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The e-vangelist
 12  June  2019 Trinity Edition
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
North Little Rock, Arkansas           


We Give Thanks


For those who were not at church this past Sunday, we made the announcement that Annie Lea Shuster, in addition to the $50,000 dollars she had bequeathed to St. Luke's in her will, also left us two IRAs: one worth $32,000 and the second worth $94,000! We have been abundantly blessed by our dear friend in her passing.
May Annie Lea find her place in Christ's heavenly kingdom, and may light perpetual shine upon her.
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St. Luke's Day at Dickey-Stephens Park 
Father's Day, This 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 this Sunday the 16th.



 Women’s Seraph Brass Sextet to Play
For Festival of the Senses This Sunday!
 
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 THIS 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, baxternan@aol.com, or call St. Luke’s at 501.753.4281.



Deacon's Dirt

Fr. Carey here, in lieu of our Deacon's article I thought I would show you why there is no "Deacon's Dirt" it's because he has been working in the dirt. Below is a photo of his new barn that is still a work in progress. I'm sure he will tell us all more about it once it has been completed. Until next time...


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:  frcarey8@gmail.com 


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.  



Outreach

 
Our next week to host Family Promise families here in our parish hall will be the week of July 7 thru July 14.  Volunteers are needed to help prepare meals, host families in the evening, and serve as overnight hosts.  If you are interested in helping or finding out more about this ministry, contact Nancy Crow (meals/evening hosts), Tom Simmons (overnight hosts), John Rhodes (set up) or Jeannie Fry.
 
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!  
Thank you for the many donations we have received in the last few weeks.  Please keep them coming!  Our volunteers look forward to arriving on Tuesday morning and seeing so many new items to sort through and put out in our two rooms.  We currently have used books, household goods, shoes, women's, men's, and children's clothing, purses,  luggage, personal care items and other accessories.  Our wish list includes towels, sheets, blankets, bedspreads and backpacks.  Our client base has increased as the word has spread throughout the community about this outreach ministry.  The St. Luke's Clothes Closet is open from 10:00 to 12:00 on Tuesday mornings in the lower level of our sanctuary building.  Donations can be dropped off while we are open or at the church office Monday through Thursday between 9:00 a.m.and 4:00 p.m..   If you have questions about this ministry, please 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.

 
Let's Keep  a Welcome In Our Hearts!
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:  Jacob Smith, The Newman Family


 

Serving this Week

Readings for Trinity Sunday
https://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CTrinity_RCL.html

8:00am Service
Lectors: Jason Houk
LEMS: Phil Reemes
Acolytes: Peyton Price
Ushers: Julie & Rick Pozza
Pie Ministry: Suzzette Patterson, Julie Pozza, Trish Wood



10:30am service
Lectors: Jerry Hodge, Jenny Heard
LEM: Caryl Hix, Mark Holst
Sub-Verger: Max green
Acolytes: 1st- Josh King
Torches - Peggie Hall, Emily Stone  
Gospel Bearer- Deacon Richard 
Ushers: Ed Seward, Michael Bartlett, Jan Hoskins
Pie Ministry: Josh Taylor
Altar Guild: John Rhodes, Suzzette Patterson, Don & Trish Wood
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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Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9am to 5pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Closed


Office Phone: 501-753-4281
Office Fax: 501-753-4322
Email: stlukesnlr@gmail.com

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