St. Luke’s Outreach Committee
St. Luke’s Outreach Committee provides meals, caring support and services for the following Episcopalian foundations. If you are interested in joining our outreach committee, please contact us.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry
This group meets on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. They make prayer shawls, baby hats and mittens, lap blankets, scarves and washcloths all for outreach. They deliver to hospitals, nursing homes, homebound people, McKemie Place and other locations. Even if you do not know how to make these items, join them! They love to teach.
Prayer and Care
We intend to serve as a group committed to a loving ministry of in-depth intercessory prayer and care giving for the special needs of our St. Luke’s Family. We are committed to daily prayer reinforced by weekly gatherings in the Miles Chapel for the in-depth corporate prayer for all those who request it. We are devoted to specifically timed prayer needs such as surgery, each of us pausing, wherever we may be, to pray at the designated time. We strive for confidentiality with all prayer requests. We emphasize personal contact with those for whom we pray, including loving notes, phone calls and visits. Care is often needed in troubled times: sitting with a child during an emergency, transportation, something loving from the oven or just a friend to talk with. Join us Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Education For Ministry
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique experiential theological education program for laity under the auspices of the Programs Center of The School of Theology, University of the South. Since its founding in 1975, the program has assisted students in discovering how to respond to the call of Christian service. EfM helps students encounter the Christian tradition’s breadth and depth and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together. An EfM group of six to 12 students with a trained mentor meet weekly for two and a half to three hours over the course of a nine-month academic year.