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Blessing of the Backpacks – September 4

Join us on September 4 for “Blessing of the Backpacks!” Anyone heading off to any grade of school is welcome to come and have his or her backpack blessed for the upcoming school year. We especially encourage families with children going to a new school to come. All are welcome! Parents may also receive a blessing as…

Memorial Tree Opportunities

The Aesthetics Committee, Gardening Division is reviving an old project at St. Luke’s. We’re planting memorial trees and bushes, while redesigning some tired areas on the property. You may wish to make a general donation to this project, or have a tree or shrub planted in memory of a loved one. The first planting is…

Last Shop Sale Until September

The 2nd Time Around Shop has incredible, gently used or new clothes, jewelry, shoes, antiques, novelties, and more. Mark your calendars for the final sales of the summer. Get your deals while you can; we close for August to clean and refresh the entire shop, sort merchandise, and get organized for Fall. For questions about the…

Thank you to Jim Short

St. Luke’s would like to say a special, “thank you” to Jim Short, for his several years of dedication and service as chair of the Stewardship Committee. His financial reports, attention to detail, and ability to connect to parishioners personally have helped St. Luke’s to grow exponentially. Stewardship is not just the act of giving money…

A Closer Walk – August 4 – 6

All Junior and Senior High aged youth are invited to attend A Closer Walk @ Wildwood from August 4 – 6. The three day trip is filled with fun, friends, and fellowship. Consider attending to get closer to God while spending time with others on the same journey. For more information, check out their Facebook…

Membership Committee Meeting — Thursday, August 11

We are looking for new ways to “Invite, Welcome, and Connect” with our community, visitors, and existing members. Please join us on Thursday, August 11 at 7:30 pm – we’ll meet at Panera Bread at 15 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. We’ll discuss several different initiatives to be welcoming to all at St. Luke’s. For information…

Michael Curry Elected as New Presiding Bishop

At General Convention, going on now, the Rev. John Mennell and elected Deputy, Bert Jones, are present for some big changes. First, the Supreme Court of the United States voted that marriage equality is a right upheld by the Constitution. Then, The Rev. Michael Curry, Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, was voted as…

Youth Mission Trip – July 17 – 24 in Virginia Beach

Join us in keeping the St. Luke’s youth in our prayers as we go on a Youth Mission Trip July 17-24, 2016. Facilitated by Team Effort, St. Luke’s youth in middle and high school are invited to participate in this spiritual experience. We will repair and paint homes of those who cannot afford to make repairs…

Montclair Learning Center Camp – This Summer

St. Luke’s is the site for the 2015 Montclair Learning Center Summer Camp. From June 29 – July 19 and July 25 – August 30, the parish facilities will be used by children grades 1 – 7. We will still hold events, but please check with the parish office or Tara in the church office…