THIS WEEK AT ST. LUKE’S
Live streaming and zoom gatherings from St. Luke’s.
Please join us on our Facebook page for the streaming of the services.
**(Note: if you are NOT a Facebook member, when you click on the link it will ask you to sign in or create an account, which you can ignore and just scroll down the page a bit till you see the service.)
Click here for a copy of the Book of Common Prayer!
Daily Office: Morning and Evening Prayer – Morning Prayer at 9 AM; Evening Prayer at 5PM are live-streamed on Sunday; Tuesday through Saturday.
SATURDAY, MARCH 6 – Evening Prayer livestreamed from St. Luke’s at 5PM. A full service leaflet for the Saturday Evening Prayer service may be found by clicking below:
SUNDAY, MARCH 7 – The Third Sunday in Lent
Children’s’ Christian Education and Formation
Sunday School, 9:30 AM – We use Godly Play a Montessori –based curriculum. Please email Mother Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive Zoom log-on information.
Children’s Christian Education Materials
See our Children and Youth page for more offerings including resources for talking with kids about the challenging issues of our time.
Lent at St. Luke’s
THURSDAY, MARCH 4
LENT AT ST. LUKE’S:
New Vestry Members and Officers
Congratulation and welcome to our new Vestry members (Class of 2024) who were elected at the Annual Meeting, Rick Ammenhauser, Francis McMullen, and Jeremy Rich. At this past Wednesday’s Vestry meeting the following were elected officers: Mickey Baccoli, Senior Warden; Rick Ammenhauser, Junior Warden; Jane Merolla, Treasurer; and Kathy Selemba, Clerk. Many thanks and congratulations to all! And congratulations to our newly elected Delegates to Diocesan Convention: Sharon Sollami and David Wegner; Deirdre Frazier (1st Alternate), Bernard Ott (2nd Alternate).
New St. Luke’s Newsletter: Our latest edition of the St. Luke’s Newsletter is hot off the press. Click here to see the March 2021 edition.
OTHER EVENTS AND SERVICES
Diocese of Bethlehem Black History Month Series.
From Many, One: Conversations Across Difference
Inspired by the Latin phrase on the U.S. seal – E Pluribus (“from many”) Unum (“one”) – the campaign is designed to offer a faithful perspective and time-tested practice for knitting deeply divided communities into a diverse, more perfect union. In a cultural moment shadowed by pandemic, fractious politics, and deep division within families, communities, and nations, Episcopalians can partner in simple ways to celebrate difference, listen with deep curiosity, and promote healing.
“I have never been more profoundly aware of the need for passionate and practical commitment to the way of unselfish, sacrificial love that Jesus taught,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said. “Conversations with others across difference is not just a nice thing to do. It is a spiritual practice of love in action. It’s how we reknit the fabric of our democracy and the human family of God.”
Listening, adapting, and leading in tense cultural times is deep in the Church’s DNA.
“From Many, One” is designed to be simple and transformative. It is geared toward individual people talking to other individuals, although congregations may join, too. Participants are encouraged to follow these steps:
“We hope people understand this is only scratching the surface of the practice and learning that we’re called toward,” said Rev. Melanie Mullen, the church’s director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care, one of the departments that collaborated to shape the campaign. “Our goal is to point people toward partner efforts that meet you where you are: for more simple conversation, further learning, deeper reckoning and/or action. More than that, we hope people see this as part of a life-long commitment to creating beloved community.”
For more information on the “From Many, One: Conversations Across Difference” campaign, contact the Rev. Canon Dr. Stephanie Spellers, canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care, email@example.com or 212-716-6086, or Sarah Alphin, associate for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care, firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-716-6102.
Past events and services
Thursday, January 21, 2021
For a copy of the service leaflet for the National Prayer Service from Washington National Cathedral click here.
Monday, January 18, 2021
7PM Interfaith Service in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Scranton Area Ministerium.
A service program is available at the link below:
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2020
7pm Interfaith “Longest Night” Service
This service is designed especially for those who have experienced loss, especially in this pandemic year, or find the holidays difficult. This years’ service will be an interfaith service offered by the Scranton Area Ministerium and will be live-streamed.
Prayers and Litanies and Devotional Resources
A National Service for Healing and Wholeness – Live from Washington National Cathedral – Sunday, November 1, 2020, 4-5:30PM
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led a live-streamed prayer service from Washington National Cathedral, Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and Wholeness, on All Saints Sunday, November 1, at 4:00-5:30 p.m. EST. In the midst of a pandemic, racial reckoning, and a historic election, the live-streamed service gathered Americans for prayer, song, lament, hope, and a call to love God and neighbor. The event was simulcast in English and Spanish.
Resources on Race and Racism
“Can you yearn enough for Church; can you yearn enough for Jesus.”
Bishop Kevin expresses his support of Kelly Brown Douglas, Stephanie Spellers, and Winnie Varghese, and encourages everyone in the diocese to read their message, “Speaking of Freedom,” and reflect upon this moment.
Here is their written statement.
In this video they read the statement and discuss.
Please, I urge you to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest. This is a call to the Church, to us Episcopalians, to BE CHURCH.
To purchase the book visit: http://www.beacon.org/White-Fragility-P1346.aspx, or purchase here as a pdf.
Here is another good book on racism that is free right now – Me and White Supremacy And here’s a workbook to accompany it.
And a good article from Psychology Today – The Psychology of Rioting: The Language of the Unheard.
If you haven’t used Zoom before, we encourage you to watch this video in advance. Want to know more about how to find a live stream on Facebook? Click here.