ANNOUNCEMENTS

NATIVITY SCENE DISPLAY SUCCESS
This year our Nativity Scene Display was seen not only by parishioners but by about 25 people from our community. Thank you to Marti St. George for organizing the Display and Chris Veronda for handling most of the publicity.

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CAROLING WITH NEIGHBORHOOD EVENT ATTRACTED BIG CROWD

  This year St. Luke’s combined with people in our area to hold a Christmas
Caroling in the Neighborhood Event on December 17. About 50 adults and
children participated. After the caroling, people came to St. Luke’s for hot cocoa
and treats. Thank you to Mary Jo Hazelden and Jan Metcalf for serving the
treats. This was a great way for us to build relationships with people in our
neighborhood. We hope to have other Neighborhood Events in the future.

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THANK YOU
A thanks goes out to Chris Veronda and a neighbor he enlisted who cleared leaves
on our site after our November workday. The grounds looked great for the
Nativity Scene Display and other subsequent events.

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CHRISTMAS THANK YOU
Thank you to Peter Hutchings, Jan Metcalf, Gary Gocek, Pat Culver and our
choir for making beautiful music to enhance our Christmas Eve and Christmas
Day services. Thanks to the altar guild for all of the extra work to prepare for
our special services. We also appreciate everyone who helped to green the
Church for Christmas.

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NOTE A CHANGE IN THE PLEDGE & DONATION STATEMENTS

An error was detected on some of the pledge and non-pledge reminder statements that were available last month. This error only affected parishioners who made a pledge, non-pledge donation or a donation
to Easter flowers on March 19. Those line items did not appear on the statements, but they were applied to each parishioner's account.

The situation has been corrected and the missing items will appear on the year-ending pledge and donation statements. I would like to apologize for any confusion this may have caused. If you have any questions or would like a revised reminder statement, please contact Rich Allen.

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COLLECTING SCREW TOP LIDS

There is a box in the Narthex where parishioners can place screw top lids from jars, medicine bottles, etc. A 3 year old girl in Fairport receives dialysis 3 X per week. For every 1,000 screw cap lids she collects as part of a program called Lids for Love, she will receive a free dialysis treatment.

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GIVE A LIFT
Many seniors are in need of affordable transportation for various needs….a trip to the grocery store, a doctor visit, etc. Give-a-Lift is in serious need of more drivers. If you have a couple of hours a week, or even a couple of hours a month, consider being a volunteer driver. You can select your geographic area and the times you wish to drive. You will be provided with training and supplemental liabil-ity insurance, as well as the satisfaction of sharing your blessings. Please contact Sr. Anne Guerin at 244-8400, ext. 142 or email: aguerin@lifespan-roch.org. Thank you.

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STEWARDSHIP UPDATE

As of 12/10/17, we have received 60 pledge cards for a total of $155,880 for 2018. Thank you to everyone who turned in a pledge card.

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COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED

JANUARY COFFEE HOURS

We need people to sign up for January coffee hours. If you’re able to help, please put your name on the sign up sheet on the bulletin board.

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FORWARD DAY BY DAY DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS

The Nov-Jan devotional booklets are available on the Narthex table for you to take. The booklets cost St. Luke’s 90 cents each. If you are able to help defray the cost, please put a contribution in an envelope (next to the booklets) and place the envelope in the offering plate. It not, please feel free to take a booklet and use it anyway.

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2018 FLOWER CHART

The new flower calendar for 2018 is posted on the bulletin board. Please consider signing up for flowers on a Sunday. You can order the flowers yourself or a member of Altar Guild will take the responsibility.
The flowers can be to acknowledge a celebration, a memorial, or just to decorate the church! Thank you, Altar Guild

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PERINTON FOOD SHELF

A very Happy New Year to everyone. The Perinton Food Shelf would like to thank
everyone for their generous donations this year. We are still in need of: Coffee, hot
chocolate, pancake mix, syrup, jelly, salad dressings, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup,
cooking oil, canned meats such as chili, hash, beef stew and sloppy joes. Thank you
Eileen Schopp

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Severe Nut Allergy - Please read...

Hello St. Luke's Family. Many of you know my 8 year old son, Michael. He's an acolyte and was (proud to be) Joseph in the Christmas pageant. Michael recently had a severe allergic reaction to a nut-based ingredient at a holiday party. It was very scary. I am writing to ask your help in keeping him safe at church. As with many of the kids, he bounds up the steps after Sunday School and heads right to the goodies at coffee hour. If you have contributed food to the buffet that contains any nuts, could you please label it as such? I will leave "tented" index cards near the table so you could use those to show your food contains nuts or nut-based ingredients (ex. almond extract, Nutella, etc.) Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving this mom some peace of mind.

~ Melissa Panara

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TO ALL WHO USE THE CHURCH DISHWASHER . . .

The dishwasher at church is a low temperature washer and does NOT have an internal water heater. The 3 chemicals used by the washer to wash, rinse and sanitize do the major work in cleaning the dishes. It uses the hot water from the hot water tank in the basement. During the week the water in the pipes gets cold because not much hot water is used and it’s a good distance from the hot water heater to the dishwasher. If you run only one rack of cups and silverware the water in the dishwasher will only be warm.

Therefore, before starting the dishwasher, run all the hot water faucets (3) in the kitchen sinks (including the faucet to the left of the dishwasher until the water is at its hottest so the cold water in the pipes is flushed through. It takes a good minute or two for the hot water to reach the kitchen from the basement hot water heater.  Charlie also turned up the hot water heater a bit today to increase the water temperature for dishwashing.

If you follow this preparation step the dishes will be washed, rinsed and sanitized with good hot water.  Please make sure you have been fully instructed before using the equipment.

Thank you,

Cathy Thayer

Announcement Date: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018