|This Week at St. Luke’s|
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Virtual Jingle Bell LEAP ends Register Here
10am Spiritual Communion
on Facebook and YouTube.
Sermon and Godly Play Story posts on Facebook
11am Coffee Hour on Zoom
7:00 Online Bible Study on Zoom
Noon Prayer and Share on Zoom
1pm Connections & Support Group on Zoom
|New This Week|
|SHARE YOUR CHRISTMAS|
We received great initial response to funding Share Your Christmas for the Families and Maple Court Veterans, but we need more donors to help meet our goal. Remember the deadline to donate towards gift cards is Wednesday, December 16.
Have you visited our Share Your Christmas web page at https://stlukesdurham.org/alternative-gift-fair-and-share-your-christmas/ ? There you will find more information about the Families and Maple Court residents who need gift cards, plus links to the organizations you have always donated to during this event: LEAP, Ronald McDonald House, and the Animal Protection Society of Durham.
ALTERNATIVE GIFTS FAIR
We have 21 partner agencies and groups linked on the Alternative Gift Fair web page at https://stlukesdurham.org/alternative-gift-fair-and-share-your-christmas/.
Under the Education category are two that are near and dear to us: our own St. Luke’s Youth Group, which has been unable to hold its usual fundraisers this year, and our Holy Cross School in Belize Feeding and Scholarship programs.
Other categories on the page where you can find AGF guests from prior years include Housing and Food, Mental and Physical Health, Social Justice, and International.
HOUSEHOLD DONATIONS NEEDED
Our friend Linda is moving into her apartment but has nothing. We are still looking for: Microwave, Kitchen table and 4 chairs, Living room chairs, sofa, lamps, bed and bedside tables, set of glasses, a few pots and pans, towels and more. If you can help with any of these, please contact Jan Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org THANKS!
DID YOU KNOW?. . . WE HAVE BLOGS!
With the launch of St. Luke’s new web site earlier this year, we gained the ability to allow Rector Helen and other staff to directly share thoughts and information they want you to have. In addition to the weekly Rector’s Blog, where Helen shared stories of parishioners’ generosity in her latest post, Rev. Laura has a Family Ministry Blog, with a new entry posted this week, and Kaye has a Music Ministry Blog. You can see a digest of the most recent posts either on our home page or by visiting https://stlukesdurham.org/blog-history/ , or by using the Blogs entry in the top menu of our site.
|EL BUEN PASTOR FOOD DISTRIBUTION|
St. Luke’s members and friends (16 years and older) are encouraged to help with the monthly food distribution out of El Buen Pastor. Distributions are normally from 7:30-12:30 (come all or just part of the time) on the 1st Saturday of the month. For more info, please contact Peter Jacobi who is a regular St. Luke’s participant.
JINGLE BELL LEAP FROM HOME
Everything is a little different this year–our annual Jingle Bell LEAP fundraiser will be virtual. Please register to participate then run, walk or stroll 3.1 miles (5k) any time between Dec 5-12th and our kids will win! No time to run or walk? Be a S-LEAPr and make a donation.
GOSPEL BASED DISCIPLESHIP
Our 2021 Gospel Based Discipleship booklets are here. If you would like one of these booklets that give daily bible readings as well as diocesan prayer lists, please contact Kathy.
Consider participating in #ADVENTWORD, a daily practice to reflect on a single word each day. You can journal, make art, or post a picture about this word. Upcoming words are:
Dec 12 Honey Dec 13 Go Dec 14 Rest
Dec 15 Worship Dec 16 Pray Dec 17 Learn
Dec 18 Bless Dec 19 Turn Dec 20 Rejoice
|How Can I Help?|
|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.