News and Needs

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    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.

 Cub Pack 53 Fund Raiser

The Scouts are selling popcorn to raise money for their Program to help support activities such as Rocket Day, Pinewood Derby, summer camping and winter overnights.  Dominic Brown will be available this Sunday after Church.  Pack 53 will also be in front of Andy’s market on 10/18-19 and United Market on 10/25-26.  

For more information, contact Yvette Brown at 453-8184 or Lisa Oberoi at 747-9449.

Your Pastor Nominating Committee News

The survey responses have been compiled and the PNC will be creating our Mission Vision Study and Mission Information Form.  These documents will be shared with prospective pastor applicants.

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.

Remembering Florence Johnson

Florence Johnson, a long time member of St. Luke passed on September 3rd after a brief illness.  She was 85 years old.  Florence was an active member at St. Luke and was a dedicated Sunday school teacher.  Her family suggests memorial gifts in memory of Florence be made to either to St. Luke Presbyterian Church or to WildCare.

Food Addicts (FA) Support

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) group meets at St. Luke on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings.  If you, like many of us, have trouble controlling the way you eat, the FA offers a solution for all forms of food addiction.  For more information, contact Barbara, 415-717-1424,, or the church office.

Deacons Ministry

Thank you to all who donated to the deacons fund for the San Pedro Elementary School backpacks.  The deacons and Cub Scout Troup 53 collected and purchased enough school supplies to give San Pedro Elementary School 70 filled backpacks.

Special thanks to Kathleen Murphy and her team of Scouts and their parents who filled the backpacks on Sunday, August 24th.  Way to go!

The deacons' ministry for September is Homeward Bound of Marin’s; their mission of “opening doors to safety, dignity, hope and independence” is coupled with a vision that “everyone deserves a place to call home.”  Visit their website for more information: