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For Kids in June

Families are invited to come to one or all of the events planned for parents and children in June:
May 29 – Young families –10 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. at Cumberland Park to watch the Memorial Day parade and enjoy some outdoor fun. Bring outdoor toys and picnic lunch.
June 10 – Family Bike Ride – 1:00 p.m.– ?? Miami Woods in Morton Grove to walk or bike north on the North Branch Trail, as far as you wish. Bring water and snacks.
June 11 and 25 Walkabout for kids at 9:00 a.m. service
June 15 – 7:00 p.m. – Informal Thursday evening worship service
June 25
– Young Families – 12:00-3:30 p.m. – Picnic and Family Concert at Prospect Park, Park Ridge

Raise a Butterfly!

You can raise a butterfly! Free caterpillar kits are available for you, containing everything that you will need to raise your hungry caterpillar until it changes into a monarch butterfly. Your caterpillar takes 2-3 weeks to make the transformation and prepare for its journey of over 1,000 miles to its winter home in Mexico. Contact Iris Henderson  or 847-823-1828 to reserve your butterfly kit, or see Iris at St. Luke’s on Sundays (often in the nursery). Follow the Monarch migration HERE>

Summer Schedule

Get ready for Summer Sunday Worship – one service at 9:00 a.m. – Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend – Alternative Worship Experiences on several Thursday Nights during the summer. As summer approaches, many of the St. Luke’s family will have the opportunity for travel. Wherever you may be on a Sunday, there is a congregation that wants to welcome you to join them in worship.

Mens Clothing

The Open Arms Ministry in Logan Square is collecting men’s clothing (coats, shirts, sweaters, pants, shoes and socks in good condition) for their May clothing drive. It’s spring now and time to purge your closets! Bring your donations to St. Luke’s. Put the items in the labeled boxes in the Atrium before May 28.  The Social Ministry members will deliver the clothing on that day. Call Ken Schoy at 847-823-3957 for more details.

Life of the Beloved

The Spring Session of Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins on April 26 at 7 PM. Over four weeks, the book, Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen will be discussed. Please sign up in the Atrium and take home a book. The $10 book fee will be collected at the first meeting. All are welcome!

Library Dedication

St. Luke’s Dokmo Memorial Library Open House and Dedication! Come and join us on Sunday, April 30, between services to celebrate our new expanded library space! There will be refreshments, a brief Dedication Service at 10:00, and special guests! Prizes will be drawn for the winners of the “St. Luke’s Reads” Spring Reading Challenge

Join Us for Easter

Celebrate the Resurrection at the Easter Vigil, April 15 at 7:00 p.m.Worship Service with the Blessing of the New Fire, Readings, Affirmation of Baptism and Communion. Easter Sunday, April 16, Resurrection of Our Lord, Festival Worship Services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour with refreshments and fellowship between the services. All are welcome to join in this time of celebration! Worship Preview

Give Life

GiveLifeGive the gift of life! LifeSource professional staff will be at St. Luke’s on Monday, April 24, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring identification and plan to stay an hour, including time for rest and refreshments following your donation. To Register with LifeSource online, go to schedule an appointment and select St. Luke’s under “select a mobile site.” Enter St. Luke’s group code of RG14. Or you may call (312) 279-2958 for an appointment to donate your blood. Direct your questions to Jean Igoe (847) 224-7253 of our Social Ministry Team. Walk-ins Welcome!

April in Paris

Come to the Park Ridge Chorale’s April In Paris Spring Concert here at St. Luke’s April 22 at 7:00 PM.  The choir will perform French songs that span two centuries. Advance tickets (through April 21): $16 adults, $14 Seniors At the door: $18 adults, $16 Seniors Children 18 and younger are free.  Call Kyle Cartwright at 847-825-5499.

Holy Week 2017

As we journey toward the celebration of Christ’s resurrection, you and your family are invited to observe the events of Holy Week (April 9-16) with your friends and neighbors at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Join together in song and prayer as we remember Christ’s death and resurrection. There are many opportunities for worship. Please check the schedule.

Rising Star Concert

Camerata Chicago Rising Star Concert, April 23, 3:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s. Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago under the baton of Daniel Sommerville, Music Director of the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra, with rising star pianist Sun Chang performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27.  Click Here for tickets, For a 50% discount to this concert, use the code SLPR at checkout. All students of age 16 and under can go free with a paying adult.