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Highlights of current and past St. Luke activities
Becky and Marcin will lead us in song around the neighborhood at 6:30pm on December 22. We will be handing out small gifts as we go and will have hot chocolate, apple cider, and cookies at church when we are finished.
We hope you can join us in this festive holiday event, as we brighten the nights of those around us with Christmas carols and enjoy time together during this often rushed holiday season.
7th Annual Brunch in Bethlehem
Sun., December 15, 11:15am
Everyone is invited to join us at 11:15 am for our 7th Annual Brunch in Bethlehem. Stroll through the Bethlehem marketplace. Stop at different stores and observe the activities that are going on. Make crafts, have brunch, and visit Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. Have your picture taken as either an angel or shepherd. We will also have some new activities for the adults this year! We hope to see you in Bethlehem, where there is room for everyone!
On December 8th during service, we will present a short Christmas musical titled, "Light of the World." This musical combines original songs and familiar carols from around the world to tell the Christmas story. Through narrative, drama and song, we will share how Jesus came to be the "Light of the World" over 2,000 years ago. The story begins with the story of creation, turns to the prophetic words of Isaiah, and then recounts the events of Jesus' birth.
This project will bring together the adult choir, the cherub choir, elementary school aged children, and members of the church youth to present this special story during worship. Opportunities for children and youth to participate range from larger speaking roles, to small non-speaking roles perfect for younger children.
Anyone interested in participating should contact Jennifer Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details. Adults not already singing with the choir that would like to participate should come to Wednesday evening rehearsals at 7pm beginning Nov. 13. (We are already working on it, but it is NOT too late to join us.) The cherub choir is working on their section during their regular rehearsals.
We look forward to sharing this with the congregation on Sunday, December 8th.
Join us Sunday, November 24 as Bishop Kevin Strickland visits St. Luke. After service, we will host a Q&A and Potluck for local area ELCA congregations with Bishop Strickland. Please use the Communication Cards to RSVP to the Potluck.
We hope you will attend and welcome Bishop Strickland to St. Luke.
St Luke Lutheran 35th Anniversary
Worship Service and Luncheon
Join us Sun., Nov., 17. Pastor David Hood, the original mission developer, will return to St. Luke. A special meal will be served after service. Please use the Connection Cards to RSVP to the meal. We hope you will join us for this celebration!
St. Luke is collecting food items for the upcoming Thanksgiving Baskets. We are hoping to help out 40-45 families, and we will be focusing on families through Tonie Robinson and Peace Lutheran, and of course our Outreach families. We are asking for all the Sunday School classes to participate in this worthwhile project.
St. Luke's Youth will be putting the bags together at the Lock-In on Fri., Nov. 22. Delivery will be Sat., Nov. 23, or Sun., Nov. 24. Each Sunday School student will receive a grocery bag. We ask that you bring the bag back to your Sunday School teacher along with the designated food items assigned to your class.
We will be collecting for the baskets Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10, and Nov. 17. Again we are asking Adult Sunday School classes to participate with a specific item. There is a sign-up on the Communication Card in the bulletin for turkey donations.
This is a great opportunity as parents and caring adults to teach our children the importance of reaching out and helping those less fortunate. Thank you for your help and participation! Any questions, please call Vikki Ernst, 901-378-8829.
2's and 3's: Large cans of Soup and Cereal
Pre-K 4's and K 5's: Large cans of Soup and Cereal
1st and 2nd graders: Large cans of Soup and Cereal
3rd and 4th graders: 4 or 5 lb. bags of Sugar and 5 lb. bags of Flour
5th and 6th graders: 4 or 5 lb. bags of Sugar and 5 lb. bags of Flour
7th and 8th graders: Large jars of Peanut Butter and 5 lb. bags of Flour
High School: 5 lb. bags of Flour and large jars of Peanut Butter
Women of Faith: Cookies
Men of Faith: 4 or 5 lb. bags of Sugar and 5 lb. bags of Potatoes
Pastor's Class: 4 or 5 lb. bags of sugar and 5 lb. bags of Potatoes
Real Faith For Real Life: 5 lb. bags of Potatoes and 5 lb. bags of Flour
Shady Oaks School Children: Cereal
Join us on October 27th for our annual Trunk-R-Treat celebration. Trunk-R-Treat is a fun, safe, and friendly environment where kids can walk around the church parking lot and trick or treat as they go from trunk to trunk. We will have games, food, music, prizes, and of course lots and lots of CANDY! The games and activities will begin at 4 pm while the adults decorate their cars. Trick or treating will begin at 4:30 (Don't forget to bring your candy to hand out!) and food will be served afterward. All games, food, and activities will be outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Trunk-R-Treat is for all ages so bring the whole family and don't forget to invite your friends and neighbors. We can't wait to see all of your amazing costumes!
Each year we celebrate the many ministries at St Luke with our own version of the Mid-South Fair! The rides will be in our imagination and if someone wants to set up Dunking for Apples please do! Each of our ministries will have a display in the narthex on Sunday October 20 to explain what their ministry is and invite new members to join. Please plan to attend!
Sign up to build Sept. 28 and Oct. 19, 7:30am-1pm (see the link in This Week). The house location is Cedar Heights Build Site, 1919 Carver Avenue, Memphis, TN 38114.