Adult Sunday school meets at 9:30am in Room 13.
Children's and Youth's Sunday school meets every Sunday during worship.
A second option for Adult Christian Formation will be offered Sundays: 9:30a - 10:20a, beginning on September 22. The class, led by Henry and Janet Bartosch, will be a book study on Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, MD, a Harvard educated surgeon. This book, an easy read and still on the NYT’s best seller list since 2014, examines the independent self versus the inevitable dependent life as we age. It includes optimizing health and well-being, living arrangements and end-of-life decisions, as well as, many anecdotal stories to make his points. It's focus is to live each day in autonomy with meaning and purpose. This is a good book for families with aging parents and/or for those of us already experiencing the challenges of
aging. Classes will begin on September 22nd, and meet on 09/22, 09/29; 10/6, 10/20,10/27; and 11/3 and 11/10 to cover all 8 chapters. A limited number of books are available in the church office for $10.
Choir will resume the Wednesday, September 4th, at 7:30 PM. Please make plans to join us then!
Join a Team
Team meetings are Sunday, September 8th after church. Please consider getting involved!
The Formation Team will offer sausage biscuits for sale to raise funds for the annual St. Luke's Christmas Dinner. They will be offered Sunday, September 8th and will cost $3.00. Your support greatly appreciated!
Will meet Monday, September 9, at 6pm, in Room 13.
The birthday lunch will be Wednesday, the 11th, at noon, at Caritas Village. Honorées are Mary Alice Brake, Janet Bartosch, and Kitty Cannon.
Book & Movie Group
Will meet on Thursday, the 19th, at 7 pm, to discuss Say Nothing. Marilyn Smith will lead the discussion.
On Saturday, September 21st, come serve at St. Luke's United Methodist Church on Highland @
Mynders. Plan to stay from about 3:00 pm to about 5:30 pm. Call Susan Baldwin with questions 605-7704.
Will meet Sunday, September 22, from 2pm-3:30pm at the church.
Tai Chi for Health
Every Monday, at 6pm, in the fellowship hall. Free, open to the community. Suitable for all levels and can be done seated. Call Cynthia Mealer for questions at 833-1746.
16oz. jars of peanut butter are needed. Your donations make a huge difference!
Don't forget to stop in the store after worship on Sundays!
Please remember Shady Grove in your will.
The session has encountered difficulty in filling volunteer spots for Sunday morning responsibilities, particularly those of offering counter and building closer. A plan has emerged, with support of the session, to expand the duties of our Sunday ushers to cover these areas.
The 4 ushers for a Sunday will be asked to pair off and each pair take a task. Both counting and closing can be done immediately after the service and takes about 10 minutes.
Counting the offering is a matter of counting everything that is collected in the offering plates, filling out the brief form provided, putting everything in the safe and closing the door. Angie recounts on Monday, so no pressure to be perfect.
Closing the church, right after worship or whenever you are ready, is a matter of making sure all perimeter doors are locked and the lights are off in the sanctuary. All doors are locked with a hex key located at each entrance. The closers are not responsible for locking the main entrance doors facing the parking lot or setting the alarm.
Thanks to everyone who helps with these easy, yet crucial tasks. They are a great blessing to the life of the church.