Open hearts. Open Minds. Open doors.



Because of the Churchwide Celebration Lunch and other events of the day, there will be NO Fellowship / Refreshment Time on 11/23.

Be sure to Join your church family at 12:00  Noon in the Fellowship Hall for a Celebration Meal and “Mortgage Burning” to follow lunch!

No reservation or cost involved!


Prayer Concerns and e-News is now officially on hiatus until December 1st 2014!!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Looking for a Stocking Stuffer?


Try our Youth Fundraiser! The youth are selling 2015 Chick-fil-A calendars featuring a free item each month. $9 each ($5 of that goes into the youth account). Orders and $ due Sunday, November 23. For more info call or text Paola Pearce 850-494-1288.


Youth Meltdown 2015 Deposit Due Sunday, November 23!

Meltdown Retreat is January  30 – February  1, 2015 at the Boardwalk Beach Resort on the beautiful Panama City Beach.  .  A $50.00  “hold my spot for Meltdown” deposit is due no later than Sunday, November 23rd. Meltdown is an annual youth conference that brings together students from all over Northwest Florida and South Alabama for a weekend that will draw them closer to God and to each other.  Organized by a team of youth pastors and church workers, Meltdown's mission is to empower youth groups and their churches by offering a dynamic, inspiring and challenging...

For questions about youth ministry / youth activities, contact:
-Wesley Henderson: 850-346-2424 or
-Pastor Mike Cobb at


Wellness News: There will be Yoga on Monday, Nov. 24 normal time, Zumba on Tuesday normal time, and Yoga on Wednesday at 9am instead of 9:30.


Nov. 26: NO WNT DINNER or activities


Office Closures—Your bulletin




ENSLEY FEED-A-FAMILY HELP NEEDED!!!!!! Monday, November 24


Monday, November 24.  Men are needed to unload the perishables at St. Luke at approx.. 10:30 AM.  Ladies needed to pack the perishables at 10:30 AM.

At 1:30 PM men are needed to load the vehicles.  Drivers with SUV’s, covered trucks, etc. in case of rain to deliver the food to Ensley.   Join the convoy for fun and fellowship.  We  will leave for Ensley at 2:15 PM.  Meet in room 2.


Sign up in the Gathering Area Sunday for call Bob or Peggy Woodard 477-1475, 712-7796.





Hanging of the Greens  – Nov. 30 – : Chilli at 5 p.m., Program at 6:30 p.m.




A Youth Christmas Music Celebration Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, (NEW time!:) 6:00 p.m., (Sanctuary.) Special Guest:  Santa Claus will be joining us in the Fellowship following the Celebration!! Youth are be there by 5:15 pm.

A Night in Bethlehem Saturday, Dec. 6, 5 – 7 p.m .Please contact Sandra Jesse at for details

Children’s Christmas Musical, Wed., December 10.

Semester Exam Stress Break for Senior High Youth: Fri., Dec.12, 2014.

The Christmas Parade is Coming! Sat., Dec.13, 5:15 PM

The St. Luke Chancel Choir Cantata  Dec. 14, 8 &11 a.m.

Youth Drama Wednesday, December 17th, 6:00 p.m., St. Luke Sanctuary.

 Elementary Children’s Choir: Dec. 24 presents “An Unplugged Carol Medley.”

Youth Meltdown 2015:    Meltdown Retreat is January  30 – February  1, 2015 at the Boardwalk Beach Resort on the beautiful Panama City Beach.

 Last day for $50.00 deposit to reserve spot is Sunday, Nov. 23.

2015 Elementary Winter Camp for all 3rd – 5th graders— Feb. 6 - 8.



Men's Accountability Group Meeting Place Change


The Men's Accountability Group have changed their meeting place to the Hardee's at corner of University and 9 Mile Road.  The group still meets on Friday mornings at 6 A.M.    All men are welcome.

Sacred Dance Schedule


Nov 23 - Practice 3:00

Nov 30 - No practice

Dec 7 - Practice 3:00

Dec 14 - Practice 3:00

Dec 21 - Off

Dec 28 - Off

Jan  4 - Off

Jan 11 - Resume practice 3:00




Not A Silent Night by Adam Hamilton

In this 5 week study, you'll have the opportunity to explore the meaning of Christmas through the lens of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Adam Hamilton's book and DVD Not a Silent Night: Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem. No one was closer to Jesus than Mary and no one shaped his life more than she did.  Because no one knew him better or loved him more, no one paid a bigger price for his birth, life, and death than she.  Yet even in the face of pain and adversity, Mary would magnify the Lord and rejoice in God her Savior.  (from the book's introduction)

Come join the Visions Sunday School class as we travel this journey with Mary.  We meet Sunday mornings at 9:30 in Room 5.

(Submitted by Charlotte Sweeney for the Visions Sunday School class)

Chancel Adult Choir to Begin Rehearsal for Christmas Season!

Please come and join the Adult Choir on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room as we begin rehearsals to celebrate the Christmas season.  Our Christmas performances will be on December 14th  at the 8:00 a.m.  and 11:00 a.m. services.  “ Come, Let Us Adore Him!”



Children’s Choir to present “An Unplugged Christmas”

Grades K – 5,

 Sundays in the choir room from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.

Lindsey and her friends are excited! Why? The local TV station is having a contest for “The Biggest, Brightest Christmas Show Ever” and they are entered to win! They've planned a great show to impress the secret judge – lots of lights, a rockin' carol medley, and even a Silent Night light show. However, all goes well until BAM, all the lights go off! It is in the quiet of a small shining star that they are reminded that Jesus is the true Light of Christmas!

