Welcome to St. Luke


Dear members and Friends,

This Sunday~

Occasionally if we are lucky, we learn something that stays with us for what seems a lifetime. In 1983, I learned in an acting movement class, that when we stretched our bodies, we were to “lean into the discomfort.” “Leaning in” is very different from forcing oneself, which can lead to injury. In contrast, staying in a comfortable position will not lead to increased flexibility. To grow in flexibility and to grow in strength requires us to lean into what makes us uncomfortable. It seems the same is true for personal growth with God. God urges us to lean in to what we don’t want to see, what we don’t want to accept. God leads us there, because that is where God can use us. When we grow into our full potential as human beings, with God at the center of our lives, we see more like Christ; with eyes and ears that see all human beings as equally important in the heart of God.

Our scripture this Sunday helps us understand, metaphorically what happens when we ignore what we don’t want to see and how much we can regret the results. Luke 16:19-31.

Also this Sunday~

We welcome Lora East into the St Luke community. Lora will be our new Director of Family Ministry. Here is a bit about Lora-

Lora East completed her Masters of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary this past May, and is working on a Masters in Inter-religious Studies from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She is also training to become a spiritual director in the seminary's Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction program. Lora is originally from Houston, and lived in Chicago before moving to San Anselmo for graduate school. She is on the ordination track in the PC(USA) and hopes to become a Presbyterian pastor. Before moving to California, Lora worked at a synagogue in Chicago as the assistant to the clergy and worked with youth. Since moving to California, she has worked with children heading up the Sunday School at Sleepy Hollow Presbyterian Church. and interned at the Marin Interfaith Council. She is looking forward to working at St. Luke and to meeting all of you!

This Sunday, Lora will be promoting our next Church family gathering on October 16th. After worship we will celebrate fall with a Harvest Gathering. Crafts, games and a light lunch will be open to all. Please join us and tell your neighbors.

See you Sunday.

Yours in Christ,


Upcoming Events (click here for more details):

Tuesday, September 27th at 10:00am - St. Luke Bridge Group

Thursday, September 29th 9:30am to 10:30am - Bible Study, in conference room

Sunday, October 2nd at 6:00pm - St. Luke Fundraiser Dinner, in Bayview room

Saturday, October 8th at 12:00pm - Blessing of the Animals, on church lawn

Thursday, October 13th at 1:00pm - Women's Association meeting, in Bayview room

Sunday, October 16th - Harvest Festival, on church lawn after worship

Sunday, October 30th, November 6th and 13th following worship - God and Human Suffering led by theology professor Greg Love, in Bayview room



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