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					                                          Week of April 8, 2012

    Sunday Lectionary
        Readings                                                    In The End
                                                       A sermon preached by the Rev. Rebecca DeBow on
Feast of the Resurrection                                        Palm Sunday,April 1, 2012.
        Easter Sunday
                                     Jesus knew he was the Son of God. He didn’t want to die, but he wanted to do
         April 8, 2012               his Father’s will. Even though he knew that he and his Father were one, and
             Year B                  equal, he didn’t use his power to change his destiny. Instead he became a slave,
                                     willingly submitting his life to his Father. He let go of all the power that was his,
       Acts 10:34-43 or              and became one of us. He humbled himself so much, he willingly died, a terrible
         Isaiah 25:6-9               death, on the cross.
     Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
    1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or                   Click HERE to access sermon page to read more or to listen.
         Acts 10:34-43
        John 20:1-18 or
          Mark 16:1-8
                                                                 Holy Week Services

                                                              WEDNESDAY — APRIL 4
                                                          6:30 AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite II
 O God, who for our redemption                                       Chapel
  gave your only-begotten Son
    to the death of the cross,                                10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist
                                                            with Liturgy of Healing, Rite I (Chapel)
 and by his glorious resurrection
   delivered us from the power                        5:30 PM – Light Supper, Graham Hall*
of our enemy: Grant us so to die
                                            6:30 PM – Family Eucharist with Children’s Liturgy *
daily to sin, that we may evermore    A special service of Eucharist geared toward our children to help them more fully par-
  live with him in the joy of his                   ticipate in the drama of Holy Week. All ages are welcome.
resurrection; through Jesus Christ
                                                                 THURSDAY— APRIL 5
  your Son our Lord, who lives
   and reigns with you and the                        6:30 PM – Liturgy for Maundy Thursday *
      Holy Spirit, one God,                               (with foot washing and stripping of the altar)

        now and for ever.                                               Prayer Vigil
              Amen.                                         (follows service and continues overnight)

                                                    See page 3 for Good Friday and Easter Services.
                                       Donate Items for
                The Saint Luke’s Garden Sale
          Saturday, April 28 • 8:00 am to Noon
             This sale will benefit our new meadow and labyrinth spaces,
        which are east of the church and up the hill from the new playground.

                             Donation Drop-Off Dates:
                          Saturday, April 14 • 9:00 to Noon
                          Saturday, April 21 • 9:00 to Noon
    Bring your items to the back parking lot by the playground. Volunteers will help unload your vehicle. If you have items
       to donate, but cannot bring them to the church on the drop-off dates, please contact Lars Porter- 919-9120

                                  We are looking for donations of the following:
                                           Garden Tools, such as:
                   trowels, spades, rakes, hoes, loppers, clippers, shovels, watering cans
                                         Garden Accents, such as:
                   bird baths, garden sculpture and art, urns, planters, clay pots, trellis
                       and topiary items, wind chimes, bird houses, outdoor lanterns,
                                       sun dials, and weather vanes

                                  We are not accepting donations of plants at this time.

                                          For more information, please contact
                                 Helen Harmon - 871-2055 or Derick Belden - 903-5500
               Holy Week and Easter Services
          GOOD FRIDAY— APRIL 6                                   EASTER SUNDAY — APRIL 8

                                                          7:00 AM – Festival Eucharist, Rite I*

  Noon – Liturgy for Good Friday *

       The Stations of the Cross *
       (following the Good Friday service)               9:00 AM – Festival Eucharist, Rite II *
                                                                  with Flowering of the Cross
                                                         We will have overflow seating in the Founders Room.
                                                              Children’s Chapel will meet in Room 232.

                                                         11:15 AM – Festival Eucharist, Rite II *
                                                                  with Flowering of the Cross
                                                         We will have overflow seating in the Founders Room.

                                                              Children’s Chapel will meet in Room 232.

