St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
                      
1400 Corbett Road
PO BOX 868
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
One  l  o  n  g   block south of the
 BEST WESTERN MOTEL Highway 10 E.



      Welcome to worship at   St. Luke's
                     

                                  10:00 A.M.

                Sunday      School   on vacation
   
           August 30   Pentecost 15
                         Eucharist
            
Celebrant                  Rev. Dana Emery
Worship Leader        Kathy Carter
Chalice Bearer          Kay Orvalla
Lector                      Bill Blain
Altar                         Araba Woart
Ushers                  Jenny and Bill Balin
Organist                   Barb Schiller


August 27 – 4:00 PM – Seeking the Wisdom
of God – Dana’s garden

Preparing for Sunday

The first Lesson

Song of Solomon 2:8-13

The voice of my beloved!
Look, he comes,
leaping upon the mountains,
bounding over the hills.
My beloved is like a gazelle
or a young stag.
Look, there he stands
behind our wall,
gazing in at the windows,
looking through the lattice.
My beloved speaks and says to me:
 
“Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away;
for now the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth its figs,
and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away.”

Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10

1
My heart is stirring with a noble song;
let me recite what I have fashioned for the king; *
my tongue shall be the pen of a skilled writer.

2
You are the fairest of men; *
grace flows from your lips,
because God has blessed you for ever.


7
Your throne, O God, endures for ever and ever, *
a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom;
you love righteousness and hate iniquity.

8
Therefore God, your God, has anointed you *
with the oil of gladness above your fellows.

9
All your garments are fragrant with myrrh, aloes, and cassia, *
and the music of strings from ivory palaces makes you glad.

10
Kings' daughters stand among the ladies of the court; *
on your right hand is the queen,
adorned with the gold of Ophir.

















































                                                



























                 















 









































































 











 























    




 






































                        


























 







   






 



















































 
St. Luke’s is a Total Ministry Church 
The Total Ministry Team

The Rev. Dana Emery, Priest

The Rev. Sandi Holmberg

The Rev. Georgia Hecock, Priest

The Rev. Loxley Koshnick, Deacon

Eilert Helm, Liturgist,  Minister of Music

Amy Fish, Minister of Youth

Ellen Cromwell-Cecrle, Newsletter Editor  

Kay Orvalla,

Marian Seelye, Liturgist, Ministry of Music

Araba Woart, Altar


Lay Readers

 Doug Friendshuh, John Emery

Lectors

     Robin Friendshuh     Connie Hanna      Jim Granger     Randall Fish          Beth Friendshuh   Bill Blain  Mike Becraft
           

 

Bishop’s Committee


Jim Granger, Sr. Warden, Matt Friendshuh, Jr. Warden,

Dick Hecock, Treasurer, Randall Fish,

Jamon Wouters-Friendshuh, and The Rev. Loxley Koshnick, clerk.




Altar Guild

              Araba Woart   Georgia Hecock,  Dana Emery,  Doreen Tollefson, 


Pastoral Care 





We are a small congregation with a spirit that serves many.   We encourage you to join us.  Promise, we won't bite.

   
    +  A congregation where your baptism
                           is a license to serve Christ  +

     

Mission Statement 

We at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church are a caring, accepting community.  We strive to proclaim the Good News of God in Christ and accept the responsibility of our Baptismal covenant: to seek and serve Christ in all persons

Choir

Come and Join us Sunday Mornings at 9:15
 when we practice music for the 10 a.m.service.


Pastoral Care is the ministry of caring at the heart of the church’s life.   It  includes hospital visitation, counselling and ministries of shared presence, listening and support. 
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                             The Second Lesson


James 1:17-27

Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God's righteousness. Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls.

But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like. But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act-they will be blessed in their doing.

If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles.) So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?" He said to them, "Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written,
    'This people honors me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me;
    in vain do they worship me,
    teaching human precepts as doctrines.'

You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition."

Then he called the crowd again and said to them, "Listen to me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile. For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person."





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