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Dear Members and Friends~

This Sunday Worship~Guitar Sunday

Our focus scriptures are Philippians 4:4-9 and Matthew 6:24-34 and the common theme between them… “Do not worry.” I have at least one good friend who refers to me as a professional worrier. I would agree, especially at 3 in the morning. We know worry isn’t good for us. There’s nothing new there. But Paul’s letter to the Philippians reminds us to hand over everything in prayer and allow our requests be made known to God. And Matthew reminds us that tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today. So, what do we do with all of that? It has never been enough for me to hear someone say simply “don’t worry.” If it were that easy, I imagine I might have stopped by now. As one study bible reminds us, worry is immobilizing but concern moves us into action. So how do we move from worry to concern, and how can we allow God to carry us forward into action? 


Last Sunday Congregational Meeting~


Last Sunday, after our warm welcome of Dan White as Pastor Emeritus, we met to hear the Planning committee walk us through the next steps in our Strategic Planning process. Mike Antieri and I have drafted a letter for those who missed the meeting and I will be sending that out to you separately. But please, whether you were there or not, please pray about how you can serve. Serving is a gift in and of itself. It allows us to lose ourselves to something greater than ourselves, and in the process, find a new version of ourselves.. That’s a mouthful, but I believe it to be true. 


Next Week and Sunday the 26th~


I will be enjoying some time off with my kids from the 19th through the 27th. During that time, Dan White will be on call for pastoral emergencies. He can be reached at 415-272-4207. Dave Slorpe will be in the pulpit on the 26th and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Dave as he gets to know all of you and you get to know Dave and his wife Jan. We also give thanks to God for this very capable coverage with both Dan and Dave in my absence. It certainly allows me to worry less while I’m away. ;)


Yours in Christ,



If you would like your prayers listed in the bulletin & in the weekly email to Members & Friends of St. Luke, email or call Joanne at office@stlukepres.org or 415-454-2705. Or fill out a prayer request card located in the pew and place it in the offering plate.



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!



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