Dear St Luke Community,
We will begin a four week series on Spiritual Practices. If I learned anything this past week on vacation it’s how very grateful I am for the spiritual practice of writing a sermon. While it was nice to be relieved of the pressure for a week, I noticed a downside. I wasn’t looking and listening as much
This Sunday we will look at what it means to have a spiritual desire to live with an
There’s this one quote by Buechner that every Pastor uses at least once over the course of their call. I’ve used it twice. I’m hoping three times a charm. Here it is-
If I were called upon to state in a few words the essence of everything I was trying to say both as a novelist and as a preacher, it would be something like this: Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.
~ originally published in Now and Then and Listening to Your Life
See you Sunday,
P.S. Birthday Blessings this Sunday
Prayers in Our Lives
Prayers for Mary and Frank Dill and their son George. George is doing much better at home now. The seizures have almost stopped completely and George is doing much better with excellent care.
Prayers of resurrection for Joanne’s father-in-law, Pete Trifoso, who passed on June 22nd. Pete would have been 94 on July 4th.
Continued prayers for
Matheus Castro -3 yrs. old who is currently doing well and beginning to speak again. Bruce Campbell - friend coworker going treatment for a blood cancer which will severely compromise his immune system.
Greg Dowson will be undergoing hip surgery on Tuesday, July 3rd. Please keep Greg and Sharon in your prayers.
Jean McKechnie is battling a
Prayers of gratitude that Dan White and family are enjoying
Prayers for Samantha Tuttle’s dad, Ebb, as he continues health challenges.
Announcements & Upcoming Events
All are welcome to attend
Summer Sermon Series ~ Practicing Faith-July 8th-29th
Over these four Sundays, Rev Trotter will explore spiritual practices that deepen our relationship with God. Worshipping God each Sunday is only one part of what we do as disciples of Jesus Christ. God has given us every moment and aspect of our lives to grow in deeper relationship with God.
Some practices have a long history in the religions of the world. Others are as ordinary as the things we do in daily life.
Pulling from the following books in conjunction with supporting scripture, we will explore a different individual and congregational practice each Sunday.
No need to purchase the books.
St. Luke Men’s Group ~
Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6 PM
Where: Home of John Bischoff, 1 Bracken Court, San Rafael, CA,
Please bring your thirst and appetite for drinks, dinner, and good discussion. Following dinner, John Bischoff will provide you with an update on progress relating to addressing CA Water Shortage Issues.
Please RSVP directly to John at or to Joanne at the office at .
Future Men’s Group meetings: September 4th at TBD, November 6th at the Lenser’s.
Pizza and Theology ~ Taking July and August off
Will resume in September on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM, at Creekside Pizza, San Anselmo. Please email Nicole .
Save The Date
St Luke Annual Fundraiser ~ Sunday, October 7th at 6:00 PM
This year, wear your beads and bangles to St. Luke’s Annual Fundraiser Dinner celebrating New Orleans with Zydeco fillet mignon, shrimp jambalaya, and pecan pie. Not to be missed and invite your friends now!
All are welcome to attend
Bible Study Series ~ Will resume in September.
St. Luke Women’s Association ~ Will resume in September, then every other month on the second Thursday of that month at 1:00 PM.
Women's Spirituality Group ~ Will resume in September.