St. Luke's Episcopal Church

1504 Myrtle Street (P.O. Box 381)

Calistoga, CA 94515

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Gospel: Matthew 5:21-37

You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if you say, ‘You fool,’ you will be liable to the hell of fire. So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift. Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell. “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. “Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.’ But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let your word be ‘Yes, Yes’ or ‘No, No’; anything more than this comes from the evil one.

Join us on Sunday, Feb 12

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.

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Collect for Sunday, Feb 12, 2023

Loving Father,

Through Christ, we rise, standing firm by faith.

With Christ, we find hope, entrusting in Thy grace through our trials and tribulations as we walk towards the clearing of Thy loving light. From Christ, we possess love, consideration, and compassion, heaven’s beauty within our hearts.

Lord, make us ever mindful of these gifts bestowed upon us as we endeavor each day to live in the fulfillment of Thy will, with hearts anchored by faith, garnered with hope, and filled with the charity of love.  We ask this in the name of Jesus, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and ever after. 


A prayer for Sandy

Gracious Father, Sweet Jesus, and Mother Mary, 

We pray for our sister, Sandy, whose love, devotion, and way of life brought forth a wonderful family, a family instilled with dedication towards care and consideration of their community, a family that places the needs of others before self.   Sandy’s love, support, and encouragement for her husband graced us with a loving shepherd, Father MAC+, who touched our souls with the love from Thy Grace, instilling and nurturing our hearts with the Holy Spirit.   

May Thou, our loving Father, Jesus, our Savior, Mother Mary, our source of love and devotion, and all saints, angels, and archangels, bring comfort and loving care to Sandy and her family.  Though our presence is unable to be with this family, we are with them in thought and spirit, sending love and support for who they are, what they have done, and what we are meant to be, loving branches of Thy vine.  In Jesus' name, we pray.


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Last Sunday's Coffee hour was a big hit - 20 folks stayed and enjoyed the yummy pastries and coffee supplied by Inge and Mike Rankin, Cathy Keag and special Valentine's macaroons from

Carolyn Czapleski.

Coffee & Conversation

David Stoneberg and York Wong chat over coffee at our first coffee hour in years.

Elaine Jennings and Linda York engaged in conversation

Coffee and Conversation created a warm and friendly environment

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

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Community Corner

our new addition to our newsletter

Here are three Valentine's events

you won't want to miss

Saturday February 11 from 5 to 7 pm in the Main Gallery

Mike Greensill performs live jazz music from “The Fabulous Baker Boys”

featured image by Alejandro Mogollo

Makin' Whoopee: An evening of Jazz & Bubbly - Napa Valley Museum Yountville

Napa Valley Museum Yountville presents pianist Mike Greensill with vocalist Gale Terminello and Carla Kaufman on bass, in "Makin' Whoopee" an evening of romantic jazz music inspired by Dave Grusin's Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning jazz score for the film "The Fabulous ... Continued

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A romantic evening of love songs

written by The Great American composers

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Elaine Jennings sings an evening of love songs in St. Helena

Calistoga vocalist Elaine Jennings, accompanied by Wayne de la Cruz on piano, will perform an evening of love songs written by great American composers from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at The Saint, 1351 Main St. Jennings has transformed her singing style from belting show tunes to crafting intimate jazz stylings with the local trio, The Tritones.

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"Team Up" with Soroptimist of Calistoga

Celebrating 67 years of service supporting projects dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in our community, we invite you to join us for this entertaining FUNdraising event.

 Event ticket sales have closed, but there are many ways to help!


Please show your support for women and girls in our community by helping with sponsorships or making a donation!




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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