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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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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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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Piano Meditations to Soothe the Soul with Christy French
Aug
5
to Dec 30

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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All Church Fellowship BBQ
Aug
16
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.

PLEASE RSVP.

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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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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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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.

PLEASE RSVP.

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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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New Ways to Understand and Improve Your Relationship:  Insight From a Couple Therapist
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

New Ways to Understand and Improve Your Relationship:  Insight From a Couple Therapist

Love is at the heart of our faith and our lives.  But even with the best intentions, we don’t always know how to get love right, even (especially?) in a couple relationship.  You are invited to learn more about the neuroscience of love and how you can use it to create a better relationship with your partner that will enhance the quality of your life.   

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The Prodigal God - Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
Apr
24
to May 1

The Prodigal God - Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith

Author Timothy Keller uses the parable of the prodigal son to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation.  Within that parable Jesus reveals God's prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This book will challenge both the devout and skeptics to see Christianity in a whole new way. Book available on Amazon, etc.

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Sewing Day
Apr
13
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. 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.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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Quiet Day
Apr
6
8:00 AM08:00

Quiet Day

You, Me & Lent

God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.    ~ Mother Teresa

Quiet time, guided meditations, prayer, fellowship, worship, lunch.

Please RSVP. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

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Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship
Mar
31
9:00 AM09:00

Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship

Praying with Icons                        Loretta Russell Hoffmann

Icons are considered a visual form of Scripture.  We will briefly discuss the history, theology and imagery of the Icon.  As we acknowledge their spiritual significance, we will provide opportunities for enrichment of our prayer life through the use of Icons. 

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Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship

The Power of Meditation              Dina Strong and Hill Grimmett

Dina Strong and Hill Grimmett will share scriptural and historical perspectives on the practice of meditation, with opportunities for practice and discussion. We'll explore the deep Christian roots of this practice but also note how meditation expands our freedom to live out our baptismal commitments each day. Finally, we'll share some practical tips on beginning, sustaining, or deepening a daily practice.

 

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African Children's Choir Live in Concert
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

African Children's Choir Live in Concert

The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.  The “Just As I Am” tour combines traditional hymns with African cultural sounds and a stunning visual story of God’s faithfulness.  Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.  CLICK PHOTO FOR MORE INFO

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Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship

Prayer and How to Pray          Peggy Neves

This will be the first in a series of discussions on prayer.

We will begin by asking the following questions:

1.  What does prayer mean to you?

2.  Why and how does one go about it?

3.  What can we learn from Scripture about prayer?

4.  What are your experiences relating to prayer?

 

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1st Sunday Breakfast
Feb
3
9:00 AM09:00

1st Sunday Breakfast

Join us once again as we gather for fellowship and enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by our faithful Breakfast Crew. This month we are again serving fresh scrambled eggs and sausage complements of Jodar Farms as well as Vera's famous Biscuits and Gravy. You don't want to miss it!

 

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Annual Meeting & Chili Potluck
Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Annual Meeting & Chili Potluck

Sunday, January 27

One Church Service at 9am

Meeting & Potluck immediately following service in Parish Hall.

Bring a Crockpot of Chili, Cornbread or Dessert.

Sign up by the office or online at stlukesfc.org/events.

We will review the past year, celebrate our successes, vote on new Vestry members and approve 2019 budget. Vestry Candidates are: Ed Gregori and Steve Vessey.

Sign up here.

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