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Book Club Meeting
November 2017
Boston Girl by Anita Diamanat


It is an unforgettable novel about a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century, told “with humor and optimism...through the eyes of an irresistible heroine” Anita Diamant’s “vivid, affectionate portrait of American womanhood” follows the life of one woman, Addie Baum, through a period of dramatic change.

Addie is The Boston Girl, the spirited daughter of an immigrant Jewish family, born in 1900 to parents who were unprepared for America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End of Boston, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine—a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love.

From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, to finding the love of her life, eighty-five-year-old Addie recounts her adventures with humor and compassion for the naïve girl she once was.



 
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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.