St. Luke's Lutheran church is a small, grace-filled, accepting, loving community that has a desire to show the world how much God cares. The congregation began on a farm site over fifty years ago. St. Luke's, members come from many different Bay Area communities. Half of our members come from non-Lutheran backgrounds. Our worship services reflect this variety.
We welcome you and your history, open heartedly, as you are, now.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
"Growth is always a surprise. Wholeness is a surprise. It’s about emergence, revelation, and a letting go of the ways we have defined ourselves that are too small. It is a recovery of parts of us that we have disavowed and even forgotten, because perhaps the culture disavows them. It is a recognition that our healing may be determined by those very parts that we have disavowed, the heart, the intuition, the soul.
You know, you can view life as a movement toward the soul, that we may be here in these bodies for the education of the soul. Education is a beautiful word; it’s a word that’s closely related to healing. Educari means to evoke wholeness, the evoking of a unique, innate wholeness. Perhaps all the events of our lives have this capacity to educate, this potential to evoke our wholeness, to show us ourselves and life in different ways, to make our perspective larger and wiser.
Healing is a lifelong process that we are involved with all of the time. It is possible for people to be cured and not heal, or to heal in the absence of definitive cure. Sometimes people recover physical integrity, but they do not heal emotionally or mentally or spiritually; they live their lives in fear of recurrence or in bitterness over their past losses. Others never recover their physical integrity but live with a greater passion and authenticity than before." ― Rachel Naomi Remen
“Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are.
Healing is a form of growth, if you want to think of it that way; curing is a form of repair. These are very different things."