Ten Commandment Sermon Series Update
Jun
18
Aug 6

Ten Commandment Sermon Series Update

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Our sermon series on the spiritual lessons of the Ten Commandments is continuing! However, given the complexity and cultural relevance of some of these commandments, we're going to spend more time covering the Sixth and Seventh Commandments. Our series will end on August 6th, the Feast of the Transfiguration. 

Thou Shalt Do No Murder
June 18: The Heart of Violence
June 25: The Myth of Redemptive Violence
July 2: Christian Faith and the Fourth of July
 
Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery
July 9: Sex and the Sacramental Life
July 16: The Episcopal Church and Same-Gender Marriage
 
July 23: Thou Shalt Not Steal
July 30: Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness
August 6: Thou Shalt Not Covet (Feast of the Transfiguration)

Fellowship Lunch
Jul
30
11:30 am11:30

Fellowship Lunch

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Join us for a festive summer lunch after the 10:00 AM service on Sunday, July 30th. Pulled pork sliders and salad will be provided. Please bring a dessert to share, and join us for good food and good fellowship! 

What: Parish Fellowship Lunch
When: July 30th, 2017, 11:30 am
Where: St. Luke's Parish Hall

Save the Date: Parish Camping Trip
Aug
25
Aug 27

Save the Date: Parish Camping Trip

  • Scotts Flat Campground

Calling all campers! Save the date for the annual St. Luke's parish camping trip. This year we will enjoy the natural beauty of Scotts Flat Lake. For more information, please contact us. There are sign-up sheets available in the St. Luke's Parish Hall. 


What: St. Luke's Camping Trip
Where: Scotts Flat Lake, Nevada City
When: August  25 - 27, 2017

Second Annual Women's Prayer Day
Sep
30
8:15 am08:15

Second Annual Women's Prayer Day

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

The St. Luke's chapter of Daughters of the King, in cooperation with Mercy Center Auburn, is thrilled to announce the second annual Women's Prayer Day. Come join with other women of faith for this inspiring, ecumenical day of praise, prayer, and devotion as we explore new ways of enriching our spirituality. There is NO cost to attend this event. Breakfast and lunch are included. 

Please RSVP on the form below by September 15. For more information, please contact us

What: Second Annual Women's Prayer Day
When: September 30, 2017, 8:15 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Where: St. Luke's Episcopal Church  


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Stuff The Bus
Jul
15
8:00 am08:00

Stuff The Bus

  • Grocery Outlet

St. Luke's and the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet have partnered with Grocery Outlet to participate in the Independence From Hunger drive. On July 15, join us at Grocery Outlet to stuff a school bus full of food for needy families around Auburn! To learn more about the great work that the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet does for our neighbors, please visit their website

What: Independence From Hunger Stuff the Bus
When: July 15, 2017, 8:00 AM – 2:00 pm
Where: Grocery Outlet Auburn
414 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA 95603

Little Free Library
Jul
3
Jul 10

Little Free Library

  • St. Luke's Victorian Attic

Have you seen the Little Free Library on the grounds of the Victorian Attic Thrift Shop? Feel free to stop by and look for a good book. We are in need of donations for the Little Library, especially of children's books. If you have books you'd like to donate, please feel free to bring them to the church office or the Victorian Attic! 

Fr. Brian Away from the Parish 7/3–7/8
Jul
3
Jul 8

Fr. Brian Away from the Parish 7/3–7/8

Fr. Brian will be away from the parish July 3 to July 8. The office will be closed for Independence Day July 4–July 5. 

There will be no Daily Office held July 3 to July 8. All services will be held as normal on Sunday, July 9, and Daily Office will begin again on July 12. 

For pastoral issues during this time, please contact Deacon Bill or Deacon Patty

Children's Chapel Celebration
Jun
25
11:00 am11:00

Children's Chapel Celebration

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Our Children’s Chapel teachers will be taking a well-deserved summer break, and our last chapel lesson for the summer will be held on June 25th. We will recognize all our teachers on that day. 

