St. Nick and the Christmas Spirit Pay a Visit
December 23rd, 2001
St. Luke held its annual Christmas pagent. After the youth of
the parish finished displaying their talents, St. Nicholas paid a visit with presents
Maria Vrame held a Christmas Party for the choir members to reward
them for their efforts. The choir members pitched in to give Maria a little present to
thanks her for all her hard work. Ellen Zethermier played the piano while we sang
Christmas carols. George Poulos even gave a piano solo. Also since it was Laurie
Bauml's Birthday, the choir even sang Happy Birthday while Laurie blew out some
candles. All enjoyed the great food and fellowship.
Gift for St. Luke
December 23rd 2001
At long last the icons for the altar door are here. Rob Ketchmark
is shown here beginning installation.
Father Andrew Visits Chicago Christian
December 21st, 2001
Father Andrew was a visiting speaker at Chicago Christian High
School. He addressed a bible class on church history and afterwards held a question
and answer session.
Choir is a Hit in Lemont
Once again this year St. Luke's Choir was asked to perform at the
Lemont Christmas Festival. Following their performance, they recieved glowing praise
both from the program host and the audience. Maria Vrame, our choir director, is to
be commended along with the choir members for all their work in praising God through
Visitors from Lemont United Methodist Church
December 13th, 2001
The confirmation class from the Lemont United Methodist Church visited
St. Luke's. Pastor Noah Panlililo arranged the visit and knows Fr. Andrew through the
Lemont Clergy Association. In addition to his duties as pastor, Rev. Noah Panlililo is
the Lemont Police Chaplain. Father Andrew gave a survey of the history and practices of
the Orthodox Church. Aristea Zekios enhanced the presentation by presenting a discussion
of the use of Icons in the Orthodox faith. A question was asked by one member of the
group about prayer. Father assured the group that although Orthodoxy is rich in
symbolism, all worship and prayer are addressed to God. At times saints may be asked
for prayer. Pastor Noah invited our YO group to visit their church.
And Away We Go....
December 13th, 2001
On Thursday morning December 13th, 2001, we finally broke ground
for the new building project. Hang on to your hats as things should move quickly now.
Crib for PASS
December 9th, 2001
Andrea Dauro lovingly hand-painted a white crib/dresser unit. This
furniture became the receptacle for baby things-diapers, blankets, baby clothes, a car
seat, and other large and small items-that parishioners brought, all of which (including
the crib/dresser) were this year's Christmas donation to PASS (Pregnancy Aid South
Suburbs). This pro-life agency, located in nearby Tinley Park, mainly counsels women who
have unplanned pregnancies.
On December 9th Sue Davinger, the founder of PASS, spoke to our
congregation. She shared her pro-life ministry and accepted our crib-and-contents
donation. She said that after the staff at PASS prayed and carefully considered possible
recipients for our gift, someone was chosen. Ms. Davinger indicated that this
mother-to-be, whose baby is due in a few months, would gratefully welcome our gift.
Y.O. Gets in the Christmas Spirit
December 8th, 2001
John Adamovich organized a tree decorating party for our youth
group. After helping decorate the tree and making the church just a little more
beautiful, refreshments were served.
Y.O.'s Night Out
Our youth group had a night out at Centennial Lanes. After fueling
up with pizza, they attacked the pins. While no one bowled a perfect game, everyone
had a great time.
Curtains Open on Movie Club
The first meeting of the Movie club was held on Sunday Nov. 25.
It began at 5 PM and lasted until 8:30 PM. That was 1 1/2 hr. longer than planned. The
following comment was made by Ken Stevens who suggested and organized the club. That was
a terrific Movie Club initiation last evening....great discussion and great fellowship.
We are really grateful that you took so much time to prepare and lead. The Clips is a
great idea....I saw things in a different light when they were reviewed, and it was a
great stimulus to conversation.The next meeting will be held at the end of January and
the movie will be: Pay it forward.