This Sunday: July 19, 2020 | The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
Click above to hear Elizabeth's preview of this Sunday at St. Luke's.

Holy Eucharist
10 a.m.
The Rev. Ed Bacon, preacher

THE FORUM
Join Ed Bacon for a conversation with epidemiologist and Episcopalian Dr. Jodie Guest on COVID-19. Neil Schemm will also tell us about the work of St. Luke's "re-gathering" committee of which he is chair.  
The Forum follows our 10 am service
-- streaming live online, on Facebook and YouTube.
The Altar flowers this Sunday are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Jeffrey Weeks by Judith Smith and his goddaughter Rachel Aaron; and in honor of the marriage of Annabeth Balance & Elaine DeCostanzo here at St. Luke’s on July 20, 2013: Thirty-one years together.
VIRTUAL CHILDREN'S CHAPEL
Go to the St. Luke's home page and look for the Children's Chapel button (at left). Click on it so your kiddos can join Ethan Scott for church fun and learning.

We'll have a new one each week! And you can watch it all week whenever you want on demand on the St. Luke's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/stlukesatlanta
Opportunities and Announcements
STARTING THIS WEEK:
St. Luke’s is joining in the inaugural United Thank Offering’s: the Great EpisGOpal Race!  All proceeds will support COVID19 relief ministries across the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. 

Join Mignon Crawford, Keith Roberts, and John Earles in gratitude, grab your sneakers, and race YOUR way in the Great EpisGOpal Virtual Race anytime between July 22 – July 31. Choose your preferred mode and distance and race to raise money for COVID-19 relief. You can bike a 10K, run a half marathon, or skate a mile—the options are limitless. If you want to participate but prefer to keep your sneakers in the closet, you can sign-up and invite others to donate to your page. Registration is just $15 with the option to purchase a race shirt with an amazing original design by Chris Corbin. With a whole week to complete the event, we ask that you please adhere to all CDC recommended social distancing guidelines, maintain a safe distance from others, and avoid trails and walking paths during peak times.
"Untamed" Book Discussion Tuesdays July 14-August 4 at 7 p.m.

Please join facilitator Susanna Roberts to discuss Glennon Doyle’s latest memoir "Untamed." This is a group for anyone who is interested in learning more about becoming and being the person that you were created to be. Glennon is funny and spiritual and real all at the same time! We’ll read, discuss and dive deeper into all of the things that Glennon brings to us with her latest memoir! Join us THIS TUESDAY by this Zoom link:
It is St. Luke’s tradition to collect food for Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) during June and July. But the MAC office is not open because of the pandemic -- staff members are still working to help their clients, they are just doing it remotely. Even without a pandemic, the needs at the MAC food pantry grow a lot during the summer! Because their clients cannot come into the pantry, MAC is offering gift cards to Kroger and Walmart so that households can shop for themselves. If you would like to support their work, please consider sending a gift card to MAC at: 30 Porter Place NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.
The Education for Ministry (EfM) program has openings for a few new members to enter as Year One students. EfM is a four-year program although individuals commit one year at a time. EfM consists of intentional group presence, academic study, prayer, and theological reflection. Some members have used EfM as a part of the path to ordination, but most members use EfM to deepen their lay ministry and connect spirituality with everyday life. Anyone interested can contact Elaine DeCostanzo ( decostanzo@mindspring.org) or Lisa Boswell ( 5boswells@comcast.net) for more details.
It is note too late to become a part of the COVID-19 Grief Support Group. Meg Moye, a clinical therapist, and The Rev. Horace L. Griffin, a pastoral counselor and Senior Associate for Pastoral Care, are spearheading the group by Zoom  for St. Luke's.   The grief support group will meet every other week. Grief Counseling therapists and speakers will join Meg and Horace occasionally to lead sessions and facilitate discussions. The grief pastoral counseling sessions will provide opportunities to share one's grief related to COVID-19 , receive spiritual support and obtain coping skills for grief. 

Email Meg ( megmoyecounseling@gmail.com ) or Horace ( horace@stlukesatlanta.org ) if you would like to attend.  For more information, you may also call Horace at 770-742-4020.  
COVID-19 Benevolence Fund
Anyone wishing to do so may mail a check payable to “St. Luke’s Coronavirus Benevolence Fund” c/o David Hendee, 435 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, or you may make a contribution online at www.stlukesatlanta.org

Any parishioner seeking assistance from this Fund, as well as a limited amount from another similar source, may direct the request to the Rev. Horace Griffin at horace@stlukesatlanta.org . Horace and a very small subset of the Vestry will handle the requests on a confidential basis. 
During these days of irregularity, one of our constants is our need to pay our bills, meet payroll, and invest financially in God’s mission in downtown Atlanta. If you have a financial commitment (a pledge) please stay current while we’re not gathering physically. If you haven’t pledged, please give generously and consider making a Big Love pledge. Every cent given makes a difference in our ministry.
Streaming live online from the church website, Facebook and YouTube.
Also, it is good to know that when looking for the broadcast on Facebook or YouTube, it pops up at the appointed "live" time. There will be no graphic indicating a program is about to begin - it just comes on when we flip the switch at St. Luke's!
St. Luke's is your family. If you have a pastoral - or other - concern, please email one of us or call: 404-873-7600. Email addresses are listed on the website from the Our Church tab.
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