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

Our Youth on a Mission

It was an amazing week! St. Paul's Youth Group started their week working locally at Hearts and Horses, then on to cleaning up inside and out at Trinity. Next, we went to RMNP where we hauled 275 buckets of mulch in the park. Afterward we stayed two days at Highlands Presbyterian Retreat where we hiked together, ate together, had fun and made memories.

It might surprise you that some of our youth are excellent at Archery, others are great leaders and others look out for the group, making sure we all feel included and loved. We are so lucky to have an amazing group of hard working, kind, smart and caring youth in our church family.

Many, many, many thanks to the parents and the St. Paul's community who helped get the kids where they needed to go, supported the kids, kept them focused, worked alongside and traveled to RMNP with us. You know who you are and we are so blessed to have your support!! Without it, we would be lost.

Jacki Petrino
Help for an Injured Parishioner

Mike Lewallen had a bad accident on his bike early last week. His brother has been here from out of state helping him with the adjustment to recovering at home. Mike is now on his own but is looking at a long term recovery process and would appreciate help with meals.

Here is a link for Meal Train for Mike. His address is on this link.

T he St. Paul's Directory

On Sunday we will have a copy of the St. Paul's Directory available on our table in the Fellowship Hall. Please take a look at your contact information to make sure that it is accurate and reflects what you would like to share. After this, we'll print it!!
Borderlands

Tuesday, July 9, 7 pm
Fireside Room at Trinity

David Cloyd, a member of the Joint Social Justice committee, will be offering a presentation this coming Tuesday on his experience of immersion at the southern U.S. border, understanding the plight of asylum seekers. David is a very compassionate and thoughtful man, and this presentation should be well worth coming out for.
Food Bank Volunteers
 
The next Food Bank volunteer date is Tuesday, July 9, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m . We always welcome new volunteers ! To volunteer or for further information, please contact Jo Baietti at 970-223-1686 or email at   the_baiettis@hotmail.com .
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
Special Welcoming Liturgy

8:30 am Sunday, August 11

Sunday, August 11, will be Felicia Smith Graybeal's first Sunday with us. We will have a special service to welcome her. The 8 am and 9 am worshipers will join in one celebration beginning at 8:30 am. The worship team is planning this even as we write. Please mark your calendars. Worship will be followed by a celebratory reception or brunch, to be arranged. If you'd like to help out with this, contact Weltha in the church office.
Flowers

On June 23 the flowers at the altar were given by Jacci and Ron Delia in honor of their grandchildren, Collin, Logan and Quinn.

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.
An Litany for the United States on Independence Day

"Each religion this nation harbors brings its own understanding of you, and together we share a picture that is more complete than any individual faith can provide."

Laurie Gudim for "Speaking to the Soul" at the Episcopal Cafe. For the full reflection, go HERE .
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.