NOTE: Postponed to 1/28 due to storm warning.
This Sunday, the faith community of St. Luke's will come together for our 2018 annual gathering.
There will be one Holy Communion service at 9:00am and then we will move into the Parish Hall for the annual meeting. Read More
St. Luke's is facing a dual challenge--not uncommon to many Episcopal Churches--of financially downsizing and spiritually prioritizing.
The silver lining that accompanies our challenge is that we have no choice but to discern and focus on our most important ministries, the ones which are key to realizing God's purpose for our church. Read More
Happy 2018! As we head into the Feast of Epiphany, there is a tradition of chalking the door of one's home on January 6th to show that "we are called to make room for God and God's blessing." Read More
"Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us."
This is the spirit of Christmas: venturing forth to discover what God has given for the benefit of all. Read More
Advent can be overshadowed by so many things—few of which deal with the birth of the holy child Jesus. Even something clearly focused on Christmas like a children’s pageant can add to seasonal stress. Read More
Several years ago a few pastors were lamenting how they’d come to the end of an Advent season exhausted and sensing they’d missed it again: the awe-inducing, soul-satisfying mystery of the incarnation.... Read More
It is with a mixture of joy and sadness that I let you know that I have accepted a call to serve as Missioner for Faith Formation in the Office of the Bishop for the Episcopal Church in Colorado. Read More
Advent is a sacred season of preparation for Christians, a time of expectant waiting in preparation for the celebration of the Feast of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. John the Baptist, a voice crying in the wilderness, called the people to return to God in faithfulness, to be ready to receive the gift of God in Jesus. Read More
I remembered Don saying many times that "Everything we have belongs to God; He just lets us keep some of it." Whatever happened to our bank account after that first check was written, we’d deal with, but the first check belonged to God through St. Luke’s. He believed how you dealt with giving was a good indicator of your relationship with The Giver. - Marcia Piermattei Read More
Jesus commanded us to "let the children come" and I am pleased to announce that the Vestry voted at its last meeting to renew its commitment to our preschool. The St. Luke’s Preschool is in its 51st year, and is thus one of the oldest preschools in Fort Collins. Read More
In the two Feasts of All Saints and All Souls, we remember those faithful people who have gone before us: saints from throughout history who have inspired us, and departed loved ones who have shaped our lives. Read More
I am pleased to announce that Monday evening, October 16, 2017, our Vestry voted to become officially a Believe Out Loud Church. We now join 34 other Episcopal churches across Colorado, and 11 other faith communities in Fort Collins, who intentionally welcome LGBT people. Read More
Originally, Christianity was known simply as The Way.
It was a way of life and approach to God, grounded in what Jesus revealed to us in his life and ministry. Read More
We often refer to the Church as a "ship of faith." I'm told when the St. Luke's sanctuary was built in 1965, some referred to it as "The Ark."
A sailing ship is an apt metaphor for the Church, because it reminds us that our forward movement is dependent both on God's grace and our commitment. Read More
Do you wish you could more frequently experience God’s presence in the world without having to visit the Grand Canyon or witness a glorious sunset? Read More
Many of us have been praying daily the Prayer of St. Francis. This is one of the clearest and most specific articulations of the role of a Christian community in a broken world crying out for peace. Read More
The advent of social media has forever changed what it means to participate and join with others in families, in the community, and in the Church.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and many other platforms have created a wealth of new ways to converse, share content and deepen relationships with others, both locally and around the world. How are you sharing your faith in the digital age? Read More
It was the late, great baseball player, Yogi Berra, who once said, "I don't want to get the right answer to the wrong question!" Read More
Do you want your child to have the support of a church community in addition to their family?
The reasons for wanting this are many, but one is the desire for children to establish relationships that will last over the years, creating a network of support that can’t be found in other settings. Read More
In these troubled times, when the human temptation towards acting our hatred and violence is exacerbated by social media, our faithful response can be--among other things--to make the peace prayer of St. Francis a habit of the heart. And that way, we can begin to make peace a habit. Read More