St. Paul's Episcopal Church

301 E. Stuart Street, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 970-482-2668
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Live Streaming the Ordination and Consecration of a Bishop

May 18, beginning at 10:30 am in the sanctuary at Trinity Lutheran Church

The 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, the Rev. Kym Lucas, will be ordained and consecrated on Saturday, May 18 at St. John's Cathedral in Denver. The Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, will officiate and preach. We will host live streaming of the event in the Trinity sanctuary. We will worship along with the congregation in Denver. Want a ride to this event? Please email Judy Matthews .
Habitat for Humanity: Meet Iman and her family

Last week, we shared a link about Natasha and her daughter, one of the two families selected for this year's Habitat for Humanities Faith Build in Fort Collins. The second family is that of Iman, a Syrian immigrant who, with her two children, are building a future at the Harmony Cottages site at Harmony and Taft Hill. The photo shows them at the wall-raising onsite this February. To learn a little more about them, please click  here .

St Paul's is partnering with Trinity, Mary of Magdala, and other faith communities in Fort Collins to build Habitat for Humanity homes for families in need of secure, affordable housing. Our next Build Dates are Saturday, May 18th and Saturday, June 15th. For more info, or to join our happy, growing group of volunteers (no experience is needed!), please email  Gray  or call him at (970) 962-4057. We hope you'll come join us "on the dirt"!

Also, Habitat is considering international Build Trips next year and wants to gauge interest as to possible locations and times. Possibilities are: Malawi in June or July 2010, or Nepal in November 2020. If you have any interest at all (with absolutely no commitment!), please let  Gray  know. Again, this is just to gauge possible interest, neither trip is final.
Annual TLC Preschool Breakfast Fundraiser

May 5, from 8:00 a.m. - noon.

Great food: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee! Open to all!
John Kefalas, a Larimer County commissioner
is speaking to the Trinity Adult forum on Sunday,May 5 at 9:30 am to 10:30 am .
His focus will be on the SNAP program. He will be speaking on other issues as well and all are invited to come .
Sound Healing, Singing Bowls brings you harmony and relaxation .

Saturday, May 18th, 11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m in The Sun 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, Colorado; Betsy has been using ancient Tibetan and Nepali methods to induce balanced body rhythms, relaxation and meditation 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.

Enjoy tea and “Joe’s Gluten Free Cookies,” afterward! Suggested Donation: $10 (seniors-$8)
Fort Collins for Progress Newsletter

Calls to legislative action and great community events. Go HERE
Braiding Sweetgrass Book Discussions

Author, Robin Kimmerer uses sweetgrass as a metaphor to explain the origins of plant, animal and human on Mother Earth, their intertwined respectful and reciprocal relationships with each other, the loss of this reciprocity and the hope of ecological restoration to return the gifts of Mother Earth and the balance that once was. Kimmerer does this through weaving together three strands of “indigenous ways of knowing", scientific knowledge and her story of an Anishinabekwe scientist trying to bring them together. 
Our discussions continue on May 8 and 15. We are hoping to have enough participants for both daytime and evening groups. Call St. Paul’s Office, 970-482-2668, to get involved. At our final meeting we will consider follow up activities as a result of our discussions of Braiding Sweetgrass. It should be an engaging and lively community gathering.

  Book: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Kimmerer
  Discussions: May 1, 8, 15
  Time: Daytime: 1:30-3:30 in Sun Room or
  Evening: 6:30-8:30 in Room 8 May 8 and Fireside Room May 15 
Summer Camps at Cathedral Ridge  

It may still be cold outside, but the summer heat will be here before you know it! Make sure your child doesn't miss out on all the fun of summer camp at Cathedral Ridge. Registration for Cathedral Camp, Explore Camp, Cosmos Camp, and the brand new Family Camp is open now. Spots are sure to fill fast, so take advantage of our early bird pricing today! Learn more  
Calling all camp counselors! We are now accepting applications for camp counselors for the 2019 summer camps at Cathedral Ridge. Being a counselor is both a meaningful and fun way to spend your summer, plus you can't beat living in the beauty of the mountains. All applicants must be 18+, have CPR and Safeguarding training, or be willing to take training. 

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!
"In the Wilderness"

Here we are, God's people. Now what? We are the inheritors of the upside down understanding that is Christ's message to the world. We have seen something that has changed the human heart forever. "

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