The Week
Sunday, Feb.17, 2019

The Sixth Sunday
after the Epiphany

Ed invites you to join us tomorrow morning:
Rector's Forum
10:15 a.m. | Church
Emory University Professor Andra Gillespie
Join Ed for a conversation with Dr. Gillespie about race and politics. Of particular interest is Dr. Gillespie’s research on income disparity -- especially her thoughts on how the government shutdown disproportionately affected - and continues to affect -  Americans of color. Dr. Gillespie is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale and is the author of “The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark and Post-Racial America” and the forthcoming, “Race and the Obama Administration.”

Join us for a forum which will both educate and illuminate.
We hope you'll be with us at St. Luke's tomorrow - it won't be the same without you - but if you can't, please join us live online!
Compass Gathering
If you are new to St. Luke’s and want to learn more about the church, join us today at 10:15 a.m. in the Library. This is an informal time the third Sunday of the month for newcomers to meet people and find out more about the mission, programs, and ministry of St. Luke’s. Contact Mark Simmons ( | 404-873-7624) if you have questions.

There is no Sunday 2.0 tonight because many schools are on Winter Break.
Hot Chocolate Race


Roads will close Sunday morning between 7 am and 7:50 am and reopen between 9 am and 11:20 am. The route encircles, so it best to check the map before heading to church.
Announcements & Opportunities

The church offices will be closed Monday for the Presidents’ Day holiday.
Mardi Gras Party
We’re throwing a huge party to celebrate Mardi Gras as a church family, and the party won’t be complete without you! On Tuesday, March 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. we’ll celebrate with Louisiana food and a band and dance floor. This is a family-friendly event and we will plan activities for revelers of all ages. Tickets are $20 per adult (wine and beer included), children 0-5 are free of charge, children 6-12 are $5 each, and youth tickets are $10 each. A $50 maximum per families. RESERVATIONS ONLINE PLEASE. Join us for this last hurrah before we enter the solemn season of Lent. You’ll be glad you did!
Flower Arranging Demonstration and Lunch
The St. Luke’s Flower Guild has invited Laura Iarroci to share a floral demonstration in the Parish Hall at St. Luke's next Saturday, February 23 at 10 a.m. with lunch to follow. Laura will discuss floral basics and arrange the flowers for Sunday's altar. We are in for a treat! She started as a volunteer at St. Philip's Cathedral, now owns her own business, has written a beautiful book on church flowers, and leads flower-centric trips to Europe. Some of Laura's books will be available for purchase (cash/checks only).

RSVP to Priscilla Hopkins (404-352-1759 | ). All are welcome. Small donation appreciated for lunch.

If you are interested in knowing more about flower arranging at St. Luke’s, please speak with a member of the guild. We are not professional arrangers and we welcome your interest in the guild!
Beginning this Tuesday, the Courtland Street parking lot will now close at 6 p.m. Monday - Friday, and at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. If you are coming to St. Luke’s after 6 p.m. Monday - Friday, or after 11 a.m. on Saturdays, please park in the lot adjacent to the Reception Area entrance or the north lot where the sign shop is located. More details, including information about exceptions, can be found online from the News & Events tab.
Epiphany Evensong with the dedication of memorial gifts is Sunday, March 3 at 5 p.m. and will feature choral works by Rachmaninoff, Friedell, Mendelssohn, and Lauridsen. Reception follows.

An Organ Recital   preceeds Evensong at 4:15 p.m. St. Luke’s welcomes Randy Elkins, director of music at Church of Virginia Highlands.
In February we are collecting common over-the-counter health care items for San Pablo parish in Cuba -- the items are “common” in the US, but very hard to come by in Cuba. Next month St. Luke’s is sending another team to visit our companion parish and they will deliver the items.   Click here for a list of items that are needed.
Prepare for Lent with Interim Rector Ed Bacon on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. - Noon. Ed will help us become mindful of the spiritual discipline the season offers and how to keep these holy 40 days. RSVP online or by phone (404-873-7777). Sponsored by the Daughters of the King.

The Grief Support Group meets this Thursday, February 21 at noon in the Library. If you plan to attend, please call Meg Moye (404-583-3711).
Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King meets next Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip for a diocesan gathering. Bishop Rob Wright will be the speaker. DOK is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to prayer, service and evangelism.
Young Adults Meet Up is this Thursday, February 21 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.
Loaves and Fishes gathers at 6 p.m. next Sunday, Feb. 24 at the home of Judith Gott (321 Candler Street 30307 | 404-449-7118). 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.
Christian Education
Racial Healing in the 21st Century
Dr. Catherine Meeks, executive director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, visits St. Luke’s next Sunday, February 24 at 10:15 a.m. to ask a question inspired by Jesus’ query of the crippled man at the pool being troubled by the angel: “Do you want to be healed?” If so, what does it take to be healed?
Name Tags Coming Soon
The Invite-Welcome-Connect name tag committee will have name tags available for everyone on Sunday, March 3. While not mandatory, if we get in the habit of wearing name tags, it will be a bridge to getting to know each other better and it will make it easier for newcomers to get to know us too. We hope everyone will participate and we are working hard to make sure the name tags are economical, easy to handle and fashion-friendly.
For the Evil Done: “The Cross and the Lynching Tree”  is a five-week Lenten reading and discussion of James Cone’s book led by Dr. Catherine Meeks, executive director of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing. All Saints’ will join St. Luke’s in this series for five Sundays, March 10-April 7 from 4-5:30 p.m. Participants will take a pilgrimage on Saturday, April 13 to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, informally known as the Lynching Memorial, in Montgomery, Alabama. Register is underway via the Sign Up tab on the St. Luke’s website.
Rector's Forum Notes

PDFs of Ed's PowerPoint presentations can now be downloaded from the St. Luke's website. You can access them from the homepage or by clicking this button:
This Sunday

The Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Kevin Blair Garrison by Ashley Orr.  
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 .
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