THIS WEEK: beginning February 23

THE WEEK OF: February 17th -22nd
Monday: No Staff meeting
Tuesday: Staff meeting 10:00PM; Shawl Ministry 9:00AM-12noon
Wednesday: 7:00PM Ash Wednesday service in the nave
Thursday: RCA 6:45PM in the Lib.; Choir 7:00PM

NEXT SUNDAY: March 1st First Sunday in Lent
8:00 AM – Worship in the Chapel with communion 9:15AM – Sunday School/Confirmation class
10:30 AM -Worship in the Nave with communion
After: Coffee Hour, Pack meeting 6:00PM

St. Luke welcomes The Rev. Barbara Collins, Bishop to the pulpit this morning.

Pastor Jeff is on vacation until Monday, Feb. 24th.
If you are in need of emergency pastoral care during this time, please call Pastor Brian Vasey at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 570-323-4619.

ASH WEDNESDAY service will be held at 7:00PM in the nave with communion on Wed., February 26th.

MID -WEEK LENTEN SUPPER & SERVICE Please join us Wednesdays during Lent (March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and April 1st) at 6:15PM for a simple supper of salad, soup and bread; followed by service at 7:00PM in the nave. Please sign up in the West hall to help provide food for the supper.

YOUTH GROUP The Youth group (grades 7-12) will be going to Kaos Fun Zone on Sunday, March 22 from 4-6 pm. If you are in grades 7th -12th and would like to join the fun, please sign-up on the sheet posted on the Youth bulletin board in the West hall.

LED BULBS There is a box outside Sarah’s office to put used LED light bulbs in for disposal. Each bulb must be wrapped in a plastic bag. If you need bags, there are some in the box for your use.

SEAFARERS Thanks for your generous response for donations for the Seafarer’s bags for Christmas 2020. The display has been removed but we will cheerfully accept t-shirts, sweatshirts, and socks any time before November 1, 2020. Drop off at the office with Sarah.

THANKS JIM A Special Thank You to Jim Labenberg and his family for seeing that your donations of boxed and cans of food for the Food Pantry got delivered in a timely fashion. He has cheerfully made these deliveries for the past few years and Trish Whelan and her son Danny have volunteered to take over this service.

EMERGENCIES If you are admitted to the hospital, please have a family member call the church office to let us know you have been hospitalized, or you would like to be added to the Prayer Chain (a telephone-activated prayer group to support members and their concerns.) please call the church office. In the past, courtesy calls have been made to the church, through volunteer offices in hospitals, letting us know you are there when you have specified the church on your intake information. We are finding that these volunteer systems which normally would follow through in the past cannot necessarily be relied upon now for such notification. Therefore, to ensure your church family knows your whereabouts, ask someone to simply call and leave a message at the church with the name of the hospital and your room number, if possible. Thank you very much.

ATTENTION St. Luke members Pre-school registration has begun for church members and returning students. There are informational pamphlets on the wall outside of the church office. For more information, please contact Cindi Stroble, Director. 570-323-2705.

INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENT may be found by calling the church office (recorded message), checking the church website, or checking our FACEBOOK page.