St. Luke's Weekly Chronicle

Week of January 19th

Divine Expectations

We are expecting the Son to shine in our hearts by the Glory of God in the face of Jesus. Look at each and everyone you come in contact with and let's see if we can or they can actually see the Jesus in each of us. We are light in darkness, salt that has not lost its power, a city on a hill that cannot be hidden and we refuse to go away. We will press on, not bending, not bowing nor surrendering to the confusion of this world. I believe the song writer says "I've come too far from where I started from, nobody told me the road would be easy, yet I know He didn't bring me this far to leave me."

We are in the struggle and there is where we find strength.

I Don't Believe He Brought Me This Far (To Leave Me) - Rev. James Cleveland

In Memory of

Dad (Clayton M. Williams, Sr.) was born in Milford on February 22,1923 and was a lifelong resident of Milford. He was the son of the late Norman and Lillian (Brooks) Williams. HE graduated from Milford High School and served in the Army during World War II as a Technical Sargent in the U.S. England, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland. Upon receiving an Honorable Discharge, he joined the family septic tank cleaning business, Norman Williams' Sons, Inc., from which he retired in 1990.

He married his loving wife, Constance Claire Wiltshire in June, 1946 and had two sons, Clayton, Jr. & Robert. Before his illness, he was a devoted member of St. Luke's Church, where he served as a member of the Vestry, a usher, a chalice bearer and a Lector. He was Past Worshipful Master of the Masonic Order, Oriental Lodge #6; a past member of the Milford-Orange YMCA and the Milford Jaycees. He was a member of the Milford Cemetery Association, a corporator of Milford Savings Bank and a member of the Wally Byam Caravan Club. In addition to his sons, he is survived by 2 granddaughters and 4 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife and his four brothers.

A graveside service Saturday January 18th, 10:00 AM, Kings Highway Cemetery, Milford CT.

In Memory of

Rupert Oliver Parchment, age 74, of Fairburn, Georgia, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, GA. He was born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, to Enid and Nathaniel Parchment. He was self-employed as a business entrepreneur and attended Fairburn United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: daughters, Ebony Lockamy of Durham, NC, Enid Parchment of Brooklyn, NY, and Tania Parchment of Toronto, Canada; sons, Rupert Gordon Parchment of Atlanta, GA, and Nicholson Oliver Parchment of Dayton, OH; brothers, Delroy Parchment of Fairland, MD, Garnett Parchment of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, and Lloyd Parchment of North Haven, CT; sisters, Cecelia Gooden, Doreth Cole and Hyacinth Brown, all of New Haven, CT, and Cynthia Martin of West Palm, FL; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral Friday 11:00 AM, Holly HIll Funeral Home, Atlanta, GA



The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Celebration and service of remembrance

of a man of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, and hope.

January 19, 2014

Welcome to St. Luke’s!

We’re glad you’re worshiping with us today! If you are visiting St. Luke’s, please sign the Guest Book located in the vestibule and help us welcome you by identifying yourself to the ushers or a member of the clergy. We also hope you’ll introduce yourself when invited to do so during our announcements (but it’s perfectly alright not to!). If you are looking for a church home we would be delighted to have you consider joining the St. Luke’s community.

At St. Luke’s, all baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion.

If you’d prefer to receive a blessing (rather than the bread and wine), you’re still welcome to come forward. Simply cross your arms over your chest so that the priest will know to share a brief prayer of blessing instead.

We use several books during our worship, and we know that can be confusing at first! We hope the following abbreviations that are used in the order of worship will help you to sort things out, but also please feel free to ask someone near you. All of us were new at some point, too!

BCP Book of Common Prayer H Hymnal 1982 (Blue & Red Hymnal) •S front section of the Hymnal 1982• AAHH African American Heritage Hymnal LEVAS Lift Every Voice and Sing

Please remember to turn off cell phones and all other electronic devices during the service.

Flowers on the Altar are given in memory of my mother Flinata Grant, on the one year anniversary of her death. Given by: Noel Grant and Family.

Annual Parish Meeting Sunday, January 26th after the 11:00 a.m. Mass

Is your Annual Report in the Church office?

Please have your reports in by the Deadline. Thank you.

The Vestry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Noel Grant, Senior Warden ▪ Marcia Wilkinson, Junior Warden

Margaret Robinson, Treasurer ▪ Lisa W. Yarbor, Parish Clerk

Atinuke Abijo, Carl Babb, Sr., Michelle Brown, Lloyd Daniel, Dawn Kountz, Sheila Martin-Corbin, Caleb Pilgrim, Gillian Redeaux, Cheryl Ward, Terry Williams

Please Note: For 8:00a.m. Service, Our Service of Celebration begins on Page 323,

Holy Eucharist Rite 1, the person doing the bidding for the prayers; that begins on Page 328.

Visitors are warmly welcomed to join us in the Parish Hall after Mass for Fellowship at Coffee Hour.

In Our Prayers This Week we pray for All ecumenical and interfaith endeavors involving our congregations and people. For the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center, Avon. For peace and peacemakers.


The Stewardship appeal With great thanks to those who have responded, we encourage those who have not yet done so to make your pledge to support St. Luke’s Church. We will receive them with gratitude. Each pledge is a crucial factor in carrying out our worship, and mission.

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2014 immediately after the 11:00 a.m. Mass. All guilds and organizations are asked to have their information in the church office by today, January 19, 2014.

Father Meadows contact information; use this number only for emergencies 203-903-2815. If this is a non- emergency, Father. Meadows can be reached at:

Web: Office Phone: 203-865-0141 ext. 102, Cell: 203-903-2815

Chronicle: All announcements/information for the Chronicle must be submitted by noon on Wednesday of each week to be published in the Sunday’s Chronicle.


Members not eligible for re-election – Michelle (Shelly) Brown, Gillian Redeaux, Marcia Wilkinson (Jr. Warden); members eligible for re-election but plan not to return to the vestry – Dawn Kountz, and Lloyd Daniel. Terry Williams is eligible for re-election and plans to become a candidate to continue as a member of the vestry.

New candidates vying to replace outgoing vestry members: Yvette Barnard, Eileen Esdaile, Danisha Daniel, Valarie Stanley, George DeYounge, Bryant Grimes, Marsha Royster, and Paula Ferguson. If anyone else interested in becoming a candidate for the vestry please see Gillian Redeaux as soon as possible.

Please note that parishioners have to be present to vote on January 26th during the annual parish meeting for the candidates to fill the spot of the outgoing vestry members.