Would you like to help teach St. Luke's little ones? Teachers serve in teams of two, about one Sunday a month. If you would be interested in learning about being a teacher in fall of 2017, visit our children's ministry page to learn more, or contact us

What: Children's Chapel Celebration
When: June 25, 2017, 11:00 am
Where: St. Luke's Parish Hall

Parish Fellowship Breakfast
Jun
17
8:00 am08:00

Parish Fellowship Breakfast

  • Sierra Grill

All are invited to our monthly fellowship breakfast which includes food, friendship, and a lively devotional discussion. Bring a friend and join us! 

What: Monthly Parish Fellowship Breakfast
Where: 13360 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA
When: June 17, 2017, 8:00 a.m.

Trinity Sunday
Jun
11
8:00 am08:00

Trinity Sunday

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

This Sunday is the Feast of the Holy Trinity! Deacon Patty will preach at the 8:00 am and 10:00 am services. Join us to celebrate this great gift and mystery of Christian faith. 

What: Feast of the Holy Trinity
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary
When: June 11, 2017

Pentacost Sunday
Jun
4
8:00 am08:00

Pentacost Sunday

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

The Feast of Pentecost is Sunday, June 4th! This ancient festival celebrates the Holy Spirit coming among us, the beginning of the first church, and the end of Eastertide. Please join us for the celebration, and wear red as a sign of the descent of the Holy Spirit!

We will be taking a break on this day from our regular sermon series, and Mr. Bill Gausewitz will be our guest preacher for the occasion.

What: St. Luke's Pentacost Celebration
When: Sunday, June 4, 8:00 am and 10:00 am services
Where: St. Luke's Church, Auburn

Easter/Pentecost Christian Learning Series: The Book of Hebrews
Apr
30
Jun 25

Easter/Pentecost Christian Learning Series: The Book of Hebrews

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Beginning Sunday, April 30th, we will begin a Bible Study of the Book of Hebrews. We won’t stop the series until we read through and discuss this beautiful and theologically rich epistle in its entirety. Please bring your personal Bible and join us for our study of the Book of Hebrews!

What: Book of Hebrews Bible Study
When: Beginning April 30, 9:15 am
Where: Christian Learning Room (downstairs) 

Easter Preaching Series: Spiritual Lessons from the Ten Commandments
Apr
30
May 28

Easter Preaching Series: Spiritual Lessons from the Ten Commandments

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

The Ten Commandments, also called Decalogue (Greek: deka logoi  or “10 words”), are a list of religious precepts that, according to various passages in Exodus and Deuteronomy, were divinely revealed to Moses on Mt. Sinai and were engraved on two tablets of stone. They represent the heart of Biblical morality and are the cornerstone of Judeo-Christian culture.

This year the beautiful Ten Commandments in our sanctuary turn 100 years old! In honor of this occasion, we will explore each of the Ten Commandments and discover how these ancient words continue to shed light upon our path.

What: Easter Preaching Series -- A Light Unto My Path: Spiritual Lessons from the Ten Commandments
When: Sunday, April 30 – Sunday, May 28
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary

Help our Victorian Attic!
Apr
18
May 2

Help our Victorian Attic!

St. Luke's Victorian Attic a thrift shop that funds many of our outreach ministries. Now that it is time for spring cleaning, please consider donating gently loved women's clothes, small furniture, jewelry, or household items. Are you looking for a way to have fun and help the community at the same time? We're looking for someone (men or women welcome!) to volunteer in the shop two hours a week. For more information, please contact us

Service of the Great Vigil of Easter
Apr
15
7:00 pm19:00

Service of the Great Vigil of Easter

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Join us on Saturday, April 15, to celebrate the Great Vigil of Easter, one of the oldest Christian rites. We will begin in darkness before lighting the New Fire and celebrating Christ's triumphant conquest over death! 

What: Great Vigil of Easter
When: April 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary

Good Friday Service
Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

Good Friday Service

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

The solemn service of Good Friday is a prayerful time to remember Christ's death for us. Our service will include reading the Passion narrative and veneration of the cross.   

