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Sunday November 4, 2018

Dear St Luke Community, 

Last Sunday

On Monday I received this in an email from a parishioner and I have his permission to quote;

“I’ve heard a lifetime of sermons and the sermon you gave yesterday was, without doubt, one of the very best I have heard. I was inspired by your message and the passion in which you gave it.” 

When I asked him to reflect on what particularly inspired him, he wrote back to me the following inspiring words of his own; 

“One thing that I really liked about your sermon last Sunday was how you seamlessly wove a number of important themes together: The faith of Bartimaeus led him to sight and to follow Jesus. Our faith is vital for us to invest in with our time, souls, and finances (Stewardship Sunday). St. Luke is vital to invest in. The Christian Church, in general, isn’t perfect but has done far more good than evil. And the best response to tragedies, such as the mass killings at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, is to be constructive and to let our faith show us the way to work for changes in the world. You also gave us a good insight into what it is like to be a pastor at a party! I came to church very upset about the killing in Pittsburgh but left inspired to do my best in being constructive. Life presents many opportunities to help on an everyday basis and I want to do better.” 

I encourage all those who were not at worship last Sunday to please listen as you consider your pledge for 2019.

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This Sunday 

All Saints Sunday & Communion Sunday 
Set your clocks back

Please bring a photo of your loved ones for the communion table. There will be special music and a ritual of remembrance as we honor saints past and present, those who we miss but who are still with us. This is one of our more meaningful Sunday’s at St Luke and I do hope you will come and worship together.

We Remember Them
At the rising of the sun and at its going down
We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter
We remember them.

 At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring
We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer
We remember them.

At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn
We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends
We remember them. 

As long as we live, they too will live;
|for they are now a part of us
as we remember them.

When we are weary and in need of strength
We remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart
We remember them. 

When we have joy we crave to share
We remember them.
When we have decisions that are difficult to make
We remember them.

When we have achievements that are based on theirs
We remember them.

As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us
as we remember them. 

Rabbis Sylvan Kamens and Jack Riemer

Upcoming Events & Announcements

All are welcome to attend

Waffle Sunday at St LukeSunday, November 18th 
After worship in the Bayview room, please join us for waffles and music. ELM (Enriching Lives Through Music) a non-profit bringing musical education and experience into the lives of children will be joining us. Please invite your friends and neighbors.  

Advent Season Series - Begins December 2nd, 10:00 AM
This year marks the 200th anniversary for the beloved song, “Silent Night.”  As we enter into this Advent Season we’re reminded of how much our world is in need of a pause, in need of calm. Join us this Advent Season as we journey together towards that holy night of peace.

Continuing Events

All are welcome to attend

Bible Study Series ~ Wednesday, Nov 7th, 9:30 AM  

Morning Women's Spirituality Group ~ Thursday. Nov 8th, 9:00 AM

St. Luke Women’s Association ~ Thursday. Nov. 8th, 1:00 PM
SAVE THE DATE~ Friday, December 7th 1:00-3:00, Christmas Tea & Program.

Deacons and Committees Meeting ~ Tuesday, November 13th, 5:00 PM 
Note new time.

Committee Meetings ~ Tuesday, November 13th, 6:30 PM

St. Luke Women’s Bridge Group ~ Monday, Nov 19th,& Tuesday, Nov 27th 10:30 AM
(3rd Monday & 4th Tuesday, Sept. to May).

Pizza and Theology ~ Tuesday, November 20th, 6:30 PM
Creekside, San Anselmo. 

Session ~ Tuesday, November 27th, 6:30 PM

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