All kids in Grades K – 5 are invited to join us in the choir room on Sundays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.

Youth Choir

(6th – 12th grades)

Sundays,  from 5 -6 p.m. in the choir room.  If you have any questions, please contact Debbie, Youth Choir Director at Cell 850-382-3322.

Dress Rehearsal(s) Saturday, November 29, 3-5:30, in the sanctuary. All groups such as the youth choir, Youth praise band, youth handbell choir, ETC. need to attend!


Notes:  all costumes, antler headbands, and red Santa hats will be provided. For the performance: choir members & Handbell choir should wear dark pants or skirts, shirt color should be a solid red, green, or white color.


There are only two more rehearsals left before the Youth present: A Youth Christmas Music Celebration, on Dec 3, at 6 pm.  Please make every effort to attend the last two rehearsals.

-Sunday, November 23 at 5:00 p.m.

-Saturday, November 29, 3-5:30 p.m., DRESS REHEARSAL, Sanctuary mandatory Attendance All Groups.  Rehearsal is followed by either pizza or subs in the fellowship hall for the youth.  The final end time will be 6:30 p.m.

-Sunday, November 30, choir sings at “Hanging of the Greens” evening service, 6:30 p.m.  Choir may practice again in the mid-afternoon before the chili supper. Additional practice to be determined.

Wednesday, December 3, Performance at 6:00 p.m., be there by 5:15 p.m.


Thank you for your time and commitment.

Any questions, contact Debbie Looney, Choir Director, or 850-382-3322.


Blood Drive:

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The OneBlood blood mobile will be on campus from 9:00 a.m.  to approx. 1:00 p.m.

Watch for more details coming soon on how you can help “give the gift of life”!

St. Luke Annual Charge Conference:

The date/time set by the Pensacola District for our annual Charge Conference is Monday, November 24,  2014 at 6:00 p.m. The Church Council makes up the governing body of the charge conference, but any who wish to attend are invited and encouraged to do so.







Save the Date!

A Night in Bethlehem……

Saturday, Dec. 6, 5 – 7 PM!

Please contact Sandra Jesse at for details.


United Methodist Men (UMM) Fellowship Breakfast Meeting Sunday, December 7th   .


All men and women of St. Luke are invited to join the  United Methodist Men (UMM) for their monthly Sunday Fellowship breakfasts!

Who:  YOU….Men and Women of the St. Luke UMC family are invited!

What:  UMM Monthly Breakfast (*deliciously prepared by talented UMM chefs!)

Devotion Time:  Testimony by Pastor Michael Cobb

When: Sunday, December 7th  2014  at 7:00 a.m.

Where: St. Luke UMC Fellowship Hall

Menu:   *Sausage, eggs, biscuits, grits and fruit  (of course, there will be coffee, juice and milk, too!)

St. Luke UMM PresidentPat Jackson,


Emmaus Christmas Party and Cookie Exchange

You are Invited to join the St. Luke Emmaus Community for our Christmas meeting on Friday, December 12, 2014, in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm.

This meeting is open to everyone who is interested in the Emmaus walk whether you have been on your walk yet or not.  A ham will be provided and participants are asked to bring a side dish and Two dozen cookies for the cookie exchange.

Please RSVP with Vicky Barnett @ by Dec.10th so I will know how big a ham to bring.”


The Christmas Parade is Coming!

Yes, we WILL have a St. Luke float in this year’s Christmas Parade, which will be held on Sat., Dec.13, 5:15 PM.  EVERYONE is invited to participate!   In 2010, 2011 & 2013, St. Luke won “Best in Parade” in the church division.  Watch for more information soon!  Please contact Darlene Henderson at 607-7616 or if you would like to help out.


“An Unplugged Carol Medley.”

-December 24 - Elementary Children’s Choir



Altar Flower Opportunities!

If you would like to reserve an arrangement in honor of or in memory of a friend, loved one or special occasion, please reply to Michele with your information  by clicking on the following link:   Altar Flowers

Please also include in your e-mail the message you would like notated in the bulletin and if you plan to pick your arrangement up after the last service or leave it for delivery by our Altar Guild to those sick, in the hospital, nursing homes or shut-ins.  Altar Flowers are $35.00 each and payment in advance of the date your flowers are to be placed on the altar is greatly appreciated.   Thank you!






Peru Mission Trip – Join Team St. Luke for Summer 2015 (June 12 -21 2015)!  For more information about being a part of the St. Luke Peru team, contact Diane at


You Can Help By....

Cub Scout Master Needed for Cub Scout Pack 415: Please contact Dave L. at 850-712-4669.


ACTS 2 Thrift Store is in desperate need of people to work and assist customers.  The shifts are for 4 hours.  The proceeds from the store help feed the needy and homeless.  Call Bob and Peggy Woodard 477-1475.


Boy Scout Troop 415 Recycles!!
“Troop 415 Is Raising Funds & Helping the Planet Through Recycling”

Recycling is an ongoing fund raiser for Troop 415!   Buying Recycles Ink is another ongoing fund raiser!

Recycle Empty Inkjet Cartridges, Cell Phones &  Small Electronics (the drop bins are located outside the Fellowship Hall along the Scout wall)

Buy High-Quality Remanufactured Inkjet Cartridges

Visit the Troop recycling web site to purchase:

Please also see the attached flyer!   The Troop can only recycle original, name brand ink cartridges.  No remanufactured brands please. Thank you.


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!


Pop-Tops for United Methodist Women!

Please keep saving your pop-tops from your soda cans. The St. Luke United Methodist Women collect these and the pop-tops are given to the Ronald McDonald House. Thank You!

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