What: Good Friday Service
When: April 14, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary

Maundy Thursday Service
Apr
13
7:00 pm19:00

Maundy Thursday Service

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Join us to commemorate the Last Supper, and Jesus' command to love and serve our neighbor. Our service will include Holy Eucharist and stripping the altar. Members of the parish and community are invited to keep vigil in the church for an hour or two. 

What: Maundy Thursday Service
When: April 13, 2017, 7:00 PM
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary

Holy Week Services
Apr
10
Apr 15

Holy Week Services

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

St. Luke's will hold services every day during the week between Palm Sunday and Easter. Monday – Wednesday will have a simple Eucharist at 7:00 PM. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter will also be at 7:00 PM. Join us to reflect on God's greatest act of salvation for the world. 

What: Holy Week at St. Luke's
When: April 10 – 15, 7:00 PM
Where: St. Luke's SAnctuary

Rise Against Hunger: Two Dates to Serve
Mar
24
Mar 25

Rise Against Hunger: Two Dates to Serve

  • St. Augustine Episcopal Church

Saint Augustine’s Rocklin is hosting a Rise Against Hunger (formerly  Stop Hunger Now) event at their parish, and all are invited to come and join them in this ministry!

This is an ideal event for families (ages 4 and up can participate), and is a simple and enjoyable way to serve the world and connect with the wider Episcopal Church.
St. Luke’s is currently planning our own Rise Against Hunger event with Bethlehem Lutheran for this fall, so this would be a great way to see what this event is about! 

What: Rise Against Hunger Food Packing Event
When: March 24, at 6:00 PM and March 25 at 7:00 PM
Where: St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church
1800 Wildcat Blvd.
Rocklin, California 95765

Corned Beef Fellowship Lunch
Mar
19
11:30 am11:30

Corned Beef Fellowship Lunch

  • St. Luke's Auburn

This Sunday we will be having a corned beef fellowship lunch after the 10:00 am service. If you are able, please bring either, carrots, potatoes, cabbage or soda bread (bring your own beer) to the church no later than Friday, March 17, before 2:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Beth McMurtrie at 530-637-5144. 

What: Corned Beef Fellowship Lunch
When: March 19, 100:00 AM
Where: St. Luke's Parish Hall

 

Sanctified Heart: Lenten Prayer and Learning Group
Mar
8
Apr 5

Sanctified Heart: Lenten Prayer and Learning Group

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Join us for a Lenten series on the role of the heart in Christian spirituality.

Each session will be held in the Parish Hall and will begin with a soup and sandwich supper at 6:30 PM. After supper, we will gather at 7:00 PM for a brief teaching, a simple and accessible bodily meditation, a brief period of silent prayer (as presented within the Centering Prayer tradition), and a concluding period of questions, observations, sharing and responses.

By participating in this series, you will discover how and why the wisdom of the heart is not simply knowing more, but knowing with more of yourself.

What: Sanctified Heart Prayer and Learning Group
When: Wednesdays (March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5) from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: St. Luke's Parish Hall

Lenten Christian Learning Series: The Book of Job
Mar
5
Apr 2

Lenten Christian Learning Series: The Book of Job

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

The Book of Job is a dramatic treatment of the problem of the suffering of the innocent. The contents of the book, together with its artistic structure and elegant style, place it among the literary and theological masterpieces of all time. 

In Lent, our Christian Learning Series will be a discussion-based Bible study of the questions raised by the Biblical text. Please bring your personal Bible and come prepared to wrestle with this profound and timeless Scripture.

