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Book Club Meeting
January 2018
Anything is Possible by Emily Strout


Anything is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others.

Here are two sisters: one trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help; a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother’s happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton (the heroine of My Name Is LucyBarton, the authors celebrated New York Times bestseller) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence.

Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout’s place as one of America’s most respected and cherished authors.




 
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Book Club schedule Sept 2017 - May,  2018
(watch for specific dates as they get closer)
 
September 2017:  America's First Daughter  by Stepanie Dray
November 2017:   Boston Girl                         by Anita Diamant
January 2018:       Anything is Possible          by Elizabeth Strout
March 2018:          Lilac Girls                           by Martha Hall Kelly
May 2018:              Zoo Keepers Wife             by Diane Ackerman    




 
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Shared Ministry Team Update
Our full team is now:
Priests:
  The Rev. Bob Langenfeld
  The Rev. Mary Rowan
  The Rev. Frank VanDeSteeg
  The Rev. Beth Wanamaker
Deacons:
  The Rev. Betty Herman
  The Rev. Darcy Valentine
To be Commissioned:
  Lou Fox, Pastoral Care
  Lyn VanDeSteeg, Administrator
 
The Rev.  Dr. Jerry Doherty, is our mentor, educator, and guide as we continue to study and work together for the glory of God.

If you have questions about team ministries, you may contact any of our Shared Ministry Team Members by using the Contact Us information , Attn: Information on Ministry Teams.
 
 
Needful Things:  Our 1880's building requires more maintenance than newer buildings, and even our newer (1950's) addition needs constant attention. Beyond our normal building expenses, our wish list includes: 
  • A memorial 'tree' to include all memorial gifts 1855 - present ($3000 - $4,000)
  • Oil candles for the altar candelabra ($1300 - $1500)
  • Wheeled racks to hold stackable chairs (need to hold 100 chairs)
  • New tables and chairs for our gathering space ($3,000)
Send contributions or memorials to:
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
P.O. box 155
Hastings, MN 55033 

 

Recent updates:

Thank you to St. Luke's Episcopal Church Women (ECW) who raised funds to update our nursery and library as well as purchasing new chairs for our gathering space.

Thank you to the many people who sent memorials to pay for updating our sound system.