9:30am Social Media Lab
Sep
24
9:30am 9:30am

9:30am Social Media Lab

Social media has forever changed what it means to participate and join with others in families, in the community and in the Church.

The advent of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and many other social media platforms have created a wealth of new ways to converse, share content and deepen relationships with others, both locally and around the world.

Join Fr. Greg on Sunday, September 24 at 9:30am for an active session of reflecting, sharing and learning, a time to make our faith active through social media.

Bring your smartphones, tablets and laptops to this session where we will post, tweet and share in real time! You are encouraged to add hashtags #SMS17 #Episcopal and #StLukesFC

Read Fr. Greg's column for more information.

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Spiritual Deepening Group - Mondays
Sep
25
12:00pm12:00pm

Spiritual Deepening Group - Mondays

  • Chapel & Library, St. Luke's Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We begin with 20 minutes of silence followed by discussion of the directed reading from the Thomas Merton series, Bridges to Contemplative Living.

Though thematically connected, each session stands independent of the others; so perfect, sequential attendance is not required to be up-to-date with the day's reading. 

Please just show up, or for more information email Ed Gregori.

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Daughters of the King
Sep
25
1:30pm 1:30pm

Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King is a worldwide women's organization with local chapters, whose mission is "the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through Prayer, Service and Evangelism."

Any woman who is interested in joining is welcome to one of our meetings on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 1:30 pm in the library.  We are identified by our silver cross worn at all times.
 
We encourage you to bring us your prayer requests and please be assured they are confidential.

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Singles on the Go (55+) Coffee
Sep
26
9:30am 9:30am

Singles on the Go (55+) Coffee

St. Luke's Singles on the Go is a fun, informal group for those 55 and over. 

We meet every Tuesday morning (except the second Tuesday) at 9:30 at the coffee shop in Sprouts Market (Lemay and Drake) and once a month we go out to dinner at a local restaurant at 5:30 pm. 

Please RSVP to Gail McKenzie or to find out where the dinner is this month

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Spiritual Deepening Group - Wednesdays
Sep
27
7:00am 7:00am

Spiritual Deepening Group - Wednesdays

  • Chapel & Library, St. Luke's Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We begin with 20 minutes of silence followed by discussion of the directed reading from the Thomas Merton series, Bridges to Contemplative Living.

Though thematically connected, each session stands independent of the others; so perfect, sequential attendance is not required to be up-to-date with the day's reading.

Please just show up, or for more information email Ed Gregori.

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9am Blessing of the Animals
Oct
1
9:00am 9:00am

9am Blessing of the Animals

In honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, we will bless the animals at the 9am service today.

For the blessing, bring your well-socialized pet, or bring a photograph or item such as a water bowl or collar of a pet who can't be with us (large, deceased, or not-so-social pets, or if you are going somewhere right afterwards and can't bring your pet).

 

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9:30am Make Peace a Habit: Next Steps
Oct
1
9:30am 9:30am

9:30am Make Peace a Habit: Next Steps

Have you been praying the Peace Prayer of St. Francis for 21 days? Did you attend the Taizé Service for the International Day of Prayer for Peace on September 21? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the state of the world?

Join Fr. Abshire for this Spiritual Deepening and Fellowship session where we look at where to go from here.

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Sep
23
9:00am 9:00am

Eucharistic Visitor Training

Would you like to bring Holy Communion to congregants unable to come to church due to illness or frailty?

Our sister Episcopal church in Fort Collins, St. Paul's, is hosting a Eucharistic Visitor Training on Saturday, September 23 from 9:00am to noon.  

 The Rev. Lyn Burns of St. Paul's writes, "This is a special request to the Diocese that we conduct training in northern Colorado, instead of our usually having to attend sessions in Denver and its environs. I hope that some St. Luke's folks will be able to take advantage of this opportunity."
 
