An Ecumenical Ministry in the Parish of St Patrick's Catholic Church In San Diego USA


Friday, November 17, 2023

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St. Luke’s is thriving – and we need your help more than ever to keep this good work going. Many of our congregants continue to struggle in our expensive city.  And yet there’s so much to celebrate as we head into our centennial year. To name just a few …

  • We have been privileged to welcome four newly resettled families from refugee camps in Tanzania and Kenya, which has helped raise our Sunday attendance back to our pre-pandemic levels.  Through God’s grace, we continue reaching newcomers from North Park as well.
  • Our flourishing youth group capped our program year with a trip to Sea World, and ten enjoyed a pilgrimage to Alaska with St. Peter’s Del Mar and the Episcopal Youth Event in Washington, D.C.  We are grateful to all who made these opportunities possible!
  • Over the month of October our children’s program developed six new Godly Play stories raising up American and African saints and wove them together with the personal stories of six of our congregants.  Then we shared these stories with the church in intergenerational small groups on “Our Saints Sunday” at the end of the month.  We hope to make these lovely and moving materials available to the wider church!
  • We are working hard, with help from Boston University’s School of Theology, to create a more “trauma responsive” culture that honors, and creates the conditions for healing, for most all of us who have been affected by the many sides and faces of trauma. Our annual retreat at Camp Stevens was a particularly blessed space for this work.

We need your help to keep these blessings flowing.  We write now to ask for your financial support in the year ahead.  Please prayerfully consider a one-time or monthly donation to St. Luke’s.  You can give by clicking here (and click on the “monthly” button for recurring gifts).

Thank you for your consideration, and please don't hesitate to be in touch with questions -- we'd love a chance to share more about God's good work in North Park, and would love to talk in person with you!

In Christ’s hope and power, and with deep thanks for your support,

Laurel and Colin

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