News and Needs

Your Pastor Nominating Committee News

Very shortly members of St. Luke will receive a very important survey in the mail to complete and return to the church.  This survey, together with input from a congregational meeting to be held after worship on September 7th, will be used to develop our Mission Vision Study and Mission Information Form.  These documents will be shared with prospective pastor applicants.   You will receive the congregational survey the first week of August.  The survey must be completed and returned by August 24th.   We will review and discuss the survey findings during a congregational meeting on September 7th.  In true St. Luke style we will combine our meeting with a potluck lunch!  So look for those surveys in the mail and complete and return as soon as possible.  

The following individuals are serving on the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC):

John Bischoff (Chair), Ara Apkarian, Diane Bagley, Michael Baranowski, Ada Endress, Sharon Dowson, John Lenser, George Livingstone, Jean McKechnie, Lynn Mercurio, Dennis Rolstad, George Tuttle and Ted Vogelaar.

The work involved in finding a new minister is extensive and we thank them for stepping up. 

Deacons Ministry

The Deacons Fund focus for July and August is the San Pedro school supplies drive in conjunction with Cub scout Pack 53.  In order to take advantage of a quantity discount, the deacons will be purchasing the backpacks online.  We are requesting only items to fill the backpacks themselves, or a donation to the deacons fund to purchase the backpacks.  Items needed are:

  • pink pearl eraser
  • glue stick
  • yellow highlighter
  • #2 pencils
  • 3 ring binder
  • wide-ruled paper 
  • ruler
  • colored pencils
  • 24 ct. crayons
  • blue ink pens
  • wide-ruled spiral notebooks

Thank you for your donations in March and April - we sent $565.00 to Gilead House!


Help Our Community

San Francisco Theological Seminary is accepting donations for their 2014 Furniture Fair. The donation drop off dates: Sunday, Aug. 17, 1-4pm; Monday, Aug. 18, 2-6pm, at Lower Alexander Hall. The donated furniture will benefit the student residents and families. Furniture in good condition such as kitchen tables, desks, chairs, book cases, sofas/love seats, and other popular everyday items are needed.

Memory Garden Update

The first phase of work on the Memory Garden, adjacent to the sanctuary, has been completed.  If you have not yet purchased a brick inscribed with your name, a name of a loved one, or a special thought/quote - contact Laura Hislop today.  Bricks are $100, covering the cost of the brick and a donation to the Memory Garden.  

Come Ride with Us, September 20 to 25, 2014

Tour the beautiful Northern California Coastline, from Orick to Sausalito, 360 miles over 6 days or chose a 1 or 2 day ride.

Your Participation will Accomplish

Helping many food pantries along the Northern Coast of
California, seeking to provide Protein rich foods like Canned Tuna and Chicken, Peanut Butter and Milk to Families, Seniors and Children.

For more Information and to Register or Donate

Ride Organized by The Hunger Task Force

Presbytery of the Redwoods
Patty Sanders, Ride Director