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.  We ask that if someone attends a service and then tests positive for covid, that they please contact the Interim Rector or Sr. Warden for both pastoral care needs and also to inform others that may have come in close contact.
 Saturday
7:30 am Food Distribution at El Buen Pastor
9:30 am Girl Scouts – Johnson Hall

Sunday 
9:30am  In-person Worship – masks strongly recommended, required while singing
   The Rev. Dr. Rhonda M. Lee, Preacher
   The Rev. James B. Craven, III, Celebrant

Wednesday
11:30 am  Prayer and Share on Zoom  

Thursday
7 pm Bible Study on Zoom

Friday
1:00 pm Connections and Support Group by Zoom 

Saturday
10 am Morning Prayer at Croasdaile
New This Week
St. Luke’s own Phillip Bass will be ordained to the diaconate at 11 a.m. this Saturday the 4th of June at Philip’s Chapel, Canterbury School, Greensboro. Please keep Phillip and his family in your prayers, and consider attending the service and/or sending him a note of good wishes. The service will be livestreamed at https://facebook.com/EpiscopalDioceseNC .

LocoPops for Pentecost!  The LocoPops truck will be visiting St. Luke’s for Pentecost on Sunday the 5th of June. Please plan to join in this festive outdoor celebration to mark the end of the Easter season. Immediately after the service that day, we will gather on the lawn (or in shadier spots if you prefer) for delicious paletas (Mexican ice pops) and conversation. 
Please bring your own lawn chair or, for those who would like to sit on the grass, beach towel. This event will happen rain or shine. 
(The LocoPops have been partially funded by donations, and additional gifts to cover the cost would be welcome. If you mail or drop off an offering, or leave it in the plate on Sunday, please mark it “LocoPops.” Thank you!) 

Godly Play will happen on June 5.  A special invitation:  If you find your family at church on a Sunday when Godly Play is not planned, you are invited to enter the space with your child. Follow their lead, let them show you a story and ask them what they remember about that story. Use the art supplies and create something together. Or just pull out the Legos or clay and watch them play. There is no right or wrong, just enjoy the sacred space with your child.  At some point you can ask them to put everything away and return to worship for communion together.  (If you go to the classroom and another family is there, don’t assume they will watch your child, stay with your child and see what they would like to show you in the space).
Announcements
Congregational meetings coming up!
This spring and fall, as part of her work as our interim rector, Rhonda will be facilitating two sets of congregational meetings focusing specifically on transition. Each meeting will last about an hour and a half. Each parishioner is asked to attend one meeting in the spring, and one in the fall.
The final spring meeting will take place on:
Sunday 12 June right after church, in the nave.
At the spring meetings, you will have the opportunity to share feelings, needs, and questions about transition at St. Luke’s. This sharing will take place in small groups and in the plenary. Everyone will be invited to speak; no one will be required to.
Please plan to attend if you  haven’t already! Your voice matters in taking stock of who St. Luke’s is and who we want to be, as we prepare to develop a parish profile and to call a new rector next year.

 Thanks to all who have contributed to restocking our food pantry.  What a bounty! Please continue your generosity! The need is great and we want to be able to say ‘yes’ when we get calls about food. Thanks again.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at jansweetchpa@gmail.com.  
Jan Freeman

The long-awaited St. Luke’s Fall Fling will be held on October 15, 2022, along with our Pumpkin Patch.  This is a major opportunity to work with other St. Luker’s to support our outreach program.  the Fall Fling proceeds will go to St. Luke’s Outreach efforts while providing useful items to the Durham community at very reasonable prices.  So, mark October 15th on your calendar and continue or start saving those “treasures”.  Email Joan Hodges or Lisa D’Amico for questions or volunteer opportunities. See you there!
 
Full Article – 
Durham Episcopal Coalition for Resettlement is planning to settle another family!  Come learn about our first experience settling an Afghan family and how you might help other refugees in the future.  DERC is a loose coalition of five Episcopal Churches in Durham – St. Joseph’s, St. Luke’s, St. Philip’s, St. Stephen’s and St. Titus’ – which was formed in response to the Afghan refugee crisis, and we hope to continue assisting the refugees from many countries who arrive every month in the Durham area.  We have already raised the funds for a second family; now we need a few volunteers who will work directly with them.

On Sunday, June 12 at 5pm we will gather at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, 1902 W Main Street, Durham.  Please join us to hear more about where we have used funds, the experience of our first volunteers, the changes we are making as we look ahead, and how you can join in this ministry.  

For more information or to arrange a carpool, please contact Babs or Jim Wise. 
Birthdays now appear in the monthly newsletter.

Please be advised that the clergy will never ask for help, gift cards, etc. through emails or text messages.  There have been more bogus texts being received.

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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