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9/7: Youth Group Begins after 10am Service
Starting September 7, the youth group will meet every Sunday after the 10 o’clock service. We meet in the Youth Room (Room 113), although from time to time we may move to Room 119 (in Building C near the Community Center). But we’ll let you know about that when it happens.
9/14: Blessing of the Backpacks during the 10am service
Please have your child bring his/her backpack for a special blessing during the service at announcement time. Leave the back pack with your child in the Sunday School classroom so he/she can wear it into church.
9/14: Forgiveness Challenge at 11:30am in the Belliss Hall
A new online project for us at St. Luke’s and who better to challenge us than Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho in connection with their new book “The Book of Forgiving”. Meet Julie Von Pelz after church to talk about this meaningful personal journey.
9/14: Forum about Prop 47 at 11:30am in the Guild Room
St. Luke’s as a congregation is going to embark on two great opportunities to become informed and take action. To start, St. Luke’s will be working with ICO (Greater Long Beach Interfaith Community Organization) to organize and motivate voters to VOTE YES on Proposition 47. To accomplish this goal, we will need your help. Please plan to attend an information session
9/17: Spiritual Classics Reading Group at 7pm in Room 113
We will read Catherine of Siena’s The Dialogues, and in October, selections from the writings of Meister Eckhart. In November we will turn to the spiritual poetry of Symeon the New Theologian in a collection called Divine Eros. And we will wrap up in December with Cassian’s classic summary of Early Church spirituality in his Conferences.
9/21: Divine Feminine / Divine Masculine Meeting at 11:30am in the Guild Room
We invite you to join us as we explore new options for hymns, prayers of the people and blessings that we use in our services. One of the reasons we are having this conversation is that gender balance in the language in our liturgy has surfaced in many of our previous gatherings. Participants have shared that the current use of language often gets in the way of the full experience of our services. We have some resources in hand and are looking for suggestions for others. So if you find yourself yearning for new ways of connecting with Divine Wisdom in our services, come and share your hopes, dreams and vision with us. Questions: Kay Lindahl or Julie Von Pelz.
9/25: CARE to Dine at Buono’s Pizza
This will be the 2ndyear that St. Luke’s will host a restaurant to raise funds for St. Mary HIV CARE Program in the CARE to Dine event. This year we will be the hosts at Buono’s Pizza on Ocean Blvd from 5pm till 9pm on Thursday September 25th. If you don’t like Italian food, then check-out the other participating restaurants participating all day on Thursday September 25th in the fund raiser: http://careprogram.org/events/dine. Please email Tom Crowe with questions.
9/28: Evening of Arts Event
St. Luke’s will host a cross-genre literary event to celebrate the release of Gutters and Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle, a beautiful paperback anthology of poetry, prose and art. Come out to hear local writers and artists share their work from the book, and join in on the conversation. The goal of the anthology is to encourage empathy and to help us see the individuals behind the “it” of poverty, as well as provide a focal point for finding collaborative solutions within the community. There will also be some community organizations and musicians sharing their talents. Doors open at 6 pm, reading starts at 6:30 pm. About the press: Lucid Moose Lit aims to engage the literary arts with social justice issues by using poetry as a vehicle for luminous conversation.