In-person worship is suspended until AT LEAST SEPTEMBER.
Public Health Indicators can be found here

This Week At St. Luke’s

Click here for this week’s complete bulletin for our Sunday 10am worship.

Saturday
9am Rector Reflection on Facebook
Sunday
   10am Spiritual Communion on Facebook Live
    Sermon and Godly Play Story posts on Facebook
    11am Coffee Hour on Zoom
    8pm Youth Group on Zoom 
Monday
  6:30 Extra Vestry Meeting (Preparing for Fall)
Wednesday
   Noon Prayer and Share
Friday
   1pm Anxiety & Grief Group Google Hangout 
Sunday
   10am Youth-Led Spiritual Communion on Facebook Live
    Sermon and Godly Play Story posts on Facebook
    11am Coffee Hour on Zoom
    8pm Youth Group on Zoom 
 
New This Week

SOCIAL JUSTICE VBS BEGINNING
Laura Thornton, our Children and Youth Minister, will be leading an online “CommUNITY Allies” VBS for St. Luke’s children and their families.  This curriculum focuses on our call as Christians to the work of anti-racism, inclusion and social justice.  If your family would like to participate, please let Laura know by Sunday.  

YOUTH SUNDAY JULY 12
Next Sunday, our Youth will lead worship.  They have been hard at work these past few weeks recording and editing our Spiritual Communion service.  Please make sure to participate in our service next week, premiering at 10am Sunday morning on Facebook or any time after that. 

UPDATED WEBSITE
As always, our St. Luke’s Website is at stlukesdurham.org  As of this week, we have moved over to a WordPress format which will both be easier for you to find the information you need, as well as easier to update.  We apologize if you have difficulties accessing the website over the weekend.  We are working to resolve any issues and are hopeful things will be running smoothly by early next week.  

CONTINUING ONLINE
The vestry had a 2-hour extra meeting this week to work on COVID related issues.  Because of the continuing rise in cases, our vestry decided we should continue meeting exclusively online in July. If public health indicators improve, we may begin trial small outdoor gatherings in August.  
 
THANKS, JUNE GARDEN DAY PARTICIPANTS!
Thank you to all who came out for our June Garden Days.  Thank you especially to Daniel Emory for coordinating June’s event. 
Announcements

READER and SINGERS SIGN-UP FOR WORSHIP
If you would like to be a reader for our weekly worship in July (recorded on Thursday from 3:00-4:30), sign up here.  

RACIAL HEALING BISHOPS CONVERSATION
Episcopal Bishops from the south (Province IV) will be in conversation with Dr. Catherine Meeks about “Reimagining Police in Province IV.” The first session is July 9th, 10:00-11:30.  The second session is July 14th 4:00-5:30 and includes our own Bishop Sam Rodman.

JULY BOOK STUDY: UPROOTING RACISM
We encourage you to read the book “Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice” by Paul Kivel and then join a discussion group by Zoom on Monday, July 27 from 7:00-8:30.  The book is available using Durham Library’s Hoopla app, or by using your Nook, Kindle or free Kindle app.
After each chapter, answer: 1) What did I learn/what was new to me? 2) What do I want to know, 3) How am I feeling about what I read?  Contact Eileen Morgan for more information, and to let her know you plan to read/attend.

DIOCESAN CONVENTION NOMINEES
If you are interested in being a 3-year delegate to Diocesan Convention, please contact Senior Warden Eileen Morgan by July 1st.  Vestry will vote at the July meeting, with the highest votes becoming our 3-year delegate and the three next highest votes becoming this year’s alternates.
The delegate needs to be able to attend Diocesan Convention all day on Fri, Nov 20 and Sat, Nov 21.  This year’s convention may be virtual or may be held in Winston-Salem.  Our current delegates are Phillip Bass and Bobbie Hendrix.
 
How Can I Help?

GOOD NEWS COMMUNITY GARDEN
Mary Beth Berkley is coordinating discussions between St. Luke’s, St. Titus, and El Buen Pastor about creating a Good News community garden to grow food and deepen relationships among the congregations.  We’re looking for folks interested in vegetable gardening and/or building community! Want to know more or get involved?  Contact Mary Beth.

TEMPORARY VESTRY CLERK NEEDED
Please contact Helen  if you would be willing to be Clerk of the Vestry for the second half of 2020.  Duties include taking minutes at all vestry meetings, Parish Council, and Parish-wide meetings; edit and distribute minutes, and work with the Parish Administrator to file appropriately.  Ability to take notes quickly, comfort with Word, Google Docs and Zoom required.  

GET EDUCATED ABOUT “THE TALK”
A local theatre company did a live production of “The Talk” last year. This play centers on how parent must teach black boys how to behave during traffic stops.  They are now making it available to watch at home here.  

KEEP CLERGY IN THE LOOP
Please make sure to keep the clergy in the loop if there are any needs or concerns you have or you know about.  You can e-mail Helen at any time.  

REMEMBER, Your clergy will not send you e-mail or texts messages asking for gift cards or financial help.  Be suspicious of anything that comes outside of these announcements.  Do not respond to the request, but call the clergy person or create a separate e-mail to rector@stlukesdurham.org to verify.

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