The Path: A Journey Through the Bible
Sep
11
to Nov 13

The Path: A Journey Through the Bible

Walk in the footsteps of faithful men and women who have done their best to follow God's call. The Path is the story of the Bible, excerpted from the New Revised Standard Version so that it is clear and easy to read. Follow the path of God's love all the way from the beginning to the end, from Adam's creation to John's revelation.

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Sewing Day
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Sewing Day

The Quilting Group is having more sewing days to make items to benefit the organ restoration fund. We will be making denim bags, pot holders, coasters, and other sewing and craft items to sell at this fall’s Bazaar and Silent Auction.  There will be tasks for sewers (bring your portable sewing machine if you have one) and non-sewers (cutting, turning, ironing, pinning, etc.). Anyone is welcome to join us. The items will be sold at a fundraiser in the fall.  

Please let Tammie Gregori know if you will attend. tammiegregori@mac.com or 970-481-7537 (c).  

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Piano Meditations to Soothe the Soul with Christy French
Oct
7
to Mar 2

Piano Meditations to Soothe the Soul with Christy French

This is intended as opportunity to sit in stillness and simplicity with piano music as a backdrop—an opportunity to pull away from the busyness of the day. May we view this time not as a “concert,” but as an “offering up” of our thoughts, our minds and souls. May our pause be an open door for God’s indwelling presence.

Enjoy Christy’s beautiful music the first Monday of every month at 1:15pm at St. Luke’s chapel.

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Bach, Brews & Brats
Oct
20
10:30 AM10:30

Bach, Brews & Brats

It's the Feast Day of St. Luke and we’re celebrating with Bach!

Described as a service that will be a feast for the senses, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church presents Bach, Brews & Brats on Sunday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m. This beautifully crafted service will include famous Bach hymns and organ works and culminates with J.S. Bach’s Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden BWV 230.

The world-famous Ensemble Heinavanker will be flying all the way from the country of Estonia to share their talents with us. This exquisite 7-person vocal ensemble will join the St. Luke's Parish Choir in performing the Bach cantata during the sermon time of the service.

Following such Divine spiritual sustenance, and in line with Bach’s German roots, we’ll feed the body at a rousing barbecue complete with bratwurst, assorted microbrews and root beer and polka music performed by CSU’s Neue Polka Colorado (NPC).

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St. Luke's Day Celebration
Oct
20
10:30 AM10:30

St. Luke's Day Celebration

Be sure to mark your calendars for October 20th, 2019. This date marks the return of the St. Luke's celebration of Beer, Bach and Brats. We have a very special addition to our festivities this year: The world-famous Ensemble Heinavanke will be flying all the way from the country of Estonia to share their talents with our church. This exquisite 7-person vocal ensemble will join the St. Luke's Parish Choir in performing a Bach cantata during the sermon time of the 10:30 service. They will also share their unique sound as the Offertory. 

After the Service we will have an Octoberfest style lunch of beer, brats and a polka band.  

Be sure to return to St. Luke's that evening at 7:00pm to hear an exciting variety of ancient church music as well as traditional music from Estonia and the surrounding native region. This is native music from people steeped in the culture and tradition in which the music was written, that we as Americans, don't often get to experience. 

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Heinavanker - Estonian Vocal Ensemble
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Heinavanker - Estonian Vocal Ensemble

Songs of Olden Times: Sacred Music, Estonian Folk Hymns and Runic Songs

Heinavanker, an Estonian vocal ensemble is a convocation of a few of Estonia’s finest voices performing ageless music, ancient to modern. While rooted in liturgical chant and Renaissance polyphony, the group’s repertoire makes room as well for vitalizing arrangements of early Estonian folk hymns and runic songs and sacred works by contemporaries such as Arvo Pärt and Cyrillus Kreek.

Free Will Offering - All Welcome

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Loss & Love
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Loss & Love

An evening filled with an exploration of the human experience. With music from the Renaissance to brand new works that will be sure to evoke fond memories as well as tug at your heart strings. 

Featuring original music by conductor Andrew J Hill alongside works by  ​Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Gustav Holst, Kim Andre Arnesen,  Z Randall Stroope, and many more. 

