meets Thursday, November 21 at noon in the library. We will share our experience of the holidays after the loss of loved ones. Please contact Meg Moye (404-483-3711) by the 18th if you would like to attend.  
TACC’s LIVE AND LEARN on Tuesday, November 12 from  11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Hamilton Room. Divorce Mediation: Healthier Communication and Effective Co-Parenting is the topic and will be presented by Ginny Kingston, Psy.D. Everyone is welcome to attend. $15 attend and have lunch; $5 suggested donation to attend for individuals who do not wish to order lunch. (Your donation supports the Training and Counseling Center’s mission fund for counseling services.) To register for this event, please contact or  call 404-876-6266 Ext. 2003.
In November, our basket collection  supports the work of Emmaus House. Please fill the baskets with toys for Christmas: balls, books, dolls and stuffed animals. When choosing dolls and books, please remember to be culturally sensitive - most of the children who will celebrate Christmas at Emmaus House are children of color. Please place your donations in the Outreach baskets located in the Narthex and Reception Area.  
Act III Luncheon  Change for Elders: A Cause for Delight or Discomfort? features Ed Bacon speaking about his journey into elderhood and the great changes that are a part it. Using Cardinal Newman’s assertion “To live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often,” as a starting point, Ed invites us to join him in considering change - personal, inter-personal and cultural - as we age and how it impacts our theology. While Ed will begin with his own story, there will be ample time for discussion and conversation about how this affects all of us. Join us at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 5 for lunch and Ed's program.  RSVP online or by phone 404-873-7777. Cost: $8 per person. All are welcome, so invite friends!
EYC AT MIKELL Join your friends at the DYC Retreat at Camp Mikell --the second week of December for middle schoolers and the first weekend of January for high schoolers. The purpose of the retreat is to bring the fun of Summer Camp into an abbreviated winter session. Join youth and chaperones from parishes all over the diocese. Participants get to kick back and just enjoy the weekend. The retreats are hosted by the Diocesan Youth Commission. Register at . Questions: Find Liz - she’s dying to answer your questions. 
Advent Reflections by Email Sign up to receive the St. Luke’s reflections in your inbox each day during Advent. Hard copies of the booklet will be distributed the first Sunday in Advent, but if you’d like to get the daily email, please go to the Sign Up tab on the church website and sign up. If you received reflections by email in Lent, you are already signed up.  

Be sure to take a moment to stroll through the Glenn Gallery to view the artwork of parishioner Averill Jones.
SAVE THE DATE for Faith and Friendship Dinners! Following a successful inaugural session with 150 participating parishioners earlier this year, this ministry will offer its second session of faith-based discussion over potluck meals in parishioners’ homes. Groups will meet weekly for six weeks, and the next session will run from January 12 to February 20, 2020. Registration will be held in December. For more information, contact Sue McAvoy ( ).

First Letter to the Corinthians
Join us Wednesdays at 11:30 am wonderful community and Bible study. Questions: The Rev. Elizabeth Shows Caffey (
THE BISHOP BARBARA C. HARRIS JUSTICE PROJECT   Bishop Wright and The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing invite you to the launch of The Bishop Barbara C. Harris Justice Project on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's. The project will focus on environmental injustice, health inequities, prison industrial complex, death penalty and inhuman immigration policies. This work will embody healing across the diocese and the wider church. In addition to a program there will be a worship service and reception. To register email Sandra Tarver at before November 15.   
On Friday, November 15, grab some friends, family members or co-workers to spend one night in your car and raise awareness of families experiencing homelessness. Our House is holding its second annual Wheels4Walls in a secured parking lot at 426 Peachtree Street (across from St. Luke’s Church). All proceeds from the Wheels4Walls sleep in will support Our House programs for families experiencing homelessness. To learn more about Wheels4Walls and book your spot for the sleep in, visit
Look at the Parish Profile:
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!
When They See Us | Parkins Room | 6:30 p.m. | November 6, 13 and 20
St. Luke’s Bridge Builders invites the congregation to come watch, reflect and discuss When They See Us, a four-part dramatization of the true story of five black and brown teenage boys from Harlem who were wrongfully convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park in the spring of 1989. This powerful miniseries was created, co-written and directed by Oscar nominated director, Ava DuVernay.  Our discussion will be led by Steve Stephens in the Parkins Room from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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.
Adults $10 | Children $5 | Max. $30
Children 3 and under, no charge.


Holy Eucharist
Wednesday, November 27 at 5 pm
The Rev. Ed Bacon, preacher

Thanksgiving at Holy Comforter
St. Luke’s will serve the Thanksgiving meal at Holy Comforter for more than 100 people on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m.  Earlier in the day, we will prepare the food.

We  need turkey donations as well as lots of volunteers of all ages:
Frozen Turkeys - 12-14 lbs. Place in the Parish Hall kitchen walk-in freezer by Sunday, Nov. 17. Volunteers of all ages are needed on Wednesday, November 21.

Holy Comforter is a parish in Ormewood Park in which about 60% of the congregation live with mental illness. In support of the work of the parish, St. Luke’s serves dinner one Wednesday most months. It is a ministry not only of food but also of presence and fellowship. In November, our Wednesday is always the evening before Thanksgiving - it is a tradition!  Join us and you’re sure to learn something about being thankful!
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
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