Fulfill the wish. ($25 maximum) If you cannot find the gift or are uncomfortable picking out clothes or shoes, a loaded Visa card will do.
Wrap the gift, with the child’s name and the gift item.
Put the gift under the tree by December 1st.
Put the tag from the tree in the container on the ledge in the Narthex so we can keep track.
Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.
Annual Prayer Shawl Ministries Sale
Sundays, November 10 & 17
These make great Christmas gifts. Their proceeds benefit the church. Make sure you buy your raffle ticket for the beautiful tree skirt they made!
Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday, November 17
Lunch to follow the meeting.
Breakout Games of Mobile
Sunday, November 24
Youth to Breakout Games of Mobile.
Wine and Cheese Event
Thursday, December 5 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Advent Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 8 – 10 am service
Come worship in joyful expectation of the birth of our Savior. Featuring the St. Luke’s Choir, led by Trey Lemley, Organist and Choir Director. –
Youth Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 11
More details to come!
Gingerbread House Building Party
Sunday, December 15 in the Activities Room
This is a Mission trip fundraiser for the Youth Group. Stay after the 10 am service and build gingerbread houses with your family! Cost of a gingerbread house and all the fixings is $20.
Blessing of the Baby Jesus’
On Sunday, December 15th, bring the baby Jesus from your Nativity scene. Father Jamie will bless them and then we will have people there to wrap them. Bring them home and have your family open the baby as the first present on Christmas morning.
Children’s Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 22 at 5 pm
Christmas Eve Services
Tuesday, December 24 at 5 pm (children oriented) and 9 pm
Purses with a Purpose
During the month of November
During the month of November, St. Luke’s will be collecting gently used purses and new toiletry items to be donated to homeless women in our area. The “Purses with Purpose” project was begun last year as an individual effort by Mary Beth Taylor, mom of a St. Luke’s Episcopal School student. As a result of her efforts, 150 purses full of useful items were provided to the women of McKemie Place and Home of Grace. This year, let’s help her exceed her goal of 250 purses. Items requested include: purses, brushes, hairbands, deodorant, band-aids, hand sanitizer, tooth brushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, notepads and pens, hand lotion and Emergen-C packets. Look for the donation box in the Narthex beginning in November.
Ongoing Events and Programs
This class will take a break for November and December. Please check out the NEW class when they return January 13th! They will use materials from the Good Book Club to study the Gospel of John. This class will run from Epiphany until the day before Shrove Tuesday. It meets at 12 Noon in the Conference Room. All are welcome at this class.
Wednesday Healing Service and Holy Eucharist
The Wednesday Healing Service and Holy Eucharist will now be offered every Wednesday at 12 Noon in the Miles Chapel.
Men’s Bible Study
Each Thursday at 7:00 am
Together we will discuss the upcoming Sunday’s appointed Bible readings over coffee and donuts.
Adult Christian Education
Each Sunday at 8:45 am in the Activities Room
New Adult Education Class for Advent
This December during our Adult Education Class, the Rev. Jamie McElroy and Seminarian John Talbert will lead us on a four-week review of the stories of Jesus’s infancy. This study will primarily focus on the first few chapters of Matthew and Luke, and a brief look into John’s Prologue. Join us on Sunday mornings, December 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd at 8:45 am in the Activities Room and discover new meaning in these stage setting scriptures in the story of our Savior./span>
December 1st: “Bridging the Gap: An Introduction Infancy Narrative and the Genealogies of Jesus” taught by the Rev. Jamie McElroy (Matthew 1:1-17 and Luke 3:23-38)
December 8th: “The Theotokos: The Holy Spirit and Mary’s response in Luke’s Gospel” taught by Seminarian John Talbert (Luke 1:1-4, 1:26-56, and 2:1-20)
December 15th: “The Search for the Boy King: To Egypt and back in the Matthian Text” taught by the Rev. Jamie McElroy (Matthew Chapter 2)
December 22nd – “Christology and Christmas: Connecting the dots between the Word and the Flesh” taught by Seminarian John Talbert (John 1:1-18)
We live, learn, grow, work and worship in community. God creates us for and shapes us within community – family, neighborhood, congregation and beyond. Our children, right now, whether we realize it or not, whether we intend it or not, are being molded into disciples. What kind of disciples are our children becoming?
May God richly bless our Sunday School teachers with compassion and wisdom as we love, nurture, and teach our children every Sunday! See you Sunday at 9:45 am
New Children’s Sunday School Class Details 9:45 am! Join us!
“A Little Child Shall Lead Them”
This program is founded on the belief that children and youth are exemplars of greatness in the Kingdom of God, and that, as Jesus says in Matthew 18:3, “Unless you [adult disciples] change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Thus, with this program, we adults immerse our children and youth in a year-long story that covers the grand sweep of the Bible. Along the way, we provide space for children and youth to think about, comment upon, play with, and then, through our Kids-Lead Services, Youth-Lead Services and Christmas and Easter Pageants, to re-tell the Biblical story in their own youthful ways. In so doing, we put our children and youth in the position of teaching us and leading us. Sunday School is for age 4 through 5th grade.
Goodwill Vouchers Program
Please help us with the Good Samaritan program at Goodwill. When you donate items to them, please bring along a yellow donation form from the church office. Goodwill will then send the church vouchers that we hand out to people that can use them. These vouchers work the same as cash at all Goodwill stores and provide some much needed items to people in our community. The yellow donation slips are located on the brown table outside the church office.
The church receives multiple phone calls every day from people that need those vouchers!