St. Luke's E-Chronicle

Week of February 16th, 2014 Epiphany VI

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Stephanie Ann Singley

I'm drained but encouraged. That is the same way I felt after the 5K race on Team Stephanie, and of course she finished ahead of me. My time here has been a short 7.5 months but there was something about knowing Stephanie that has made the time rewarding for Linda and I. She welcomed us to her home, invited Linda to her Diva Digest Bookclub, introduced us to Alden, Ashely and dear Rose. She let us into the circle of her other faith journey friends and fighters who would not give up on the idea that God was not through with her. She encouraged and blessed me in our quiet but powerful conversations. she clung to her human faith knowing that transitioning was hard. She wanted life to be as normal for those around her as possible.


Before I met her the she served on the Search Committee and this particular meeting she was missing and I felt the love in the room, they prayed that night for her and I knew in the moment she was special. So we celebrate her being enowed with the power of te resurrection, rising with the other saints from ages past, taking her place among the those who have been tested, tried and finished the course. She is the daughter of Judah (praise) and in her own words she is phenominal. Thanks for your hard work, unity in spirit and getting through the day. Keep the family in prayer and be blessed.


Peace and Love, R+

This week's Lectionary Readings

Isaiah 61:1-4

Psalm 137:1-6

Galatians 3:9-11, 21-29

John 15:12-15

St. Luke's St. Andrew's Bible Study

Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 6:30pm

111 Whalley Ave

New Haven, CT

Join us for a wonderful fellowship. The snow has kept us from consistently making every date, but we still have two weeks left. Next week at St. Andrew's and then our final study and eucharist here at St. Luke's. We are studying Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5

New Members and Confirmation Classes

HAVE BEGUN, EVERY SUNDAY MORNING FROM 9:30 A.M. TO 10:30 A.M. SEE FATHER MEADOWS TO SIGN UP OR CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE. CONFIRMATION WILL BE HELD APRIL 13TH, WHEN BISHOP IAN DOUGLAS COMES FOR HIS ANNUAL VISIT.

Announcements

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 Christ’s Church, Easton; Holy Trinity, Enfield; St. John’s, Essex; St. Paul’s, Fairfield; The Union of Black Episcopalians.

At Home

Gloria Aranjo, Pat Dillon, Lucille Liburd, Blanche Jackson, Genevieve Jones, Torpholos Jones, Mildred Moore, Eunice Royster, Una Sanford, Terrence Simmons, Darrell Tyson, James Williams.

Arden House, Hamden

Ethel Archibald, Francil Hull, Ruby Moore

Atria – Larson Place, Hamden

John Wilson

Emeritus – Brighton Garden, Woodbridge

Doris Rodman

Jewish Home for the Aged, New Haven

Mildred Chapman, John Hare, Marjorie James

Milford Health & Rehabilitation Center

Father Robert Deming

At The Willows-Woodbridge

Marjorie Higgs, Eileen Pierson


Hospitality is looking to fill the calendar for Coffee Hour after 11:00 a.m. worship, see the committee for more information.


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.


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: Email:Fr.Meadows@gmail.com

Web: www.stlukeschurchenwhaven.org

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.


SAFE CHURCH TRAINING will be available in our area in April, Comprehensive (Basic) Safe Church Training. This will be held on April 26, 2014 at Trinity/New Haven. Registration closes 7 days prior to each training, or, when a session is full, therefore, anyone needing training is encouraged to register early Please go to ctdiocese.org, then click on the A-Z tab, then S, for Safe Church Training to register.


Youth at Work Application: Applications are available in the church office for the Youth at work summer working program with the City of New Haven, if any of our youth needs an application, please stop by the church office and request one. Thanks


Happy Birthday!

Feb 17th Brandon Ferguson

20th Colleen Ormsby Patrick Pringleton

Adam Harris Caleb Pilgrim

21st Danielle Scott

May God Continue To Bless You

The Fab Four: Driven to Mission

Rewind! Worth seeing again!

Support the Youth

...as they journey to the EYE event, see Danisha Daniel St. Luke's Youth Advisor, for information on how to support them.