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Deacons Backpack Ministry

Time to start collecting school supplies to fill the backpacks for Bahia Vista school!   St Luke is teaming with Cub Scout Pack 53 to make this a meaningful and successful ministry for underserved grade school children in San Rafael.  Bahia Vista School is both excited and thankful to be the recipient of the backpacks this year!

We will order the backpacks online in bulk and be collecting only the supplies to fill them as well as cash donations.  Backpacks will be assembled on Sunday, August 23rd following service in the Bayview Room.  Please bring any of the items below prior to 8/23/15 and join us in this wonderful ministry.

  • Lined notebook paper
  • #2 pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • 3 Ring Binders
  • Glue sticks
  • Pens

A Little Local Night Music

The  music of St. Luke's Phillip Percy Williams is always a welcome edition to our services, but did you know that you can also see him performing around the bay area?  Below are some of his upcoming performances:

  • Friday, July 10th and August 21st 6:30-9:30 ~ Phillip’s trio will be performing at Rickey's restaurant in Novato. St Luke friends should call to make a reservation, 415-883-9477, let them know you are there to see Phillip Percy Williams.
  • Saturday July 11th 7-10pm San Rafael Joe's. Call for dinner reservation 415-456-2425 and let them know you are friends of Phillip Percy Williams.

  • July 16- August 16th Phillip will perform as the "Pirate King" in Pirates of Penzance at Ross Valley Players.  Go to for ticket info.


Welcome Gift for 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!


Deacons Serve BVIM Monthly Luncheon

As part of the Deacons ministry, the Deacons have been highlighting the Blind and Visually Impaired of Marin during the months of May and June.  On Saturday, June 13th, they provided and served lunch for BVIM's monthly meeting.  

Since the early 1980's, BVIM has been providing support services to the blind and visually impaired.  Currently they have six support groups throughout the County as well as art classes (with the aid of the Marin Society of Arts), Talking Book Clubs, outings and a monthly luncheon meeting with entertainment. 

Current Facts about St. Luke's Prayer Shawl Ministry

“I feel wrapped in God’s love when I snuggle into the Prayer Shawl St. Luke sent me. I am so grateful for the thoughts and prayers of everyone, and I have faith these prayers will see me through the challenges”……gratitude from Prayer Shawl Recipient

The Prayer Shawl Ministry, now in its 7th year of existence at St. Luke, distributed 39 prayer shawls in 2014, bringing comfort and love at times of health challenges and bereavement. This ministry is made possible by the dedicated knitters and crocheters from St Luke as well as donations from the Marin Knitters’ Guild. The Deacons give financial support for materials and mailing the shawls. Yarn has been donated by some of our St Luke members.

Here are a few photos of the many shawls that have been lovingly created…..