St. Paul's Episcopal Church



301 E. Stuart Street, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 970-482-2668
Email: office@stpauls-fc.org - Website: www.stpauls-fc.org

Fr. Henry Doyle will be our celebrant this Sunday

We welcome our long-time friend, Henry+. He started his ministry here at St. Paul's many years ago and has never lost contact and our caring support has never diminished. He will be officiating at both 8 am and 9 am worship services this Sunday, July 21.
ISAAC (Interfaith Solidarity and Accompaniment Coalition of Northern Colorado) is excited to present:

Ms. Soila Luna Pineda

General Coordinator of the human rights organization, Fundación Don Sergio Méndez Arceo, Cuernavaca, Mexico

This Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2:00- 3:15 p.m at the Sojourn Mennonite meeting at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2000 Stover, Street in Fort Collins .

Ms. Pineda will present (in Spanish with translation) a panorama of what is happening in Mexico, the challenges and hopes for the Mexican people with respect to food security, protection of human rights, and protection of the environment. Her presentation will speak to the theme “Roots of the Immigration Crisis: The Reality in Mexico.”

Immigration is at the forefront of national dialogue. Most of what we hear is related to border issues and border security, or ways to transform or restructure the immigration system. The reality in countries south of our border is discussed much less, and it is important that we understand and address the root causes leading people to leave their homes and come to the United States.

Ms. Pineda is brought to us by EPIC (Ecumenical Project for International Cooperation, see more information below). EPIC is based in Colorado, and has long term programs in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras upholding human rights, and supporting the renewable agriculture necessary for sustaining life in those countries.
Diocese of Colorado Convention
October 3-5, 2019
The opening Eucharist will be at 7 pm at Christ Church, Denver.
The business of Convention will begin on Friday, October 4 at 8:30 am and will conclude in the mid-afternoon on Saturday, October 5.
Where: Denver Marriott Tech Center Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver 80237

Three delegates are allotted for St. Paul's. Are you interested in being one?
The theme for this year's convention will be "Walking the Way of Love". The Rev. Dr. Tricia Lyons will lead us in an active, engaged gathering, inspiring and equipping us as we join together in Walking the Way of Love. The Way of Love is an intentional commitment to a set of ancient practices and commitment to follow Jesus as we: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest.

Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Tricia Lyons is currently serving as Affiliative Faculty and Director of Evangelism at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. Prior to her current teaching at VTS, Tricia served in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington as Canon for Evangelism. Dr. Lyons is one of the most sought-after teachers, speakers and preachers across many mainline denominations. Dr. Lyons' unique mix of Ivy League academic training in theology with genuine humor and a contagious love of Jesus Christ has made her a national leader among the next generation of professors and preachers in American Christianity.

This is a great opportunity to meet our new Bishop and see what her ideas are for the Episcopal Church in the 21st C. Meet other parishioners from around the diocese and take an active role in the work of the church beyond our doors.

If you are interested, contact Weltha ( office@stpauls-fc.org or 970-482-2668)
Special Welcoming Liturgy

8:30 am Sunday, August 11

Here are two wounded choir members arriving early Sunday morning to practice a special welcoming anthem for the Rev. Felicia SmithGraybeal's first service with us. Such dedication! And such voices! Be sure to join us for this special event.

On August 11 we will welcome Felicia+ and commit with her to a new chapter in St. Paul's ministry. Clergy from Mary of Magdala and Trinity will join us.

The 8 am and 9 am worship services will be combined into one celebration beginning at 8:30 am. Worship will be followed by a celebratory reception. If you'd like to help out with this, contact Weltha in the church office.
Apologies to Felicia+

Her last name is not hyphenated. Nor is it two words. It's SmithGraybeal.
Retirement Party for Fr. Jim DeMuth

August 18, 2019
2 pm Mass
3:30 pm Dinner Reception

The Mary of Magdala community invites us all to honor and celebrate the retirement of their beloved Pastor, Fr. Jim. Dinner will include gluten-free options. RSVP with number attending by August 1 to marymagdalafc@gmail.com
A heartfelt thank you from FHN to all FFH volunteers:

“Guest families at FHN are brave. Their struggles may push them down but they get back up to brave another day. Each day in our program, we are amazed at how each day brings a new chance for hope. Each night they are nourished and rest safely. Your simple gifts give them the strength to hope for a better tomorrow. Thank you for the many blessings you share. YOU give HOPE. “

You may have noticed the FHN and not the FFH. Faith Family Hospitality (FFH) will remain the overnight program's name, but the organization has changed their name to Family Housing Network. Family Housing Network encompasses the 3 programs: FFH is the overnight program; the day center is the help place for homeless families who are either in the FFH program or not; and the Sherwood House will be providing extended help for homeless families. For more info on this and anything else you might want to know about FHN go to:  http://www.faithfamilyhospitality.org/

Please keep these dates in mind for volunteering : Our next two FFH rotations are the weeks of
September 8 and December 22 (Christmas eve and Christmas day are part of this week). We will be assisting our host church by cooking, evening hosting, and sleeping overnight for those weeks. The December week includes staying overnight on Christmas day.
Hear Ye – Hear Ye!!
 
Another summer is upon us – AND that brings the Colorado Haiti Project into our lives again as well. As in the past, all the congregations of our Diocese are asked to be involved, each deciding to what extent that will be. We have been informed by Wynn Walent, Executive Director of the Project, that the annual tuition remains at $350 for each student and donations are welcome. Checks may be made to the Colorado Haiti Project or to St. Paul’s Church with the Colorado Haiti Project notation.  More information, particularly regarding our involvement, to come.
 
Lawrence Baietti
Sound Healing, Singing Bowls

Saturday, July 27th, 11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m,
and every 4th Saturday
Location: The Fireside Room, at Trinity Lutheran Church

Experience soothing, sound vibrations in a quiet venue as Betsy Perna plays her Himalayan singing bowls. Certified by Atma Buti Sound Healing and Soul Medicine School in Boulder,

Betsy has been using ancient Tibetan and Nepali methods to induce a balanced body rhythm, relaxation and a meditative state, since 2008. It’s strongly suggested you bring a yoga mat, blanket and a pillow for under your knees. It’s also great if you can come about 15 minutes early to get comfortable, so we start on time.
Flowers

If you would like to provide flowers to honor or remember a loved one, there is a sign-up sheet on the St. Paul's bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.
Links to the Online Newsletters of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Mary of Magdala Ecumenical Catholic Community

What are our partners in ministry here at Trinity up to? Go HERE for the Trinity Lutheran Church monthly newsletter, "Tidings". And HERE is Mary of Magdala's weekly bulletin.