Sunday, August 5, 2018     The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am   Holy Eucharist   X   10:00 am   Solemn Eucharist   X   5:30 pm   Still Point

Summer Sunday School  –  10am  –  Undercroft

 

 

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 is designated for our Mission and Outreach Ministry, used to support those in need through our fundamental partners. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

 

Loaves and Fishes Sunday

581 pounds of nutritious food was delivered to, and nearly $500 was collected for, MetroCaring last Sunday!   Thank you to everyone who purchased food, carried the food, loaded cars, helped deliver, and financially contributed.  Through your generosity, our St. Andrew’s community was able to support the greater community and the work of Metro Caring!

 

Coffee Hour Sign Up

Sign up sheets are on the snack table each Sunday going out for the upcoming 8 weeks.  If there is a special occasion you wish to reserve further out, just let me know and I am happy to pencil you in.  Also, if you are not able to bring snacks, yet would still like to participate in supporting this ministry, please know donations are always welcome!! Any questions, please contact Karen Mayes at 512.423.0520 orkmayes2015@gmail.com

 

St. Andrew’s Certified as a “Habitat Hero Garden”

Three years ago, several St. Andrew’s gardeners, Diane Jameson, Judie James, and Denny Muirhead, began a renovation project on the long-neglected St. Andrew’s front and Garth gardens. Diane recently applied to Audubon Rockies for Habitat Hero garden designation. Providing habitat for wildlife in our increasingly urban environment is a plus for our parish, our neighbors, and the birds and wildlife which frequent the gardens. The certification letter reads, “Because of the thought and care that you obviously put into designing and nurturing for your garden, you have successfully created habitat for birds and other wildlife.” The St. Andrew’s gardens were certified as a Habitat Hero Garden “SILVER” status. Please take a few minutes to enjoy the gardens along with the birds, butterflies, lady bugs, rabbits, squirrels, bees, and other pollinators. Watch for the “Habitat Hero” yard sign in the near future.

 

Save the Date 

Join St. Andrews on August 17th at the Clyfford Still Museum for a free concert featuring The Dustbowl Revival.  More information will follow.

 

The Social Justice Task Force presents the Spike Lee movie: “Do the Right Thing” 
“Do the Right Thing” – a Spike Lee movie presented by the Social Justice Task Force

A pressure cooker of racial tension explodes in hate and violence in a Brooklyn neighborhood.  Discussion following:  Friday, August 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Common Room. Popcorn and beverages provided. BYO dinner or snack to share – optional.

 

Happy Hour Monday: Tomorrow
St. Andrew’s next brewery happy hour  will take place at Bull and Bush Brewery in Glendale (4700 Cherry Creek S. Dr.) on Monday, August 6th from 4:30 – 6:30pm.  Bull and Bush is located just off the Cherry Creek trail, so if biking is your thing, join us!  We’ll look for a place on the patio, and remember that all of our chosen locations have food and attractive non-alcoholic beverages. For more information, or to recommend a future brewery to visit, contact Matt Bentley at m.t.bentley@gmail.com or 303-502-7183.

 

 

 

Blessing of the Backpacks:  Next Sunday

August 12 is the last Sunday to bring backpacks and school supplies.  It is also the last Sunday we will have all-ages Sunday School during the 10 am service.  We will close the service with a special blessing for the school supplies and those who will use them this fall.    Questions? Please contact Jason Parker at theauthor01@gmail.com or Zoe Cole at zoe@standrewdenver.org

 

Not sure what to get?  Here are some ideas:  highlighters, markers,  backpacks,  #2 pencils, blue or black pens, dry erase markers, page protectors, loose leaf paper, crayons, colored pencils, glue, scissors,  facial tissue, disinfecting wipes,  composition notebooks, pink erasers, folders with pockets, one inch binders, hand sanitizer.

 

Quiche, Cocktails, and Croquet, Saturday, August 18th, 10:00AM- 1PM

Start your weekend with croquet, brunch & mimosas at Margaret Lundy’s, 6241 Benton St, Arvada, 80003. Plenty of space to pick up a mallet & test your skill!  Plus good food & drink! Rsvp to: jeff@standrewdenver.org, or call the church office at 303 296-1712. $25 suggested minimum donation, to benefit the Friends of Music. You may pay at the event itself.  Here’s a list of all the upcoming events for the Friends of Music:

 

  • August 18, 10:00am – Quiche, Cocktails, and Croquet
  • Saturday, September 8, 7:30pm – Joseph Gaines and Laura Tribby recital
  • Friday, September 21, 7:00pm – A Musical Adventure with Steve Weston
  • A Saturday evening in October – Cocktail party with Entertainments
  • Saturday, November 10, evening – Parish Jam Session/Talent Show
  • Saturday, December 8, afternoon – Advent Organ Recital

 

St. Andrew’s Tiny Home Village update

The application for a temporary Tiny Home Village for Women in the Clements Historic District, on land owned by St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, was denied on July 10 by Denver’s Landmark Preservation Commission. St. Andrew’s is committed to continuing this important work with the Colorado Village Collaborative and our partners to complete this project on an alternative site. Interest and enthusiasm for the village continues to grow and to date, substantial funds have been raised from national and local foundations, community fund raisers, individual donors and numerous churches and other non-profit entities to support this project.  While the Landmark Commission’s decision is a disappointment, it will not derail this crucial project.

 

Summer Choir

While the choir is on hiatus over the summer months, at the 10:00 service any and all are welcome to sing in Summer Choir.  Rehearsal is at 9:00am, the choir does not vest or process, anthems are familiar or easy, and a quartet of staff singers is employed to insure coverage of all parts.  Participate just one Sunday, or more consistently as you would like.  All are welcome!  Just show up at 9:00 on any Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 29 2018     The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am   Holy Eucharist   X   10:00 am   Solemn Eucharist   X   5:30 pm   Still Point

Summer Sunday School  –  10am  –  Undercroft

 

 

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 the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

 

Talking about Treasure

What’s on your mind when you think of stewardship? What role does the treasure of your life play in the work of God? What’s the connection between your soul’s yearning and the practical needs of our St. Andrew’s community?  The Stewardship ministry wants to hear from you in an informal, facilitated discussion on the following dates:

  • Today at noon in the Undercroft; light lunch will be served
  • Monday, July 30 at 5:30 pm in the Undercroft; sparkling water and wine and cheese

If you have questions or would like to RSVP to one of these discussions, please contact Susan Trickett (sbtrickett@gmail.com)

 

Loaves and Fishes Sunday: Today

With this Food Drive, we are able to support Metro Caring, a health-focused organization, open to everyone in the Denver metro area.  Metro Caring is meeting people’s immediate food needs while sustainably addressing the root cause of hunger:  poverty.  At the same time as providing nutritious groceries, Metro Caring offers comprehensive anti-poverty programming so that families can break the cycle of food insecurity.

 

A list of items to donate is below, or a gift of $40 will provide 20 people with a week’s worth of non-perishable groceries. Metro Caring will be serving a lunch and providing tours from 11:30-2 today, so also feel free to assist in the delivery or just visit Metro Caring to learn more about their programs.

 

Items to donate include:  canned or dry fruits/vegetables, spaghetti sauce and dried pasta, canned chicken/tuna, peanut butter, whole grain flour and crackers, low sugar/high fiber cereal, or non-food items such as diapers, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes/toothpaste, and feminine hygiene products. If you would like more information, contact Janice Woodward (Janice.L.Woodward@gmail.com)

 

St. Andrew’s Certified as a “Habitat Hero Garden”

Three years ago, several St. Andrew’s gardeners, Diane Jameson, Judie James, and Denny Muirhead, began a renovation project on the long-neglected St. Andrew’s front and Garth gardens. Diane recently applied to Audubon Rockies for Habitat Hero garden designation. Providing habitat for wildlife in our increasingly urban environment is a plus for our parish, our neighbors, and the birds and wildlife which frequent the gardens. The certification letter reads, “Because of the thought and care that you obviously put into designing and nurturing for your garden, you have successfully created habitat for birds and other wildlife.” The St. Andrew’s gardens were certified as a Habitat Hero Garden “SILVER” status. Please take a few minutes to enjoy the gardens along with the birds, butterflies, lady bugs, rabbits, squirrels, bees, and other pollinators. Watch for the “Habitat Hero” yard sign in the near future.

 

Save the Date 

Join St. Andrews on August 17th at the Clyfford Still Museum for a free concert featuring The Dustbowl Revival.  More information will follow.

 

The Social Justice Task Force presents the Spike Lee movie: “Do the Right Thing” 
In this important 1989 movie, a pressure cooker of racial tension explodes in hate and violence in a Brooklyn neighborhood. After watching the movie, we’ll discuss the issues and feelings it raises. Friday August 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m. in the St. Andrew’s Common Room. Popcorn and Beverages Provided BYO dinner or snack to share – optional

 

Quiche, Cocktails, and Croquet, Saturday, August 18th, 10:00AM- 1PM

Start your weekend with croquet, brunch & mimosas at Margaret Lundy’s, 6241 Benton St, Arvada, 80003. Plenty of space to pick up a mallet & test your skill!  Plus good food & drink! Rsvp to: jeff@standrewdenver.org, or call the church office at 303 296-1712. $25 suggested minimum donation, to benefit the Friends of Music. You may pay at the event itself.  Here’s a list of all the upcoming events for the Friends of Music:

 

