The e-vangelist
 9th June  2019 Pentecost Edition
St. Luke's Episcopal Church

North Little Rock, Arkansas           

Pentecost Jazz Mass & Picnic June 9th 
                       [Incense will be used at this service]
There will be one worship service only on Pentecost Sunday at 10:30am. Please join us for a Jazz Mass and a picnic in the parish hall following the service. The Michael Bartlett Trio will be our musical guests! Picnic Instructions: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs & Buns will be provided. Please help us with the following (according to the first letter of your last name): 
: Condiments (cheese, lettuce, tomato, mustard, ketchup, pickles, etc.)
I-R: Sides (baked beans, chips, potato salad, etc.)
S-Z: Desserts
Don't to forget to wear
Please call Trish Woods if you have any questions at      501-835-3211
Welcome Aboard!

Ronnie Cox was elected by the vestry to complete the unexpired term of a year and a half that was vacated by Wanda Dunwoody. Ronnie brings much joy, heart, and excitement about what God is doing at St. Luke's and is thrilled to be a part of it! Please feel free to call him or email him as he is here to serve:
Cell: 501.912.0898  e-mail:

Ronnie's Motto: "You have to grab it by the horns!" 



On Friday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m., Saint Luke’s North Little Rock will host one of the country's premier sacred musicians, Bruce Neswick of Portland, Oregon, for a service of Solemn Evensong, and an organ recital.  This service will be offered in thanksgiving for Rees Roberts’ musical ministry at Saint Luke’s, and an opportunity for the community to wish him a fond farewell. This service will be followed by a festive reception.  For more information, please email Rees Roberts (, or call the parish office (501-753-4281).  

Deacon's Dirt

What are prayers? Entreaties, requests, expressions of gratitude to God. Or ostensibly to God but perhaps to show off, to irritate, to stir up... They can be classified in other ways as well, of course. You know it’s coming when you hear a friend say, “Prayers are of two types, the ones that do......and then all the others.” We live in a contentious time so let’s talk about the types that better fit the times. I guess one of the basic divisions of types of prayers would be those that are “from the heart” and those that are “written out.” Let’s consider a prayer for a friend’s birthday. Using the example of the prayer from the heart one would hear something like, “We thank you, ummh, for Ricky’s birthday, for his, uh, being there when you need him, except, maybe, that time he was nowhere to be found, or he didn’t pay back the $20.00 I lent him and I really could of used the money....” A prayer from the heart will win out every time with some cold, written out prayer such as: 
“Watch over thy child, O Lord, as his days increase; bless and guide him wherever he may be, strengthen him when he stands; comfort him when discouraged or sorrowful; raise him up if he fall; and in his heart may thy peace which passeth understanding abide all the days of his life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” 
Recently a friend pointed out a short prayer published in a local newspaper. It was not like most prayers you hear or read. 

If the author’s purpose was to “show off, to irritate, to stir up” he certainly accomplished that in good order. If our purpose is to express our thoughts, wishes, concerns to the One who is in fact our Creator maybe something like the following would be the words we could use: “God, give us the moral imagination to develop ways to support and sustain the world you have given us. Help us to understand that solutions should be developed in concert and harmony with respect to all. Help to understand that all men and women are brothers and sisters of your creation whatever color, nationality, sexual orientation or any of the many different ways that you have created us. God help us to especially understand that it is your command that we love one another – not whether it is convenient or I feel like it or I feel the other person merits it. Amen. 

Richard Robertson 501-425-9993 

St. Luke's Day at Dickey-Stephens Park 
Father's Day, Sunday, June 16th @ 2pm

Celebrate Father’s Day at the Trav's game!  Hot dogs hamburgers,  soft drinks.  Tickets are $16.50 and will be available after both services the 9th and 16th.

