THIS WEEK: beginning July 14

THIS WEEK: July14th – 20th
Monday: Staff meeting 10:00AM
Tuesday: Happy Birthday Pastor Jeff!!
Thursday: 6:45PM RCA meeting in the Library.
Friday: Yard Sale 8:00AM- 1:00PM BH
Saturday: Yard Sale 8:00AM- 1:00PM BH

NEXT SUNDAY: July 21st Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM – Worship with Holy Communion in Chapel
9:30 AM -Worship with Holy Communion
No coffee hour

PRE-SCHOOL YARD SALE We are accepting donations for the Pre-School Yard Sale. Please put your items in the “purple” room. We are requesting that no TVs or electronics be donated. Donations will be taken during office hours. Monday & Tuesday 9am-12noon (closed for lunch 12noon-1pm) and 1pm -3pm; Wednesday-Friday 9am -12noon. If you need assistance with your items, please contact Lynn Shade at 570-971-2422.

SAVE THE DATE for a day in nature “Blueberry Picking” on Saturday, July 27th! Please see the sign-up sheet in the West hall for more information.

LUNCH WITH PASTOR & BREAKFAST AND BIBLE will recess during July and August. We will resume in September. Look for September’s re-start in the newsletter and bulletins.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY On Saturday, August 24, St. Luke Church will demonstrate the love of Christ at Sojourner Truth Ministries as part of their “Dinner Church”, a mid-day worship service and meal. Named after the famed abolitionist, Sojourner Truth Ministries serves the “troubled, anxious, alienated, and disenfranchised.” members of our community. Volunteers will be needed to cook and serve the meal, as well as to simply come and learn more about the ministry and to get to know some of those who are served. More details will be shared in the coming weeks, but a sign up for food donations is already available in the vestibule.

CALL COMMITTEE It will soon be time to form the Call Committee, which is the committee that screens, interviews, and recommends candidates to the Congregation Council. If you would like to be considered for the Call Committee, please submit a written request for consideration to Sarah Young, Office Manager.

VBS ANNOUNCEMENT Due to a number of factors, the decision has been made for St. Luke NOT to host a VBS this summer. A fuller explanation of this decision (which was made collaboratively between Pastor Jeff and some of those who had volunteered to help) will be in the upcoming newsletter. Those wishing to either participate in or volunteer for a VBS this summer are encouraged to do so with New Covenant United Church of Christ, whose insert can be found at the back of the Nave, or at the church office.


The yard sale benefitting the Preschool at St. Luke needs help in all areas this year. We are asking for donations of the following for our lunch counter during the sale: baked beans, cases of name brand sodas, hot dogs, pies for the kitchen, bags of ice, chicken salad, potato salad. If you wish, we would love gift cards to the area grocery stores so we can pick up other items.

We are also taking donations for the bake sale table. Cindi Stroble will be at the church on Thursday, July 18th from 9AM – Noon to accept your goodies. You can also bring them in on Friday July 19th by 8AM.

If you can volunteer some of your time this afternoon, we will continue setting up today starting at 11:30AM. Volunteers are also needed the days of the sale all day or a shift 8AM-10:3AM0 or 10:30AM – 1PM Friday and Saturday. If you can help, please call Dawn Nau at 503-686-4968.