in the parish hall
9:30 - 10:10am
Choral Holy Eucharist
Child care is provided.
Classes for children K through Grade 8
on Sundays at 10:15am.
Holy Eucharist wih Prayers for Healing
celebrated in the chapel at 10am.
SATURDAY, 10/20, 9:30-11:15am.
Our Life Together as Saint Luke’s Church
Our Parish Renewal Team meets for its first of four workshops,
Following the Spiritual Life Inventory, which was completed by 80 parishioners,
the Workshop Team constitutes the second step in developing renewed
parish goals for Saint Luke’s Church.
SUNDAY, 10/21/SAINT LUKE’S
To celebrate our patronal feast, we will use the Order of Service for
Healing at both the 8:30 and 10:30am liturgies. In remembering Saint
Luke the Physician, we celebrate Christ the Healer.Wear RED for the
Holy Spirit or BLUE for Healing (the color of the Order of Saint Luke
Holy Baptism – All
The Feast of All Saints is one of the Prayer Book days
appointed for Holy Baptism. If you would like to present yourself, or
your child, for Holy Baptism on Sunday November 4, please contact the
church office no later than Monday, October 22.
Evenings @ Saint Luke’s
In response to a voiced desire for more frequent Christian Education
gatherings for adults, there will be a number of Wednesday evening offerings
beginning this fall.
The Worship Committee is recruiting Acolytes (boys and girls 4th grade
and up; adults too!), Oblation Bearers and ushers. Speak with Co-Chairs
Terri Matassov & Devin Smith or with Father Tom.
- Hurricane Response
to Episcopal Relief and Development will help! Many of the communities
in Michael and Florence’s path were impacted by Hurricane Matthew
in 2016, and the recovery process from that storm continues. One of
the lessons from Matthew was the devastating impact that these storms
can have on particularly vulnerable communities where at-risk populations
can lose not only their homes but their sources of income as well. Episcopal
Relief & Development is collaborating with affected dioceses in
East Carolina and North Carolina as they begin planning how to help
those most in need. Together, the US Disaster team and diocesan leaders
are assessing how to support these communities with critical supplies
including food and clean water.
to pray for those impacted by Hurricane Florence. You can make an on-line
donation to the Hurricane
Relief Fund to help.
Celebrating Ministry with Children and
Saint Luke's Church School Underway
Church School has reopened after the Summer break.
All children of school age are invited for faith formation and
fun as we explore Bible stories, sacraments, the seasons of
the Church year, service to others, and the teachings of Christ
through a variety of age appropriate activities and discussion.
Class starts at 10:15 each Sunday. We have two age groups, one
for younger children which meets in the classroom below the
nave, while older kids gather in the Lower Parish Hall. Children
are welcome to join whichever class they feel more comfortable
in, as our age ranges of Pre-K through 3rd grade for the younger
class, and 4th grade and up for the older group are simply suggestions.
The older class follows a lectionary based curriculum, while
the younger class focuses on key Old Testament stories in the
Fall, moving on the the New Testament in the Spring. Kids are
welcome to join the class at any point during the year, and
are encouraged to attend even if it's only possible for your
family to come to church sporadically, as each lesson is self-contained.
For children younger than Sunday School age, the staffed nursery
is available during the 10:30 service for your family to make
use of in whatever way meets your needs. Please contact Emily
Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Every Child a Sacred Trust
At Saint Luke’s,
Every Child is a Sacred Trust. This is true whether we are thinking
of our babies and toddlers at home and here in the Nursery, the children
of our Sunday Church School or the members of our Teen/Young Adult Group.
Our care and joy also extends to others through the parish hosting the
Angels in the Garden Childcare Center, our welcoming area youth into
the Gingerbread Players, and other ongoing commitments to the wellbeing
of young people—such as support for Camp DeWolfe, volunteer efforts
with Saint Andrew’s Teen Shelter, and our relationship with Notre
Dame de l’Annonciation School in Haiti
•Our Nursery for infants and toddlers on the lower
level of the parish hall is staffed during the 10:30 am liturgy.
• Church School,
Sundays at 10:30am
• Saint Luke’s
Saint Luke’s Acolytes
Saint Luke’s Festival Youth Choir
Gingerbread Players Ministry
with Community Youth
• Hosting Angels
in the Garden
• Prayer, Support
and Pen pals for Notre Dame de l‘Annonciation School, Port-au-Prince,
• Queens Community
House Children served by Food Pantry and Jesse Tree Project
• Camp De Wolfe
Saint Luke's and Greater Forest Hills
activity of Saint Luke’s Church, in support of children and families
throughout the Forest Hills Community, is demonstrated through our partnership
with two important programs: Angels in the Gardens Childcare Center
and Thinking Cap After- School Program. The fall term for both programs
begins on Tuesday, September 6th. This is the sixth year of our relationship
with the childcare center and Year Two of our partnership with Thinking
Cap. Through these two programs, Saint Luke’s offers families
with pre-school and elementary school-aged children needed care and
support services. Please keep the children, teachers, staffs and families
in your prayers.