 Women’s Seraph Brass Sextet to Play
For Festival of the Senses on June 16
Seraph Brass, an all-female ensemble featuring outstanding musicians from five states—including Gretchen Renshaw James, Director of Bands/Low Brass at Hendrix College, Conway, on tuba—will play its first concert in the Little Rock area on Sunday, June16, at 7:00 p.m. The performance, the final event in the 2018−19 Festival of the Senses series sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception in the parish hall. St. Luke’s is located at 4106 JFK Boulevard in North Little Rock. 
SERAPH BRASS is a dynamic ensemble comprised of distinguished female brass players in varying combinations. Its diverse repertoire includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics. Seraph members have toured the U.S., Mexico, and Europe, and recently returned from their first concerts in China. They have taught and held master classes at a number of universities and will begin their first residency at the Walton Art Center’s Artosphere Festivalthis month, playing in the Artosphere Festival orchestra and performing a concert in Fayetteville on June 18.
THE SEXTET:  The June 16 Seraph Brass sextet will feature Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Trumpet Professor at Shenandoah Conservatory, Winchester, Virginia, Seraph Brass founder and artistic director, on trumpet; Arkansas’ own Gretchen Renshaw James, Director of Bands/Low Brass at Hendrix College, Conway, on tuba; Jean Laurenz, Trumpet Professor, University of Wisconsin−Madison, on trumpet; Raquel Rodriquez Samayoa, Trumpet Professor, University of North Texas, Denton, on trumpet; Rachel Velvikis, freelance horn player, Richmond, Virginia, on horn; and Hana Beloglavec, Trombone Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, on trombone.
THE PROGRAM:  Seraph’s June 16 program includes sextet arrangements of Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite; Claude Debussy’s Cakewalk Suite; Reena Esmail’s Khirkiyaan (Windows): Three Transformations for Brass; Felix Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo; Arthur Pryor’s Fantastic Polka; Isaac Albéniz’s Suite Española; Vittorio Monti’s Csārdās; and Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.
AWARDS:  The group has just been named the professional division winner of the 2018−19 American Prize in chamber music performance, a national performing arts competition established in 2009 to recognize and reward the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals. Asteria, Seraph’s debut studio album released on Summit Records in 2018, also won a Silver Medal in the Global Music Awards, an international competition created in 2011 to recognize and celebrate independent musicians. 
Seraph players performed with the singer Adele on her 2016 North American tour and have also played with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Brass Band of Battle Creek, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Music from Marlboro, Switzerland’s Luzern Music Festival, Korea’s Daejeon Philharmonic, and New Zealand’s Auckland Philharmonia. Seraph Brass was the featured ensemble at the 2017 International Women’s Brass Conference and will perform at the 2019 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Miami.
Seraph musicians currently hold positions in the Richmond Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, the Artosphere Orchestra, New Chicago Brass, Tennessee Tech University, and the University of Virginia.
For more information or individual performer photos, contact Nancy Baxter, 501.753.3578,, or call St. Luke’s at 501.753.4281.

Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant Positions

We are looking for applicants for these two new open positions on our church staff. Their job descriptions, and exact hours are still being formulated but they will both be part-time. Please note that parishioners or members of their families are not eligible to apply.

The Bookkeeper will be someone who is knowledgeable about QuickBooks and fund accounting, and either already knows the ACS system or will be able to quickly learn it. 

The Administrative Assistant will assist the rector in the day-to-day operations in the office that will include hospitality, filing, scheduling, etc. If you know of someone who would be interested please have them send their resume' to Fr. Carey by email: 

In Need of a Nursery Worker
We are accepting resumes/references for a new nursery worker for Sunday mornings. Please let us know if you know someone who is interested. Presently, we need parishioners to volunteer as we are required to have two workers at all times. Please let Sharon Hollaway know if you know someone, or are interested in being a volunteer on a rotational basis.  

In Need of a Secretary for the Finance Committee
We are in need of someone to take minutes for the finance committee. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 3pm. This would be a valuable service with not a big time commitment - does this sound like you? Please let Sharon Hollaway or Fr. Carey know if you are interested.


