Sunday, February 24, 2019   The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

 9:00 am   Holy Eucharist   X   11:00 am   Solemn Eucharist   X   5:30 pm Still Point

Sundays at 9:00am Child/Youth Faith Formation

Evensong: Thursday evenings at 5:45pm

 

This Week’s News in Brief

For additional information, events and announcements, please check the weekly “Fruits of the Tree” 

To sign up for this e-letter, contact office@standrewdenver.org or call 303-296-1712

 

Today’s envelopes

Today’s plate (unpledged) offering supports Maintaining our Buildings and Grounds. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. If you are one of the many who don’t carry cash, the DipJar stands ready to take your contribution via your debit/credit card.

 

For Newcomers, Seekers, and the Curious: The Catechumenate
Are you new to St. Andrew’s or the Episcopal Church, or to the Christian tradition, or is this a good time in your life to explore questions of faith at a new level?  We invite you to participate in the Catechumenate, the ancient process of joining the church.  At its roots, “catechumenate” means to follow an echo, and the process involves storytelling, listening, and some basic information about scripture, church history, and mature faith formation. Our class will include nine sessions on Sundays, 12:45 – 2 pm, beginning March 10. For more information, please contact Mother Elizabeth.

 

For Newcomers, Seekers, and the Curious: The Catechumenate
Are you new to St. Andrew’s or the Episcopal Church, or to the Christian tradition, or is this a good time in your life to explore questions of faith at a new level?  We invite you to participate in the Catechumenate, the ancient process of joining the church.  At its roots, “catechumenate” means to follow an echo, and the process involves storytelling, listening, and some basic information about scripture, church history, and mature faith formation. Our class will include nine sessions on Sundays, 12:45 – 2 pm, beginning March 10. For more information, please contact Mother Elizabeth.

 

Shrove Tuesday: Pancakes and Palms: March 5

Save the date for our traditional Shrove Tuesday pancake supper on Tuesday, March 5, beginning at 5 pm, in the undercroft. Fun for all ages!

 

And — if you have palms or palm crosses saved from last year, bring them to church between now and Shrove Tuesday. We’ll be burning last year’s palms to make this year’s ashes for Ash Wednesday.

 

Monthly Morning Prayer Yoga: Tomorrow

Join us for our peaceful practice on Monday, February 25 at 9:30 am. We will combine meditation, movement, breath, and our words in the deep stillness of winter. Connect with the divine in your whole body, heart, and mind with yoga teacher Ruth Carver and Rev’d Melissa Adzima in this unique way of praying. Stay for snacks and conversation with new friends. Please bring your own mat and any other props you like, and some warm layers, and join us in the beauty of the sanctuary. We will have a few extra mats available.

 

Exploring Life and Faith (ELF) 

 

  • The Interfaith Alliance and St. Andrew’s – Seeking the Renewal of the World

            with Sue Torfin and Betsy Hoover: February 28th beginning at 7:00 pm

 

Are you interested in social, racial, and economic justice?  Would you welcome concrete ways to make a difference?  St. Andrew’s is a partner congregation of The Interfaith Alliance, an organization that advocates for justice and social change.  The Alliance educates and trains individuals for action.  Join us to learn more about The Interfaith Alliance and how you and St. Andrew’s can participate in seeking justice for all Coloradans.

 

  • A Lenten Journey through the Facets of Prayer and Contemplation

 

March 7 – “Centering Prayer”, with Charles Utter from Contemplative Outreach will take us through an exploration of           Centering Prayer that will include: Prayer as a Relationship, The Method of Centering Prayer. Thoughts and the Use of the Sacred Word, and Deepening Our Relationship with God

 

March 14 – “The Daily Offices”, with Nina Churchman. Just as Muslims pray five times a day and Hindus have morning and evening rituals, Christians have a long tradition of daily prayers beginning with the early church.  Come and discover, with the guidance of Nina Churchman, retired Episcopal priest, the lovely services of Morning and Evening Prayer (and others) in our own prayer book.

 

The rest of the Lenten Journey schedule may be viewed on our website:  www.standrewdenver.org/elf

 

Fraud Email Alert from the Diocese of Colorado

A recent threat to churches is email-based impersonation scams targeting key personnel. The scheme involves cybercriminals mimicking clergy or other staff through the use of phishing emails. Criminals typically pose as personnel in positions of authority and ask victims to perform money transfers, pay invoices, or to send the attacker sensitive data. Scammers will often manipulate the “from” email address and name so that it appears to be coming from someone you know. Churches and dioceses across The Episcopal Church and across other denominations have been a target of these email impersonation attacks. Scammers use a free email account (such as Gmail) and register it with an impersonated name. They then send an email to an unsuspecting recipient asking for immediate help in order to get a task done (such as purchasing a gift card or wiring money). Attention to detail can be a lot of help in combating cases of impersonation. Users should check sender details carefully. Any suspicious email message should be investigated before replying. Also, proper attention should be given to the message content, including attachments and URLs.  St. Andrew’s will not request funds by email, and any request should be verified by phone with the person involved.  Please report such scams to Jeff in the Parish Office at jeff@standrewdenver.org

 

The Interfaith Alliance News

Faithful Tuesdays is a coalition of leaders, organizations, and community members (including the Episcopal Church of Colorado) who are committed to adding a deeper moral dimension to the public policymaking process in Colorado. The focus is to advance a faith narrative and collaborative process that supports a just economy, promotes equity, and eradicates racism in Colorado. They hold multi-faith events in the north foyer of the Colorado Capital building from 12:00 – 1:00 every Tuesday through the legislative session. Some of these events will feature current legislation, while others may focus on forwarding a shared narrative of justice, love, healing, reconciliation, and care for others. A schedule follows which includes the sponsoring organization and the weekly topics decided to date. Add your voice by attending one or many. For more information: https://faithfultuesdays.org

 

February 26 – Colorado Council of Churches: Homelessness

March 5 – Mile High Ministries:  Affordable Housing

March 12 – Rocky Mountain Synod (ELCA): Financial Equity

March 19 – Colorado Catholic Conference

March 26 – The Episcopal Church in Colorado: Economic Justice

 

Please see the website for the remaining schedule and topics:  https://faithfultuesdays.org

 

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Concert: Today 3:00pm – Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4500 Wadsworth Blvd.

“The interplay of harmonies in music is one of the principal sources of its emotional content,” says choir founder Timothy Krueger, and he has chosen some particularly powerful examples of this, from liltingly beautiful (Stanford “Blue Bird;” Duruflé “Ubi caritas”), to powerfully evocative (Britten “In the bleak midwinter;” Byrd “Super flumina Babylonis;” Berger “Skelton Poems”), to seeringly conflicted and heart-wrenching (premieres of Redford “The Destruction of Sennacherib” and Grosbach “Silent Noon”).  The choir is joined by acclaimed pianist Tamara Goldstein. Buy your tickets now by calling (303) 298-1970, online at www.stmartinschamberchoir.org/concerts, or at the door. $35 Premium; $25 General Admission; $10 Student

 

Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra season finale: Today 2:00pm  in Longmont

Join Cynthia Katsarelis, conductor, and the Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra today for Classical Evolution with J.S. Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, Jory Vinikour, harpsichordistHaydn’s Symphony No. 22, the Philosopher, and a world premiere of composer Max Wolpert’s piece, “Baroque in Mirror.” Max’s piece is a wonderful homage to folk fiddlers of the Baroque era.  For more info, please visit: www.promusicacolorado.org or call 720-443-0565.

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