The e-vangelist
 22 May 2019 
St. Luke's Episcopal Church

North Little Rock, Arkansas           

In Memoriam

 Annie Lea Shuster

7 March 1934 - 20 May 2019


As you probably know by now, we have a lost one of our dear ones at St. Luke's. Only eternity will reveal the full extent of her generosity and service to our Lord. Please make every effort to join us in celebrating her life this Friday, 24 May 2019. Visitation will be at 9:30a in the chapel and her service will be at 10:30a in the church. Burial will follow  at the Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery and all will be invited to come back to the parish hall for a reception after the committal. 

I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord, he/she that believes in me, though they were dead, yet shall they live. +

Deacon's Dirt

The Old Doctor
Sitting patiently in the booth at Smoking Buns waiting for my friend to join me for lunch I noticed an older gentlemen in the next booth sort of looking at me. Sort of the look that you know this person, you know that you know this person but you can’t quite figure out where you know this person. Finally, he introduces himself and says, “You look just like my family doctor.” (Hint #1 – you’re told you look like an older gentlemen’s family doctor – an older gentlemen whose hair and beard are whiter than the artificial snow under the Christmas tree at Dillard’s.) “Well, I’m father of a doctor,” I reply weakly.“Yes, you sure look like our old family doctor who delivered my grandmother, my mother, and....” This is really more information than I want to know about how I looked like their old family doctor who delivered beloved family members back in the dim mists of long ago time.  (Hint #2 – you really do look old.)

Finally, I give up on my friend for lunch and leave. On the way out with as sincere a smile as I can muster I say, “Well, it’s been nice visiting with you.”

Back in my truck my phone rings and it’s my friend responding to my desperate voicemail saying, “You remember we changed the lunch date from Friday to Monday. Probably you wrote it down in your calendar book for Monday but failed to mark out the entry for today.” I hate it when someone figures out how I made a big mistake. He, of course, had figured it out exactly. (Hint #3 – you’ve proven beyond any doubt there is such a thing as a “senior moment.”)

We do get old. We do slow down. Aches and pains become more real. How do we cope with all this? Do we resist it and refuse to accept its reality? Or do we find the good grace to accept it and to adjust to our new situation?

Hopefully we adjust. For example: driving the car. We simply drive in less busy times of the day. Maybe not driving so much at night. Maybe we start listening to others more – good friends, our children. Maybe we make it a point to patch up old quarrels, reconcile with family, old friends. Maybe we do not insist so much on having our own way as we have. Maybe we concentrate on things really more important to us – our family, our good friends, our church. Maybe we do not spend so much time listening to the cable news commentators who are better at inflaming, stirring up, attacking than in saying what is good, what builds up, what encourages peace, harmony, working together.

Maybe we show our gratitude for our longer life by living more as we know God would want us to live – in love, in thankfulness, in joy.

Richard Robertson 501-425-9993

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Pentecost Jazz Mass & Picnic June 9th 
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
Please call Trish Woods if you have any questions at      501-835-3211
Seraph Brass Plays for Festival of the Senses on June 16

The final event of the 2018-19 Festival of the Senses season will be Seraph Brass, a sextet of female wind instrumentalists with a wide-ranging repertoire. The concert will be held on Sunday, June 16 (Father's Day), at 7:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4106 JFK Boulevard in North Little Rock. The concert is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception with refreshments in the parish hall.

Seraph Brass is a dynamic brass ensemble drawing from a roster of America’s most talented female brass players. Its diverse repertoire includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics. Seraph members have toured throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Europe, and recently returned from their first concerts in China. They have taught and held master classes at numerous universities and will begin their first residency at the Walton Art Center’s Artosphere Festival in Fayetteville this month, playing in the Festival orchestra and performing a concert on June 18. 

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 was the featured ensemble at the 2017 International Women’s Brass Conference and will also perform at the 2019 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Miami. Seraph’s debut studio album, released on Summit Records in 2018, won a Silver Medal Global Music Award. 
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.

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).  

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!


Serving this Week

Readings for Easter 5C

8 am service
Lector: Julie Pozza
LEM: Suzzette Patterson
Altar Guild: Pam Cox, Sally Tarpley, Julie Pozza
Acolyte: Phil Reemes
Coffee Hour: Tim & Tricia Reid
Ushers: Julie & Rick Pozza
Pie Ministry: Suzzette Patterson, Julie Pozza, Trish Wood

10:30am service
Lectors: Jenny Heard, Jerry Hodge
LEM: Don Woods, Ronnie Cox
Altar Guild: Pam Cox, Sally Tarpley, Julie Pozza
Acolytes: Phil Reemes 1st, Shia Monroe, Josh King, Karen Jack
Ushers: Jan Hoskins, Michael Bartlett
Coffee Hour: Ginna & Tom Simmons
Pie Ministry: Chuck Holman


Pastoral Care

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

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Prayer List

Let us pray for those whose lives are closely linked with ours: 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, Mary Schultz, Lindsay, Annie Lea Shuster, Quentin, Vicki Bennett, Kevin Quinn, Ross Traa, Megan Rice, Dianne Shewmaker, Billy and Ruby Wortham, Lois Waller, 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, Donald and Sydnie Upjohn, 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, Nancy Langlais, the  victims and families of recent tornados.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Pray for the Anglican Church of Melanesia
The Most Revd George Takeli - Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia and Bishop of Central Melanesia

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

 Trinity Cathedral, Little Rock
St. James’, Magnolia
The University of the South
Seminary of the Southwest

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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Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9am to 5pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Closed

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

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