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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Weekly News
April 2, 2021

Art Reflection:

The Resurrection by Raphael (1483–1520) b. Italy

Courtyard Easter Vigil with Holy Eucharist

We will worship together this Saturday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Do join us! Please also read the “What to Expect” guidelines, below.

Saturday April 3 Service Bulletin (PDF)

Please Read: What to Expect
Reserve Your Spot Now 

Easter Day Holy Eucharist
Sunday, April 4

HAPPY EASTER! Join us this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for Holy Eucharist on Facebook Live, or live on YouTubeYou may download the service bulletin for Sunday, April 4 and use it during the liturgy. The bulletin will include music for our hymns as well. See you there!

Sunday, April 4 Service Bulletin (PDF)


Join us on Zoom every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. for Virtual Coffee Hour, to catch up on each others’ lives and share stories. All are welcome!

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday

Join Zoom Meeting HERE.

Meeting ID: 898 2186 0064
Dial-in number: 669-900-6833


Holy Communion
Sundays at 12:30 p.m.

Every Sunday, the rector administers Holy Communion in the church parking lot, 12:30–1:00 p.m. Please come, having attended a worship service that weekend, or let the rector know if you have not, upon arrival.

Holy Week 2021 Schedule

Join us for Holy Week as we gather in community for this most sacred time. Unless otherwise noted, all liturgies will be live via Facebook (FB) and YouTube (YT), with video of each service available afterwards.

Holy Saturday & The Great Vigil of Easter: April 3
9:00 a.m.  Morning Prayer (FB only)
7:30 p.m.  Courtyard Easter Vigil with Holy Eucharist
(in-person only, pre-register HERE)

Download Bulletin (PDF)

Easter Day: April 4
10:00 a.m. Celebratory Holy Eucharist (FB or YT)
Download Bulletin (PDF)

Download a Flyer of this Holy Week 2021 Schedule  (PDF)

Raising Funds & Lifting Spirits:
Send in Your Donations!

We have almost completed our Lenten journey together! Here’s how to send in your donation for our three hunger relief organizations:

1) On Easter Day, write a check to “St. Luke’s Church” for the total you’ve pledged, with “40 Days” in the memo line.

2) Mail it to our treasurer:

Arthur Feather
15681 Poppy Lane
Monte Sereno, CA 95030
(408) 348-4722 (mobile)

Again, we are sending much-needed financial assistance to the following groups:

House of Hope, Los Gatos
Feeding America 
World Food Program

Thank you for your generosity and compassionate giving!

Good Friday Offering

Please consider an online donation to the Good Friday Offering to support the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East and its dioceses, to address the most pressing needs in these places. St. Luke’s, along with most parishes in the Anglican Communion around the world, participate in this collection every Good Friday, and the region’s ministries depend on our generosity at this time. Click here for more information and to donate. Please be generous.

Diocesan Virtual Easter Vigil

For those who cannot attend our Easter Vigil service in the courtyard April 3 at 7:30 p.m., consider joining the Diocese of El Camino Real online for a joyful celebration of Easter! The service will be offered the evening of April 3, a multi-lingual service of fire and light, story and music, remembrance and hope. Bishop Lucinda will preach and we will renew our baptismal covenant in community. The service will be available beginning at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the diocesan YouTube page.

Office Closed April 6–9

Despite the fact that our campus is closed, Michael King, our parish admin, has been running the office remotely during the pandemic. However, he will be on vacation from April 6 through April 9. Fr. Ricardo will check office voicemail and email once daily. The office will reopen (remotely) on April 13.

Saturday Courtyard Worship: New Time, New Liturgy

Beginning Saturday, April 10, our courtyard in-person worship moves back to its original 5:00 p.m. start time. Also, we are now allowed to offer Holy Communion every week and will do so each Saturday at this outdoor service. Do join us! And remember to pre-register each time.

Please Read: What to Expect
Reserve Your Spot Now 


Cantors at Worship Services

At certain Services through Trinity Sunday, our talented singers will be leading the hymns and providing an Offertory solo piece for our virtual services! All music will be safely and individually pre-recorded on video a week ahead of time.

