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Sunday, February 3, 2019

This Sunday 

Dear St. Luke Community,

This is a big Sunday. All Sundays are big as we worship God, but we will also be gifted with the enjoyment of receiving five new members. We are most grateful to God for the presence of the entire St Luke community and our hearts sing with thanksgiving as people feel called to deepen their commitment through membership or make official what they've already been experiencing at St Luke. To do so on a Sunday when we celebrate the Lord’s Supper makes it all the more meaningful as we remember and affirm our experience as one body in Christ.

Following worship, we gather for our Annual Congregational Meeting. All are welcome to attend. Members will vote on our annual budget, the election of new Elders and Deacons as we listen to reports from committees and chairpersons. There will be a light lunch provided.

In Worship, we hear part two of last week’s scripture. Jesus came home to preach in the synagogue. It was his inaugural moment and he read from the beloved prophet Isaiah. All went well and this week we pick up from where we left off. By the end of the reading, the crowd wants to throw Jesus from a cliff. (Luke 4:21-30) What happened? How did we go from “All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth.”(vs 22) to “…all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built so that they might hurl him off the cliff” (27,28) in just 5 verses? 

We’ll explore the answer to that and more this Sunday.

Yours in Christ,

Deacon Ministry

All are welcome to attend

First Presbyterian SR April Mission April 7 – 13, 2019
We are invited to go along on First Pres. annual 2019 Mission trip. They are still working out the details but their tentative plans are below. April trip dates are April 7 – 13, 2019. We fly to the work site on Sunday, April 7, do home rebuilding Monday through Friday. We fly home on Saturday, April 13. We are looking at three sites in Texas that were devastated by Hurricane Harvey: Corpus Christi, Houston, or Rockport. The work assignments include putting up drywall, taping and mudding, tongue in groove flooring, framing, painting, and roofing. Construction experts guide volunteers every step.

Upcoming Events & Announcements

All are welcome to attend

St. Luke Progressive Dinner Saturday, March 16th 6:00 PM -9:00 PM 
There are 12 spaces available first come first serve at $50 per person. Appetizers at Mech’s home at 5:30. The main entree at the Endress’ home at 7:00. Dessert at the Gettler’s home at 8:15. To reserve a spot contact Joanne at 415-454-2705 or  

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   .

Mariner’s Interfaith Sunday ~ March 3rd 10:00 AM
We gather in worship with the men and women who have shown their dedication in service to the ships and safety that preside over our cherished sea. The St Francis Yacht Club’s, Sons of the Sea Men Choir will bring the gift of music for this special occasion.

Fat Tuesday Feast ~ March 5th
The night before Lent begins, this traditional celebration brings rich and delicious food together in community. Location TBD.  A good time for neighbors and children to come and get to know one another. Email

Upcoming Cursillo Weekends ~
Women's Cursillo Weekend - May 2-9, 2019
Men's Cursillo Weekend - May 16-19, 2019

Applications online at 
Cursillo Church Representative:
John Bischoff

Continuing Events

All are welcome to attend 

Bible Study Series ~ Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 9:30 AM 

Morning Women's Spirituality Group ~ Thursday, Feb. 7th, 9:00 AM

Deacons and Committees ~ Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM

St. Luke Women’s Bridge Group ~ Monday, Feb. 18th & Tuesday, Feb. 26th, 10:30 AM

Pizza and Theology ~ Tuesday, Feb. 19th, 6:30 PM Creekside, SA

Acoustic Sunday ~ February TBD

Session ~ Tuesday, Feb. 26th 7:00 PM

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