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The Winged Ox

The Winged Ox is the Ancient Symbol of

St. Luke, the Beloved Physician
A Newsletter for the People of The Memorial
Church of St. Luke, the Beloved Physician May 2011 Issue 127

The Memorial Church of St.

Luke, the Beloved Physician When I tell people that I am learning to be a deacon, I often get
150 Years of Ministry asked, “What does a deacon do?” and “What made you pursue that?
1861-2011 I will attempt to answer those two questions in this brief piece.
1946 Welsh Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 In the Episcopal tradition, the vocational deacon (as opposed to the
215.969.3645 (office) transitional deacon, who is someone on the way to becoming a priest) , is an ordained person who is called to serve the Church and the community. Deacons differ than priests in which priests are paid
and assigned to care for a parish. Deacons do not get paid, and
SERVICES primarily serve the diocese and bishop, with a special interest in
Sundays: caring for the poor, sick and needy. They are to be the bridge
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist between the Church and the outside world- to be a “roving reporter”
with music of sorts. They are to inform the Church where there are needs to be
Followed immediately by
met. This is to make sure the Church is in touch with the community
refreshments and fellowship in
the parish hall. rather than be cloistered behind cathedral and church walls .
Deacons have a special role in the liturgy. They are permitted to
Wednesdays: read the Gospel, assist with communion and “set the table”, read
7:30 p.m. Healing Eucharist Prayers of the People , preach, and give the dismissal. They can also
assist the priest in weddings, baptisms and funerals. At first glance,
ACTIVITIES: priests and deacons look the same: both wear clerical shirts and
collars, both use the tile “The Reverend” , both wear albs (the light
Contemplative Prayer colored gown-like garment) and cassocks (the black gown-like
Wednesdays – 6:45 p.m. garment) . The deacon is distinct in that he or she wears a stole
in the church office across the body like a sash.

Inside this issue: Large churches and small churches alike can have deacons. When
researching St. Luke’s history, I did not see any evidence that St.
Birthdays............................... 4 Luke’s ever had a deacon, but I don’t know for sure. Large
Calendar................................9 cathedrals can often have a deacon or two.
Cell phones............................7 So how does one become a deacon? The process of becoming a
deacon varies from diocese to diocese, but generally one must
History Corner.......................5
Know Your Saints..................8 commit to a period of a few years of a rigorous program of
News...................................3,4 theological study, service to the community, service in a clinical
Prayer Requests......................4 setting such as a hospital and service in a parish. Guidance comes
Rector’s Message................1,2 from the director of the program, the bishop, a spiritual director and
Reminders.............................2 usually a mentor as well. The end result is ordination. Deacons are
Those Who Serve..................3 ordained by the bishop as laid out in the Book of Common Prayer.
Welcome Visitors.................. 2 Before one is accepted into a diaconate program, one must go
Word Puzzle..........................8 through a discernment process. This starts when you make it known
to your parish priest that you have a calling to become a deacon.
You are given guidance and support, and given direction as to what
the next steps are to take.
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The discernment process involves your priest, your vestry, your bishop and a committee in the diocese
that is charged with selecting people for Holy Orders. There are interviews with the bishop and the
committee. Unlike a job interview in the secular world, in this situation you are asked to disclose much
information on your personal life and spiritual growth so they get a clear picture of who you are. This
process can take months as you take time to reflect on your calling, complete the required paperwork, and
your file gets assembled in the diocese. A final interview takes place and you are informed if you are
accepted into the program and become a postulant, and take on the role of learning to carry the Gospel out
into the world.
The diaconate was a calling to me because I have a passionate love for serving in the liturgy and serving
the poor and the hungry. The Church needs more deacons. Becoming a deacon and being a deacon is
something one can do while continuing to work in their career. In my opinion, the role of the deacon is
not talked about nearly enough in the Church, but I think this is starting to change.
St. Luke’s has been enormously supportive of me during this process. As I celebrated my 5th anniversary
of my baptism this week, I stand in awe of how this “cute little church” gave me my spiritual foundation,
and has granted me rich experience, growth, knowledge and friendships that are beyond measure. I
wouldn’t be where I’m at without you.

God Bless and Happy Easter!

