The Mustard Seed Garden provides fresh produce for Clyde’s Kitchen at Crossroads. There are two events today where you can show your support for this important ministry. Everyone is invited - young, old and in between - to join the fun!
Mustard Seed Garden
Come help in the Mustard Seed Garden from 9-11 a.m. to harvest the remainder of the summer produce, prepare the beds, and plant cool weather crops. No experience needed, but you’ll want to bring gardening gloves, hat, and sunscreen. We’ll provide coffee and water as well as gardening tools.  
Celebrate another successful year for the Mustard Seed Garden at 6 p.m. in The Park (Hamilton Room if it rains). This family-friendly event features barbecue and an array of delicious sides (plenty of vegetarian options). Cost: $5 per person, payable at the door.
The Week of Sunday, September 23, 2018
The 18th Sunday After Pentecost

Announcements & Opportunities
The elevator at the church is not working at present. We're working to get it fixed. Please plan parking accordingly. For instance, if you usually park in the Courtland Street lot on Sundays and take the elevator to get to the Nave, you should park in one of the Peachtree Street lots so you can enter on the same level as the Nave.

In September we’re filling the baskets with disposable diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6)for Atlanta Children’s Shelter. Please place your donations in the Outreach baskets located in the Narthex and Reception Area.   
Register by THIS SUNDAY and get a %15 Early Bird discount.

Art and Soul: Spiritual Healing Through the Arts
November 16-18
Guest Workshop leader is Sybil MacBeth,
author of "Praying in Color:
Drawing a New Path to God"
If you have never before been to the Annual Parish Retreat, you are eligible for a First Timer's discount.
The summer of 2018 is over but we're looking ahead to 2019 and need your input.

Blessing of the Animals
Worship in The Park Sunday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m. for our annual St. Francis Day celebration. Be sure to bring your pet(s) to be blessed. Stick around after worship and we’ll have supper together in The Park.  

Atlanta Streets Alive takes to Midtown and Peachtree Street next Sunday, September 30. St. Luke’s will offer hospitality by giving away bottled water and keeping our restrooms open. Stop by for a little bit or stay a while as we give participants a place to rest and connect with our parish.  
Loaves and Fishes
Join us at the home of Sue Sherrill (1436 Woodland Hills Drive NE) next Sunday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. 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 ( susanstanreid@yahoo.com  or 770-396-4041).
Hospitality for Atlanta Pride Parade
Volunteers Needed
Providing hospitality during the annual Atlanta Pride Parade is a St. Luke’s tradition. This year’s parade passes in front of the church on Sunday, October 14 from about Noon-3 p.m. We are looking for parishioners of all ages who will help hand out bottles of water. Join us for this fun afternoon of hospitality. If you sign up online to volunteer, we’ll even feed you lunch beforehand. Just go to StLukesAtlanta.org/pride and let us know you’ll be with us on Oct. 14.
Weekly Bible Study
Join us Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Parkins Room. We are studying the largest book in the Old Testament - Isaiah.  See and hear the word of God through the faithful witness of this prophet as he reveals what God would say to us with reverence and compassion. All are welcome.  
Holy Baptism graphic
The Rite of Holy Baptism will be celebrated on November 4. 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 . Deadline for information to be in to the church is October 22.
Calling all writers, poets, photographers! The editors of our devotional booklets are currently recruiting contributors for the Advent and Lent devotional booklets. The theme for the coming year is “Possibilities.” These compilations of daily reflections by members of our congregation help us to focus our attention during the seasons of Advent and Lent, as we get to know each other in deeper, more meaningful ways. Sign up or request more information using the “Sign Up” tab on the St. Luke’s Web site.  
NEW MEMBER PROFILES Be sure to check out the newcomer profiles from the September 1 edition of The Shepherd's Voice. Just click the botton:
For more about what is happening at St. Luke's:
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    
     Children’s Chapel | Wilmer Chapel
     An informal worship offering for children 3 years and older at 9 a.m. in the Wilmer Chapel, with the exception of the first Sunday of each month.
10:15 a.m.|Christian education for all ages.    
11:15 a.m. | Holy Eucharist    
12:30 p.m. | Coffee Hour | Parish Hall
2 p.m.|Sojourners at Actor’s Express | OS
4 p.m. | Bridge Builders (Church) | Parkins Room

Adult Education

Loving Our Immigrant Neighbors: Exploring the immigration crisis through the lens of faith | Parish Hall
How did we get to this critical moment in U.S. immigration history, and how can people of faith respond? In this session, we will explore the history of immigration in our nation, the rise and impact of immigrant detention, and ways that communities of faith can support immigrants and asylum seekers in Georgia.  Our speaker is Marie Friedmann Marquardt, scholar-in-residence at Candler and co-author of Living “Illegal”: The Human Face of Unauthorized Immigration.

Bible Study on the Sunday Scripture | Sundays in the Parkins Room
Further explore God’s Word in the scripture assigned for worship each Sunday. We all see the world through the filter of life experience and life transitions. This Bible Study is designed to engage us in a deeper exploration of the day’s texts, acknowledging the lens of life experiences we bring to that study. No preparation necessary. Drop in as you are able.  This class invites you to come, engage the Scripture and respond to God’s word.

Sunday 2.0 is our weekly time of community fellowship, activities and fun!  
Nursery opens at 4 p.m.
MENU: Tacos and Fajitas, Re-fried Beans, Chips, Salsa, Cheese Dip, Corn, Salad Bar, Dessert
$9 Adults (17 & up) - $5 Children - $30 Family max - Under 3 no charge
Sunday 2.0
4:15 - 5 p.m.
Intermediate Choristers Choir Room
for 6th-8th grade
4:30 - 5 p.m.
Joyful Singers Room 201
for 4 years old - Kindergarten
5 - 5:45 p.m.
Junior Choristers Choir Room
for 4th-5th grades
Prep Choir  Room 201
1st-3rd grades
Make a Joyful Noise  Hamilton Room
Supervised play for 4 year olds - Kindergarten
EYC Supper Parish Hall
5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
Senior Choristers Choir Room
for 9th-12th grade
Sunday 2.0 Supper Parish Hall
High School Homework Lounge Room 203
Space to hang out before EYC
Middle School EYC Room 205
Youth group
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Compline Nave (ends at 6:45 p)     
High School EYC Room 203
Youth group
Homework Lounge Room 205
Space to hang out after EYC
THE ALTAR Flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Juliette Persons Doster by her children Griffin and John Fry.   
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