  • August 18, 10:00am – Quiche, Cocktails, and Croquet
  • Saturday, September 8, 7:30pm – Joseph Gaines and Laura Tribby recital
  • Friday, September 21, 7:00pm – A Musical Adventure with Steve Weston
  • A Saturday evening in October – Cocktail party with Entertainments
  • Saturday, November 10, evening – Parish Jam Session/Talent Show
  • Saturday, December 8, afternoon – Advent Organ Recital

 

Happy Hour Monday
St. Andrew’s next brewery happy hour  will take place at Bull and Bush Brewery in Glendale (4700 Cherry Creek S. Dr.) on Monday, August 6th from 4:30 – 6:30pm.  Bull and Bush is located just off the Cherry Creek trail, so if biking is your thing, join us!  We’ll look for a place on the patio, and remember that all of our chosen locations have food and attractive non-alcoholic beverages. For more information, or to recommend a future brewery to visit, contact Matt Bentley at  or 303-502-7183.

 

St. Andrew’s Tiny Home Village update

The application for a temporary Tiny Home Village for Women in the Clements Historic District, on land owned by St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, was denied on July 10 by Denver’s Landmark Preservation Commission. St. Andrew’s is committed to continuing this important work with the Colorado Village Collaborative and our partners to complete this project on an alternative site. Interest and enthusiasm for the village continues to grow and to date, substantial funds have been raised from national and local foundations, community fund raisers, individual donors and numerous churches and other non-profit entities to support this project.  While the Landmark Commission’s decision is a disappointment, it will not derail this crucial project.

 

General Convention:  Racial Reconciliation, Evangelism, and Care of Creation

This summer at General Convention we continued the ongoing conversations about how we, as a church, engage these issues in the church as well as in the world around us.  Even though General Convention is over, you can still join the conversation at www.episcopalchurch.org/teconversations.

 

These TEConversations focused on Racial Reconciliation, Evangelism, and Care of Creation.

 

Watch them here:www.episcopalchurch.org/teconversations

 

July Bible Study on Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

On Tuesday, July 31th we’ll conclude exploring Philippians by studying chapter 4. Weren’t able to attend previously? That’s ok. Join us for the last Tuesday in July to finish the letter.

 

Bring a brown bag lunch to nibble from 12-12:30 and then we’ll delve into this powerful letter on joy from 12:30-1:30. Questions? Email Mother Melissa .  See you Tuesday in the Parish Common Room.

 

Annual Backpack Drive – Through August 12

We are collecting collects new and gently used school supplies for children in Denver Public Schools. Please bring your items on or before August 12, so children have them before school starts again on August 20.   Questions? Please contact Jason Parker at theauthor01@gmail.com or Zoe Cole at zoe@standrewdenver.org

 

Not sure what to get?  Here are some ideas:  highlighters, markers,  backpacks,  #2 pencils, blue or black pens, dry erase markers, page protectors, loose leaf paper, crayons, colored pencils, glue, scissors,  facial tissue, disinfecting wipes,  composition notebooks, pink erasers, folders with pockets, one inch binders, hand sanitizer.

 

Summer Choir

While the choir is on hiatus over the summer months, at the 10:00 service any and all are welcome to sing in Summer Choir.  Rehearsal is at 9:00am, the choir does not vest or process, anthems are familiar or easy, and a quartet of staff singers is employed to insure coverage of all parts.  Participate just one Sunday, or more consistently as you would like.  All are welcome!  Just show up at 9:00 on any Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 8, 2018     The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am   Holy Eucharist   X   10:00 am   Solemn Eucharist   X   5:30 pm   Still Point

Summer Sunday School  –  10am  –  Undercroft

 

 

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 is designated for our Children and Families Ministry.  Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

 

From the Vestry

The vestry is planning a series of informal summer gatherings to provide the parish with a variety of fellowship opportunities.  These will include a series of happy-hour visits to Denver breweries, a selection of free concerts in the area, and more movie viewings with our Social Justice group.   We had a jovial and hearty turnout at the first Happy Hour Monday, and we look forward to more! See below for details about next two event.

 

Free Concert

Come join us for a relaxing evening June 15th from 5:30-8 pm at a free City Park Jazz concert featuring the Pat Bianchi Trio.  We’ll be on the north side of the oval in front of the bandstand with red and blue balloons.  Bring a blanket or chairs, a picnic &/or food trucks available.  Look for the Woodwards and Susan Backus.  Contact Susan with any questions.  Hope to see you there!

 

Friends of Music Events

The St. Andrew’s Friends of Music is presenting six events between now and the end of the year that we are hoping will appeal to a great many of you (and help us raise the $15,000 the vestry budgeted).  Please plan on attending one or all!