Stacey Carmody

(Father Tim’s Rector’s Message will return next month)


you a new reader? Come visit us! We’re so glad that
you picked up this publication; we hope you will find
it interesting and worth your time and we hope you
will take the next step and worship with us sometime.
If you are worshiping with us, we welcome you!
Whatever your religious background, and however
you have come to be here, we welcome you to St.
Luke’s. Please let us know who you are by signing
our guest book (by the door) or filling out a card
found in the pews. You can hand your card to an
usher, or put it in the collection plate when it comes

EWS Those Who Serve
Sunday, May 1

The deadline for the Chalice Bearer: B. Kaufold

Readers: C. Martino, S. Carmody
JUE WIGED OX Ushers: K. Gibson, J. Litzke
will be MAY 20th. Altar Guild: L. Carter, R. Fischer
Coffee Hour: Espositos, A.Thorpe,
M. Geiger
Counters: J & J Litzke
Sunday, May 8
Chalice Bearer : J. Litzke
Church School / ursery Readers: C. Rodriguez, L. Carter
Church School will be Ushers : J. Oxenford, J. Shahene
meeting on May 1st and May Altar Guild: K. Kenny, S. Nesbitt
15th at 10:20 a.m. in the No Coffee Hour (Mothers Day)
church hall. The children Counters: B& D Shifflett
will be celebrating the
Easter season with stories,
Sunday, May 15
activity booklets, music and
Chalice Bearer: J. Oxenford
crafts. All children 3 years Readers: M. Geiger, K. Gibson
and older are welcome to BISHOP’S VISIT
Ushers: J. Oxenford, J. Litzke
join. The good news is that Altar Guild: J Oxenford, C.Cotugno
our church school has been Coffee Hour: B. Kaufold, G.
gradually growing. Vestry Bishop Turner will be Shahene, C. Rodriguez
has requested that we visiting St. Luke’s May
Counters: J. Brambilla, R. Whaley
extend the number of 22 to celebrate Eucharist
meetings to include every and perform Sunday, May 22
Sunday. In discussing this confirmations and Chalice Bearer: C. Rodriguez
change with the teachers, it receptions. Lunch will Readers: B. Kaufold, J. Brambilla
Ushers: J. Shahene, J. Oxenford
was decided that we need follow. Altar Guild: S & C Carmody
more volunteers. Miah has Coffee Hour: S. Remick, J. Glenn,
agreed to be an assistant, as N. Hurley, R. Whaley, H. Rolland
needed. Ashley, Cindy’s
Counters: C. Rodriguez, A. Thorpe
daughter, has agreed to help
as a teacher in the fall. We
are very grateful for their Sunday, May 29
willingness to help. Please Chalice Bearer: J. Brambilla
let Barbara know if you Readers: C. Rodriguez, S. Carmody
would be able to help either Ushers: J. Shahene, K. Gibson
as a teacher or assistant for Altar Guild: G & B Hair, J. Woods
Coffee Hour: L. Woods-Kriss, G.
the fall season, starting in
Hair, K. Kenny, S. Nesbitt
September. The teachers will
be scheduled on a rotating Counters: J & J Litzke
basis, which would amount
to once a month.

P.S. Thanks to all who

donated candy and baskets
to make our annual Easter
Egg Hunt a success!
150th Anniversary

