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 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 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. Nave & Johnson Hall
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME begins at 2 a.m. Sunday the 12th. Turn your clocks forward one hour.

Sunday, March 12  (Remember: Daylight Saving Time begins today!)
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 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)
11:45-12:45 p.m. Children’s Choir. Nave.
2- 4 p.m. Triangle Fountain Pen Club. Johnson Hall.
Deadline for submissions for April 2023 newsletter.

Monday, March 13
6:30 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting. Zoom.

Tuesday, March 14
Rector’s office hours
7-8:15 p.m. Rector and Friends Bible Study on Zoom

Wednesday, March 15
11:30  a.m.  Prayer and Share on Zoom 
1:30-3:30 p.m. Needlework Ministry. Kramer Room
5:30-6:30 p.m. Handbell Choir rehearsal. Nave
7-8:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal. Nave.
7-8 p.m. Evangelism/Communications Committee Meeting on Zoom.

Thursday, March 16
6 p.m. Deacon-led Daily Office of Evening Prayer on Zoom
Friday, March 17
11:30 a.m. Connections and Support Group by Zoom 

Saturday, March 18
8 -10 a.m. Garden and Grounds Day
9:30 a.m. Altar Guild. Nave. Kay Gresham, Bill Callahan, Valleri Callahan, Cindy Henry, Ila Hurley, June Santa
10 a.m. Girl Scouts. Johnson Hall
Our Nursery is open Sunday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for infants through children aged five.  Both nursery attendants are fully vaccinated and boosted and will be wearing masks.
New and Ongoing Announcements
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!  

Sunday Adult Learning in Epiphany and Lent12 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 .
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!
Are You Confused About What to Recycle and Where to Take Items? Unsure if a used light bulb from a bedside table, a battery from a remote control, a pair of worn shoes, or an empty pasta box goes in RECYCLE or GARBAGE? Plan to attend a zoom webinar, “Reducing Our Impact on God’s Creation” sponsored by WSBC’s Creation Care Ministry. On Monday, March 13, from 7 – 8:30 pm, you will learn about more options than you can imagine exist because of some creative people and businesses in Durham. We will help clarify what can and cannot be placed in your BLUE recycle cart. There will be ample time for questions. Here is your zoom link: You can also use this QR code. Qr code

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“Rector and Friends Bible study”, Tuesday, March 14, 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.
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.
Join Deacon Kate for a holy Lent practice of the Daily Office of Evening Prayer, Thursdays, March 16, 23, and 30, 6-7pm on Zoom. We will gather to pray together and read God’s holy word.
The 7 Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism: How Can Our Church Respond? Free workshop with Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward, feminist theologian and Episcopal Priest, 9:30-12:30pm, Saturday, March 18, Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill. Registration required. Optional lunch follows. $20. To register, visit: See flyers in the Sprague Room for more information.
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 26th of March at noon in the nave. The training 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!

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 for St. Luke’s members only—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. Bring your friends and neighbors!

Our long-time priest associate, Rev. Jim Craven, will celebrate his final Eucharists with St. Luke’s on Sunday the 14th of May.  Jim will continue as St. Luke’s priest associate after that date.
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.
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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