Event page at the Diocese of Colorado website. Direct to registration page here

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7pm Peace Day Taizé Service
Sep
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

7pm Peace Day Taizé Service

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On Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 pm, we will again host a Taizé service of song, prayer, contemplation, and call to action to observe the International Day of Prayer for Peace. The St. Luke’s choir will be joined by the choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fort Collins.

This year, we are inviting everyone to join in praying the Peace Prayer of St. Francis for 21 Days leading up to the service in the “Make Peace a Habit” challenge. The prayer is familiar to many as the hymn, “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace.” Prayer cards, links to YouTube videos, and additional information are available on St. Luke’s peace page.

Each year on September 21, the World Council of Churches calls churches and parishes around the world to observe the International Day of Prayer for Peace, inspired by an initiative for this day by the United Nations. By gathering in prayer and song, we hope to inspire all who attend this service to pray for the end to the violence that has gripped our world and join our wider community in working for peace and reconciliation.

Taizé Chanting is a distinctive form of liturgical chant created by the Taizé  Community, an ecumenical monastic order in Taizé, France. They write: "Singing is one of the most essential elements of worship. Short songs, repeated again and again, give it a meditative character. As the words are sung over many times, this reality gradually penetrates the whole being, [allowing] everyone to take part in a time of prayer together and to remain together in attentive waiting on God." Visit the monastery’s website for more information about Taizé.

ALL WELCOME!

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Spiritual Deepening Group - Wednesdays
Sep
20
7:00am 7:00am

Spiritual Deepening Group - Wednesdays

  • Chapel & Library, St. Luke's Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We begin with 20 minutes of silence followed by discussion of the directed reading from the Thomas Merton series, Bridges to Contemplative Living.

Though thematically connected, each session stands independent of the others; so perfect, sequential attendance is not required to be up-to-date with the day's reading.

Please just show up, or for more information email Ed Gregori.

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Singles on the Go (55+) Coffee
Sep
19
9:30am 9:30am

Singles on the Go (55+) Coffee

St. Luke's Singles on the Go is a fun, informal group for those 55 and over. 

We meet every Tuesday morning (except the second Tuesday) at 9:30 at the coffee shop in Sprouts Market (Lemay and Drake) and once a month we go out to dinner at a local restaurant at 5:30 pm. 

Please RSVP to Gail McKenzie or to find out where the dinner is this month

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Spiritual Deepening Group - Mondays
Sep
18
12:00pm12:00pm

Spiritual Deepening Group - Mondays

  • Chapel & Library, St. Luke's Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We begin with 20 minutes of silence followed by discussion of the directed reading from the Thomas Merton series, Bridges to Contemplative Living.

Though thematically connected, each session stands independent of the others; so perfect, sequential attendance is not required to be up-to-date with the day's reading. 

Please just show up, or for more information email Ed Gregori.

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7pm Dale Nickell Organ Recital
Sep
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

7pm Dale Nickell Organ Recital

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Dale Nickell had his first encounter with the organ at the Halloween Organ Extravaganza at CSU, the very first time he had seen and heard a pipe organ in person.

In the few years since then, he has taken up its study with a love for sacred music and a fascination with the instrument while showing extraordinary musical growth and potential. Dale has received prestigious musical awards and scholarships such as the Wendel Diebel Music Performance Award.

He serves as the organist at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fort Collins and as the assistant organist at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Fort Collins. He is a senior organ performance major at Colorado State University under the instruction of Dr. Joel Bacon. He also studies piano with Dr. Janet Landreth.

Reception to follow.

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Daughters of the King
Sep
11
1:30pm 1:30pm

Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King is a worldwide women's organization with local chapters, whose mission is "the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through Prayer, Service and Evangelism."

Any woman who is interested in joining is welcome to one of our meetings on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 1:30 pm in the library.  We are identified by our silver cross worn at all times.
 
We encourage you to bring us your prayer requests and please be assured they are confidential.

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Spiritual Deepening Group - Mondays
Sep
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Spiritual Deepening Group - Mondays

  • Chapel & Library, St. Luke's Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please note: this group is in recess for the summer and will return after Labor Day.

