Our 2018 Annual Meeting took place this past Sunday, after being delayed a week by a snow storm. We had a good turn out, spirits were high in the face of our financial challenges, and the chili dishes were fantastic! Read More
Due to the Winter Storm Warning this weekend and the icy conditions, we postponed the Annual Meeting to take place the following Sunday, January 28.
The schedule will remain the same: 9:00am one worship service, 10:00am meeting in the Parish Hall, 10:45am chili potluck lunch and mini ministry fair. Read More
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What is Christian love?
This crucial question is raised every time two people commit themselves to each other in the covenant of marriage. Read More
This summer St. Luke's and St. Paul's are teaming up once again to co-host a Vacation Bible School (VBS). The theme is Experience God's Gift of Water.
In the Bible, Jesus recognizes water as a metaphor for spiritual replenishment and vitality: "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let one who believes in me drink. Read More
The Day of Pentecost is upon us, and so is the Holy Spirit. Read More
Last year St. Luke’s began a tradition of Bike to Church Day, and we introduced a new ritual: the Blessing of the Bicycles at the summer 9:00am Grace in the Garden service. Read More