PLEASE JOIN US FOR WORSHIP ON SUNDAYS AT 10:00 AM
Dear St Luke Community,
This Sunday ~ Acoustic Guitar Sunday
Our worship service this Sunday will take on a more contemplative tone as we gather to worship God and pray in unity for all affected so deeply by the fires. The text for Sunday is another parable (Matthew 22:1-14) and it has much to remind us about how God shows up and how we show up, in our lives and for one another. We’ve seen this all week; the good in people rising to the surface. The support has been overwhelming for the evacuation centers and the biggest needs are being filled for the moment. It’s important to remember that those needs will continue for many months, even years to come, as we rebuild and replant what’s been lost. Below is a copy of an email from Scott Quinn who offers an update on what is needed now.
Because so many churches in our Presbytery have been affected, (see the email copied and pasted below from The Presbytery) our collection will be entirely dedicated to helping those affected directly in the Presbytery. These are people we know, people we fed at the last Presbytery meeting. For example, Santa Rosa First has lost 37 homes with more in question.
I do hope this Sunday will provide a space for whatever is needed. Some have questions and are looking for answers, others are looking to yell, others to cry and some are looking for brief moments of levity to help relieve the burden of a heavy heart. (See our Unison Prayer below.)
Please continue to pray and please come this Sunday to worship God’s continuing ability to show up as we show up working together to help repair a broken world.
Yours in Christ,
Please click here to view letters from the Marin Interfaith Council and the Presbytery of the Redwoods regarding the devastating fires and how you may help.