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Easter and Lent 2015

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March 1 St. Luke 101: go to

United Methodist Men Fellowship Breakfast:  Save the Date, March 1st

Who:  YOU….are cordially invited! (men and women of St. Luke are welcome to attend)

What:  St. Luke United Methodist Men Fellowship Breakfast

When:  Sunday, February 1st  at 7:00 a.m.

Where:  St. Luke Fellowship Hall

Details:  The meeting begins at 7:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall,  but it is recognized that 7:00 a.m. is early for some folks!

The buffet line will be open until 7:30 a.m.

Menu:  Talented  UMM chefs will offer such breakfast delicacies as:  ham, eggs, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, fruit, juice, coffee, etc.

On the Agenda:  Fellowship and Devotion! Discussion of upcoming Guys Garage Sale, etc. etc.

Please put the meeting in your phone calendar or write it down so you don't forget.

The St. Luke UMM look forward to sharing this fellowship with you!

Questions about UMM?? Contact Pat Rommes, UMM President at



Making Sense of the Bible:  Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today by Adam Hamilton

In this six week DVD study, Adam Hamilton explores the key points in his book, Making Sense of the Bible.  The video presentations  will lead the class through Hamilton's book, focusing on the most important questions we ask about the Bible, its origins and meaning.

Did God really command Moses to put gay people to death? Did Jesus really teach that everyone who is not a Christian will be assigned to hell? Why would Paul command women to "keep silent in the church?" Were Adam and Eve real people? Is the book of Revelation really about the end times? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? Is the Bible ever wrong? In Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton, one of the country's leading pastors and Christian authors, addresses the hot-button issues that plague the church and cultural debate, and answers many of the questions frequently asked by Christians and non-Christians alike.

The Visions Sunday School Class meets in Room 5 at 9:30.  We'd love to have you join us!


WE NEED MORE KIDS for Children's Choir!!!

We have had only 8 children in choir practice for the past two Sundays.  If you have dropped out, please consider coming back….we can’t do a show with only 8 kids!!  If your child has friends that like to sing, please invite them to come with you!  They don’t have to attend church at St. Luke.


This week, Mar. 1

– Sacred Dance will meet from 3:00 – 3:30

– Children’s Choir will meet from 3:30 – 4:30

Starting Mar. 8

– Sacred Dance will meet from 2:30 – 3:15

– Children’s Choir will meet from 3:30 – 4:30


Elementary Children’s Choir present “Here for the Gold”


All children in Grades K – 5 are encouraged to join us as we begin working on our Spring musical – “Here for the Gold!”

In “Here for the Gold” a group of local kids write and produce a web streaming live show to spread the message of what is really important in life. Instead of worldly materials like “cash in your pocket” or the latest “i-thing,” they focus on the truths from the parables of Jesus, such as building a firm foundation, forgiving others, loving their neighbors and letting their light shine to glorify God. When CG, a lovable but clueless animated character, hijacks their show, the kids do their best to explain to him that the treasure they're talking about can't be dug out of a mine and isn't buried under the sea. Will CG get the message before the finale?

For more information, email Esther at

Thanks, Esther



Sacred Dance Rehearsal Schedule

March 1st  - 3:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.

(Youth leave at 3:30 p.m. and children will start choir early that day.)

March 8th  -  2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.* (*new practice time)



For youth grades 6-12th – come join us!  It is not too late to come sing with the youth choir!  We have two practices remaining before our performance on Sunday March 15 during the church services.


March 1 – NO practice

March 8 – TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE 3:30-4:30 pm in the sanctuary.  This is the Sunday that the youth activity schedule changes through the

remainder of the school year.   See  for more details regarding the time changes.

                March 15 – Arrive in sanctuary at 7:30 am.  Perform at 8 and 11 am church services.

                March 15 – practice 3:30-4:30 in sanctuary

                March 22 - practice 3:30-4:30 in sanctuary

March 29 – NO practice

April 5 - NO practice


With the time change comes the beginning of High School Handbells, all youth in high school grades 9-12th are welcome to join.

High School Handbells begin Sunday, March 8, 5:30-6:30 pm in the choir room.

If you are interested in ringing handbells, please contact Debbie Looney at, or by phone/text at 850-382-3322 to sign up for handbells by March 1.

Handbells will run through the end of May, so there is only a short commitment period.

Please sign up, so the music can be prepared for the specific number of bells and ringers.



