June 10, 2021: “The diocesan Covid Task Force has released a revision of Guidelines for Safety. The significant change is removal of occupancy limitations for spacing, though distancing is still recommended. Those unvaccinated are to mask, those vaccinated may mask (i.e. it is optional).” This is incredibly welcome news which allows us to slowly return to “normal”.
From the Interim Rector . . .
Suspending the Taped Service
A number of months ago, in the early days of COVID-19, St. Luke’s transitioned to taping a weekly liturgy which included lessons, a sermon and prayers. For a number of weeks, this was the only way that we were able to share the Gospel. We have now been worshiping in-person for a number of months and the viewing of the weekly taped service has dwindled to just a few. Taping these services involves a great deal of extra effort and time. We are indebted to David Skidmore for his expertise in taping, editing and posting each service. Thanks as well to the readers for sharing their time and talent. Given the small number of people taking advantage of these services, we have decided to suspend taping the service . . . for the time being at least. We will continue to explore other options such as live streaming the service or taping the actual Sunday service and then posting it on a social media platform. Your understanding is appreciated!
The hospital recently informed us that we are now able to visit hospitalized parishioners and friends of the parish. If you are hospitalized and would like a pastoral visit, please let me know. Also, if you wish a home visit, I am happy to call of you. Give me a call.
Door of Life Food Pantry
These items are presently needed at the food pantry. Your generosity is appreciated!
Food: cereal, tuna, canned chicken, spam, canned fruit, canned vegetables, pasta sauce, pasta, soup, syrup, sugar, flour, canned baked beans.
Other: shampoo, soap, laundry soap, dish soap, baby diapers, adult personal items.
Blessings on the day!
We try to meet the special needs of both members and visitors through equipping our facility with a hearing loop system, an ADA restroom and a restroom with changing table, access with no stairs to both worship and fellowship space, and accessible parking.
"Our vocation is to live as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. But how can we together grow more deeply with Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, so we can bear witness to his way of love in and for the world?"
- Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
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The parish Book Club’s next read is “A Long Petal of the Sea” by Isabel Allende, an epic novel that spans decades and continents as it follows two young people fleeing the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. The group will meet Wednesday, July 21t at noon via Zoom. The next read for August will be “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah, date TBD. Betsy Rogers will be our zoom hostess. You may email her at Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join our zoom discussion.
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Liturgy of the Word
Covid-19 restrictions in place for in-person worship and meetings
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