News and Needs

Women's Association Meetings Resume in September

St. Luke Women’s Association will resume its monthly meetings on September 1st at 1:00 in the Bayview room.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend this first meeting of the Fall in our lovely Bayview Room. Monthly meetings are held the first Thursday of the month September through June. There will be discussions of upcoming St Luke Events. 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.


In Gathering, after worship on September 11th

After worship we will celebrate our In Gathering. A time to come together after being apart for the summer, reinvigorated for another church year together. While we eat we will discuss our strengths as a church and build a mission statement together. It is on the mission statement that our vision planning will take place. Please come and help us to name what God gives us as we build upon our foundation in Christ.


Bible Study, on Vacation

 Rev. Trotter's Thursday morning Bible Study will be on hold until late August.  Enjoy your summer vacations!


Annual Fundraiser Dinner, October 2nd, 6pm

Get ready for a great night out!  Our annual fundraiser dinner will be held on October 2, 2016. Cocktail Hour starts at 6:00pm with Dinner & Dessert from 7-8:15pm, and Entertainment 8-9pm.  John Lenser and crew have a delicious menu planned: Wine & Appetizers, Salmon, Filet Mignon, New Potatoes, Salad, Walnut Bread, Ice Cream & Peach Cobbler.

A silent auction will be held with some great items - see Laura Hislop if you have something you would like to donate such as a vacation home stay, event tickets, services, etc.

Invitations will be in the mail soon but make plans to enjoy this fun evening of fellowship, great food and entertainment.  


Deacons Happenings

The Deacons are pleased to announce that the July and August's Deacons Fund will go to our backpack ministry benefiting the children at Bahia Vista Elementary School.  Funds received will be used to purchase new backpacks but you may also help out by purchasing school supplies so that we can fill those backpacks.  Items needed are:  <Coming Soon>.  Please make your donation as soon as possible so that we may order the backpacks.

In June, the Deacons prepared and served lunch for the Marin Blind and Visually Impaired monthly luncheon.  

A second annual Blessing of the Animals event is planned for a date in October 8th.  Please invite your neighbors with pets!  


2016 Pedal for Protein

Join the Presbytery of the Redwoods in their 3rd annual Pedal for Protein which raises funds to provide protein rich foods for Northern California food pantries.  The event is September 18-22, 2016, with the bike tour starting in Mendocino, California with views of the Pacific Ocean thru the beautiful Redwoods, fertile valleys, farmlands and vineyards of Northern California with a private tour at the Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis, 268 miles over 5 days.

Participants can ride all 5 days or join the ride for one or two days along the way.  For more information, contact:  Patty Sanders at 415-515-6127 or http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=36619


God and Human Suffering, October 30, November 6 & 13

Following worship on 10/30, 11/6 and 11/13, we are honored to have Theology Professor Greg Love from SFTS teaching three Sunday's after worship in the Bayview room. The number one reason people leave the church is in their inability to make sense of an all loving all powerful God who allows evil and suffering in the world. This is also referred to Theodicy. You won’t want to miss Professor Love in action or the opportunity to articulate for yourself your own understanding.

 

Things Are Cooking At St. Luke

If you enjoy cooking there are a couple of great ways to use your talents to help others:

St Luke Cooking Community delivers meals to members and the St. Luke community when the need arises. Contact Stacy Bischoff to find out when the next cooking day will be held.  Bring your apron and a good attitude!  This is an important ministry as well as fun fellowship as your prep. Email Stacy Bischoff, tenimom@comcast.net for information. Kindly use the green envelope to support this ministry.

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

It is not 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 building of this garden

 

An Extra Can is All We Ask

Don't let your fellow neighbor go hungry.  Please help support those who are suffering 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.  Please no glass jars.  For more information on how you can donate go to the Marin Food Bank website at www.marinfood.org.

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