Dear St. Luke Community,
A few weeks ago we welcomed five wonderful people into membership. On March 10th we welcome three more; Karol Kadel, Jim Kadel, and Mike Varnum. If you are interested in becoming a member as a way to make official what you ‘re experiencing at St Luke, please email me. Membership is a meaningful affirmation and a great way to deepen your sense of community. Just ask those who have done it.
This Sunday we ordain and install three members,
Our scripture focus continues in Luke. If you recall, a few weeks ago, Jesus began by preaching in the synagogue. Last Sunday he took it on the road and recruited disciples. This Sunday he preaches what is referred to as his Sermon On the Plain. Most of us know Matthew’s version; Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.
See you Sunday,
Upcoming Events & Announcements
All are welcome to attend
Crab Feed ~ This coming Saturday, February 23rd at 5:30 PM
$30 Per Capita Please use a yellow pew envelope for your 2019 payment. Your payment helps offsets the yearly payment St Luke makes to Presbytery of the Redwood for each member. Please write “Per Capita” on the memo line of your check.
2019 Initial Offering ~ $30 Per Capita
Please use a yellow pew envelope for your 2019 payment. Your payment helps offsets the yearly payment St Luke makes to Presbytery of the Redwood for each member. Please write “Per Capita” on the memo line of your check.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in concert! ~ Thursday, February 28 & Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 1, 2, & 3
Don't miss your chance to see wonderful local singers present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in concert! Admission is free, but donations will be gladly accepted to support the Street Chaplaincy. St. Luke and other local congregations’ partner with the Street Chaplaincy to host Tuesday night Wellness Gatherings where we join the street community in worship and share a meal together. Last year's Jesus Christ Superstar was a huge hit, so reserve your spot for free at www.theatreatlarge.org Performances are February 28 & March 1 at 8 pm at First Presbyterian San Rafael, and March 2 at 8 pm and March 3 at 2 pm at First Presbyterian San Anselmo. Questions? Ask Joanne Larson or 415-306-1085.
Mariner’s Interfaith Sunday ~ March 3rd 10:00 AM
We gather in worship with the men and women who have shown their dedication in service to the ships and safety that preside over our cherished sea. The St Francis Yacht Club’s, Sons of the Sea Men Choir will bring the gift of music for this special occasion.
Fat Tuesday Pot Luck Feast ~ March 5th, 6-7:30 PM
The night before Lent begins, this traditional celebration brings rich and delicious food together in community. Location TBD. A good time for neighbors and children to come and get to know one another. Email
Transgender Education for Faith Communities ~ March 24th after Worship in St. Luke Bayview Room
We welcome Jordan Decker and the Rev D.r Janie Spahr. Jordan Decker is a nationally and internationally known speaker and educator on Trans Youth Suicide prevention and responsible for developing Trans Heart Line, a non-profit organization that educates and advocates for transgender humans in faith communities. Rev Dr. Janie Spahr created the Spahr Project to continue educating the church on the intersectionality of racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, as we move forward to advocate for justice and love. Creating safe and caring places for transgender people and their families in both church and society is one of the most pressing challenges and opportunities for the Christian faith, community life and church growth today. What does it mean to be transgender, cisgender, or gender fluid? What might it be like to have the experience of feeling as though God doesn’t love you because you feel you were born “wrong.” Come gain insights, language
During Worship that Sunday Janie Spahr will bring The Word as we worship God. I look forward to welcoming Janie back to the St Luke sanctuary.
For Janie and Jordan’s full bios, you may visit this event on our website.
First Presbyterian SR April Mission ~ April 7 – 13, 2019
We are invited to go along on First Pres. annual 2019 Mission trip. They are still working out the details but their tentative plans are below. April trip dates are April 7 – 13, 2019. We fly to the work site on Sunday, April 7, do home rebuilding Monday through Friday. We fly home on Saturday, April 13. We are looking at three sites in Texas that were devastated by Hurricane Harvey: Corpus Christi, Houston, or Rockport. The work assignments include putting up drywall, taping and mudding, tongue in groove flooring, framing, painting, and roofing. Construction experts guide volunteers every step.
All are welcome to attend
Bible Study Series ~ Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 9:30 AM
St Luke Choir Rehearsal ~ Wednesdays 700-8:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Morning Women's Spirituality Group ~ Thursday, Feb. 21st., 9:00 AM
St. Luke Women’s Bridge Group ~ Monday, Feb. 18th & Tuesday, Feb. 26th, 10:30 AM
Pizza and Theology ~ DATE CHANGE - Monday, Feb. 18th, 6:30 PM Creekside, SA
Acoustic Sunday ~ February 24th
Session ~ Tuesday, Feb. 26th 7:00 PM
Deacons and Committees ~ Tuesday, Mar. 12th, 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM