Thursday, November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving Day and Sunday, November 25, 2018 The Feast of Christ the King
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 X Thursdays at 5:45pm Evensong
This Week’s News in Brief
For additional information, events and announcements, please check the weekly “Fruits of the Tree”
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This week’s Stewardship facts:
This week’s Stewardship take-away is simply a note of gratitude. Every line item on St. Andrew’s operating budget reflects an aspect of our mission and vision, whether it’s keeping the lights on, providing space for growth in God’s love, or hearing from our staff and clergy words and sounds that inspire us to do God’s work. We are blessed not only by your pledges of treasure, but also by the gifts of time, energy, and talent that so many offer to the St. Andrew’s community and to the greater world.
This week’s invitation:
For this Sunday (November 25), we invite you to consider:
What do you bring to this table?
At our annual meeting, Sunday, January 27, we will elect four new members to the vestry. The vestry nominating committee is accepting suggestions for nominees until Sunday, December 16. Nominees need to be adult members of the parish who have been confirmed in the Episcopal Church, are actively involved in ministry, and are faithful stewards and contributors to St. Andrew’s. Three of the nominees will serve three-year terms and one a one-year term.
Please offer suggested names for nominees in writing or via email to one of the members of the committee listed below by December 16, 2018. Include a brief explanation of why you consider the candidate to be qualified. If you feel called, you can submit your own name! If you have any questions about service on the vestry or the nominating process, please don’t hesitate to ask or email one of the members of the nominating committee. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
Florence Crittenden School Giving Tree
On Sunday, December 2nd our Giving Tree will be in place in the vestibule with 100 ornaments for the children and the moms at the Florence Crittenden School. This is a program to help single mothers complete their high school diploma while being a young mother. The children are in a school program as their mothers are in the high school. The moms are not only achieving a high school diploma and parenting skills, but with hopes to continue their education after graduating from Florence Crittenden.
To participate in the Giving Tree, take an ornament and buy what is asked. Return the gift to the church by December 14 unwrapped with the tag attached. If you have any questions, email Lynne Valentine at email@example.com or call 303 955 6911.
Advent Lessons & Carols
One of St. Andrew’s most beloved holiday services takes place this year on Sunday, December 9, at 5:30pm. The Advent Lessons & Carols service, with familiar lessons and a wealth of beloved congregational and choral carols, allows us to focus on the role of Mary in the events surrounding the Nativity. Please join us for this important and beautiful service, and the reception which will follow in the undercroft.
ELF – Exploring Life and Faith – INCARNATION – OPENING UP TO THE DIVINE
Thursday evenings 7:00 – 8:15
Join us this Advent season as we explore the ways in which the Divine reveals itself in our day-to-day experiences and relationships, especially through music,, movement, images, and literature.
November 29 – Music with Tim Krueger: Advent Music: A Tribute to Fr. George Magnuson
Fr. George was scheduled to lead this ELF session with a focus on the music of Advent and how it touched him particularly. Our Choirmaster Tim Krueger has accepted the task of taking Fr. George’s place, and would like to offer the evening as a tribute to our beloved Priest Emeritus, and his special love of Advent. Combining music selections with excerpts from Fr. George’s Advent sermons over the last few years, and remembering the particular pieces that George loved best, the evening will be both a remembrance and, as Advent should be, an anticipation of the distinctive sacred moment of the Incarnation. For information on upcoming ELF sessions, check our website at www.standrewdenver.org
Advent Quiet Day: December 8, 9 am – 2 pm
Join us for a morning of poems, prayers, and quiet reflection appropriate to the season. If you choose, stay for a simple lunch, followed by an organ recital.
We begin at 8:30 am with light refreshments; program begins at 9 am, with lunch at noon, and the organ recital at 12:45 pm. Many thanks to the Daughters of the King for sponsoring this event. For more information, check our website: www.standrewdenver.org
SEEN and UNSEEN: Brenda Vang Art Exhibit for Friends of Music
Artworks are on display in the nave and in the undercroft through December 16, with viewing times before and after regular services. Printed exhibit lists are available in the church. Thirty percent of proceeds from art sales will be donated by Brenda to the St. Andrew’s Friends of Music. Contact Brenda Vang at 720-560-2958 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More about the artist at blvang.com
Funeral plans: George Magnuson
The Celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord in memory of George Peter Magnuson will be held at St. Andrew’s on Saturday, December 1 at 1 pm. A reception will follow in the undercroft.
Pastoral Care here at St. Andrew’s
A reminder that St. A’s is here for any of your needs. Send your prayer requests to email@example.com. If you need communion while in the hospital or home bound, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Or need a meal or two after a momentous life event, contact email@example.com. Last but not least, our new pastoral care ministry, Community of Hope International, is a group of 15 people who are praying for our community. Do know that if you reach out we will be there to walk alongside of you. Contact any one of the clergy with any questions.
Lost and Found!
The time has come for the cleaning out of the lost and found basket! Have you left something behind? Check the lost and found basket in the undercroft. Things still there at the end of November will be donated to a local thrift store!