Welcome to St. Luke


Dear St Luke Community,

I want to thank those who have relayed encouraging words around last week’s service. It was especially meaningful in light of what has transpired in Charlottesville and now Barcelona. It is overwhelming to say the least. As people of faith, we are called to love; to practice it, follow it and show up for it. We do this though many traditions and we are untied on this, which ultimately is our greatest gift and our greatest source of power.

Please join me on August 25th for a Marin Interfaith prayer gathering at Kol Shofar from 6 to 7 pm.

Love Lives in Marin: a Community Interfaith Prayer Gathering on Friday, August 25 from 6-7 pm at Congregation Kol Shofar (215 Blackfield Drive in Tiburon). Love Lives in Marin is a new MIC initiative that fosters a welcoming community for all by promoting our shared values of inclusion, justice, and love.

This Sunday~

The assigned lectionary text for this Sunday is especially timely. Matthew 15:10-20, 21-28.

Jesus says, “Listen and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.” This is followed by the story of the Canaanite woman who persists in receiving healing for her daughter. We can place ourselves in the role of this woman in need, a woman who shows persistence and won’t take no for an answer, or we can see the woman as our world right now. We can understand our role as Jesus himself who finally hears the need and heals. We have the ability to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world, but we often need to be asked. The world is asking right now, for us to heal. But the questions remains how can we do this? Let’s explore this on Sunday.

Guitar Sunday-This Sunday we celebrate the Beatles with nothing but Beatles music. And our closing hymn? A combo of Imagine and All You Need is Love. Timely themes written many years ago.

Also this Sunday~Pedal for Protein

We welcome Jillian Robinson who will speak for a few minutes to encourage our giving for this great cause. She will be making available fair trade tea, coffee, chocolate, and a few craft items, for sale after worship.


I am canceling our Committee meeting gathering this Sunday in light of the many emails I’ve received of people who will be unavailable. Last month we only had a handful. We will resume with committee meetings in September. Please stay tuned for details on meeting times.

Yours in Christ,


Upcoming Events/Save the Date (see our Events Page for more details):

All Church In Gathering ~ Sunday September 17th after worship. A time to come together after being apart for the summer, reinvigorated for another church year together. Lora East will have a sign up for a pot luck, stay tuned for that.

Diane Barnes/ My Stroke of Luck ~ Sunday September 10th after worship ~ http://www.dianebarnes415.com/

Presbytery Meeting at St Luke ~ Saturday September 16th from 10- 4. We will need St Luke members to help with hospitality for hosting this important event. Please email Nicole if you can help that day.

Waffle Church Sundays ~ begins September 24th 11:30 and will be held every third Sunday after worship in the Bayview room. Please bring your grandchildren and invite your neighbors.

New Member Gathering ~ Sunday October 1st, after worship, in the conference room. All are welcome to learn more about St Luke, it’s history, the Presbyterian church and what it means to be part of the Reformed tradition. Should you choose to become a member, we will celebrate you in worship on an agreed upon date.

St Luke Annual Fundraiser ~ Sunday evening, October 1st, 6:00 PM.


Bible Study ~ Will resume in September.

Women’s Spirituality Group ~ Will resume in September.

St. Luke Women’s Association ~Will not meet in June, July or August.

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