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 PiermatteiRead 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
"Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord."- James 5:14
Both Fr. Greg and I are ready to respond to the pastoral needs of the St. Luke's congregation...Read More
Our Gospel readings throughout the Season after Pentecost (this year, June 11 through November 26) inspire us to carry on the work of Jesus in the world, through powerful stories about his life and provocative parables from his ministry. We reflect on our own lives and how God is calling each of us to respond in faith to support people in need in our parish and in the wider Fort Collins community.Read More
The mission of St. Luke’s Preschool is to provide a high quality early childhood education in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment that will well prepare children for kindergarten and later learning. We foster joy for learning while respecting each child's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth and development.Read More
Pilgrimage is the ancient spiritual practice of preparing and making an intentional journey with God, which may or may not include an element of travel.Read More
On June 25, I gave a presentation on the essence of Christian marriage. For this, I invited participants to read aloud the wedding liturgies from the Book of Common Prayer and the recent liturgy composed for same-sex couples (which many opposite-sex couples now request as well), titled "The Witnessing and Blessing of a Marriage."Read More
Just as a single person with a candle can light up a room, a hundred people can light up a community, and thousands upon thousands of candles can light up the world. What if we were that candle, that light that shines? Can we bring love, light and peace to a dark and chaotic world?Read More