Tickets $15 adults, $10 students, $5 children http://www.focochorale.org

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Sunday School Kick Off Carnival
Sep
8
10:15 AM10:15

Sunday School Kick Off Carnival

Back to Sunday School Carnival! Do you have children between the age of 3 and 7th grade? St. Luke’s Sunday School programs will start back up Sunday September 8 with a CARNIVAL on the front lawn at 10:15!

Sunday School will begin each week at 10:15. Students will go to Sunday School class and then join their families in the service as the peace is exchanged. 

Through child-friendly discussions, crafts, and other activities, your kids will learn stories from the Bible and discover how God works in their lives!

Please fill out a registration form here or see Liz Richardson for more information.

Contact Liz at children@stlukesfc.org with questions or to volunteer as a teacher! 

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Hawaiian PuPu Party
Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

Hawaiian PuPu Party

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the new St. Luke’s bathrooms!

We did it! We decided it was time for new bathrooms at St. Luke’s, we raised the money, and as of Labor Day they will be complete.

What better way to celebrate this accomplishment than with a little party – A PuPu Party.

You’ve heard of a PuPu Platter (a delicious assortment of Hawaiian appetizers)? Neither had I. But can you think of a more appropriate name for a bathroom grand opening than this.

We’re pulling out all the stops: Mai Tais, Tiki Torches, Palm Trees and Parrots, Hawaiian Music, and whatever else we can find to set the mood. And of course, don’t forget the PuPu.

Join us for our first and probably only PuPu Party - Hawaiian Happy Hour - St. Luke’s Courtyard.

Please bring your favorite PuPu.

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What's Your Plan?
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

What's Your Plan?

Who would make your medical decisions if you were unable to speak for yourself?

We can help you create or update and properly share you advance directive documents to ensure you have a say and a plan for future medical treatment, all at no cost!

Attend the educational presentation at St. Luke’s to learn more.

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Children's Chapel
Aug
25
10:30 AM10:30

Children's Chapel

Join us for a child-centered church service full of prayer, singing, learning, and fun! Children 3 and older are invited to attend this special children’s service. Teens and adults who would like to assist are invited to attend this activity, too. Children will rejoin their families in the church during the exchange of peace.

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Sewing Day
Aug
24
9:00 PM21:00

Sewing Day

The Quilting Group is having more sewing days to make items to benefit the organ restoration fund. We will be making denim bags, pot holders, coasters, and other sewing and craft items to be sold at this fall’s Bazaar and Silent Auction. There will be tasks for sewers (bring your portable sewing machine if you have one) and non-sewers (cutting, turning, ironing, pinning, etc.). Anyone is welcome to join us.

We will send someone to pick up sandwiches for lunch, or you can bring a sack lunch. Stay the whole time, or come for whatever time you can give.  The items will be sold at a fundraiser in the fall.  

Please let Tammie Gregori know if you will attend. tammiegregori@mac.com or 970-481-7537 (c).  

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Back to School Blessing for Teachers & Students
Aug
18
10:30 AM10:30

Back to School Blessing for Teachers & Students

On Sunday, August the 18th during the 10:30 worship service we will show our love and support for all those who are starting another school year.

Whether you’re a student at elementary school or graduate school, a teacher of any level or secretary at an educational institution, we realize that you’ll soon be embarking on another year of education, support, work, and play. We want to offer a special community blessing and prayer for you.

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Roots of the Immigration Crisis: The Reality in Mexico
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Roots of the Immigration Crisis: The Reality in Mexico

ISAAC (Interfaith Solidarity and Accompaniment Coalition of Northern Colorado) is excited to present Ms. Soila Luna Pineda, General Coordinator of the human rights organization, Fundación Don Sergio Méndez Arceo, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 

Ms. Pineda will present (in Spanish with translation) a panorama of what is happening in Mexico, the challenges and hopes for the Mexican people with respect to food security, protection of human rights, and protection of the environment. Her presentation will speak to the theme “Roots of the Immigration Crisis: The Reality in Mexico.”

