This Week at St. Luke’s
Public Health Indicators: here 
Event risk assessment: here.
Free COVID test from Durham County here.


Click here and scroll down for Online Worship Bulletin

Sunday
9:30 In-Person Masked Indoor Worship signup here
9:30 Livestream worship on Facebook 
11am Zoom Coffee Hour here
6-8pm Youth Group Games Night

Tuesday
7pm Bible Study on Zoom

Wednesday
11:30 Prayer and Share on Zoom   

Friday
 1:00  Connections and Support Group by Zoom

Saturday
10am  Croasdaile Morning Prayer
 
New This Week
ONLINE WORSHIP BEGINS AT 9:30 (not 10:00)
As of this Sunday, we will attempt to livestream our worship instead of pre-record.  Those of you who watch in “real time” on Sunday mornings, please set your alarm a half hour earlier to join in with the in-person worship.
If all goes well, we’ll be worshiping together both online and in-person beginning at 9:30 on August 29th.  We plan that this weekly worship will continue be available to watch later on both Facebook and YouTube. 
Note that the sermon will part of the service (near the end) instead of a separate video.
Please pray for those who are working on this project.

SERVANT LEADERSHIP COURSE
The Johnson Service Corps invites you to join an 8-week course on Servant Leadership to explore both an inward journey of personal transformation and an outward journey of sacred service, lead by Susan Gladin.  Meetings will be Fridays from 10am-noon from Sept 10-Oct 29 and a $50 suggested donations helps offset expenses.  For more information, or to register contact Christina Balderson

St. LUKE’S HISTORY
Did you know that the written history of St. Luke’s has been digitized by Duke?  If you’d like to learn more about our first several decades, find out more here.  (This link is also available on our website.)

CONTACT UPDATES
Up-to date contact information can be found online at ACS, or the ChurchLife App for your phone or tablet.  Contact Kathy if you have any problems logging onto ACS.  You can also ask Kathy to send you a paper directory if needed.
Announcements
SEPTEMBER HYMN SINGS
Our next Wednesday Night Hymn Sing will be Sept 8.  Sign up here

GO PLAY SAVE COUPON BOOKS
St Luker’s the GoPlaySave coupon books have arrived! Coupons can be redeemed with participating merchants throughout the greater triangle area. Coupons are valid now until November 30, 2022. Cost $30.00 per book:. Cash, checks or credit cards 
Sales after Church on Sundays, or contact me and we can arrange a meeting date/time at St Luke’s under the breezeway. 
Contact:  Beth Bonner   

PUMPKIN PATCH SIGNUP LIVE!
The online Pumpkin Patch sign-up sheet is now available here.
Click any empty blue space and enter your name for that date/time.
Time frames are for one hour each ie. (1pm-2pm).  You are encouraged to sign up for multiple hours, multiple days!
There will be a paper sign-up sheet available after church each Sunday OR  call or email Beth and she will enter your information.  Beth Bonner  Thanks!

GARDEN/GROUNDS WORKDAYS FOR 2021
All workdays begin at 7:30 and last until 10:00 or as long as you can stay.  Bring a hat, gloves, water and tools.  Contact the workday leader for more information.
Sept. 11th   Eileen Morgan
Nov. 6th      Hope Galunas
Full Articles
MINISTRY WITH ST. JOSEPH’S
Greetings from St. Joseph’s,

St. Joseph’s breakfast ministry for our unhoused and hungry neighbors is a long standing tradition. In the past we fixed a hot breakfast Monday-Friday and invited our neighbors, volunteers, and congregants to gather in our parish hall around the table for food, conversation, and the building of relationships, resulting in the building of trust.

When the pandemic struck, our first concern was this breakfast ministry, knowing our neighbors would likely be the last in line for food, masks, and overall care. We provided information on testing and vaccination sites and helped our neighbors get vaccinated. A decision was made that we would transition our breakfast to “drop by” and we handed out sausage and egg biscuits, coffee and grits if we had them. We also handed out lunch bags. Everyone was masked and spaced and we complied with all state, local, and Diocesan guidelines. Now, despite the resurgence of the Delta variant pandemic, we are beginning to take steps toward being able to gather in community. Still safely.

Beginning on August 16th, we began to serve breakfast casseroles, grits, and coffee, together with a snack bag.  Breakfast is served from a table in our courtyard from 8-9 a.m. and chairs are placed in a circle in our driveway (socially distanced) so that our neighbors, volunteers, and congregants can agan gather in conversation, while breaking bread together. It is something to behold. Our neighbors are so happy and the numbers have already tripled. 

I’d like to extend an invitation to our brothers and sisters of St. Luke’s to join in this ministry. There are a couple of ways in which to do this, and we’re open to talk about more:

~First, a casserole ministry, where parishioners would bake casseroles monthly.
~Second, ask parishioners to become active participants in this ministry by volunteering. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Or both!

Please let  me know your thoughts, together with any questions you may have. We welcome St. Luke’s to the table!

Grace and peace,

Monnie+
The Rev. Dn. Monnie Riggin
Deacon, St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, Durham
Diocesan Deacon for Anti-racism and Reconciliation


LEAP THIS FALL
The weather notwithstanding, LEAP is ready for fall 2021! We have secured grant funding that is enabling us to add a classroom at our Nuestra Escuelita preschool. We will have almost fifty children at that site and another thirty or so at our DCI/LEAP Academy site. We will be teaching outdoors, wearing masks and going full steam ahead with our learning! 

Our school-aged students will meet with their tutors either in-person or remotely. Our tutors are supported by an experienced reading teacher and follow an on-line curriculum that provides them with materials that are appropriately challenging for their students. No Spanish is required!  

How can you support LEAP? You have options! 
You could become a tutor. https://tinyurl.com/tedd2szs
You could donate funds to support one of our students who cannot pay even our subsidized tuition. https://www.durhamleap.org/news
You could link your Harris Teeter VIC card with Nuestra Escuelita, LEAP and trigger a donation to LEAP each time to buy their store brand products – at no cost to you! https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education

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