     •  April 3rd (The Great Vigil of Easter): Kirk Young
     •  April 4th (Easter Day): Janet Souza

     •  May 13th (Ascension): Ron Victor
     •  May 23rd (Pentecost): Susie Fleming
     •  May 30th (Trinity Sunday): Kirk Young

Spring Book Club Selection:
Tess of the D’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy

For a Victorian thrill of a novel that will have you pondering relations between the sexes, the power of social conventions, and our place in the cosmos, turn with us to Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, the Book Club selection we shall be discussing Tuesday, 27 April.

Here are some Points to Ponder as you experience this novel.

Here is some background on the Church of England as you read.

The OXymorons Book Club will meet Tuesday, April 27, 5:00-6:30 p.m. We recommend you purchase the Norton Critical Edition because it provides Hardy’s definitive text from the 1912 Wessex Edition, as well as worthwhile critical essays and samples of Hardy’s poetry.


Join Zoom Meeting HERE.

Meeting ID: 833 4171 8402
Dial-in number: 669-900-6833



Bible Study 5pm Thursdays:
The Gospel of Mark


Join Zoom Meeting HERE.

Meeting ID: 878 7911 7652
Dial-in number: 669-900-6833


Daily Morning Prayer

We gather at 9:00 a.m. Monday–Saturday each week to recite Morning Prayer together. Tune in HERE starting at 8:55 a.m. See you in the morning!

Our Church Finances

Thank you for keeping up with your pledge as you are able. In these times of economic uncertainty, we very much appreciate it, as our finances are not as solid in the short term as we would like. Rentals, offering plate donations, and non-pledgers’ checks are usual sources of revenue that have dried up.

If you already pledge via credit card or check, we hope you can continue to do so. If you do not, please consider donating via our church website donation page:

It’s best to mail checks directly to our treasurer, but know that even automated pledges mailed to our parish office are picked up weekly and processed.

Our Faithful Treasurer:

Arthur Feather
15681 Poppy Lane
Monte Sereno, CA 95030
(408) 348-4722 (mobile)

We are still paying staff and intend to continue our online presence until we are reunited in our sanctuary once more. Thank you for your generosity and commitment!

Pastoral Care

Please contact Fr. Ricardo if you have any pastoral care needs, or if you just want to check in with him.

Fr. Ricardo’s contact information:
(mobile phone) (email)


Food Pantry

A skeleton crew of valiant and big-hearted volunteers is safely distributing food and other necessary items to our homeless clients on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.  Though meals are now on a “grab-and-go” basis, our clients are being cared for and we are keeping in touch with them.  If you think you can help in some way, contact  Jo Greiner, our coordinator. You can also donate to the Pantry through our church website, as noted above.

COVID-19 Info From the Santa Clara Dept. of Health

For your own safety, and for the health and safety of your family and loved ones, please do stay informed of the latest health updates regarding the coronavirus. Here is a link to the Santa Clara Department of Health, which features regular updates.

Happy Birthday!

April 3      Tom Kenyon
April 4      John Culwell
April 5      Louise Guinn
April 7      Dan Hood


Remember in Your Prayers

Jim Hall
Jenny Chiam
Charles Erekson
Betty Kirk
Ralph Kirk
Galen Kempston
Oscarito Avila
Juanita Avila 
Robert Schmidt
Liliana Echeverrria
Kathleen Roberts
Susan Duran
Walter Gupton
Reese Probst
Diann Reading
Aurelia Salamanca
Bill C.
Michael Armstrong
Jasmin Young
Trent Toler
Anuja Chaudhri 
Richard Rovatti
Jim Rorimer
Fran Coulter
Pam Thistle

Heather & Ben
Michael Moretti
Pat Welch
Virginia Hall
Cheryl Lawrence
Tom Gay
Dori King
John Unger
Elizabeth Ross
Pam King
Anne Morris
P.J. Hales
Don Herzberg
Robin Welch
 Patricia Pensworth
Carole Parkinson
Gary Jones
John Nunes
Ralph Lockerby
David & Sarah H.
Bruce Norton
Brandy Reading
Ryan Sharar
Steve Rosch
Victor Sakellar
Elizabeth Ansnes
Anne Marie Herzberg
Joe Gay
Natalie Kirsten

Pray for the Repose of the Soul of

Sandy Garza (Fr. Ricardo’s childhood friend)
All who have died from the COVID-19 virus

If you’d like to add anyone to our Prayer List, or make revisions to it, please contact the parish office at

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