 

  • Sat. July 21 , 7:30pm – Mountain View Gardens House Concert
  • Sat. Aug. 18, 10:00am – Quiche, Cocktails, and Croquet
  • A Friday evening in Sept. – A Musical Adventure with Steve Weston
  • A Saturday evening in Oct. – Cocktail party with Entertainments
  • Sat. Nov. 10, evening – Parish Jam Session/Talent Show
  • Sat. Dec. 8, afternoon – Advent Organ Recital

 

Sat. July 21, 7:30-9:30pm –  Mountain View Gardens House Concert

Enjoy an evening of musical delicacies, hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the home of Linda and Ed Mack. Jim Fittz, cellist, David Schwartz, bassoonist, and Linda Mack, pianist offer a menu that will include music by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Chopin, Bruch, and Gershwin. Since space is limited, please RSVP to Jeff by emailing jeff@standrewdenver.org or calling the church office at (303) 296-1712. $25 suggested donation (further donations solicited at event)

 

Bible Study

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ”

Beginning on July 10, join us for Tuesdays in July to study Paul’s letter to the Philippians.  Bring a brown bag lunch to nosh on from 12-12:30 and then we’ll explore this powerful letter from 12:30-1:30. Questions? Email Mother Melissa at Melissa@standrewdenver.org.  Hope to see you there!

 

Save the Date!

All are welcome to join the Welcome Ministry gathering on July 21, 2018 from 9 am to 1 pm for ministry focus and fellowship. A light lunch will be served and childcare will be provided. Invite others to join us, help get the word out. More to follow.

 

Memorial Services
Memorial services have been scheduled for Michael McArdle (July 14) and Alex Jones (July 15).

 

Social Justice Task Force Friday Night at the Movies Presents:
“Right now we have more African Americans under criminal supervision than all the slaves back in the 1850s.” – Cory Booker. This is from the movie, “13th,” about the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution and the direct relationship between slavery and today’s disproportionate incarceration of African American men.   The movie will be presented Friday, July 13 in the Common Room as part of the Friday Night Movie Series sponsored by the Social Justice Task Force. Popcorn and beverages will be provided. Optional: BYO dinner or snack to share.

Summer Sunday School Has Started!

Every Sunday through August 12, we have Sunday School for children & youth ages 4-16 in the Undercroft (or at least we’ll start there). The program will be arts-based and include music, yoga, and other artistic  opportunities to explore our connection with the divine and move our bodies. We’ll rejoin the adults in time to sit at the altar for the Eucharistic Prayer. Please join us any and every Sunday!

The Family e-newsletter comes out once a month during the summer.  Not signed up?  Visit the Children and Families section of the parish website to sign up and to learn more about our programming. www.standrewdenver.org

 

General Convention July 3-13, Austin, TX

Minister to Children and Youth, Zoe Cole, travelled to Austin with other members of the Colorado Deputation on July 2 and will return the evening of July 14. You can follow the proceedings from home, including daily prayer services, beginning July 3 by visiting the church’s media hub: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/general-convention-2018-media-hub. You can visit the General Convention web-site in the meantime to find all you need to learn about the issues we’ll consider. You’ll find orientation videos, the Blue Book reports which explain the background of A-resolutions, access to the “virtual binder” of all resolutions, which will allow you to track their progress, and daily worship materials here: https://www.generalconvention.org/orientation-materials-gc2018. To learn more about what The Episcopal Church does and how General Convention fits into that scheme and the life of St. Andrew’s, check out the church web-site here: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/. Colorado Deputies will also be communicating with the diocese during convention, visit the diocesan web-site to find updates there: https://episcopalcolorado.org/

 

2018 Bid and Brunch Update

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this year’s Silent Auction a huge success and a lot of fun. We raised over $16,000 to support our mission and ministries. From the generous, extensive donations that spiced the bidding challenge to the good spirited bidding, and of course that tasty brunch!  Invoices will be sent out this week to successful bidders and payments can be made at the Auction table following Sunday morning services in the Undercroft using cash, check or credit card.  (Please note Silent Auction on all checks). If you have further questions regarding the auction, please email Kylie Schwartz at kylschwartz@gmail.com

Loaves and Fishes Sunday: July 29 

With this Food Drive, we are able to support Metro Caring, a health-focused organization, open to everyone in the Denver metro area.  Metro Caring is meeting people’s immediate food needs while sustainably addressing the root cause of hunger:  poverty.  At the same time as providing nutritious groceries, Metro Caring offers comprehensive anti-poverty programming so that families can break the cycle of food insecurity.

 

A list of healthy items to donate is below, or a gift of $40 will provide 20 people with a week’s worth of non-perishable groceries.  Please bring your donations to church on Sunday, July 29.  Metro Caring will be serving a lunch and providing tours from 11:30-2 on that day, so also feel free to assist in the delivery or just visit Metro Caring to learn more about their programs.

