Happy New Year! We look forward to what 2016 has in store for us as we continue forward with our youth programs, bible studies, worship and fellowship, and also the projects we have underway at St. Luke. The kitchen project is moving forward and we have a good plan in place. We look forward to that construction beginning by late January or early February. The drainage projects continue so that we can avoid flooding caused by heavy rains, and that work should be completed in January.
During Advent we welcomed our friends from Pacifica Institute in Sunnyvale. Northern California Director Mahmut Altun and his wife Saule Altun and their members joined us for a soup supper and Advent service on December 16th. See Pacifica Institute’s site for a description of this gathering.
It is always good to see Mahmut and Saule and their friends. We pray that 2016 brings us closer to peaceful and loving relations with our Muslim brothers and sisters.
I wish your Christmas season was a blessed one, and may you have a blessed New Year in a 2016 full of peace and love.