                March 8 – 5:30-6:30 in choir room

                March 15 - 5:30-6:30 in choir room

                March 22 - 5:30-6:30 in choir room

                March 29 – No Practice

                Saturday April 4 – 3-5 pm Sanctuary – set up and practice.

                April 5 – arrive 7:30 am - performance Easter Sunday, 8 and 11 am church services.

                April 5 – No afternoon practice



AARP Tax Aid Service

 “St. Luke: 101”  Luncheon and Information Session, March 1

Women's Health Fair is tentatively set for March 7, 201,


Substitute Teacher Needed!

A Sunday School teacher is needed for the 9:30 AM Second/Third Grade Sunday School class, to teach when Rene’ Riley is traveling out of town.  Upcoming dates needed are Feb. 15, Feb. 22, & March 1.  Lessons and all materials will be provided for you.


Please contact Esther Felt at, or 291-6048, if you are interested.


News from the Columbarium Committee:

“We are pleased to announce that the expansion on St. Luke's Columbarium will soon be complete.  There are only a few reservations remaining for the original center section, so we are happy there are 70 new niches available in the expansion. For those who would like to reserve a niche, please talk to a Columbarium member, or call the church office for more information.  Many thanks to Pat Rommes and Aaron Beasley for the construction work, and to Joy Beasley for the assistance with the new design and all the paperwork.  It has been wonderful working with such dedicated people. Jeannine Barnett.”


Job Opportunity for Music Director

St. Luke has an opeing for a Part-Time Music Director.  The individual must be of good moral character, trustworthy in all respects and able to relate positively with people.  The Director of Music should have prior experience leading an adult choir.  He/She shall be responsible for directing the musical activities of the congregation and the overall musical program of the church.To see the job responsibilities, go to

Reply to: Ms. Lori Foxworth at


Preschool Early Registration

will start Monday, February 23rd - Friday, March 6th. Early registration is offered to give the currently enrolled students, their siblings, and church members first opportunity to obtain a preschool spot for the next school year. Register your child during Early Registration and the Material Fee is waived! Call the Preschool at 850-477-9299.


Women's Health Fair -March 7

The 2nd Annual St. Luke Women’s Health Fair is scheduled for Saturday, March 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke UMC.


Health Fair Happenings!

-Guest Speakers, Mammogram Bus, Zumbathon, Exercise Class Demos!

-Door Prizes!





See Attached Flyers at the link below:

Women’s Health Fair, Zumbathon, Mobile Mammography Unit


Questions about the Women’s Health Fair?

Contact Karen Bruening, Health and Wellness Coordinator, at or at 850-293-8284.

Go to  for more details.


New WNT Study to begin March 11th

“The Book of Revelation is just that…a ‘revelation’ of our coming King Jesus given to his ‘beloved’ disciple, John, while he was imprisoned on the island of Patmos. Within his revelation are 7 letters to 7 prominent churches from John’s era.

The scope of the study will cover Revelation chapters 1—3 and will run from March 11—April 29th.  We intend to look at the context, imagery, and message of each letter, drawing out wisdom and discernment for the living Body of Christ today.

If you would like to join us, please contact the church office or sign up by emailing Pastor Mike:”

Church-wide Work Day – Saturday, March 14th 

“We will hold our semi-annual church-wide work day on March 14th  from 8 AM until 2 PM.  This is done each spring to clear away winter’s last vestiges of winter and beautify our campus grounds before Easter.  There is a job for everyone - young or old, short or tall, fast or slow, part of a group or an army of one, able to stay all day or just part of the day.  The Trustees so appreciate your help on this day of service for the Lord.”



Pam Perrich

Board of Trustees Chair


Let’s Go – KNO! (Kids Night Out) - March 20

What: Cooking, Games, Movies, Fun!

When: Friday, March 20, 6 – 11 PM

Who: Ages 6 weeks – 11 years

Where: St. Luke Fellowship Hall & Playground

Why: To have fun AND raise money for Peru Missions!

Cost: $25 for first child, $40 for 2 siblings, $50 for 3 siblings, $60 for 4 siblings

Included: Supper & Snack


Have a BLAST playing outside, watching a movie, and MORE!  Kids Night Out is being provided and supervised by the St. Luke Peru Mission Team, and all proceeds will go to Peru Missions.


To register, contact Esther at 477-3145, or at  to hold your spot.  Payment is due the night of the event.

