ANNOUNCEMENTS

November 13, 2022

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT – Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 18. Don’t miss this annual event. We’ll have one service. More info to come…

EVENING PRAYER LEADERS – Parishioners are welcome (and needed) to lead Evening Prayer on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM. During Covid, we began streaming Evening Prayer on Wednesdays using Technology from two platforms: Facebook and Zoom. If you are interested, please contact Deacon Sarah Woodard at Sarah Woodard sarah.woodard@duke.edu

The Diocese has moved into Stage 4 of COVID precautions:

  • Wearing a mask is now optional. You may continue to wear a mask for your own comfort or health precautions.
  • During the Peace, please continue to remain in place and offer a sign of Peace to those around you. 
  • Social distancing is no longer required; however, we ask you to be respectful of others who are at high risk for severe illness.
  • Hand Sanitizer will still be available. 

Diocesan Book & Video Study: How to Fight Racism by Jemar Tisby. The Diocese of North Carolina is offering a 10-part video and book study of Jemar Tisby’s second book, How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey toward Racial Justice. Tisby provides a practical framework for pursuing racial justice with hands-on suggestions bolstered by real-world examples of change. Our own Rev. Dr. Althea Alton is one of the leaders of this program. The study takes place on Tuesdays, 12:00 to 1:00 PM via Zoom. Remaining meeting dates are November 1, 15, 22, and January 17, 24 , 31.

A Lectionary Bible Study Reflection Group meets in the back of sanctuary from 9:30 to 10:15AM, looking at the lessons for the day, and our reflections on them. Bring your coffee   and join us for this informal discussion. The leaders by month will be Sep – David Stanford; Oct – Greg Jacobs; Nov – Althea Alton.

Rector Search Committee members are Paula Drew-Estes, Robyn Furges, Lionell Parker, Marguerite Peebles, Ken Valentine and Chuck Hennessee. Please include the Search Committee and their work in your prayers.

Inquirer’s Class continues weekly. No registration needed. Join on Zoom link on homepage, (sttitusdurham.org) Tuesdays at 7PM. This class is open to all. It includes the traditions and ethos of the Episcopal/Anglican church and prepares individuals for baptism, confirmation, reception, and reaffirmation of their faith. Rev. Alicia leads these classes. If interested, please contact Rev. Alicia or the Parish Administrator at st.titussecretary@gmail.com or 919 682-5504.

C. C. Spaulding Elementary School needs small bottles of water. Please leave the bottles      in the narthex. If you are interested in participating in this ministry that supports our neighborhood school, please get in touch with Deacon Sarah at sarah.woodard@duke.edu.

World Relief Durham: If you are interested in working with refugees, please contact Rev. David Stanford at dstanford4900@yahoo.com.

Support St. Titus’:  If you would like to support our ministries you can make an online donation here by following the QR code or by visiting our homepage: sttitusdurham.org. You can also mail or hand-deliver a check to St. Titus’ at 400 Moline St., Durham, NC, 27707.

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Fraudulent Message WARNING

Friends, please be on the alert for fraudulent messages. Any staff member or clergy at St. Titus’ will NEVER ask you to buy gift cards or money orders.  If you receive a text or email asking you to make a purchase for St. Titus’, please do not respond to the message and, of course, don’t go and buy gift cards. If you can, please report the message as a scam. If you ever receive a text or email that you’re not sure is from St. Titus’, please email the church at st.titussecretary@gmail.com to ask if the message is legitimate.

In our Diocese

Community Events

Community Ministry

Volunteer Opportunity: Lincoln Community Health Center

Wish List: wash cloths; book bags for male and female; school supplies (K-12)

Please see Deacon Woodard if you are interested in participating

C. C. Spaulding Elementary School

C.C. Spaulding needs tutors (reading, building literacy skills and math), mentors and Volunteers especially at the times listed below:

3rd Graders:  10:20 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

4th Graders:  10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

5th Graders:  2:25 p.m.-2:50 p.m.

CC Spaulding has need of individually packaged snacks.

All volunteers are required to complete the Durham Public Schools Volunteer form if you are interested.   
https://ec.samaritan.com/recruiter/index.php?class=VolunteerRegistration&recruiterID=1343

Needs

  • Lunch Buddies for students K-5
  • Trousers/undergarments (male and female) sizes 10/12/14/16
  • Tutors
  • Mentoring

Food Drive at El Buen Pastor: Special Message from Deacon Sarah Woodard

On the first Saturday of each month (with occasional pop-up dates in-between), volunteers gather from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.at El Buen Pastor in East Durham to sort and distribute food from the Food Bank of North Carolina. On average, approximately 100 people benefit from each food drive.

As partners with Igleslia El Buen Pastor and St. Luke’s, we share fellowship and food with those in need. We even give the bruised food to a goat farmer so that nothing goes to waste. The work is rewarding especially when we see the smiles on our neighbors’ faces as they leave with a carload of food.

We don’t take a vacation from this ministry just as hunger doesn’t take respite. We are responding to the needs of the world through this ministry and in our fellowship with one another. Check your calendars and join this group of dedicated volunteers who love and serve the Lord.

– Deacon Sarah Woodard

This Week at St. Titus’

5:30 pm Coffee Hour

Sunday, Oct 30

8:30 am and 10:30 am Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, Nov 2

6pm – Evening Prayer

Thursday, Nov 3

Coffee Hour


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