Dear St. Luke Community,
This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent, and while our sanctuary continues to be empty, it is still decorated in anticipation of the coming of Christ. We have hung our Advent banner, and the pulpit and communion table are adorned in greenery and blue. And even though we will not be physically together in worship, we will be together in spirit.
Our Advent theme this year is While We're Waiting. Advent is the season of expectation and preparation; a time of waiting for the life that is to be – the life God intends for the world. And this year, it is probably more important than ever that we take time – to prepare, to reflect, to celebrate.
Also this Sunday we welcome Rev. Joanne Whitt to our pulpit as she guides us through Advent and the remainder of the year. (See below for Joanne's bio.)
Please join us this Sunday as we begin the season of Advent, and light the candle of Hope.
See you Sunday,
Welcome rev. joanne whitt
Rev. Joanne Whitt has served churches in San Francisco and the East Bay, and in 2019 retired after nearly 15 years as the pastor/head of staff of First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo. Currently she is a credentialed spiritual director practicing in Marin County and beyond, working with people of various faith traditions and spiritual philosophies.
Prior to entering seminary, Joanne was a trial lawyer for 15 years. She has served on the Board of Trustees of San Francisco Theological Seminary and as the Moderator of the Permanent Judicial Commission of the Synod of the Pacific. Currently she serves on the Zephyr Point Board and as co-chair of the Committee on Ministry of the Presbytery of the Redwoods