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Tucker Update – What makes all our efforts possible. (10-16-18)

As some of you know the Kairos prison ministry is more than a “one shot” presentation and retreat for prison inmates – it is a year around effort with some volunteers going down to Tucker Prison on a weekly basis.  I was scheduled to go down this Monday evening with some other volunteers.  That visit was cancelled as Tucker was having problems. Several inmates had taken an illegal drug and were having serious health problems. All beds in the infirmary were filled. One died.

Please continue to pray for our prisons and those locked up in them. We are in the political season.  You might want to ask some of those running for election and re-election – say from Governor on down – what they are doing about this crisis in our prisons and our society.  You might want to ask them how their leadership has – or has not – been a good and meaningful influence on solving this problem.  Refuse to accept clichés as answers.

Our church is not a building. It is the people, it is a family of people who make up the church. Indeed it is our family of people who make up this church – friends, neighbors,  and, yes, family members literally, who make up this church. Most we like, many we love, a few we don’t understand how they have enough sense to come in out of the rain.  Yet in truth we really love them all – they even put up with us. It’s our church. Yet without a place we are just a motley collection of people.  Sure, we could meet in a parking lot or on a street corner but what could we do there?  Sometimes it does rain.
Pray about your pledge this year, especially this year.



Richard Robertson
501-425-9993
 

Office Closed for Business

The Church Office will be closed for business on Tuesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 18 & 25 from 1:00 - 5:00p. The volunteers will take messages and distribute as needed. This time is needed to work on the 2019 budget figures. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

Thank You

ECW Fruitcakes

The fruitcakes are back! The ECW will be taking orders through October 31. Please look for the order forms in the narthex or contact the office. The cost per cake will be $15.
The cakes will be available for pickup December 9th after both services.

 

Lunch Bunch

Please join us Wednesday, Oct 17 for  This is a fellowship of ladies that share similar life circumstances. This week we will and out our calendar of events for the rest of the year. Any questions, contact Sheryl Stewart or Dawn in the office.

Tour Trinity Cathedral

ECW has arranged a tour of Trinity Cathedral for all our church ladies.  The date is Saturday, October 27.  We’ll meet at St. Luke’s at 9:30 am and carpool over to Trinity. 
The tour should last around an hour or so. 
Please contact M’Liss Collins, mlissc@aol.com, with any questions.

Festival of the Senses

Festival of the Senses presents T. S. Eliot’s Nobel Prize play, Murder in the Cathedral
 

On  Sunday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m .,  Festival of the Senses will present its first original theatrical production,  Murder in the Cathedral,  T. S. Eliot’s play dramatizing the assassination and martyrdom in 1170 of English Chancellor and Archbishop Thomas Becket.  Produced and directed by Jason Green, the play will be performed by a cast of local actors in the roles of Thomas Becket, priests, tempters, knights, and the women of Canterbury.

 

All donations received at the performance, which is free and open to the public, will go to the Arkansas Repertory Theater to contribute toward the rejuvenation of this beloved arts organization.  Murder in the Cathedral is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.  

Outreach

BABY ITS GONNA BE COLD OUTSIDE! Right now, our clothes closet could especially use any donations of bedding, blankets, and coats.  Household goods of any type are also needed. If you would like to volunteer to help with this ministry, hours are flexible.  Contact Nancy Crow or Jeannie Fry.
 
INTERSTED IN HELPING WITH PARK HILL CHRISTIAN this Fall?  Just a heads up that Thanksgiving baskets will be assembled on Nov. 8 (Thurs) and distributed/picked up Nov. 9 (Fri).  Christmas Baskets will be assembled on Dec 5 (Wed) and distributed/picked up Dec 7 (Fri).  Christmas Store will be Dec 8 (Sat).  Set up will be Dec 5,6 and 7.  If you think you want to help, please contact Jeannie Fry.
We will again be taking donations for Dorcus House for the month of October. They need diapers sizes 4, 5, and 6, detergent/bleach and personal care items. The women at Dorcus House have left abusive relationships often with just the clothes on their back and every bit of help they receive is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions about this Outreach Ministry feel free to contact Tommie Williams or Don Wood.
 
