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St. Luke's Newsletter

Vestry Meeting
The Vestry met April 20th. Items up for discussion this month were the potentiality of providing preschool services to families of essential workers, an update on the search process, revisions to the budget to accommodate the current economic situation with regards to COVID-19, and digital services and socially distancing at church.

Would You Like To Contribute To Our Digital Sunday Services?
We would like to expand our digital Sunday services to include digital altar flowers and digital coffee hour. If you are able, we would love to see photos from your garden or a favorite recipe you’d be willing to let us post. Email contributions to Shannon at If you haven’t had a chance to check out our digital services yet, please join us on Sunday morning at Our services are archived on our website so you can tune in whenever you like.

Book Study via Zoom
Book Study continues to meet Mondays at 5:00 p.m. & Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. via video conferencing, also via Zoom. Contact Mairic at for Monday and Barbara at for Wednesday. See below for more information on Monday’s Book Study with Mairic.

Monday Book Study 5 PM Zoom
Please join our collaborative, ongoing journey of faith as we begin Cynthia Bourgeault’s The Wisdom Jesus on Monday, May 11th. Send an email to Mairic James at You will be sent an invitation to join the Zoom Book Study a few minutes before 5 PM each week. If you could use a bit of help with Zoom, or just want to practice, please email Mairic with your phone number.

St. Luke’s Bi-Weekly Peace via Zoom
We want to see your smile, hear your voice, and share The Peace knowing you are with us In Christ as we navigate these unchartered, tumultuous waters together. Every Sunday at 1 PMand every Wednesday at 7 PM, please join us via Zoom. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, it couldn’t be easier. Send an email to Mairic James: You will receive an email in return inviting you to join the virtual gathering. You can Zoom with a smart phone, an iPad/tablet, or a computer with a camera. Click on the link in the email and we’ll see you! It’s that simple. And it’s so important for us to remain connected, to keep in touch as best we can, and know how everyone is fairing. Together, we will lift our spirits, constructively vent/lament, offer assistance when needed… If you have any hesitation at all about using Zoom, please call, text or email Mairic James (617-435-6597) or Tom Eaton (530-681-0328): We can’t wait to hear from you – and see you – your presence is a gift to all!

Centering Prayer Intro Workshop – This Saturday (4/25) 11 AM – 2 PM
Curious about this Christian contemplative form of meditation recommended by Cynthia Bourgeault, Richard Rohr, Thomas Keating, James Finley and steeped in the Christian Mystical tradition? Dip your toes in the wellspring water of Centering Prayer this Saturday, April 25th, at 11 AM via Zoom. Please email Mairic at ASAP

Personal Care Pantry
We now know that the Personal Care Pantry will not operate in May. It will resume in some revised format in June. One thing that is definite at this point- St Luke’s Episcopal Church has been asked to provide toothpaste for the next pantry. Anyone wishing to donate can contact the church and we will arrange for pick up.

Yolobus Special Paratransit Services
During the pandemic, Yolobus Special Paratransit Services has stepped up to temporarily provide rides to seniors who were using Woodland’s Community Care Car, a non-profit transportation provider, which is not operating at this moment due to COVID-19. Service to seniors within Woodland will be provided for essential trips on a space-available basis. Woodland seniors are encouraged to call (530) 666-2877 for more information and to request transportation services. All Yolobus Special and YOUR Ride services will be fare- free.

Stay connected through friendly conversations!
If you would like to chat with NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness )Yolo volunteers, reach out. You don’t need to have an emergency or a specific need. We just want to be sure you know how important you are to our community and that we all stay connected. So, reach out, let’s chat! Let us know you’d like to be a part of our friendly phone circles, and our volunteers will give you a call that helps you stay connected to friendly conversation (and info about support if you need it). You can get started by giving us a call at 530.756.8181 or sending us an email to