On, Sunday, September 24, we bid farewell to our intrepid interim rector, Ricardo Avila! We shared in good food, good fun, and a few good tears, as we celebrated the last 4 years of Ricardo's service at St. Luke's.
Part of our celebration included media presentations from the staff and members of the congregation, expressing our thanks, our memories, and our well wishes for his next venture at St. Luke's, Los Gatos in San Mateo.
Enjoy them out below!
In 2016, our urban intern, Graycie Wingo, made it her mission to bring the St. Luke’s community together, by folding 1,000 peace cranes! The goal was to create a symbolic representation of our collective prayers, hopes, and intentions. We successfully reached that goal and displayed them above the altar during the season of Pentecost!
St. Luke's donated a portion of our prayer cranes to the "Cranes of Hope" project at the Todd Cancer Pavilion last year. They collected over 10,000 cranes from the community, with the intention to rebuild this art installation at the hospital. Their goal is to provide hope and encouragement to patients, family members, and all who visit their facilities. An unveiling ceremony took place on September 12 at the pavilion, where they beautifully displayed 14,000 cranes, gathered from all over the community. We are proud to have a part of St. Luke's incorporated in this wonderful project!