This Week at St. Luke’s
Public Health Indicators: 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, December 31
9 am Altar Guild – Nave

Sunday, January 1
8 and 10:30am Holy Eucharist-masks optional, but recommended
Preacher: The Rev. James B. Craven III
Presider: The Rev. Dr. Rhonda M. Lee
9-11:30am: Nursery, Gray Building (the school building across the walkway from the fountain.)

Monday, January 2
Office Closed

Tuesday, January 3
Rector Rhonda’s office day

Wednesday, January 4
11:30 am  Prayer and Share on Zoom  

Thursday, January 5
7 pm Lay-led Bible Study on Zoom

Friday, January 6
1:00 pm Connections and Support Group by Zoom 

Saturday, January 7
9 am Altar Guild – Nave
10-12pm Girl Scouts-JH

 
New This Week
Following the retirement of our parish administrator Kathy Barnes on December 31, our new parish coordinator Mike Sistrom is now flying solo. His regular office hours will be Tuesday through Friday 9am to 3pm. You may email him at parish-coord@stlukesdurham.org. When you see Mike, please welcome him to St. Luke’s! Please also be patient through this continuing transition. 

We have resumed the offertory custom of passing the plate. However, we will be passing baskets instead of our traditional plates as porous items, like wood baskets, have been shown to be less transmitting of viruses than harder surfaces. Hand sanitizer is available around the entrances to the nave but we recommend your bringing a personal hand sanitizer with you.  Thank you for any and all gifts!

New “Rector and friends Bible study” starting in January Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 to 8:15 p.m. On Zoom
Please plan to participate in our new, twice-monthly Bible study, led by Rector Time Certain Rhonda Lee. In January, we’ll start by reading Ecclesiastes, an intriguing book in the Wisdom tradition of the Bible. The author of Ecclesiastes is older, has seen a lot, and has some thoughts about how to live faithfully in this flawed world. After Ecclesiastes, we’ll decide which book to read next.
 You won’t have to prepare in advance for our sessions, although you’re welcome to read ahead if you’d like. We’ll read and discuss the text together.
 At our first session on 10 January, Rhonda will give some background about Ecclesiastes, and then we’ll start reading together. If you’d like to prepare in advance you can read the first chapter.
 The Zoom link will be in the weekly electronic announcements. You can also obtain it by emailing Rhonda or our parish coordinator, Mike Sistrom.
 A special request: When logging into the Zoom meeting, please make sure your “screen name” is your actual name—not, for example, “iPad” or “Mom” or another nickname. This helps reduce the possibility of “Zoom-bombing”: random people joining the meeting simply to harass us. If you don’t know how to change your screen name, Rhonda or someone else at church will be happy to help you.
Announcements
Our Nursery is now open Sunday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for infants through children aged five.  Both  the nursery attendants are fully vaccinated and boosted and will be wearing masks.

Adult Learning Offerings, Sunday mornings, 9:10-10:00, Kramer Room. (opposite the narthex/vestibule as you enter the church from the north side visitor parking) Please note: on Sundays when no adult learning is offered, we will enjoy extended fellowship time.

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