March 5: First Cycle of Speeches (Job 3:1–14:22)
March 12: Third Cycle of Speeches (Job 22:1–27:21)
March 19: The Poem on Wisdom (Job 28:1–28)
March 26: Elihu’s Speeches (Job 32:1–37:24)
April 2: The Lord and Job Meet (Job 38:1–42:6)

What: Lenten Christian Learning Series
When: Sunday, March 5 - April 2, 9:00 a.m. 
Where: Christian Learning Classroom (downstairs) 

Lenten Sermon Series: Paul's Letter to the Romans
Mar
5
Mar 19

Lenten Sermon Series: Paul's Letter to the Romans

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

This Lent our sermon series will explore the assigned lectionary passages from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans.

Of all the letters of St. Paul, the letter to the Christians at Rome has long held pride of place in the Christian canon. It is the longest and most systematic unfolding of the apostle’s thought, expounding the gospel of God’s righteousness that saves all who believe. This letter also reflects a universal outlook, with special implications for Israel’s relation to the church.

March 5: The Type of One Who Was to Come (Romans 5:12-19)
March 12: Reckoned to Him as Righteousness (Romans 4:1-5, 13-17)
March 19: Saved By His Life (Romans 5:1-11)

Ash Wednesday Services
Mar
1
7:00 am07:00

Ash Wednesday Services

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lenten season. Join us for a traditional Ash Wednesday services at St. Luke's, which will include Holy Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes. 

There will be three services offered: 7:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 7:00 pm. 

What: Ash Wednesday Service
When: March 1, 2017 at 7:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 7:00 PM
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary
 

 

Pancake Mardi Gras
Feb
28
3:00 pm15:00

Pancake Mardi Gras

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

St. Luke's Annual Pancake Mardi Gras is coming! This is a wonderful chance to celebrate together before the start of Lent. Feast on pancakes, eggs, and sausage; win wonderful raffle prizes; and visit with family and friends. Tickets are available at the door ($8 for adults, $4 for children and students.) Questions? Don't hesitate to contact us

What: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
When: Feb. 28, 2017 3:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m.
Where: St. Luke's Parish Hall

Prosper Placer
Feb
22
7:00 pm19:00

Prosper Placer

  • Pioneer United Methodist Church

Prosper Placer is a new nonprofit organization whose goal is to train, educate, and support low income families in Placer County who want to improve their economic well-being. The keystone of the program is the presence of volunteer allies who meet with a family regularly to support the completion of goals, help with problem solving, and point towards resources that families can utilize along the way.

Prosper Placer is looking for 36-48 allies to train in March.  To be a great ally you should have good listening skills, process skills versus telling others what to do, ability to form friendship with someone from a different background, willingness to commit time, experience with people.

To learn more about becoming an ally, you’re invited to attend an informational meeting on Feb. 13 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church or Feb. 22 at Pioneer United Methodist Church. Email prosperplacer@gmail.com to RSVP. 

For more information, contact Deacon Patty at deaconpatty@saintlukesauburn.org 

What: Prosper Placer Informational Meeting
When: Feb. 13 (St. Luke's)
Feb. 22 (Placer United Methodist Church) 7:00 p.m- 8:00 p.m. 
Where: St. Luke's Parish Hall
Placer United Methodist Church

Preaching Series: Lessons from the Old Testament
Feb
12
Feb 26

Preaching Series: Lessons from the Old Testament

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

During the three Sundays before Lent, we will focus on the Old Testament passages from the Revised Common Lectionary and see what wisdom they might contain as we prepare for Lent. Our sermon passages and themes are:

February 12: Choose Life (Deuteronomy 30:15-20)
February 19: You Shall Be Holy (Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18)
February 26: The Power and the Glory (Exodus 24:12-18)

What: Septuagesima Preaching Series
When: Feb. 12-26, 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary  
 

St. Luke's Annual Meeting
Feb
5
11:45 am11:45

St. Luke's Annual Meeting

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

The St. Luke's Annual Meeting will be on Sunday, February 5th immediately following the 10:00 am service. All parishioners are encouraged to attend!

Join us to enjoy coffee and treats while we review our mission and ministry goals from last year, discuss goals for this year, and celebrate the fantastic work of our lay ministers and the power of the Holy Spirit in our parish!

