This Week at St. Luke’s
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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 Rector Time Certain or Sr. Warden for both pastoral care needs and also to inform others who may have come in close contact.

Saturday, March 4
7:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. El Buen Pastor Food Distribution. Parking lot.
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. LEAP Community Health Fair, Vaccinations. Gray Building
9:30 a.m. Altar Guild. Nave. Grams Gutknecht, Joanne Hooker, Mary Jane Moore, Jean Willard, John Willard.
9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Lenten Quiet Morning. Kramer Room
10 a.m-12 p.n. Girl Scouts. Johnson Hall

Sunday, March 5
8 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist-masks optional, but recommended.
Preacher, 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 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.). 
9-11:30 a.m. Nursery, Gray Building (the school building across the walkway from the fountain)
11:45-12:45 p.m. Children’s Choir. Nave.
12-1 p.m. Lector/intercessor training. Nave.
1 -3 p.m. Girl Scouts. Johnson Hall

Monday, March 6
2-3 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting. Kramer Room
6 p.m. Music rehearsal. Nave.

Tuesday, March 7
No Rector’s office hours

Wednesday, March 8
11:30  a.m.  Prayer and Share on Zoom  
5:30-6:30 p.m. Handbell Choir rehearsal. Nave
7-8:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal. Nave.

Thursday, March 9
6 p.m. Deacon-led Daily Office of Prayer on Zoom
Friday, March 10
11:30 a.m. Connections and Support Group by Zoom 

Saturday, March 11
9:30 a.m. Altar Guild. Nave. LaRue Dedrick, Hetty Kaiserlik, Martha Lassiter, Lera Williams, Debbie Carter.
10 a.m.-12 p. m. Croasdaile Morning Prayer.
1-3:30 p.m. June Santa, Sr. Funeral & Reception. Sanctuary & Johnson Hall
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 will be wearing masks.
New and Ongoing Announcements
Lenten quiet morning Saturday, March, 4th, 9:30-noon. Kramer Room, St. Luke’s
“You bid your faithful people cleanse their hearts, and prepare
with joy for the Paschal feast; that, fervent in prayer and in
works of mercy, and renewed by your Word and Sacraments,
they may come to the fullness of grace which you have
prepared for those who love you.”
(Proper Eucharistic preface for Lent, Book of Common Prayer, 379)
Lent is a season of renewal, and St. Luke’s, as a Christian community, is in its own season of renewal. What does that mean for each of us, God’s beloved, and for our community?
In this quiet morning, we will use the ancient prayer technique of lectio divina to delve into some biblical passages focused on renewal. No previous experience with lectio divina or with the Christian Scriptures is required. There will be time for both group and personal reading, sharing, and prayer (but group sharing of thoughts and feelings will never be required).
Bring your own coffee and snack if you need it. Bibles, notepads, pens, and doodling supplies will be provided.
Please plan to join in, and bring a friend! Please let Rector Time Certain Rhonda Lee know you will be there: . (But if you forget, just come along anyway).
Lector-intercessor Training. We will have a brief training session for lectors and intercessors—the laypersons who read the lessons and lead the prayers in our services—Sunday the 5th and Sunday the 26th of March at noon in the nave. The trainings will last no more than an hour, and probably closer to 30 minutes.
New and returning intercessors and lectors are invited to attend. So is anyone who may want to participate in this ministry but isn’t sure yet. Come see what it’s about!

Join Deacon Kate for a holy Lent practice of the Daily Office of Evening Prayer, Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30, 6-7pm on Zoom. We will gather to pray together and read God’s holy word.
Sunday Adult Learning in Epiphany and Lent5, 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 .
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!
Thanks to Lisa D’Amico, Elaine Penny, and Beth Bonner for their whirlwind back-office reorganizing and cleaning.  Mike sat back in amazed gratitude. Stop by the office to see the results.
The service of burial for Maggie Kirk will be celebrated at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Dunedin, Florida. Following Maggie’s wishes, there will not be a service for her in Durham.

A note of thanks from Girl Scouts Troop 951, 8th Grade Cadette Patrol. The people of St. Luke’s are so generous! At our cookie sale last Sunday, we received $135 in donations to the troop alone and $45 in donations to Operation Cookie Drop for the military, and we sold 70 boxes! (The sales included the few folks that came through from Hillandale Road.) Thank you for supporting our troop!

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. Mar. 10, Mar. 24 and April 7. All are invited!  

Spring Fling Yard Sale!!Bring your clean treasures to Johnson Hall starting Sunday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 29 (only).
Join us for Friday Fling—good food, good early shopping, good friends! March 31, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Shop Saturday, April 1, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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 afterschool (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
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 or call us between 8:30-2pm Monday-Thursday 919-390-1891.
Creating Friendship for Peace (CFP) invites families living in the Durham/Chapel Hill area to consider a monthlong volunteer teen hosting opportunity for Summer 2023. We are seeking residencies for teen pairs arriving from Israel/Palestine and the island of Cyprus– both countries with divided lands. Your willingness to open your home for the month of July for this peace-through-friendship-building program will offer teens a memorable and transformative experience– the chance to dialogue, develop unlikely friendships and re-imagine their lives as future leaders in a peaceful country. If you are interested in learning more about conflict prevention through our friendship program or have questions about CFP, please contact Betsy Small at: (603-769-9383) or Linda Ziglar To learn more, you can also visit our website at: application deadline to serve as a host family is March 15th.

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. See the weekly announcements for a registration link.

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.
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 will be wearing masks.
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.
CONTACT UPDATES – Up-to date contact information can be found online at ACS, or the ChurchLife App for your phone or tablet.  Contact Mike if you have any problems logging onto ACS.  You can also ask Mike to send you a paper directory if needed.

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