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Sunday and Wednesday services are now available on video recordings. Please CLICK HERE to view what is available.
Starting July 1st, we will begin holding services at St. Luke's again. An email will be out soon explaining how we are going to work at keeping everyone safe, and the help we'll need from you as we congregate in person once again. In preparation for hosting services again beginning July 1, St. Luke's is trying to acquire a quantity of sanitizing wipes. If you can pick up and extra pack for us, please do!
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Beginning Memorial Day weekend, we usually begin Saturday evening services at St. Peter's Chapel in Springs. This year our Saturday evening services will be broadcast from St. Luke's in order to allow you to join us virtually. Hopes are that we will be able to congregate in person at some point this summer, but until that can safely be done, our Live Stream, You Tube and Zoom links are the best way for all to join in Worship.
The popular "Rector & Rabbi" discussions will return for a 4th Season, titled "Same Text Different Meaning." The Very Rev. Denis C. Brunelle and Rabbi Joshua Franklin will be using Zoom to hold these sessions at 10:30am on the following Fridays: July 31, August 7, August 14, August 28 & September 4. We'll be sending out the link to the Zoom meeting weekly before each discussion.
East Hampton Food Pantry—Now is a chance to show our thankfulness to God in our generosity towards others for the Thanksgiving season! Please focus your donations on food for the Holiday—sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, carrots, beans, dinner rolls—any and all veggies and trimmings you can think of. Frozen chickens or turkeys can be dropped off directly to the food pantry Mondays through Thursdays. You can leave everything else in the bin in our hallway on Sunday, or drop them off at the office during the week.
Bible Study resumes on Wednesday, May 27, after the 10 AM service. If you are unable to attend you always can participate by dialing in to our class. Call telephone # 1-857-232-0156, and add code # 469657, when prompted. To listen to the class, go to the website and listen to a recording of the session at your leisure. To listen to previous Bible study classes that have been recorded, please CLICK HERE.
YOU CAN HELP!
The Vestry recognizes the significant impact that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health issue has had on our community, and especially our parish. The current situation has underscored our obligation to reach out to parishioners in need of assistance, both pastoral and social.
The Vestry would like to establish a one-to-one relationship, consisting of a parishioner in need of assistance and a parishioner able to provide this assistance. This would involve periodic contacts, either in person, by phone, email, or text, to offer assistance with shopping, transportation to a medical appointment, or simply providing an opportunity for conversation.
Please contact the Vestry members below if you know of someone who might welcome our assistance or if you would like to help provide that assistance.
Summer Fair: As you probably know, our 2020 Summer Fair scheduled for July 4th had to be canceled because of the pandemic. Therefore please do not bring any items to the church that would have been put up for sale in Hamptons Housewares or Vintage Clothing as there is no place to store them. If possible, hold on to your items for our next summer fair that will take place on Saturday, July 3, 2021.
Summer Fair 2020 - As we unfortunately cannot have the Annual Summer Fair this year, we ask that you please do not bring donations of items to the church. We do not have room to store the merchandise until the next Fair.
Contributions for 2019: We urge you to complete your pledge for 2019 if you have not done so. Note that all donations to St. Luke’s must have been delivered or mailed by Tuesday, December 31st in order to qualify for a 2019 income tax deduction. Checks mailed and postmarked December 31 will qualify even if they are received after December 31. Checks hand delivered or postmarked after December 31 will not qualify for a deduction even if they are dated earlier.
A Reminder from our Treasurer—Do you know that you can use your required minimum withdrawal (RMD) from your IRA to make a pledge payment or donation to St. Luke’s? If you are 70 ½ or older, you can make a pledge payment or a donation to St. Luke’s directly from your Traditional IRA simply by instructing your plan administrator to send a check made out to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). Your QCD may not be taxable income; it will count toward your RMD only if the check is issued by your plan administrator.
*Please contact your tax advisor because St. Luke’s doesn’t provide tax advice.
Volunteers are needed to help deliver Brown Bag lunches to the East Hampton Railroad Station on Wednesday mornings to meet the bus arriving at 8:30am. Call Holly Whitmore, 631-267-7852.
Name Tags are in and available in Hoie Hall.
Please be sure to pick up your 2019 Parish Directories.
A Special Appeal: Quarters for Laundry Love are running low. Please save up your quarters and bring them to the April 14th Palm Sunday Coffee Hour hosted by Tina Giles, St. Luke’s Laundry Love coordinator. Let’s make this a tremendous outpouring of love and care to our EH Community!
FACE IT: It’s a lot easier to remember people’s names if you have an image of what they look like. That’s why we are asking all parishioners to submit a digital photo of themselves to Tara Brinka at email@example.com for the 2020 Directory. Another option is to give a favorite photo to us — and we will scan and return it. Thirdly, if you do not have a flattering portrait, see Lys Marigold (10 o’clocker) or email: LAMarigold@aol.com who will iphoto you until you are pleased.
St. Luke’s is forming a Young Adults ministry group! If you would like to be involved, or just be placed on the email list, please contact Caroline Udelhofen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collection for Maureen’s Haven: Socks for Saints
Maureen’s Haven returns to East Hampton this winter and needs your help. Please support those in need by donating warm & thick work socks, hats and gloves. A collection bin will be placed outside Hoie Hall during the month of November; thank you in advance for your generosity. If you have questions, please call or text Gaby Wessberg at 631-655-2135.
Christian Education classes have resumed. Registration forms are available in the office or you may contact Colleen Stonemetz at email@example.com
St. Luke's Altar Guild, St. Luke's Fellowship Committee, and the Outreach Committee are all looking for new members and event volunteers. If you are able to lend your time and talents to any of these committees, please contact Charles Riggi at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Altar Guild; Janie Miller at email@example.com for the Fellowship Committee; and Holly Whitmore at firstname.lastname@example.org for Outreach.
The Mercer School of Theology in Garden City has published its latest catalogue of courses. It is available in church and on the Hoie Hall table.
Brown Bag Lunch program continues. Lunches are prepared and delivered to unemployed day laborers three times a week. We make sandwiches on Thursdays at 9AM in St. Luke’s kitchen for distribution on Fridays and Saturdays. If you are able to help, please join us on Thursdays or contact Holly Whitmore at 267-7852 or Father Gerardo at (818) 572-7082 or at email@example.com.
St. Luke’s needs additional greeters for the 8am and 10am services on Sundays. There is a signup sheet for the 8am service on the table outside Hoie Hall. Anyone who might be interested in volunteering for the 10am service should contact Sandy Conklin at 631-324-5387. Your help would be greatly appreciated!
Support St. Lukes Here on the Web Site: Making it easier to support St. Luke’s, here on our church website you can make donations or pledges by credit or debit card online. You may CLICK HERE to go to the section where you can make a pledge or a gift.
Living Legacy Society For those interested in providing for the welfare and future of our Church, St. Luke’s has a simple bequest program to help you help our Church by designating St. Luke’s a beneficiary in your will, trust or estate with this sample language that may be given to your attorney: “I give, devise and bequeath to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (insert amount, percentage of estate, nature of gift, or remainder of estate) to be used at the discretion of the Rector and the Vestry (or for a designated purpose).” Those who choose to notify the Church that they have done so, will be gratefully recognized for their commitment as members of the Living Legacy Society.