March 8, 2020

Will NOT be held on Saturday, March 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the NewsBank Conference Center. Please spread the word. For more information, please contact Lillian Willis at 802-875-1340 or lbwillisct@comcast.net.
2. FEED MY SHEEP: The Chester/Andover Family Center has an ongoing need for food donations to help nourish hungry families in our communities. We donated 9 lbs. in the month of February, but hope to do better this month remembering the hungry who are our own neighbors here in Chester and Andover. During the winter months hearty soups and stews are so important along with luxury items like coffee, tea, hot chocolate, brownies, & cake mixes. Thank you so much for caring.
Meets tomorrow, March 9th 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.
2.MID-WEEK ADULT LENTEN STUDY: Meets this Wednesday, March 11th at 10:30 a.m. in Willard Hall. We are discussing a book entitled, ”Hanging By A Thread: The Question of The Cross,”by Samuel Wells, a renowned Anglican cleric and scholar. A series of theological reflections on the challenges of our understanding of Christ’s crucifixion that arise today using contemporary ideas in history, biblical studies, and philosophy. Reflecting upon six biblical stories, Wells discovers that the cross has an enduring power to shape how we live, how we relate to one another, and how we allow ourselves to be enfolded in God’s story. All are invited to join us. (Please see Heidi+ if you need a book.)
3.VESTRY MEETING: St. Luke’s Vestry will meet this Wednesday, March 11th in Willard Hall; 6:30 p.m for Spiritual Reflection; 7:00 p.m. for the Regular Vestry Agenda. The focus topic will be “Maintenance.” Church members are welcome to attend these meetings.
4.REMINDER: Please pick up your copy of the March LITS newsletter found in a special box on the side table near the entrance to Willard Hall.
                                                             THIS WEEK at ST. LUKE’S
Monday March 9

Noon Lunch Bunch Book Group – Willard Hall
Wednesday March 11
10:30 a.m. Adult Study Group – Willard Hall
6:30 p.m. Vestry Gather for Spiritual Reflection – Willard Hall
7:00 p.m. Regular Vestry Agenda – Willard Hall

Sunday March 15 – III LENT
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I – Willard Hall
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Willard Hall

A Prayer of Grace for the Whole World
May God give us the grace to heed the warnings of Jeremiah and to accept the gracious invitation of the incarnate Word to live, in, with, and through him, a life of grace for the whole world, that thereby all the earth may be restored and humanity filled with hope. Rejoicing in your works, O Lord, send us forth with your Spirit to renew the face of the earth, that the world may once again be filled with your good things: the trees watered abundantly, springs rushing between the hills in verdant valleys, all the earth made fruitful, your manifold creatures, birds, beasts, and humans, all quenching their thrist and receiving their nourishment from you once again in due season (Ps.104).
Source: A Pastoral Teaching from the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church.