Announcements: August 27, 2017


Please welcome organist Harold Stover who is filling in for Albert while he is away during the month of August.  After serving churches in New York City and Portland, Harold now maintains an active free-lance career as organist, conductor, and composer. He is the conductor of Renaissance Voices, a cappella chorus based in Portland, specializing in music from the medieval period through the 17th century. He enjoys worshipping at St. Luke’s when not professionally engaged elsewhere.

Living Stones Campaign Update:  As part of the Living Stones Capital Campaign to improve our space and to be more comfortable and welcoming, we are pleased to share that pew cushions have been purchased and installed! This new addition will improve the St. Luke’s experience for all visitors who come here for worship, reflection, weddings, funerals, concerts, and other events. The cushions are manufactured with special foam that has very low sound absorption in order to minimize any impacts on the acoustics within the building. Special thanks to Junior Warden Sam Allen for overseeing this project. The repair and restoration of the two lancet windows on the East wall (these windows appear beneath the Rose Window on each side of the reredos) will begin soon. The stained glass is in great need of repair and the wooden framing surrounding the windows is rotting and in need of replacement. This work will complete the structural repairs currently needed on the East wall. A generous grant from the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust will cover a portion of the costs of these repairs.

Claire Hammen and John Watson, Living Stones Capital Campaign Co-chairs

Healing Team:  There will be no Team members scheduled through the four (4) Sundays in August or the first Sunday in Sept.  We will return on Sunday, Sept. 10th.


Upcoming Featured Events

Holiday Fair Meeting and Update: Our August meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 29th from 6-8pm in the upper hall.  Please contact Margo Hill @ 553-0330 or Dawn Brennan-Daly @ 747-5416 with any questions or concerns. Our featured table for this month is the Sewing & Notions Table.  We are looking for all things sewing (in good saleable condition) including fabric, sewing notions, yarn, crochet hooks, sewing baskets, cutting mats, etc.  You may drop your donations off in the back foyer – please place them to the far right and clearly mark for the fair.  We plan to have large item pickup each Saturday in October and can even come to your home to pick up items if needed.  More information to follow.

September 9:         Camp out at the Cathedral!  Students in grades 6-12 are invited to spend the night at the Cathedral on Saturday, September 9.  Dinner and breakfast will be provided.  Let Jon Radtke know if you would like to be part of the fun.

September 10:      Sunday School/Youth Programs begin *

                                    The Cathedral Choir returns

*Ecumenical Youth Group:  Would you like to meet other area teens for periodic fellowship and fun?  An Ecumenical youth group has formed between Woodfords, Trinity, HopeGateWay and All Saints (a small congregation whose members are mostly from Sudan that meets at Trinity).  and youth from St. Luke’s have been invited to join in the fun.   I had a great meeting with Katie Holicky, who is the youth group leader and feel really excited about participating in this new interdenomenational venture.  Give me a shout if you’re interested and we’ll connect with the others by having a gathering here at St Luke’s! Jon Radtke

September 17:      Welcome Home Dean Shambaugh!