Make a Difference!

Answer God’s Call to Give Your Life on Behalf of the Well-Being of Others - in the Church & in the World


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OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE OTHERS BY SERVING THE LIFE OF OUR CONGREGATION


ALTAR GUILD - CHAPEL 7:45 AM SERVICE

The members of the Altar Guild make a difference by serving the worship life of our congregation.  They prepare the altar and worship space for each worship service.  At the 7:45
AM Chapel service, the Altar Guild Person of the Day also functions as Greeter. To make a difference as an Altar Guild memberserving the 7:45 AM service, please contact either Laurel Rizotto at laurel.caryn@mac.com.


ALTAR GUILD - CHURCH 10:30 AM SERVICE

To make a difference as an Altar Guild member serving the 10:30 AM Church service, please contact Iris Thompson at catibob@burgoyne.com .


CHILDREN’S CHURCH SCHOOL FACULTY

We offer educational opportunities for our parish’s children ages 5 through 6th grade each Sunday morning from 9:30 until the start of Holy Communion in the
10:30 worship service.  You can play a role in supporting the spiritual development of our children by helping with crafts, games, snacks, music,

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and/or teaching.  You can help during all or a portion of the education time.  To make a difference in the lives of our parish’s children through our Children’s Church School, please contact Bonnie Brown at charbondo@comcast.net.


CHILDREN’S CHOIR

We internalize spiritual principles and worship God through m
usic and song.  Each Sunday morning, during the Children’s Time (9:30 to approx. 11:15), the children of our parish have choir practice.   To make a difference in the lives of our parish’s children through our Children’s Choir, please

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contact Deedee Sihvonen, Director of Children’s Music Education, at sihvonen@msn.com .


COFFEE HOUR HOST

All of the families of our congregation take turns hosting &
the weekly “Coffee Hour” ( time of conversation, coffee, and refreshments) following the 10:30 worship service.  This is one of the ways we express “intentional hospitality,” a core value of our parish community.  To make a difference through the intentional hospitality expressed in preparing & hosting a Coffee Hour, please contact Barbara Wine at  bwine@mymailstation.com


GREETERS FOR THE 10:30 SERVICE

No one enjoys entering a strange, unfamiliar church and have the experience of being ignored, of having no one welcome you.  The role of Greeter is one of the most important ministries of our church because it supports both the growth of our parish and the
expression of our core value: intentional hospitality.  To make a difference in the lives of both those who visit one of our worship services as well as those who attend each week, please respond to the call to serve as a Greeter.  Please contact Denise Lind at deniselind@mac.com.


LAY READERS - CHAPEL & CHURCH

Lay Readers read the Scripture lessons each Sunday during the worship servic
e.  The lessons are usually sent by email each week prior to the Sunday in which they well be read.  This position is open to adults, teens, and any child with sufficient maturity and ability.  To make a difference by reading the Holy Scriptures during our congregation’s worship, please contact Lisa Dawson at lc3g@aol.com.


MUSIC MINISTRY - ADULT CHOIR

Inspiring worship - worship that ushers us into the pre
sence of the Sacred and feeds our soul - cannot happen without inspiring music.  To make a difference in the worship life of our congregation through the adult music program, please contact Manuel Maravi, Minister of Music and Liturgy, at pianospecialist@hotmail.com .


YOUTH GROUP

There may not be a time in a person’s life when wise, strong, loving leadership and direction are needed more than during adolescence.
To make a difference in the lives of the teens of our parish community, please contact Manuel Maravi at pianospecialist@hotmail.com.



 

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE OTHERS BEYOND THE WALLS OF THE CHURCH


LOCAL EFFORTS:

MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY DONATING FOOD EACH WEEK FOR THE POOR AND HUNGRY

Did you know that St Luke's accepts non-perishable food donations for local food banks on an ongoing
?  If  would like to contribute, please deposit your food donations in the the little red wagon located in the church narthex next to the doors leading into the sanctuary.  Each week, the children of St Luke's will bring the food donations to the altar as an offering to God and God's work in the world.  And from there, the food donations will be distributed to local food banks. 

AND THANK YOU FOR CARING ENOUGH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY SUPPORTING THE NEEDS OF PEACE HOUSE - THE LOCAL SHELTER FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Peace House is a safe home in Park City for abused women and children.  Each week St. Luke's Marilyn Heinrich
will be calling the Donations Coordinator, Kathy Churilla (649-6823), to get a list of the current needs of the Peace House residents.

This week the needs include:

Conditioner

Olive Oil

Double AA and AAA Batteries

Baby Powder

Garbage Bags

Paper Towels

Toilet Paper


Please bring your donations to church or you can take them directly to the Peace House office at 1960 Sidewinder Drive, across from the old liquor store.

AND THANK YOU FOR CARING ENOUGH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN THROUGH ARTS-KIDS:

Arts-Kids is a program developed by a memb
er of our parish, Pat Sanger.  She serves as its Exec. Director.  Arts-Kids uses the arts taught by local

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artists to teach creativity, artistic and social skills while helping children express their inner lives.  The programs take place in local schools and on the Ute reservation.  To make a difference in the lives of the children of our local community and the Ute reservation through Arts-Kids, please contact Pat at

info@arts-kids.org.


MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF NATIVE AMERICANS THROUGH OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH

ST. ELIZABETH’S PARISH:

The people of St. Luke’s and St. Elizabeths Parish on the Ute reservation
in Whiterocks, Utah have a agreed to enter into a mutually beneficial partnership.  The goal is for both congregations to serve and learn from one another.  To make a difference in the lives of the people of the Ute Nation, please contact Judy Hanley, Team Leader of the St. Elizabeth’s Partnership Development Team

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judyhanley@yahoo.com.



MAKE A DIFFERENCE LOCALLY IN SUMMIT AND WASATCH COUNTIES

St. Luke’s Local Missions Development Team is composed of three sub-teams, each with a different target area for mission development.  The three target areas are: Old Town Park City, Wasatch County and Summit County.  If you would like to learn more and/or get involved in one of these sub-teams, please contact Aimee Altizer, Chair of the St. Luke’s Local Missions Development Team at towadako@hotmail.com.




INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS:


MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE OF MYANMAR THROUGH ST. LUKE’S MEDICAL CLINIC:

Myanmar is one of poorest countries on earth and good healthcare
is very rare.  In the midst of this sea of poverty stands a small, humble place of hope - St. Luke’s Medical Clinic.  Our congregation did not build this clinic, but we do want to do whatever we can to support its ministry to the people of Myanmar.  Our support if primarily financial in nature.  To make a diff

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erence in the lives of the people of Myanmar through St. Luke’s Medical Clinic, please contact Roger Stephens, Team Leader of the Diocese of Mishna Partnership Development Team at roger@rmarealestate.com.



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St. Luke’s Church 2013 Annual Missions Fundraiser


As you all know at St Luke’s, Lent is the season in which we turn our focus toward our annual missions fundraiser.  As is our tradition, we hold only one fundraiser during the year to raise money for our missions programs; the entirety of our annual missions budget is determined by the success of this campaign.  This year our campaign theme is ‘Planting Seeds of Change’.  I hope you will spend a few moments and read the reports in the catalogue that detail the many ways in which we, as a spiritual community, impact the community around us – locally, regionally, and globally.  Additionally, the directions for financial contributions to the campaign may be found in the missions’ catalogue on page 14.


This year in addition to raising funds we are also raising our mindfulness – our awareness.  Mindfulness is a practice of awareness, a focus of intentionality – a contemplative practice that connects our physical actions with our deeper spiritual self.   As we cultivate a contemplative practice of mindfulness we cultivate the presence of the Holy Spirit in our midst, as the seeds of the Holy Spirit are already within us.   You may find that you are already practicing some forms of mindfulness, as many of us cross ourselves at prayer or with water from the baptismal font – these actions remind us of our identity as Christians and our baptismal covenant & calling.  Some of us choose to genuflect and/or reverence the cross with a nod or bowing gesture – in doing so we inwardly give reverence to the work of the Christ, and through physical action we connect to our awareness of the transformative work that the life of Jesus performs in us. 


So, you may be wondering just how in the world this mindfulness stuff will connect with our missions campaign.  Let me explain: in a box at the back of the sanctuary is a selection of flower seeds; these seeds each have a sleeve with the name of one of our missions on it.  The missions’ council is offering each us the free gift of a package of seeds - no financial contribution to the Lenten Missions Fundraiser necessary.  We hope you will take a moment to select a package of seeds representing a mission that you will focus on, in mindfulness, during the coming weeks.  I suggest that to begin with you put the package of seeds in a visible place, maybe your refrigerator door.  Each time you view the seeds be reminded of the mission you chose, be aware of your hopes and dreams for that mission, and of your thoughts and feelings.  You are simply taking a moment to connect. 


This spring, around Mother’s Day, we will hold a seed starting party – gathering all those who wish to plant and nurture the seeds of their mission.  Then after danger of frost, around Father’s Day, we will hold a planting party where all the starts will be transplanted into the new (to be build) planters at the entry of the main church building.  These planters will be our St. Luke’s Missions Flower Beds.  Each time we see the flowers in these planters we will be mindful of the work of our missions.  Additionally, the church school kids will have the opportunity to paint the raised flower beds with pictures of our missions. 


So, as you can see not only will this seed campaign raise money for our missions’ budget, but with a little care it will also grow our hearts, and become a vision of our mission of hospitality, as we beautify our entry and welcome those we’ve yet to meet.  I encourage you to take a package of seeds today and start simply by placing them in an obvious location.  From there, join the rest of us in taking small steps toward a deeper journey together.  Whether or not you have a green thumb, or choose to plant the seeds in the St. Luke’s mission’s planters, we hope you will at least take a package of seeds and join us in mindfulness.  Everyday seeds are planted in our hearts; today choose which seeds you will plant!


    Reflection for week 3 - March 3rd:

As you read the following parable, put yourself in the story – be the vineyard owner, be the gardener, and be the fig tree; in doing so take note of the different feelings that arise as you change positions.


Then he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. So he said to the gardener, 'See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?' He replied, 'Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’” Luke 13:6-9


Now ask, ‘where is justice in this story?’  I suggest that we may find justice in the sustainable practices of the gardener – nourishing that which appears a loss.  Investing in the lost goes against some of our strongest inclinations of what it means to make a wise investment.  This week, as we consider our missions, let us consider where we may invest in nourishing and sustaining that which might initially appear to be an unwise investment, the most needy in our community.


To view past reflections please go to the St. Luke’s website: www.stlukespc.org  or our community garden blog: hospitalitygrounds.wordpress.com

      Have you picked up your seed      
      package yet??

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