Dear St Luke Community,
The Rev David Slorpe will be in the pulpit this Sunday and I encourage you all to attend. By now you all know Dave, his warmth and the joy he pervades. Speaking of joy, Dave will be preaching on Galatians 5:16-25 which includes the fruits of the Spirit. In case you forgot what those are, they are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
His sermon title is Joy the World and will include some teachings from The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu.
I’m sure you will welcome Dave and Jan with your usual warmth. You are a joyful and welcoming congregation. I know this because the lovely retired clergyman who worshipped with us last Sunday went on and on in an email about the hospitality of the congregation.
Enjoy and I’ll see you on the 8th.
Yours in Christ,
Reverend Dan White will be available for Pastoral care and support. Dan may be reached directly at 415-272-4207. If you need care on Saturday, June 30th or Sunday, July 1st, please call Deacon Jan Smith who will contact the Pastor available for emergency care, Lora East.
Prayers in Our Lives
Prayers for Mary and Frank Dill and their son George who is experiencing health challenges. Mary and Frank have returned early from their trip to be closer.
Prayers of resurrection for Joanne’s father-in-law, Pete Trifoso, who passed on June 22nd. Pete would have been 94 on July 4th.
Becky V has made it through hip surgery and is healing as expected and recovering her mobility by working with a physical therapist.
Continued prayers for Claudionei’s friends and coworkers-
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 pinched nerve in her neck and appreciates all your prayers.
Prayers of gratitude that Dan White and family are enjoying respite from treatments and getting back to the more regular routines of life.
Prayers of gratitude for Dee Cunningham’s return home after rehab. Cal is thrilled and said she is expected to make a full recovery.
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.
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 .
St. Luke Men’s Group ~ Future Men’s Group meetings: July 24th at the Bischoff’s, September 4th at TBD, November 6th at the Lenser’s.
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.