St. Luke's Episcopal Church

1504 Myrtle Street (P.O. Box 381)

Calistoga, CA 94515

First Sunday of Advent

Gospel: Matthew 24:36-44

“But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left. Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.

Please join us for worship this Weekend, Sunday, Nov 27, 2022.

Father Mac will lead our worship at 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary, corner of Myrtle and Berry Streets in Calistoga.

There will be no ZOOM session this Sunday.

Collect from Sunday, Nov 20

Heavenly Father,

Thy ever-presence brings comfort and strengthens faith.

Thy power and loving grace, bestowing upon us family, friends, and wonders of this world, stirs our undeserving souls with humility, reverence, and awe. 

Thy goodness, mercy, and blessings, bring warmth and tenderness to the heart,

knowing we are loved. 

Lord, let us live each day with thanksgiving, mindful of these precious gifts, as we follow the path laid forth by Christ, our Savior, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


As you may know, York and Elizabeth Wong have been writing weekly Collects for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020. We're reprinting them because they are worth re-reading.

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Adopt a Family

Dear Friends,
We hope this email finds you well! Napa County families have continued to experience great losses these past few years due to the pandemic, fires, and current inflation rates.
The holiday season is approaching rapidly, and we are excited to provide you with an opportunity to show your support and generosity to Napa County families in need.
Adopt a Family Ministry at Grace Episcopal Church in St. Helena, CA, has partnered with UpValley Family Centers, a 20-year non-profit organization providing support and resources to families in need. UpValley Family Centers have 50 families who has struggled greatly with the current inflation rates. According to UpValley, families have difficulty staying current with the cost of living. As rent, utilities, and food have increased for these families; it doesn’t mean their income has increased thus, many families have to get creative on making ends meet with the current cost of living. Many families have several jobs and have to choose between getting gifts for their children during these holidays or paying for rent, utilities, and food.
After months of hardship, these families need our support, and you can make a huge difference by signing up and adopting a family this holiday season. The family adoption process offers a few different ways to give based on your budget and available time.
How it Works:
Based on your budget and the time available, we will match you with a family that is a fit with your support level. You will receive an email after signing up, providing you with personal information regarding your adopted family in need. This information will include the number of adults and the ages and genders of the children in the family, along with any special requests and a note from the family you have adopted.
There are three options for you to show your support, get involved, and spread the holiday joy:
  1. You give, and the Adopt a Family team creates and delivers a holiday basket for you.
  2. Customize and create your own holiday basket for the family you receive and drop it off at Grace Church, and the Adopt a Family team will see that it is delivered.
  3. Make a cash donation to the Adopt a Family program through the online giving platform Realm.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

If you have any questions, please email Daphne Steele at or call Grace Episcopal Church at 707-963-4157

Click here to sign up!

Calistoga Food Pantry is still in need of our support through donations and also volunteering.

Gina Penna shared with us how St. Luke's can help. The food bank still operates out of the Fair Grounds every two weeks.

To volunteer and/or donate food,

please contact:

Gina Penna: 925/984-9374 or her email at

Altar Flowers

If you’re celebrating a birthday or wedding anniversary, providing

altar flowers is a great way to mark the occasion.

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.


St. Luke's Episcopal Church History


Earlier this year, 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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