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

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
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
12:15pm12:15pm

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
10:00am10:00am

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
11:30am11:30am

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
8:00am 8:00am

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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Little Free Library
Jul
3
to Jul 10

Little Free Library

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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! 

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

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

Children's Chapel Celebration

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

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Ten Commandment Sermon Series Update
Jun
18
to Aug 6

Ten Commandment Sermon Series Update

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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)

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Trinity Sunday
Jun
11
8:00am 8:00am

Trinity Sunday

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

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Pentacost Sunday
Jun
4
8:00am 8:00am

Pentacost Sunday

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

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

Easter/Pentecost Christian Learning Series: The Book of Hebrews

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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) 

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

Easter Preaching Series: Spiritual Lessons from the Ten Commandments

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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

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Help our Victorian Attic!
Apr
18
to 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

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

Service of the Great Vigil of Easter

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

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Good Friday Service
Apr
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Good Friday Service

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

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Maundy Thursday Service
Apr
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Maundy Thursday Service

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

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Holy Week Services
Apr
10
to Apr 15

Holy Week Services

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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

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

Rise Against Hunger: Two Dates to Serve

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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

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

Corned Beef Fellowship Lunch

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

 

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

Sanctified Heart: Lenten Prayer and Learning Group

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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

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

Lenten Christian Learning Series: The Book of Job

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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) 

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

Lenten Sermon Series: Paul's Letter to the Romans

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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)

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Ash Wednesday Services
Mar
1
7:00am 7:00am

Ash Wednesday Services

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
 

 

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Pancake Mardi Gras
Feb
28
3:00pm 3:00pm

Pancake Mardi Gras

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

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