Adopt a Vet
Please help show your appreciation to our vets who have served our country by “adopting a vet” at St. Francis House this holiday season. Tags with veterans’ names and the items they most need will be available starting Sunday, November 11 (the day before Veteran’s Day).  We hope you will take a tag and try to select two items on the tag that the vet has listed.  We are asking that you please wrap your gift(s) and bring them to the church office by Friday, November 30.  We will sponsor a Christmas dinner for the vets with Santa on December 6, Thursday. Contact Don Wood, Jeannie Fry, Tommie Williams or Dan Dennis if you have any questions.

 

Art Work Needed

If you have original art, any medium, notify John Rhodes or Suzzette Patterson. They are scheduling exhibits throughout the season to hang in the Parish Hall. Art work should be ready to hang. On the back of your piece please note your name, medium, price or NFS. Thank you.

Cranberry Relish

Soon it will be time to begin taking orders for Peggie Hall’s ‘famous’ cranberry relish.  As you may or may not know, St. Luke's gets 100% of the purchase price. She donates the entire cost and 12 oz jelly jars are about $1 each. So if you still have any jars on hand from previous years (or other sources), she would appreciate it if you would ‘recycle’ them to be refilled this year. Just bring to either Sunday service and leave on a table in the Narthex.  Thanks so much! 
For questions contact Peggie Hall.

Nursery Workers/Volunteers

We need your help. We would like to have a back up volunteer that would step in if these ladies are ill or unable to work. If this is something you are interested in, please contact Sharon Hollaway or Dawn Reynolds. Thank you.
 

EKC and EYC Announcements

EYC Breakfast Club will NOT meet this Sunday, October 21.
It’s time to register for AYE! This event, held at Camp Mitchell, is open to all students in 6th-12th grades. The event runs Friday evening through Sunday morning, October 19-21. Cost is $120 per youth. Scholarships are available; contact Molly for more information. Online registration is open.
 
Youth Conformation Schedule 

Youth Confirmation will meet in the EYC room from 1pm-3pm this Sunday, October 21. Remember to bring your folders and completed assignments!


10/21: 1pm-3pm
10/27: 10am-3pm (Lunch Provided)
11/3: Noon-3pm (Lunch Provided)
11/4: Confirmation with Bishop Benfield, 10:30am service
**All classes will be held in the EYC Room

St Augustine Society

Save the Date for October 21! All 20s/30s/40s and friends are invited to a soup potluck & movie night in the Parish Hall. We will be showing the fall classic ‘Hocus Pocus’ on the big screen! Child care will be made available, but must be requested no later than October 17. Contact Molly Higginbotham. 

Pastoral Care

If you know of someone that is in need of pastoral care, please contact the church office.
 

Update Your Info

We want to ensure that you get the most up-to-date information regarding ministries and worship opportunities! We need to update our current address book in order to do so. We have created a simple form for you to fill out, which will automatically save your data in a secure spreadsheet. Click here to be redirected to the form.

Prayer List

Anne Gontermann, Helen Snipan, Betty Miller, Louis Jenkins, Gloria Holst, Kailyn, Marilyn Gay, David Martin, Steve Fanning, Jill Cox, Gene Cox, Jennie Martin, Carle, Paula Kalina, Becky Simpson, Mary Schultz, Sarah, Betty, Lindsay, Annie Lea Shuster, Quentin, Vicki Bennett, Kevin Quinn, Sharon Fry, Ross Traa, Megan Rice, Dianne Shewmaker, Billy and Ruby Wortham, Lois Waller, Pat Loomis, Abbie Parsons, Lorene Means, Startz Family, Sally Tarpley, , Bill Shepherd, Ashley, Izac Bellot, Lisa Waits, Gene DeLisa, Alex Flippin,  Ashley Block, Missy Griffin, Sara Rains, Randy Henard, Josephine Wrenn, Donald and Sydnie Upjohn, Linda Hawkins



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.
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