Week of April 8, 2012
Readings In The End
A sermon preached by the Rev. Rebecca DeBow on
Feast of the Resurrection Palm Sunday,April 1, 2012.
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.
John 20:1-18 or
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.
HOLY SATURDAY — APRIL 7
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 email@example.com).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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
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: email@example.com 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
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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. www.stanneshome.com 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.