This Week at St. Luke’s
In-person worship is suspended until AT LEAST SEPTEMBER.
Public Health Indicators can be found here

Click Here for this week’s compete bulletin for our Sunday 10am worship.

Saturday
9am Rector Reflection on Facebook
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 
Monday
  6:30 Finance Committee Meeting 
Wednesday
   Noon Prayer and Share
Friday
   1pm Anxiety & Grief Group Google Hangout 

 
New This Week
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE?
St. Luke’s leadership is looking towards fall and starting to plan for more small group events either in person or online.  Let Helen know what you would be interested in helping with or attending!

RECTOR TIME OFF
Rector Helen will be taking time off from July 11-14.  The Rev’ds Susan Bennett and Jim Craven will both be available for any pastoral emergencies by phone or e-mail on those days. 
Announcements
YOUTH SUNDAY THIS WEEKEND
This 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. 

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 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.

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.

UPCOMING PREACHERS
St. Luke’s is used to a variety of fabulous preaching voices as part of our worship experience.  This summer and fall, we will experiment with inviting some outside voices to preach for us.  This weekend our own El Nealson will give their second St. Luke’s sermon.  Next Sunday we will hear from the Rev’d Kate Spelman, a priest in the Chicago area.
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.  

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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