News Around The Parish (August 2018)

    August 01, 2018 | The Shepherd

    News Around The Parish


    Building & Grounds News

    Well can you believe it, one month left in the Summer of 2018 … time flies! You may have noticed the many building and grounds projects that have been undertaken this summer.

    • Yard — Jack Pierce has been busy pruning and removing plants and shrubs, coordinating
      with Ann and Andy Baltz for the finish landscaping. Fall planting will commence next
      month. If you are able, please contribute to the planting fund to help support these projects.
    •  Building—We have been painting the stairs and steps, and plan to repaint the front porch/narthex this fall. Thank you to the generous parishioners who have donated to make these projects possible. If you would like to support these ongoing projects, or would like to sponsor a specific project,
      both small or large, please contact Bruce Treiber, Bryan Anthony or Andy Baltz.

    Looking Forward to 2019—Rectory Renovation and painting the under-croft.
    Bruce Treiber


    Sunday School News

    Sunday School and the Nursery will begin on September 16 with a "Welcome Back" Picnic in Roslyn Park at 11:30 am. We are always ready to welcome new families to our program—if you know someone who might be interested, please encourage them to stop in any Sunday at 10:00 am to join the fun!

    Our annual Pet Show/Petting Zoo will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. All are welcome—bring a friend! Thank you so much to the Franco family for organizing and sponsoring this fun event.


    Fundraising Committee News

    Garage Sale — A special thank you to our coordinators, Anne and Andy Baltz and Bruce Treiber, and to all who spent part of their Saturday working at the garage sale. We also want to thank those who provided products to be sold. St. Luke’s received $1040 through all of your efforts!

    Mini Mart — We need a coordinator to guide us through this fun-filled day. If you are interested, please sign up on the sheet in the Parish Hall or speak with Bryan Anthony.

    Fall Bazaar — We will need many volunteers to support our popular fundraising event. Jammers are already hard at work every Monday.

    Every Member Canvass — Will be held in October-November this year. A friendly reminder to keep your pledge up-to-date as we move from the lazy days of summer into the Fall.

    J Bryan Anthony


    Mini Mart Fundraiser

    It’s time to start thinking about our Mini-Mart Fundraiser on October 7! As in past years, we will be selling homemade empanadas, churros, and water. We need your help to make this fundraiser a success. Here’s what we need:

    • A committee chairman to coordinate the committee.
    • Communication so everyone knows what is going on.
    • Solid commitments for set up and take down.
    • Solid commitment of volunteers to work the booth.
    • Solid commitment of people to transport the food from the church to the booth . This will be several trips.
    • Help in the kitchen week before and day of Mini-Mart.


    I am providing the supplies and coordinating the making of empanadas but I can’t do it alone. Minimart is a great opportunity both for fundraising and publicity for St. Luke’s and with your commitment, we can do this. If you can help, please sign up on the sheet in the Parish Hall.

    Janette Heurtley



    Our music program is one of the highlights of our services here at St. Luke’s thanks to our dedicated Choir! Choir practice begins again on Wednesday, September 12 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary. They also practice on Sundays at 9 am.
    New members are always welcome—for questions, contact Victoria Iannacchino.


    Jam Making

    Jam making for the Fall Bazaar is still going strong! We meet every Monday in the Kitchen at 9:30 am, please join us—no experience is necessary! We are getting ready to make watermelon pickles and need watermelon rinds. If you have some, please leave them in the church refrigerator. Jars are our largest item of overhead, so please look around and see if you have any that can be reused.


    Day Of Wellness

    The Coalition Against Substance Abuse will be sponsoring a “Day of Wellness” on September 29 from 10:00 to 3:00 at Tappen Beach (raindate September 30). Join them for activities and live music.

    For more information or to volunteer, visit





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