St. Paul's Episcopal Church

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

With a Correction and an Addition, Meet the New Vestry

PIctured in the back row: Eric Barton; Jim Steinborn, Clerk; Seth Stepleton; Sioux Icenhower; Lee Janssen; and Karin Wangerg Rogers. In the front row are Rhoda Roinson, Senior Warden; Jody Werner; Mary Jean Currier and John Wiliams, Junior Warden. Not pictured are Chris Schraeder and Kathleen Batterton. Thank you for your leadership!

Scheduling? Use Susan

Our take-charge and can-do attitude as a parish leads to lots of WONDERFUL lay leadership. It can also generate a bit of chaos.

Please, if you would like to schedule a room at Trinity for a meeting, go through Susan .

Make Homemade Valentines

This Sunday afternoon, join volunteers at Plymouth Congregational Church to make homemade valentines for people in immigration detention. Fuerza Latina, ISAAC, and the AFSC join to speak through this loving action. 3:00 - 5:30 pm.
St. Paul's still needs a couple of volunteers for Faith Family Hospitality (FFH) to help families like this one!

FFH keeps families together and safe, reduces their time in homelessness, and supports them with dignity. Their experience results in fewer disruptions – for both parents and children – to education, medical care, and family, peer, and work life.  FFH works! PLEASE VOLUNTEER!!

 If you have any questions, please call or email Marianne Lutton or 970-214-9806.   Sign up  If you have any troubles doing this, let Marianne Lutton know and she will sign up for you.
Dinner with Friends - Sign up by this Sunday

As Parishioners might have already read, the steering committee for “Dinner with Friends” is getting ready to form new groups of people that will begin meeting together for our next cycle. If you would enjoy being a part of “Dinner with Friends”, we encourage you to contact Terry Birdsong or (970) 493-9412. One may also sign up after the Sunday services. Note that the deadline for signing up is this coming Sunday, February 10. Thank you for considering being a part of this well-received ministry of St. Paul’s!

Jim Steinborn, Terry Birdsong, Tracy Williams , and Bill Hoelzel , Steering Committee 
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 need your help with donations of time and/or talent.   Go here for a google document and sign up to contribute. Hot items in the past have been: weekend get-aways, lessons, food, art, crafts, etc. If you have a talent that you would like to share, there is place on the document for that information. As we approach the date, more information will be coming!
Joint Worship Service

February 17 at 10:30 am

All three Faith Communities at Trinity will join to sing, celebrate, ponder, and praise God. There will be no other St. Paul's services on this day. Our own Laurie Gudim will be the preacher.

Saint Swissom's Day Luncheon
February 17, 2019, at noon

For tickets, see or email Laurie Gudim . Or, if it's easier, talk to Jim Laird , Luncheon Coordinator. The deadline for ticket purchase is this coming Sunday. Laurie will have tickets at the Sunday worship services. Tickets are necessary in order that we know how many lunches to prepare of each type being offered.
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).
"Please Pray for Him"

Saint Teresa of Avila said “Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love.” The central pursuit of Daughters of the King is prayer. We have provided blue cards to request confidential prayers from the congregation.

The mechanism in requesting confidential prayers is simple. Fill out the blue card that is on the table with the Sunday bulletins and place it face down in the offering plate, or call the DOK prayer contact person, Sara Frazier (484-9611) or contact the church office. All that is n"eeded is the intention and for how long you would like the Prayer Group to pray. We don’t even need to know your name or the full name of the person for whom we’ll pray, or even a given name at all. God knows, and that is what is important.

An example: Please pray for John who will undergo surgery. Guide the surgeon’s hands, give John strength and surround him with love. I ask for a one time prayer on Tuesday from all the Prayer Group.

Another example: My friend’s family is in turmoil. Please pray for guidance and resolution. I ask that the Prayer Group pray for them every day for two weeks.
For either of these examples, more prayers can be later requested!

If you would like the congregation to pray for you, someone you know, or even a situation (for instance “Please pray for the homeless”), sign up on the clipboard attached to the rolling bookcase on the way into the sanctuary on Sunday and prayers will be offered up that day.
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!
Tibetan Singing Bowls
Saturday, February 16th, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Sun Room at Trinity

Experience soothing sound vibrations in a beautiful setting. Betsy has been using ancient Tibetan and Nepali methods to induce balanced body rhythms, relaxation, and meditation since 2008. It's a great idea to bring a yoga mat and blanket, as it's a little cooler than usual in the Sun Room, during the wintertime. Thank you for your interest in Sound Healing, Singing Bowls. 

Self-Compassion through Contemplative Neuroscience
Dr. Christine O’Brien, Presenter

Contemplative Outreach of Fort Collins
February 9, 8:30-11:30 am, Plymouth Congregational Church
Divine Things

" He will conquer death by suffering it all the way through to the end and beyond. We can do this also... 'Take up your cross,' he says, 'and follow me.'"

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