This Week at St. Luke’s
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Click here and scroll down for Online Worship Bulletin. 
Friday, March 31
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
10-12 p.m. Girl Scouts. Gray Building

Sunday, April 2. Palm Sunday
8 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Liturgy of the Palms and procession at 10:30 only. Masks optional (except for ministers serving Communion or doing healing ministry).
Preacher, Presider: The Rev. Rhonda M. Lee, Ph.D.
There is fellowship time in the Sprague Room immediately after each service.
There is no Adult Learning this Sunday.
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. Faith Team Meeting. Kramer Room
1 – 3 p.m. Girl Scouts. Johnson Hall.
Monday, April 3
2-3 pm. Executive Committee meeting on Zoom

Tuesday, April 4
Rector’s office day (please call before dropping by just to make sure Rhonda is in)
Wednesday, April 5
11:30  a.m.  Prayer and Share on Zoom 
1-4pm. Chrismon meeting Kramer Room.
5:30-6:30 p.m. Handbell Choir rehearsal. Nave
7-8:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal. Nave.
8:30-9 p.m. Compline service. Nave

Thursday, April 6. Maundy Thursday
7 p.m. Holy Eucharist
Friday, April 8. Good Friday
Office closed.
12 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy with distribution of the reserved sacrament
6 p.m. Stations of the Cross: Women of the Cross

Saturday, April 9
9:30 a.m. Altar Guild. Nave. Grams Gutknecht, Joanne Hooker, Mary Jane Moore, Jean Willard, John Willard
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Croasdaile Morning Prayer.

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
BREAKING NEWS FOR ST. LUKE’S SPRING FLING. St. Luke’s has just been given a large collection of beautiful furniture that includes dressers, dining tables, chairs, sofas, and other items. You need to see these! St. Luke’s Spring Fling. Saturday, April 1, 7 am to noon.
Shifting to Ministry Scheduler Pro. All current worship servers should have received an email from Mike on the 27th inviting them to get set up on Ministry Scheduler Pro. If you’re a current worship server (anyone except for Alter Guild members or counters) and didn’t receive that email, please let Mike know.

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, or offering prayers for healing, must be masked while doing so, in order to make Communion and healing prayer available to all. 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.
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. April 7. All are invited!  
Holy Week Schedule:

April 6, Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m. Holy Eucharist

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. Holy Eucharists

Our offering this Good Friday will be added to those of other churches and sent to the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. 
The history of the Good Friday Offering reaches back to 1922 when, in the aftermath of World War I, The Episcopal Church sought to create new relationships with and among the Christians of the Middle East. From these initial efforts which focused on a combination of relief work and the improvement of ecumenical and Anglican relations, the Good Friday Offering was created.

Through the years many Episcopalians have found the Good Friday Offering to be an effective way to express their support for the ministries of the three dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Pastoral care, education and health care continue to be primary ministries through which the reconciling spirit of the Christian faith serves all in need. Participation in this ministry is welcome. The generous donations of Episcopalians help the Christian presence in the Land of the Holy One to be a vital and effective force for peace and understanding among all of God’s children.
Thank you for your gifts. 
Easter Sunday covered dish Brunch. Our last Easter Brunch was in April 2019 a few months before Covid-19 went wild.  It will be wonderful to share delicious food and warm hospitality Easter morning with our St. Luke’s family once again.
On April 9th, brunch will be served in Johnson Hall between 9:15am and 9:45am. This schedule will allow St.Lukers working in the kitchen to clean up in time for the 10:30 am service.

Food Suggestions:
-breakfast casserole dishes (with meat or vegetarian): we need 5-6
-deviled eggs, lots and lots
-assorted bagels
-cream cheeses, different flavors would be good
 -? pigs in a blanket, plain or with cheese
-any kind of breakfast food that is easy to serve (cold or hot) we can heat dishes.
-breakfast muffins
-jams, jelly, etc.
-sweet breads
-any kind of sweets

Bacon, sausage patties, grits (plain & cheese), orange juice, bottled water and coffee will be provided.

Please bring your donation to Johnson Hall Saturday the 8th before 5pm if possible or before 8:45am Easter Sunday morning as we will need to plate and arrange food on tables. There will be someone in JH all day Saturday. Volunteers needed for table and chair set- up Saturday (starting 10am)
Volunteers needed for clean-up after brunch.
Please let me know if you can help. Thanks .Beth Bonner 919-383-3265
Easter for Children at St Luke’s
We are excited to say that Easter will be hopping for children this year.
-Bring them at 9:15 for Easter Brunch. 
-Nursery will be in the Gray Building— enter on the left side— beginning just before the 10:30 service.
-Ages 4-4th grade are invited to sit with you during the first hymn of the 10:30 service (don’t forget to bring bells to be rung every time they hear the word “Alleluia”) and then are invited to follow Kelley Lawton and Babs Wise to the Children’s Chapel in Johnson Hall. There using Godly Play materials the children will hear the Easter story.  They will come back to the sanctuary for communion.
-Last, but certainly not least, in children’s minds, following the 10:30 service, children should gather at the playground fence for an Easter Egg Hunt!  (Please bring a basket if possible). 
If you have any questions, please contact Kelley Lawton, Babs Wise or Patty Michaels.
Rector Time Certain Rhonda Lee will be away Easter Week (Monday 10 April through Sunday the 16th) for continuing education. During that time, if you have a pastoral emergency, please call Parish Coordinator Mike Sistrom at 919-286-2273, or contact Senior Warden Jeff Dawson or Junior Warden June Santa. They will assist you and/or contact Rhonda if necessary. The Rev. Dr. Lauren Winner will be our guest preacher and presider on Sunday the 16th. Thank you!  
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.

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