|This Week at St. Luke’s|
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8 am Garden Work Day
9:30am In-person Worship – masks strongly recommended, required while singing
The Rev. Dr. Rhonda M. Lee, Preacher/Celebrant
6:30 pm Vestry Meeting
6:30 pm Men’s Dinner – Johnson Hall
8:45 am Staff Meeting – Zoom
11:30 am Prayer and Share on Zoom
7 pm Bible Study on Zoom
1:00 pm Connections and Support Group by Zoom
1 pm St. Luke’s Walks
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|Deadline for the July Newsletter is today.|
Brass Quintet to play this Sunday. We have a special treat for our music at the 9:30 service this week: a brass quintet! The group will be playing music chosen in celebration of Juneteenth and on Sunday’s lectionary theme of baptism. Pieces will include African-American Spirituals and activism songs such as This Little Light of Mine, Wade in the Water, and Lift Every Voice and Sing. The brass quintet is an ensemble that’s part of a 30-piece band based at Croasdaile Village Retirement Community. The Croasdaile band, known as “The Rusty Pipes,” consists of residents, future residents, and community friends who are also seniors, and gives several performances each year at Croasdaile Village and other area churches and senior communities.
Many thanks to the members of the quintet who will be graciously sharing their musical gifts with St. Luke’s this week.
Please plan on being in church Sunday to enjoy this special music!
Rhonda will be on vacation from the 23rd of June through the 10th of July inclusive. If you have a pastoral emergency during that time, please call the church office or one of the wardens (their contact information is in the church directory, or available through Parish Administrator Kathy Barnes).
Fall schedule announcement: Starting on Sunday September 11th (the Sunday after Labor Day), we will celebrate the Holy Eucharist on Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. We will have adult formation between the two services. More details to come later this summer!
There is a new phishing attempt going around from someone purporting to be Rhonda. This latest campaign came from the email address email@example.com which suggests the person didn’t even bother customizing their “from” address to different churches, but used what they hoped would be a one-size-fits-all address. Please ignore any such emails.
St. Luke’s Walkers. You are invited to join St. Luke’s Walkers on Saturday, June 25th, at 1:00 to hike Penny’s Bend Trail. There is no makeup date for this hike. The site description is https://tinyurl.com/823xm6yc . The parking area is at the intersection of Snow Hill Rd. and Old Oxford Rd. If you wish to join us, please let Karen Gray or Bill Gutknecht know by June 24th. Of course, if you just happen to be free on the 25th, please join us.
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 .
|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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