|This Week at St. Luke’s|
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Rector Time Certain Rhonda Lee will be away on vacation May 15th-21st, returning to work on the 22nd. If you have a pastoral emergency during that time, please call Senior Warden Jeff Dawson, Junior Warden June Santa, or Parish Coordinator Mike Sistrom.
Saturday, May 20
9:30 a.m. Altar Guild set up. Nora Hammond, Beth Bonner, Peter Kariher, Kelley Lawton.
2-5 p.m. Girl Scouts, Johnson Hall.
Sunday, May 21
8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Masks optional (except for ministers serving Communion or doing healing ministry).
Preacher, presider: The Rev. Caleb Tabor
There is fellowship time in the Sprague Room immediately after each service.
2-5 p.m. Girl Scouts, Johnson Hall.
Monday, May 22
Tuesday, May 23
Rector’s Office Day. (Please call before visiting to make sure Rhonda is available.)
11- 12 p.m. Croasdaile Eucharist
7-8:15 p.m. Rector and Friends’ Bible Study on Zoom.
Wednesday, May 24
11:30 a.m. Prayer and Share on Zoom
1:30-3:30 P.M. Needlework Ministry, Kramer Room.
7-8:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal, nave.
Thursday, May 25
Friday, May 26
11:30 a.m. Connections and Support Group on Zoom
Saturday, May 27
9:30 a.m. Altar Guild set up. 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.
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|Rector Time Certain Rhonda Lee will be away on vacation May 15th-May 21st, returning to work on the 22nd. If you have a pastoral emergency during that time, please call Senior Warden Jeff Dawson, Junior Warden June Santa, or Parish Coordinator Mike Sistrom.|
New Covid Booster. The CDC/FDA approved an additional bivalent booster for those over 65 years of age who have not had a booster in at least four months. Find out where to get your shot here.
The Easter alleluias are back! During the Great Fifty Days of Easter, from today through the day of Pentecost, we bring back our cries of “Alleluia, alleluia!” Deacon Kate offers them when dismissing us, and we respond in kind.
These alleluias are reserved for the Easter season, to proclaim our joy in the Resurrection. After the day of Pentecost, we will return to simply responding to the dismissal with “Thanks be to God.”
Sunday Adult Learning in Eastertide. Celebration of our baptismal covenant through service in our community, Loving One Another! May 28th, 9:10 50 10 a.m.- the remaining dates in the 50 days of Eastertide.
We have explored the ways St. Luke’s has historically given outreach funds, we have heard from some of our in-parish teams about the work they do together and in the community. This week we will look outside our walls. Deacon Kate will be joined by Alix Adrian of the LGBTQ Center of Durham. Alix will share information about the programs offered at the center and identify ways community partners can be involved.
In the months of June and July, our Adult Learning time will be an informal Bible study focusing on the Gospel passage for the day. We will read, wonder, and discuss together; no preparation will be necessary. Attend one, some, or all sessions, and consider bringing a friend!
Adult Formation generally meets at 9:10 a.m. in the Kramer Room, just off the north-side narthex. Please plan to join in the celebration of our Christian commitment to love and serve one another.
Delegates to the Diocesan Annual Convention 2023. St. Luke’s is entitled to send three delegates to the diocesan convention. One of our delegates, Jan Freeman, has served her three-year term, and we need to select another individual to serve for three years and one alternate to serve for one year. The current three-year delegates are Julia Hoyle and Anne Burgess. The next convention is scheduled for November 17-18 at Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem.
If you would like to be considered for either position—delegate or alternate—please contact Jeff Dawson as soon as possible. email@example.com. 919-383-2781. The vestry needs to vote on delegates in the next month.
Beholding and Being Held: A Celebration of Julian of Norwich on the 650th Anniversary of her Revelations, Saturday, May 20, 10am-3pm, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Hillsborough. Come for all or part of a day of lectures, prayer, and devotional meditations exploring Julian’s Revelations. The Rev. Dr. Susan Eastman, Pauline scholar; The Rev. Robert Fruehwirth, Julian author; and Dr. Joanna Murdoch will lead the day. For a schedule, more information, and to register: https://tinyurl.com/julianday23
Rector & Friends Bible Study: The Book of Esther. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 23, 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Zoom. Bible study continues with the story of Esther, which can be described as a novella about living as a cultural minority in diaspora. One of two biblical books that never mentions God directly, Esther has political intrigue, fascinating gender dynamics, and questions of fate versus agency. Please plan to join in studying it!
No advance preparation is necessary. We will read the text aloud and discuss it together.
Join at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84865462615 , second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul. Four-part series begins June 12, 11- 12 p.m. via Zoom.
Are you interested in exploring the spirituality of creation care? Would you like to learn to go deeper in your practice of caring for God’s Creation? Join us for a pilot spirituality group using John Philip Newell’s Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul on Mondays beginning June 12, 11 a.m. via Zoom. Click here to register.
|We ask that if someone attends a service and then tests positive for Covid that they follow current CDC Guidelines and also reach out to the church for pastoral care.|
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 or email. Also please note that the only email Rhonda uses for church business is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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