St. Luke's Nursery
The St. Luke’s Nursery can be found upstairs in the Parish House. It will be open during the 10:00 AM service during August, and the 9:30 AM and 10:45 AM services once we resume our regular schedule. The Nursery is open to children age 5 and younger. Please note: St. Luke's continues to follow CDC recommended guidelines regarding masks.
August Sac Pac Ministry
Each week an average of 600 bags of food are packed and delivered by dedicated volunteers to go home with the children every Friday afternoon during the school year. The bags contain 6 small meals that are kid-friendly and easy to prepare. This gives the child something to eat, prevents others in the home from having to skip meals, and lifts the weight of worry from having lack of access to one of our most basic needs.
It costs just under $5.00 for a Sac Pac. Less than $5.00 to ensure a child doesn’t live in the fear and anxiety of not having food over the weekend. For $20.00, that same child is provided a Sac Pac for an entire month. And just $200.00 will feed a child for an entire school year. For less than $1 a day, you can prevent food insecurity for a child in our local community.
St. Luke’s has supported the Sac Pac Ministry of The Caring Place since its inception. With your support, we donate almost $8,000 a year to feed at risk children in our community. The month of August is our primary fundraising time for this ministry, but you can support the Sac Pac program year round. Donations can be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with “Sac Pac” in the memo line.
Brunch and Book Signing
You are invited to the book launch of Fr. Joel's latest endeavor, Practical Faith & Active Love: Meditations on the Epistle of James. The Friends of the Library Association (FOLA) will be hosting a Brunch and Book Signing on Wednesday, August 18, from 10:30 AM-1:00 PM at The Museum Center at 5ive Points.
The book is an edited collection of the "Meditations on James" series Fr. Joel offered as part of the Thursday services during summer 2020.
Tennessee Laymen's Conference
Please join us for the 75th Annual Conference of the Episcopal Laymen of Tennessee from August 20-22! We will gather together in-person at DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle after going “virtual” in 2020.
In addition to all the usual fun and fellowship you are used to enjoying “on the mountain”, we are adding several new offerings this year including an “Episcopal 101” session led by the Bishops, a beer brewing contest to accompany the always-popular BBQ cooking contest, and “Campfire Discussions” Friday and Saturday evenings.
We have some tremendous speakers this year including NFL Hall-of-Famer Willie Roaf, Nobel Laureate scientist Dr. Peter Doherty, and former U.S. Senator from Tennessee Bob Corker. To learn more about our speakers, the schedule and to register for the conference, please visit www.tnchurchmen.org.
Come join the fun on Wednesday, August 18th, from 5:30 PM —7:00 PM for a night of “backyard” Olympics style party games as we celebrate Back-to-School and kick off our children and youth programming for the 2021-22 School Year. Children, Youth, Parents, Grandparents, and everyone else are invited to join in on the fun!