|This Week at St. Luke’s|
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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
7:30pm Youth Group on Zoom
7pm Sacred Ground Circle on Zoom
7pm Bible Study on Zoom
noon Prayer and Share on Zoom
4-5pm Baked Goods Drop-off
6-7pm Lent Program: Meeting God in Books on Zoom
3:00 Worship Recording
5-6 pm Drivers pick up Front Porch Delivery boxes
12:00 Good News Gardening
1:00 Connections and Support Group by Zoom
Front Porch Drop-offs today and tomorrow
|New This Week|
|FRONT PORCH DROP-OFFS: HOLY WEEK AT HOME|
Watch your doorstep this Friday and Saturday March 26 and 27th. Volunteers will be leaving you a bag of supplies to support your Holy Week at Home this year.
EASTER IN-PERSON WORSHIP SIGN-UP
Good News! St. Luke’s will be able to offer small, masked, distanced, outdoor in-person worship on Easter morning. We have scheduled morning services at 6:30, 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 if these fill, we will add a 1pm service.
You can reserve your space here, or by leaving a message on the church office phone (Kathy will return your call and let you know what times are still available).
REMINDER: NO ANNUAL MEETING
Because of COVID-19 we will not have a 2021 Annual Meeting.
MEETING GOD IN BOOKS THIS WEEK
Our Lenten Program this year is Meeting God in Books. We will met on Zoom from 6-7pm on Wednesdays March 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 our presenter is Laura Thornton.
|FREE ONLINE EXERCISE|
Michelle Rogers used to offer chair exercise in Johnson Hall. She now offers online classes, including free classes Tuesday and Thursdays at 10am. You can sign up here.
If those days don’t work for you, you can find her whole (paid) schedule here.
Did you know non-itemizers can deduct $300 for charitable donations on their taxes? More info here.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Please join us on Saturday, April 24th, 8:00 to 10:00 for our first 2021 St. Luke’s Gardens and Grounds Workday. Bring water, hat, gloves and any helpful gardening tools. COVID protocols are followed. However, fellowship at 6′ is required! As usual, many hands make quick work.
Email Patty Michaels for more information.
|How Can I Help?|
|JOIN A BOARD|
At last week’s Coffee Hour, we talked about how using your voice on city and county boards can greatly impact our neighbors for good. To volunteer for a city board, find out more here. To volunteer for a county board, find out more here. To find out more about what it’s like being on one of these boards, talk to Bobbie Hendrix.
BECOME A WORSHIP LEADER
St. Luke’s has a small and faithful group of people helping to lead our online worship, and we’re looking to expand this group. If you are able to use Zoom, can meet on Thursday afternoons, and would be willing to be a worship reader, please contact Helen.
How about music? Even if you haven’t been in our choir before, we would love to have you as part of our virtual choir or to offer a solo or instrumental piece. These you record at home on your own time. If you’re willing and able, please contact Kaye.
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 (corrected link) who is a regular St. Luke’s participant.
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.
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.
|LEAP OUTSIDE IN WINTER|
At LEAP, the Latino Educational Achievement Program preschool house in our Gray Building, students are researchers.
They are learning about trees, snow, water and temperature by touching, observing and drawing what they see. Being outside is the safest way to be together–and it’s given the children so many opportunities to investigate their world. They’ve never been more grateful for the outdoor space at St. Luke’s than this past year!
This year, LEAP has also doubled the number of tutoring pairs this year. Fifty tutors are meeting remotely with school-aged children as they are navigating online school!
To volunteer, learn more, or support LEAP go to durhamleap.org.