 

Items to donate can include:  canned or dry fruits/vegetables, spaghetti sauce and dried pasta, canned chicken/tuna, peanut butter, whole grain flour and crackers, low sugar/high fiber cereal, or non-food items such as diapers, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes/toothpaste, and feminine hygiene products. If you would like more information, contact Janice Woodward (Janice.L.Woodward@gmail.com)

 

Annual Backpack Drive

It’s that time of year again, time for the annual St. Andrew’s Children’s Ministry Backpack Drive! Every year, the children’s ministry collects new or gently used school supplies for needy children in Denver Public Schools. Please consider purchasing and donating common school supplies (pencils, pens, paper, crayons, etc.) and place them in the boxes in the undercroft. This time of year there are lot of great sales in stores on these items so this is a very worthy and affordable drive to participate in. Questions? Please contact Jason Parker at theauthor01@gmail.com

Organ Concert, July 14 at 5:00pm 

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of David Beattie and Philip Van Hoevenberg at the Church of the Ascension (6th and Gilpin) with an organ concert featuring Jackson Borges.

 

Summer Choir

While the choir is on hiatus over the summer months, at the 10:00 service any and all are welcome to sing in Summer Choir.  Rehearsal is at 9:00am, the choir does not vest or process, anthems are familiar or easy, and a quartet of staff singers is employed to insure coverage of all parts.  Participate just one Sunday, or more consistently as you would like.  All are welcome!  Just show up at 9:00 on any Sunday.

 

Amazon Smile for St. Andrew’s Denver
We are now signed up for Amazon Smile! When you make a purchase through Amazon Smile, we receive .5% of the purchase. Be sure that each time you shop at Amazon you go to smile.amazon.com and select St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church as your charity.

Sunday, June 10, 2018     The Third Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am   Holy Eucharist   X   10:00 am   Solemn Eucharist   X   5:30 pm   Still Point

 

 

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 our Children’s and Family Ministry, Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

 

2018 BID n BRUNCH is TODAY

Following the 10am Service

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is here.  Please come downstairs following the 10 am service to enjoy the delicious brunch and to bid on one or many of the amazing items on offer.  Dinners, movie nights, excursions, artwork, gift cards, culinary treats – all these and much more await your bidding.   Pick up your bidder number from the Silent Auction table in the undercroft.  Thank you to everyone for the wonderful donations.  Please email Kylie Schwartz kylschwartz@gmail.com for more details.

 

Coffee Hours

Dwight Shellman is the new coffee hour coordinator for St. Andrews.  He will try and fill the very large shoes of Cecilia Masson, who faithfully served in that role for the last five years. We need about 8 people to host one coffee hour after the first or second service on one Sunday each month, on a recurring basis.  This is a great way to meet your fellow parishioners with a minimal time commitment.  If you are interested in hosting one coffee hour each month, please contact him at Dwight.Shellman@gmail.com, or 303-917-3245.  Thank you!

 

Summer Choir

While the choir is on hiatus over the summer months, at the 10:00 service any and all are welcome to sing in Summer Choir.  Rehearsal is at 9:00am, the choir does not vest or process, anthems are familiar or easy, and a quartet of staff singers is employed to insure coverage of all parts.  Participate just one Sunday, or more consistently as you would like.  All are welcome!  Just show up at 9:00 on any Sunday.

 

What’s Going on with Children and Families this Summer?
The Family e-newsletter comes out once a month during the summer.  Expect the next one June 11.  Not signed up?  Visit the Children and Families section of the parish website to sign up and to learn more about our programming. www.standrewdenver.org

 

Community of Caring: Pastoral Care at St. Andrew’s

The support of a faith community is essential in a time of crisis or personal challenge.    At St. Andrew’s we minister to one another in a variety of ways:

 

  • Prayer Chain: Have a prayer request for yourself or others? Email requests to prayers@standrewdenver.org. This ministry of members holds your request in prayer every day.
  • Eucharistic Visits: Eucharistic Visitors bring communion to you if you are in the hospital, homebound, or struggling with a chronic illness.  Contact Diana Solomon.
  • A Meal that Heals: Do not worry about sustenance when illnesses or surgeries arise.  A Meal that Heals provides you and your family a meal to make healing easier.  Contact meals@standrewdenver.org to request a meal.
  • EZ-Rides: Are you unable to drive to church for some reason? Contact Diana Solomon.
  • Home Visits:Offer a caring presence, attentive listening, and nonjudgmental support. Contact Mother Melissa for more information.

 

Contact our partners in ministry if you are in need or if you would like to get involved. If you need immediate pastoral attention, at the time of a death, illness, or other life crisis, please remember that you can call the church number: 303-296-1712. If Jeff answers, ask for the rector’s voice mailbox, and as soon as the message begins, press 1.  You will be connected to a cell phone, where you can leave a message and expect a prompt reply. If the voicemail is on at the church, simply press 1 as soon as the greeting begins, and then press 1 again when the rector’s greeting begins. Please help us to help you by letting us know when you need the support of your community.

