Our Parish
Backpack Sunday: Bring Donations this Sunday, September 8th
Questions? Contact Charlotte de la Pena here.
From Father Justin: Prayers for Hurricane Dorian
Thank you so much for your concerns about my Georgia family, I really appreciate it. They are all safe, watching the weather closely, and have a plan should they need to evacuate their homes. Please pray with
me for our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas and elsewhere that Hurricane Dorian makes landfall:

O God, our times are in your hand. In the midst of uncertainty lead us by your never-failing grace as we seek to be agents of healing and hope. Walk with us through difficult times; watch over us in danger; and give to us a spirit of love and compassion for those who suffer and mourn. Remind us that you have promised never to leave us so that even in the valley of the shadow of death your love may be felt, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Draw near to us in this time of sorrow and anguish, comfort those who mourn, strengthen those who are weary, encourage those in despair, and lead us all to fullness of life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen
This Sunday At St. Luke's On The Lake
Way of Love Mini-Fair: WORSHIP
If you missed the Way of Love Fair in the Fellowship Hall, check out the church lobby for hand-outs and Worship ministry highlights throughout the month of September.
You can also learn more here .
Highlighted ministries for September 8th: Choir & Praise Band
Rite K Is Back at 9:00 AM!
Rite K (Kid's Church for Kinder - 5th Grade) meets in Big Room Riker Hall at  9:00 AM , and provides the Liturgy of the Word in an interactive, kid-friendly format. You can escort your child over yourself, or an acolyte will gather the children in the sanctuary: just have them follow the processional cross!
A Leader will return the children to you at The Peace.
Children/Youth Formation (aka Sunday School)
10:15 - 11:10 AM
Toddlers - Preschool: Godly Play, Little Chapel Room
Kinder - 5th Grade: Honoring God, Gather in Upstairs Riker
Middle School: Lectionary Learnings, Green Room, Downstairs Riker
Faith Discovery: Youth Confirmation Preparation, Youth Annex
High School: Lectionary Studies, Youth Annex
Adult Formation (aka Sunday School)
10:15 - 11:10 AM
Fellowship Hall - Father Andrew's Being Church study of Acts (combined with Rector's Forum for this Sunday, September 8th)
Library - Parents of Teens/Tweens
Riker Conference Room - Parents of Young Children
Annex, DOK Room - Practicing the Presence of God (Christian Meditation)
Pre-EYC for 3rd - 5th Graders
Sunday, September 8th, 4:30 PM
Big Room Riker
Dinner at 5:30 PM
Questions? Contact LoriAnn Lavallee here .
EYC (Episcopal Youth Community)
aka Youth Group for 6th - 12th Graders
Read the latest Youth Newsletter  here

Can you walk the Way of Love & BLESS our Youth Group?
Donate your time to prepare a Youth Group meal for a Sunday night meeting (10 - 20 students). Popular buffet/bar ideas are: chili, pasta, taco, sandwich, potato. You will be reimbursed for your ingredients.
Contact our Youth Director, Kelsey Cooper here to volunteer a meal.

Regular EYC Meetings begin this Sunday, September 8th
Contact our Youth Director, Kelsey Cooper at 512-266-2455 or  here .
Monday Morning Women's Study
Monday Morning Women's Study: September 9, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
We will kick-off the year with a potluck brunch in the church Library! You are invited to bring an item to share. We are studying the Way of Love by Presiding Bishop Curry. We will explore the Way of Love and
examine one of the seven practices of a Jesus-centered life each week. For more information go here.
Contact Robin Miner with questions here . All women are invited to attend. Childcare is provided.
St. Margaret's/St. Ann's Guild Meeting
The first meeting of the fall for St. Margaret’s/St. Ann’s Guild will be at 10:00 AM,
Tuesday, September 10th at the home of Mary Duggan, 1506 Drop Tine Drive, Cedar Park, 78613.
All women of St. Luke’s are warmly welcome to be part of our fellowship, study and spiritual growth.
For more information, please call Robbie Jurek, 512-266-1416.
Mid-Week Service: Holy Communion & Healing Prayer
Wednesdays at 10:00 AM (Cancelled for September 11th)
Resumes on September 18th . Refresh your week with this brief, meaningful service!
Young Adult Game Night (ETG)
Friday, September 13th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Episcopal Tabletop Guild (ETG) is a gaming ministry for college-aged students and young adults!
Led by Adam & Kelsey Cooper in the Fellowship Hall (There will be some signage to help direct you
on campus). We'll bring board games from our home and encourage attendees to do the same. We
love trying new games! Potluck dinner and BYOB (beer and wine only, no liquor). Please invite anyone
who might be interested in gaming nerdiness with their peers!! Contact Kelsey Cooper here.
Altar Guild is calling YOU!
Are you looking for a ministry that is truly rewarding? We have a place for you!
We currently have 3 teams consisting of 7 ladies on each team. This is a ministry
based on commitment & the privilege to set the Lord's Table. If you are interested in
this ministry, please contact Janet Wood here or 512-345-8344 for more details.
Prison Ministry News
St. Luke’s on the Lake has supported Prison Ministries since 2012 through Kairos and Jubilee Weekends in our area. These Prison Ministry Weekends are similar to Cursillo, and the next one will be at Travis State Jail on October 25 -27 . Brian Hall and Craig Severson will be representing St. Luke’s on the team at this Jubilee. Recently Brian Hall received a moving letter from one of the men he met and prayed with during one of these previous weekends. Click here to read the letter.
For those who cannot serve on a team inside the prison, support can be offered in several ways:
  • “Prayer Chain” slips of paper will be available soon to send as a very touching and visible sign of prayers being offered for these men. These prayer slips from all over the world will be formed into a giant paper chain that wraps completely around the meeting room!
  • Place mats drawn by our children will be sent for all the meals. It is touching to see the inmates look down and see a scribbled picture signed by a young child for them causing tears to flow from these hardened men. Many times I’ve seen the place mats signed, for example by Amy age 6 ,and the inmate says he has a daughter named Amy who’s 6 years old. It’s obviously a God thing.
  • Financial support to help defray the cost of the weekend is also needed. If you feel called, please make your check payable to St. Luke’s with Prison Ministry on the memo line. $300.00 is the total amount to sponsor one participant, but any amount helps. 
If you would like to lean more about Prison Ministry, please contact Craig Severson here .
Library News
Check out the link here for a listing of books/audio books published in 2018 - 2019 added to our collection. Many of these newer additions are on the book rack on the Librarians’ desk.

We have also gathered a collection that have won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A listing of these books
with a brief description of their subject matter appears here . It is a diverse, very readable group.
These books are on the small book rack by the Library windows.  
Invite Your Friends
In Our Diocese & Community
Golf for a Good Cause!
Time is running out to get tickets for our Honduras Good Works annual fundraiser September 29th
at Top Golf! Please come out and support us, we really need your participation.
Ticket sales end September 13th . Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.
Fall Retreat Sponsored by Community of Hope
Healing For A Fearful World
September 27 - 29
Camp Capers, Comfort, Texas
Presenters: Reverend Janice Krause & Reverend David Krause
Heritage West Region Community of Hope International (COHI) is sponsoring a fall retreat, open to all. Come join us for a weekend of worship, fellowship, and spiritual nourishment. Come be renewed and refreshed, leaving with a stronger grounding of your faith. Now,
more than ever, the world is a fear-driven place. We'll explore ancient tools to help us
live in modern times. There will be time, with instruction, to write icons, take spiritual
walks, and pray the Scriptures. We hope you'll join us! Email Pat Beachy  here  for
more information, the schedule, questions, and to register.
St. Luke's in Pictures