|This Week at St. Luke’s|
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7:30-12:30 Extra food distribution at El Buen Pastor
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
6-7pm Lent Program: Meeting God in Books on Zoom
3:00 Worship Recording
12:00 Good News Gardening
1:00 Connections and Support Group by Zoom
|New This Week|
|MEETING GOD IN BOOKS LENTEN PROGRAM|
Our Lenten Program this year will be Meeting God in Books. We will met on Zoom from 6-7pm on Wednesdays February 24, and March 3, 10, 17 and 24th. Each night one St. Luker will share about a book that has mattered in their life and we will discuss some themes and ideas from that book.
This week, Rector Helen will share about Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time.
MONTHLY SUNG VESPERS
A small group offers sung Vespers (Evening Prayer) in Latin, using Gregorian Chant, this month on Sunday Evening Feb 21 at 7:00 PM. The service will be held on Zoom and sung by a quartet of singers who had been among those singing Vespers at St Luke’s once a month over the past few years. The service lasts approximately 30 minutes. We hope that you will join us for the service. For more information, please look at the Vespers webpage. Music for the service is found here.
The Youth Group is back together! We gather every Sunday night at 7:30pm on Zoom. Contact Laura to get on the email list.
EXTRA FOOD DISTRIBUTION FEB 20
Episcopalians gather each first Saturday of the month at El Buen Pastor to distribute food to community members. This month, we have even more food to distribute. If you are able to help any time from 7:30-12:30 on Sat Feb 20th, please contact Peter Jacobi for details.
If you are able to make a casserole for a local household that could use some help, or if you would be blessed by having a casserole made for you, check out Lasagna Love. Click here to find out more.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
Our two Girl Scout troops are taking cookie orders now at $5 per box. Contact one of these scouts to get your cookies:
Elyse (delivers to North Durham, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill)
Mena (delivers in Durham)
Natalie (delivers to Durham or meet at St. Luke’s)
Gabrielle (delivers to Durham/Westgate)
Rosalie (delivers to 27707, 27705, 27713)
Kendall (delivers to Mebane/Durham)
Lauren (ships cookies to you)
DAILY LENTEN EMAILS
To receive our Daily Lenten Micropractices emailed to you each day, sign up here.
To receive Living Well Through Lent emailed to you each day, sign up here.
|How Can I Help?|
|EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT 1,000 DAYS OF LOVE CAMPAIGN|
The purpose of the 1000 Days of Love is to raise money to help children in the developing world have a chance for a more normal foundation during their formative first 1000 days of life (5 years).
Our Diocese has an overall contribution goal of $198,000 and suggested a goal for each congregation of a gift of $15 x Average Sunday Attendance. For St. Luke’s that calculated to $2,085.
We started our campaign in November 2020, including it in our Virtual Alternative Gifts Fair, to reach our goal. As of this week St. Luke’s has not only reached, but exceeded our goal by some $900!
This ERD campaign for young children remains open until May 2022, and individuals can contribute by logging on to bit.ly/1000DaysofLove. The Vestry has decided that, given other needs and future opportunities for Outreach, St. Luke’s will now close our active campaign, while suggesting individuals continue to consider donating. Please ensure you add “St. Luke’s, Durham” in the “Comment” box (online) or on the Memo line (Check) when you donate. We very much thank everyone who has already contributed for this most worthy cause.