                                                         5:00 PM – Festival Eucharist, Rite II *
10:00 AM – Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
 Children through 3rd grade are invited to bring their
  Easter baskets to the playground for an Easter Egg              All services are in the Nave
 Hunt. Older children (4th grade and up) are invited               unless otherwise noted.
to come at 9:30 am to help hide eggs and then help the
           younger children hunt for eggs.
                                                         * Indicates services with childcare available
                                                                for children ages 3K and under.
  6:30 PM – The Great Vigil of Easter

         Parish Choir to Sing Mozart Mass                             Save Your Discards for 55th Place
                  Sunday, May 6                                      Spring Ingathering is Friday, May 4
                                                                             10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    On Sunday morning,                                                   Saint Luke’s Porte-Cochere
    May 6 at the 10:30
    a.m. service, our                                            Friday, May 4 is our 55th Place Spring Ingathering. All
    Saint Luke’s Parish
                                                                 you need to do is gather your items and drive to the church.
    Choir will sing Mo-
                                                                 Volunteers will be stationed at the porte-cochere to help
    zart’s Missa Brevis
                                                                 remove donation items from your car between 10:00 am
    in B-flat major, K.
    275. The Mass set-                                           and 2:00 pm. We will accept used household items, linens,
    ting was composed                                            small appliances, small furniture, kitchen items, clothing,
    in Salzburg in 1777,                                         and more. If you are not able to bring your donations to the
    235 years ago.                                               church, please call Emmy McGowin (324-1629) to see if
                                                                 she can arrange for someone to pick up your items.
    The choir and soloists will be accompanied by a string
    orchestra and organ.                                          55th Place Thrift Store is a non-profit all volunteer orga-
                                                                 nization. All merchandise is donated, and profits are given
                                                                      to back to the needy in the Woodlawn community.

         Update on Mrs. Posey’s Classroom
         at Center Point Elementary School
    We are still collecting craft supplies and board games for       Consider Volunteering at 55th Place
    Mrs. Posey’s 2nd grade classroom. As you may know,
    Center Point Elementary School sustained considerable        55th Place is a non-
    devastation during recent tornadoes. Place your donations
                                                                 profit organization that
    in the baskets in Claypool Commons.
                                                                 resells donated, re-us-
        New or gently used board games, such as                  able items, from cloth-
                                                                 ing to household and
    Memory Game, Trouble, Sorry, Dr. Seuss games, Chess,         personal items, elec-
             Checkers, Other similar games
                                                                 tronics to pictures and
                                                                 books to name only a
      Craft items in quantities for @20 students, suCh as
                                                                 few. It is located in the
    Glitter Pens, Colored Pencils, Craft Sticks, Elmer’s Glue,   Woodlawn area of Birmingham, and proceeds from the
             Stickers, Water color paints with brushes,          store benefit the residents of that community. Currently,
                       Colored pipe cleaners                     55th Place needs some more volunteers; one can volunteer
                                                                 one day a month or once a week.

      For more information please contact Mark LaGory at         To learn more, please contact Saint Luke’s parishioner
                           802-6205                              Emmy McGowin at 324-1629.

               Grief Support Group                                            Join Rich and Rebecca
             Begins Monday, April 16                                          on Sunday Afternoons!
              4:00 pm • Tilson Room                                       Living with Your Whole Heart,
                                                                    An Introduction to The Gifts of Imperfection
Once again we will offer a six-week support group experi-
ence for interested adults who may be struggling with an         Join Rich Webster and Rebecca DeBow for an introduction
experience of personal loss. Coping with grief can be an         to the work of Brene Brown. Brown’s talk on YouTube,
overwhelming and even debilitating experience. Many in           describing her ground-breaking research on shame resil-
our church family have found that the journey toward heal-       iance, has received more than four million hits! Come and
ing can begin within a caring and supportive group where         discuss her book, The Gifts of Imperfection, with Rebecca
each participant is encouraged to share his or her journey       and Rich in the Founders Room on four Sunday afternoons
and learn from the experiences of others. The group will         from 4:00-4:50 April 15, 22, 29, and May 6. Childcare
be facilitated by Fr. Steve DeGweck and Mrs. Betsy Smith,        available with reservations by contacting Barbara Vander-
one of our Stephen Ministry leaders. The group sessions          griff (802-6207 or
will begin Monday, April 16 at 4:00 pm in the Tilson Room        Click HERE to watch one of Brown’s youtube videos.
and continue weekly through May 21. Each session will
last no longer than 90 minutes.

Each week the group will focus on a different theme or
aspect of the grief experience. Members will be encour-
aged (not required) to share their experiences and insights
                                                                              Make Plans Now for the
within a safe, supportive, and prayerful fellowship. We
                                                                              Senior Adult Day Trip
will require a minimum of five (5) participants in order to                      to Orbix Glass
offer the group, and registration will be capped at twelve                      Thursday, May 17
(12) persons. Non-Saint Luke’s members are welcome to
attend. Registration is now open. To register, please con-
tact Barbara Vandergriff (
or 802-6207). No additional participants will be admitted
after the first session, so be sure to be present on the 16th.