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Children's Chapel
Jul
21
10:30 AM10:30

Children's Chapel

Join us for a child-centered church service full of prayer, singing, learning, and fun! Children 3 and older are invited to attend this special children’s service. Teens and adults who would like to assist are invited to attend this activity, too. Children will rejoin their families in the church during the exchange of peace.  

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All-Church Fellowship BBQ
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

All-Church Fellowship BBQ

It's Winner Winner Chicken Dinner this month for our July All-Church Fellowship BBQ.

Doug Rice of Jodar Farms will be smoking his farm-raised chickens for all to enjoy.

Hosted by Vestry Members: Jana Parker, Abby Shupe and Carol Hollowed, they invite you to join us for an awesome time of fellowship, food & fun! Lawn games and activities also.

Please bring either a salad, side dish, or dessert to share.

Also BYOB and a lawn chair.

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Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship - Believe Outloud: Readers’ Theatre of Hearts Unbound, story of Jesus' Encounter with the Canaanite Woman
Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship - Believe Outloud: Readers’ Theatre of Hearts Unbound, story of Jesus' Encounter with the Canaanite Woman

Join us to read a dramatization of the story of Jesus and the Canaanite woman as a way of examining how we treat those different from us. Participants will read from a script and afterward we will reflect on our own experiences with loving our neighbors. We will read from a series of short plays, meant to be read rather than performed, called Hearts Unbound, by David R. Weiss.

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Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship - Believe Outloud: Readers’ Theatre of Hearts Unbound, story of Ruth
Jul
7
9:00 AM09:00

Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship - Believe Outloud: Readers’ Theatre of Hearts Unbound, story of Ruth

Join us to read a dramatization of the Book of Ruth as a way of examining how we treat those different from us. Participants will read from a script and afterward we will reflect on our own experiences with loving our neighbors. We will read from a series of short plays, meant to be read rather than performed, called Hearts Unbound, by David R. Weiss.

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Wednesday Bible Study: Run with the Horses by Eugene Peterson
Jun
26
10:30 AM10:30

Wednesday Bible Study: Run with the Horses by Eugene Peterson

In a series of profound reflections on the life of Jeremiah the prophet, Eugene Peterson explores the heart of what it means to be fully and genuinely human. His writing is filled with humor and self-reflection, insight and wisdom, helping to set a course for others in the quest for life at its best.

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All Church Fellowship BBQ
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

All Church Fellowship BBQ

St. Luke’s Vestry invites you to join us for an awesome time of fellowship, food & fun! We are following up our 1st Sunday Breakfasts by having an all-church fellowship dinner! Lawn games and activities also.

 It’s going to be an awesome time to be together as one body. We don’t get a chance to do this very often so don’t miss it!  

Vestry members will provide items for the grill. Please bring either a salad, side dish, or dessert to share.

Also BYOB and bring a lawn chair.

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Joel Bacon Organ Recital
Jun
17
7:30 PM19:30

Joel Bacon Organ Recital

The seventh annual Organ Week, a summer organ festival presented by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Colorado State University, takes place June 17—20 with concerts and special events held at the University Center for the Arts, First United Methodist Church, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Fort Collins.

The 2019 edition features the Canadian Brass and world-renowned organists performing major solo and collaborative works including a performance by CSU’s Joel Bacon.

Patrons who have enjoyed Joel Bacon’s performances of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations for harpsichord will be thrilled to hear the infamous thirty-two section piece performed on the Lawrence Phelps organ at St. Luke’s on Monday, June 17 at 7:30pm. 

Dr. Bacon holds the Stewart and Sheron Golden Chair in Organ and Liturgical Studies, the first endowed chair in the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University.

The event is free and open to the public. A free-will offering to support the restoration of the Phelps Organ will be taken during the event.

Reception to follow in the Parish Hall.

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Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship - Believe Outloud: Readers’ Theatre of Hearts Unbound, story of Jesus' Encounter with the Canaanite Woman
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship - Believe Outloud: Readers’ Theatre of Hearts Unbound, story of Jesus' Encounter with the Canaanite Woman

Believe Outloud: Readers’ Theatre of Hearts Unbound, story of Jesus' Encounter with the Canaanite Woman Join us to read a dramatization of the story of Jesus and the Canaanite woman as a way of examining how we treat those different from us. Participants will read from a script and afterward we will reflect on our own experiences with loving our neighbors. We will read from a series of short plays, meant to be read rather than performed, called Hearts Unbound, by David R. Weiss.