The Vestry has approved two important things for

our anniversary celebration on October 15, 2011.
We have selected a caterer from the area, as
requested at a previous meeting. Kelly’s Restaurant Members: Joyce, Dorothy,
Elaine, Ruth B., Nancy H.,
will be supplying the food. Bryan Kelly was very
Edna, Alan, Mabel, Ruth L.,
gracious and gave us the best deal for the meal. We
Louise, Betty K, Cheri, Rita,
will not be adding the additional cost of the servers
Joan W., Virginia, Len,
since Laura, Brittany, Sara N., and Miah have agreed
Carlos R.
to fill those positions. The menu and reservation
Friends and Family: Kathy,
form will appear in the September Ox. Jackie has
Robert, Arlyne, Nancy,
generously offered to supply a sheet cake for the Martha, Bobby, Joselyn,
dinner. Curtis, Francine, Lynda,
Ruth, James, MerriLee,
We have also decided to order a two-sided banner
Sandra, Joyce, Christopher,
to advertise the event; John Litzke will be making
J.R., Joseph, Diane, Larry,
the arrangements for the banner to be made. It will
Andrew H., the people of
be attached atop our sign on Welsh Road and will
Japan, the people of Libya
remain up even after the celebration to advertise
St. Luke’s longstanding presence and service in the Those Serving in the
community. Armed Forces: William
B., Billy S., Chris G.,
The next planning meeting will be held in the
Kevin M., Alex G.,
church office on Monday, May 23rd at 7p.m. This
Andrew R., Chris K.,
will be the last meeting before the summer. Anyone
John R., Chris R., Eric
interested is welcome to attend. B., Rob D., Jerry F.,
Thomas H., Tom B.,
Casey R., Jermaine, Bradley,
Michael, Matthew, Maxx,
Easter Concert
4-Mabel Ford
5-Ashley Martino,
Lauren Esposito
The Greater Philadelphia Chorale, of which Barbara 9-P. Bruce Sholley
Kaufold and George Rutter are members, will be 10-Ruth Fischer
presenting an Easter concert at Holy Family 14-Cindy Martino
University in the gymnasium on Saturday, May 7th 18-Marie Carter
at 7p.m. 21-Audrey Esposito
23-Amelia Corda
The music includes beautiful religious, secular and 29-Elaine Woods
patriotic selections. There will be a free will

SAVE THIS DATE: Flea Market P.4
Saturday, May 21 2011
History Corner- St. Luke’s, 1952

In 1952, St. Luke’s was 91 years old. Rev John L. Weber was the 12th rector. The old
rectory was torn down and replaced by the current rectory.
In 1952....--"The Today Show" premiers on NBC
--Elizabeth II becomes Queen of the U.K.
--In the United States, a mechanical heart is used for the first time in a human patient.
--"The Diary of Anne Frank" is published
--Dwight D. Eisenhower wins the Presidential election
Car: $1,850
Gasoline: 27 cents/gal
House: $17,000
Bread: 16 cents/loaf
Average Annual Salary: $4,500


A short history of medicine

"Doctor, I have an ear ache."
2000 BC - "Here, eat this root."
1000 BC - "That root is heathen, say this
prayer." Does God exist?
1850 AD - "That prayer is superstition, drink
this potion." A college student was in
1940 AD - "That potion is snake oil, swallow Philosophy class, where a class
this pill." discussion about whether or not
1985 AD - "That pill is ineffective, take this God exists was in progress.
antibiotic." The professor had the following
2000 AD - "That antibiotic is artificial. Here, logic: "Has anyone in this class
eat this root!" seen God?" Nobody spoke.
"Has anyone in this class touched
A cats view of creation God?" Again, nobody spoke.
On the first day of creation, God created the cat. "Has anyone in this class ever
On the second day, God created man to serve heard God?"
the cat. When nobody spoke for the third
On the third, God created all the animals of the time, he simply stated, "Then
earth to serve as potential food for the cat. there is no God!"
On the fourth day, God created honest toil so One of the students did not like
that man could labor for the good of the cat. the sound of this, and asked for
On the fifth day, God created the sparkle ball so permission to speak. The
that the cat might or might not play with it. professor granted it, and the
On the sixth day, God created veterinary student stood up.
science to keep the cat healthy and the man "Has anyone in this class seen our
broke. professor's brain?" he asked.
On the seventh day, God tried to rest, but he
had to scoop the litterbox.

The package
There was this gracious lady mailing an old
family Bible to her brother in another part of
the country.
"Is there anything breakable in here?"
asked the postal clerk. "Only the Ten
Commandments," answered the lady. P.6
5 Things You ever Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet.
Good information to have with you.) There are a few things that can be done in
times of grave emergencies.
Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival.
Check out the things that you can do with it:

FIRST (Emergency)

The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself
out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an Emergency, dial 112
and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly,
this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.

SECO D (Locked Keys in Car)

Have you locked your keys in the car? Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good
reason to own a cell phone:

If you lock your keys In the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell
phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button,
holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to
you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other
'remote' for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).