           Tornado Memorial Service
            Sunday, April 22 – Noon

All are invited to Saint Luke’s for a service of commemo-        Senior Adults will take a day trip on an Adventure Tour
ration of the 2011 tornadoes. We will have the tolling of        bus, Thursday, May 17th to visit Orbix Glass. We’ll enjoy a
bells—once for each person who died in the tornadoes—            private glass blowing demonstration, visit their gallery, and
and a dedication of the Saint Luke’s donated Tornado Re-         have lunch at the mountain home of Jimmie and Jeanette
sponse Trailer. This trailer will be used by first responders    Hancock before returning home.
to help victims of any future disasters. Local dignitaries
and representatives from Habitat for Humanity and United         Total cost is $45.00. A deposit of $15 is due by April 17
Way will be present. The service will be held by                 and the remainder due on May 4. Make checks payable to
                                                                 Saint Luke’s and send to the attention of Jeanna. Approxi-
                                                                 mate time line is from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Call Jeanna
                                                                 Speegle to reserve your place at 802-6218.
                                       Children’s Ministries
                       Children’s Easter Egg Hunt!
                      Saturday, April 7 • 10:00 am

    Children through 3rd grade are invited to bring their Easter baskets and join
    us Saturday April 7th by the new playground at 10:00 a.m. for an Easter
    Egg Hunt.
    Older children (4th grade and up) are invited to join us at 9:30 to help us
    hide eggs and to stay and help the children hunt for eggs.

                                          Mite Boxes for Easter Sunday
                             A reminder for children to bring their mite boxes to church this Sunday.
                      Please bring your mite box to the front of the church during the flowering of the cross.

                                            Vacation Bible School 2012
                                           June 4 - 7 • 9:00 am to noon
                                              Click HERE to Register!
     VBS is open to children who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2012 through
     those who have completed fifth grade by May, 2012. The cost is $15.00. If your
     child will not be four by September 1, 2012 there will be a modified version of
     VBS for them if their parent(s) volunteers at least two days of the week. Please
     still register them online. The cost is $15.00.

     Babies & Toddlers are invited to join us on the days their parent volunteers and are
     free. They also need to be registered online. To pay: Please make checks payable
     to Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church and mail them to c/o Emily Boles at the church
     or drop them in the basket in the Children’s Ministry Office.
     If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

     Also, mark your calendars for our parish-wide VBS event, Wednesday, June 6th at 5:30 p.m. in Graham Hall. The theme
     this year is “Amazing Wonders Aviation: Encountering God’s Awesome Power.” Watch amazing things happen as children
     tour some of the world’s most marvelous natural wonders and learn to trust and recognize God as they explore His awesome
     power! For more information, contact Emily Boles: or 802-6211

                       Wednesday Night Programs
                                   5:30 pm - Supper for everyone in Graham Hall
                                            5:45 pm - Children’s Choirs
                                          6:30 pm - Programs for all ages
                                                   Contemplative Eucharist

                                         Upcoming Programs - 6:30 pm

                                      April 4 • Wednesday in Holy Week
                Family Service with Children’s Liturgy and Stations of the Cross and Communion
                       All ages are welcome,is and childcare available for children, 3K and under.

                                            April 11 • Warren Lightfoot
             In Defense of the Resurrection—Beyond a Reasonable Doubt and to a Moral Certainty
         Mr. Lightfoot is an attorney here in Birmingham with the firm of Lightfoot, Franklin, and White

                         April 18 • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the Atrium.
 This event gives an explanation and sample of this ministry to children and to the adults who work with them.

                                          April 25 • Children’s Choir Musical
      The Cherub Choir will present Be a Good Neighbor, a musical re-telling of the story of The Good Samaritan.

                                               May 2 • The Labyrinth
                                    Presented by parishioner Mary Ellen Calhoun.

