Announcements: September 17, 2017

Today at St. Luke’s

Sunday School: This week we will look at some of the key stories of the Old Testament, Noah, Abraham and Moses to name a few.  We will use these stories to explore how God has built relationships with individuals and people throughout history.  As always there will be a craft and a snack.

Youth Group: Michael Curry, The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, likes to describe us as a branch of the “Jesus Movement”.  We will examine this concept by discussing the following questions:  Who was Jesus?  What did Jesus teach?  We will also set aside time for planning future events and perhaps a little air hockey.

St. Luke’s Soup Kitchen:  Today it’s our turn to serve at the soup kitchen at Preble Street.  If you would like to help set up, serve or clean up, we would love to see you between 9:30 – 1:30 or any part of this.  Please note that Portland Street between Hanover and Alder Streets will be completely closed to traffic.  The side streets will remain open and accessible, it’s just that one block of Portland Street that will be closed.

Twilight in the Chapel:  We are delighted to welcome local guitarist Max Cantlin to our twilight service tonight. Max plays with the Fogcutters and Micromassé, a local jazz trio.  Please join us at 5:15 in Emmanuel Chapel for an intimate and welcoming Rite II Eucharist service.



Responding to Hurricane Harvey: Episcopal Relief and Development invites you to join us in prayer and support for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.  They are working with dioceses in the hurricane’s path to best support responses and address needs as more information becomes available.  Local churches and partners are assessing damage, confirming the safety of members and others in their communities and using available facilities and resources to respond to immediate concerns.  Your contribution to Hurricane Harvey Response Fund helps Episcopal Relief and Development support Church and other local partners as they provide critical emergency assistance.  You can contribute online at

Upcoming Events

October 1               Choral Evensong Celebration of Albert Melton,

                                    Cathedral Musician


September 27       Taizé Services Resume in Emmanuel Chapel


November 11        St. Lukes Holiday Fair will be held on Saturday, November 11.

We continue to welcome items for the fair – you may drop your donations off in the back foyer – please place them to the far right and clearly mark them for the fair. You may also bring your donations to Coffee Hour on Sundays.   We are now soliciting contributions for the “Man Cave”. This includes hand tools, portable electric tools, nails, screws, nuts, bolts and small storage racks.

We plan to have large item pick-ups each Saturday in October and can even come to your home to pick up items if needed.  More information to follow.