St.Luke's Episcopal Church
Blue Ridge, Georgia

Current and Upcoming Events at St. Luke's

Monthly Religious Studies Series - Tuesdays - Dr. Heard

      "Apologetics" studies are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Yellow Room. Dr. Heard is the instructor.

ECW Bible Study - Wednesday, March 21

      The Bible study on "David" continues at noon in the Yellow Room, facilitated by Judy Brooten.

Memorial Service for Bob Jennus - Saturday, March 17

      A memorial service will be held for Bob Jennus on Saturday, March 17 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow in Thomason Hall. Please contact Teresa Wankel if you would like to assist and/or prepare finger foods.

St. Luke's Spring Cleaning Day - Thursday, March 22

      The ECW and Men's Group (SLMG) invite all members and friends of St. Luke's to participate in a spring clean-up day set for 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 22.

Easter Lily Memorials

      Time to dedicate Easter Lilies! A sign-up sheet will be placed in Thomason Hall. Each plant is $15. Alternately, please feel free to simply write a check to the church in multiples of $15 and be sure to indicate "Easter Lily" in the memo section of your check. The Easter Lily order must be placed no later than Monday, March 19.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, March 31

      On Saturday, March 31, we will be conducting our annual Easter Egg Hunt in St. Luke's churchyard. We are in need of generous donations of wrapped candy and lots of prizes for the children. Please leave all donations in the Narthex or downstairs in Thomason Hall. Thank you for your help!

ECW Recycling Project

      The ECW is collecting used toner cartridges for recycling. Plelase remember this the next time you change the toner on your home and/or business printers. The proceeds from this effort will help reduce the church's debt. A box will be placed in Thomason Hall's Yellow Room to collect the toner cartridges. Thank you for your support!

AARP Tax Preparation

      AARP volunteers continue to offer tax preparation assistance to seniors and others in Thomason Hall at St. Luke's. Tax preparers will be present each Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting on Friday, February 2 and continuing through Friday, April 13. Service is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Steffanie Laven at 770-312-2258.

Volunteers with Wheels

      St. Luke's Men's Group is seeking additional drivers - male or female - to assist with transporting St. Luke's parishioners to medical appointments, etc. Following a request, an appeal goes out to members of the pool who are free to volunteer for that day. For more information, please contact Joe Brandon at 706-258-7339.

Safe Choice, Items Needed

      Initiated last year, and much appreciated by the grateful recipients, the ECW will once again be accepting donations of diapers, new or gently used baby clothes, baby blankets and other baby supplies (wipes, bottles, lotion, powder etc.) for the Safe Choice Pregnancy Center in Ellijay. A basket will be placed in the Narthex for your donations.

St. Luke's Men's Group

      All St. Luke's men are members of the Group and your ideas for future projects, and service and fellowship opportunities, as well as constructive recommendations, are solicited and appreciated. Please contact Neil McDonald at for further information.

News From The Knitting Guild

      For your comfort during the service, the Knitting Guild has placed a couple of shoulder/lap wrap blankets in the "old organ" area for use during the church services when one is in need. Please use, enjoy and replace after use.

Ushers Needed

      People are needed to be ushers for the 10 a.m. service. If you would like to serve as an usher or have any questions on being an usher, please see Dewey Cates for more information.

Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed

      We're looking for volunteers to make coffee and clean up on Sundays after the 10 a.m. service. If you are able to help, please sign up on the sheet provided in Thomason Hall.

North Georgia Community Action Agency - DONATIONS NEEDED

      North Georgia Community Action Agency has requested a helping hand for the needy of Fannin county. They need paper and soap products as well as canned and dry food items. Please place your donations in the narthex and the church will see that they are taken to the North Georgia Community Action Agency.

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