We begin with 20 minutes of silence followed by discussion of the directed reading from the Thomas Merton series, Bridges to Contemplative Living.

Though thematically connected, each session stands independent of the others; so perfect, sequential attendance is not required to be up-to-date with the day's reading. 

Please just show up, or for more information email Ed Gregori.

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Fall Kickoff Pancake Breakfast
Sep
10
8:30am 8:30am

Fall Kickoff Pancake Breakfast

As we settle into fall after a summer of vacations, bikes and ballgames, what better time to come together in community. Join us for pancakes, sausage and more and reconnect with all of us at St. Luke’s. (Gluten free pancakes and vegetarian sausage available also.)

We will not be serving doughnut holes that day, so if you are coming to the 10:30am service, please come early and join us for breakfast before worship.

RSVP here

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Spiritual Deepening Group - Wednesdays
Sep
6
7:00am 7:00am

Spiritual Deepening Group - Wednesdays

  • Chapel & Library, St. Luke's Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We begin with 20 minutes of silence followed by discussion of the directed reading from the Thomas Merton series, Bridges to Contemplative Living.

Though thematically connected, each session stands independent of the others; so perfect, sequential attendance is not required to be up-to-date with the day's reading.

Please just show up, or for more information email Ed Gregori.

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Singles on the Go (55+) Coffee
Sep
5
9:30am 9:30am

Singles on the Go (55+) Coffee

St. Luke's Singles on the Go is a fun, informal group for those 55 and over. 

We meet every Tuesday morning (except the second Tuesday) at 9:30 at the coffee shop in Sprouts Market (Lemay and Drake) and once a month we go out to dinner at a local restaurant at 5:30 pm. 

Please RSVP to Gail McKenzie or to find out where the dinner is this month

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Fall Bike to Church Day & 9am Blessing of the Bicycles
Sep
3
8:00am 8:00am

Fall Bike to Church Day & 9am Blessing of the Bicycles

Do you normally drive your car to church? Join the growing number of bicycle riders in our Fort Collins community and ride to church on Labor Day Weekend. (Tour de Fat costumes optional.)

We invite you to bike to St. Luke’s on Sunday, September 3, any of the three services (8, 9 and 10am), followed by Silver Grill cinnamon rolls and coffee in the Narthex.

In addition, we will celebrate a Blessing of the Bicycles at the 9:00am Grace in the Garden outdoor service.

As Christians we are called to follow the path of Jesus. When Jesus walked the earth, he led a simple life. He walked on foot, rode on a donkey, or took a boat. Sometimes he skipped the boat and even walked on water. If Jesus was here with us today, how would he travel?

If he lived in Fort Collins, he might ride a bicycle sometimes. He wouldn't always ride a bicycle, but there are times he might. Why would he ride a bicycle? If he saw an opportunity in reaching the lost he probably would. If he saw a way to help someone who is in need he probably would. If it could be an opportunity to commune with God he probably would. If it was a time to meet with His disciples he probably would.

Have you wished to see God's creation at a slower pace on your way to church?

  • Perhaps you have a friend that would like to ride with you who’s never been to church before.

  • Perhaps you like to bicycle and seeking a deeper connection with God and the church.

  • Perhaps you want to ride to church and exercise both your spirit and your body.

  • Perhaps you want reduce your impact on God's creation.

  • Perhaps you want to see our community in a new way and find an opportunity to help someone in need.

This is your opportunity. Take it!

Adapted from National Bike to Church Day.

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Singles on the Go (55+) Coffee
Aug
29
9:30am 9:30am

Singles on the Go (55+) Coffee

St. Luke's Singles on the Go is a fun, informal group for those 55 and over. 

We meet every Tuesday morning (except the second Tuesday) at 9:30 at the coffee shop in Sprouts Market (Lemay and Drake) and once a month we go out to dinner at a local restaurant at 5:30 pm. 

