Labor Day Weekend

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

1504 Myrtle Street (P.O. Box 381)

Calistoga, CA 94515

Gospel: Luke 14:25-33

Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’ Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand? If he cannot, then, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for the terms of peace.So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions.

Sunday, Sept 4, 2022

Please join us for worship this Labor Day Weekend.

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

ZOOM link below:

Zoom Link

Collect from Sunday, August 28

Dear Lord,

We pray for a different world. One that covets peace and where kindness and consideration enable all to truly coexist. Help us live according to Thy Will, with strength in faith, love-filled courage, a penchant for humility, and unending grace. Grant that we, in the midst of growing strife and injustice within humanity, serve as beacons of fellowship and unity, illuminating the hearts of our community with benevolence and kindred spirit; reminding all that no matter how diverse our world is, it is through love that we can become one. For we are all children, branches of Thy vine; in the steps of Jesus, whose walk and teachings have shown the way, 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.

Father Mac &

The Mission Committee

Visit our new Staff page

Born on Oct. 22, 1949 in Troy, N.Y. to his physician father and socially active mother, Mac attended public schools through the fifth grade, then a military academy through middle school. At 13 he was off to an Episcopal boarding school (Trinity Pawling), and then on to an Episcopal College (Hobart and William Smith 1968-1972). Click the link below to read more...

Mission Committee 

Photos by Nathan Schwab

Weekly Announcements

Let's keep in touch!

If you'd like Dave Stoneberg to send these weekly notices to your loved ones or friends, please send their name and email address to him at and he'll add them to our list. Thanks. 

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.


Cat Bingo 2022

Pay online at

Proceeds help with trapping, spaying, neutering, assisting with vet costs and relocating feral cats to rural homes and wineries from Knights Valley to Mt. Veeder, as well as daily feeding of colony and community felines in Calistoga, Knights Valley & St. Helena.

Community cats are an asset to our community.

Downtown Calistoga Shop

Sip & Stroll Event


Labor Day Weekend

Join Calistoga Downtown merchants for a fun weekend of shopping, sipping wine and strolling. Shop at least five participating merchants and get entered to win prizes and a gift basket. 

Diocese News

Continuing Education 

One of Bishop Megan’s priorities is Continuing Education for both our clergy and lay leaders. To that end, Bishop Megan in partnership with ASU, brought a non-profit training course, Best Skills, Best Churches program, to our diocese encouraging church staff, volunteers, and parishioners

to take this course.


The next course “year” is 2022-2023

and starts next month on

September 23, 2022.

Contributed by Carolyn Czapleski,

Senior Warden


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. 

Read More

Visit YouTube for FrMac Sermons