St. Luke's Episcopal Church

1504 Myrtle Street (P.O. Box 381)

Calistoga, CA 94515

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23

Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: “Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali, on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles— the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.”From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people.

Join us on Sunday, Jan 22

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

Collect for Sunday, Jan 15, 2023


Forgive us for the times we talk, the talk, but not by walk, the times we could not see beyond ourselves, where mindfulness and compassion were nowhere to be found, and the times of missed opportunities to help or simply hold a hand in need.

Lord, grant that we may be Thy loving branches, filled with reverence, gratitude and proclivity to serve, bestowing upon others the kindness and goodness of Thy loving grace. We ask this in the name of Jesus, Who lives and reigns with Thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be.


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Calistoga Cares Food Pantry

St. Luke’s donates $1,906 to local food bank

Gina Penna, co-chair

of the Calistoga Cares Food Pantry

Suzan Shaw also serves on the board

of the Calistoga Cares Food Pantry


Gina Penna, co-chair of the Calistoga Cares Food Pantry, was overwhelmed on Sunday,

Jan. 8 when she received a $1,906 check at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Penna called the

donation “incredibly generous.” Handing over the check was Carolyn Czapleski, senior warden of the Calistoga church. The money was collected over several weeks in December and included half of the church’s collection on Christmas Eve. Czapleski said the church’s governing body, the Mission Committee, continued St. Luke’s community outreach with the donation. “Traditionally, St. Luke’s is known in the community as helping where it can. For example, Hearts & Hands Preschool rents space in the parish hall for its preschool and has for the past 12 years,” she said.

Penna said the donation will help buy basic staples for the food pantry, including butter,

eggs and a variety of produce items. “We struggle with getting basic food staples,” she said.

During its twice-a-month food distribution (2-5 p.m., on the second and fourth Thursdays at the Napa County Fairgrounds), each family is given a bag of dairy and protein, a box of shelf-stable foods and a bag or box of produce. “During Thanksgiving and Christmas, we ordered bulk produce from Bill Shaw of Cal-Mart, who donated it, of course,” Penna said. “We get local produce for our regular distributions at a discount from Bill Shaw,” she added. Volunteers also deliver food to people who cannot get out of their homes, including seniors and farmworker families.

For the past 18 months, the Calistoga Cares Food Pantry has been working to become its

own 501c3 nonprofit organization, Penna said. It was originally part of the Napa Food Bank, but its leaders felt it could do a better job of feeding Calistogans if it was a stand-alone nonprofit. Penna said Calistoga has a higher need than other parts of the county. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the food pantry was feeding 650 families twice a month, including many seniors and families.

Joining Penna as board co-chair is Jody Boyadjieff. Serving on the board with them are

Antoinette Mailliard, Suzan Shaw, Blake Gilmore, Bill Shaw and John Strasser, who ran the

food bank with his wife, Louise for some 15 years. The late Helen Archard was part of the food pantry for 30 years.

Penna and her husband, Bill, are members of Calistoga’s St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Currently the church offers worship services at 10 a.m., Sundays officiated by the Rev.

William “Father Mac” McIlmoyl and for those who can’t attend in person, Livestream services hosted on its Youtube channel. Visit the church’s website, St. Luke's Episcopal Church for details. Its mission statement is: “At St. Luke’s we are seeking to improve our conscious contact with the God of our understanding. Seek along with us.”

Editor’s Note: David Stoneberg is a retired journalist and a member of St. Luke’s

Mission Committee.


St. Luke's Donation


St. John’s Thrift Store

On Sunday, January 15th, Deacon Susan Napoliello accompanied the Rev. Wendy Watson and Lin Weber from Grace Church for worship at St. John’s in Lakeport. Rev. Wendy’s car was loaded with donations from congregants at St. Luke’s and along the way, Dave Stoneberg met them in Middletown to add donations he and his wife Joni had collected. The dedicated volunteers at St. John’s Thrift Store eagerly received the donations and expressed gratitude on behalf of their community for our support. As needs arise, notices will appear in our newsletter with details; including, collection dates. Thank you!

The Journey Continues

Upcoming Cursillo Weekends

Greetings to our brothers & sisters in Christ,
 Our next event is The Journey Continues weekend. It is designed for anyone who has ever attended a Cursillo at any time and in any place. 
The Journey weekend is an outgrowth of our beloved Cursillo experience and is an opportunity for renewal by examining where you are on your journey with Christ and to awaken a dimming spirit. 
The weekend runs from Friday evening, Feb 3 through Sunday afternoon, Feb 5. 
It will be held at the CYO Camp & Retreat Center in Occidental, and the cost is $190 per person. 
The sleeping accommodations are cabins with bunk beds. The accommodations are an upgrade from the Angela Center. 
Upcoming Men's Weekends

“The Journey Continues”
Feb 3 – 5, 2023
CYO Camp & Retreat Center, Occidental
Leaders:  Don Callison & Wendy Armstrong
Spring Men’s Weekend “On Eagles Wings”
April 13-16, 2023
CYO Camp & Retreat Center, Occidental
Rector: Loyde Johnson

The Women’s Cursillo weekend is planned for March 23 -26, 2023 and is currently full. 
The men’s weekend in April and the women’s in August both still have room for candidates. 
Candidate Applications can also be found on the website at the link below. 
In order for Cursillo to thrive, it depends upon people like you sponsoring others to attend. Look at your Small Groups, your church family, your loved ones, someone in your life could use a Cursillo weekend. Step up to the plate and sponsor them, it may change their lives.
 The website has been updated and you can still find it at, but you will need to register in order to have access to the site. The site is being hosted by WordPress and it is very slow, so please have patience when you click on items. below.
You will be asked to create a login name. After you are registered, the administrator will approve your registration, an email will be sent to you with your login name and a link to set your password. 
Ben and Terry Henry  (707) 480-3916 or (707) 479-3298
Napa Valley Area Representatives Redwood Empire Cursillo
Upcoming Women's Weekends
Winter Women’s Weekend “Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul”
March 23 – 26, 2023
San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo
Rectora:  Meg Nalley

Fall Women’s Weekend “Trust You Lord”
August 24-27, 2023
CYO Camp & Retreat Center Occidental
Rectora: Jodi Giampaoli

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


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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