Fellowship Annual Report January 2013
Special Events – Luba Johnson
Our special events are supported by the entire Community Development Team. We provide activities and refreshments for many events each year. The Special Events’ Ministry has been very fortunate to get many new people involved in taking charge of many of the special events. To all of them I extend my gratitude for their hard work and support. Working together has only made this ministry stronger. Also, a thank you goes out to the Teen Class that has helped out in the social hall for our special events. The following are some of the major events we hosted in 2012
New Member Luncheon Hosted by Caroline Potter and Diane Nickolaou
New parish members were honored during Liturgy and treated afterwards to a brunch. The entire parish was invited to participate.
2012 Venetian Night – Hosted by Pat Dravillas and Shirlie Hansen
Our Venetian Night celebration (2/10/12) was attended by many festive party goers from St Luke and other parishes. Party goers were asked to bring a mask and a contest was held for the best original mask. Delicious food was catered from Ambrosino’s. A great time was had by all!
Pascha – Hosted by Sue Lisowski
Our Pascha feast in the early morning hours followed the Resurrection Service and was very well attended. Parish members supplied a variety of delicious foods to help break our fast. After weeks of fasting, we enjoyed the many and varied ethnic entries shared by members.
Quad-Parish Picnic - Luba Johnson, Chairperson; Michaelyn Sloan, Children’s Games; Caye Caswick, Candy Lady
St. Luke Feast Day and Oktoberfest – Hosted by Luba Johnson
St. Luke celebrated its feast day with Vespers (10/21/12) that was followed by a lite supper. It was attended by approximately 30 people. Oktoberfest luncheon (10/21/12) was held on the next day. The attendance was low this year, even though prices were set lower to accommodate families. As always, the food from Polonia was delicious. Because parishioners do not commit to attend by buying tickets, it is very difficult to plan this meal function and much food it left over. This year, food that was left over was saved and given to PADS.
Christmas Eve Supper – Hosted by Mary Jo Werbiansky
At our traditional Christmas Eve supper, the table was set for the Holy Supper Ritual. The meal preceded the Nativity vigil and commemorated the Old Covenant which ends with the birth of Jesus. Unleavened bread was broken and eaten with wine. Also garlic and twelve fasting foods (no meat or dairy) were served. Since this event was held on Monday when PADS is at our parish, PAD clients were invited to join if they chose to.