Celebrate milestones with your St. Luke's family.
Celebrate milestones with your St. Luke's family.
The monthly "St. Luke's Celebrates" newsletter
helps St. Lukers connect to one another
as we navigate life together. 
We wish a very Happy Birthday to all our St. Lukers! Click the button below to help us celebrate the next few months of birthdays. 
A big welcome to Vance Shafer Carey born November 22 to Meredith and Austin Carey.
Vance is the grandson of Bill and Kim Barnes.
Big brother Jameson is excited to have a new little brother. Congratulations!
St. Luke's congratulates St. Luker Lucille Ellson on celebrating her 105th birthday on December 30.
She spent her special day celebrating with family and close friends.
Lucille shared it was a beautiful birthday.
Happy Birthday, Lucille!
We appreciate the faithful commitment St. Lukers make to the church's ministries. Click the button below to help us celebrate the next few months of church partnership anniversaries.
On December 18, Everett Miles was baptized.
Joining the baptism was his family including his mother Jenna and father Gregory.
Welcome to our St. Luke's family, Everett!
On December 18, Benjamin Strickert was baptized.
Joining the baptism was his family including his mother Sorangia and father Johnathon.
Welcome to our St. Luke's family, Benjamin!
James Robert Fields, familiarly known as Bob, passed away of natural causes on December 23, 2022, having reached the age of 95.
Bob is the father of longtime St. Luker and former staff member Lynette Fields and grandfather to Jonathan.
Bob lived his faith, loved his family, and showed the world what it was like to truly love like Christ throughout his life including his 44 years as a United Methodist Pastor.
Bob attended St. Luke’s every winter for 5-6 weeks for almost 25 years!
A service will be held in the spring in Indiana.
Please keep Lynette, Jonathan, and the whole family in your prayers. 

A copy of Bob's obituary can be found here.
Long-time St. Luker Dot Perry passed away on December 23 at the age of 97.
Dot joined the church in 1996 and enjoyed attending the 8:00 a.m. worship service with her daughter Beth Peacock.
Please keep Beth and her extended family in your prayers during this time. 
The Child Development Center celebrated the end of 2022 in fun ways.
There were rides on the Polar Express, concerts with Mr. Richard, and a Christmas program with singing, dancing, and instrument playing about the birth of Jesus.
Registration for the 2023-2024 school year begins on January 18 and runs through February 15.
All registration forms can be found at st.lukes.org/cdc.

Congratulations to our very own Pastor Jeremy Green and our production manager, Tiffany Lyn Meadow on their recent engagement!


Marianne from Rwanda and Solomon from Zimbabwe

Celebrating Your Advent Generosity
It takes $27,000 ($9,000/year) to support 60-100 orphaned youth and children in a three-year empowerment program through Zoe Empowers.
Thanks to your generous Advent gifts, we can partner with one and a half more groups in Rwanda and Zimbabwe so they can start their journey out of extreme poverty and transform their lives – from “Beggars to Bosses” type of wholistic transformation!
At the end of the three-year program, the children achieve stable housing, food security, improved health, education, financial independence, and better social and spiritual connections. So, thank you!
St. Luke's Celebrates Hearts to Hands
If you attended St. Luke’s musical Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr. in December, you not only got to experience a wonderful youth Christmas production, but you also saw some of the Hearts to Hands Care Ministry’s fine winter creations on full display.
The ministry was honored to be asked to help with the costuming of the actors. Several ladies from the group made beautiful hats and scarves as well as a beard for Yukon Cornelius for the production.
Special thanks to Ena Joseph, Cindy Schneider, Laurie Wedewer, Carol Jenkins, Theresa Sutherlin, Jody Little, Lynne Hamner, Maryke Lee, Sharon Huggett, Marietta Bear, Pat Redmond, Audrey Rhoades, Shirley Blichfeldt, Jill Alterman and Darby Turnipseed for all their hard work.
Above is a photo courtesy of photographer Howard Clifton of the actors in their beautiful winter attire.
Want to learn how to knit or crochet in 2023? Join Hearts to Hands on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Barnes Learning Center, Room 210. All ages and experience levels are welcome! Last year Hearts to Hands donated 1,924 items to local hospitals. Thank you for being an amazing St. Luke’s partner in the community! Contact the Care office or call 407.876.4991 ext. 262 for more information about the ministry.
The featured Staff Shout Out goes to
Membership Secretary, Linda Shankle
A big, huge Shout Out to Linda Shankle for her many years of dedication to not only her job, but for the loving care that she shares when she is connecting with all of the congregation members. Not to mention the joy that she has brought to all of us, on staff.
Linda joined the staff in April 1998 and retired in December 2022. Thank you for the many years of service to St. Luke's!
We love you, Linda!
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