Auburn Interfaith Food Closet Stuff The Bus Food Drive
Jun
15
8:30 AM08:30

Auburn Interfaith Food Closet Stuff The Bus Food Drive

Jesus asked us to "Feed my sheep" and here is a fun way to do so. St. Luke’s has a shift on Saturday, June 15th from 8:30 am to 10:30 am to help at the “Stuff the Bus Food Drive” at the SaveMart Supermarket at 386 Elm Ave. in Auburn.  Please sign-up on the sheet in the Parish Hall to work with other St. Luke's volunteers to hand out flyers to shoppers, receive groceries when they exit, and bring the groceries to the Auburn Transit bus at the front of the store.  That's it.  Quick & easy!  Questions?  Ask Pat Evans, or Todd Warner who represent St. Luke's on the Food Closet Board.

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Introduction to the Christian Mystics
Jun
5
to Jul 10

Introduction to the Christian Mystics

Contemplative Practice Group: June Series


Please join us at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesdays for a 6-week introduction to the life and teachings of some of the great Christian mystics. Mthr. Jana will be leading this series, which will include the following:

June 5 What is Christian Mysticism?

June 12 Richard Rolle

June 19 Julian of Norwich

June 26 Julian of Norwich 2

July 3 Julian of Norwich 3

July 10 Quotes from various mystics

Wednesday, June 5 - Wednesday, July 10



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Scripture and Theology Discussion Group
May
26
to Jun 26

Scripture and Theology Discussion Group

Beginning Sunday, May 26 and continuing through June, we are going to be looking at arguments offered by the popularly-called New Atheists, writers who in recent years have published several books arguing against organized religion in particular and theistic faith in general.  We will be reviewing and discussing some of these writings, and will look at both their strengths and weaknesses.  We can defend our faith only by knowing and understanding the arguments made by those who challenge it.  Please join us in the Parish Hall at 9:10 a.m. for discussion of the current cadre of nay-sayers. 

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Daughters of the King Spring Assembly
May
18
9:30 AM09:30

Daughters of the King Spring Assembly

St. Luke's Daughters of the King (DOK) chapter is inviting all women parishioners to join us for the DOK 2019 Spring Assembly in the Parish Hall on Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 to 2:00 p.m. If you would like to learn more about the Order, this is the perfect way to do it. The event includes continental breakfast, a Eucharistic service, keynote speaker (our own Mother Jana Branson), luncheon, group activity and wonderful fellowship. Registration is 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. The program begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. Please contact Karen O'Brien by May 10 at 916-316-2806 or email at FluteFeet@gmail.com if you would like more information or would like to attend this glorious event. 

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Cursillo
May
16
to Jun 2

Cursillo

Cursillo is Coming!

Cursillo is a Christian retreat movement founded in Majorca, Spain in 1944. It presents a "short course on Christianity" with an emphasis on the power and movement of the Holy Spirit. Currently, our Diocese has a men's Cursillo retreat scheduled for May 16th through the 19th and a women's Cursillo retreat scheduled from May 30th through June 2nd. If you are interested in being sponsored for Cursillo, please speak with one of the clergy or with Phil Mulford. 


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Scripture and Theology Discussion Group
May
5
to May 19

Scripture and Theology Discussion Group

The Letter of Jude: May 5, 12 and 19
The letter of Jude is a brief, beautiful and bemusing piece of Scripture! Rarely read, but oft quoted for it's phrase "The faith once delivered to the saints," the letter of Jude is an urgent appeal for Christians to avoid immorality and false teaching, made all the more fascinating by the author's use of non-Scriptural folklore and non-canonical writings to convey his message! Please join us in the Parish Hall at 9:10 a.m. as we discus Jude. This study is especially recommended for folks who are wary or weary of trying to study Scripture more closely. The epistle of Jude is guaranteed to hold your attention!

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Holy Week and Easter Services
Apr
14
to Apr 21

Holy Week and Easter Services

Please join us for Holy Week and Easter Services at St. Luke’s and deepen your experience of this sacred time of year:

Sunday, April 14 at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. - Palm Sunday Services

Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. - Holy Monday Service

Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. - Holy Tuesday Service

Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. - Holy Wednesday Service

Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. - Maundy Thursday Service

Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. - Good Friday Service

Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m. - Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 21 at 7:30 a.m. 9: 00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - Easter Services

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church  Lenten Series
Mar
6
to Apr 7

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Lenten Series


Join us on the five Sundays during Lent, beginning Sunday, March 10 at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Each Sunday, the homily message will focus on the meaning behind some of our favorite hymns.

March 10: “How Great Thou Art”

March 17: “What Wondrous Love is This”  

March 24: “Take My Life and Let It Be”

March 31: “Amazing Grace”

April 7: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”


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Ash Wednesday
Mar
6
7:00 AM07:00

Ash Wednesday

We begin the penitential season of Lent on Wednesday, March 6, otherwise known as Ash Wednesday. On this day, we have our foreheads marked with ashes to remind us that we have come from ashes (dust) and to ashes we shall return. During Lent, we reflect on how we can be better disciples of Jesus Christ in our lives.

