01/21/21

 

To the People of God at St. Luke’s Katonah:

 

         I spent quite a bit of time watching T.V. and surfing the internet yesterday as Joseph Biden was sworn in as our new President and Kamala Harris as our Vice President.

         I give thanks that the day was not marked by the kind of violence that we saw on Jan. 6th and that the transition to a new administration was done peacefully.

         I was particularly struck by the poem read by Amanda Gorman – The Hill We Climb,

her words were inspiring and worth reading again and again.  I especially like the way she closed:

         “The new dawn blooms as we free it

           for there is always light

           If only we’re brave enough to see it

           If only we’re brave enough to be it”

 

(in this email blast you can find a link to a transcript of the cwhole poem)

 

         There is much work to be done in our nation and our new leaders need our support and prayers.  So let us pray:

 

         “O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We commend this nation to your merciful care, that, being guided by your Providence, we may dwell secure in your peace.  Grant to the President of the United States, the Governor of this State (or Commonwealth), and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do your will.  Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve this people in your fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.  Amen.”

 

 

NOTICE

 

The Annual Meeting of St. Luke's Episcopal Church will take place on Sunday, January 24, 2021.  The meeting will be Called to Order at the beginning of the 10:00 am service (on Facebook Live).  The business portion of the meeting will resume on Zoom immediately following the 10:00 am service.  A Zoom Link will be emailed to Parishioners shortly before the Annual Meeting.

 

The offices and terms to be filled by election are:

 

Office                      Term to be Filled               Incumbent (Term)

           

Warden                Jan. 2020 – Jan. 2022         Carl Van Demark (1/19 –1/21) 

Vestry Member       Jan. 2021 – Jan. 2022         Bernie Roberts (1/19 – 1/22)

Vestry Member       Jan. 2021 – Jan. 2024         Ed Biddle    (1/18 – 1/21)

Vestry Member       Jan. 2021 – Jan. 2024         Tess Dennis (1/18 – 1/21)

 

 

 

St. Luke’s is in search of a new Parish Administrator due to Charlou’s retirement.  If you know someone in need of a part time position, please share with them the job description listed below.

               

Position Available: St. Luke’s Church Katonah is seeking a part-time Parish Secretary, Bookkeeper.  15 hours per week; Skills required: Computer Proficiency, especially with Windows, Microsoft Office, and financial software (QuickBooks and Excel).

Duties: General office duties, including phone calls, correspondence, preparation of service bulletins, bookkeeping, bill paying, and maintenance of files, and financial records. 

Salary: $20 to $23 per hour.  Please send resume to St. Luke’s Church, PO Box 602, Katonah, NY 10536  parish@stlukeskatonah.org

 

P.S.  Although our Parish life and worship life is somewhat restricted there are still bills to pay so please don’t forget to keep up your financial support of St. Luke’s.

Don’t forget Facebook live worship at 10:00am on Sunday using St. Luke’s Facebook site.  If you are not on Facebook you can follow on St. Luke’s web page. 

 

From TheHill.com:

https://thehill.com/homenews/news/535052-read-transcript-of-amanda-gormans-inaugural-poem

 

***Please see the attachment for this Sundays Lectionary Readings.

 

2021 Offering Envelopes:  The Offering Envelopes for 2021 are available for those of you who indicated you would like them.  If you would like to pick them up in the parish office, or have a couple of weeks-worth sent to you, please let the office know.

 

Church School

Church School meets on Zoom Sunday mornings at 10:30 am.

If you know someone who would like to join us send their email address to clharris001@optonline.net 

 

St. Luke’s is on twitter! Be sure to follow us

 

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