Dear St. Luke Community,
In this Sunday’s scripture, Saul is out doing what he felt convicted to do; breathing threats and murder against the disciples. (Acts 9:1) Jesus shows up and after quite the dramatic exchange Saul is blinded for three days without food or drink. Jesus then sends a reluctant Ananias to heal Saul. The Holy Spirit shows up in Saul and the rest is history.
Except the history gets revised. We hear the same story two more times in the book of Acts, only in first person as Saul, who has been renamed Paul recalls the event. By the third time, there’s not even a mention of Ananias. The guy who healed him gets edited out of his story. Which got me to wondering how many of us have been profoundly changed by the faith of others, only to forget about them later. How many of those people have been instruments of God in growing our faith, opening our eyes or changing our ways, only to take them so for granted, they’re no longer mentioned in your faith story.
This is the question that came up in bible study thanks to Mary Dill and Sharon Dowson. Each Wednesday a variety of people gather in the conference room to dwell in the Word of God. Each Wednesday someone says something or asks something that contributes to my own questions and musing of what God has in-store. These people are part of my own deepening faith journey. Each one, in their own way, has had a role in bringing me closer to understanding how God works in the world.
Look back, ask yourself who in your life, in big and small ways contributed to deepening your faith. Then write about it, talk about it, thank them for it if they’re still alive, and maybe even more important if they’re not. They’re part of your story and should always be mentioned, no matter how many times you tell the story.
See you Sunday,
Upcoming Events & Announcements
All are welcome to attend
Prayer Shawl Ministry ~
St. Luke’s Prayer Shawl Ministry is looking for knitters whose contributions are needed to supplement our shrinking supply of available shawls. The shawls are given to anyone undergoing treatment for or recovery from a major illness or surgery. Please email Joanne at for information.
Mill Street Meal Providers ~ Monday, May 6th GROUP A
The first Monday of the month. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Stacy Bischoff at or 415233-3406 for information.
St. Luke’s Men’s Group ~ Tuesday, May 7th, 6:00 PM
Mech’s home: 146 DuBois St SR. Socializing & dining 6-8:30 PM. Bring friends, it’s a great opportunity to introduce them to St. Luke and the Men’s Group.
Vision Impaired of Marin Annual Luncheon ~ Saturday, May 11th 12:00 PM
Las Gallinas Community Church at Las Gallinas & Lucas Valley Rd. This Mother’s Day luncheon is sponsored by the deacons and Outreach committee of St Luke! St Luke has hosted this annual luncheon for many years. Bread 7 Roses will be entertaining.
Bring A Friend to Acoustic & Waffle Sunday ~ May 19th, 10:00 AM
Please join us for Acoustic Sunday, a more relaxed worship service followed by waffles in the Bayview room. Bring a Friend Sunday is a time we encourage our members to bring neighbors, friends, family, and grandchildren.
ICC Workshop ~ Soul Collage ~ Saturday, May 25, 9:00-4:00 PM
Interfaith Counseling Center, 15 Austin Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960 $85 Reserve through email: . Submitted by Kathleen Murphy.
The Street Chaplaincy DInner (TSC) ~
Provides a weekly dinner for our roofless friends. St Luke is participating in volunteering at the dinners. The next date is to be determined. For information or to volunteer contact Michael Baranowski at 415.519.8769,
All are welcome to attend
Bible Study ~ Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St Luke Choir Rehearsal ~ Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Morning Women's Spirituality Group ~ Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Deacons Meeting ~ 2nd Tuesday or the month, May 14th, 6:00 PM
Acoustic Sunday ~ May 19th 10:00 AM
St. Luke Women’s Bridge Group ~ Mon. May 20th & Tues. May 28th, 10:30 AM
Pizza and Theology ~ 3rd Tuesday of the month, May 21st, 6:30 PM, Creekside, SA
Session ~ 4th Tuesday of the month, May 28th, 7:00 PM
Serving San Pedro Elementary ~
The Deacons of St Luke reached out to our neighbors, San Pedro Elementary, to inquire about needs they might have for their 600 students. Thanks to the efforts of Jan Smith who met with the Principal and the Community Liaison for the school, we learned of the following items that would help them greatly. We will collect beginning the week after Easter through the month of May. You may drop NEW or GENTLY USED items off in the church office during office hours (M, W, Th 10:00-1) or on Sundays.
Basic stretch pants for kids to change into as needed. Size 4-8.
Underwear and socks size 4-8,
Adult size 5-8 hiking boots,
Duffle bags and sleeping bags for kids
Target Gift Cards