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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.

Liturgy & Music

Music for Royal Occasions Spring Concert

Sunday, June 4, 5:30pm

Please join us for our spring concert featuring Music for Royal Occasions with our Choir accompanied by full orchestra. This is a chance to celebrate the work of our extraordinary Choir and thank them for their service to our church and community. Music will include Handel’s Music for Royal Fireworks, Zadok the Priest, plus music by Parry, Rutter, Vaughan Williams, and more. At this concert we will be announcing the details of our very exciting 2025 Choir Tour, which for the first time will include a separate track for non-singers. Wine and cheese reception will follow. Additional parking will be available at Ghent United Methodist Church and Ohef Shalom Temple.

New Cherub Choir Starts This Fall

Do you know any 3-7 year-old children who love to sing? We’d love to have them in CSL’s new Cherub Choir this fall! Each week we will sing together and learn foundational music skills in a fun, hands-on way. Our goals are to learn to love music, to tune our listening ears to notes and rhythms, and to be comfortable sharing our voices with others. The cherub choir plans to sing a piece at a Sunday Service twice a year – a great way to practice what we learn in a very supportive setting. Cherub choir practice will run 5-5:30pm on Wednesdays, which overlaps the older children’s Choristers rehearsal. This will allow for us to collaborate with them on occasion and learn from the big kids and Mr. Kevin and Ms. Marj. Mark your calendars now, as we know they start to fill up as summer ends! A parent or guardian for each child must be present during rehearsal time. Please reach out to moc.liamg@leinnav.adnilem for more information.

Formation

Childcare and Children’s Chapel

View other children and youth updates here.

Sunday Opportunities for Children: 

  • 9:00am: Childcare (0-3 years old) is available in the Parish House for children whose parents are in choir.
  • 10:15am: Children’s Chapel (3 years old to 3rd grade) is a worship time of song, story and prayer. Children rejoin their families at the Peace.

Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology

Saturday, June 10, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Friday, June 2 is the last day to register for our Queer Theology Retreat. Christ & St. Luke’s has long been a leader in the acceptance of LGBTQIA+ individuals into the Church, and we have been blessed, time and again this year, to hear stories from our parishioners who have found here a long-sought-for spiritual home that fully accepts and celebrates who they are and who they love. Read more from Fr. Noah and register for free here.

Radical Love: A Queer Theology Retreat with The Rev. Dr. Patrick Cheng

Week of Wonder Arts and Music Camp

August 14-18, 9:00am – noon

Kevin Kwan, Marj Setnicky, and Kathy Hanna are combining their powers for good to create a week-long camp of mornings dedicated to music, art, and spiritual formation. There may be a cost per child (still to be determined), but there will also be scholarships available if needed. Register online here.

Make a Joyful Noise Week of Wonder

Fellowship

Newcomer’s Brunch

June 4, 12:00pm

New to Christ & St Luke’s within the past year? Come join us for brunch Sunday after church! Meet Fr. Noah and hear about different ways to be involved at CSL. This is our second Newcomer’s Brunch, and even if you made it to our first, we’d still love to see you! Head on over to 343 Shirley Ave, Norfolk, VA, 23517 after the 10:15 service.

Invite a friend or two and bring the whole family! No need to bring anything, but please RSVP to moc.liamg@elreuehcs.m.itsyrk.

Outreach

Clean the Bay Day

Saturday, June 3, 9:00am – noon

This short, three-hour annual event has a massive cumulative impact. Since it began in 1989, this Virginia tradition has engaged more than 165,500 volunteers who have removed approximately 7.18 million pounds of debris from more than 8,250 miles of shoreline. Read more and register here.

Lunch Ministry Volunteers

We are excited as we prepare to reopen the Lloyd Hall kitchen in September. We will need a kitchen manager, lead cooks, and many other volunteers to prepare and serve hot lunches to the homeless and those in need. Both past volunteers and new personnel are welcome and encouraged to participate. Each week will have a lead cook. Other volunteers will be needed in the kitchen, the serving room down below, and to transport food/items via the dumbwaiter between floors. If you are interested or know someone who would like to volunteer to be part of our Lunch Ministry team to serve hot lunches to our brothers and sisters, please reach out to Ed Szeligowski (ten.xoc@relezs), Vickie Easley, or Doug Weymouth.

Administration

Olney Road Maintenance

June 5-14

The city of Norfolk is doing maintenance on Olney Road from June 5-14. Be aware that there will be no parking available on Olney Rd. near the church during that time and the road will be reduced to one lane.

Usher Meeting

Sunday, June 4, 9:00-9:45am

This meeting, between our morning services, is for all of our current ushers and any people who wish to become ushers.

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