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Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship -Believe Outloud: A Time to Seek, Part 3, How can we Help LGBT Youth?
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship -Believe Outloud: A Time to Seek, Part 3, How can we Help LGBT Youth?

Believe Outloud: A Time to Seek, Part 3, How can we Help LGBT Youth? 

In this session we will discuss problems that affect LGBT youth specifically and how we as a church might help them. LGBT youth often face higher rates of mental illness, dropping out of school, and even homelessness than their heterosexual counterparts. We will use A Time to Seek, a book about faith, gender, and sexuality, as our guide for reading and discussion. More information about this resource can be found here: http://religiousinstitute.org/timetoseek/

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Sewing Day
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Sewing Day

The Quilting Group is having a sewing day to make items to benefit the organ repair fund. We will be making denim bags, pot holders, coasters, and other sewing and craft items.  There will be tasks for sewers (bring your portable sewing machine if you have one) and non-sewers (cutting, turning, ironing, pinning, etc.). Anyone is welcome to join us.

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Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship - Believe Outloud: A Time to Seek, Part 2, What does Scripture Say?
May
26
9:00 AM09:00

Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship - Believe Outloud: A Time to Seek, Part 2, What does Scripture Say?

Believe Outloud: A Time to Seek, Part 2, What does Scripture Say? In this session, we will explore what the Bible really says about sexuality, gays and lesbians, and gender itself. Certain passages are often used as evidence of why homosexuality is a sin, but do we understand these Bible verses? We will explore the relationship of translation in our understanding of the Bible and how better understanding encourages us to welcome and love all people. We will use A Time to Seek, a book about faith, gender, and sexuality, as our guide for reading and discussion. More information about this resource can be found here: http://religiousinstitute.org/timetoseek/

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Wine & Cheese Social
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

Wine & Cheese Social

Time to Connect & Reconnect: Wine - Cheese - Music - Fellowship

If you are new to St. Luke’s, returning to St. Luke’s, new to the community or the Episcopal Church, you are invited for an evening of wine and fellowship.

Longtime members welcome too!

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Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship - Believe Outloud: A Time to Seek, Part 1, What words should we use?
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship - Believe Outloud: A Time to Seek, Part 1, What words should we use?

Believe Outloud: A Time to Seek, Part 1, What words should we use? This session explores how language for sexuality and gender have changed, how to know which words to use, and how our gender and sexual identities relate to our Christian faith. We will use A Time to Seek, a book about faith, gender, and sexuality, as our guide for reading and discussion. More information about this resource can be found here: http://religiousinstitute.org/timetoseek/

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Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship - Why Does Believe Outloud Still Matter?
May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship - Why Does Believe Outloud Still Matter?

Why does Believe Outloud Still Matter? We have a beautiful welcome statement and we are an official Believe Outloud congregation--but the work isn't over! Come hear about how the work of our Believe Outloud group continues. We will discuss how LGBTQ+ people face particular dangers at all ages and in all life stages, including issues facing LGBTQ+ people in Fort Collins and especially CSU students. Then we will discuss ways large and small that Believe Outloud at St. Luke's and the Diocese of Colorado can help this vulnerable population. 

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The Great St. Luke's Grounds Clean Up Day
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

The Great St. Luke's Grounds Clean Up Day

Calling all volunteers...

The Great 2019 St. Luke's Grounds Cleanup needs your participation.

Are you a Weed Warrior? a Gutter Getter? or a Hose Down Hero? Maybe you prefer the Trash Troop or the Brush Brigade. Whatever your area of expertise, St. Luke's needs your help in cleaning up the grounds. Bring your tools, wear your jeans and join the St. Luke's Spring Cleanup Crew. 

It’s time for all hands on deck, or should we say grass. 😉 Let’s get this place looking sharp and praise-worthy.

SIGN UP TODAY! See signup sheet outside the office for work schedule, job duties, and tools needed.

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