The Week
Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019

The Second Sunday
after the Epiphany:
The Feast of
Martin Luther King Jr
This Sunday at St. Luke's we're honoring a saint of the church - and a citizen of Atlanta,
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ed and Horace have more to tell you:
If you can't be with us in person tomorrow, worship with us online at 9 a.m.
followed by the Rector's Forum at about 10:15 a.m.
Rector's Forum this Sunday
Interim Rector Ed Bacon concludes his discussion of his theological journey with Oneness versus Separateness Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thomas Merton had at the center of their writings and living the conviction that the universe is constructed as an interdependent Whole. “We are one though we imagine that we are not,” said Thomas Merton. Join Ed this morning in the Nave (church) at 10:15 a.m.  

If you can't be at St. Luke's, you can watch live online:
The forums will also be archived so you can watch at your convenience:
The Rector's Forum is not, of course, the only video you will find in the archive. Take a look - you can click the button above or find the link from the Media tab on the church website.
Youth Sunday School
Middle and High School Sunday School classes will meet in the church today at 10:15 a.m. to join in the Rector’s Forum. We will sit together as a group on the lectern side. Look for your teachers. There will be prizes.
St. Luke's Serve-A-Thon (January 19-23) honors the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the week that the nation honors him. There are one-time volunteer opportunities at Crossroads, Emmaus House, Church of the Common Ground, Midtown Assistance Center and Holy Comforter. Click the button for details and to sign up:
By the Numbers
Each week, St. Luke's publishes the "numbers" from the previous week. There are a lot of things about God - and St. Luke's - that are impossible to quantify; however, sometimes numbers help us understand our ministry and where it is heading.

Look for this weekly report in the Welcome insert of your bulletin and here in the Shepherd's Notes .
Announcements & Opportunities
In January we're filling the baskets with coffee and fix-in’s for Church of the Common Ground (CCG). They need ground coffee, powdered creamer and sugar (one pound bags of sugar preferred). CCG is a worshiping community of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. It is a “church without walls” on the streets of Atlanta, providing support for the pastoral and spiritual needs of women, men and youth who live on the margins of our city.  
Human Trafficking is the second leading crime in the United States and Atlanta is one of the top cities for sex trafficking of children. On Saturday, January 26, Episcopalians from around the diocese will gather at All Saints’ to learn about this issue and to help raise awareness among the hotels surrounding Mercedes Benz Stadium where the Super Bowl will be held in February. Teresa Flores, from the SOAP (Save our Adolescents from Prostitution) Project, will lead the conference which includes labeling soap with a help hotline number. SOAP Up Atlanta is sponsored by the Commission on Minor Sex Trafficking for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. If you would like to attend, register online from the St. Luke’s website’s Sign Up tab. For more information, contact the Rev. Horace L. Griffin. You can reach Horace at 404-873-7609 -
Youth Confirmation Class ... As we prepare for the bishop’s visit in May, we will begin our Youth Confirmation Class on Sunday, Feb. 3. Youth in the 10th grade and older are eligible to participate. To sign up or receive more information, please email Kristin Houser (

Daughters of the King (DOK) ... meets for its monthly gathering next Saturday, January 26 at 10:30 a.m. in the Wilmer Chapel. DOK is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to prayer, service and evangelism.

Courtland Street Mission ... serves breakfast next Saturday, January 26. Join us beginning at 8 a.m. in Clyde’s Kitchen to serve and enjoy Bible Study with friends at Crossroads.
Blessing of Pregnancies will take place Sunday, February 10 at the 9 a.m. worship service. If you would like to participate, contact The Rev. Elizabeth Shows Caffey (404-873-7612 or el
EYC to Welcome Rite 13-ers
All youth, 13 and older, will take part in the Rite 13 ceremony next Sunday, January 27 during the 10 a.m. service. Please sit together with your Sunday School teachers in the reserved pews on the pulpit side, where you will receive the Rite 13 candidates at the conclusion of the ceremony.  
Annual Parish Meeting
The Annual Parish Meeting is Sunday, January 27. We will have worship at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The meeting will take place at 11:15 a.m. A program for children will run concurrently. Please plan to join us.

Save the date for our Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Bingo gathering Thursday, February 14 at noon in the Parish Hall. RSVP by phone 404-873-7777. Act III offers gatherings and activities for parishioners 60 and up in an effort to strengthen relationships and create a better sense of community.  
Would you like to commune and get to know other St. Luke’s parishioners in your community? This year, there will be an opportunity! These informal gatherings (Zip Code dinners) will take place in various communities within and surrounding Atlanta. Zip Code Dinners will give parishioners an opportunity to make new friends as well as visit with old ones! If you are interested in hosting a dinner, please contact Jessica Tonge ( for more information.

If you're in the Kennesaw/Marietta area, Marie Holbein and Bill Kootsikas are hosting a dinner from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, at their home in Kennesaw (The Preserve at Falcon Hills, 107 Peregrine Way, NW, 30144) They say they are looking forward to meeting you and to forging new friendships among us in our St. Luke’s Community. Please RSVP by January 26 ( | 770-789-7291).
Loaves and Fishes meets next Sunday, January 27 at 6 p.m. at the home of Allison Evatt and Bob Allin (1071 Sheridan Park NE, 30324 | 404-728-0806). Bring a dish to share and your beverage of choice. Tea and soft drinks will be provided. Loaves and Fishes is a social gathering for St. Luke’s adults to be in community the last Sunday evening of each month. For more information or to be added to our email list, contact Susan or Stan Reid ( | 770-396-4041). We hope you can join us for all or any part of the evening.
Registration has closed for this new small-group adult ministry at St. Luke’s that is an outgrowth of the Invite-Welcome-Connect program. We are delighted that over 130 parishioners have registered to attend gatherings at 14 host homes and at the church in conjunction with Sunday 2.0. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact John Stewart at and tell him which day(s) of the week and area of town interest you (ministry begins on January 21 and runs through February 28, and participants are asked to attend all six weekly dinners in the same home). Email confirmations were sent to all participants this past week, so please contact Sue McAvoy at if you have any questions or if you signed up and did not receive a message.  
Thank you to all those parishioners who have completed and returned a pledge card! We have now received 326 pledges for $1,340,836. We encourage those who have not yet done so, to please do so as soon as possible. Thank you for being a part of and supporting our church’s many ministries.  
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
10:15 a.m.  | Christian Education for all ages, including a Rector's Forum led by our Interim Rector Ed Bacon.
11:15 a.m. | Holy Eucharist
12:15 p.m.  | Coffee Hour | Bell Tower
12:30 p.m. | Advocacy Network | Parkins Room
12:30 p.m. | Intercessors | Library

No Sunday 2.0 this evening because of the holiday weekend.  

THE ALTAR flowers are given to the glory of God.
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