The Evangelism Board welcomes people into St. Luke’s community of believers and cares for the congregation. We live out the gospel of love, creating a supportive church family.
To create a friendly atmosphere on Sunday mornings, our friendly greeters will meet you at the door, and we provide name tags for everyone, even visitors. We want our members and visitors to get to know each other personally.We also serve refreshments after the service, and we all enjoy snacking and chatting with each other. If you’re a new visitor, we’ll be sure to say hi – and we’ll give you a small gift to express how glad we are to meet you.
To encourage true friendships to form within the congregation, we organize small diners’ groups throughout the year. Singles, couples, and families are organized into small groups that meet for dinner once a month, for three months. You can meet at a restaurant (with split checks), provide a meal in your home, or include an activity along with dinner – there’s no one way to do it! This fellowship opportunity helps our members get to know each other and form strong bonds with their fellow churchgoers. Fostering personal relationships is an essential part of St. Luke’s ministry, because we want our members to feel like they belong to a true church family.
We reach out to members who can’t physically attend our services – bringing them cheer, praying for them, and keeping them connected to the church body. Every other Tuesday, Pastor Carl and a member of the congregation visit those who are sick, in the hospital, in care homes, or housebound. Let us know if you would like to accompany Pastor Carl to join in this important ministry.
The Evangelism Board helps manage many of St. Luke’s annual events and meals, such as the Epiphany and Easter breakfasts, the Father’s Day pie and ice cream social, Lenten soup suppers, and the Reformation Sunday heritage potluck. We enjoy providing meals that give our congregation the opportunity to fellowship, worship, and eat together.
Easter Sunday – April 21st:
Linda Fergurson & Sue Fechter will Co-Chair our Easter Breakfast. Ron & Cheryl Franklin, Jack & Micki Fenske, Carolyn Andrews, Ron & Pat Webb, Carol Carney, Mack & Carole Vance all will help on Saturday and Sunday preparing the food. We have sign ups in the Narthex for help with the Set Up, Preparing the Food, Serving, providing Mini Muffins and Clean Up. Saturday Set Up will begin at 9:30 on Saturday.
Easter Breakfast will consist of Scrambled Eggs, Ham, French Toast, Fruit Salad, Mini Muffins, Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate.
The Evangelism Board will provide the Fruit Salad and if needed Mini Muffins.
We are planning for 250 guests for Easter Breakfast.
PostcardMania sent our 12,000 Post Cards with information on St. Luke’s Easter Breakfast, Easter Egg Hunt and Service this week. We are praying that we have at least an additional 100 guests for Easter Sunday.
We are hoping to improve our Diner’s Groups to include New Members and Members who do not normally get involved with the Diner’s Group. Our goal is to give them some love and attention. Pastor Carl will provide a list of New Members and Members.
We will form new groups for every other month starting with May, July and September. Groups will be for 6 – 8 people and we will invite New Members and/or Members to join us. Sign up Sheets are on the Opportunity Table. Our deadline is April 28th for the Sign Ups.
After Service Refreshments:
Sunday, May 5th: Kirsten Ireton & Pat Lehman
Sunday, May 12th: Marc & Alison Thomas
Sunday, May 19th: Paul Maki & Chona Sison
Sunday, May 26th: Kelly Boyer & Lois Sherrets
Sunday, May 5th: Carol Carney
Sunday, May 12th: Walt Arndt
Sunday, May 19th: Pauline Arndt
Sunday, May 26th: Joyce Jensen
Tuesday, May 14th: Carol Carney
Tuesday, May 28th: Joyce Jensen