We invite you to join us for Ash Wednesday Services at 7 a.m., Noon, or 7 p.m.

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Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras Supper
Mar
5
4:00 PM16:00

Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras Supper

Join us for our annual Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras Pancake Supper at St. Luke’s on Tuesday, March 5 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the St. Luke’s Parish Hall. Dinner tickets are $8 for adults, and $4 for children.

50/50 ($$$) tickets for the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Festival are now available! On Sunday, please see Sue Webb after the 8 a.m. service and Shirley Johnson after the 10 a.m. service.  The tickets sell for $1 each OR 6 for $5.00.  The winner will split the proceeds 50/50 with St. Luke's and will be announced at the end of the evening March 5th.  Tickets will also be available on the day of the event. You need not be present to win.  Thank you for your support!

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St. Luke's Worship Ministries Workshops for 2019
Mar
3
to Mar 9

St. Luke's Worship Ministries Workshops for 2019

Worship is the heart of Christian faith and practice. At St. Luke's, we have four distinctive worship ministries for lay persons: Acolytes (who assist at the altar), Lectors (who proclaim the Scripture and lead prayer), and Ushers (who welcome worshippers and help oversee communion and the collection) and Welcomers (who are available to greet people after worship and help newcomers make connections). In early March, we will be holding a worship ministry workshop on two separate days: Sunday, March 3 at 12:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 9th at 10:00 a.m. This workshop will focus on the spirituality of worship and practical liturgical training for worship ministers.

  • If you currently participate in one of these ministries, please attend one of these events!

  • If you would like to participate in one of these ministries, please attend one of these events!

  • If you are merely curious about worship ministries, but do not necessarily want to commit in 2019, please attend one of these events!

RSVP to Bill Gausewitz, our Worship Ministry Coordinator, at: billgausewitz@hotmail.com

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The Mystery of Faith: St. Luke's Lenten Book and Mystagogy Study 
Feb
20
to Apr 24

The Mystery of Faith: St. Luke's Lenten Book and Mystagogy Study 


Christian faith is not is not a relationship with ideas, but with a person - Jesus Christ. To understand what it means to be a Christian, we must strive to understand ever more deeply what it means to be in relationship with him. In the ancient church, this ongoing spiritual initiation was known as mystagogy - initiation into the mysteries of the life and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
 
This Lent, you are invited to take this spiritual journey with us. Our parish mystagogy has three parts.
 
I. Reading Together. Our Lenten book is entitled, The Apostle's Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism, by Anglican theologian Ben Myers. There are copies available at the church and this book is also easily available online. We will announce the chapters we are reading together each week. 
 
II. Discussing and Praying Together. This upcoming Wednesday, our 5:45 Contemplative Practice Group will begin a study, linked with our Lenten book, on the Christian mysteries. This study will be interactive and experiential, as well as intellectual. All are invited to attend and join us for silent prayer in the sanctuary after each session.
 
III. Worshipping Together. The spiritual realities unveiled in worship are the heart of Christian mystagogy. Please strive to attend our Lenten worship services and the full panoply of our Holy Week services. You will not regret it!

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Single Pointed Meditation with Geshe Wangyal of the Gaden Shartse Monastery
Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

Single Pointed Meditation with Geshe Wangyal of the Gaden Shartse Monastery

Abbot Wangyal will be offering a public teaching on Samatha or Single-Pointed Meditation, which is a daily practice aimed at clarifying, stabilizing, and calming thoughts. There will be a Q&A after the teaching and all are invited to remain for an hour-long service of silent prayer by candlelight in the sanctuary of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Donations to support the Gaden Shartse Monastery are greatly appreciated. Suggested Donation: $10.00 to $20.00 as able.

All are welcome to attend regardless of ability to donate.

 

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Study Group: Poetry as Prayer
Feb
10
to Mar 17

Study Group: Poetry as Prayer

Parishioner Karen Tomlin will be offering an interactive, six-week introduction to Anglican poetry as prayer. She writes, "As Episcopalians, we have inherited a rich tradition of spiritual literature. Writers from Caedmon to Malcolm Guite offer us a variety of poems, some of which “are either themselves prayers, or elicit responses akin to prayer” (Murray Bodo, OFM). Join us downstairs at 9:10 a.m. starting Sunday, February 10th.

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Children's Chapel
Feb
3
to Jun 2

Children's Chapel

Children of all ages are always welcome in church, as we believe their noise and presence enlivens our worship. After receiving communion, children (and parents, if they wish) are invited to leave the church with our teachers and attend a special Children’s Chapel service in the Parish Hall, which includes prayer, bible stories and crafts. Participation in this ministry is optional.

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The Feast of the Epiphany
Jan
6
to Jan 10

The Feast of the Epiphany

Join us Sunday, January 6 at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM for the Feast of the Epiphany at St. Luke's Episcopal in Auburn!

