|This Week at St. Luke’s|
|Public Health Indicators: here |
Event risk assessment: here.
Free COVID test from Durham County here.
Find out about NC Vaccination schedules here.
Click here and scroll down for Online Worship Bulletin
10am Spiritual Communion
on Facebook and YouTube.
Sermon and Godly Play Story posts on Facebook
11am Coffee Hour on Zoom
7pm Bible Study on Zoom
Noon Prayer and Share on Zoom
3:00 Worship Recording
12:00 Good News Gardening
1:00 Connections and Support Group by Zoom
10 and 11am Croasdaile Communion
|New This Week|
|POSTULANT PHILLIP BASS|
St. Luke’s member Phillip Bass became a Postulant for Holy Orders (priesthood) this week. Keep him in your prayers as he prepares for conversations with the diocesan Board of Examining Chaplains and looks toward the next step of becoming a Candidate for Holy Orders in the coming months.
Are you over 65?
Wake County has had spots available if you’re able to drive to Raleigh.
If you are able to get to a Durham vaccination site at the drop of a hat (within 30 minutes), you can sign up here to get added to an on-call list for last minute availability through the Health Department.
FORWARD DAY BY DAY
Please contact Kathy if you would like a February-April Forward Day by Day meditation book mailed to you. This will be the last bulk order from St. Luke’s.
To get them delivered directly to your home for $13/year call 800-543-1813 or go here.
To sign up to receive them as a daily e-mail for free, sign up here.
GOSPEL BASED DISCIPLESHIP
Please contact Kathy if you would like a 2021 Gospel Based Discipleship booklet mailed to you. This is the diocesan prayer list and daily bible reading guide.
|How Can I Help?|
|WINTER 2021 AT LEAP|
|As we begin 2021, LEAP is settling into the new year with our new routines, that don’t seem that new anymore.|
Our preschool children are meeting on zoom for their usual “circle time” activities, singing songs, saying hello to their classmates, and reading books. Their parents access lessons through our private facebook groups. And the teachers are meeting with the children in small groups (currently 1-2 students) outdoors. Our children arrive in their masks (which they dutifully wear at this point) and ready to have their temperature taken. It’s all part of the routine at this point.
Our teachers have done just an amazing job of creating online lessons that draw the children into hands-on activities and keep them engaged. We have maintained our dedication to play-
based learning and have found new inspiration in our outdoor learning spaces.
Our tutoring students (ages 6-12 yrs) are working with their tutors through zoom. An unexpected benefit of this arrangement is that each pair can meet at a time that’s convenient for both, and the size of our classrooms no longer limit how many pairs we can have. As our students’ parents are more challenged than ever, our tutors have stepped forward to help with homework and interpret teachers’ directions.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and partner organizations, we have also been able to help families who have lost income due to the pandemic. We continue to provide families with grocery shopping cards and grants to pay their rent and/or utility bills. We know that we often have to ask several times or ways to learn that a family needs help and rely on the relationships we have developed over the years, in some cases, to learn how we can be most helpful.
We are hopeful about the changes that this spring will bring but are striving to appreciate the unique gifts of this winter in the meantime. Our children continually inspire us to find the moments of light in this season of darkness.
To learn more about LEAP, please visit durhamleap.org.