ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE RUN FOR WARDEN,
VESTRY OR DELEGATE?

Fill out a form in the back of the Church and place it in the basket there. Then, the Nominating committee will contact those who have been indicated to see who is willing to run for an office.

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GLOVES & SHAMPOO FOR A MEAL AND MORE
We have been asked to provide 25 men’s winter gloves and shampoo for Christmas bags for the guests that come to the A Meal and More Program. They can be placed in the box in the hallway under the coat racks. Thanks!

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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 11/05/17, we have received 54 pledge cards for a total of $149,936 for 2018. Thank you to everyone who has already turned in a pledge card. Cards can be placed in the offering plate, receiving treasurer’s box or mailed to the Church office.

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2017 PLEDGE & DONATION STATEMENTS
These statements are now available in the Narthex. Contact Rich Al-len (rallen11@earthlink.net or 314-6083) if you have any questions. Thank you.

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RUMMAGE SALE UPDATE
Our recent rummage sale was very successful! Our current sales total was $3,282.05. A few outstanding IOU’s will take us just over $3,300.00. We will easily make our operating budget commitment of $2,500.00 with the balance going to the Rummage Sale Discretionary fund. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this a success!

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NATIVITY SCENE DISPLAY
Saturday, December 9
We will be holding a nativity scene display on Saturday, December 9.
If you have a crèche you would like to display, please bring it to the church on Sunday, December 3. We will set up after church, and people can take their items home on the 10th.

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COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED

NOVEMBER COFFEE HOURS

We need someone to sign up for the November 26 coffee hour. 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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2017 FLOWER CHART
The 2017 flower chart is posted on the bulletin board. Please sign up for any special dates you would like to donate flowers, including if the flowers are in memory of someone or for an event you are celebrating.

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PERINTON FOOD SHELF

This months needs are: large soups, broth, baked beans, tuna, potato mixes, salad dressings, pasta (not spaghetti), pasta mixes, jelly, cere-al, oatmeal, cake mixes and frostings, Jello, pudding, crackers, pop-corn, coffee, cookies, juice, soap, paper towels, tissues, deodorant and shampoo. Thank you for all that you have given to the Perinton Food Shelf. It is a pleasure to work in this community. 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, November 12, 2017