St. Luke's Weekly Newsletter
Welcome to St. Luke's
221 W. 3rd Street, Dixon, IL 61021
Web Site: stlukesdixon.org
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Serving for September 24, 2023
Celebrant: Rev. Thomas Rosa
Deacon: Rev. Mary Ann Rhoades
Crucifer/E M: Jim Cecchetti
Lector: Brant Clements
Greeters: Brant & Melanie Clements
Organist: Dr. Ronald Weber
Altar Guild:Julie Cecchetti
Coffee Hour: Ken & Vi McLean
Even though my Ecuadoran son-in-law is fluent in English, he translates some figures of speech too literally. When I commented that he and my daughter are about the same age, but she looks much younger, he agreed. "Yeah," he said. "Some people think I stole the crib."
Prayers of the People
We give thanks for those celebrating their Birthday especially Frank Berman (27) and Heather Trotter (29) and for those celebrating Anniversaries especially Deborah Joseph Beilke (24).
Prays for healing especially for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Fr. Tom, Fr. Tom Lamb, Fr. Richard Kramer, Greg, Rev. Robert Bates, Lawrence, Bill, Patricia, Kathy, John, Jeanne, Amber, Audrey, Ruth, Lucille, Cheryl, Julie, Rob, Mary Ellen, Ray, Carol, Vicki, and Stef.
We pray for the Homebound, especially Inga Albee and Richard Nobis.
We pray for those who are traveling, especially Kurt, Sarah and Luke Nelson.
We pray for the Guidance of the Holy Spirit, especially for The Vestry and the Search Committee
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 Hazel Wimmer.
We pray for the safety of ALL serving in the military, especially Christopher and Jason.
The Sanctuary Candle is given by Deacon Mary Ann in the Celebration of Deborah and Joe Beilke, her daughter and son-in-law'sWedding Anniversary.
THE FEAST OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS 9/24/23 (trans)
The Archangel Michael is chief of the angels and archangels in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Michaelmas Day,, September 29, is associated with the Fall Term in schools. Several beautiful hymns will be used on this Sunday in recognition of the ministry of angels as messengers of God
FIRST SESSION OF “THE GATHERING” WELL ATTENDED
More than one-half of our usual Sunday congregation attended the fist session of this once a month mid-week adult opportunity for learning, fellowship and food.
ANNUAL PET BLESSING SUNDAY OCTOBER 8
Francis of Assisi, Italy, is the patron saint of animals and environmental issues. We are blessed to share our world with a great diversity of animals who like us are being negatively affected by climate change. His love of the natural world inspires us to find ways to live more simply and in a complementary relationship with the Creation. Pets may be brought to St Luke’s for a blessing at 11:30 AM curbside in front of the church or inside the parish hall if the weather is not appropriate.
ALL-PARISH CONGREGATIONAL MEETING SATURDAY 10/7
This opportunity to strengthen and built-up one’s personal faith and help renew the life of St Luke’s will be offered by Dr. Ron Weber. He has conducted this event with much success previously in other congregations, it will be from 9:00Am until 3:00 PM with snacks and lunch provided. Please join in this engaging event and sign-up.
FIRST IN-PERSON DIOCESAN CONVENTION WITH BISHOP CLARK TO BE HELD NOV. 17 &18
Excitement is building for delegates from the 125 congregations of the Diocese of Chicago that will gather at the Westin Hotel and Convention Center in Lombard IL. To be together with hundreds of dedicated Episcopalians for worship, diocesan business and motivational speakers, should be experienced at least once by all St. Luke’s members. Senior warden, Kathryn Esgar and Deacon Mary Ann, will be glad to have you join them. Registration is open now. Contact Carol at our office.
CHORAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM BEGUN
Four young people from Dixon High School have had their first session with Dr Weber. They are a vocal quartet augmenting our regular choir and will join in this coming Sunday with a special anthem for St Michael and All Angels feast day. Funding for this outreach to our Dixon Students come from donations of $130/week given by members and friends of the parish. Please make a donation for any amount as a thank offering or in memory of a loved one.