1400 Market St.
Williamsport, PA 17701
Regular Worship Hours
8 a.m. Chapel Service
9:15 a.m. Sunday School
(classes for 3 year olds to adults)
10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship
M, T – 9 AM to 12 noon, 1 to 3 PM
W, Th, F – 9 AM to 12 Noon
What Lutherans Believe
Through his ministry,
death and resurrection, Christ has saved us from "sin, death, and
the power of the devil." God's gift of faith in Christ's saving
power makes that saving power effective for us. In joy and freedom,
we respond to God's grace with praise and thankful service.
NEWS - WEEK BEGINNING October 2
PRAYER LIST: From our St. Luke Family Kirk Fisher, Helen VanHorn, Shirley Collins, Chuck Yohn, Glenda Merkel, Janet Poole, Margaret Reasner, Wilma Reeder, Jeanne Miller, Shirley Wicks, and our home bound members.
Family and friends: Marlyne Whaley and family, Knaur family, Knaus family, Carl Bennett (friend of Bob McCullough), Matt Spriggle (kidney transplant, friend of the Lewis family), Michael Heaps
Servicemen and women serving in posts far from home, and our service men and women readjusting to their lives here in the States.
Laura Good and John Lamade (members picked randomly)
(To keep our prayer list current with needs, we will be updating/condensing weekly and removing names from the list every three weeks. If you wish to continue any prayer requests, we ask that you please fill out a card or notify the pastor)
TODAY: Twentieth Sunday of Pentecost
Blanket Sunday 8:00 AM – Worship with Holy Communion in Chapel
9:15 AM – Sunday School/Confirmation
10:30 AM –Worship with Holy Communion
After: Property meeting, Oktoberfest following the late service
no coffee hour
THIS WEEK: Monday: Quilters 9:00AM-3:00PM BH, Outreach 7:00PM, Executive Committee 8:00PM
Tuesday: PVC 2:00PM, Service meeting 4:15PM
Blessing of the Animals 5:50PM at St. Luke
Worship & Music 7:00PM
Thursday: Choir 7:00PM
For the Love book group 7:30PM
NEXT SUNDAY: Twenty-first Sunday of Pentecost
8:00 AM – Worship with Holy Communion in Chapel
9:15 AM – Sunday School/Confirmation/Youth Ministry
10:30 AM –Worship with Holy Communion
After: Youth Ministry meeting, carpeted area off Bell Hall
Crop Walk 1:00PM
St. Luke Lutheran Church Free Wi-Fi
BLANKET SUNDAY On display in the chapel and the nave are105 quilts made Sept. 2015- May 2016. These quilts will be distributed as follows: 65 to Lutheran World Relief; 10 to Gatehouse; 30 to Shepherd of The Streets. Thank you to everyone who donated fabric, thread and hours of time. Special thank you to Thrivent for providing money to purchase batting.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL ISSUES FORUM (PRE-ELECTION) CONTINUES The adult Sunday school continues its pre- election discussion on a number of issues in the public consciousness. All are invited to hear an introduction to each topic listed below and then to decide together – given the various political points of view represented by a diverse group of people – if there are ways to constructively move forward together on the issue. (If there seems to be no consensus, at least there will have been a chance to discuss with civility and care the problems our society faces, and, hopefully, to gain new insights as well.) The following schedule remains in Oct. and Nov. 6:
TODAY and OCT 9: Over the Edge: What Should We Do When Alcohol & Drug Use Become a Problem to Society? led by Dr. Keith Shenberger
OCT 16 and OCT 23: Making Ends Meet: How Should We Spread Prosperity and Improve Opportunity?, led by Dr. Ned Coates
OCT 30 and NOV 6: Climate Choices: How Should We Meet the Challenges of a Warming Planet? led by Dr. Charles Mahler
SEW- FINE QUILTERS Our next meeting is Monday, October 3rd 9:00AM-3:00PM in Bell Hall. Even if you have no previous quilting experience there are tasks for everyone. Come and go as your time allows and bring a bag lunch if you wish.
THE FOR THE LOVE evening women's book group begins again in October. We will meet and discuss Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist. Meeting dates are October 6, October 20 and November 6 at 7:30 pm. Please contact Erin Edmonds for details.
CROP WALK SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016 Our community's annual walk to fight hunger, the CROP Walk, is scheduled for Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. at the River Walk in Williamsport! Registration will begin at 1:00 P.M. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market Street, Williamsport. We will start and finish at St. Mark's Lutheran Church on Market St. in Williamsport - right at the Market Street Bridge. Our 3, 6, and 9 mile walks will take place on the Williamsport and the South Williamsport sides looping one, two or three times between the Market and Maynard Street Bridges.
ARD’S FARM and K.I.C.K and middle school youth are invited to go to Ard's Farm Market on October 16th at 1:00pm. We will have a hot dog roast (along with lemonade, chips, and s'mores,) go on a hayride to pick out a pumpkin, and walk through the corn mazes. The plan is to eat close to 1:00 and go on the hayride at 2:00. There is also a gigantic slide and a hay barn for the kids enjoy. The cost is 6$ per person and you can give the money (cash or check made out to St. Luke Church) to Karen Scampone, Jennifer Larson, or to the church office. Ard's needs to know how many people to expect by October 10th so please RSVP to Karen or Jennifer as soon as possible. We are looking forward to a fun, Fall Day at Ard's!
SYRIA COLLECTION We are still collecting clothing for Syria, the last collection day is October 23rd. Needed are men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing for the cold fall and winter. Also, children’s (new or gently uses) toys.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT We all have to eat, so why don’t we eat together? And while we’re having lunch, why not feed our minds and spirits as well? That’s why you’re invited to join our LUNCH TIME BIBLE STUDY, which will begin on Thursday, October 13, 2016, starting at 12:00 noon. The focus for the study is the Gospel of Luke, and the class will meet in the Church Library. The Rev. Ted Cockley, a member of St. Luke who currently serves as the Interim Pastor of St. Matthew congregation here in Williamsport, will be the Study Leader. Pastor Cockley promises that this will be an informal study with no pop quizzes, no finals, and no term papers; there will be plenty of time for discussion and questions, and we will work our way through Luke’s gospel at our own pace—no worries and no hurry. We will meet for study and lunch (we’ll all brown bag), and be finished by 1:00 p.m. The coffee pot will be on, there will be plenty of chairs at the table, and Bibles will be on hand if you forget to bring yours with you. We’ve tried to cover all the bases, we’ll have everything ready to begin at noon on October 13th, and we’ll save you a place.
FROM OUTREACH Do you have a photo for the St. Luke Facebook site? Consider taking a picture of any church event with your phone and, then and there, emailing it to us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . We’ll add text to picture and post it. Thanks for helping get out the word about special moments at St. Luke. (P.S. You can send it from the church over the public Wi-Fi- password is GodBless .)
THE PRE-SCHOOL BOARD is seeking a few additional members. Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM and usually last no more than 1 hour. Please consider joining this ministry of the church.