Please RSVP to Gail McKenzie or to find out where the dinner is this month

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Deadline to Register for October Diocesan Convention
Aug
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

Deadline to Register for October Diocesan Convention

130th Annual Convention of The Episcopal Church in Colorado

Each year, representatives from around our diocese gather for worship, workshops, and community as well as to review and discuss issues, policies, and structures.

October 12-14, 2017
Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main Street, Grand Junction
The Convention will begin with the Eucharist, Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 pm at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction and conclude in the mid-afternoon, Saturday, October 14.

Theme:
Our Convention theme this year is “Engaging the World in Love: Reconciliation and Grace.” In our Baptismal Covenant, one of the simplest questions is also one of the most profound and difficult ones: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbors as yourself?  At the very foundation of our faith, we make a promise, “I will with God’s help.” We are excited to welcome to Grand Junction The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts-Schori, former Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church; the Rev. Canon Mark Stevenson, Director of Episcopal Migration Ministry; Samuel Mampunza, MD, PhD, Vice President, Protestant University in the Congo; and Soul to Soul with the Rev. Tawana Davis and the Rev. Dr. Dawn Riley Duval. Speakers will also be giving workshops.

Cost:
The registration cost this year is the same as last year: $175 per attendee.

Register HERE

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Daughters of the King
Aug
28
1:30pm 1:30pm

Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King is a worldwide women's organization with local chapters, whose mission is "the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through Prayer, Service and Evangelism."

Any woman who is interested in joining is welcome to one of our meetings on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 1:30 pm in the library.  We are identified by our silver cross worn at all times.
 
We encourage you to bring us your prayer requests and please be assured they are confidential.

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Spiritual Deepening Group - Wednesdays
Aug
23
7:00am 7:00am

Spiritual Deepening Group - Wednesdays

  • Chapel & Library, St. Luke's Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We begin with 20 minutes of silence followed by discussion of the directed reading from the Thomas Merton series, Bridges to Contemplative Living.

Though thematically connected, each session stands independent of the others; so perfect, sequential attendance is not required to be up-to-date with the day's reading.

Please just show up, or for more information email Ed Gregori.

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Singles on the Go (55+) Coffee
Aug
22
9:30am 9:30am

Singles on the Go (55+) Coffee

St. Luke's Singles on the Go is a fun, informal group for those 55 and over. 

We meet every Tuesday morning (except the second Tuesday) at 9:30 at the coffee shop in Sprouts Market (Lemay and Drake) and once a month we go out to dinner at a local restaurant at 5:30 pm. 

Please RSVP to Gail McKenzie or to find out where the dinner is this month

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Spiritual Deepening Group - Wednesdays
Aug
16
7:00am 7:00am

Spiritual Deepening Group - Wednesdays

  • Chapel & Library, St. Luke's Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We begin with 20 minutes of silence followed by discussion of the directed reading from the Thomas Merton series, Bridges to Contemplative Living.

Though thematically connected, each session stands independent of the others; so perfect, sequential attendance is not required to be up-to-date with the day's reading.

Please just show up, or for more information email Ed Gregori.

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Singles on the Go (55+) Coffee
Aug
15
9:30am 9:30am

Singles on the Go (55+) Coffee

St. Luke's Singles on the Go is a fun, informal group for those 55 and over. 

We meet every Tuesday morning (except the second Tuesday) at 9:30 at the coffee shop in Sprouts Market (Lemay and Drake) and once a month we go out to dinner at a local restaurant at 5:30 pm. 

Please RSVP to Gail McKenzie or to find out where the dinner is this month

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Spiritual Deepening Group - Wednesdays
Aug
9
7:00am 7:00am

Spiritual Deepening Group - Wednesdays

  • Chapel & Library, St. Luke's Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We begin with 20 minutes of silence followed by discussion of the directed reading from the Thomas Merton series, Bridges to Contemplative Living.

Though thematically connected, each session stands independent of the others; so perfect, sequential attendance is not required to be up-to-date with the day's reading.

Please just show up, or for more information email Ed Gregori.

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