Outreach, mission, and service are all part of the Deacon ministry at St Luke. Through the leadership of the Deacons, St Luke members and friends have helped provide a number of services to the greater community.
The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress (f). - Presbyterian Book of Order
Deacon Current and ongoing partnerships and service
Now Through January ~ San Rafael CARE Team is collecting coats and other “warm things” to distribute. Please bring any of the following and leave in the office:
-Warm jackets and hooded sweatshirts
-Raingear and Ponchos
REST (Rotating Emergency Shelter)
St Lue partners with this invaluable non-profit helping families transition from homelessness to homes by furnishing and supplying all a family need to succeed in
Marin Food Banks
Throughout the year, St Luke collects donations and works in conjunction with The Presbytery’s Pedal for Protein. Through that program, close to $40k this year for food banks in Marin and Sonoma. 2017 was the first year St Luke sponsored 2 riders raising over $700.
A transitional housing project in Terra Linda sponsored by Homeward Bound of Marin, this community of 14 small rental homes is a new model for modern, green affordable housing for families to seeking to leave homelessness behind in Marin County.
Mill Street Center
St Luke supports with food Mills Street Center which is a 55-bed facility in San Rafael. Under the auspices of Homeward Bound of Marin and is the Marin County’s only night-to-night emergency shelter for homeless individuals. It serves both men and women in separate dormitory-style rooms.
Marin Interfaith Council (MIC)
MIC is a respectful collaborative that celebrates faith traditions, advocates justice and builds community. MIC cultivates a community diverse in belief, opinion, and culture. For over thirty years, MIC has enabled congregations, nonprofits and individuals to make
the Deacons at St Luke provides benevolence assistance for people who show up in emergency need
Shepherding Groups: deacons acting in pastoral care in conjunction with our Pastor to supply meals, visits, calls & cards when needed
Provide hospitality at St Luke events for holiday special Sunday services, coffee & pastries on Sundays, assist in Presbytery luncheon, St Luke fundraisers & other events as needed
Works with the nonprofit Jessica’s Haven in the annual Blessing for the Animals to help provide support for Adults with Special needs.
Assists in supporting The Vision impaired of Marin.