St. Luke's Church has re-opened for in-person worship. Please scroll down to read the Protocols for attendance. We are also livestreaming our Sunday services via Facebook Live. External link opens in new tab or windowClick here to visit our Facebook page at 10:30 A.M. to watch the service or thereafter to view the video at a later time. You may also watch it below on the website.

 

We have resumed in-person Coffee Hour. If we are able to continue it via Zoom for those unable to worship with us on Sundays, it will begin after service at approximately 11:45 A.M. Please watch for an update on this and email us for credentials.


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THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

July 25, 2021

 


In this week's Gospel (John 6:1-21), we hear two of the most familiar stories in the Bible -- when Jesus feeds the multitude and when Jesus walks across the rough waters to reach his disciples in their boat.


Find out more about these lessons and the others appointed for this day.




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VIRTUALLY on FACEBOOK LIVE!

 



THE FEAST OF SAINT JAMES THE APOSTLE
Monday, July 26

O gracious God, we remember before you today your servant and apostle James, first among the Twelve to suffer martyrdom for the Name of Jesus Christ; and we pray that you will pour out upon the leaders of your Church that spirit of self-denying service by which alone they may have true authority among your people; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

-- Collect of the Day, The Book of Common Prayer

To read the other lessons appointed for this day, click here: External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.lectionarypage.net/YearABC/HolyDays/James.html

 

Parish News & Notes


SAVE THE DATE -
Wed., July 28  @ 7:30 P.M. - Between the Lines Book Club meets in the Parish Hall.
The book is As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner.  Dinner and beverages will be served

 

Protocols for In Person Worship

St. Luke's is reopen with "Code ORANGE" limitations. That means that even though many of us are fully vaccinated, we will continue to follow the same strict protocols that we put in place last Fall:

• In person worship with 50 people or less in worship space, including ministers

• NO nursery or childcare, but children are welcome to worship with their families

• In-person Coffee Hour has resumed with socially distanced seating.

• Our outside groups are beginning to resume their meetings within the same protocols as the parish uses



Protocols

• Vulnerable people continue to shelter. If ill, please stay at home. Any person who has had any contact with known COVID-19 confirmed cases or who has flu like symptoms or fever should stay home and self-quarantine.

• Only the kitchen entrance is to be used entering and exiting on Sunday.

• Doors open 15 minutes prior to worship. Exterior and interior doors will be propped open to facilitate touch-free access. Or, someone will be assigned to open and close doors.

• At this time, cloth face coverings/masks are strongly suggested throughout the worship service, especially if you are particularly vulnerable.  If you don’t have one, it will be provided. 

• Everyone to maintain at least 6 feet distance.

• In pews, maintain at least 6 feet separation. Pews are marked for spacing between parties in any row (except members of the same household who may sit adjacent to one another with six feet distance on all sides of their group).

• Frequent handwashing/sanitizing is required. Please wash your hands before and after using the bathroom to ensure the safety of others.

• All copies of the Book of Common Prayer and the hymnals have been removed from the pews but have been made available via a lending library sign-out system.
* If you signed out a hymnal and/or Prayer Book for virtual worship at home, continue to bring them with you and take them back home. Although they are emailed to parishioners in advance, printed bulletins and inserts are available in church.

• Communion will be distributed in one element – wafers only. You do not have to receive communion if you are uncomfortable doing so.

• Communicants will receive wafers from the priest while sitting in their pews.

• There will be no lighting of the votive candles in the back of the church.

• No physical contact between attendees (i.e., shaking hands, hugging, fist bumping, high fiving, etc.) anywhere on church premises.

• No Collection plates. A receptacle at the double doors into the church from the parish hall will allow parishioners to give their offering without touching anything.

• Online and mail-in giving is encouraged.

• No "receiving line" after worship. Families and individuals will be asked to exit pew by pew while maintaining social distance.

 


For those who may still not feel comfortable, we are continuing to live stream the services via Facebook.

To get to the page, go here: External link opens in new tab or windowwww.facebook.com/stlukesepiscopalhaworth 
OR access it from the home page of our website at External link opens in new tab or windowwww.stlukeshaworth.org


About Our Live Streamed Services


We will be live streaming our service each Sunday going forward on Facebook Live. That means you can watch the service both in real time at 10:30 A.M. or later at any time as a recorded video. Our Facebook page is public, so you do not need to be a member of Facebook to view it. If you visit online with us, please check in or make a comment so that we know you are worshipping with us.

To get to the page, go here: External link opens in new tab or windowwww.facebook.com/stlukesepiscopalhaworth 
OR access it from the home page here on our website at External link opens in new tab or windowwww.stlukeshaworth.org


Our Facebook page is public. If you get a message saying you need to log in or create an account, you can ignore that and click ANYWHERE on the LEFT column (videos, photos etc.) and that message to log in will disappear and you may now enjoy the live Facebook presentation. You cannot make comments the way other people do unless you have a Facebook account and you are logged into that account.


Whether you have an account or not,  we would love to know that you worshipped with us. Check in or leave a comment if you are on Facebook. Otherwise, send us an email @ office@stlukeshaworth.org and let us know you were with us!

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A PRAYER FOR  HEALING


The Almighty Lord, who is a strong tower to all who put their trust in him,
to whom all things in heaven, on earth, and under the earth bow and obey:

Be now and evermore your defense, and make you know and feel that
the only Name under heaven  given for health and salvation is
the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. (The Book of Common Prayer, 1979)




One of our parishioners recently shared our Sunday virtual service on Facebook and asked if anyone needed prayers. He was overwhelmed by the number of prayer requests he received. As a result, St. Luke's has now started a Community Prayer Chain.


As friends of St. Luke's, we invite you to share your concerns with us. If you need prayers for a relative(s) or friend(s), please let us know by listing their FIRST names only in the comments section on our Facebook page or private message us if you prefer. Names received before Saturday at Noon will be included in the Prayers of the People during our Sunday Service of Holy Eucharist livestreamed on Facebook the next day. Prayer is one thing we can all do collectively and effectively!



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