Epiphany Christian Learning Series: The First Epistle of John
Jan
21
to Feb 11

Epiphany Christian Learning Series: The First Epistle of John

Children of Light: The First Epistle of John


The First letter of John is similar to the Gospel of John in style, vocabulary and imagery,, and evidence suggests that 1 John was written as part of an intense debate on the proper interpretation of that gospel. Join us in January and February as we read through this epistle line by line and untangle the spiritual issues at stake!


Jan 21 – 1 John 1-2
Jan 28 – 1 John 3
Fen 4 –  1 John 4
Feb 11 – 1 John 5

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St. Luke's Annual Meeting
Feb
4
11:45 AM11:45

St. Luke's Annual Meeting

The St. Luke's Annual Meeting will be on Sunday, February 4th 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, elect new Vestry members, and celebrate the fantastic work of our lay ministers and the power of the Holy Spirit in our parish!


 

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Christmas Morning Service
Dec
25
8:00 AM08:00

Christmas Morning Service

Join us to celebrate the birth of Christ! We'll have one service, with Holy Communion, on Christmas morning at 8:00 am. This is a great way to start the day before your family festivities. 

What: Christmas Morning Service
When: Dec. 25, 2017, 8:00 a.m.
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary

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Christmas Eve Service–10:00 p.m.
Dec
24
10:00 PM22:00

Christmas Eve Service–10:00 p.m.

All are invited to celebrate the beautiful and holy event of Christ's Nativity! Our 10:00 p.m. "midnight" will include candlelight, worship with our choir, and Holy Communion. All ages are welcome in this service, including children! Join us at 9:30 p.m. for carol singing before this special service. 

What: Christmas Ever Service -- 10:00 p.m.
When: Dec. 24, 10:00 p.m.
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary

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Carol Singing
Dec
24
9:30 PM21:30

Carol Singing

Our whole community is invited to sing our favorite Christmas carols! We'll gather at the church at 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and the St. Luke's Choir will lead us in singing to celebrate Christ's birth. Even if you don't like to sing, come and listen with friends and family! It is a perfect way to get excited before the 10:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service. 

What: St. Luke's Carol Singing
When: Dec. 24, 9:30 p.m. 
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary

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Christmas Eve Service–6:00 p.m.
Dec
24
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas Eve Service–6:00 p.m.

Join us for Christmas Eve! We will celebrate Christ's birth with song, story, and Holy Communion at 6:00 p.m. at St. Luke's. Remember that children are always welcome in our church as we believe their presence enlivens our worship. After your Christmas Eve dinner, feel free to come back for carol singing at 9:30 p.m.! 

What: Christmas Eve Service
When: Dec. 24, 6:00 p.m.
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary

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Children's Christmas Eve Service
Dec
24
3:00 PM15:00

Children's Christmas Eve Service

Join us for a special Christmas Eve service designed especially for little ones! All ages are invited to come hear the wonderful story of the Baby in the Manger, a special children's sermon, and to marvel at the wonderful gift God gives us at Christmas! This is a great way to get children excited about Christmas while reminding them of God's love.

What: St. Luke's Children's Christmas Eve Service
When: Dec. 24, 3:00 p.m. 
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary 

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December Christian Learning Series: Truth Matters
Dec
3
to Dec 17

December Christian Learning Series: Truth Matters

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Pilate once asked Jesus, "What is truth?" 
 
In three brief sessions Dr. Don Richmond, a member of St. Luke's and an Oblate of the Order of Saint Benedict, will seek to ask and answer this important question from a Judeo-Christian perspective. Topics will include:
Dec 3 - The Question of Truth
Dec 10 - The Christian and Truth
Dec 17 – The Church and Truth

Meet us downstairs at 9:15 am on Sundays for lively conversation. 

 

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Advent Sermon Series: The Good, The True, and the Beautiful
Dec
3
to Dec 24

Advent Sermon Series: The Good, The True, and the Beautiful

Truth, Goodness and Beauty are the three classical “transcendentals” identified by the ancients as conditioning the created world at all times and in all places. Taken together, the “three sisters” lead the way back to a vision of the whole, to a meaningful universe, because they are in the end names of God Himself. This Advent, as we await the birth of the Messiah, we will meditate upon Truth, Goodness and Beauty, each of which finds its highest expression in the flesh of the One born of Mary.

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Walk to Stock the Food Closet!
Nov
23
8:00 AM08:00

Walk to Stock the Food Closet!

Get ready for the 7th Annual Auburn Interfaith Food Closet Thanksgiving Day Walk to Stock the Food Closet! There are lots of ways to help with this important ministry: 

– Sign up to man the St. Luke's tent at the event (7:00 a.m. set up, 8:00 a.m. registration begins) by contacting us. 
– Sign up for the 5K walk (9:00 a.m. start) or 10K run (10:00 a.m. start) on the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet website
– Donate food or money to the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet! Donations are always accepted in the bin at the back of the sanctuary, in the Parish Hall, or in the collection plate. 

