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The Weekly View - March 17, 2022

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Dear St. Luke Presbyterian Community,

Perhaps you realize we have two amazing small groups that meet weekly.  First, on Tuesday morning a small group of us get together to talk about the upcoming Sunday scripture.  Later in the week, on Thursday mornings, we gather together for a time of meditation.  Both of these groups are open to all.  There are no prerequisites, no tests you have to best, or answers you must give.  You don’t have to know specific scriptures or be good at sitting still.  All you need is a sense of humor, imagination, and a willingness to listen.

This week in Bible study, our normal group of six, was a group of two and a half of us.  (I say “half” because one person’s internet kept cutting in and out).  We took our time telling stories, asking questions and offering answers that only lead to more questions.  I hope everyone will get a chance to attend once in a while.  There is no commitment, so please come on Tuesday morning and join us, even if you just want to listen.

If you need a deep cleansing breath, come join us Thursday.  We begin the time with a short check-in and then we launch into a mindfulness practice that allows us to center ourselves and invites us to let go of anxieties.  Using art, music, visualization technique, and silence, the Spirit offers restoration to our weary souls.  This time is one of wholeness and healing for all who are overwhelmed by the news and toils of daily living.

I hope you might be able to join us for one, or both, of these gatherings in the coming weeks. As always, please reach out to me via email at: or via phone at: 831.207.7356.

Peace be with you all
Andrew P. Quick

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The Weekly View - March 10, 2022

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Dear St. Luke Presbyterian Community:

Thank you to all who were able to attend the Ordination/Installation service last Sunday afternoon.  A big thank you to all the volunteers who help plan, set up, lead worship, serve and host.  What a great opportunity to share the St. Luke church with many of my friends, family, and mentors.  Thank you!

While I sit here reflecting on the joyful celebration this weekend, I am aware that, like Jesus in the desert, the Spirit is calling us to go into the world live the path of peace.  Reading the newspaper about what is happening in Ukraine reminds me that the peaceful kingdom of God is far from reality.  It is overwhelming and difficult.  I find myself lacking the words to pray for peace and so I would like to share this prayer written by Rev. Emily Brewer, Executive Director of Presbyterian Peace Fellowship:

We sigh. We sigh because words cannot express our anguish, our hurt, our despair, knowing that siblings in Ukraine are fleeing their homes for their lives, that the cities and towns that hold memories and culture and history may be destroyed. 

Paul tells us in his letter to the Romans that the Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And so we sigh. Let us breathe together. 

(take a deep breath)

May our sighs remind us
that we all share the same air;
that what impacts one of us impacts all of us;
that life is precious to God and war is never necessary. 

May our sighs be a prayer
for every Ukrainian who worries about surviving today; 
for those who will not survive this invasion;
for those who will survive and be forever changed by the trauma of war;
for those Russian soldiers who question their orders and refuse to use their weapons.

May our sighs be a prayer
for nuclear deproliferation;
for an end to the sin of imperialism and colonization.

May our sighs be a prayer for truth, peace, and solidarity to guide each of us;
May our sighs be a prayer for Ukraine and the whole world.
May our sighs fill our bodies with air 
to breathe through grief and fear and 
fill us with courage and connection, 
so that we are ready to act in solidarity with Ukraine, 
for an end to this war 
and all war.

Friends, let us join together on Sunday to sigh, sing, and reflect on the healing power of Jesus.  As always, please reach out to me via email at:   or via phone at: 831.207.7356.

Peace be with you all,
Andrew Quick

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The Weekly View - March 3, 2022

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Dear Friends and Family Members of St. Luke:

First, thank you to Beth, Erich, Paul, and Ashley for leading such an amazing Fat Sunday Make a Joyful Noise Worship Service. Thank you to all who came to sing and laugh with us.  And apologizes again for the sound difficulties for those of you who tried to participate online.  We look forward to more musical variety in future services and have already asked Paul and Ashley to return in early April.   

As we know, Fat Sunday (which is named to reflect Fat Tuesday) leads us to today.  Today (Wednesday) begins the season of Lent.  As I sit writing this I am preparing for our Ash Wednesday service.  Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season in the church year known as Lent. Lent is a time to prepare for the celebration of Easter and to renew our life in the mystery of the saving death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This Lenten season is entitled Hold On. We will spend the next five weeks examining the places in our lives and in our community where we need to let go and seek liberation.  We will journey with Jesus as we continue to read from the gospel of Luke.  

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday as we welcome Rev. Dan White to preside over communion.  And, we will join together for my Ordination/Installation service that afternoon at 3 pm (both services will be live streamed). As always, please reach out to me via email at: or via phone at: 831.207.7356.

Peace be with you all,
Andrew P. Quick

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