What: St. Luke's Annual Meeting
When: Feb. 5, 11:00 a.m. 
Where: St. Luke's Parish Hall
 

Candlemas Eucharist
Feb
5
10:00 am10:00

Candlemas Eucharist

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

On Sunday, February 5, we will celebrate the ancient feast of Candlemas, also called the Feast of the Presentation, which commemorates the Presentation of the Christ Child in the Temple. This is a one of the oldest celebrations of the church. Join us as we remember that Christ is the Light of God that came into our world. 

This service will be followed with coffee hour fellowship and our Annual Meeting

What: Feast of the Presentation
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary
When: Feb. 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m. 

Christian Learning Series: Lessons from the Reformation
Jan
29
Feb 26

Christian Learning Series: Lessons from the Reformation

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Anglicanism is both Catholic and Reformed, and the life of our church owes a great deal to the spirituality of the early Reformers. Join us in January as we explore a new Christian Learning Series: Unity and Godly Love: Lessons from the Reformation. We'll discuss how five of the Reformation's core principles – sola gratia (grace alone), sola fide (faith alone), sola scriptura (Scripture alone), solus Christus (in Christ alone), and sola Deo gloria (for the glory of God alone) – offer us a pathway for approaching Christian life.
 
January 29th: Sola Gratia
February 5th: Sola Fide
February 12th: Sola Scriptura
February 19th: Solus Christus
February 26th: Sola Deo Gloria


What: Christian Learning Series: Unity and Godly Love -- Lessons from the Reformation
When: Sundays, Jan. 29-Feb. 26, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Christian Learning Classroom (downstairs) 
 

Food Closet Clean Up
Jan
28
10:00 am10:00

Food Closet Clean Up

  • Auburn Interfaith Food Closet

Once every year it is St. Luke's turn to do a deep cleaning of the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet.  This is an easy and fun ministry to help this important part of our outreach ministries. To sign up or ask questions, please feel free to contact us

 

What: Auburn Interfaith Food Closet Clean Up
When: Jan. 28, 2017 10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.
Where: 12972 Earhart Avenue, Suite 301, Auburn CA 95602

Christian Learning Series: Art and Faith
Jan
15
Jan 22

Christian Learning Series: Art and Faith

We are excited to announce that Donald P. Richmond, a parishioner of St. Luke’s and a widely-published author and illustrator, will be offering a two-week Christian Learning series on art and faith! Donald has trained with three master iconographers, the Maryvale Ecclesiastical Institute, and with the “Way of Beauty” program, and he is passionate about creating connections between beauty and path of Christian discipleship.

Our Jan. 15 class will explore "The Question of Art" while our Jan. 22 class will discuss the spirituality of art and artist.  

Click here to learn more about Don's work.

What: Christian Learning Series on Art and Faith
When: Sunday, January 15 and January 22, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Christian Learning Classroom (downstairs) 

Epiphany Chalk Blessing and Proclamation
Jan
8
8:00 am08:00

Epiphany Chalk Blessing and Proclamation

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Join us as we celebrate a long tradition and bless your home for the New Year! On the first Sunday Epiphany (Jan.8) we will bless chalk, which everyone is invited to take home and use to mark their doorways. Further instructions will be given during the service! 

What: Epiphany Chalk Blessing and Proclamation
When: Jan. 8, 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary

Sermon Series: Revelation -- Six Sermons on Encountering God
Jan
1
Feb 5

Sermon Series: Revelation -- Six Sermons on Encountering God

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Epiphany is a season of Divine appearance. It is a season that reminds us that all true knowledge of God begins not with us and our preferences, but with God’s own self-revelation. Our preaching for January and early February, will take up this ancient theme and consider five different ways in which Christians encounter God at work, in our lives, and in our world.
 
Christmas I: The Feast of the Holy Name
Epiphany I: The Revelation of Triune God
Epiphany II: The Revelation of the Church
Epiphany III: The Revelation of the Scriptures
Epiphany IV: The Revelation of our Neighbor
Epiphany V: The Feast of the Presentation