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Here are this week’s announcements. Be sure to view all upcoming events at christandstlukes.org/events. If you do not already get our weekly email updates, you can subscribe here.

2022 Week of Wonder

June 26-June 30, 6:00-7:30pm

Our theme for these evening gatherings will be “Wonderfully Created,” and we will explore through scripture and the arts how we are truly God’s Wonderful Creation. Thursday evening will begin at 5:00 with a liturgy to celebrate what the children have discovered during the week. This will be followed by a potluck picnic.

Register your children here.

Need youth and adult helpers for Week of Wonder. Contact Kathy Hanna if you would like to help.

Food, Music, and Jesus: Middle and High School Students

Saturday, June 25, 4:00pm

All Middle and High School students are invited to gather in the Lychgate Garden for some pizza, a game and to hangout.

Be sure to save the date for other upcoming events as well.

Children and families updates

Watch the latest Virtual Children’s Chapel video and view all the upcoming children and youth updates here.

Childcare and Children’s Chapel will meet in the Lychgate Garden. Childcare (0-3 years old) begins at 9:00am and Children’s Chapel (up to 3rd grade) starts at 10:15am. Children join their families at the Peace.

Funeral Service for Chip Rogers

The funeral service for Chip Rogers will be held on Saturday, June 25 at 1:00 pm at Christ & St. Luke’s.

Food Pantry needs

The Food Pantry (Lunch Ministry) is in need of canned goods. Please bring some canned goods with you to church this Sunday and help support our neighbors in need.

Church offices closed for July 4

Please note that the Church offices will be closed for the July 4 holiday.

Choir Tour Send-off Choral Evensong

Sunday, July 10, 5:30pm

Our Choir is headed to England on July 16 and will be singing at Lincoln Cathedral and York Minster for a week each. Come and bid them farewell as they become Norfolk’s choral ambassadors. You will be able to livestream the Sunday services from each Cathedral (Lincoln: July 24; York: July 31) if you want to follow along.

COVID Update

As I hope we are all aware, COVID-19 continues to circulate in our community and in our country. We’d like to remind everyone that if you are feeling symptomatic, you should make sure to get tested. And if you wake up on a Sunday morning and feel in any way unwell, please join us virtually that day.

By taking care of yourself, you will be taking care of others. And please know, the wearing of masks is always welcomed at Christ & St. Luke’s. As we continue to walk this rocky road together, seeking to persevere in our work and worship while taking care of each other, these precautions will remain important to keep in mind.

Mailing Reminder

Please address your church mail directly to Christ & St. Luke’s, PO Box 11499, Norfolk, VA 23517. If you wish to send mail to clergy, please insert their name under the church’s name.

Please continue your financial support

Please remember to continue your pledge payments through the summer. For questions, please email Michelle Sturges at gro.sekultsdnatsirhc@segruts.ellehcim. We appreciate your support!

Earth Savers: This week’s update from Caring for Creation

Globally there are 17,500 species of trees and scientists expect about one-third to disappear as a result of climate change, disease, pests and tropical deforestation. In the eastern U.S. few species are in imminent danger but some of our oak and maple trees are struggling to survive. Climate change, disease and invasive pests are a continuing danger to all of our trees.

American Forests

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