St Lukes


From Sunday Bulletin for September 10, 2017


Morning Prayer: We are reinstituting Morning Prayer at 7:00 a.m. in the chapel on designated Holy Days, beginning this Thursday, September 21, 2017, The Feast of St. Matthew. Future days will be published in each week’s announcements. You can also check the parish calendar on our website for future designated Holy Days.  Please join us for this uplifting way to begin your day.

Dinner and a Show is almost here! Please join us on Saturday, September 23, at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for Dinner and a Show are now on sale at $35 per person, a table of 6 for $200, or a table of 8 for $250.  Dinner will be vegetarian lasagna, salad and “Joe-made” focaccia bread, plus dessert!  Of course, Kent is planning a spectacular Show!  To add to the fun and excitement, we will have a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle…so bring your checkbooks J We are seeking donations of gift baskets or other items that folks might be willing to buy at auction.  If you have a business where you can donate your product, or you are an artisan who makes things you would be willing to donate, this is your chance to help out!

If you are willing/able to donate, please email Janet Clark (jarnoldclark@gmail.comand Sarah Thomas ( with the following information:

-Your name/business name

-Item(s) donated

-Retail value of the donation

-Name and address where a receipt can be sent for tax purposes

Please bring the item(s) to St. Luke’s on the night of the event (9/23) by 4:30pm.  Alternately, you can arrange to get them to Sarah or Janet at their convenience. All funds raised will go towards the Lucille (organ) Repair Fund. To purchase tickets and RSVP, please contact Kelly Lauer at or 626-905-5247.

Event Hosted by the Maryknoll Sisters, “Awakening the Brain to Navigating Consciousness, The Active and Contemplative Life, as presented in The Cloud of Unknowing”: On Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Maryknoll, Monrovia, 340 Norumbega Drive, Dr. Charlotte Tomaino will discuss her recent work on the physical functions and structures of the brain which allow us to adapt as we move through the expanse of contemplative states and the precision of active life engagement. If you wish to attend, please RSVP by September 27, 2017, by calling 626-358-1825 or emailing Trish at Flyers are available in the Narthex.

Formation and Membership Classes:  We are finalizing plans for formation and membership classes for those newer to the parish, newer to Christianity, just plain curious, and for those interested in being baptized and/or confirmed in the Episcopal tradition. This multi-week series of 90 minute classes will be an opportunity for participants to explore their spiritual journeys, build spiritual support, learn more about St. Luke’s and what makes the Episcopal Church unique and distinct from other Christian denominations. We will also explore the roles of scripture, tradition and reason, and the history and theologies of Christianity.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested by completing the questionnaire which was emailed this week and returning it to the office.  Copies of the questionnaire are also available in the Narthex.

We need more ushers and oblations bearers!!! If interested, please contact Trish. Training will be provided.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: The Prayer Shawl Ministry group meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the parish library. All are welcome.  Please bring a project that you would like to work on during the meeting.  For more information, or if you know of someone who would appreciate a shawl or scarf, please contact Kathleen Harrison at 626-359-3215 for details.

Weekly Weds. Noon “Healing Eucharist” at 12:10 p.m. in the chapel, with laying on of hands.

Adult Ed./Bible Study, 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays, in the parish library.


“Love Thy Neighbor” Buttons, highlighting our concern for the plight of refugees of all backgrounds, are available in the church office for purchase at $3 each. Proceeds support our outreach ministries.