|This Week at St. Luke’s|
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We ask that if someone attends a service and then tests positive for Covid, that they please contact the Rector Time Certain or Sr. Warden for both pastoral care needs and also to inform others who may have come in close contact.
Saturday, February 25
9:30 am Altar Guild Nora Hammond, Beth Bonner, Peter Kariher, Kelley Lawton .
Sunday, February 26
8 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist-masks optional, but recommended.
Preacher-Deacon Kate Wisz
Presider: The Rev. Rhonda M. Lee, Ph.D.
There is fellowship time in the Sprague Room immediately after each service.
9:10 a.m. Adult Learning, Kramer Room. Rector time certain Rhonda Lee will lead a discussion comparing a text for the day from the Revised Common Lectionary (the lectionary we use on Sundays) to a text offered in The Rev. Dr. Wilma C. Gafney’s newly-published A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church (Church Publishing Inc.).
9-11:30 a.m. Nursery, Gray Building (the school building across the walkway from the fountain). Our Nursery is 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 wear masks.
11:45-12:45 p.m. Children’s Choir. Nave.
11:30-1 p.m. Girl Scouts cookie sale, St. Luke’s lawn at Hillandale Road
Tuesday, February 28
Rector’s office day
11am. Croasdaile Eucharist
7-8:15 p.m. Rector & Friends Bible Study on Zoom
Wednesday, March 1
11:30 a.m. Prayer and Share on Zoom
1-4 p.m. Chrismons. Kramer Room
5:30-6:30 p.m. Handbell Choir rehearsal. Nave
7-8:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal. Nave
Thursday, March 2
6 p.m. Deacon-led Daily Office of Evening Prayer on Zoom. (Contact Deacon Kate for the link. email@example.com)
7 p.m. Lay-led Bible Study on Zoom
Friday, March 3
1:00 p.m. Connections and Support Group by Zoom
Saturday, March 4
9:30 a.m. Altar Guild – Nave. Grams Gutknecht, Joanne Hooker, Mary Jane Moore, Jean Willard, John Willard
9:30-12 p.m. Lenten quiet morning. Kramer Room
10 a.m. Girl Scouts. Johnson Hall
|New and Ongoing Announcements|
|Crucifer-acolyte training Sunday, February 26 at noon. Friends, if you’re looking for an enjoyable lay ministry that you can do while you’re at church anyway, and that will give you a new perspective on our service, consider training to be a crucifer-acolyte. This important lay minister leads the procession in and out of church and assists the clergy in preparing and clearing the table for Communion. It’s a holy practice that serves your friends in Christ and will likely deepen your faith.|
The training will last no longer than an hour and will take place in the nave. If you’re interested, please let Rhonda know, or just show up on the day. And if you currently serve as a crucifer-acolyte, consider attending this session as a refresher, and to serve as a resource to new participants in this ministry.
Compline On First Wednesdays, 8:35pm, beginning March 1st. A few members of the choir have begun offering a sung Order for Compline on Wednesdays right after choir rehearsal – about 8:35pm. The beautiful and brief end-of-day service consists of prayers, psalms, confession, a hymn, canticle, and sometimes closing organ music. Often spoken in homes or small gatherings, this Compline is sung/chanted together. Everyone is invited, and participation in the singing is optional. This takes place in the side chapel near the sacristy.
Join Deacon Kate for a holy Lent practice of the Daily Office of Evening Prayer, Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, at 6-7 p/m. on Zoom. We will gather to pray together and read God’s holy word. Contact Deacon Kate for the Zoom link. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rector Time Certain Rhonda Lee will not hold her regular office day on Tuesday, March, 7th. Please call, email, or text her for an appointment to see her another day. Thank you!
Sunday Adult Learning in Epiphany and Lent. 26 February and 5, 12, and 26 March: Each week, Rector Rhonda Lee will lead a discussion comparing a text for the day from the Revised Common Lectionary (the lectionary we use on Sundays) to a text 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!
“Rector and friends Bible study”, Tuesday, February 28th, 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Zoom. Please plan to participate in our Bible study, every second and fourth Tuesday, led by Rector Time Certain Rhonda Lee. We are currently 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.
Live Music, Scripture and Silences. Change Up Your Lenten Friday Nights!. You’re invited to Taize Services 7 pm at United Church of Chapel Hill. 1321 MLK Blvd.; Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Feb. 24, Mar. 10, Mar. 24 and April 7. All are invited!
The Fling is Back—this Spring!!! Yes, we just had the Fling last October—but for lots of good reasons, we think it is best for everyone if we get back on the old track of having the Fling in Spring and focus on Pumpkin Patch in the fall.
And whose closets still need a bit of work?! So dig deep, find those old treasures, and save them for us! A few reminders:
All items need to be clean, repaired, in working order, and to repeat: clean! Please!
Please identify any linens, etc., regarding the size and quantity.
Yes to furniture—if you can get it to St. Luke’s. So sorry, but we cannot come pick it up.
If you need something stored for a short amount of time, talk to Joan.
See complete list of accepted items on the St. Luke’s website, https://stlukesdurham.files.wordpress.com/2023/01/spring-fling-2023-donation-guidelines.pdf
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.
Drop off donations, Sunday, March 26, to Wednesday, March 29, ONLY. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any late drop offs.
Friday Fling, March 31—St. Lukers’ sneak peak. NEW TIME: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday Fling, April 1, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Any resettled families working with the Durham Episcopal Resettlement Committee are welcome to come anytime, but after 12 p.m., we will either have reduced prices or free (tbd). Maple Court veterans welcome to come anytime, but after 1 p.m., all items will be free. TROSA will pick up any unsold items.
All Spring Fling proceeds will support St. Luke’s Outreach efforts while providing useful items to the Durham community at very reasonable prices. AND it is a lot of fun.
Email Joan Hodges, email@example.com, or Lisa D’Amico, firstname.lastname@example.org, for questions or volunteer opportunities. See you there!
The Latino Educational Achievement Partnership (LEAP) is recruiting volunteer tutors who can commit to tutoring 2 hours per week (2 one-hour blocks) on Zoom. Tutoring can happen any time after school (between 3-8pm) or on the weekend and tutors are paired with tutees based on availability. Tutors support K-8 students through an online reading intervention program and provide homework help. LEAP empowers children in Durham to achieve academic success by providing a high-quality, culturally affirming dual-language preschool and on-going support throughout middle school. Help us to achieve this important mission and apply today at tinyurl.com/durhamleaptutor
LEAP is also seeking classroom volunteers for our in-person Preschool. Volunteers can join us for a 1 to 2 hour shift at least once a week to read and play with our 3-4yr olds. If you are interested in volunteering, email Gaby, our Program Coordinator, at NuestraEscuelita@Durhamleap.org or call us between 8:30-2pm Monday-Thursday 919-390-1891.
Pilgrimage to International Civil Rights Center & Museum. March 11, 2023,10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Diocese of North Carolina is offering a one-day pilgrimage to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro. The pilgrimage includes material to watch, read, and reflect on before departure, reflections during the pilgrimage, and activities for children. The cost of the pilgrimage is $20, and space is limited. For more information, contact Jenny Beaumont, missioner for adult and lifelong formation. email@example.com. You can register here.
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. Some parishioners have reported receiving bogus text messages. |
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