29 May 2019 Eve of the Ascension
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
North Little Rock, Arkansas
"My God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen." - Philippians 4.19 NRSV
As we approach the feast of Pentecost where we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church; I continue to be amazed at the wonderful and often mysterious ways of God! We certainly have needs here but God has continued to move the hearts of his people to be generous in ways that are both exciting as well as humbling.
For example, in the vestry meeting last week our treasurer, Sharon Hollaway, reported that the finance committee had anticipated that we would be approximately $46,000.00 'in the hole' by this point in the year. However, as of May St. Luke's was $39,000.00 'to the good!' We have also been told by Annie Lea's sister to expect a bequest of $50,000.00 in the coming weeks from the estate of Annie Lea Shuster! For this we give our thanks and praise! We will be sure to let you know when this occurs.
Let us fully rejoice in these awesome blessings! At the same time, let us continue to step up with our treasure, our time, and our talents. We will need them all in the days ahead as we seek to be the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement in North Little Rock!
This summer our vestry will be working on much needed improvements to our website, promotional materials, the replacement of our church sign, and praying for our continued healing as the hands and feet of Jesus. We will continue to seek to be a warm and welcoming environment where believers new and old can be nurtured and sustained in their faith. As an old preacher once said, "Baby chicks need and incubator not a refrigerator in order to thrive, so why would God send new members to a refrigerator?" Let's keep becoming the 'incubator' a place that God can trust to send his people where they will be sure to find a warm welcome of love.
Yours in Christ,
Ascension Service for the Central Convocation @ Christ Church Little Rock this Thursday, 7pm
Please RSVP to email@example.com
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):
we need to get a head count before buying the meat!
Pentecost Jazz Mass & Picnic June 9th
A-H: Condiments (cheese, lettuce, tomato, mustard, ketchup, pickles, etc.)
I-R: Sides (baked beans, chips, potato salad, etc.)
Don't to forget to wear RED!!!
Please call Trish Woods if you have any questions at 501-835-3211
St. Luke's Day at Dickey-Stephens Park
Father's Day, Sunday, June 16th @ 2pm
Tickets will be available after both services and are $16.50 for all you can eat hamburgers, hotdogs, and fixins, as well as the ballgame.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Visitors this past Sunday: Brad Wirges, Julie Criswell, and Nathan Stamp.
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.
EVENSONG AND ORGAN RECITAL
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 (Rees.R95@gmail.com), 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!
Readings for Easter 7C
8 am service
Lector: Chuck Holman
LEM: Don Wood
Altar Guild: Jennifer Green, Max Green, Claire Green, M'Liss Collins
Acolyte: Josh Taylor
Coffee Hour: Jerry and Pat Martinka
Ushers: Tim and Tricia Reid
Pie Ministry: Suzzette Patterson, Julie Pozza, Trish Wood
Lectors: Barbara Rhodes, Katie Taylor
LEM: Mark Holst, Billy Tarpley
Altar Guild: Jennifer green, M'Liss Collins, Max Green, Claire Green
Acolytes: 1st- Max Green, T- Claire Green
T- Peggie Hall, Book- Deacon Richard
Ushers: Drew Hodges, Jerry Hodge
Coffee Hour: Rick and Sherry Furr
Pie Ministry: Chuck Holman
Count/Lock-Up: Don Wood
If you know of someone that is in need of pastoral care, please contact Fr. Carey (501) 940-9692.
|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, Mary Schultz, Lindsay, The Annie Lea Shuster family, 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 Canada, Diocese of Toronto
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
St. Michael's, Little Rock
St. Andrew's, Marianna
Virginia Theological Seminary
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.