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 will continue our Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom on Sundays at 12:30 P.M. Please email us for credentials.


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THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER - April 11, 2021


On the first day of the week, and, as his disciples hid behind locked doors in the wake of their Master's crucifixion, Jesus came and stood among them, saying, "Peace be with you."


"Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, 'We have seen the Lord.' But he said to them, 'Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.'"


Find out what happens next in today's Gospel passage (John 20:19-31) and read the other lessons appointed. Click here: External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/…/BEaster2_RCL.html


JOIN US FOR WORSHIP TODAY at 10:30 A.M.






 

Protocols for In Person Worship

Although Bergen County is still "Code RED" in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bishop has given permission to reopen to those churches that choose to assume the risk.

St. Luke's has reopened with "Code ORANGE" limitations. That means we will be following 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

• NO outside groups permitted, including support groups


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.

• Cloth face coverings/masks are required throughout the worship service. 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 will be 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. There will be NO congregational singing during the service.
* 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. Printed bulletins and inserts will again be 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.

• No coffee/fellowship hour or gathering in the Parish Hall. Virtual coffee hour will continue at 12:30pm.

• Hold conversations outside and observe distancing guidelines.


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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