Sunday, March 31, 2019
Dear St. Luke Community,
At the beginning of every worship service, after announcements, I invite us to take a deep breath; a moment to exhale as a way to prepare our hearts for worship. But there’s so much more going on in that request that I don’t say. My hope in that moment is that by taking a deep breath, you also exhale all the to do’s of the week; that all the worries and concerns weighing down your body and soul may be released over to the God who wants so badly to carry them for you. It takes at least a breath to accomplish all of that. But without a breath, I wonder if we would even begin to scratch the surface.
The psalmist who sang this Sunday’s psalm knew this all too well. In Psalm 32, like so many other psalms, comes this word; selah. It’s an untranslatable word but the rabbis believe it to mean stop and listen. That’s what we do at the beginning of worship, but it’s also something we could be doing all days, and maybe especially as a Lenten practice. To listen for what’s going on, inside of ourselves, in our bodies, minds, and souls, is to listen for God. To stop and listen for what’s going on around us, in the world and the people who surround us is to listen for God. We cannot escape the presence of God. But we can turn a deaf ear as we convince ourselves we don’t have the time or the energy. Stop and listen. Stop and pause on this journey with Christ and with your whole self, whole body and whole life, listen for God. Selah.
See you Sunday,
Upcoming Events & Announcements
All are welcome to attend
Good Friday Invitation ~ April 19th 7:00 PM
Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda invites you to join us at 7 p.m. on Good Friday for a one-hour Taize service of music, readings, and prayer.
Directions to 620 Del Ganado Road: From Highway 101 go west on Freitas Parkway. Continue past the last street LIGHT at Las Gallinas to the second STOP SIGN and turn right on Del Ganado. The parking lot is an immediate right. Walk past the Montessori school to the sanctuary.
Mill Street Meal Providers ~ Monday, April 1st
GROUP B - The first Monday of the month. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Stacy Bischoff at or 415.233.3406 for more information.
Palm Sunday Service ~ Sunday, April 14th, 10:00 AM
Join us as we wave palms and shout Hosanna!
Maundy Thursday ~ Sunday, April 18th, 6:00 PM
All are welcome to attend this simple shared dinner of soup and bread, prayer and reflection as we join around the table in the Bayview room. Please RSVP with Joanne
Traditional Easter Worship ~ Sunday, April 21st, 10:00 AM
Service and children’s egg hunt to follow worship.
2019 Schedule for the St. Luke’s Men’s Group ~ Add these dates to your schedule now! We socialize and dine from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Bring friends, it’s a great opportunity to introduce them to St. Luke and the Men’s Group. Tuesday, May 7th, Terry Mech will host. Tuesday, July 2nd, John Lenser will host. Tuesday, September 3rd, John Bischoff will host. Tuesday, November 5th, Michael Antieri will host. If you have any questions or would like to assist the above hosts, contact John Lenser at home 415.485.4333, on his cell 415.446.8418 or by email
All are welcome to attend
Bible Study ~ Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St Luke Choir Rehearsal ~ Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Morning Women's Spirituality Group ~ Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Deacons Meeting ~ 2nd Tuesday or the month, April 9th, 6:00 PM
St. Luke Women’s Bridge Group ~ April 15th and April 23rd, 10:30 AM
Session ~ 4th Tuesday of the month, April 23rd 7:00 PM
Pizza and Theology ~ 3rd Tuesday of the month, Apr. 16th, 6:30 PM, Creekside, SA
Acoustic Sunday ~ April 28th 10:00 AM