THIRD (Hidden Battery Power)

Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve
and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone
next time.
FOURTH (How to disable a STOLE mobile phone?)

To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone:

*#06#. A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it
somewhere safe.

If your phone is stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your
handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone
back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in
people stealing mobile phones.

And Finally....
FIFTH (Free Directory Service for Cells)

Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of
us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need
to use the 411 information option, simply dial:

(800) FREE411 or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.

Word Puzzle
Know Your Saints: Augustine - 1st
Archbishop of Canterbury

Details of
life are
T H O S E H D C scarce.
N N A N D I O Y Believed to
E R S V A M W O have been a
pupil of
E S U S E J H U Felix,
S V T O N H O J bishop of
Messana, he
D E V E I L E B became a monk and later Prior of St
Y B L E S S E D Andrew's in Rome. He was sent by
E S U A C E B O Pope Gregory to lead a party of around
30 monks to bring England (such as it
was) under the influence of the Roman
world. The journey was halted at one
(John 20:29) Jesus said to him, point, the monks losing their nerve and
returning to Rome, before successfully
"Have you believed because you landing at Ebbsfleet in 597. Received
have seen me? Blessed are those cautiously by the King of Kent,
who have not seen and yet have Ethelbert, Augustine managed to
estbalish a community of monks based
come to believe." first at St Martin's church, later
transferring to the site of the present
(NRSV) Cathedral.

Augustine struggled to establish his

authority within the British Isles and did
Word List not bring to completion Gregory's plan
to form an English church based on two
provinces and twelve bishops.
BECAUSE THOSE JESUS He died on May 26th, now remembered
as his feast day, but the year of his death
SEEN SAID NRSV JOHN is uncertain, between 604 and 609. He
HAVE COME YOU YET WHO was buried at what is now called St
Augustine's Abbey.

MAY 2011
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
1-2nd Sunday 2 -7:00p-AA 3-8:00P-AA 4-6:45P- 5 6-7:00P-AA 7-10a-Yoga in
of Easter Meeting in Hall Meeting in Hall Contemplative Spirituality Hall
10:30a:Holy 7:00pm- prayer in Office Meeting in Hall 11:30a-Al-Anon
Eucharist Confirmation 7:30P -Holy Mtg in
10:20-Church class in Office Eucharist with Hall
School Healing in
11:45a: Coffee Church
Hr. In Hall

8-3rd Sunday 9-7:00p-AA 10-8:00P-AA 11- 6:45P- 12 13 14

of Easter Meeting in Hall Meeting in Hall Contemplative 7:00P-AA 10a- Yoga in
10:30a:Holy prayer in Office Spirituality Hall
700p-Vestry 7:30P -Holy
Eucharist Meeting in Hall 11:30a-Al-Anon
Meeting in Eucharist with
O Coffee Hr. Mtg in Hall
Church Office Healing in

15-4th Sunday 16-7:00p-AA 17 18 6:45P- 19 20 21- 10a-Yoga

of Easter Meeting in Hall 8:00P-AA Contemplative 7:00P-AA in Hall
10:30a:Holy 7:00pm- Meeting in Hall prayer in Office Spirituality 11:30a-Al-Anon
Eucharist Confirmation 7:30P -Holy Meeting in Hall Mtg in
10:20-Church Eucharist with Hall
class in Office Healing in Flea Market
11:45: Coffee Church 8am to 2pm
Hr. In Hall

22 -5th Sunday 23-7:00p-AA 24 25 6:45P- 26 27-7:00P-AA 28- 10a-Yoga

of Easter Meeting in Hall 8:00P-AA Contemplative Spirituality in Hall
10:30a:Holy 7:00pm- 150th Meeting in Hall prayer in Office Meeting in Hall 11:30a-Al-Anon
Eucharist - Anniversary 7:30P -Holy Mtg in
Bishop’s Visit Meeting in the Eucharist with Hall
11:45: Coffee Office Healing in
Hr. In Hall Church

29- 6th Sunday 30-Memorial 31

of Easter Day 8:00P-AA
10:30a:Holy Meeting in Hall
11:45: Coffee
Hr. In Hall

The Memorial Church of St. Luke the Beloved Physician
1946 Welsh Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115

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