ANNOUNCEMENTS

RESPONDING TO HURRICANE HARVEY
Episcopal Relief & Development urges prayers for communities along the US Gulf Coast dealing with the impact of Hurricane Har-vey. Please donate to the Hurricane Harvey Response Fund and visit the organization's website for more information about relief and re-covery efforts.
http://www.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-harvey-response

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LOLLYPOP FARM DONATIONS
St. Luke's is collecting items for donation to Lollypop Farm, the Hu-mane Society of Greater Rochester, during the month of September through the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 8 at
4:00 pm. Lollypop Farm is located in the Town of Perinton and each year they care for thousands of animals. Some suggestions for items that are of greatest need: cans of dog food, cans of cat food, cans of kitten and puppy food, cat toys, dog treats, laundry detergent, paper towels, large black garbage bags (larger than 30 gal), ziplock bags (sandwich size or larger) and Q-tips. A box for donated items is lo-cated in the church hallway. If you have any questions, please con-tact Betty Gordon at 739-7854.

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MID-YEAR PLEDGE & DONATION STATEMENTS
These statements are now available in the Narthex. Contact Rich
Allen (rallen11@earthlink.net or 314-6083) if you have any questions.
If you do not need an envelope, please consider leaving it in
the back of the box. Thank you.

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MUSIC BY JANE FONDILLER AND PETER HUTCHINGS

View youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YnUCSoL5l0

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COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED

SEPTEMBER COFFEE HOURS & POTLUCK
We need people to sign up to do coffee hours and coordinate our September 10th potluck. Please sign up on the bulletin board or call the church office if you can help.
Sept. 24 Coffee Hour

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FORWARD DAY BY DAY DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS

The Aug - Oct devotional booklets are available on the Narthex table for you to take. The booklets cost St. Luke’s 90 cents each. If you are able to help defray the cost, please put a contribution in an envelope (next to the booklets) and place the envelope in the offering plate. It not, please feel free to take a booklet and use it anyway.

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2017 FLOWER CHART
The 2017 flower chart is posted on the bulletin board. Please sign up for any special dates you would like to donate flowers, including if the flowers are in memory of someone or for an event you are celebrating.

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PERINTON FOOD SHELF

Hope everyone is enjoying the last weeks of summer. We, again, have many needs to fill our shelves at the food shelf. We need: tuna, cereal, oatmeal, sugar, gravy, jelly, rice mixes, Jello, pudding,
crackers, popcorn, brownies, assorted pasta (not spaghetti), tomato products, mayonnaise, salad dressings, fruit cocktail, canned potatoes, potato mixes, large soups, broths, tea, toilet paper, tissues, napkins, paper towels, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes. Thank you so much. Eileen Schopp

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Severe Nut Allergy - Please read...

Hello St. Luke's Family. Many of you know my 8 year old son, Michael. He's an acolyte and was (proud to be) Joseph in the Christmas pageant. Michael recently had a severe allergic reaction to a nut-based ingredient at a holiday party. It was very scary. I am writing to ask your help in keeping him safe at church. As with many of the kids, he bounds up the steps after Sunday School and heads right to the goodies at coffee hour. If you have contributed food to the buffet that contains any nuts, could you please label it as such? I will leave "tented" index cards near the table so you could use those to show your food contains nuts or nut-based ingredients (ex. almond extract, Nutella, etc.) Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving this mom some peace of mind.

~ Melissa Panara

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TO ALL WHO USE THE CHURCH DISHWASHER . . .

The dishwasher at church is a low temperature washer and does NOT have an internal water heater. The 3 chemicals used by the washer to wash, rinse and sanitize do the major work in cleaning the dishes. It uses the hot water from the hot water tank in the basement. During the week the water in the pipes gets cold because not much hot water is used and it’s a good distance from the hot water heater to the dishwasher. If you run only one rack of cups and silverware the water in the dishwasher will only be warm.

Therefore, before starting the dishwasher, run all the hot water faucets (3) in the kitchen sinks (including the faucet to the left of the dishwasher until the water is at its hottest so the cold water in the pipes is flushed through. It takes a good minute or two for the hot water to reach the kitchen from the basement hot water heater.  Charlie also turned up the hot water heater a bit today to increase the water temperature for dishwashing.

If you follow this preparation step the dishes will be washed, rinsed and sanitized with good hot water.  Please make sure you have been fully instructed before using the equipment.

Thank you,

Cathy Thayer

Announcement Date: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017