Saint Luke’s is seeking a seminary intern for Children’s & Youth Ministries. Click here for the full job description. Application deadline is Feb. 28. Send cover letter and resume to Senior Pastor David Lower, [email protected]
On Sunday, Jan. 31, Saint Luke’s will celebrate and say farewell to Rev. Phil Brown, Associate Minister of Youth Ministries. Here is the schedule of events:
10:30 am Worship Service: The pastoral staff will close both the on-line and outdoor worship service with a combined Farewell Dedication to honor Phil.
1 – 3 pm: Drive-by Card Shower – The church will host a drive-by receiving line during which participants will have an opportunity to honk and wave at Phil, send him off with warm wishes, and drop off a card, letter, photo, or any other expression of gratitude, warm memory, or best wishes that can be deposited In a basket at the end of the line. This will also be an opportunity to deliver any sandwiches you have made for the Sandwich Project to the church.
4 – 5 pm: Online Reception – The church will host an on-line reception for Phil via ZOOM. This is another opportunity to hear from Phil, and to joyfully send him and his family forth into their next big adventure in Oregon with our best wishes. A best-of-Phil tribute slide show will also be shown during this time.
6 – 7 pm: Middle School Youth – This in-person gathering at the church will be an opportunity for fun and fellowship with Phil for our middle schoolers.
7 – 8 pm: Senior High School Youth – This in-person gathering at the church will be an opportunity for fun and with Phil for our high school youth.
It’s time for the Saint Luke’s Chili Party. Since we aren’t gathering in person this year, the party is virtual. Feel free to make your own and enjoy a bowl of chili on one of these cold winter nights. Following is the recipe the Cashwells and Martins make for this annual event. ENJOY!
2 pounds ground chuck (or ask butcher to ground more coarsely)
1 large onion, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
3 Tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
12 ounces canned diced tomatoes
15 ounces canned tomato sauce
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup chili sauce
1-1/2 cups water
1 can light red kidney beans
Chopped green onions
Add chopped vegetables to meat and brown. Drain well. Add seasonings, tomatoes, tomato sauce, ketchup, chili sauce, and water. Let simmer for at least 3 hours. Strain off grease. Add kidney beans at the end just to heat. Garnish with grated cheese, green onions, corn chips, and sour cream.
(And the “secret” recipe for the cornbread muffins? JIFFY!)
PW Valentine Boxes
The Presbyterian Women (PW) are sending Valentine Boxes to college students, military family members, and our home bound members. Please send the name & address of your college student or others to Saint Luke’s Program Coordinator Erin Murray, [email protected] by Monday, Feb. 1.
Parents: please remember to include college students, graduate school students, and students taking a GAP year! You know they will all enjoy receiving a package full of love. Please send their current school address so that we can confirm we have the correct address on file. Please also let us know if your student has a nut allergy.
Donations for Postage & Treats
Donations for postage ($8/box) can be made online via Realm, or mailed to Saint Luke’s member and PW Treasurer, Becky Loftis, at 575 Old Cobblestone Dr. Atlanta, GA 30350-5430.
Homemade treats – especially homemade baked goods such as brownies, cookies, rice crispy treats, etc. – are needed! These treats should be individually wrapped and brought to the church, Sunday, Feb. 7, between noon – 3 pm.
Store bought treats such as candy, popcorn, granola bars, etc., can be dropped off in marked bins outside the church doors (Manhasset side) on Friday & Saturday, Feb. 5-6. Please contact Saint Luke’s member Gena Spears ([email protected]) with questions or for more information.
Collection of Treats
Collection of goodies will be the weekend of Feb 5-7. Store bought treats(as listed below) can be dropped off in marked bins outside doors on Friday and Saturday. Individually wrapped homemade treats such as brownies, cookies, rice crispy treats will be collected at the front doors Sunday between noon – 3pm. Checks for postage will also be accepted Sunday.
The Presbyterian Women (PW) Sandwich Project will be different this year, but will still provide the sandwiches our mission partners are so happy to receive! Instead of gathering at the church, we will make sandwiches for the homeless at our own homes. Then, sandwiches should be brought to the church on Sunday, Jan. 31, so that PW can deliver them to our mission partners. For all the details, click here.