|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, March 25
9:30 a.m. Altar Guild. Nave. LaRue Dedrick, Hetty Kaiserlik, Martha Lassiter, Lera Williams, Debbie Carter
Sunday, March 26
8 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist-masks optional (except for ministers serving Communion).
Preacher: The Rev. James Craven III; 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.
Monday, March 27
Tuesday, March 28
Rector’s office hours
7-8:15 p.m. Rector and Friends Bible Study on Zoom
Wednesday, March 29
Rector Time Certain Rhonda Lee at diocesan quiet day and renewal of ordination vows all day
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 30
6 p.m. Deacon-led Daily Office of Evening Prayer on Zoom
Friday, March 31
11:30 a.m. Connections and Support Group by Zoom
4:30- 6 p.m. Friday Fling: Early shopping and fellowship for St. Luke’s members only
Saturday, April 1
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. El Buen Pastor Food Distribution. Gray Building.
7 a.m.-noon Spring Fling. Johnson Hall.
9:30 a.m. Altar Guild. Nave. Grams Gutknecht, Joanne Hooker, Mary Jane Moore, Jean Willard, John Willard
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|
|The vestry and rector time certain have resolved that masks will no longer be required when singing in procession. This means that masking is now optional at all services. The only exception is that ministers serving Communion must be masked while doing so, in order to provide as safe an environment as possible for all to receive Communion. The vestry and rector time certain will continue to review our masking and other Covid protocols monthly.|
Easter flower donations. If you would like to donate to support the Easter service flowers, please let Mike know by April 4 so he can include your name in the bulletin. Please also let him know in whose memory or name the flower donation is made.
Thank You from June Santa, Jr.. Words can’t convey how much I appreciate the love I am feeling from my parish family. The cards, emails, texts and phone calls checking on me, supporting me and especially the hugs. Can’t get enough hugs!
Our mother had a beautiful celebration of her life. My brother and I thank everyone who served, Rhonda and Jim, Kaye and the choir, John Yarbrough, Beth Bonner and the reception group, all those who brought food for the reception and helped setup and cleanup, the altar guild, Mike Sistrom and Doug Marlowe. My brother and I heard several wonderful comments from visitors about the service and reception.
Our parents loved St. Luke’s. Thank you, St. Luke’s, for showing your love for our Mother.
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. 24 and April 7. All are invited!
Sunday Adult Learning in Epiphany and Lent. 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!
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!
Join Deacon Kate for a holy Lenten practice of the Daily Office of Evening Prayer, Thursday, March 30, 6-7pm on Zoom. We will gather to pray together and read God’s holy word.
Spring Fling Yard Sale!!Bring your clean treasures to Johnson Hall starting Sunday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 29 (only).
Plant sale pre-orders for the Spring Fling: please fill out this form and pay per included instructions by March 27. If computers aren’t your thing and you need assistance with your order, please call the church office or Wendy Cook who will be glad to help you!
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!
Easter Week Schedule:April 2, Palm Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. (Please note: the Liturgy of the Palms and procession will be included in the second service only.)
April 6, Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m.
April 7, Good Friday:Good Friday service at noon.
Stations of the Cross: Women of the Cross, 6 p.m. Join us for this powerful version of the Stations of the Cross—each station describing a different woman’s relationship with Jesus. This quiet, meditative liturgy is also a wonderful opportunity to invite your friends to see the interesting programs we have at St. Luke’s.
(Holy Saturday: no services)
April 9, Easter: 8 and 10:30 a.m. There will be a brunch in Johnson Hall between the services and an Easter egg hunt after the second service. Look for more details about both of these events soon.
Assistant Bishop Jennifer Brooke-Davidson will visit St. Luke’s on Sunday the 23rd of April. So that all of us may worship together with the bishop, and witness the confirmation of members of the Farrell-Sexton family together, we will have one service that day at 10:30. Following the service, there will be an opportunity for fellowship and conversation with Bishop Jennifer.
If you would like to be confirmed or make a reaffirmation of faith that day, please let Rector Time Certain Rhonda Lee know as soon as possible. And please plan to attend our single Eucharist that day.”
Our long-time priest associate, Jim Craven, will celebrate his final Eucharists with St. Luke’s on Sunday the 14th of May at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Jim will continue as St. Luke’s priest associate after that date.
|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.