Events and News

Events

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 office@stlukepres.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 jeanmck@prodigy.net OR the church office at 415-454-2705 office@stlukepres.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.



SNAPSHOTS FROM OUR EVENTS

NEWS

Deacons Happenings:

A huge thank you from Betty Pagett for the generous donations of diapers and wipes. Betty picked up the diapers on Wednesday and she was very impressed by the quantity. Her compact car was full of boxes from trunk to front seat! Here’s what she wrote: THANK YOU SO MUCH, St. Luke’s! That was a fantastic drive, I delivered the diapers to the shelter and Oma Village and residents were so touched and delighted. It seems like such a practical, little bit of help, but it does make a difference for these parents. With much appreciation, Betty Pagett. bettypagett@gmail.com. To find out more about Homeward Bound: www.hbofm.org.

Rotating Emergency Shelter Team ~ November 2017 thru April 2018 schedule for REST (Rotating Emergency Shelter Team): The first Friday of each month ~ November 3rd, December 1st, January 5th 2018, February 2nd, March 2nd and April 6th.

Prayer Shawl Ministry ~ Please direct all requests for Prayer Shawls to Carol Mayer (415) 456-8163 ck7mayer@aol.com

Marin Food Bank ~ Good News! As of March 27, we donated 216 pounds of food-enough for 180 meals. Please continue to bring Canned Tuna, Canned Chili, Canned Bean and Jars of Peanut Butter.

Also, St. Luke cooks provide monthly meals to Mill Street, a shelter of Homeward Bound of Marin.  Contact Stacy Bischoff for more information.

Welcome First Time Visitors!

The deacons have a welcome gift for all first-time visitors to St. Luke - a St. Luke coffee cup engraved with our logo and website address.  These cute cups filled with goodies will be passed out at the Sunday worship services!

If you would like your own St. Luke coffee cup - they are for sale at $10 for one or $15 for 2.  They make excellent gifts too!  Ask a deacon how you can be a proud owner!

Memory Garden Bricks

While enjoying our beautiful memory garden you might be wondering, 'how can add a personalized brick to the pathway?'.  Well it is never too late to purchase a personalized brick for the memory garden.  Bricks are $100 and you may order them through Laura Hislop.  Funds raised help toward the upkeep/maintenance of this garden

 An Extra Can is All We Ask

Please help support those who are going hungry in our community by dropping off your food barrel donations.  Suggested items are: canned fruit, vegetables, meats and juices, dried fruit and nuts, dried pasta, peanut butter, soups, etc.  During Lent, we will have special requests for items so look for those in your bulletin.

For more information on how you can donate go to the Marin Food Bank website at www.marinfood.org.  Please no glass jars.  

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