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Book Club Meeting
May 14, 2018
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman


It is a true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.

After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeeper Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these "guests," and human names for the animals, it's no wonder that the zoo's code name became "The House Under a Crazy Star."

Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story?sharing Antonina's life as "the zookeeper's wife," while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism.



 
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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.