Note From Our Pastor (Parish Bulletin for April 26, 2015)

Dear Parishioners,

By now you should have received the Under God’s Construction Capital Campaign case statement and your appeal letter. Many of you have been or will be contacted by a volunteer to discuss the campaign and to learn of your pledge decision. Over the coming weeks, our parish has the opportunity to make a significant impact within our faith community. It is our chance to write the next chapter in our history.

St. Luke’s has a history of strong sacrificial giving, not only in terms of treasure, but also in prayer and ministry. We have received a number of gifts to this campaign already. May I ask that you prayerfully consider a gift that is meaningful to you? If we continue to come together, as one united faith community to accomplish the vital work of our parish, we will be successful in reaching our goals.

As of April 20, $877,118 in gifts and pledges are earmarked for the project. We should all be grateful for this wonderful re-sponse, and I ask you to be receptive to the calls and personal visit requests from our dedicated volunteers.
Let’s offer a sincere thank you to the families that have participated in our Under God’s Construction Capital Campaign by making their gift or pledge.
(Note: Includes decisions recorded as of April 20, 2015.)

Christopher and Carrie Antonello, Peg Beaudoin, Michael and Grace Benigno, David and Mary Ellen Berkowitz, Mindy Blommer, David and Jacqueline Bonk,
Kevin and Kathy Burns, Joe and Catherine Buscemi, Michael and Ginny Byrne Jr, Mark & Mary Carey, Scott and Mary Beth Carpenter, Eric & Wendy Chambers, Thomas and Joann Colopy, Joann Crumlich, Linda Douglas,
Jorge and Connie Esguerra, Rodger and Elaine Ewbank, Maureen Flynn,
Michael and Charlotte Fober, Richard Foy, Mark and Anne French,
Randy & Ellen Giggard, Ray and Donna Heatherington,
William and Rosemary Herhold Robert and Betsy Higgins, Gene and Cecile Hosey,
Tammy Huffman, Joseph and Mary Huray, Keith and Maria Isley,
Harriet Johnson, David and Tracy Knudson, Keith and Susan Kosinski,
John and Sibyl Kupec, Ralph and Ann Lassiter, Michael and Winnie Lewis,
Luke and Diane Masinick, George & Carol Matkowsky, Joseph and Pat McGuire,
Taylor and Lisa McKellar, Larry and Julie Meese, Chris and Jill Mitta,
Dr. Christopher J. Morea, Dennis Moya, Tim and Staci Nichols,
Walter and Randi Ostack, Louie Parsons, Susanna Plato,
James and Janet Probst, Alan and Phyllis Przytulski, Donald and Tamah Sminkey, Robert Staley, Michael & Doreen Struble,
Walczyk Family in memory of John H. Walczyk Jr.
Jeffery and Shannon Williams

For a complete listing of all donors through April 23, 2015 please visit our website at www.stlukesraleigh.org. I want to remind you and invite you again to our “Meet the Architect” event this Monday, April 27. Jim O'Brien, our architect, will be here that evening to speak to us about his process for creating our new church. Please join us at 7:30pm for light refreshments and social time followed by the presentation and time for questions from 8:00-9:00pm.

Blessings in Christ,

Fr. Rob