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St. Luke's Weekly Newsletter

Welcome to St. Luke's

221 W. 3rd Street, Dixon, IL 61021

815-285-2151

Email: stlukedixon@comcast.net

Web Site: stlukesdixon.org

Facebook: St.Luke's Church--Dixon, IL

 
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Serving for February 25, 2024

Officiant: The Very Rev. Thomas Rosa

Deacon: The Rev. Mary Ann Rhoades

Acolyte : Jim Cecchetti

Lector: Brant Clements

Greeter: Brant & Melanie Clements

Organist: Rev. Bob Bates

Altar Guild: 

Coffee Hour: 

Prayers of the People

We give thanks for those celebrating their birthdays and thosecelebrating their Anniversaries.

Prayers for healing especially for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Fr. Tom Rosa, Fr. Tom Lamb, Dr. Ron Weber, Frank, Lawrence, Susan, James, Margie, Kris, Kathy, John, Jeanne, Amber, Audrey, Ruth, Lucille, Cheryl, Julie, Rob, Mary Ellen, Ken, Cathi, Jim, Vicki, and Stef.

We pray for the Homebound, especially Inga Albee and Richard Nobis.

We pray for those who are traveling, especially

We pray for the Guidance of the Holy Spirit, especially for 

We pray for those who are Expressing Gratitude,

We pray for those with special needs, especially for Justin.

We pray for all those who have died especially 

We pray for the safety of ALL serving in the military, especially Christopher and Jason.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25th 5:00PM CANTERBURY CONCERT

St. Luke’s will be the venue for a performance by Second City Musicke, a superb early music ensemble. They are a trio composed of Craig Trompeter, Russel Wagner, and Anna Steinhoff. This Chicago-area ensemble is a Viol Consort (an early forerunner of the modern Violin family). They will treat us to some early English Fantasias, transcriptions of J. S. Bach, and other delights. This concert is free! Don't miss it! Reserve your seat at canterburyconcertseries.org. Also keep on your calendar another event: Solemn Evensong with the Canterbury Singers March 10 at 5:00PM at St. Luke’s. Soli Deo Gloria!

DID JESUS KEEP LENT?

The word “Lent” itself is not in the Bible. Yes, he did do a forty day fast with prayer as did Moses and Elijah in preparation for critical moments in their mission and ministry. The early church took up these ancient practices for those about to be baptized or restored to the fellowship of the Church by a period of intense preparation. By the 4th century the keeping of a period of fasting before Easter was well established.  Its purpose is to renew and recall the saving acts of Jesus’ passion, death, resurrection and ascension.

Bishop Paula Letter

Our bishop has written a message encouraging us to Keep a Holy Lent. It can be found on eposcipoalchicago.org in the Newsletter archive.

 

MARCH “GATHERING” 3/19 6:00PM

Amber Schmidt’s position is Director of Service and Outreach. She acts as a bridge between Discover Dixon and corporate and civic allies. She will bring information about what is happening in our town that you may or may not know about. Amber volunteered with Discover Dixon for years before "joining the team”. She is a young, vibrant, and active young woman in our city of Dixon. The meal and program are FREE and EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

ANNUAL MEETING RESULTS

The congregation received the vestry’s balanced budget for 2024 of $135,440.00. Tanya Brooks, Mary Paliga and Kurt Nelson were elected to the vestry. Thanks was expressed to retiring vestry members Clair and Mike Winter and Don Forsberg for their years of service and many contributions. Other reports were submitted by title and are available in the parish office. So many people have helped the parish adapt and grow in membership, mission and ministry.

UPDATE ON RON WEBER, ORGANIST AND CHOIRMASTER

In order to help him to get proper nutrition, Ron will be transferred to a specialized hospital soon. Because of the cancer treatments, swallowing and other factors in eating have been compromised and will take a lot of time to recover. On a good note the broken arm is healing nicely and he will be able to give up the restraint in a couple of weeks. He has to deal with a lot of pain from all the issues that have arisen. If you wish to correspond with him, please send mail to his home— 2509 Winthrop Drive, Janesville WI 53546 and friends will see that he receives it. He is sustained by your love and prayers.

March Calendar

HOLY WEEK MARCH 24--31

PALM SUNDAY 3/24

MAUNDY THURSDAY 3/28

GOOD FRIDAY 3/29

EASTER DAY 3/31

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