Parish Secretary – This Friday, June 16 was Bonita Ferguson’s last day as our parish secretary. Bonita has worked at St. Luke’s for ten years, and during that time she has been a dynamic asset to our parish, and I hope you will join me in extending heartfelt thanks to Bonita for her years of service and faithfulness to St. Luke’s. As an expression of gratitude, the Vestry voted at our meeting on Wednesday evening to give a monetary gift to Bonita. In addition, the Vestry voted to collect a purse for her. If you would like to contribute, a collection will be taken on Sunday, July 9.
LAST CHANCE FOR TICKETS! – Take me out to the ballgame! – St. Luke’s Night at the RailRiders game: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – Game time 7:05 PM. Arrangements are being made for a group outing to see the RailRiders play the Syracuse Chiefs. Group rates tickets on the Kost Pavilion are $32 which includes game tickets and all-you-can-eat food. At the evening’s game, our own, Liz Grohowski, who has performed with numerous opera companies and orchestras, including the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, will be singing the national anthem. There is a limit of 40 tickets available. Please contact the parish office ASAP to sign up for this fun-filled parish family outing.
Warren Memorial Garden Clean-up: The Warren Memorial Garden Committee will meet next on Saturday, June 24th from 10am-12Noon. All are welcome to join in.
Safety Net Grocery Bags and Volunteers: Once again the “pew bags” have found their way back to St. Luke’s Church for the scheduled summer collection for the months of June, July and August. Safety Net’s Director, Siemong Wang, provided us with a list of items to help fill the empty shelves for our neighbors in needs— non-perishables for Safety Net:
Canned fruit or meat—soups, tuna Boxed pasta/Spaghetti
Peanut Butter/Jelly Rice
Juices (100% juice) orange, apple Boxed Cereal
Canned Chef Boyardee Shampoo
Deodorant Baby wipes
Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Diapers—3, 4, 5
Razors (Men’s & Women) Pasta sauces
Monthly volunteers are also needed to work a four-hour shift at the door. If you are available and can assist in this way, or have any questions, please speak with Robin O’Hearn.
Thank you for your continued generosity, Safety Net Board of Directors.