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On Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM, Deacon Art Bass is offering a 4-Week series in Advent on “Influential Anglicans: Portraits of Those Who Helped Shape our Tradition”. The class will meet in the Parish Hall. The sessions will be available on St. Luke’s Facebook page and on the church website at www.stlukescleveland.org/christian-formation on the following Monday evenings.
Advent and Christmas at St. Luke's
Fr. Joel will be offering an Advent Meditation Series on Tuesdays at 12:10 PM as part of Noonday Prayer throughout the season of Advent. Each meditation will look closely at one of the Advent Lectionary readings as we consider anew what it means to live in a season of waiting, hope, and expectation.
 
Both the Tuesday Noonday Prayer and Thursday Noonday Eucharist will begin at 12:10 PM and be offered in-person and online on the St. Luke’s Facebook Page and on the St. Luke’s website, www.stlukescleveland.org/live.
The 2021 Bach’s Concert Series will be offered on Wednesdays, December 8 and 15, at 12:00 PM in the church, both in-person and online on the St. Luke’s Facebook Page and on the St. Luke’s website, www.stlukescleveland.org/live.

· Wednesday, December 8
Christmas Music for Guitar and Cello: Charlie Edholm & Kristiana McCombs Arnwine
· Wednesday December 15
Unfiltered Duo: Amy Humberd, clarinet, and Paul Hayes, percussion

Light refreshments will follow the concerts in the Parish Hall. Please join us in a musical celebration of Advent.
Help us decorate the church for the Christmas Season!
As part of our Christmas tradition here at St. Luke’s we decorate the church with beautiful poinsettias every year to the glory of God and in honor, memory, or thanksgiving of a loved one. It serves not only to make St. Luke’s more beautiful, but as a thoughtful reminder throughout the Christmas season of those we hold dear. If you would like to include a remembrance in the bulletin, please list their names on the form below and return it to the church office no later than Friday, December 17. Please make your check payable to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and indicate “Christmas Flowers” on the memo line.

Christmas Flowers Form
Name
_________________________________
Phone Number
_________________________________
In Memory Of
_________________________________
In Thanksgiving for
_________________________________
In Honor Of
_________________________________
Given by
_________________________________

Amount Given $________
Christmas Service Schedule
Christmas Eve, December 24th
5:00 PM
Holy Eucharist, Rite II
In-Person and Online, Nursery Provided
8:00 PM Holy Eucharist, Rite I
In-Person Only, Nursery Provided
10:30 PM Holy Eucharist, Rite II
In-Person and Online
 
Christmas Day, December 25th
10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I
In-Person | Online Broadcast of Christmas Eve Rite I Service
 
1st Sunday after Christmas, December 26th
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I
In-Person Only
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II
In-Person and Online, Nursery Provided
 
2nd Sunday after Christmas, January 2nd
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I
In-Person Only
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II
In-Person and Online, Nursery Provided
Christian Formation
Beginning Tuesday, January 4th, at 7:00 PM, St. Luke’s will be offering a 9-Week Book Study and Small Group Discussion on John J. Collins book What Are Biblical Values?, facilitated by Isaac Doty and Ryan Lockwood. The discussion will be offered in a hybrid format, in-person and online via Zoom.  If you would like to participate, please sign-up by contacting the church office at (423) 476-5541 so we can order enough copies of the book.
Outreach
St. Luke’s Beds 4 Kids Outreach Ministry supports underprivileged children in our community by providing them with the basic necessities for a good night’s rest—a necessary part of their successful growth and development. We continue to collect donations of twin or bunk beds, mattresses, mattress pad, and bedding, as well as financial contributions. If you would like to support this ministry, please contact the church office at (423) 476-5541.
 
This ongoing ministry, led by Leslie Melton, began in 2019, and has responded to the needs of over 28 children and their families. Thank you for your continued support!
Children and Youth
News and Events
Trailhead: Episcopal Campus Ministry
Trailhead: Episcopal Campus Ministry meets Thursdays at 8:00 PM in the Parish House. For more information on the program, follow us on Instagram at ‘trailhead_ecm’ or at www.stlukescleveland.org/trailhead.
Regular Weekly Service Schedule
 Sundays Mornings
8:00 AM

· Holy Eucharist with Music | In-Person
9:30 AM
· Holy Eucharist | In-Person
· Church School for All Ages | In-Person and Online (via Zoom)
10:45 AM
· Holy Eucharist with Music | In-Person and Online
Both 8:00 and 10:45 services are followed by Coffee Hour
 
Wednesdays at  6:00 PM
· Evening Prayer | In-Person and Online
 
Thursdays at 12:10 PM
· Holy Eucharist | In-Person and Online

Please note the change to the our Sunday live-stream broadcast. During our Regular Schedule, that service will begin at 10:45 AM each week.
St. Luke's Church School Offerings | Sundays at 9:30 AM
  • Adult Bible Study and Speaker Series | Ryan Lockwood and Yvonne Rittenhouse, with guest speakers throughout the year
    • Parish Hall
  • Steps to Christian Living (Hybrid Class - In-Person and Online) | Fran Henry and Liz Turpin
    • Gathering Room #2, Parish House | Via Zoom
  • Children's Chapel and Church School | Ages 4-4th grade
    • Upstairs in the Parish House
  • Faith Seeking Understanding | 5th-12th grades
    • Upstairs in the Parish House
  • St. Luke's Nursery | Age 5 and younger
    • Upstairs in the Parish House
You are invited to Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall following the 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM services. Join us for a time of fellowship after worship and catch up with your church family. If you would like to be a Coffee Hour Host, please contact the church office at 476-5541.
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The St. Luke’s Nursery can be found upstairs in the Parish House. It will be open during the 9:30 AM and 10:45 AM services Sunday mornings. The Nursery is open to children age 5 and younger. Please note: St. Luke's continues to follow CDC recommended guidelines regarding masks.
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The Wednesday Morning Bible Study meets both In-Person in the Parish House and Online via Zoom. We have the Parish House setup to accommodate persons wishing to participate in the discussion in either format. The Wednesday Morning Bible Study is open to ALL who wish to participate. The class meets weekly from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and is led by Isaac Doty.

To join by Zoom, click the link here:
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Meeting ID: 914 7407 8422
Passcode: stlukes

To attend in person:
Meet in the Parish House
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Men’s Prayer Breakfast continues its 40+ years unbroken streak of food, fellowship, and prayer with a guided Bible Study each week. The group is an ecumenical offering to the community, with participants from several local churches. If you have not attended before, or haven’t been in a while, you are invited to join the Men’s Group Fridays at 7:00 AM.
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You are invited to sign-up for Altar Flowers to decorate St. Luke's Episcopal Church to the Glory of God. You may sign-up in the Altar Flower Book in the back of the church, or by contacting the church office at (423) 476-5541. Please include who the flowers are offered in Honor of, in Memory of, or Thanksgiving for. Each vase is $25.
CDC Recommended Guidelines regarding masks as updated on August 13, 2021
  • If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.
  • In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.
  • People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may not be fully protected even if they are fully vaccinated. They should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including wearing a well-fitted mask, until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

For more information on steps you can take to help control the spread of COVID-19, please visit the CDC website here.

St. Luke's is offering both live-streaming and in-person worship options.
The church office is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
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Closed Captioning is now available on St. Luke's Live-Stream. Visit your Facebook Account Settings -> Videos -> and check the box "Always Show Captions". Then when the stream starts, click the gear icon to make sure captions are on for your screen.
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