St. Luke's Episcopal Church

1504 Myrtle Street (P.O. Box 381)

Calistoga, CA 94515


Easter Sunday

Gospel:  Luke 24:13-49

Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?” 

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Join us on Easter Sunday.

Arrive early to avoid crowds.

Rev. Stephen Carpenter will be presiding.

We gather for worship at 10 A.M., Sundays in the sanctuary of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1504 Myrtle St. in Calistoga. Please join us.

We offer Livestream services at 10 A.M. Sundays. For more information, click the link below.

Livestream link

Bishop Megan’s Invitation to Holy Week

Collect for Easter Sunday

April 9, 2023

Loving Father,

We believe in one God, our Father.  

Whose power of compassion, forgiveness, and love 

resides within us. Let us endeavor to awaken and dispense these inherent virtues 

without hesitance but with fervor for the sake of others and all of Thy creation. 

Grant that this practice will serve to cascade the radiance of Thy will, 

restoring the kindred spirit of humanity throughout this world.  

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, 

Who lives and reigns with Thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and ever after.


Written by York & Elizabeth Wong

Hallel Fellowship

Hallel Fellowship will be at St Luke's celebrating Matzot on

April 12th Wednesday at noon.

Christopher S. Peacock Jr.

Memorial services for Christopher S. Peacock Jr., who passed away on March 14, 2023 in St. Helena, were held Friday, March 31 at Grace Episcopal Church in St. Helena. Burial and a reception followed. He was 90.

Born on May 13, 1932 in Monmouth, Ill, Chris was the son of Mary Katherine Safford Kuny and Christopher Sheller Peacock Sr. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Peacock; his three children, Christopher, Rebecca and Benjamin; and grandchildren, Joshua, Atticus and Samantha.

Chris lived a full life, pursuing his passions and leaving a lasting legacy of accomplishment. He graduated from Lake Forest Academy in 1950, and later from Williams College in 1954. After serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, he worked as an executive at RCA Whirlpool Appliance, attended Stanford Law School and later became a commercial real estate broker for Coldwell Banker in San Francisco. In the mid-1970s, he started his own commercial real estate company and bought and sold properties in several states across America.

Chris had a love for duck hunting, horseback riding, fly fishing, mountain climbing, playing tennis and Southwestern art. He was an avid reader, passionate about traditional art, classical music, European culture and conservative politics. He was articulate and well-spoken, quick to offer his opinions and always willing to engage with others.

In 1993, Chris acquired a small vineyard in Napa Valley and started to sell cabernet under the Peacock Family Vineyard label. Today, the vineyard also sells pinot noir and sauvignon blanc. His legacy will live on through the many people who have enjoyed his wine and will continue to do so for years to come.

Chris’s family and friends remember him as a kind and generous soul who always made time for those he loved. His wit and humor will be missed by all who knew him, and his impact on the world will be remembered by all those whose lived he touched.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Chris Peacock, to Grace Episcopal Church in St. Helena; St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Calistoga or the charity of their choosing.

Sandra Swetnam McIlmoyl

Sandra Swetnam McIllmoyl's funeral service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, April 29

at Grace Episcopal Church in St. Helena.

A reception will follow and all are welcome. 

Weekly Announcements

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If you'd like us to send these weekly newsletters to your loved ones or friends, please send their name and email to us and we'll add them to our list.

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Are you celebrating a special day in April?

We want to know.

We will include it in the next Newsletter.

Let Elaine know at


Wednesdays are the deadline for submissions.

Our next coffee hour will be Sunday, May 7

This will be Father Mac's first Sunday back. Be sure to join us for this special fellowship.

Graciously catered by your St. Luke's hosts:

Inge & Mike Rankin

2023 Parish Directory

New parish directory will be available Easter Sunday at church. If you'd like an electronic copy send an email to: Dave Stoneberg: 

Hearts and Hands Preschool

Plans 20th Anniversary Party

Calistoga’s Hearts and Hands Preschool will host a 20th Anniversary Celebration from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, May 13 at the preschool

1504 Myrtle St.

Tickets for the event, which includes wine and light bites, a silent auction and raffle, are $50 a person and available at the link below. The raffle is breakfast, lunch and dinner, a chance to wine and dine in style, at one of six Lincoln Avenue restaurants, a $600 value.

Restaurants include Calistoga Inn, Hydro, Pacifico, Sarafornia and Thai Kitchen. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and are available at the preschool’s website, click the link below.


Calistoga native Yoanna Contreras is the preschool’s director and Rosalinda Ramirez, another Calistoga native is lead teacher. Other teachers are Lussy Chavez and Ana Mendoza. Substitute teacher is Dale Durod.

The Hearts and Hands Preschool is located on the property of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Donation for

Easter Lilies

If you want to donate for Easter Lilies on Easter Sunday, April 9,

please send a donation of any amount to the church

P.O. Box 381, Calistoga, CA 94515

and mark it for “Altar Flowers.” Or donate below.

You may contact:

Connie Rios Schellenger, our Junior Wardent at


Community Corner

" I Love Being Here With You...."

Cozy up


Elaine Jennings


Wayne de la Cruz, Piano


The Saint

St. Helena's

Trendiest Wine Bar



Friday, April 7

7:00pm - 10:00pm

 1351 Main Street

St. Helena

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Stage Kiss comes to the Upstage

A free preview of the acclaimed musical and stage play, "Stage Kiss", will be held at the St. Helena Library at 5 p.m. on April 13. For more information on the complete production in St. Helena, click below.

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County Supervisors meeting on YouTube

All meetings of the Napa County Supervisors will now be broadcast live on YouTube, including the upcoming meeting on March 28.

The Board added a Zoom channel (meeting ID: 842-343-169) as well. Meetings begin at 9 a.m.


Wildcat PTO seeks Grad Night donations

The Calistoga Wildcat Parent Teacher Organization is soliciting donations from the community to support Calistoga Sober Grad Night 2023.

Donations go directly toward games, entertainment and prizes for the students, and funds are badly needed.

Cash donations are preferred but any support is greatly appreciated. Make your tax-deductible donation payable to Calistoga Wildcat PTO, 1327 Berry St. Calistoga, 94515.Please note "Project Graduation" and use FEIN #88-2175293

St. Luke's Episcopal Church History


In April of 2022, St. Luke's Episcopal Church celebrated the 75th anniversary of the building of the church. But the congregation is much older than that, having first gathered in June 1917 for an Episcopal service in Calistoga. 

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