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. If you haven’t had a chance to check out our digital services yet, please join us on Sunday morning on our sermons page. Our services are archived on our website so you can tune in whenever you like.
Saturday St. Luke’s Centering Prayer Meeting, 4 PM
Are you interested in establishing or bolstering a Centering Prayer practice? Then join us on Saturdays at 4 PM. Send an email to Metamairic@gmail.com and then look for an email about 10 minutes before 4 PM on Saturdays. A link in the email will connect you to our meeting. You can connect with video and audio through a computer, iPad/tablet, or smart phone. You can connect audio only using any phone, including a landline. We’ll gather, sit together in Centering Prayer for 20 minutes, watch a video, or hear a reflection and then discuss. Contemplative practice is transcendently beneficial and it’s awesome to have community support!
St. Luke’s Monday Book Study, 5 PM
Our next book for spiritual exploration is Cynthia Bourgeault’s The Wisdom Jesus which we will begin on Monday, May 18th:
To join us, please email Mairic. You will be added to the weekly Zoom invite, Mondays at 5 PM. Look for the invitation about 10 minutes before 5 PM. We hope to see you soon!
A Journey with Matthew: The 50 Day Bible Challenge
A new group is beginning Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7PM. A Journey with Matthew: The 50 Day Bible Challenge is being encouraged within the larger Episcopal Church.
This is an invitation to come join Margaret Wisehart, and other’s in discussions over Zoom. The study is designed to “encourage daily reading of scripture.” “Each day has a manageable amount of reading, a meditation, a question or two and a prayer.” The plan is to discuss one of the daily readings weekly, but the course could change depending on participant desire.
The book can be downloaded to a Kindle or Nook. It was found that Amazon and Avid Reader do not carry the paper copy. They can be ordered through The Forward Movement. Their phone number is 1-800-543-1813. They take a message and call back within half hour due to sheltering. The book cost is $11.00 and is scheduled to arrive in 5-7 business days. www.ForwardMovement.org is the website.
Please prayerfully consider this opportunity. To be included, please email Margaret. She will be sending out links to participants weekly.
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. 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!
All Leaders Must Serve (ALMS) will be participating in the Big Day of Giving today, May 7th. ALMS is a recent addition to the St. Luke’s campus. They provide job readiness training to young adults and use our Great Hall and downstairs classrooms to facilitate their program.
The Big Day of Giving is a program of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation’s initiative to grow local philanthropy, Big Day of Giving is an annual 24-hour community-wide movement that unites the region’s nonprofit sector to help raise unrestricted funds for the organizations that strengthen the capital area. Since 2013, the giving day has generated nearly $40 million for more than 600 local nonprofits!
You can check out ALMS Big Day of Giving donation page here: https://www.bigdayofgiving.org/AllLeadersMustServe
And also check out the ALMS website here: https://www.allleadersmustserve.org/
Novel Corona Virus testing in Yolo County
Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement to add more than 80 community testing sites across the state focused on underserved communities, testing for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is slated to begin May 5 in Yolo County.
Testing will be available Tuesdays – Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
Woodland: May 5 – May 30
West Sacramento: June 2 – June 20
Testing is by appointment only and can be made by calling (888) 634-1123 or completing an online application at: https://lhi.care/covidtesting. The address of the testing site will be provided upon completion of the application. Testing is open to anyone in the community, including agricultural workers, the homeless, undocumented employees, and residents. OptumServe will be able to test up to 135 people a day with test results available within 48 to 72 hours. Please note this is not antibody testing; this is to test if individuals have COVID-19.