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Sunday, November 3, 2019

This Sunday

Dear St. Luke Community, 

We had a lovely worship last Sunday in natural light by piano. We were reassured of what matters most in this life, which is life itself, as we prayed for those in harms way. 

As many of us continue to want to help those directly affected by the fire, our Outreach Committee is making phone calls to the churches in those areas for ways in which we can assist.

This Sunday in Worship we celebrate All Saints Sunday; a time to remember those who have gone before us and also a time to wake us up to our own lives and the daily choices we make.

All are invited to bring a photo of a loved one for the Communion table. We will once again take part in our Fallen Leaves ritual, prayerfully surrounding the table with leaves one by one as we process with flute and piano. 

For those who want to read scripture ahead of time; Psalm 121 and Luke 20:27-40. Both scriptures give us plenty to think about. And both remind us that our God is a God of the living here on earth and beyond, eternally present and exceeding all understanding. 

Please don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour or you will show up and have to wait an hour. Not a bad thing to sit and listen to the choir practice, watch flowers and candles being set, bread and cup being laid out on the table. Maybe showing up early could be a kind of worship in and of itself.

See you Sunday,
Nicole

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.

Mill Street Meal Providers ~  Monday, November 4th, Group A

DIAPER DRIVE St. Luke is collecting diapers, sizes 3-5 Through SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3rd. Simply ORDER from AMAZON and have delivered to St Luke 10 BAYVIEW DR or  pick up some diapers today and bring them to St Luke and we’ll have them delivered to moms in need at Oma’s Village.

St Luke’s November Food Drive Barrel ~ San Francisco-Marin Food Bank - Fill a Plate This Thanksgiving. Many families, homeless or not, won’t go hungry this Thanksgiving thanks to our help. St Luke will collect all varieties of canned proteins/meats:  Beans, Peanut Butter, Tuna, Salmon, Sardines, Chicken, Turkey, Beef. You may also donate funds using the green envelope and with the notation FOOD DRIVE. $1 = 2 Meals! When you fill an empty plate, you ease a worried mind and you improve nutrition to help kids eat healthier. Every food item and every $1 changes lives. Please give generously.

Ritter Center Christmas Gift Barrel ~ We are supporting Ritter Center of San Rafael. Ritter Center serves Marin families & individuals who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. St Luke’s Barrel will arrive Friday, November 8th. Simply take a tag from the Christmas tree in the Narthex and bring back an unwrapped gift for that child to the office by Thursday, December 12th.  Our barrel will be picked up by Ritter Center volunteers on Friday, December 13th. 

Ongoing Events

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, November 12th, 6:00 PM
Pizza and Theology - 3rd Tuesday, November 19th, 7:00 PM
St. Luke Women’s Bridge - 4th Tuesday, November 26th, 10:30 AM
Session Meeting - 4th Tuesday, November 26th, 7:00 PM

Upcoming Events & Announcements

All are welcome to attend 

 

St. Luke 's Men's Group ~  Tuesday, November 5th, 6:00-8:30 PM
Michael Antieri will host, 636 Biscayne Dr. S.R. Please direct questions to John Lenser at H-415.485.4333, C-415.446.8418 or

St. Luke Stewardship Sunday ~ November 17th STEWARDSHIP 2020
A Wonder-Full Life-Giving Your Time, Talents and Treasure a special day to consider in assessing your commitment to St. Luke and its ministry in 2020. Letters and pledge cards will arrive this week. 

St. Luke Womens Association Annual Christmas Tea & Program Friday, December 6th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
SAVE THE DATE and invite your friends to enjoy St Luke’s Holiday cheer. The afternoon includes Tea, Coffee, Sweets, and Savories with a Music Program and a RAFFLE.

First Annual 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.

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