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Weekly Lifelines 7/12/2020

While Father Justin is on vacation we wardens, Kevin Graves and Jane Reiman, are presenting a brief update of activities and opportunities at St. Luke’s.
Lecture and coffee hour, Sunday, July 12, 9:00 AM: This coming Sunday, July 12, our virtual (Zoom) gathering starting at 9:00 AM will feature a presentation by Shanna Altrichter who teaches sociology at the University of Minnesota, Rochester.   She will discuss systemic racism and its effect on housing, employment and health. She emphasized that this can be only an introduction to this very complex and important topic.
See the information in the section below for joining the discussion with video or by telephone.
In person gatherings at St. Luke’s: We continue to follow the recommendations of the Bishop. Small outdoor gatherings are allowed now and we are planning to start with social gatherings. The first one will be a “weenie roast” (hot dog roast) outside by our fire pit at St. Luke’s, tentatively planned for the evening of Wednesday, July 29. We will likely schedule several of these events in order to keep the attendance somewhat small at each one. Doug Butler will be working out the details and we’ll get the information out to everyone. You can expect that we will be “social distancing” and wearing masks (when not eating). We will also need to bring our own hotdogs and beverages.
Kitchen remodeling:   The remodel of our kitchen at St. Luke’s is progressing nicely. The nice new kitchen island has arrived. The counters for the wall with the new dishwasher will be installed soon. The new back door (with screen door) is also ready to go in.
Vestry vacancy:   As Justin said last week, since Joanne Martin has moved to South Carolina we have an opening on the Vestry and would like to fill it. If you would like to serve St. Luke’s in this way or if you know someone who would, please tell one of us. The Vestry would like to make the appointment at the meeting on July 20.
Looking ahead: St. Luke’s will have another combination “Q&A/Coffee Hour” after the online (Zoom) worship service on Sunday, July 26.
As Justin noted in an email before his vacation, if you have a pastoral emergency or need something else prior to his return on July 19th, please contact Karen in the St. Luke’s office at gouldk@stlukesepiscopal.org or at 507-288-2469.   If it is out of office hours, feel free to contact one of us.
Blessings to you,
Kevin Graves, Senior Warden

(graveskj99@yahoo.com or 507-358-1287)
Jane Reiman, Junior Warden (bertnjane@me.com or 507-261-9258)
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