|This Week at St. Luke’s|
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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 who may have come in close contact.Saturday, February 4
7:30am El Buen Pastor Food Distribution
9 am Altar Guild. Nave. Grams Gutnecht, Joanne Hooker, May Jane Moore, Jean Willard, John Willard
10am. Girl Scouts. Johnson Hall.
Sunday, February 5
Deacon Kate Wisz’s first day—please welcome her!
8 and 10:30am Holy Eucharist-masks optional, but recommended. Preacher-Presider: The Rev. Dr. Rhonda M. Lee
There is fellowship time in the Sprague Room immediately after each service.
9:10 a.m. Adult Learning, Kramer Room. There is fellowship time in the Sprague Room immediately after each service.
9-11:30am. Nursery, Gray Building (the school building across the walkway from the fountain)
11:45-12:45pm. Children’s Choir. Nave.
12pm. Faith Team. Kramer Room
1pm. Girl Scouts. Johnson Hall.
Monday, February 6
8am-6pm. OAR Durham Racial Equity Workshop. Johnson Hall.
2pm. Executive Cmte Mtg. Kramer Room
Tuesday, February 7
Rector’s office day
8am-6pm. OAR Durham Racial Equity Workshop. Johnson Hall.
Wednesday, February 8
11:30 am Prayer and Share on Zoom
5:30-6:30pm. Handbell Choir rehearsal. Nave
7-8:30pm. Adult Choir Rehearsal. Nave.
Thursday, February 9
7 pm Lay-led Bible Study on ZoomFriday, February 10
1:00 pm Connections and Support Group by Zoom
Saturday, February 11
9 am Altar Guild – Nave. LaRue Dedrick, Hetty Kaiserlik, Martha Lassiter, Lera Williams
10am Croasdaile Morning Prayer.
|New This Week|
|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.|
New Lay Leaders Wanted. Thanks to everyone who’s already responded to Rev. Dr. Lee’s call for new Lay Leaders. We could always use more, especially for the 8am service. If you’reinterested involunteering, you can sign up on one of the sheets in the Sprague Room. We’ll be launching a new and improved, easy to use, automated system of Lay Leader scheduling by March 26.
We will not have a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper this year. Enjoy your celebrations before we enter Lent, and please mark your calendars for our Ash Wednesday service at noon on the 22nd of February.
Plants needed for Spring Fling Plant Sale, April 1st.If you would like to share your garden plants (or if you have a neighbor who shares theirs), especially NC natives, please pot up those cuttings, seeds, and young plants and donate them to the Spring Fling Plant Sale. We can provide pots and soil if necessary. Let Wendy Cook know what you would like to donate by submitting this form.
Singing Opportunity for Children. Our wonderful St. Cecilia children’s choir was suspended during the pandemic. We are now offering a 45-minute singing time on Sunday mornings for children in grades 2 and above who wish to sing in some Sunday services. Each session is Sunday at 11:45 (later if church runs late) in the music room in Johnson Hall. Please contact Kaye if you have a child, grandchild, or family member who is interested.
Sunday Adult Learning in Epiphany and Lent
Please note: on Sundays when no adult learning is offered, we will enjoy extended fellowship time.
5 February: St. Luke’s members Julia Hoyle and Patty Michaels will make part two of their presentation on their pre-pandemic diocesan pilgrimage to Israel and the West Bank.
Feb. 12. Meet Kate, the new Deacon.
19 and 26 February and 5, 12, and 26 March: Each week, Rector Rhonda Lee will lead a discussion comparing the texts for the day from the Revised Common Lectionary (the lectionary we use on Sundays) to the texts offered in The Rev. Dr. Wilma C. Gafney’s newly-published A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church (Church Publishing Inc.). To learn more about The Rev. Dr. Gafney and this lectionary, check out https://www.wilgafney.com/womenslectionary/ .
Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will start at 9:10 a.m. in the Kramer Room just off the north-side narthex. Please plan to join, and invite a friend!
Annual Diocesan Celebration of the Feast of Blessed Absalom Jones. The annual celebration of the Feast of Blessed Absalom Jones is taking place February 11 at Saint Augustine’s University. The service begins at 10 a.m. and will feature the preaching of the Rev. Dr. Allen Robinson, rector of Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights and an alum of Saint Augustine’s University. A reception will follow.
The service will be livestreamed (http://https://onrealm.org/episdionc/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=OTUzNGU5Y2QtZmI5ZC00MGY3LWI2NzEtYWY5NTAxMDJiMDQx, but for those who would like to attend in person, please mark your calendars to join us and please register so that the organizers know how many to expect for the reception.
“Rector and friends Bible study” second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Zoom. Please plan to participate in our 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.
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.
We ask that if someone attends a service and then tests positive for Covid and others who may have come into close contact with them, that they please contact the rector or senior warden for both pastoral care needs and also to inform others who may have come into close contact with them.
|Please be advised that neither the clergy nor your vestry will ever ask for help, gift cards, etc. through emails or text messages. There have been more bogus texts being received.|
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