Dear St. Luke Community,
This Sunday we worship God with special music and appreciate the choir and musicians for all they’ve given us this year.
Hildegard of Bingen once asked, “Who is the Trinity?” To her own question, she answered; “You are music, You are life!”
Next to the smile, there is perhaps nothing more universally appreciated culture to culture, than music and singing. Music finds its way into our lives in times of celebration and in times of sorrow. We sing when we’re happy and when we're grieving. We sing as a way to remember and as a way to look forward. In the presence of music, our hearts are opened by the Spirit and often a deeper awareness of God accompanies our lived experience.
In our scripture for Sunday, Acts 16:16-34, Paul and Silas are arrested, beaten and put in jail with shackles on their feet. And what do they do? They sing hymns at midnight as the other prisoners listen to them.
Our closing hymn is aptly titled, How Can I Keep from Singing?
Through all the tumult and the strife,
I hear that music ringing
It finds an echo in my soul
How can I keep from singing?
See you Sunday,
Last Week! 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
The Women’s Association has been supporting KIVA for many years. We have made 24 loans in 22 different countries. KIVA is a San Francisco based non-profit that offers individuals or groups the opportunity to make a $25 or larger loan in many countries of the world. The loans are made to people working in retail, clothing, services, agriculture, and food. It is determined how much the recipient needs to start or expand a business, and then people can sign up to provide the loan amount. (It takes many people to fund one loan.) The recipient pays the loan back in a pre-planned manner.
Our loans have always been paid back, and then we have loaned the money to another person or group. Kiva does charge a small fee with each new loan to help cover their expenses.
There is an update on the website from those who take loans, usually written in English, telling how the loan was helpful.
6th Annual Pedal for Protein ~ September 22nd – 28th, Let's ride!
Please use the green envelope to donate ~ noting PEDAL4PROTEIN. A ride for a cause! Supports food bank pantries & projects to help feed hungry people in Northern California. 100% of all donations go to food projects and food justice projects, primarily for the provision of lean proteins.
Upcoming Events & Announcements
All are welcome to attend
The Street Chaplaincy DInner (TSC) ~ Tuesday, June 4th
St Luke will be serving at The Street Chaplaincy dinner. SLP will be serving 80 meals to the homeless and hungry of Marin at First Presbyterian Church in San Rafael. Won’t you join us in service? Janet Abrahamson will (hopefully) be the lead chef for the evening. The St Luke kitchen crew is actively looking for volunteers to prepare, serve and clean-up dinner from 5 until 7:30-ish on Tuesday, June 4th. If you’d like to volunteer, please email Michael~ If you’ve never volunteered but would like to, please do! Serving is immensely soul satisfying.
Presbytery Volunteers Needed ~
Our Presbytery is looking for Elders who would like to contribute by serving on the Committee of Preparation on Ministry. Please contact Nicole for more information.
Mill Street Meal Providers ~ Monday, June 3rd GROUP B
Contact Stacy Bischoff, or 415-233-3406 for information.
Acoustic Sunday ~ Sunday, June 16th, 10:00 AM
A more relaxed worship service.
St. Luke’s Men’s Group ~
Add these dates to your schedule now! We socialize and dine from 6 to 8:30. Bring friends, it’s a great opportunity to introduce them to St. Luke and the Men’s Group. Tues. July 2nd, John Lenser will host. Tues. Sept. 3rd, John Bischoff will host. Tues. Nov. 5th, Michael Antieri will host. If you have any questions or would like to assist the above hosts, contact John Lenser at H-415.485.4333, C-415.446.8418 or email
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, June 11th, 6:00 PM
Acoustic Sunday ~ June 16th 10:00 AM
St. Luke Women’s Bridge Group ~ Mon. June 17th & Tues. June 25th, 10:30 AM
Pizza and Theology ~ 3rd Tuesday of the month, June 18th, 6:30 PM, Creekside, SA
Session ~ 4th Tuesday of the month, June 25th, 7:00 PM