What: Walk to Stock the Food Closet
When: Nov. 23, 2017
Where: Auburn Central Square (High Street and Lincoln Way) 
 

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November Sermon Series: Remembering the Reformation
Nov
19
to Nov 26

November Sermon Series: Remembering the Reformation

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October 31st, 2017 marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. For the final two Sundays of November, we will consider two important aspects of Reformation history: the witness of Martin Luther, and the translation of the Bible into English.
Nov 19 – In Praise of Martin Luther
Nov 26 – In Praise of the English Bible

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Auburn Interfaith Food Closet Turkey Drive
Nov
18
to Nov 20

Auburn Interfaith Food Closet Turkey Drive

Every year, AIFC gives away hundreds of turkeys to families that cannot afford a Thanksgiving dinner. There are many ways to help with this amazing ministry!

1) Purchase a frozen turkey (10-14 lbs) OR a whole chicken and deliver it to Grocery Outlet, on or before Nov. 18, 2017.
2) Volunteer to work a two hour shift at Grocery Outlet on November 18, 2017  between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
3) Volunteer to help distribute poultry to AIFC clients on Monday November 20. Please contact us or visit the AIFC website for more information. 

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Children's All Hallows' Eve Service
Oct
31
5:00 PM17:00

Children's All Hallows' Eve Service

Our second annual All Hallows' Eve Service for children and families will be on October 31, 2017 at 3:15 PM. All ages and costumes are encouraged. This is a great way to introduce children to the Christian history of Halloween before or after your trick-or-treating activities! 

What: All Hallows' Eve Service
When: Oct. 31, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. 
Where: St. Luke's sanctuary

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Octoberfest Lunch for the Bishop
Oct
29
11:30 AM11:30

Octoberfest Lunch for the Bishop

Let's welcome Bishop Beisner with one of our famous St. Luke's lunches! The kitchen will provide brats, buns, soft pretzels, and wine. Please bring German potato salad, sauerkraut, beer, coarse mustard, or apple dessert. Set up and cleanup is also needed. There is a sign-up sheet in the parish hall. Please join us! 

What: Octoberfest Lunch
When: October 29, 2017, after the 10:00 AM service
Where: St. Luke's Parish Hall

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St. Luke's Centering Prayer Group
Oct
18
to Nov 29

St. Luke's Centering Prayer Group

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On Wednesday, October 18th we will hold our first weekly Centering Prayer Group in the sanctuary of St. Luke’s. All are welcome, and no previous experience in silent prayer or meditation is required! Chairs will be available for prayer. If you would like to bring a cushion, prayer bench or prayer mat, you are more than welcome to do so.

We will continue to meet on Wednesday evenings through the Fall. Our standard schedule will be:
7:00 PM: Welcome and First Period of Centering Prayer
7:20 PM: Group Reflection and Teaching
7:40 PM: Second Period of Centering Prayer (Optional)
8:00 PM: Passing of Peace and Dismissal

What: Centering Prayer Group
When: Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 18, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary

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Help Support Fire Relief Efforts
Oct
15
to Oct 22

Help Support Fire Relief Efforts

Wildfires have devastated much of Northern California, and many people need the help of the church. If you would like to help, you can support Episcopal Relief & Development's response to the wildfires in California by donating to the U.S. Disaster Fund and praying for all those impacted. 

Bishop Barry, Canon Andrea, Margaret Dunning,  and other clergy and staff are continuing to work closely with Episcopal Relief & Development. ER&D has approved a grant for the Diocese of Northern California's fire relief, and disbursement of that money will begin this week. If your church is sheltering or providing services for evacuees, firefighters, or those who have lost homes or livelihoods from the fire, please get in touch with the bishop's office and let us know what you need.

If you'd rather give within the diocese, donations to Bishop Barry's discretionary fund can be made securely online at the diocese's website. The bishop has begun disbursing funds to Grace, St. Helena, for assistance with gas and grocery cards, and other immediate needs.

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Draw Close: A Series to Help You Connect with God
Oct
15
to Nov 19

Draw Close: A Series to Help You Connect with God

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It can be difficult to find ways to connect with our faith, especially when it seems like the world is spinning faster every day. But what if you could shape your life in such a way that prayer, quietness, and communion with God were always top of mind? Our tradition has provided many ways to do just that! Join us this fall for Draw Close, a Christian Learning Series where we will discuss practical, approachable spiritual practices to help you connect more deeply to your faith in daily life. 

What: Christian Learning Series on Spiritual Practices
When: Sundays, Oct. 15–Nov. 19.,9:15 a.m–10:00 a.m.

