Dear St. Luke Community,
This Sunday is Acoustic Sunday and we have the pleasure of welcoming Rev Daniel White back into the pulpit. I will be in worship with you as well, playing and singing along with the acoustic band. Rev Dan will be preaching on Isaiah 43: 1-4 and Matthew 25:34-40. Dan has had many years of experience as a chaplain for Marin Police and Fire Departments. In addition, he spends time at San Quentin as a coach. From where I sit, I see Dan walking the walk and talking the talk when it comes to Jesus’s words;
I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me….‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.
In Dan’s own words; The fact there continues to be so many living in our midst (even on our streets) who are marginalized and often forgotten continues to challenge those of us in the faith community. Certainly the lack of civility and divisive rhetoric currently "in the air" does not help. We need to remind ourselves of what we hold in common with each other, the value of every human being despite divisive voices, and how we can make a difference.
Amen to that, Dan.
Please join us this Sunday,
Outreach and Deacon Ministry
All are welcome to attend
KIVA.ORG ~ St. Luke’s Women’s Association has supported KIVA for many years and they will be a Deacon’s Ministry in the Fall. 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.
6th Annual Pedal for Protein ~ September 22nd – 28th, Let's ride!
Supports food bank pantries & projects to help feed hungry people in Northern California. Organized by The Hunger Task Force of the Presbytery of the Redwoods, 100% of all donations go to food projects. PEDALFORPROTEIN.COM. for information.
Mill Street Meal Providers ~ Monday, October 7th, Group B
The first Monday of each month Group A or Group B is assigned a meal item to provide (fruit, milk & bread, main, salad, vegetable, dessert). The volunteers bring a different food item every other month. Please contact Stacy Bischoff at for information.
All are welcome to attend
Bible Study - Wednesdays at 9:30 AM
St. Luke Choir Rehearsal - Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Women's Spirituality Group - Thursdays at 9:00 AM
Deacons Meeting - 2nd Tuesday, September 10th, 6:00 PM
Pizza and Theology - 3rd Tuesday, September 17th, 7:00 PM
St. Luke Women’s Bridge - 4th Tuesday, September 24th, 10:30 AM
Session Meeting - 4th Tuesday, September 24th, 7:00 PM
Upcoming Events & Announcements
All are welcome to attend
Fall Speaker Series ~ Sunday, September 22nd, 11:30-12:30 PM
Professor Greg Love returns for a Fall Speaker series on” "The Change Toward Wholeness.” Both the New Testament and psychology speak of a person’s change from brokenness toward wholeness. But how does that change happen? Do we just “set our mind to it, and make the changes?” Or is it more difficult . . . and if so, why? Further, what is God’s role in creating this change in us, and what is our role? In this three-week series, Love brings neurology, evolutionary biology and psychology, and sociology into conversation with the world religions’ ancient wisdom traditions to investigate how change toward wholeness is possible for individuals. We will look at two opposing views of how we change (theology and science that suggests only God can change us; versus theology and science that says we have capacities within us to change, they just need help); and a possible third way that transcends those two views.
Gregory Love is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at San Francisco Theological Seminary and The Graduate Theological Union. A native of the Northwest, he graduated from Pacific Lutheran University. He received his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Love has a sixteen-year-old daughter, Claire. He loves to backpack, travel to new countries, meet friends for coffee, and make his daughter laugh.
St Luke’s Annual Fundraiser Dinner & Auction ~ October 6th, 6:00 PM
St Luke’s Annual Fundraiser Dinner & Auction. The dinner will St. Luke’s version of “Gala”, black and white without the tuxedo. We will celebrate with gourmet food prepared by Janet Abrahamson and Michael Baranowski. In addition to great food and fellowship, anticipate great music and a silent auction. If you’d like to contribute to the silent auction please contact Laura Hislop . More to come - save the date!
Acoustic Sunday ~ October 20th
A relaxed service with guitars, drums, and keyboard where we blend secular popular songs and modern easy to sing hymns.
St. Luke 's Men's Group ~ Tuesday, November 5th, 6:00-8:30 PM
Michael Antieri will host, 636 Biscayne Dr. S.R. We socialize and dine from 6-8:30 PM. Bring friends, it’s a great opportunity to introduce them to St. Luke and the Men’s Group. Please direct questions or if you can assist the hosts, contact John Lenser, Home - 415.485.4333, Cell - 415.446.8418, .
St. Luke Women’s Association Annual Christmas Tea & Program ~ Friday, December 6th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Tea, coffee, sweets, and savories with a music program and a raffle. Invite your friends to enjoy St Luke’s Holiday cheer.
St Luke’s Christmas Concert ~ Sunday, December 8th, 4:00 PM
It’s not too early to start thinking about the holidays! Save the date for the first annual St. Luke Christmas Concert, featuring St. Luke members and friends as they share their gifts in song, music and a few surprises along the way. From classical to contemporary, there will be something for everyone in our decorated sanctuary. Following the concert, there will be a complimentary reception with beverages and appetizers in the Bayview Room. Be sure to invite friends and family, and start the Christmas season with music and friendship. All proceeds will go to benefit St. Luke ministries and church.