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
The Youth Group's Great Escape

The youth went to an escape room and got out of the Mayan Temple in time!! We worked together and we rock! It was a blast, thank you to The Art of the Escape!!

Jacki Petrino
While Rev. Lyn is Away

Sunday, Oct. 21, welcome The Rev. Sathi Bunyan, our celebrant. The Rev. Rex Chambers, currently Interim Rector of St. Luke’s is our emergency contact – his cell phone number is 970-406-8282. There will be no Centering Prayer on Monday. On Tuesday morning at 8:00 am in the Parish Administrator’s office there will be a Morning Prayer service. Rev. Lyn will be back on Thursday, October 25 .

(Photo: St. Paul's Vestry)
Listening Table at St. Paul's

 The delegates to Convention want to hear your opinions about the candidates for bishop. Today at coffee hour, look for the table with Joan Stephenson and Weltha McGraw.
Braiding Sweetgrass

Adult Ed is after the 9:00 am service in the Sun Room on the first and third Sundays of the month. We will begin at 10:30 and end promptly at 11:15 am.

This Sunday, October 21, we will dip into the delightful book weaving traditional Native American understanding of the world with the bright curiosity of science, Braiding Sweetgrass , by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Learn about Native ecologically-and economically-sound gardens, the monster, the Windigo, and more. This is just a brief taste. We would like to know if you would like to follow up with a more in-depth study. -- Terry Birdsong and Laurie Gudim
Become Informed

This Tuesday, October 23, at 7 pm in the Trinity Sanctuary

The Mary of Magdala Adult Ed Program is hosting the Sexual Assault Victims' Advocacy Center (SAVA) for an informative discussion, and we are all invited to attend and thereby show our concern about this issue and our support for survivors. Awareness and understanding are the first steps in initiating change.
Potluck Coffee Hour

Sunday, October 28 - following both the 8 am and 9 am services - we will try something new - a “Potluck Coffee Hour”. There is no sign up sheet - just bring something if you are inspired and feeling creative!

The theme is “Pumpkins and Apples”. Think pumpkin spice, apple spice, or...? Finger Foods only. Food should be ready to serve (already cut up and on a serving dish) Room temperature foods only (no refrigeration or heat will be available). Take any leftovers home with you (aka clean up after your own serving dish). Small paper plates and napkins will be available.
It's Time to Volunteer for FFH

Our next rotation starts the week of November 11. We need volunteers for:
Cooks - Sunday, 11/11, and Saturday, 11/17 (at least 2 volunteers per evening);
Evening Hosts - Wednesday, 11/14 (at least 2 volunteers)
Overnight Hosts - Monday, 11/12, Wednesday, 11/14, and Friday, 11/16 (at least 2 volunteers per evening).

To sign up, either fill in the paper sign-up on St. Paul's bulletin board (available on Sunday, 10/21) or go HERE : Feel free to contact Marianne Lutton if you have any questions.
Contextualizing Central American Migration to the US  

A Presentation by Professor Stephen Mumme (CSU), this Friday, October 19th, 7-9pm at FoCo Café
(225 Maple Street) 

This program is brought to you by "Salon duc Tape," a public forum sponsored by the Fort Collins Community Action Network /  La Red de Acción Comunitaria  (FCCAN /  Fort Collins Puede! ). Light refreshments will be available. The formal program will begin at 7:10. Space in this venue is limited to about 35 seats. Arrive early to guarantee your spot!   For more information, email  FCCAN , or call us at 419-8944.
Science Mike Coming to Greeley

My name is Rev. Ben Konecny. I am a pastor at First Congregational Church, UCC in Greeley. I would like to extend an invitation to your congregation to join us for our upcoming visit from Science Mike (Mike McHargue) on Nov. 3, 10 am - 4 pm at the church, 2101 16th St, Greeley. Science Mike has become a very well known and influential podcaster, author, and speaker. He will focus on Contemplative Spirituality in Christianity while he is with us. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Food Bank Volunteers

There is now a sign-up sheet on the St. Paul's bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall for the next Food Bank volunteering opportunity, Friday, November 9, 1 to 3 pm. For more information, call Jo Baietti at 970-223-1686

Turkey Roundup for the Food Bank

Saturday, November 10 at 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 11 for each of the services all da y.

Bring a "rock hard" frozen turkey, and, right before each of the services, look for the green Mazda pickup in the circle drive in front of the church. Len Russ of Mary of Magdala will be ready to receive your bird. The turkeys will then be given a ride straight to the Food Bank for Larimer County and placed into the big freezer. They will be distributed to our less fortunate neighbors.   (If for any reason your turkey has softened or is no longer frozen, the food bank can not accept it.)

This annual event is celebrated at the Food Bank, which will hold its own roundup on November 14th. Last year, Mary of Magdala and Trinity Lutheran together collected 56 turkeys. This year, with St. Paul's contributing, we'll provide even more. A gift of thankfulness for everyone!
Learn About Gift Planning

On Oct 24 t h , Tina Kvitek, a regional gift planner for the ELCA, will be at Trinity at 6:30 pm to talk to our communities about the new tax laws, as well as her work with gift planning.
TLC Fall Cleanup
Saturday, November 5, 8 am - 12 pm

We've worshiped together, now let's work together in the tender care of the building and grounds that nurture our growth in Christian community. Many hands make light work.
Sound Healing, Singing Bowls

Saturday, October 20 - 10:30 am-12:00 pm
in the Sun Room

Experience the soothing sound vibrations in a beautiful venue as Betsy Perna plays her Himalayan Bowls. Please bring a mat, small blanket and a pillow for under your knees, as needed. If you like, enjoy tea and “Joe’s Cookies,” as we process your experience afterward. Suggested donation: $7
Remember These Opportunities:

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY The next Build Date is October 27, and there are additional Build Dates thru 12/08/18. For more information and to sign up, contact Gray Currier


HURRICANE RELIEF FUND: Episcopal Relief and Development is once more on the ground helping, this time on the East Coast with those left in need after Hurricanes Florence and Michael. You can give them a hand. See the full article HERE 
"The Feast Day of St. Luke"

" How beautiful upon the mountains
  are the feet of the messenger who announces peace,
who brings good news . . . "

Laurie Gudim at Speaking to the Soul . See full reflection HERE .