Sunday, April 7, 2019
Dear St. Luke Community,
Remember! Again and again, especially in the Hebrew Bible, the prophets encourage the Hebrew people to remember what God has done for them. Isaiah does this too. And then in a twist, he tells us in this Sunday’s passage, to forget about it.
Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? (43:18,19)
How do we perceive a new thing if it hasn’t happened yet? That’s our creative God speaking. The One who created and is always creating. New things spring forth. At times as though they happened all at once in a vacuum and other times slowly as God hovers. To perceive it is to be open, to listen, to let go. And that can’t happen if we are stuck
The God we worship creates everything new; in ways, our rational minds would only keep us stuck. To perceive is to let go. To perceive is to move into the imaginable realm of understanding; a place where God can work with us, re-shape us, deliver us, and bring us home. Home may not look the same as it once did. Home may not sound the same or even feel the same as it did before, but it is home nevertheless.
Second Isaiah is simply the “poetry of homecoming.”
Come this Sunday. Remember all the good things God has graced you with. And then forget about it. God is about to do a new thing. Can you perceive it?
See you Sunday,
 Walter Brueggemann, Commentary.
Upcoming Events & Announcements
All are welcome to attend
Time to Order Your Easter Lily ~ Here is your opportunity to help decorate St. Luke for Easter. See the insert in today’s bulletin for the 2019 order form. Easter lily plant(s) are $15 each and may be taken home after our April 21st Easter service.
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 sign up on the board in the Narthex if you can bring a pot of soup or loaf of bread. RSVP to Joanne by email at o or call 415-454-2705 for food quantity planning. Bring your own beverage.
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.
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
Mill Street Meal Providers ~ Monday, May 6th GROUP A ~ The first Monday of the month. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Stacy Bischoff at or 415233-3406 for information.
Bring Your Neighbor to Acoustic & Waffle Sunday ~ May 19th, 10:00 AM
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
Pizza and Theology ~ 3rd Tuesday of the month, Apr. 16th, 6:30 PM, Creekside, SA
Session ~ 4th Tuesday of the month, April 23rd 7:00 PM
Acoustic Sunday ~ April 28th 10:00 AM