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.  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.

 Sunday, August 21 
Newsletter Deadline
9:30am  Holy Eucharist – masks strongly recommended, required while singing
   The Rev. Dr. Rhonda M. Lee, Preacher/Presider
10:30 am Talk with Treasurer – Kramer Room
10:30 am Lay Eucharistic Ministers and Crucifer refresher meeting 

Tuesday,  August 23
11 am Holy Eucharist at Croasdaile

Wednesday, August 24
7:30 am Morning Prayer on Zoom
11:30 am  Prayer and Share on Zoom  

Thursday, August 25
11 am Music Lessons – Nave
7 pm Bible Study on Zoom

Friday, August 26
1:00 pm Connections and Support Group by Zoom 

Saturday, August 27
9 am Altar Guild – Nave
10 am Choir Workshop
New This Week
Calling all (potential and existing) lay eucharistic ministers and crucifers–Please attend a brief training this Sunday, 21 August, after the Eucharist. We’ll take 15 minutes or so to greet friends and have some coffee, and then regather in the nave to go over the duties of each ministry and our roles in the choreography of Sunday morning. The training will last about an hour and there will be plenty of time for questions. 
This training is for anyone who is already licensed to serve the chalice or consecrated bread, or who already serves as crucifer, and for people who would like to learn more about these ministries. Please consider joining in! 

St. Luke’s Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin sale October 1st-October 31st.
Please consider helping with our Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin sale this year. We have many needs:
Poles and lights set-up, pallet placement, wheelbarrows and wagons, many, many hands to unload the semi- truck, cashiers, sales and general “patch” help.
Sign-up sheet available at St. Luke’s south door entry. Contact Beth Bonner for any questions.

After two years of waiting, the time is now to mark your calendars and clean out those closets for the Annual St. Luke’s Fall Fling! Returning this year will be biscuits and coffee all day, outside in the breezeway! Also, returning this year is the Friday Fling on Friday, October 14! New this year: gently used sportswear with your favorite (and least favorite) team names. Questions: Ask Marlys Ray. Donations for the sale will be accepted beginning October 9 through October 14 before noon. Masks will be required inside Johnson Hall and food and beverages must be consumed outside. We hope to see you then!
Join us online for Morning Prayer – Wednesdays at 8am  – Join our diocesan intern, Kate Rademacher, for Morning Prayer on Zoom on Wednesday mornings at 8am. As part of her discernment to potential ordination, Kate is strongly encouraged to pray the Daily Office, and she is eager to do this in community with people at St. Luke’s who may want to participate. Whether you have a long-standing practice of praying the Daily Office or whether it’s brand new to you, everyone is welcome! Join us online using this Zoom link: .   For questions, please contact Kate.

Save the date: fall congregational transition meetings – Last spring, Interim Rector Rhonda Lee facilitated a series of congregational meetings focusing on transition. It’s already time to plan our second set, which will take place in September.
Each meeting will last about an hour and a half. Each parishioner is asked to attend one meeting in the fall, whether or not you attended one in the spring.
The fall meetings will take place on:
Sunday 11 September, 11:30 a.m. (right after the 10:30 Eucharist), in the nave
Tuesday 13 September, 7 p.m., on Zoom
Wednesday 14 September, 7 p.m., on Zoom
Sunday 18 September, 11:30 a.m. (right after the 10:30 Eucharist), in the nave.
At the fall meetings, you will have the opportunity to share feelings, hopes, and commitments for the current and future 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, and if you know someone who used to attend St. Luke’s but doesn’t currently, please invite them!

Sports apparel for sale at the Fling (October 9-15)… Here’s a new addition to this year’s Fling. Do you have a well-loved UNC sweatshirt that you just don’t wear anymore, or maybe a Duke Blue Devils tee that doesn’t quite fit like it did a few pounds ago? Normally, clothing is not accepted for the sale. However, this time around we’re creating a special category for college and sports team logo clothing such as t-shirts, sweatshirts/ hoodies, caps, jackets, and related items. Good examples are items from area schools and teams such as Tarheels, Blue Devils, Eagles, Hurricanes, and of course the Durham Bulls(!), other professional teams such as the Carolina Panthers or Atlanta Braves, or even your far-off alma mater, no matter how big or small. We’d like to be able to offer really nice items for a good price, so please hold back anything that isn’t in great shape. Marlys Ray will be organizing these items, and would love to receive your donations in advance so they can be sorted and priced early. Contact Marlys if you want to make your donations early.

“Coffee Talk” with Your Treasurer!  Do you have any burning financial questions you want to discuss with your parish treasurer?  If yes, please join Julia Hoyle in the Kramer Room directly after church for each Sunday in August.  Bring your coffee and bring your questions!  Copies of the 2022 budget will be available along with the very popular Capital Reserves worksheet.  Your treasurer promises not to become “verklempt” 😉 by your questions so ask away!  See you then!  

The Altar Guild members will meet with interim rector Rhonda after church on August 28th.  We will discuss the preparation of the church for an 8 and 10:30 am service starting on September 11.

The door codes have changed for the south entrance (nearest the office) and Johnson Hall. (the north entrance lock has a loose wire and needs to be repaired before we can enter the new codes) Please contact E. June Santa or Kathy Barnes if you need to have access to the buildings.
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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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