Evangelist Report Annual Meeting January 2008
The St. Luke parish newsletter, The Evangelist, is published quarterly as Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall issues. Each issue is dedicated to a specific theme. The 2007 themes included Forgiveness, Family History, Pascha Traditions, and Things That Make Us Smile. Articles are written by parishioners to provide information about parish and personal church-associated activities, as well as other Orthodox-related topics and events. In addition, Fr. Andrew’s column, “Father’s Corner,” appears regularly in The Evangelist. Besides distribution to parishioners, St. Luke friends, and our website, a full-color copy of each issue is included in the historical record of our parish.
In 2007 a new feature, called “Focus on Ministry,” was added. This provides an opportunity for parishioners to describe the personal ministries in which they are involved. Articles by Church School students also began to appear in The Evangelist this year. In 2008 Diane hopes to work closely with Church School teachers to promote more frequent article-writing by Church School students. New for 2008 is a regular column, “Orthodox Online,” written by Else Tennesen. She will discuss safe and informative internet sites that deal with issues affecting Orthodox Christians. Anyone interested in contributing articles for The Evangelist on any topic should contact Diane at DWilczak@ameritech.net