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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
3 Ring Binders
Glue sticks

A Little Local Night Music

The music of St. Luke's Phillip Percy Williams is always a welcome addition 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. 

Our Thoughts and Prayers for the Christian Family

Dear St Luke members and friends,

It is with great sadness that I share the news of Laura Christian’s death this morning (June 18, 2015). I heard directly from Dan the following; "Laura was surrounded by her family, friends, love, laughter, prayers, tears and gratitude. She is free from pain and was sleeping peacefully when she went to be with God.”

Please continue to hold Dan and his family in your heart, in the depths of prayer, that bonds us to the love and comfort that exceeds all understanding given to us in Christ Jesus.

Yours in Christ,


Donations may be made in the name of Laura Marquez Christian to:

Marin General Hospital Foundation
c/o Marin Cancer Institute
100 Drakes Landing Rd., Suite 255
Greenbrae, CA 94904

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

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