Sunday, December 30, 2018
Dear St. Luke Community,
Christmas Eve was a meaningful and beautiful worship service and I want to extend a sincere thank you to each and everyone who contributed in every way to make the evening so wonder-filled. It was something to behold!
Moving forward this Sunday we look forward to hearing from Luke 2: 41-52. Jesus goes missing and responds;
“Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what he said to them. Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart.
Christmas is over but it’s not over. We begin to think about putting away the tree but Christmas is not over. Perhaps like Mary we need to sit and linger here in these long nights to treasure the gift of this child who is never really missing. Maybe we should, like Mary, stop searching and take in the gift of these days which allow us to sit and listen and do less and appreciate a little more.
These days of Christmas are gifts. Let’s sit in the company of Mary and treasure this time.
See You Sunday,
Upcoming Events & Announcements
All are welcome to attend
Street Chaplaincy Dinner at First Presbyterian in San Rafael ~ Tuesday, January 8, 5:00 PM
The Street Chaplaincy is providing a monthly dinner for our roofless friends. St Luke has been asked to again participate in a meal service on January 8thexpected to serve the usual 40-70 souls. Plan for 70 with leftovers for takeaway. This will be an example of the usual dinner services. St Luke could potentially cook a meal every other month for the duration. St Luke's own Janet Abrahamson will be the menu planner and chef de cuisine for this evening. Volunteers, please arrive at 5:00 or as close as possible and begin
mixing/ mingling/ setting up or prepping food for service.
. Kitchen Coordination: Michael Baranowski
. Kitchen helpers: 2-3 Deacons/ Volunteers especially for clean-up
. Set-Up Coordination: Kathleen Murphy
. Set-Up helpers: 4-5 Deacons/ Volunteers especially for clean-up
Please email Michael Baranowski at for more information and to let him know what you can do to help.
Deacon Ministry ~ January 2019
San Rafael CARE Team is collecting coats and other “warm things” to distribute. Please bring any of the following and leave in the office:
Sleeping bags, Warm jackets and hooded sweatshirts, Beanies, Gloves, Socks, Raingear and Ponchos, Shoes
St Luke Annual Congregational Meeting ~ February 3rd after service, Bayview Room
Expected discussion items; Election of Elders & Deacons, Review & Approval of Pastor's Salary, Review and Approval of Annual Budget, Committee Annual Reports. You are encouraged to attend and participate. If you have any questions or would like more information prior to the meeting please email .
All are welcome to attend
Bible Study Series ~ Wednesday, January 2nd, 9:30 AM
Morning Women's Spirituality Group ~ Thursday, January 3rd, 9:00 AM
Deacons and Committees Meeting ~ Tuesday, January 8th,
Deacons 5:00 PM, Committees 6:30 PM
Acoustic Sunday ~ DATE CHANGE, January 13th
Pizza and Theology ~ Tuesday, January 15th, 6:30 PM Creekside, SA
St. Luke Women’s Bridge Group ~ on Monday, January 21st, and Tuesday, January 22nd, 10:30 AM (3rd Monday & 4th Tuesday, September - May).
Session ~ Tuesday, January 22nd, 6:30 PM