The Petal Connection
Jun
5
to Jul 5

The Petal Connection

Have you heard of the Petal Connection? This Placer-County based organization makes bed-side boquets from donated flowers to bring cheer to those who are ill or on hospice. Want to know how you can help?  The best way is leave clean, 14.5 oz or 10.75 tin cans in the Parish Hall. Let your trash become a beautiful vase for someone in need! If you have questions about this ministry, please contact us. 

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Save the Date: Parish Camping Trip
Aug
24
to Aug 26

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. Cost is $50 per adult, $30 per child. All meals included! Hope to see you there! 


What: St. Luke's Camping Trip
Where: Scotts Flat Lake, Nevada City
When: August  24 - 26, 2018

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Education For Ministry Graduation
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Education For Ministry Graduation

Please join us Friday, May 11, 7:00 pm, at Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento as we celebrate the graduation of Sue Webb and Tom Stephenson from the EFM program. They have successfully completed a four-year commitment of study of the Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, and Theology to strengthen their ministries and find new ones.  The next session will begin this Fall. If you are at all interested in learning more about this program, please contact us

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Exploring Centering Prayer Class
May
9
to Jun 6

Exploring Centering Prayer Class

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Are you interested in exploring the spirituality of Centering Prayer in greater detail and with more guidance? If so, please join parishioner David Judd and Fr. Brian as they co-lead a new offering on Centering Prayer. Classes will be held in the downstairs classroom on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m., and will include check-ins, mindful movement, guided practice and instruction. After the class ends, we will head upstairs to the church for St. Luke's weekly Centering Prayer service. Class topics include:

  • May 9 – The Intention to Surrender
  • May 16 – Surrender and Perception
  • May 23 – Putting Teeth in Our Intention
  • May 30 – The Nature of Thought
  • June 6 – The Fruits of Centering Prayer
  • TBA  – Optional Half-Day Retreat!
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Christian Learning Series: The Second Letter of Peter
May
6
to May 27

Christian Learning Series: The Second Letter of Peter

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The Second Letter of Peter is an oft-overlooked and largely hidden scripture. Highly controversial in the early Church, this scripture is filled with teachings and stern warnings about the dangers of departing from the faith. Among its most constant refrains is the call to trust and rely upon the promises of God in Christ. Please bring a bible in your preferred translation and join us as we read and discuss the Second Letter of Peter verse by verse!

All classes will be in the downstairs classroom at 9:00 AM! 

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Summer Preaching Series I: The Celebration of Faith
May
6
to Jun 3

Summer Preaching Series I: The Celebration of Faith

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From the very beginning, Christian faith has always been filled a sense of exuberance and excess. “Look,” says Tertullian, “at how [Christians] love one another, and are ready to die for one another!” These are moving and inspiring words. Yet, for many of us, this sense of faith as an all-consuming and passionate love affair is largely absent from our lives. In our first preaching series of the summer, we will turn to the upcoming feasts and festivals of the Church as an opportunity to rekindle our love and devotion.

  • May 6 – Feasts, Festivals and the Life of Christ
  • May 13 – The Feast of the Ascension
  • May 20 – The Feast of Pentecost
  • May 27 – The Feast of the Holy Trinity
  • June 3 – The Feast of Corpus Christi
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Christian Learning: Stepping Up To Life; Living the Beatitudes
Apr
15
to Apr 29

Christian Learning: Stepping Up To Life; Living the Beatitudes

Many of us are perplexed by the beatitudes, but what if they provided a step-by-step outline for spiritual maturity? Join us in Eastertide downstairs at 9:00 a.m. for this three-week exploration of Jesus’ best-remembered sermon. The discussion will be led by the Rev. Dr. Donald Richmond and will be organized around the following themes.
April 15 – Foundations of Spiritual Maturity
April 22 – Focus and Functions of Spiritual Maturity
April 29 – Fallacies of Spiritual Maturity

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Service of the Great Vigil of Easter
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

Service of the Great Vigil of Easter

Join us on Saturday, March 31, 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: March 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary

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Good Friday Service
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

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: March 30, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary

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Maundy Thursday Service
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

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: March 29, 2018, 7:00 PM
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary

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Holy Week Services
Mar
26
to Mar 31

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: March 26 – 31, 7:00 PM
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary

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Soup and Silent Prayer
Feb
21
to Mar 28

Soup and Silent Prayer

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All are invited to join us on Wednesday evenings in Lent for the practices of fellowship and Centering Prayer. We will begin with a simple dinner of soup, salad, and bread in the Parish Hall at 6:30 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. we will move over into the chapel for a service of silent prayer and contemplative teaching by candlelight. We end no later than 8:00 p.m.

Help with meals is encouraged. Sign-ups for soup, salad and bread are in the Parish Hall, or you can email us.

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Lenten Preaching Series–Powers and Submissions: The Mystery of Christ
Feb
18
to Mar 25

Lenten Preaching Series–Powers and Submissions: The Mystery of Christ

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are the heart of the Christian gospel, and for this reason, Good Friday and Easter are the two most significant celebrations of the Christian year. Lent is a season of preparation and repentance during which we anticipate these saving mysteries, modelled on Jesus’ forty-day sojourn in the wilderness.

 This year, our Lenten preaching series will attempt to explore and deepen the many facets of this season, reminding us that even in the midst of suffering and death, our hearts are centered on union with Christ.

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The Reconciliation of a Penitent: Remembering Confession in Lent
Feb
14
to Mar 31

The Reconciliation of a Penitent: Remembering Confession in Lent

The Book of Common Prayer contains two orders of service for private confession, known officially as the Reconciliation of a Penitent. Making a private confession is a traditional and powerful spiritual practice, and the choice to confess or not confess to a priest is governed by the old adage: All may, some should, none must. This Lent, Fr. Brian will be reserving Saturday afternoons for hearing confessions, and will also be available by appointment. If you would like resources or help preparing for confession, please speak to Fr. Brian.

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Ash Wednesday Services
Feb
14
7:00 AM07:00

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: February 14, 2018 at 7:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 7:00 PM
Where: St. Luke's Sanctuary
 

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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Feb
13
4:00 PM16:00

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

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. 13, 2018 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: St. Luke's Parish Hall

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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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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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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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