“Loaves and Fishes” WNT Dinner, March 25

Chef Diane and the WNT kitchen team invite you to help them raise awareness of hunger in our community and reach their goal of collecting 1500 pounds of food to donate to Manna Food Bank!   On Wednesday, March 25th, for the “Loaves and Fishes” WNT Dinner, you will have the choice of bringing 4 canned goods per person or paying full price for your meal!   So, sign-up for WNT on March 25th, load up your canned goods (4 per person), and help put a “dent” in hunger!  (no pun intended or dented cans accepted!!!)     All food items collected will be given to Manna Food Bank!

Marriage Enrichment Retreat at Blue Lake, March 27-29, 2015

“Blue Lake is proud to offer the first Marriage Enrichment Retreat ever and they need your help to tell people about it. If this would be a benefit to your church, please send the attached flyer to your members. Married couples of all ages are invited to Blue Lake March 27 - 29, 2015 for the first Marriage Enrichment Retreat at the camp.  Pastor and Founder of Abiding Harvest UMC in OK, Chris Buskirk, will be guiding couples as they look at the health of their marriage, using materials from the movie, “The Song.”    Whether you have been married for 40 years or 40 days, this will be an event that will change the way you look at your marriage.

The all-inclusive cost is $150 per person. Space is limited to 23 couples, so don’t delay - register today:  Click the link below to learn more information and to register for this event!”

Palm Sunday Lunch! March 29

United Methodist Women (UMW) Fundraiser Lunch on Palm Sunday, beginning 10:30 am and after the 11 a.m. service, March 29th featuring “Chef Diane’s Famous Fried Chicken” and all the yummy fixins’ in the Fellowship Hall; eat at the church or get a plate to go!  Proceeds go to support UMW Missions.


Dorothy Swanson Motorcycle Rally for Relay for Life

On Saturday April 4, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

On April 4, 2015, we will hold the Inaugural Dorothy Swanson Memorial Motorcycle Rally for Relay for Life.  We lost Dorothy way too soon and in order to Celebrate and Remember her we are going to FIGHT BACK against cancer.  The net proceeds of the event will go to the American Cancer Society and be donated at the Relay for Life event for Greater Escambia County to be held at Tate High School on April 18, 2015.

We hope you will come out and enjoy the day.  Besides motorcycles there will be fun, food, and activities for the whole family.

Everything will take place at St. Luke United Methodist Church at 1394 East Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, Florida.

Don't have a motorcycle, but you want to be part of the fun?  Make a donation or buy a t-shirt.  T-shirts will be available on a very limited basis on the day of the event.  Order by March 15, 2015 to make sure we have one for you.  Don't want a t-shirt?  Make a donation and contribute to the cause.

Thanks for your support Let's Rally for Relay!


UMW Plant, Bake and Gift Sale - May 17

The  St. Luke United Methodist Women will be hosting a “Plant, Bake and Gift Sale” on Sunday, May 17th  from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon on the stage area in the Fellowship Hall. What a great way to purchase a beautiful plant, tasty treat or great gift item for someone special or even for yourself! All proceeds will go to support UMW missions. Save the date: Sunday, May 17th! On behalf of the UMW, thank you for your continued support.


Summer Fun 

Summer Fun!

The Summer Fun Program is ran by the St. Luke Preschool and is for children ages 1 through  5th grade.( Summer Fun will run from June 8th – August 7th . The program is Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. –  1:00 p.m. each day, with extended care available from 8:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. for an additional fee. The cost is $80 per week; you may sign up and pay for individual weeks  at a time. The elementary age children participate in local field trips.






You Can Help By....



Boy Scout Troop 415 Recycles!!  - Details on the Boy Scout page -

Recipes Needed for New Cookbook:

The Peru Mission team is currently collecting recipes for a new St. Luke cookbook. Recipes can be placed in the “Recipe Collection Box” which will be located in the Fellowship Hall. You may also e-mail your recipe to Diane at


Pine Straw Needed!

The church needs your pine straw for the flower and shrub beds. If you and/or your neighbors have any relatively clean (not to many leaves) pine straw, please contact Don at (850)324-3180. If you can bag it up, Don will let you know where to drop it off or he can come by and pick it up from your house. If you are unable to rake and bag it, Don can do that too. Thank you for your help!



"For the word of God is living and active." (Hebrews 4:12a)

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The Flame  Jan 22, 2015

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