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

9:30 In-Person Masked Indoor Worship signup here
    Rev. Jim Craven, Celebrant and Preacher
9:30 Livestream worship on Facebook 
9:30 Children’s Sunday School
10:30 Youth – Youth Room – Gray Building
12:30 – Girl Scouts – Johnson Hall

7pm Bible Study on Zoom
7 pm Handbell Rehearsal – Nave

11:30 Prayer and Share on Zoom   

Thanksgiving Day – office closed

office closed 
1:00  Connections and Support Group by Zoom

Upcoming Schedule of Clergy for Worship
11/28/21  Rev. Kathryn Mathewson, Celebrant & Preacher
12/5/21 Rev. Jeanine Driscoll, Celebrant & Preacher
12/12/21 Rev. Kathryn Mathewson, Celebrant  & Preacher
12/19/21 Rev. Jeanine Driscoll, Celebrant & Preacher

For Pastoral Care concerns, contact Jim Craven or Sr. Warden Eileen Morgan
New This Week
The phones and internet are down at St. Luke’s.  We are waiting for a part but it will not arrive until after Thanksgiving.  If you have an administrative emergency, you may call Kathy on her cell 919-308-4287.  Kathy will be able to access the email from home.

The following St. Luker’s were recently elected to the Vestry Class of 2024:

Jeff Dawson, Bob King, Barbara Longmire and E. June Santa.  They will be installed at our Annual Meeting to be held January 23rd.
Thank you to all who were nominated and willing to serve if elected.

Advent begins next week on Sunday November 28. Advent devotional resources are available for pick up today after the service and after next week’s service.

Vestry Transition Update
After considering several clergy options for our transition, the Vestry has chosen the Traditional Interim Rector option.  Bishop Rodman and Catherine Massey, the Canon for Transition and Pastoral Ministries, are currently screening candidates to present to the Vestry for consideration.  
Congratulations to Eric Moore and Olena (Helen) Vysotska of Ukraine on their engagement.

Maple Court Thanksgiving Dinner
Laurie Renard is spearheading the Maple Court Thanksgiving Dinner this year on Wednesday, November 24.  If you would like to help provide items for this meal, or canned goods for their pantry, please contact Laurie.  This is open to all St. Luker’s and Croasdaile residents.

St. Luke’s Tuesday Night Bible Study is starting a study of the Gospel of Luke, and we’d love to have you with us!   Join  at any point on our journey through Luke.  Bible study meets by zoom at 7 pm every Tuesday and you can find the link in the Friday email announcements or in the St. Luke online calendar.  For more information or questions, contact Carolyn Kreuger.

PECANS FOR BELIZE 2021 – We have extras!
St. Luke’s is once again selling delicious South Georgia pecans to raise money for Holy Cross Anglican School in Belize. We’re selling pecans in two varieties: Plain and Dark Chocolate Covered, both for $11.00 for a one-pound bag. All pecans are fresh from this year’s crop.
We have already placed our order, based on the orders we received by November 1. Because we must order full cases of 24 bags, we have quite a few extra bags of both varieties to sell. Until these extras run out, you may order them in the same ways you would have placed your original order: either fill out and return this pdf order form to St. Luke’s (1737 Hillandale Road, Durham NC 27705) or order online at
There are also two ways to pay:· Mail a check to St. Luke’s with “BELIZE PECANS” on the memo line.· Pay through ACS, specifying “Belize Pecans” as the fund.
Historically, our pecan proceeds have supported the Holy Cross feeding program. This year, however, we will be directing the funds to support for Leticia, the Holy Cross graduate we’ve been supporting through San Pedro High School on Ambergris Caye. We have one more year to support Leticia, leading up to her graduation from SPHS in June of 2023.
UPDATE: Due to production delays at the plant, our pecans still have not shipped. You’ll be contacted by email as soon as they arrive, with details on how we’ll be handling pickup
.As always, thanks for your support.

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   

Afghan Resettlement Project
We need your help to support an Afghan family resettle in our community. We have the volunteers!  We have the partnership with St. Titus and St. Joseph’s.  Now we need to finalize the  monetary contributions we need to make to Church Wood Services.  If you can, please send a check to Kathy Barnes at St .Luke’s with “Afghan Resettlement” in the memo  line.  We need to raise $4,000.  Additionally, we need more to buy certain types of home furnishings (like mattresses, pillows, etc.)  We know that families are  currently living in really stressful circumstances. So the sooner we can pay our portion, the sooner we can provide a lovely warm home to an Afghan family. Prayers are welcome, too!

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.
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LEAP this Fall!
Here we are in our third “unusual” year of school – and good things are happening!We have over sixty children attending our two preschools (Nuestra Escuelita, located at St. Luke’s) and the DCI/LEAP Academy. Thanks to new foundation funding, we’ve been able to add a mixed age classroom at Nuestra Escuelita this year. Our classrooms are situated outside under tents and trees – where it’s safest and there are endless opportunities for learning!
We’re looking forward to our 10th Annual Jingle Bell LEAP, coming up on December 4th. We’ll be back in-person this year! Sign up to complete the course at any speed you like, or to stay home as a S-LEAP-ER and just donate.
With holiday shopping coming up, it’s a great time to link your Harris Teeter VIC card and Amazon with LEAP, naming us as the school you’d like to support- for free! You can link your card online ( or at the service counter (ask them to link you with LEAP, Nuestra Escuelita or #2840). Every time you buy a HT product this school year, they will send us a donation. (If you’ve linked with us before, that link has expired; you have to re-up each fall.) To link your Amazon account with LEAP just go to and choose LEAP as the organization you’d like to support.
Thank you for keeping LEAP in your prayers. To keep up, please follow us on social media (durhamleap).

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