Piano Meditations to Soothe the Soul with Christy French
Nov
4
to Mar 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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The Path: A Journey Through the Bible
Nov
6
to Jan 8

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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The Giving Tree
Nov
10
to Dec 1

The Giving Tree

St. Luke’s Youth Group Holiday Giving Tree

Help a local child celebrate the holidays by donating to our Giving Tree Program.

 ·         In December, about 200 families in need will have the opportunity to experience a Holiday Shop through the donations received. This will create a positive and welcoming environment for parents to “shop” for their families from items donated by Toys for Tots and by our church, and receive a $20 Walmart gift card. This engages the families and empowers them to choose a gift for their children.

·         Our task is to provide gift cards and presents for teenagers.

·         All donations need to be delivered to St. Luke’s unwrapped and with the ornament NO LATER than Sunday, December 1

·         The youth group will also take donations for this project. The youth will use the money to shop for items still needed. Write a check with “Giving Tree” in the memo in the offering plate or find Liz Richardson directly.

·         Contact Liz Richardson at children@stlukesfc.org  with questions

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Faith & Immigration - DACA: What it feels like to be a Dreamer
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Faith & Immigration - DACA: What it feels like to be a Dreamer

DACA: What it feels like to be a Dreamer

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, often known as DACA, currently provides a driver’s license, a work permit, and temporary protection from deportation to almost 800,000 young immigrants. What’s it like to be a Dreamer/DACA recipient? How do they live with the uncertainty of not knowing if they will be allowed to continue in this country?

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St. Luke's Fall Grounds Clean Up Day
Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

St. Luke's Fall Grounds Clean Up Day

Grab your rake and help get our grounds ready for winter.

Bring whatever implements you may have: shovels, rakes, saws, pruners, chain saws, wheel barrows, gloves, weed wackers, leaf blowers, outdoor brooms, etc.

Sign up table outside of office.

Contact: Jason Ranz 970-692-0057

Followed by beverage at DC Oakes sponsored by Jason Ranz.

Taking care of what God has provided.

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1st Sunday Breakfast
Nov
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 serving fresh scrambled eggs and sausage complements of Jodar Farms along with biscuits & gravy. You don't want to miss it!

Suggested donation $5. Kids free. 

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Faith & Immigration: Immigration 101
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Faith & Immigration: Immigration 101

Immigration 101: Why don’t they just become legal? The myths and the reality.

Attorney Kimberly Baker Medina will present a quick "Immigration 101" to inform us about how immigration laws work in the United States, followed by a discussion of current topics in immigration law including asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors, family separation, and immigration changes under the current administration. 

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Suicide Prevention Training
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

Suicide Prevention Training

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

In this suicide prevention training, you will learn how to question, persuade and refer someone who may be suicidal. Key components covered include:

·         How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide.

·         The common causes of suicidal behavior

·         The warning signs of suicide.

·         How to get help for someone in crisis.

·         Local resources.

Suicide prevention and education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

REGISTRATION: Attendees will receive a resource packet. Please register with Susan Groeger at 970-631-2584 or groegersc@yahoo.com in order for the presenters to have an accurate headcount.

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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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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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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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Faith & Immigration: Film-Trails of Hope & Terror
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Faith & Immigration: Film-Trails of Hope & Terror

Film: Trails of Hope & Terror 

Why do immigrants from Latin America cross borders? Looking for opportunities or free social services? Based on the book of the same name by Miguel De La Torre, the film explores the plight of undocumented Latin American immigrants from their perspectives.

Interfaith Solidarity and Accompaniment Coalition

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Fall Kick Off Pancake Breakfast
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Fall Kick Off 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.)

Suggested Donation $5. Kids free.

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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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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.

PLEASE RSVP.

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