News and Needs

Fundraising Dinner a Delicious Success

Thank you to all who dined with us to support St. Luke on Sunday, November 9th.  We raised a good chunk of the money needed for the sanctuary wall repairs and had a fabulous time doing it.  Special thank you to John Lenser for his planning, cooking and direction.  Also helping to make it a great event, Mike and Kathleen Baranowski, Mike and Laura Hislop, Gladys Gilliland, Ted Vogelaar, Mary Dill, Jan Smith, Carol Mayer, Terry and Carolee Mech, John and Stacy Bischoff, Ken Nelson and others.  

We can't thank Boy Scout Troop 38 and their leaders enough for their delicious peach cobbler, and their assistance with serving and cleaning. 


The New Directories Arrived!

Finally, after a very long wait, the picture directories have arrived.  Please pick one up on Sunday in the narthex or anytime in the church office.  One directory per household, please.


Prayer Shawl Ministry Provides Comfort

"The Process of making a prayer shawl is a spiritual experience for the shawl maker, conveying feelings of love and concern for another."  Janet Bristow

Since 2008, St. Luke's prayer shawl ministry has been providing beautiful hand-knitted or crocheted shawls to those who are ill and undergoing medical treatment.  These beautiful shawls provide warmth and comfort during difficult times.  Thank you to the Marin Knitters Guild who donated 6 beautiful shawls to our ministry.

If you know of someone in need, please contact Elizabeth Van Spyk at 415-419-5103 or by email at hevanspyk@gmail.com.    Also, if you would like to help create these beautiful gifts, please check in with Elizabeth; she can share information on dimensions, the best type of yarn, etc.   We thank our current faithful group of knitters and crocheter's.


Your Pastor Nominating Committee News

The PNC has now started the process of accepting and evaluating applications from interested ministers.  They are reading through resumes, listening to sermons, and conducting phone interviews.  Once they complete their evaluations, they will narrow the field down to about 3 candidates.  The final stage involves  hosting each candidate for an entire weekend during which they spend lots of time getting to know the candidate (and sometimes their spouse/partner) as well as listening to a sermon at a neutral pulpit.  Things are speeding along!

The following individuals are serving on the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC):

John Bischoff (Chair), Ara Apkarian, Diane Bagley, Michael Baranowski, Ada Endress, Sharon Dowson, John Lenser, George Livingstone, Jean McKechnie, Lynn Mercurio, Dennis Rolstad, George Tuttle and Ted Vogelaar.



Deacons Ministry

Thank you for all who supported the deacons' ministry, Homeward Bound of Marin, during September and October.  We were pleased to have their Executive Director, Mary Kay Sweeney, join us for worship on November 2nd.  Ms. Sweeney gave a brief talk about all the ways Homeward Bound helps to transition people out of homelessness.

During November and December, the deacons are support Adopt-a-Family.  We will be collecting money and Christmas gifts for 2 or 3 families.  Look for the tree in the narthex to pick up a gift suggestion.