|This Week at St. Luke’s|
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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.
10 am Morning Prayer at Croasdaile
9:30am In-person Worship – masks strongly recommended, required while singing
The Rev. Dr. Rhonda M. Lee, Preacher/Celebrant
10:30 am Spring Congregational Meeting
6:30 pm Finance Committee – Zoom
11:30 am Prayer and Share on Zoom
7 pm Evangelism Committee
7 pm Bible Study on Zoom
1:00 pm Connections and Support Group by Zoom
8 am Garden Work Day
|New This Week|
|The Food Pantry is in good shape and thank all of you who continue to contribute. A couple of notes: we have PLENTY of tuna fish! Canned chicken, ham, or spam would be welcome, as would soups. We’ve gotten low on those. Many of you have been providing jars of pasta sauce and a package of spaghetti, which is a great, easy combination for a dinner. Kid friendly items are needed (canned pasta meals, fruit cups, cold cereal, etc). As always, if you have any questions, please email me. Thanks again for your generosity. Jan Freeman|
Calling all ushers (or would be ushers): There will be an usher training for all current, past, soon to be ushers (or anyone interested in learning what an usher is responsible for) on August 7, immediately following the service. We will review all worship (bring elements to the altar, etc.), communion, and emergency protocols at this time. Bring a friend!
Diocesan Convention Delegate Nominations – At the July 18th Vestry meeting, we will be electing our new Diocesan convention Delegate. This person will serve a 3-year term. We will also elect 3 alternates for one-year terms. The person with the most votes becomes the 3-year delegate and the three next highest votes become our alternate delegates. Our current delegates are Jan Freeman and Julia Hoyle. The delegate needs to be able to attend Diocesan convention all day on Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov 19. (With a similar time frame in 2023 and 2024). This year’s convention is planned as an in-person event in Winston-Salem but our delegates should be able to attend online if required. If you would like to be considered as a delegate, please send your name to Senior Warden, Lisa D’Amico, by June 30, 2022.
Join us on Saturday, June 25th for a spiritual journey through locations of importance to the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray in Durham, NC. Along this curated walk, participants will receive selected prayers, meditations, and conversation starters to encourage reflection and learning about the history of Durham and its importance in Murray’s legacy. In this 4.5 mile pilgrimage, participants will engage in a self-guided exploration that begins and ends at the Pauli Murray enter, located at 906 Carroll Street. Meet us at 8, 9, 0, or 11 am for a brief introduction to the pilgrimage; however, you can arrive at the house and begin the journey anytime between 8 and 11 am. This event is free but participants should register in advance at: https://bit.ly/PilgrimagePMC .
|Final Spring Congregational meeting today!|
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:
Today, 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.
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!
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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.
Today, 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 Wise or Jim Wise.
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