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 our Children’s and Family Ministry, Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

 Coffee Hour with the Treasurer, Bob Mosher
I hope you will join me on May 20 after both morning services.  This will be a chance for us to talk about our current financial situation and for me to answer your questions. In the meantime here are a few facts about our current financial condition: As of April 30 we have received $164,382 in pledge donations.  The good news is this is more than $10,500 over our budget goal.  Please continue the good work and keep your pledge up to date.  Our plate donations, however, are at $12,216 which is more than $11,700 short of our budget goal.

Colfax Marathon: Sunday, May 20

The Colfax Marathon will wind its way from City Park to Sloan’s Lake through downtown next Sunday morning.  The website for more information is runcolfax.org.  More information will also be available in this week’s edition of Fruits of the Tree.

 2018 BID N BRUNCH

Sunday, June 10, 2018, after 10 am service

What will you donate for St Andrew’s biggest fundraising event of the year?  Think you have nothing to offer, think again?

Offer your sewing or knitting services.  Host a dinner party, high tea, trivia night, cheese and wine night, murder mystery, dinner and board games, family brunch, dinner and podcast discussion, book discussion, movie night, cocktail party or music recital.  Offer your vacation home.  Make a gift basket.  Lead a camping trip, hike or bike trip.  Lead an art walk or thrift shop trip.   Teach a class.  Use your finance skills to mentor.  Donate a gift card, art work, household item or homemade treats.

For more donation ideas, please visit the Silent Auction table in the undercroft after this service, or email Kylie Schwartz kylschwartz@gmail.com

 

Baseball – Save the Date!

Sunday afternoon, June 3rd, will be St. Andrew’s day at the Rockies. The Rockies will be playing the Los Angeles Dodgers at 1:10 pm. Tickets ($18) will be on sale on May 6th, 13th & 20th at both the 9:00 am and the 11:00 am coffee hours.  Chris Buri will be selling tickets after the 9:00 and Debbie Courtney will be selling them after the 11:00. You may pay by cash or by check payable to St Andrews. So put the date on your calendar and join in the fun!  See you at the ballpark!

St. Andrew’s Monthly Book Group

Please join us on May 14 at 7PM in the Parish House for a lively discussion of a true classic….The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Robert Buck will be leading our discussion.  Many of us will have read the book years ago during our ‘school days’, so it will be fun to explore our thoughts about this book in today’s world.

The Book Group meets the 2nd Monday of every month, except July, and read a different group selected book each month.  We always share friendship, refreshments, and an interesting–and usually lively–discussion, so please feel free to join in anytime.  For more information, contact Janice  Woodward (Janice.L.Woodward@gmail.com)

 Book Study in May

We are reading The Book of Joy by The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  We are meeting on the 5 Thursdays in May (3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 May) at 4:30pm in the undercroft.  Please read pages 125-133 and 145-168 before the meeting on 17 May. You could stay for Evensong at 5:45 too! We will be reading excerpts from the book but you are welcome to read it all!  Questions?  Contact Nina Churchman at woodynina@gmail.com.

ELF:  Exploring Life and Faith:  The Episcopal Church “Beyond the Parish”

On Thursday evenings this spring, members of St. Andrew’s various ministries will explore ways that we engage in our Episcopal life outside of our Sunday worship. These leaders will help us deepen our understanding of the way our church operates on the local and national level.

May 17  Discover your inner steward

What do you think when you hear the word “stewardship”? Many of us respond with a mixture of            dread, guilt, or even defensiveness–but rarely with joy. In this session, Susan Trickett will lead an         open conversation about what stewardship means to each of us, and we’ll participate in some exercises to         explore how being good stewards can enhance our spiritual lives and bring us into a deeper sense of community with one another.

Enjoy the fresh air with a sense of accomplishment!
If you would like to help the parish, get a little exercise, and enjoy a little fresh air, consider being a part of the lawn mowing team here at St. Andrew’s this summer.  Many hands make light work!  Please call Reese Jameson at 303-753-1295 or send him an email at reesejameson@gmail.com.

Social Justice Fridays 

The Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation task force invites you to a series of films on race in America on Friday evenings, at 6:30 in the Common Room.  We’ll provide popcorn, wine, and other beverages.  You’re welcome to bring your own meal or a snack to share.  Discussion will follow the movies.  This is a family friendly event!

I Am Not Your Negro -Friday, June 8

I Am Not Your Negro is a 2016 American documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James         Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the     film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights     leaders             Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of      American history.   Thirteen – Friday, July 13 | Do the Right Thing – Friday, August 10

The Irving Street Women’s Residence

The Irving Street Women’s Residence is in need of volunteers on Tuesday mornings for front desk relief. This is a flexible commitment based on availability. If you would be interested in volunteering, or would like more information, please contact Barbara Bomberger at bombergerb@comcast.net or 720-708-9218.

