This Week at St. Luke’s
Public Health Indicators: here 
Event risk assessment: here.


Click here and scroll down for Worship Bulletin

FALL BACK: Set your clocks back one hour before bed on Saturday night.

Sunday Nov 1: All Saints Day
10am Spiritual Communion on Facebook 
    Sermon and Godly Play Story posts on Facebook
11am Coffee Hour on Zoom link 
2pm In-Person Worship, Reservations required
4pm Holding Onto Hope with PB Michael Curry 
8pm Durham Gregorian Chant Vespers

Tuesday
   7:00  Online Bible Study on Zoom

Wednesday
   Noon Prayer and Share Zoom link

Friday
   8:30am Good News Garden Tending
   1pm Connections & Support Group NEW Zoom link

Saturday
8:30  Garden and Grounds workday
10 and 11  Croasdaile Morning Prayer

Sunday Nov 8: Bishop Anne’s Visit!
10am Spiritual Communion on Facebook 
    Sermon and Godly Play Story posts on Facebook
11am Town Hall with Bishop Anne on Zoom link 
2pm In-Person Worship, Reservations required

  
New This Week
2021 PLEDGE UPDATE
The Every Member Canvass campaign is going well with 38 increased pledges and 2 new pledges!
So far more than half who have pledge committed to increase their pledge for next year.  
     -Pledges received through 10/28 total $248,460
     -71 households have pledged
Reminder that we need your pledge by Nov 8.  Please either leave a message on the office phone, e-mail Kathy, or mail/hand deliver your pledge card.
Thank you for your faith filled generosity, and be well!

WATCH ON YOUTUBE
Our worship services can now be seen on YouTube! St. Luke’s new YouTube channel,St. Luke’s Durham Worship and Music, is up and running and contains videos of our Sunday morning worship as well as some St. Luke’s music videos.
Each week’s service is available for viewing on Sunday mornings and can be seen anytime thereafter.  (Weekly sermons are still accessible through our website and Facebook page.)
We have over 100 subscribers to our new page! A search with “St. Luke’s Durham” should bring up the page, or you can go there directly.  Be sure and subscribe and “like” (thumbs up) the channel or individual videos, and feel free to leave comments.

CORRECTION
This year’s bishop visit will be on November 8th.  The date was incorrect in the Vestry Reflection.
Announcements
REQUEST VESTRY BALLOT NOW
We encourage you to vote for vestry using an absentee ballot.  Each voter/household must request a ballot by e-mail or call the office. Vote for up to 4 candidates.
Completed PRINTED ballot and attestations must be received before 10am on Fr, Nov 6th.  You can mail with sufficient time or drop in the church mailbox (end of the drive between Johnson Hall/Sprague Room).
Members who register and attend in-person worship on Nov 8th should vote at worship, not before.  

GROUNDS AND GARDEN WORK DAY
Come one, come all!  The final St. Luke’s 2020 Grounds & Gardens Workday is Saturday, November 7th from 8:30 until 10:00.  There is something for everyone, whether it’s clearing leaves from the labyrinth, cleaning the Memorial walls, deadheading the huge Lantanas or gazing with wonder at our blooming Yuletide Sasanqua Camellias.  (Yes, the two shrubs by the Sprague doors are covered in blooms!)  Please bring hand pruners and long handle pruners if you have them.

HOLDING ONTO HOPE
Presiding Bishop Curry will lead a Holding Onto Hope prayer service from Washington National Cathedral at 4pm this Sunday November 1st, All Saints Day.  Watch here. 

2020 PECANS FUNDRAISER FOR BELIZE
What: Plain and Dark Chocolate Covered, both for $11.00 for a one-pound bag.
Deadline: November 1.
To order:  Online at  https://forms.gle/H5SumLHKNrrjZfX2A
or Print/mail this pdf 
Pay: 1) Mail check to St. Luke’s memo “BELIZE PECANS”   2) Pay through ACS, specifying “Belize Pecans” as the fund.Pecans will be available for pickup a few days before Thanksgiving.
 
FORWARD DAY BY DAY
If you would like a Forward Day by Day booklet Nov-Jan, please contact Kathy. 
How Can I Help?
HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES
One of the women we help regularly needs everything to set up house (furniture, kitchen supplies, etc).  If you are able to help, please contact Jan Freeman.

VOTE!
Voting Faithfully.  
1)  To have your ballot witnessed contact Bill and Carol Charping.
2)  If you would like to track your absentee ballot to ensure it is counted, use this
3) Pray!  Sign up here to receive daily prayers for the election Oct 27-Nov 4.

“FED UP” FOOD DISTRIBUTION
The local Poor People’s Campaign is doing a twice-monthly food distribution called “Fed Up!”  If you would like to donate or participate, click here and sign up for their mailing list. 

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. 
Important Links
Sign-up for in-person events on our iVolunteer page.  Please bookmark this page for future use. 
In-person outdoor services are scheduled for: Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 22, Dec 6, Dec 22

Worship can now be viewed on YouTube 

All St. Luke’s Facebook events can be accessed here. 

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