SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS! The thirty-sixth annual CHICAGO DEANERY YOUTH CAMP WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, Check in at 1PM – Check Out at 3 PM on SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2023 At Edwards YMCA Camp, N8901 Army Lake Road East Troy, WI 53120 Orthodox Church in America, Chicago Deanery For deanery youth, ages 11 – 18 (For questions of eligibility, call the Coordinator). ALL-INCLUSIVE FEE (lodging, meals, activities) $170. (Registration form attached…) CAMPING SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR OUR CHILDREN AT ST. LUKE – Contact Fr. Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM CLICK HERE.
THE APOSTLES FAST: Just a reminder that we are still observing the Ss. Peter and Paul Fast which will last until June 29th. During this fasting period we not only refrain from meat (and dairy if possible), but we also intensify our prayer life. May God bless our efforts!
ON FATHER’S DAY, JUNE 18TH, during Coffee Fellowship after the Liturgy (11:00am), Fr. Paul will present an abbreviated talk on the subject of his recent Mission Trip to Romania. Fr. Paul will speak about “ORTHODOX SPIRITUALITY AND HEALING FROM ADDICTION.” Pass the word!
BIBLE STUDY: Summer Bible Study: Fr. Paul and Rick Wolf have begun Bible Study on Wednesday evenings. We are studying the Book of Acts. It is being live-streamed on both Facebook and Zoom. Pass the word and join us!
ELIJAH’S CHARIOT: This is a wonderful ministry here at St. Luke to help our elderly (and others) find transportation to Church for the services. Given the rise in gas prices, we will be expanding it to include gas cards for those in financial difficulties (distributed anonymously by Fr. Paul). If you would like, buy a gas card for $20 or $30 and help us out!
SERVICES IN JUNE: On Saturday, June 24th, at 9:30am our parish will serve a Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of St. John Forerunner, and on June 28th (6:00pm) and 29th (9:30am) our parish will celebrate the Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul at Sts. Peter & Paul parish in Burr Ridge. Mark your calendars!
2023 PARISH DEVELOPMENT FORUM: In Parma ,Ohio at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 1:00 PM EDT Thursday July 13 2023 thru Noon July 15. Theme: Our Parish and the Future. At this forum attendees will face forward — actively considering what it will take to build a brighter parish future. Attendees will collaborate on The 2030 Project — a set of structured, facilitated discussions designed to share experiences and identify the key behaviors, skills and “new muscles” parishes will need to thrive amidst future societal, cultural, demographic and technological trends. In depth discussions will include:
- Healthy Clergy-Laity Dynamics,
- Attracting and Integrating Converts intoYour Parish/Sharing the Faith
- Connecting Your Parish to the Neighborhood Community.
- Additional presentation segments.
To maintain an intimate setting for thoughtful exchange among attendees the 2023 Forum attendance will be limited to 100 persons. There will be no live streaming of the Forum sessions.. Register Early — Before June 22. Registrations received before June 22 will be eligible for a $75 per attendee early bird rate. After June 22 registration will be $150 per attendee. Registration fee includes lunches, dinners, breaks, an attendee reception Friday night & conference materials. You may register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ejq38xise3538e27&oseq=&c=&ch=
FOOD FOR THE SOUL IS BACK! Food For the Soul Sunday Lunch: Sunday, June 25, 2023, 12:30pm, Genetti’s Bistro, 12240 South Harlem Avenue in Palos Heights. Please RSVP to Caye Caswick. Pass the word!
YOCAMA SUMMER MISSION TRIP!: July 21 to July 28 Mission trip to Navajo Nation New Mexico. Work on construction and the food pantry and food distribution. Ages 16 and up with parents. Check out YOCAMA.com
ST. LUKE STRATEGIC PLAN: Our St. Luke Strategic Plan report is ready to be viewed and the tally sheets for our Action Items are now available. If you have NOT filled out a tally sheet please take the time to do so.
|LUBA’S KITCHEN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Update: Summer Coffee Hour is in effect. Reminders: Clean up own table. Kitchen clean up will begin around 11:45. Kitchen closed by noon. Please help Crys and Matt out by washing some dishes, put items away, learn to start the dishwasher and just overall be more proactive each Sunday. Thank you all!
JUNE MONTHLY CHARITY: Our Monthly Charity is for ORTHODOX GHANA – St. Peter’s College & Summer Camp. Please be generous!