St. Luke's Episcopal Church
All Are Welcome!
All Are Welcome!
Come, Follow Christ
Celebrating more than 130 years of worship, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is a warm and welcoming congregation. Centered in the love of Jesus Christ and committed to service to others, we welcome all. Whether you live in the greater Coeur d’Alene area or are passing through, we invite you to join us. Read more
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Ian Hicks Preaching
Second Sunday of Advent
December 10, 2023
with Children's Chapel
New Service Hours
All Sunday services are in-person,
with the 10:00 also being offered via
Zoom and Facebook Live
8:00 a.m. Rite I
10:00 a.m. Rite II (New Time)
(In-Person, Facebook Live and Zoom)
Check your email for Zoom links (contact Fr. David for the links) or visit our Facebook page for live streams of our service.
Noonday Intercessory Prayer Service
Wednesdays, Noon (In-Person and Zoom )
Contemplative Prayer Service
1st and 3rd Tuesday each month
5:30 p.m. Zoom Only
Next Service Dec. 5, 2023
Contact Fr. David for Zoom Links to any of
8:15 a.m. (PDT)
This week's verses and previous sermons can be found on our worship page.
The church office is open 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tuesday - Friday.
To share, celebrate and embody Jesus Christ’s overflowing, unconditional love in North Idaho.
To cultivate life-giving relationships in Christ with all, through deliberate discipleship, courageous conversations, purposeful partnerships, and authentic action across North Idaho.
December Reverse Offering
Companion Animal Center
Daughters of the King is collecting Reverse Offering items in the church. Please take a slip of paper indicating what items to buy from the usher's little basket when the offering plate is passed. Place your items at the back of the church the next time you come.
Companions Animal Center is the recipient for December.
St. Luke's Is Hiring
Beautiful St. Luke's is hiring for a new part-time Minister of Music. Our mission is to cultivate life-giving relationships in Jesus Christ with all people, through deliberate discipleship, courageous conversations, purposeful partnerships and authentic action across North Idaho.
Director of Music Ministry
The position calls for creative musical leadership for a singing congregation, making the most of available resources and building an increasingly robust program for music, to enrich and deepen the congregation’s prayer and worship. This position may be combined with the position of Pianist/Organist by the right candidate. A further description and how to apply is available here.
Deepen Your Foundation for Racial Equity through Sacred Ground Series
Undertake the Sacred Ground journey into American and Church history that helps us better love each other by understanding the historic shadow racism casts on our lives. The Revs. Ted Nitz and Frances Twiggs are happy to welcome you on this journey of eleven sessions, either as a first time participant or a repeat attendee. This Sacred Ground Circle begins on January 14, 2024 and subsequent dates approximately every other week will be set at that meeting. Register on the Diocese of Spokane website.
Tending the Vine Zooms
We are now offering a way for you to easily contribute your pledges and to make donations to the ministry of St. Luke's. You can set up a one-time gift, or a weekly, biweekly, monthly or annual pledge. Our online payment system is safe and secure.
News & Events
Here are upcoming events and the latest news from the Diocese:
Rooted in God's Abundance
Your gifts of me, talent and treasure are what make St. Luke’s so special and enable us to carry out our mission. It is that !me of year. With the cooler temperatures and the falling leaves, we need to plan and budget for 2024, and we need your help. Our theme for 2024 is “Rooted in God’s Abundance,” a reminder that all we have is because of God’s abundance.
We are mailing pledge cards and further information on our 2024 pledge campaign. Please be on the lookout for your letter. We’ll also have pledge cards at church, which you can pick up on your way into services. Please either mail your completed pledge card to the office, drop it in the offering plate, or place it in the gold box which will be in the sanctuary during our pledge drive. As pledges come in, we’ll keep you updated with our Rooted in
God’s Abundance poster which will be in the recep!on area.
Your contributions help make St Luke’s a place to “Find a Home, Serve Others, & Nourish Your Spirit.” Thank you from your vestry for your ongoing generous support of St. Luke’s.
Children's Chapel During Advent
Advent is almost upon us, with lots of opportunities for children to experience the season and have fun.
Advent I, Dec. 3: Wreath-making during coffee hour, an inter-generational event
Advent II, Dec. 10: Making Christmas cards for shut-ins and home bound
Saturday, Dec 16: Greening of church and activities for kids - “mini” Many Cs of Christmas
Advent III, Dec. 17: Baking and decorating cookies
Dec 24, Christmas Eve
Book Study Group In Progress
The book group that meets on Wednesdays at 1pm (open to anyone) is starting a new book on August 16 – Picturing God, by Ann Belford Ulanov. Contact Jill Kalberg to sign up.
Starting Oct. 11 at 4 p.m., Jesus and John Wayne; How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation, by Kristin Kobes Du Mez. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ... a sweeping history of the last seventy-five years of white evangelicalism, revealing how evangelicals have worked to replace the Jesus of the Gospels with an idol of rugged masculinity and Christian nationalism.
Beginning Nov, 8, I Believe in the Holy Spirit, by Michael Green. Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. after Noonday Prayer. Contact Jill Kalberg for more information.
Contact Ian Hicks to sign up.
Meeting the first Thursday of the month, the Diocese offers Zooms for all who wish to learn and grow. This year's schedule includes:
Jan. 4 -- Annual Meetings as Storytelling
Feb. 1 -- Reviewing/Affirming/Renewing mission and vision
March 7 -- Year-round stewardship
April 4 -- Evangelism 101
May 2 -- Listening to our neighbors
Sept. 5 -- Data gathering -- How do we know what we know and how can we learn what we don't know
Oct. 3 -- Evangelism 201
Nov, 7 -- Budgeting and Budgets
Dec. 5 -- Discerning and Recruiting Leaders
Contact our Parish Administrator to obtain the zoom link. She is available Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.