Evangelism

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.

 


SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL BBQ/PICNIC – SUNDAY,
SEPTEMBER 16.
Come Celebrate the Start of Our Fall Sunday School and Adult Bible Study Classes.
Following the 10:30am service, everyone is invited to come to the courtyard for great food and
fellowship.
The Evangelism Board will provide hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, condiments (mayo,
ketchup, mustard and pickle relish), lettuce, tomatoes, onions, chips, cookies and beverages. If
you can, we would love to have you bring a salad to share, but most importantly we want your
company.
Please let us know if you are coming by using the sign-up sheet on the Opportunity Table. We
want to be sure that we have plenty of seating and shade for everyone.
We will need help, especially from our wonderful men in our congregation, on the day before
on Saturday, September 15th, at 9:00am, to set up the tables and chairs in the courtyard. We
also need extra help after the BBQ, including taking down the canopies, putting away the tables
and chairs, and cleaning up the kitchen.
Looking forward to the great fellowship.
Carole Vance- Chair
Evangelism Board

SIGN UP NOW FOR OUR DINER’S GROUPS
For those interested in participating in the Diner’s Groups we have a sign up sheet on the
Opportunity Table. We will organize groups of 6-8 for the Months of September, October and
November. You may go out to a Restaurant (everyone pays for their own meal), host a meal at
home, go to the Movies, Sports Game or anything else your choose to do. You may wish to
invite others to join your group. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, August 26th.

After Service Refreshments:
Sept. 2nd: Kirsten Ireton & Pat Lehman
Sept. 9th: Marc & Alison Thomas

Sept. 16th: Picnic
Sept. 23rd: Kelly Boyer & Lois Sherrets
Sept. 30th: Jacob & Christianna Wilson
Visitor’s Gifts:
Sept. 2nd: Pauline Arndt
Sept. 9th: Carole Vance
Sept. 16th: Carolyn Andrews
Sept. 23rd: Joyce Jensen
Sept. 30th: Carol Carney

Carole Vance – Chair