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Pet Blessing with Bethlehem Lutheran
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Pet Blessing with Bethlehem Lutheran

On Sunday, October 8th, we will mark the Feast of St. Francis in the 10:00 a.m. service. Join us after at 2:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with a pet blessing. The service will be outside, and all pets are welcome! Everyone is encouraged to bring photos of deceased pets for the Memory Table, and to consider bringing baked goods (for humans and/or animals) to share. Pastor Ron and Fr. Brian will co-preside at the service.

What: Blessing of the Animals
When: Oct. 8, 2017, 2:30 p.m. 
Where: Bethlehem Lutheran Church

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Parish Work Day
Oct
7
8:00 AM08:00

Parish Work Day

Let's get St. Luke's ready for fall! We'll soon have the Bishop coming to visit, and we want our church and grounds in tip-top shape. Bring your work gloves and garden tools and a good attitude—there will be something for everyone to do!

What: Parish Work Day
When: Oct. 7, 2017 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Where: St. Luke's Episcopal Church

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Second Annual Women's Prayer Day
Sep
30
8:15 AM08:15

Second Annual Women's Prayer Day

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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Rise Against Hunger
Sep
10
2:00 PM14:00

Rise Against Hunger

St. Luke's is joining Bethlehem Lutheran Church in supporting a Rise Against Hunger meal-packaging event on Sunday, September 10, 2017, 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran. 

The "Rise Against Hunger" meal-packaging program is a volunteer-based initiative that coordinates the assembly-line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. These packaged meals have been used primarily to support school feeding programs in developing countries.

We are looking for volunteers to package more than 10,000 meals in just two hours.  It is a fun, lively and rewarding time for folks of all ages - children can also be involved. 

For more information or to sign up, please contact us

What: Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event
When: Sunday, September 10, 2017, 2:00 PM
Where: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 
1279 High St
Auburn, CA   95603

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New Ministry: The Order of St. Luke the Physician
Sep
10
12:15 PM12:15

New Ministry: The Order of St. Luke the Physician

Do you want to help those in need of The Lord's healing? If so, please join us as we form a new ministry, The Order of St. Luke the Physician (OSL). Our first OSL meeting is Sunday, September 10, downstairs in the Christian Learning Room from 12:15 - 1:45. 

OSL is an ecumenical organization dedicated to the Christian healing ministry. Members believe healing is an essential part of the teaching and practice of our Lord Jesus Christ. OSL is an interdenominational Christian order of faith, prayer and service, with members throughout the world. Please visit the OSL website for more information about the Order, and contact us for more information. 
 

What: Order of St. Luke Orientation
When: Sunday, September 10, 2017
12:15-1:45
Where: St. Luke's Christian Learning Room

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Children's Chapel is Back!
Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Children's Chapel is Back!

Get ready for another great school-year of St. Luke's Children's Chapel! 

Teachers and children leave for Children’s Chapel from the Church, shortly after the service begins (around 10:10 a.m.). While in chapel, children hear a Bible story, participate in activities, and pray together. Teachers and children then return to the Church (around 10:45 a.m.) to celebrate the Eucharist with their families.

St. Luke’s follows all Safe Church policies recommended by the Episcopal Church, and parents are always welcome to attend chapel with their children.

See you Sunday! 

What: St. Luke's Children's Chapel
When: Sundays during the 2017-18 school year, 10:00 am
Where: St. Luke's Children's Chapel
 

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Comfort Corner at the Fair
Sep
7
to Sep 10

Comfort Corner at the Fair

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St. Luke's will be sponsoring a comfort corner for children and parents at this year's Gold Country Fair. The comfort corner will include changing tables and private nursing stations, as well as an area for children to play or color.  

We are still looking to borrow one rocking chair for the weekend! Anyone interested in volunteering to help staff the comfort corner should call or email Linda Hefti at 278-3100 or indajhefti@gmail.com. 

What: Gold Country Fair Comfort Corner
When: Thursday Sep. 7, 2017  4:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
            Friday, Sep. 8, 2017, 4:00 P.M. – Midnight
            Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017,  11:00 A.M. – Midnight
            Sunday, Sep. 10, 2017, 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Where: Gold Country Fair Grounds, 1273 High Street, Auburn CA 95603

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Save the Date: Parish Camping Trip
Aug
25
to Aug 27

Save the Date: Parish Camping Trip

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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

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August/September Sermon Series: the Gospel of Matthew
Aug
6
to Sep 24

August/September Sermon Series: the Gospel of Matthew

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As summer winds down we'll turn our attention to the upcoming passages from the Gospel of Matthew. The early church loved this book for its moral teaching and close connection to Jewish tradition, the Gospel of Matthew offers us a powerful and provocative account of the meaning and purpose of Christ’s ministry among the People of Israel.

Join us on Sunday mornings at the 8:00 am and 10:00 am services to learn more about why Matthew matters. 

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Fellowship Lunch
Jul
30
11:30 AM11:30

Fellowship Lunch

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

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Stuff The Bus
Jul
15
8:00 AM08:00

Stuff The Bus

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

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