 Food Pantry 
St. Luke’s accepts donations of non-perishable foods for Park Hill Christian’s food pantry in the brown box located in our church narthex.  Volunteers are needed to periodically deliver donated goods from our church to Park Hill Christian.  If you are interested in helping deliver donated goods from St. Luke’s, or wish to volunteer at their food pantry, please contact Jeannie Fry.
Call for Clothes Closet Volunteers and Donations!  
Did you know that our parish serves an average of 15 to 20 families on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 12 in the “St. Luke’s clothes closet” located in the basement of our church building? That’s nearly a thousand families a year that we help through this ministry! Volunteers are needed on Tuesday mornings to distribute donated items. Help is also needed at any time that fits your schedule to sort our donations.  You can donated clean clothing & shoes, clean linens, household items and working small appliances by leaving them in the containers outside these rooms. If you would like to volunteer to help with this ministry or have questions about donations, contact Nancy Crow or Jeannie Fry.
Donations for Women's Shelter: Dorcas House
We are asking for donations of diapers(sizes 4,5,6), bleach/detergent, personal care items(women), & paper goods for the women and children at Dorcas House shelter. Deliveries are made the last Tuesday of the month. If you have any questions are would like to assist in making deliveries contact Tommie Williams or Don Wood.

DOK installation of new members and Officers on Sunday June 9th @ 10:30am service
Keep  a Welcome In Your Heart!
We believe there are folks all around us who are looking for a warm and welcoming church home where they can grow and serve. Let's keep our eyes and our hearts open to them wherever we encounter them!

Visitors this past Sunday:  Chris Hedgeman


Serving this Week

Readings for the Day of Pentecost   


10:30am service
Lectors: Betty Guhman, Mary Jane Hodges
LEM: Lauren Heil, Shannon Stone
Altar Guild: Ginna Simmons, Jenny Heard, Mary Jane Hodges
Sub-Verger: Max green
Dove Kite: Suzzette Patterson
Thurifer: Cory McBain, Boat Bearer: Cody McBain
Acolytes: 1st- Claire Green, 2nd Crucifer- Jack Copley 
Torches - Josh King, Emily Stone  
Gospel Bearer- Deacon Richard 
Ushers: Curtis Briggs, Travis Heard, Phil Reemes
Pie Ministry: Mary Jane & Drew Hodges
Count/Lock-Up: Don Wood


Pastoral Care

If you know of someone that is in need of pastoral care, please contact Fr. Carey (501) 940-9692.

Prayer List

Let us pray for those whose lives are closely linked with ours: Ann Chisholm, Karen Chisholm, Annie, M'Liss Collins', the Collins and Moseley Families, Anne Gontermann, Helen Snipan, Louis Jenkins, Gloria Holst, Kailyn, Marilyn Gay, David Martin, Steve Fanning, Jill Cox, Gene Cox, Jennie Martin, Carle, Becky Simpson, Lindsay, The Annie Lea Shuster family, Vicki Bennett, Kevin Quinn, Ross Traa, Megan Rice, Dianne Shewmaker, Billy and Ruby Wortham, Lois Waller, Vivian Marie Mackzum Hall, Pat Loomis, Abbie Parsons, Lorene Means, Sally Tarpley, Bill Shepherd, Ashley, Izac Bellot, Lisa Waits, Alex Flippin,  Ashley Block, Missy Griffin, Sara Rains, Randy Henard, Josephine Wrenn, Linda Hawkins, Bev Fry, Rich Brehm, J.R., Aleita Easley, the Reynolds Family, and for those who are discerning a new spiritual path, Lloyd, Cherryl, Ed, Dennis Sobba, Richard Robertson, JQ Richardson, Stuart Richardson, Jeannie Fry, John Bangert, Louise Charlotte, Dawn Kramer-Waliski, the  victims and families of recent tornados and flooding, for the victims and their families of the shooting in Virginia Beach. 

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Pray for the Anglican Church of Mexico
The Most Revd Francisco Moreno - Presiding Bishop of La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico & Bishop of Northern Mexico

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

 St. John's, Ft. Smith
Calvary, Osceola 

Sewanee School of Theology

Special Concerns: For all the men and women of our Armed Forces, especially Justin, Joshua, Tim, Matt, Doug, Brian Mahoney, Brian Mennes, Frank Tate, Alex Schimelpfening, David Liem, Justin, John Landis, Lucas Kunce, David Jackson, Ryan Riggins,  Rhase Riggins, and Derek Caro.
For tensions in the Middle East and those who are deploying there. For those who have been wounded in body and mind for the sake of our freedom.
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Monday - Thursday, 9am to 5pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Closed

Office Phone: 501-753-4281
Office Fax: 501-753-4322

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