The St. Andrew’s team for Irving Street Women’s Residence also needs more parishioners…

To help out with the monthly lunch/ craft. Typically this is the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 11:30 to 1:30. We each prepare part of the lunch for approx. 15 ladies. Then we help them with a small craft project. In May we meet on the 15th. We probably will plant their pots if the weather cooperates. Questions or to volunteer, call Teri Appell, 303-263-9946.

Remembrance & Redemption: SMCC Season Finale Concerts

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir teams with Richard Robertson, organist, to present four poignant works of profound beauty: The Herbert Howells Requiem, used by him to work out the deep grief he experienced on the death of his only son; Edward Elgar’s placid “They are at Rest;” Gerald Finzi’s “Lo, the full, final sacrifice,” a haunting meditation on the mystical nature of the Eucharist; and Mack Wilberg’s Passion-like “The Prodigal,” being a powerful retelling of the famous Gospel parable of rebellion and redemption.  Tickets ($25 and $35) available online at www.stmartinschamberchoir.org/concerts/, or by telephoning the office at (303) 298-1970; also available at the door.

Friday, May 18, 7:30pm, St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral

Sunday, May 20, 3:00pm, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge

 

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 our Children’s and Family Ministry, Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

Parish Meeting, Sunday, April 15, 12:45 pm

The Rector and Senior Warden have called an all-parish meeting for Sunday, April 15, at 12:45 pm, in the church. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss our proposed permanent supportive housing project and options for automobile parking and discern a way forward.  Nursery care will be available (ages 0-3 years) until the end of the meeting.

Tiny House Village Milestones

In 2016, St. Andrew’s started the journey to host a Tiny House Village.  Over the last year and a half, we have prayed and discerned with the parish about the opportunity, we have held meetings with our neighbors and listened to their concerns and ideas, we coordinated efforts with our city leaders and we joined forces with the Colorado Village Collaborative.  Each step has informed and inspired our team and we have arrived at a milestone; last week, we submitted our application and designs for our Tiny House Village to the Landmark Commission. You can find updated information and designs on our webpage, www.standrewdenver.org/tinyhouses

Also, check out two recent news stories at the websites for 9 News, “Plans to Bring More Tiny Homes to Denver” and Denverite, “Tiny Home Organizers Moving Second Village.” See as well as

the video connected to our crowd-sourced funding campaign, at www.coloradovillagecollaborative.org/womensvillage    If you have any questions, please contact Mike Ogborn by email or call him at (303) 618-0000.

 Boundless: A Celtic Vision of the Sacred in All ThingsJohn Philip Newell visits St. Andrew’s 

World-renowned Celtic theologian and teacher John Philip Newell will be speaking at St. Andrew’s on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. Friday events begin with an optional reception at 6 pm, followed by a lecture at 6:30 pm, with book signing and reception to follow. Saturday features a workshop from 9 am – 2 pm, with a light lunch. A free will offering will be taken. For more information about this event and other opportunities during John Philip’s time in Colorado, email celtic@standrewdenver.org 

 Save the date:  Sunday, June 10, 2018
St Andrew’s biggest fundraising event for the year: the Spring Silent Auction!

Its time to consider what you can offer as part of the 2018 Silent Auction.   Past popular items have included murder mystery nights, sporting events, vacation homes, dinner parties, movie nights, artwork, household items, homemade treats, gift baskets, gift cards, dancing with Wonderbound, camping trips, cocktail parties, music concerts, classes, knitting and pesto.

To donate, please email a brief description of your donation – including name of the event/service/object etc, date if it’s an event, minimum bid, maximum number of winners,  – to Kylie Schwartz at kylschwartz@gmail.com.  Or, complete the Auction 2018 donation form available in the Undercroft and Church Office.  Deadline for donations is May 27, 2018.  Email Kylie for more information.

Coffee Hour News

Coffee makers are needed for April 15 and April 29 after the 9am liturgy and April 22, April 29 and May 13 (Mother’s Day) after the 11 am liturgy   Coffee Hour is a community service by members of St Andrews. It does not happen without you. If you enjoy coffee hour, perhaps it’s your turn. To volunteer, call or text Cecilia Masson at 510-387-7071 or email her at camasson5256@gmail.com

 Amazon Smile for St. Andrew’s

We are now signed up for Amazon Smile! When you make a purchase through Amazon Smile, we receive .5% of the purchase.  Go to smile.amazon.com and select St. Andrew’s Denver CO as your charity. Be sure that each time you shop at Amazon you go to smile.amazon.com to make sure St. Andrew’s receives the percentage of your purchase. Here is our unique charity link if you’d like to find St. Andrew’s in another way: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-1370535

ELF:  Exploring Life and Faith:  The Episcopal Church “Beyond the Parish”

On Thursday evenings this spring, members of St. Andrew’s various ministries will explore ways that we engage in our Episcopal life outside of our Sunday worship. These leaders will help us deepen our understanding of the way our church operates on the local and national level. Here are the details for the first session:

April 12  Radical Welcoming – For and by all

Join Sarah Bania-Dobyns for an interactive discussion about how all of us at St. Andrew’s are       involved in the ministry of welcoming in our community–not just the Welcome Ministry. The session will balance time for spiritual reflection on welcome with practical tools for           deepening our engagement with welcoming others in the everyday life of the parish.

