St Lukes


From Bulletin for Sunday, May 20, 2018

Evensong this afternoon: Evensong for Pentecost will be sung by the St. Luke’s Choir and invited guest singers this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Neil Tadken will be the Officiant and cantor. This will be the last Evensong of the 2017-2018 choir season. The choir will be singing Felix Mendelssohn’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis – a first for this choir – featuring soloists Caitlin Stave, Trisha Rivera, Eric Werner, and David Conley. Our guest singers are especially happy about singing Randall Thompson’s Alleluia, which has been a favorite choral work since it premiered in July 1940.

Funeral Services for Alice Gellinger will be conducted at St. Luke’s on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. A simple reception will follow in Guild Hall.

Classical Opera Concert at St. Luke’s, Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 5:00pm. Join us for a Classical Opera Concert with Los Angeles singers Raed Saade and our own Trisha Rivera as they prepare for their Lebanese tour. This is a free concert featuring Music of Spirituals, coloratura, Opera favorites, comedy, love and drama. Donations are welcome to support singers on their Lebanese concert tour in June.

SLUGs-on-the-Go: On Memorial Weekend (May 26-27) St. Luke’s Scottish contingent, including both Celtish and the Gordon Highlanders, will be at the Scottish Fest held at the Orange County fairgrounds. Celtish, featuring choir members Dan Thomas, Kelly Lauer and Lester Eisel, will be performing both days. Kathy Eisel’s Gordon Highlander Dancers will be competing and demonstrating Scottish dancing. Allie and Sophie Lauer will be among the demonstration dancers. Come and cheer them on! Visit for tickets and information.

Liturgical Ministry Training: Care to be part of this fulfilling ministry? Or would you like to learn more about all the parts of the worship service? On Sunday June 3rd after the 10am service we will discuss and train for the following: Ushers, Lectors, Oblations, Crucifer/Acolytes, Eucharistic Ministers, and Welcome Table. This will also be a “required” refresher training for current members who are part of the Liturgical Rota. Please make every effort to attend and RSVP to

Sunday, June 3, 2018, Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble and Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra Concert at St. Luke’s: On Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., Jouyssance will be joined by the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra for Henry Purcell’s Welcome to All Pleasures!, the composer’s “other” Ode to St. Cecilia, Orlando Gibbons’ Cries of London, and several other works from the British Isles will round out the program. Tickets are available at the door or online at $25 general admission/$20 seniors & SCEMS members/$15 students.

Parking Lot Sale, Rebuilding Together and St. Luke’s, Saturday, June 9, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Bring any items that you would like to sell to the parking lot on the morning of the sale. You will need to take or dispose of any of your items that do not sell. Please see the flyer available in the narthex for further details.
We are looking for volunteers to lead the St. Luke’s side of the sale. If you are available and would like to volunteer, please contact the office as soon as possible.

A Taste of Broadway at St. Luke’s: The San Gabriel Valley Choral Company presents a concert of hits from Broadway musicals through the years on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. with selections from “Les Miserables”, “Porgy and Bess”, “The Sound of Music”, a medley of Andres Lloyd Webber hits and other favorites.

Growth Exchange: As part of St. Luke’s children’s education program, we are evaluating parental interest in a growth exchange. When your kids outgrow their favorite lightly worn outfits, they could be brought to St. Luke’s and made available to other children who may have outgrown their own. If you are interested and would like to provide input on this idea, please contact Deirdre Duke at

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. Bring a project that you would like to work on during the session. 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.

Adult Ed. Wednesdays in the Parish Library: Bible Study, 5:00 p.m./Adult Formation Program, 6:30 p.m.

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


“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