St. Paul's Episcopal Church

301 E. Stuart Street, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 970-482-2668
Email: - Website:

Warden Update

My Sisters and Brothers of St Paul’s,
I hope this note finds you well and in good spirits, for Christ is among us!

On February 14 th , your Wardens and Sioux Icenhower from the vestry went to visit Bishop Robert O'Neill and Cannon Ruth Woodliff-Stanley . It was a wonderful discussion, full of energy. The purpose of our visit was to discuss the lack of candidates for our open clergy position and our approach for finding our place for St Paul’s.

We started our discussion with concern about not having received more candidates for priest in charge at St Paul’s. More on this later. . . .

Read full article HERE
The Welcoming and Parish Caregiving Group

will be having their second meeting THIS SUNDAY, February 24, after the 9 o’clock service at 10:15. Point persons for 4 of the teams — welcoming, caregiving, rides, and Eucharistic Visitors ─ will be reporting on progress in their initiatives, followed by general discussion. All are welcome.
Celebrating the Baptism of Tobias Hild

Let's rejoice and celebrate, for Elaine and Florian Hild's son, Tobias will be baptized on Sunday, March 3. We will have a reception following the service, at 10. Come and congratulate this servant of Christ who is our brother.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Silent Auction and Talent Show

Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 - 7 pm

Please join us on Shrove Tuesday: Pancakes, Awesome Talent, a Silent Auction and lots of FUN! All proceeds will support the youth mission trip 2019!

We are making bird houses to auction!

We still need your help with donations of time and/or talent.   Go here for a google document and sign up to contribute.
Fort Collins: The Choice City . . . For Whom?

Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 pm

The Joint Social and Ecological Justice committee of our three parishes is offering a viewing of “Fort Collins: The Choice City… for Whom?” The film will be shown in the sanctuary. We are also thrilled to announce that the film’s local producer, Betty Aragon-Mitotes, will be present to introduce the film and lead discussion afterward. “Choice City,” filmed in 2016, is about the historical and current discrimination and racism that occurs in Fort Collins. Save the date! 
Habitat Hammers Back, Florida 2020

Cold weather got you down? Escape to Florida! OK, not now, but how about next year? FOCOLU and Habit for Humanity are considering another "Habitat Hammers Back" trip to the Sunshine State in February 2020. Either to Key West or Sebring, helping with the long-term recovery of hurricane-damaged homes in central Florida for five days or so (dates & location to be determined). For more about this ongoing program, click  here . Possibly interested? - contact  Gray Currier .
Approximate Costs (if the same in 2020 as they were in 2019):
• $350 plus airfare, for Thrivent members (which is a GREAT deal!!)
• $650 plus airfare, for non-Thrivent members (still a GREAT deal!)
• Thrivent donates $8,000 to the Florida Habitat affiliate for each 8 people that we bring.
Habitat builds shelter, dignity, community, and hope - Come join us!
Need a Lift?

Would you like to attend church more regularly but . . . Need a ride? Please contact Susan in the church office by calling 482-2668 OR email  her or Judy Matthew s.  Make sure to let Susan or Judy know which part of town you live in.

Can You Give Someone a Lift?

Do you have a spare seat in your vehicle? Please consider sharing a ride with someone else.  Judy Matthews is coordinating this effort - please contact her (and let her know which part of town you live in).
Flowers for the Altar

T o dedicate altar flowers in memory of a loved one, in celebration of a birthday
or anniversary, or just to express gratitude to God, sign up on the list located on the red bulletin board where we used to gather for coffee. The money for these flowers comes from donations. We ask for a $25 donation, but any amount is acceptable. Write the check to St. Paul’s, put “Flowers” in the memo line, and put it in the offering plate. Thanks!
Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's

"We are, in fact, little icons of God, carrying the image of the Creator stamped on our souls. Each of us wondrous, complex, mystifying humans points in our very nature to the author of the cosmos."

-- Laurie Gudim writes for Speaking to the Soul at the Episcopal Cafe. Read the full reflection HERE .