Sunday, April 14, 2019
Dear St. Luke Community,
This Sunday is Palm Sunday. Jesus rides into Jerusalem and we wave palms and shout Hosanna. Only Luke’s version of this day has not one palm. Only cloaks. Welcome to Cloak Sunday. Either way, we celebrate. We celebrate even though we know how the week will end on Friday. We praise and we sing for this king who comes to bring peace, as a multitude witnesses all of it.
Luke tells us there’s a multitude there. Just as there was a multitude of angels at Jesus’ birth. And then we hear this; “Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!” (Luke 19:38b) Doesn’t that sound familiar? Those words were spoken at Jesus’ birth with a slight variation. “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!” (Luke 2:14)
Peace in the beginning and peace in the end. But if you know much about the challenges that Jesus is up against, you know that peace is far from accomplished. The divisions are great; then and now.
But not this Sunday. This Sunday we declare peace as truth.Through His love for all of us, it is accomplished and finished in heavenly ways we can’t begin to imagine. And so we will praise and sing and wave our palms.
See you Sunday,
IMPORTANT - Please remember to bring your fish boxes. If you never received a fish box, you may still participate in One Great Hour of Sharing during the collection. For more information as to what that is, click here.
Upcoming Events & Announcements
All are welcome to attend
Time to Order Your Easter Lily ~ Here is your opportunity to help decorate St. Luke for Easter. See the insert in today’s bulletin for the 2019 order form. Easter lily plant(s) are $15 each and may be taken home after our April 21st Easter service.
Palm Sunday Service ~ Sunday, April 14th, 10:00 AM
Join us as we wave palms and shout Hosanna!
Maundy Thursday ~ Sunday, April 18th, 6:00 PM
All are welcome to attend this simple shared dinner of soup and bread, prayer and reflection as we join around the table in the Bayview room. Please sign up on the board in the Narthex if you can bring a pot of soup or loaf of bread. RSVP to Joanne by email at o or call 415-454-2705 for food quantity planning. Bring your own beverage.
Good Friday Invitation ~ April 19th 7:00 PM
Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda invites you to join us at 7 p.m. on Good Friday for a one-hour Taize service of music, readings, and prayer.
Traditional Easter Worship ~ Sunday, April 21st, 10:00 AM
Service and children’s egg hunt to follow worship.
Autism Awesomeness ~ Saturday, April 27, 1:00-3:00 PM
A day to celebrate the gifts and talents of those who live on the spectrum. Autism Is Widespread, Awareness About This Condition Is Not.
The aim of this event is to educate the public about autism. A wide spectrum disorder, people with autism have a set of symptoms unique to themselves; no two people are the same. Autism is a complex mental condition and developmental disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with other people.
2019 Schedule for the St. Luke’s Men’s Group ~ Add these dates to your schedule now! We socialize and dine from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Bring friends, it’s a great opportunity to introduce them to St. Luke and the Men’s Group. Tuesday, May 7th, Terry Mech will host. Tuesday, July 2nd, John Lenser will host. Tuesday, September 3rd, John Bischoff will host. Tuesday, November 5th, Michael Antieri will host. If you have any questions or would like to assist the above hosts, contact John Lenser at home 415.485.4333, on his cell 415.446.8418 or by email
Mill Street Meal Providers ~ Monday, May 6th GROUP A ~ The first Monday of the month. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Stacy Bischoff at or 415233-3406 for information.
Vision Impaired of Marin Annual Luncheon ~ Saturday, May 11th 12:00 PM
Las Gallinas Community Church at Las Gallinas & Lucas Valley Rd.
This Mother’s Day luncheon is sponsored by the deacons and Outreach committee of St Luke! St Luke has hosted this annual luncheon for many years. Bread 7 Roses will be entertaining.
Bring Your Neighbor to Acoustic & Waffle Sunday ~ May 19th, 10:00 AM
Please invite your friends and neighbors to this worship experience highlighting acoustic music. Please bring your grandchildren and invite your neighbors.
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
St. Luke Women’s Bridge Group ~ April 15th and April 23rd, 10:30 AM
Pizza and Theology ~ 3rd Tuesday of the month, Apr. 16th, 6:30 PM, Creekside, SA
Session ~ 4th Tuesday of the month, April 23rd 7:00 PM
Acoustic Sunday ~ May 19th 10:00 AM
Deacons Meeting ~ 2nd Tuesday or the month, May 14th, 6:00 PM