           PreSchool Partners Hosting
             A Food Truck Round-Up
      Saturday, May 12 - 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

PreSchool Partners is hosting a Food Truck Round Up in Mountain
Brook Village—2816 Culver Road in the back parking lot behind
the Mountain Brook Mall and Leaf ‘n Petal. We’ve recruited the
hottest food trucks in the city like Shindigs, Cantina on Wheels, the
Dreamcakes Cupcake Truck, Spoonfed Grill, the Ice Cream Man,
Ezelle’s Catfish Cabin, Johnny Ray’s BBQ and Sneaky Pete’s to of-
fer a sampling of their menus in support of a good cause. Supreme
Beverage and Good People Brewery will be serving ice cold beer
and a bounce house and balloon-shaping clown will be providing
kid-friendly entertainment. Plus, live music by The Drennen Broth-
ers. The day is shaping up to be a fun, festive family event you
won’t want to miss!                                                                                                7
    Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

        Interested in a Trip to the Holy Land?                         Luncheon to Benefit Saint Anne’s Home
                                                                         and ADAC Community Counseling
     The Saint Luke’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Rusty
     Goldsmith and Rich and Ellen Webster is planned for Oc-
                                                                       Featuring Christopher Kennedy Lawford
     tober of 2012. We have a few open spots if you are inter-         Friday, April 20 • 11:30 am • The Club
     ested in going with us. For information or to sign up, please
     contact Rusty Goldsmith (             All are invited to a luncheon to support one of our Saint
     or 873-3723) or Richmond Webster (802-6208).                    Luke’s outreach ministries—St. Anne’s Home. St. Anne’s
                                                                     is an extended stay residential rehabilitation program that
                                                                     provides professional counseling to women with chemi-
                       Care of Creation                              cal dependence to help them begin a new life physically,
                                                                     mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. ADAC Community
     Carpeting is not something we have to shop for very often.      Counseling serves our community through counseling for
     When you do have to buy new carpeting think about where         families and individuals who cannot otherwise afford such
     your old carpet may end up. It can either end up in the land-   services. Christopher Kennedy Lawford will be the fea-
     fill or be recycled into new carpet. Some carpet dealers will   tured speaker and will share his personal story of recovery.
     take your old carpet back to their store, put it into a ma-
     chine, then send it back to the mill and make new carpet.       To learn more or to purchase tickets, call Gail Sharp (871-
     What a way to recycle. Before you buy, ask the dealer if        7025 or contact St. Annes Home (933-2402 or go to
     they recycle your old carpet.                          to purchase tickets online.

                          Check Out These Family Fun Weekends at Camp McDowell!

                 Mother/Daughter Weekend                                              Father/Son Weekend
             Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15                              Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April, 29
        Program theme: “The Upside Down Miracle”                            Program theme: “The Art of Manliness”

     For all mothers, daughters, sisters, nieces, godmothers,         For all fathers, sons, brothers, nephews, godfathers, and
     and special friends who are like mothers. This special           special friends who are like fathers. Have fun canoeing,
     spring-time retreat is the perfect setting to reconnect, re-     hiking, playing ball, doing the Team Challenge Course
     lax, and enjoy the company of your loved ones. Plenty            (aka the ropes course) for 5th graders and older, sing-
     of optional camp activities like canoeing, hiking, and the       ing, and generally just enjoying each other’s company. A
     Team Challenge Course (aka the ropes course) - for 5th
                                                                      snake and bird presentation will be reprised from last year
     graders and older - will be offered. In addition, our spe-
                                                                      by the one and only “Big Dave Holloway”! The weekend
     cial and lovely program team will fill the weekend with
                                                                      will also include your favoirite made-for-camp music led
     song, art, centering prayer, storytelling, and worship.
     Lori Nichols, Birmingham-based artist and author of chil-        by Jimmy Sims of St. Stephen’s, Birmingham. The Rev.
     dren’s books, will facilitate an art project. The delight-       Aaron Raulerson (Holy Cross, Trussville) will be our
     ful and effervescent Kaki O’Flinn will lead us in music          worship leader and get to be a “big camper” with his two
     and celebrate the Eucharist as a deacon in the Church.           sons. Steve Mistrot of All Saints, Homewood, will lead a
     Our program leader is the talented and wonderful person,         program that will offer quality time for sons and fathers to
     mother, and storyteller, Elizabeth Vander Kamp of All            think and talk about what it means to be a man and how to
     Saints, Homewood. Come enjoy laughter, learning, and             help each other be the man they want to be. This event is
     easy living in the beautiful spring at camp! This event is       recommended for ages 5 and up. Cost is $110 per person,
     recommended for ages 5 and up. Cost is $110 per person,          but the experience may just be priceless!
     but the experience may well be priceless!
                          Click HERE for more information and to register or call 205.387.1806.

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