The Week of Sunday, November 11, 2018
The 25th Sunday After Pentecost

This Sunday
Chorister Evensong
Join us Sunday at 5 p.m. for an evensong sung by St. Luke’s children and youth, from age 4 to 18. We will be observing the Feast of All Faithful Departed and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice. The repertoire includes works by  Dyson, Drennan, McKay and more.  

This is a really exciting time for our kids who give their time to sing at church. Please join us to support them and hear what they have been working on!
Announcements & Opportunities
Live Simply, Love Generously is the theme for this year’s stewardship campaign for 2019’s mission and ministry at St. Luke’s. We ask you to consider what it means to live simply and to love generously. We hope you will prayerfully consider the positive impact of St. Luke’s and how you can use your time, talents and resources to support the worship and work of our community.  At present, there are 201 pledges totaling $763,241.  

The Grief Support group meets this Thursday, Nov. 15 at noon in the library. Bring your lunch and we will have drinks. Please contact Meg Moye ( megmoyecounseling@gmail.com | 404-483-3711) if you plan to attend.
Young Adults gathers this Thursday, November 15 at 6 p.m. for community and a guided discussion at Manuel’s Tavern in Poncey-Highlands. This a great opportunity for newcomers as well as long-time members to meet fellow young adults. And mark it on your calendars, we meet every third Thursday at Manuel’s. If you’re between the ages of 21-38, you are a young adult.  
Thanksgiving at Holy Comforter
As is our tradition, St. Luke’s will prepare and serve the Thanksgiving meal at Holy Comforter for more than 100 people on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m.  We need lots of volunteers and donations of frozen turkeys (12-14 lbs.). Please leave your turkey donations in the Parish Hall kitchen walk-in cooler by Sunday, Nov. 18. 
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.  
The Daughters of the King is asking the Parish to join its Winter Coat Drive to benefit the Crossroads. 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). Coats will be blessed on December 16, and distributed during the Crossroads Christmas Luncheon on December 21. Please contact Lindley Cole (404-964-5238) or Amanda Wood (478-978-3621) if you have any questions. 
SAVE THE DATE: Faith and Friendship Dinners  ... This small-group program will offer faith-based discussion over potluck meals in parishioners’ homes. Groups will meet weekly for six weeks, and the first series will run from January 21 to February 28. For more information (or to offer to host in your home), please contact Sue McAvoy ( smcavoy@emory.edu ).
Retreat Speaker’s Books On Sale on Sundays in the Reception Area following each service. Dancer, doodler and former Mathematics professor Sybil MacBeth will be with us at Kanuga and we’re offering her books, Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God (adult’s and children’s editions) and The Season of the Nativity, for purchase prior to the retreat at 50% off retail prices. Please pick up your copies and prepare for a creative, spiritual experience!  

Join us Thursday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. to count your blessings and take part in the Eucharist. The Rev. Canon Brian Jemmott will be with us to celebrate and preach.
Recommendations for Vestry are sought by the Nominating Committee, which is charged with putting together a slate of four nominees. Phil Lamson is the committee chair. Members of the committee include: Ardith Barrow, Ann Cramer, Scott Inman and John Zintak. If you have a suggestion, please speak with Phil or any member of the committee.  
NEW MEMBER PROFILES Be sure to check out the newcomer profiles from the November 1 edition of The Shepherd's Voice. Just click the botton:
For more about what is happening at St. Luke's:
Sojourners We’ve had a “late” addition to our fall schedule. Join us Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. for the world premiere of Knead, written and performed by St. Luke’s own Mary Lynn Owen. “In the wee hours a woman bakes bread. . . . The ingredients of time and memory keep interfering and the process becomes a journey into the unpredictability of just about everything.”  Purchase your ticket at alliancetheatre.org or 404-733-5000. Sojourner reservation requested by Sunday, December 2. Coordinator: Donna Church.
This Sunday
The Nursery opens at 8:40 a.m. for children and babies 5 years old and younger.

8 a.m.| Holy Eucharist    
9 a.m.| Holy Eucharist    
9 a.m.| Children’s Chapel.|Wilmer Chapel
10:15 a.m.| Reception for Matthews Family | Parish Hall
11:15 a.m.| Holy Eucharist    
12:15 p.m.| Coffee Hour | Parish Hall
12:30 p.m.| Intercessors | Library

4 p.m.| Bridge Builders  | Library
4:30 p.m.| Nursery opens for Evensong    
5 p.m.| Chorister Evensong | Church
6 p.m.| Evensong Reception | Parish Hall

THE ALTAR Flowers are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for Dan Matthews by his grateful staff.
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