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Sunday, December 29, 2019

This Sunday

Dear St. Luke Community, 

Rev. Trotter is on vacation, Rebecca Viebrock will lead a relaxed worship this Sunday 10:00 AM.

Outreach and Deacon Ministry

All are welcome to attend 

St Luke’s November Food Drive Barrel ~
St. Luke is collecting canned proteins/meats:  Beans, Peanut Butter, Tuna, Salmon, Sardines, Ham, Chicken, Turkey, Beef. You may also donate using the green envelope with the notation FOOD DRIVE. $1 = 2 Meals!

Ritter Center Christmas Gift Barrel ~ Ritter Center Adopt-a-Family
It was a Merry Christmas at the Ritter Center this year thanks to the help of St. Luke!  Our 2 families and 5 seniors were showered with gifts they requested and extra goodies and gift cards too.  The stocking stuffers were a fun addition making the season just a little brighter for our Ritter friends. Thanks so much for everyone’s participation in the Ritter Christmas ministry!

Upcoming Events & Announcements

All are welcome to attend 

Informational MeetingJanuary 5, 2020, 11:15 AM 
After worship in the Bayview room. On January 5th after worship, Michael Antieri, Elder serving Session, will hold an informational meeting after worship. For some months there has been developments around hosting a cell tower on St. Luke’s property. Michael will fill in all interested on the process, where we’ve been and where it stands as of now. This is not a congregational meeting, (that will happen in February) but simply an informational meeting.

Church Office Closed December 25 through January 1 ~ The office will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 10:00 AM.

Mill Street Meal Providers ~ Monday, January 6th ,GROUP A

Mission Trip Opportunity with SRFPC
Last year members Carlene McCart, Skipper Cummings and Jim Tillson joined the team at First Presbyterian SR on a mission trip to Texas. This year the group is going to Omaha, Nebraska, April 19-25. The mission includes house repair from damage caused by flooding in March 2019. The work will be guided by Omaha Rapid Response and includes removing and replacing studs in walls, installing insulation and drywall, and laying flooring, etc., no construction experience is needed. Please email Ralph Purdy for more information at

Men’s Cursillo Weekend ~ April 23rd-26th
This is a weekend that will deepen your spiritual journey, deepen relationships and lead you into new friendships that could last a lifetime. It is one of those experiences that is difficult to put into words but will be well worth your while. For more info, please email John Bischoff at

St. Luke Men's Group 2020 ~
In 2020, we will hold meetings on the first Tuesday of every other month at 6 PM: Jan. 7th, March 3rd, May 5th, July 7th, Sept. 1st, and Nov. 3rd. Please put these dates on your schedule and plan on attending. John is looking for volunteers to host a dinner meeting at your home on these dates. Please email John Lenser if you are willing to host and if there is a specific date that works for you.


Ongoing Events

All are welcome to attend 

Bible Study - Wednesdays at 9:30 AM
St. Luke Choir Rehearsal - Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Women's Spirituality Group - Thursdays at 9:00 AM
Deacons Meeting - 2nd Tuesday, January 14th, 6:00 PM
Pizza and Theology (canceled Dec.) - 3rd Tuesday, January 21st, 7:00 PM
St. Luke Women’s Bridge - 4th Tuesday, January 27th, 10:30 AM
Session Meeting - 4th Tuesday, January 27th, 7:00 PM