This Week at St. Luke’s
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Event risk assessment: here.
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Click here and scroll down for Online Worship Bulletin

Sunday – Advent II
9:30 In-Person Masked Indoor Worship signup here
    Rev. Dr. Jeanine Driscoll Celebrant and Preacher
9:30 Livestream worship on Facebook 
12:30 Girl Scouts – Johnson Hall

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

Wednesday
11:30 Prayer and Share on Zoom   

Friday
1:00  Connections and Support Group by Zoom

Upcoming Schedule of Clergy for Worship
12/12/21 Rev. Dr. Kathryn Mathewson, Celebrant  & Preacher
12/19/21 Rev. Dr. Jeanine Driscoll, Celebrant & Preacher
Christmas Eve Special Music 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve Eucharist 7 p.m. Rev. Jim Craven, Celebrant & Preacher
Christmas Day 10 a.m. Rev. Jim Craven, Celebrant & Preacher
12/26/21 9:30 a.m. Service of Lessons and Carols with Eucharist, Rev. Jim Craven

For Pastoral Care concerns, contact Jim Craven or Sr. Warden Eileen Morgan
New This Week
We Need a Home for Afghan refugees.
As you may know, St. Luke’s, St. Titus, and St. Joseph’s are together sponsoring an Afghan refugee family. We need a two- or preferably 3-bedroom home or apartment to rent. We hope to stay in the range of $1500 per month and find a place that is close to public transportation. If you know of such a place or can recommend people who can help us, please call Bill Gutknecht at 919-672-2153.

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.  

If you would like to make a donation towards Christmas flowers and greenery, please make your check payable to St Luke’s and mark it “Christmas flowers”.  Also note in whose memory or honor it is given.  It may be placed in the offering plate or mailed directly to the church office.  Deadline is December 15.

Share Your Christmas 2021 Has Begun!
Once again this year, our Share Your Christmas (SYC) program will be virtual. Instead of shopping for and wrapping gifts ourselves, we will give our St. Luke’s/LEAP families and Maple Court veterans gift cards so they can do their own shopping.  We hope to raise at least $4,500 by December 12th so the 70+ people on our SYC list can buy food, clothing, toys and household goods. You can mail St. Luke’s a check with “SYC” in the memo section or donate online through ACS. For more information, see the St. Luke’s website at  https://stlukesdurham.org/share-your-christmas-2021/ or the December newsletter, or contact Carol or Bill Charping at 919-489-8421.
 
Announcements
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!

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.

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