This Week @ SLEC

Thrift Shop Yard Sale
Saturday, June 15, 9:00am – 3:00pm
As we have been under going construction and a restructuring of the 2nd Time Around shop we have found we have many quality items left to sell! We are having a Yard Sale on the lawn and invite you to come by to see what items you can give a 2nd life to!
Please tell your friends and neighbors!  We will be having the sale rain or shine (If it rains we’ll be in the Assembly Hall.)

Spiritual Explorers Book Club
Monday, June 24 at 7:00 PM in the Rectory
Join us each month for an informed discussion about books that shape our understanding of faith. Over the next month, we’ll be reading David Brooks’ The Second Mountain: A Quest for a Moral Life. Please join us for what promises to be yet another enlightening, elevating and edifying experience! For more information about this program, please contact Walter Booker via email at

Just a month away!
We’ve Got Friends provides a hangout for teens with special needs so they can develop a friend groups of their own, and helps these teens develop social skills through music, meals, movement, crafts, and dance. They will hold their first-ever Golf Classic at the Glen Ridge Country Club on July 15 to raise money to build the foundation and staff current programs. Visit their website at to register and for sponsorship opportunities.

High School Youth Closer Walk Beach Retreat
August 1st-3rd
Join St. Luke’s as we travel to Wildwood to enjoy rides, camping, music, and well… THE BEACH! For more information, please contact Wendy Drake-Schneider at

The Contemplative Path: Everyday Mystics
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in All Souls Chapel
Join us during Lent in expanding our Contemplative Prayer Practices, on Wednesday evenings in the All Souls Chapel inside St. Luke’s Church Sanctuary. During the hour we will be reading from Thomas Merton’s New Seeds of Contemplation, praying in silence, and sharing from our hearts. This series will be led by Martin Cowart, MollyAnn Williams, and others.

Women’s Retreat, October 4-6
Please mark your calendar for our Fall Women’s Retreat. The dates are October 4 to October 6, 2019, and the retreat will be held at Holy Cross Monastery, West Park NY. Please contact Martha Thalheimer ( or Steph Borsi ( with any questions or for more information.

Israel Pilgrimage January 2021
Come walk in the footsteps of Jesus on a 10-day trip that will change the way you hear the Gospels and know Jesus. The Rev. John Mennell will lead a pilgrimage to Israel leaving on January 10, 2021. The journey will take us from the Sea of Galilee to Bethlehem and Jerusalem where will visit some of the most holy sites in Christianity. The cost will be approximately $4,000. For more information, contact John at