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Crossroads: Newcomer Orientation Gatherings in 4 Self-Contained Modules
We are blessed to have many new folks at St. Luke’s and several have been interested in a newcomer “class”. But our lives are busy as is our parish! Thus the Newcomer Class, Crossroads, has been revised to be presented in 4 modules: 4 stand-alone gatherings. These four Crossroads Gatherings will be repeated and on-going, sometimes they will be offered on a Sunday morning and sometimes they will be offered on an evening.
All newcomers, visitors and interested parish members are invited to come when you can. You do not have to attend one before you can attend another. Take them in any order you choose. Each module will have time for meeting and greeting and a presentation by our rector Kent or by a member of our clergy. There will be opportunities to meet other newcomers as well as members of the St. Luke’s Parish family. Come learn, fellowship and share the journey!
Crossroads 1: What is the gospel of Jesus Christ as St. Luke’s Understands and Lives It?
Nov 30, 7:30 pm to 9 pm, Wine and Cheese
Crossroads 2: What is the Episcopal Church? Early January at 11 am Sunday
Crossroads 3: What is St. Luke’s – Our History. February Evening and Heritage
Crossroads 4: How Can I Join and Be Involved? March at 11 am on Sunday
Lessons and Carols
A beloved Christmas tradition returns to Gladstone on Sunday, December 10th at 5:00 pm with A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The service follows the form established at King’s College, Cambridge and broadcast each year on Christmas Eve since 1928. It features traditional readings, well-loved congregational Christmas carols, and special carols sung by the choir. The service will be filled with beautiful music, including compositions by John Gardner, Philip Ledger, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Carl Schalk, Stanley Vann, and David Willcocks. St. Luke’s Choir is a semi-professional choir directed by Dr. Brian Harlow. For more information call 908-234-0002. Please join us for this exquisite service that conveys the deep peace and joy of the Christmas season.
Sacred Café Worship and Christmas Caroling
Sunday night December 17th. Sacred Café is a potluck Eucharist and worship all in one. Join us for worship at 5 pm. At 6:15 we will practice and then go Christmas Caroling in Peapack/Gladstone at 6:30, (followed by hot chocolate and cookies at the church.) All are welcome to join for either or both. Come help us spread the joy of Christmas!