A Note From Reverend Trotter~
After only a year and a half here at St Luke, but 20 years in Marin County, I know that many of you are here only once a year. Some of you think religion is the problem, not an answer. Others might have had bad experiences with church in the past. The media doesn’t help the cause, often depicting religious views spewing words of intolerance, judgment and division.
This is not the Church I know, and it’s most definitely not the Christ we know here at St Luke. We don’t claim to have all the answers but rather honor the questions themselves. We don’t walk around stating beliefs, but prefer to practice the traditions of Christ, who loved, accepted and welcomed all people.
If any of you had told me when I was twenty-two years old, that I would one day be a minister, I would have either laughed or been insulted depending on the day. But here I am, reminded every day that the more I live the less I seem to know. That’s a gift at the end of the day, because it allows me to trust in something greater than myself, it reminds me to lean on community, and it encourages me to love as I am loved.
It is in this spirit of trust that Love and Grace will always have the last word, that I wish you and yours a Blessed Christmas and New Year.
Upcoming Events (click here for more details):
Wednesday morning Bible Study, 9:30am to 10:30am (no meeting February 23)
Friday morning, Women's Spirituality Group, 8:45am to 10:00am (no meeting February 25)
REST (Rotating Emergency Shelter Team) Dinner - March 3rd, come join our St. Luke team
as we serve and eat dinner with some of the shelter's women (Wellness Center off Bellam Blvd.)
Tuesday, February 28th, 5:30 to 6:45pm, Fat Tuesday Feast
Sunday, March 5th, Mariners' Sunday worship
Lots more upcoming events in 2017! See our Upcoming Events page for details!