The Weekly View - January 13, 2022
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Dear St. Luke family,
This Sunday we welcome Rev. Linda S. Powers to St. Luke. Linda will be preaching from Ephesians 1:3-14 and John 1:1-18, and her sermon is entitled "What a Difference a Relationship Makes."
Linda was born and raised in the Bay Area and retired in 1998 after a 30-year career with Pacific Bell. Immediately after, she began discovering she had a call to ministry stimulated by mission trips to Lithuania, Belize, and Alaska. She graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 2006 and was ordained in 2008 as the Chaplain/Wellness Coordinator at V.O.I.C.E.S., the emancipated foster youth center in Napa. She eventually became the Program Director for all the Homeless Shelter Services in Napa County, where she ministered to over 700 homeless souls each year.
In 2016, she was blessed to acquire a ministry partner, Beta. Beta is a trained therapy dog that serves with Linda every day in what the Presbytery of the Redwoods deemed as a six-legged ministry. When Beta became a part of Linda’s ministry, they extended their work to the canine reading program at the library and weekly visits to Juvenile Probation youth. Linda recently completed serving two years as the Transitional Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Napa. COVID has changed some of their work, but Beta and Linda are returning to serve those people that Jesus named “the least of us.”
This Sunday we will also hold an election for our elders and deacons following worship. We hope you can stay for the vote.
We hope to see you on Sunday!