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Sunday, December 13, 2020  •  www.StLukesBR.org


Good Sunday morning to you and welcome to St. Luke's. We hope you'll join us in person or virtually for Holy Eucharist. Today is the Third Sunday of Advent.

 

WAYS TO WORSHIP WITH US TODAY

TODAY'S COLLECT:
Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Today's Gospel Reading: John 1:6-8,19-28

IN-PERSON worship at 8:00 am and10:30 am


REMOTE WORSHIP (watch live  at 10:30 or on your own time)

VIEW TODAY'S 8:00 AM ORDER OF SERVICE>>
VIEW TODAY's 10:30 AM ORDER OF SERVICE>>



COFFEE HOUR begins at 9:30 am

  • CLICK HERE to join from 9:30 am-10:00 am
    • Meeting ID: 932 3291 7595
    • Password: 19791982
    • Phone into the meeting (audio only): 1 346 248 7799  

CHILDREN'S CHURCH AND NURSERY:
We are excited to re-open the nursery with a newly painted room, new linens, and enhanced safety measures. Children's Church has also resumed.
To read more on the re-opening guidelines and details, CLICK HERE TO BE DIRECTED TO OUR WEBSITE>>

 

There are several ways you can give to St. Luke's which can be found by 
CLICKING HERE TO BE DIRECTED TO OUR GIVING PAGE.>>


REGISTERED TO ATTEND BUT REALIZE YOU CAN'T MAKE IT? 
If you register and can’t make it, please delete the order in Eventbrite or call Ms. Wilma in the church office. If, after 12:30 pm on Thursday, it becomes evident that you can’t attend, please email frbryanowen@stlukesbr.org.

 


SPECIAL GIFTS OF LOVE AND LETTERS FROM THE HEART FOR FR. CHRIS AND THE GOLDING FAMILY

We invite you to write letters of thanks and appreciation to Fr. Chris and his family. You can mail or drop messages off at the church office, or email them to stlukesbrchurch@gmail.com, and we will collect them to give to the Goldings.

We will present a monetary gift or “purse” to Fr. Golding that is not taxable to him, andnot tax deductible to the donor.

If you would like to make a contribution by check, please make checks payable to St. Luke's Episcopal Church and reference “Golding Purse” in the memo line. You may also make contributions via PayPal by CLICKING HERE (be sure to include a message in the NOTES SECTION to direct your donation to Fr. Chris).

We will present our gifts to the Golding family on December 20th during the announcements of the 10:30am service.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A PAYPAL DONATION TO FR. CHRIS>>

CLICK HERE TO WRITE A LETTER TO FR. CHRIS>> 


JOIN OUR ADVENT SERIES ADULT FORMATION
ADDITIONAL ADVENT RESOURCES:


CHRISTMAS FLOWER FUND:
If you would like to contribute to our annual Christmas Flower Fund, please CLICK THIS LINK>>. The deadline for donations will be Monday, December 14.



Registration is now open for several events and services from our Eventbrite site. CLICK HERE TO BE DIRECTED TO OUR EVENTBRITE SITE>>

  • Note: You must pre-register for all in-person events and services in order for us to maintain current CDC social distancing guidelines and for contact tracing. If you have any questions, or need any help, contact Wilma in the church office at 225-926-5343 or by emailing her at wilma@stlukesbr.org.

Weekly Sunday Worship Service:
You are invited to join us at St. Luke's for Holy Eucharist on Sunday's at 8am and 10:30am. 
You must register in advance by Thursday at noon for each week's service.

TONIGHT: December 13
Family Christmas movie night showing of "Home Alone" 

To celebrate Home Alone's 30th Anniversary we will be hosting a special "outdoor" screening of the iconic Christmas film.
Where: Trinity Episcopal Church (3552 Morning Glory Avenue, Baton Rouge)
Time: 6 - 8pm.
We will have pizza, popcorn and hot chocolate.
What to bring: picnic blanket or chairs.
Youth and their families are welcome to attend.
Thank you for wearing your mask, bringing hand sanitizer, and observing social distancing between household units.

December 21
Registration is now open for Longest Night Service
 of healing and hope to be held on December 21st at 6pm. This service is open to anyone in the community who has suffered loss or grieving of any type this past year. The annual Longest Night service coincides with the winter solstice and recognizes that the holiday season isn't necessarily merry and bright for everyone.  Come light a special votive candle in memory of a loved one, an unrealized dream, or any source of heartache. If you have any questions, please contact Becky at bwilliams@stlukesbr.org.

CLICK HERE FOR A SPECIAL MESSAGE OF HOPE AND HEALING FROM NURSE BECKY



 

December 24 (Christmas Eve)
We will offer two services this year for Christmas Eve at 3pm and at 5:30pm. The service will occur in the sanctuary with overflow seating in Pope Hall where participants will be able to view the service live on large screens. Although our services may look a little differently, and we worship a bit further apart, we hope you will join us in person for this annual service marking the birth of Jesus Christ. In addition to the live, in-person services, we will also offer a virtual service as well. 


Sanitation Measures
Church facilities are Cleaned and Sanitized for your Protection- 
We want everyone to know that we are taking the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic very seriously and have taken several measures to protect our parishioners. Our church facilities are cleaned and sanitized before and after services to insure a safe and clean environment in which to worship. In addition to the 6 feet social distancing, hand sanitizer, and wearing of masks during our services, we have installed HEPA (High-Efficiency-Particulate-Air) approved air filters. Filters meeting the HEPA standard must satisfy certain levels of efficiency. A HEPA air filter must remove 99.97% of airborne indoor pollutants whose diameter is equal to 0.3 microns. Finally, as an additional precautionary method, our church sanctuary and facilities are cleaned using a disinfectant spray mist which provides 99.95% protection against airborne and surface bacteria and viruses.



KEEP UP TO DATE WITH ALL THE HAPPENINGS AT ST. LUKE'S BY CLICKING HERE TO BE DIRECTED TO OUR WEBSITE.

Preparations are being made now for the Annual parish Meeting set for January 17th.
At the meeting, we'll hear all about the "state of the union" here at St. Luke's and elect new members to the Vestry. Please make every effort to attend as we need a quorum of 100.

DATE: January 17th
PLACE: Either Whitter Hall or the gym AND virtually (details coming soon)
TIME: 9:15am until 10am (between the 8am and 10:30am worship services)
YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE (details coming soon)

Learn about the Vestry nominees here.
 
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