Pizza and Theology
Tuesday, December 19th 6:30PM. Creekside Pizza, San Anselmo. Every Third Tuesday of the month we’ll meet for pizza and discussion on a given subject. We will ask questions, give opinions, discover and grow together over theological subjects and scripture. If you would like to be involved please email Nicole Nicole@stlukepres.org
Bible Study Advent Series
The Wednesday morning Bible Study group welcomes The Rev Judy Slater to St Luke for this special Advent series. We will reference two books to explore more closely the biblical accounts of Christmas. The first book will engage the head/intellect. The second book will engage the heart.
The First Christmas by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crosson, will guide us as we explore the biblical accounts of the birth stories, comparing them to one another and understanding them in the context of both the 1st and 21st centuries.
The Soul of Christmas by Thomas Moore will allow us to re-create The First Christmas in our hearts and experience what is possible when human beings really love each other.
As we explore with the first book, there may be some assumptions you’ve gained over the years that are challenged, and there may also be discoveries you find fascinating. Either way, the exploration is likely to make the experience of Christmas a far richer one.
The books will be available for pick up beginning Sunday November 19th in the office along with reading assignments for our first class after Thanksgiving. Suggested donation for two books combined - $20.
About Rev. Judy Slater — Judy is excited to be with the St Luke family again. She has been ordained almost 30 years and has worked primarily as an educator for college age young adults and adults in congregations throughout California. She now works as a coach, guiding students, seminarians, pastors, people dealing with chronic illness and those seeking transformation in life. She is part of the pastor cohort groups in the Presbytery and her hospitality practice has morphed into becoming co-founder of a new co-housing community in Hamilton, Novato. The First Christmas and its predecessor book The Final Week were significant encounters in bringing the truth of the gospel to new understanding and growth in her faith journey.
Women's Christmas Tea
Please mark your calendars for December 15th 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for the St. Luke Women's Association Christmas Tea. All are welcome to attend.
Please contact Joanne in the church office at 415-454-2705 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The women meet the second Thursday of the month. For more information please call Jean McKechnie at 415-454-4449 email email@example.com OR the church office at 415-454-2705 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advent and Christmas Worship Services
Blue Christmas Service, Wednesday December 20th, 7:00pm This contemplative worship set with candlelight and special music is especially meaningful for those seeking reflection, quiet and a contemplative space.
Morning Worship, Sunday, December 24th, 10:00am We will worship God at our 4th Sunday of Advent service.
Christmas Eve Services, December 24th:
Children’s Wiggle Service for all ages, 4pm Please bring a favorite nativity piece from your creche at home for the decorating of the communion table (will be returned at the end of worship). Children will receive an ornament to take home. Cider and cookies will be served be after worship.
Candlelight Service, 5:30pm Our traditional candlelight worship service. Childcare available.
Women's Spirituality Group
Join Rev. Nicole for a Women’s Spirituality Group meeting on Friday mornings from 9:00-10:00am. Each week, we will gather in the conference room where Nicole will lead us with scripture or some other meaningful piece of writing as a jumping off point followed by a time of meditation. It is through practice we deepen out faith. The “what we do, see, feel” matters.. The “how we listen, look, and communicate” becomes the stuff life and faith is made of.