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 – Advent II
9:30 In-Person Masked Indoor Worship signup here
    Rev. Dr. Kathryn Mathewson Celebrant and Preacher
9:30 Livestream worship on Facebook 

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

Saturday
9:30 Girl Scouts – Johnson Hall

Upcoming Schedule of Clergy for Worship
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
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.

 There’s Still Time to Share Your Christmas!
We’ve received great initial response to funding Share Your Christmas for St. Luke’s/LEAP Families and Maple Court Veterans, but we need more donors to help meet our goal. Remember the deadline to donate towards gift cards is this Sunday, December 12. Have you visited our Share Your Christmas web page at https://stlukesdurham.org/alternative-gift-fair-and-share-your-christmas/? There you will find more information about the Families and Veterans who need gift cards, plus links to the organizations you have always donated to during this event: Ronald McDonald House, and the Animal Protection Society of Durham. This has been a hard year for our Share Your Christmas recipients, so please be generous! Questions? Call Carol or Bill Charping at 919-489-8421

Deck the Nave
St. Luke’s needs your help after the 9:30 a.m. service on December 19! 
Many hands make light work.  Immediately after worship, please stay and lend a hand as we decorate the nave for Christmas
Announcements
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.

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