St. Luke's Episcopal Church

1504 Myrtle Street (P.O. Box 381)

Calistoga, CA 94515

The Third Sunday of Easter

Third Sunday of Easter - The Episcopal Church

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 Sunday.

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

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April 24, 2023

Written by York & Elizabeth Wong


Graced by the love and sacrifice of Thy one and only Son, for the sake of our salvation, the indwelling of Thy Spirit, and the gift of life eternal, brings penitence and humility to one’s heart for the crucifixion of Christ, our Savior.  Let not this conviction be shaken nor swayed as we aspire to keep on the path of righteousness, but enable this sentiment to help us rise above the noise and confusion led by the iniquities before us.  

Grant that we may shine forth Thy Holy light with hope as our resilience,  

faith as our shield, and love as our calling

as we endeavor to follow the steps of Jesus Christ, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Connie Rios Schellenger submitted the photos below from

the Hallel Fellowship at St. Luke's on April 12

Celebrating the 8th day of Passover (Matzot).

Kiddush blessings over hands, bread, and

wine in the atrium. Finishing with food and Fellowship.

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. 

Grace Episcopal

Weekly Announcements

Let's keep in touch!

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 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 resident is lead teacher. Other teachers are Lussy Chavez and Ana Mendoza. Substitute teacher is Dale Duerod.

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

Donation for

Altar Flowers

If you want to celebrate someone special with a floral arrangement at the altar, please let us know and 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

Sip & Sway with us this weekend

Calistoga Double your pleasure... with Elaine Jennings at Fleetwood, Thursday, April 20 & Romeo Vineyards, Saturday, April 22 Live jazz and swing...

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SATURDAY APRIL 22ND, 2023, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

$75 a ticket.

Handmade ceramic bowl, soup, bread, cookies, wine, raffle, silent and live auction.

In person, live at the CAC is back. Your participation and donations go beyond the wonderful meal and unique bowl. You are helping to keep a multi use art space alive and growing in Calistoga which serves people of all kinds and from many places.

Buy tickets by clicking yellow button - only a few left.

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UpStage Napa Valley presents STAGE KISS

When estranged lovers are cast as romantic leads in a 1930’s melodrama, the line between offstage and onstage begins to blur. Pulitzer Prize finalists Sarah Ruhl brings her unique mix of humor and intelligence to the world of romantic comedy. The play asks us to consider what is real, both in love and art.


April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

May 5, 6, 7

Performed at:

Grace Episcopal Church

1314 Spring Street

Ticket prices: $35 Adult, $20 Student, $25 Groups of 10 or more.

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Carolyn and Rich Czapleski, owners of Canard Vineyard, have generously offered to host a tour of their historic property and a tasting of their fine wines as an exclusive event benefiting the Sharpsteen Museum. Their property, at the corner of Dunaweal Lane and Silverado Trail, was settled by Donner Party rescuer and Calistoga pioneer Reason P. Tucker. The timing of this event will coincide with the Museum’s next special exhibit about Tucker and his legacy. Save Saturday May 13 for the opportunity to tour the Czapleski’s gardens in their spring glory, and sample wines from Canard’s heritage vines, some of which were planted by Tucker in the 19th century. Visitors will be greeted by resident pigs Peaches and Wilbur, and Buddy the dog.

Carolyn is a Master Gardener, and her garden has been featured on many Napa County garden tours. Canard’s award-winning red wines are served at some of the country’s most prestigious restaurants.

Saturday, May 13, 1pm – 4pm:

Two types of tickets are available.

Garden tour and Canard Vineyard wine tasting paired with charcuterie: $75

Garden tour only: $40

All ticket sales directly benefit the Sharpsteen Museum. Our sincere thanks to Carolyn & Rich Czapleski of Canard Vineyard for their extraordinary support.

To purchase tickets: call Patricia Larsen,

707-341-3313. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the event, Canard Vineyard, 1016 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga.

Notes: Must be 21 for wine tasting. Garden tour is self-guided.

Don’t miss this very special way to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend! 

Napa Valley Museum


Win the raffle and plan an after hour private dinner party for 12

Tickets are $100 and are available at the museum or call 415-990-3075.

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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