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
We Need Their Pictures!

Our September 30 joint worship celebration will include a blessing of the animals. Since we all have cherished companions of many species, we will do this blessing remotely, by posting a photo of your animal on the screen in the Trinity sanctuary with their name and your name. Please send photos to the Trinity office and please do include your name and the name of the pet in your email.
Mission Trip

On Sunday our youth group and leaders will share with us the highlights of their recent Mission Trip. They all do St. Paul’s proud as they continue to model loving engagement with one another and the world.
program. I hope you will join us.
Adult Ed

After the 9:00 am service in the Sunroom
on the first and third Sundays of the month.

Today, September 16, Adult Ed will feature a video by Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign. On Sunday, October 7, Erika Nossokoff, from Habitat for Humanity will tell us about the Habitat program. I hope you will join us.
Celebration of the Life of Margaret Solomon

This service will be held on October 6 at 10:00 am
at St. Luke's Episcopal Church

A reception follows.
A Few Little Housekeeping Matters

8:00 am Rite II Worship Booklet: Because St. Paul’s is now offering an 8:00 am Rite II Holy Eucharist service every Sunday (except for the first Sunday of the month, which is Rite I), we have introduced a Rite II worship booklet, which can very easily be confused with the 9:00 am worship booklet. Please take note of the front cover of the 8:00 am worship booklet, the heading of which is in bright red. After the 8:00 am service, please place this bulletin in the special container provided near the ushers. 
 
Hospitality:  The sign-up sheet for bringing goodies for coffee hour is in the Fellowship Hall. It’s woefully empty! Please sign up!
The 85th Birthday of the Founder of FFH -- Rich Thompson

Sunday, September 23rd from 3-6 pm  

At Faith Family Hospitality's Sherwood House,
317 S. Sherwood Street, Fort Collins.

Tours of the new Bridge Housing resource for FFH families will be available to attendees during the event. In lieu of gifts, contributions to Faith Family Hospitality are welcome.
Six Million Steps for Kids

October 7, 6:00 - 8:30 pm, Wolverine Farm Publick House

The Rev. Peter Munson, currently the Rector of St. Ambrose in Boulder, is responding to a calling long in the making to walk across the county to raise funds and awareness for charities that provide a bright future for children. A special event to raise money for this undertaking will include music, food, drink and a silent auction. The event is limited to 50 people. More information is HERE . Tickets are available HERE.
Eucharist Visitors

Serving as a Eucharistic Visitor is one of St. Paul’s most amazing and spiritual ministries. EVs make it possible for home or facility-bound parishioners to participate in the Eucharist that the congregation has shared on a Sunday morning. We are looking for additional people. Rev. Lyn can provide the short in-person training course at St. Paul’s. Candidates also take two online Safeguarding God’s People modules. Please let Charlotte Leighton , EV coordinator, know if you are interested.
New Habitat for Humanities Opportunities

Next Build Date September 29 and Additional Build Dates
through December 8
New Sign-up Procedure

Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Habitat's mission is to build safe, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with hard-working families in need. The safety and solidity of a home can be the hope that transforms the life of a family.

Work with your hands, learn new skills, rub elbows with faithful Fort Collins folk from many faith traditions – all in God's service.  No experience is needed, all tools are provided, and a delicious free lunch is catered onsite. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity in Fort Collins, please read more here . For a listing of our additional, future Build Dates, for the recently revised sign-up procedure, and to learn more about our St Paul's participation, please read more here.
Sunday Early Morning Eucharists

A reminder that all 8:00 am Sunday services will be led by St. Paul’s. We will offer Rite I the first Sunday of the month.

PLEASE NOTE: We need additional acolytes, lectors, chalice bearers and altar guild people. All are wonderful ministries and do not demand special skills beyond a heart willing to serve God.
Acolytes: Becky Sheller (307-416-2966)
Lectors and chalice bearers: Laurie Gudim (970-556-3111)
Altar guild: Tim Johnson (970-567-7560) or Rev. Lyn (970-467-7750)
CWS CROP Hunger Walk

Sunday, October 7, 1:00 pm, starting at First Presbyterian Church

It's an all-denominational event, and there's enjoyable interfaith camaraderie and fellowship among the afternoon's walkers. It's a natural for youth. Parents, grandparents, and church members have been generous supporters of their youth representatives in this good cause. Funds raised support the Food Bank of Larimer County and Church World Service's water well and crop irrigation projects around the world. Last year our local Hunger Walk raised a bit over $18,000. Since inception, our local Walk's total is about $380,000. Nationwide, last year's total was over $8 million. Information and registration can be obtained HERE .
Children and Youth Education Reminder

  • Youth Group will start October 3rd at St. Paul's - 6:00 - 7:30 pm - join us for pizza and games All kids entering 6th grade and above are welcome!
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jacki Petrino
Fundraising Dinner for Syrian Relief

Please join Mohamad Radwan Kalaaji for a dinner and presentation on Syria’s rich history, the current conflict, and his hopes for the future. Radwan and Heart of the Rockies Christian Church will be hosting a fundraising dinner Saturday, September 29 at 6:00 pm at Heart of the Rockies Christian Church, 6501 Brittany Street (near Lemay and Trilby.) Please RSVP to the church at office@heartoftherockies.org or by calling (970) 223-1230.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Looking for a local opportunity to join with others in visiting Palestine and Israel, learning and engaging? Check out “In the Footsteps of Jesus”, led by Jeff and Janet Wright of Heart of the Rockies Christian Church. More information HERE.
Please Help Address Homelessness
Join the Murphy Center in proclaiming December 8 as Homelessness Awareness Day in Fort Collins. Multiple activities will take place throughout the day, including the annual Mission to Hope Walk (Morning) and the Murphy Center Community Dinner (Evening). Last year, our collaborative helped more than 100 people along their path to escape homelessness as they prepared for, located and secured affordable housing.

Please consider 1) purchasing tickets to the Walk or Dinner, 2) sponsoring a guest of the Murphy Center to attend the Walk or Dinner, 3) buying a table at the Community Dinner, 4) creating a walking team for the Mission to Hope Walk, or 5) donating to support the event. More information and all these ticketing options are available HERE.
Bishop Search

Because of serious personal, professional, and vocational issues, the Rev. Canon Michael Pipkin has been removed from consideration in the upcoming election for the 11 th Bishop of Colorado. The election will go ahead with two candidates. While it is unusual for a diocese to elect a bishop from a slate of two nominees, it is not without precedent.

Walkabout meetings will be your chance to personally meet these candidates. The Walkabout will start Sunday, October 7, and will conclude at the end of the day on Friday, October 12. Nearby opportunities include: Sunday, October 7, 2-6 pm, St. John's Cathedral, Denver; and Monday, October 8, 5-8 pm, All Saints', Loveland. For additional opportunities further away, go HERE

Please continue to keep the nominees for the new Bishop of Colorado in your prayers. They are: The Rev. Kimberly (Kym) Lucas and The Rev. Canon Ruth Woodliff-Stanley.

The election will take place during an abbreviated Diocesan Convention at St. John's Cathedral on Saturday, October 27.
"Resurrection and Life"

" Resurrection is not so much the act of bringing Lazarus back from death and decay as it is the essence of Jesus, himself. He IS the resurrection and the life."

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