We will be blessing the chalk for the Epiphany House Blessing:

Instructions for the Epiphany Home Blessing:

As you leave St. Luke’s this Sunday, January 6, you will be given a piece of blessed chalk. This is an old Epiphany tradition. The following line should be written on the lintel above the front door of your home (on the street door, if a house, on the front door of your apartment otherwise) with the chalk you take home. It contains the first letters of each of the Magi’s names, written between the year:

20 † G † M † B † 19

Once you are finished, this prayer is said:

O Lord, Holy Father Almighty, everlasting God, we beseech thee to hear us: and vouchsafe to send thy holy Angel from heaven, to guard, cherish, protect, and visit, and evermore defend all that dwell in this house. I call upon thy Saints Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar, to protect my family and my home from every harm and danger, and I place this mark over my door to remain as a constant reminder to us, and all who enter here, that my house is truly a house of the Lord. O God make the door of my house the gateway to thine Eternal Kingdom. All this we ask through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord. Amen.

The leftover chalk may be used or buried in the ground. Please don’t throw it in the trash!


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Lessons and Carols
Dec
30
8:00 AM08:00

Lessons and Carols

On the Sunday after Christmas, December 30th, the 8:00 and 10:00 am Services will be Lessons and Carols. Hear selected scripture readings and enjoy singing Christmas Carols as we continue to celebrate the Christmas season. 

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Christmas Eve Services 2018
Dec
24
3:00 PM15:00

Christmas Eve Services 2018

St. Luke’s will be offering three services on Christmas Eve:

3:00 PM Children’s Service with Children’s Homily

6:00 PM Holy Eucharist Service

10:00 PM Holy Eucharist Service

Please join us for the singing of Christmas carols beginning 30 minutes before the 6:00 PM and 10:00PM Services.

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Christmas Caroling
Dec
23
12:00 PM12:00

Christmas Caroling

Come and sing Christmas Carols at Auburn Ravine Terrace!

On Sunday, December 23, you are invited to spread holiday cheer by singing Christmas Carols at the Auburn Ravine Terrace Vesper Service. Please join us at Noon in the St. Luke’s parish hall where we will practice caroling with David Judd, Linda Franklin and Michael Haynes supplying music for us. Snacks will also be provided.  At 1:30 p.m. we will carpool to Auburn Ravine Terrace, where the Vesper service begins at 2:00 p.m. After the service, we will continue caroling around the facility.  Please join us and make a joyful noise to the Lord with members of St. Luke’s Church.

Questions:  Call the Office - (530) 885-2316 or Deacon Patty Park - (916) 652-6576.

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Contemplative Practices Study Group / Candlelight Centering Prayer
Dec
5
to Dec 26

Contemplative Practices Study Group / Candlelight Centering Prayer

The Blessed Virgin Mary as an Icon of Prayer

This December, we will meet on Wednesday evenings at 5:45 p.m. to explore the relationship of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Christian practices of prayer and contemplation. If you wish, please bring images, statues, rosaries, prayer cards or other devotional items related to St. Mary for inclusion in an advent altar in our downstairs classroom.

The Contemplative Practices Study Group is followed by the Candlelight Centering Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Luke’s sanctuary. You are welcome to attend one or both of these events.

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Scripture and Theology Discussion Group
Dec
2
to Feb 3

Scripture and Theology Discussion Group

Advent-Epiphany Bible Study on St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians
On Sunday, December 2nd we will begin a verse-by-verse study and discussion of the Letter to the Galatians. This fascinating epistle, written in a time of conflict, includes deep and abiding reflections on the relationship of grace and law and the meaning of faith in Jesus Christ. Please bring a personal Bible, preferably one you are willing to write in, and join us downstairs at 9:10 a.m.

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Times of Expectation: An Advent Sermon Series
Dec
2
to Dec 23

Times of Expectation: An Advent Sermon Series

Christmas in America is generally a season of unremitting cheer. As such, it makes little room for Advent, which asks us to reflect upon realities that are anything but calm, bright, gentle, or cheery. This year, we will look to Luke's Gospel and allow ourselves to be unsettled, provoked and perhaps even saddened by what we hear. Advent is a time of yearning and expectation, and only when we fully enter into this holy season can we discover what Christmas "cheer" is truly about.

Join us Sundays in Advent at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM

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Anglican Spirituality Small Group
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Anglican Spirituality Small Group

Beginning on the Feast of All Saints, Thursday, November 1st, we will have the first meeting of the Anglican Spirituality Small Group Study at the home of Karen Tomlin and Don Richmond at 935 El Oro Drive (off Dairy and Incline in Auburn).

The only thing that you need to bring is a searching mind, an open heart, and a willingness to eat sundry goodies!

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Thanksgiving Day Eucharist Service
Nov
22
10:00 AM10:00

Thanksgiving Day Eucharist Service

In the past, St. Luke's has tried three different Thanksgiving Day services. We've done an 8:00 a.m. Eucharist, a pre-Thanksgiving vigil, and a Thanksgiving evening Centering Prayer service. This year, Mthr. Jana will offer a 10:00 a.m. Eucharist with hymns on Thanksgiving Day. Please spread the word and join us!

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