XXII PENTECOST (PROPER 27)
November 10, 2019
The flowers on the altar have been given to the Glory of God by Tom & Eileen Widger in loving memory of Francis & Beatrice Malumphy.
1. FEED MY SHEEP: The Chester/Andover Family Center has an ongoing need for food donations to help nourish hungry families in our communities. Marjorie and David Carey have been volunteering at the center and keeping tabs on current needs. St. Lukers gave 17 lbs. in October (and it was so good to see toothbrushes!) Thanks so much. Remember to donate coffee as there has been none on the shelves for the last weeks. CAFC is also hoping to give every family a turkey for Thanksgiving. They would need to be brought to the food pantry on Thursdays 1:00-5:00 p.m. or Fridays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.. There is a freezer there. Again thanks for all you have given.
2. “WE CARE” BOX: The vestry has put a box in the back of the church for care concerns. It is a purple box with the title “WE CARE” and there will be slips of paper to fill out for a concern members have for themselves or someone else who may need assistance. (Such as food shopping, raking leaves, shoveling snow, home repairs, visit needs, companionship, medical, etc.) The care box will be checked after services each Sunday.
REMINDERS & INVITATIONS:.
1. REMINDER: If you forgot to do so last week, please pick up your copy of the November LITS newsletter in church mail slots this morning.
2.LUNCH BUNCH BOOK GROUP: Meets tomorrow, November 11th from Noon-1:15 p.m. in Willard Hall for a box lunch, sharing, discussion, and prayer. We are currently reading a book entitled, “Lies We Believe About God,” by Wm. Paul Young (the author of “The Shack.”) Come and join us.
3. MID-WEEK MORNING PRAYER & ADULT STUDY: Wednesday: Morning Prayer: 9:40 a.m.; Adult Study at 10:30 a.m. in Willard Hall. The Adult Study Group continues its study using Wm. Paul Young’s book entitled: “Lies We Believe About God.” All are invited to come join us.
4.VESTRY MEETING: Meets this Wednesday, November 13, in Willard Hall at 6:30 p.m. for Scripture Reflection; 7:00 p.m. for the Regular Agenda. The focus topic is “Finance & the Preliminary 2020 Budget.”
5.CHRISTMAS WREATH WORKSHOPS NOVEMBER 21-23. Make your reservation now so you can decorate a lush evergreen wreath from an array of especially collected greens, natural materials, and ribbons. Choose one of four workshops and enjoy good food and camaraderie while you embellish your wreath. Register and pay by November 12 for a $5 discount on the regular cost of $45 per wreath. Profits benefit the church and the Chester Conservation Committee’s youth camp scholarship fund. Check the church website or see the November LITS for more details. Contact Lillian Willis at 875-1340 or for information and registration.
6.SAVE ITEMS FOR THE CHRISTMAS TEA: Please save your one-quart yogurt plastic containers and tops. We need them for freezing soups. Give them to Lillian Willis or leave in the special box* (under the coat rack) in Willard Hall. And save cookie or other tins with lids—not more than 4” in diameter and in good condition inside and out—for Belinda Whipple Worth to decorate with polymer designs. Also colorful T-shirts you don’t want. Holes, spots, writing, and patterns are fine. (All these can be placed in the same collection box.*)
THIS WEEK at ST. LUKE’S
Monday November 11
Noon Lunch Bunch – Willard Hall
Wednesday November 13
10:30a.m. Adult Study Group – Willard Hall
5:30p.m. Choir Rehearsal – Willard Hall
6:30 p.m. Vestry Gathering & Refection – Willard Hall
7:00 p.m. Regular Vestry Agenda
Sunday November 17 – XXIII PENTECOST (PROPER 28)
8:00a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS:
OFFICE GUILD: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-Noon.
Rev. Heidi Edson’s hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.-Noon and
8:30 a.m.-Noon on Wednesdays for Morning Prayer & Adult Study.
If you need to contact Rev. Heidi or make an appointment, call the Church Office at 875-6000 during these hours.