Social Justice Fridays 

The social justice and racial reconciliation taskforce invites you to a series of films on race in America on four Friday evenings during the course of the summer.  We will provide popcorn, wine, and other beverages.  You’re welcome to bring your own meal or a snack to share.  Discussion will follow the movies.  Our first film, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, will be shown on Friday, May 4.  This 1967 Academy Award winning film, starring Sidney Poitier, Katharine Houghton, Katherine Hepburn, and Spencer Tracy, shows how a couple’s liberal attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé.  We will be viewing I Am Not Your Negro on June 8, and on July 13; and Do the Right Thing on August 10.

Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra

Join us for “The Heart of Hungary” with violinist Edward Dusinberre – an inspiring story of love and sacrifice told through the power of music.  World Premiere: Jeffrey Nytch, Violin Concerto: Costa Concordia.  Bela Bartok, Diviertimento for String Orchestra. Cynthia Katsarelis, Music Director and Conductor.  Friday, April 13 at 7:30 pm, Bethany Lutheran Church; Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 pm, Mountain View United Methodist Church, Boulder.   Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=79894

Benefit Tea for Project Education South Sudan, a Jubilee Ministry of the Diocese of Colorado 

PESS currently provides tuition and support for 72 girls to attend school in South Sudan. You are invited to tea on Sunday, 22 April from 2:00-4:00pm at the Lumber Baron Inn, 2555 W. 37th Avenue in Denver. There will be refreshments and a speaker on the situation in South Sudan. Go to https://tinyurl.com/SSTea to make a reservation (tickets are $35)

Do you have News in Brief to share?
Please email it to jeff@standrewdenver.org by 5pm on Tuesday for inclusion in the following Sunday’s announcements.  Expanded news appears each week in St. Andrew’s weekly eMinistry (also a Tuesday/5pm deadline) – accessible via the homepage of our website: www.standrewdenver.org

Tiny House Village Milestone

We have submitted our designs to the Landmark Commission

 

In 2016, St. Andrew’s started the journey to host a Tiny House Village.  Over the last year and a half, we have prayed and discerned with the parish about the opportunity, we have held meetings with our neighbors and listened to their concerns and ideas, we coordinated efforts with our city leaders and we joined forces with the Colorado Village Collaborative.  Each step has informed and inspired our team and we have finally arrived at a milestone; this week, we have submitted our application and designs for our Tiny House Village to the Denver Landmark Commission.

We will be reaching out to Registered Neighborhood Organizations and Homeowner Associations in the next week to set up meetings where we can review what we have learned, as well as our plans and designs for the Village.  In related news, we are launching our crowd-sourced funding campaign for the Village next week.  You can find updated information on the application, designs and our fundraising efforts on our webpage http://www.standrewdenver.org/tinyhouses.  Thank you for your interest in this project!  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mike Ogborn at mogborn1@gmail.com

 

Holy Week & Easter 2018 at St. Andrew’s

 

During the week before Easter, we gather as a community to journey with Jesus to Jerusalem and the cross, before celebrating his Resurrection.  The ancient services in which we participate invite us to move away from the routine of our daily lives, and transport us, as we walk the way of the cross, to consider the love of God shown to us in the person of Jesus.  We invite you observe Holy Week with us by participating in this journey.

 

Tuesday, March 27           The Way of the Cross at 7:00 pm | On this evening we retrace Jesus’ journey, from his Trial  before Pilate and his walk to Golgotha, carrying his Cross, to his Death upon that Cross.

Nursery Available

Wednesday, March 28      Tenebrae Service at 7:00 pm | An ancient service in which the lights are  extinguished during the           chanting of psalms of penitence and lament.  Nursery Available

Thursday, March 29         Morning Prayer at 9:00 am

 

Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 pm

On this night, the Church remembers Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. With humility, we  reenact Jesus’ washing of his disciples’ feet, and we commemorate the Institution of the Lord’s  Supper as we celebrate the Eucharist in obedience to his command. Nursery Available

 

All night Vigil at the Altar of Repose

 

Friday, March 30              Morning Prayer at 9:00 am

 

Good Friday Service at 12:00 noon

On this most solemn day, we gather at the hour Jesus hung on the cross to pray for the whole world, to venerate the cross, and to share the bread and wine consecrated the night before.

Nursery Available

 

Friday, March 30             Downward to Darkness: Poems, Prayers, and Music for the night of Good Friday at 7:00pm

On this most solemn night, we’ll gather in the church for a time of meditation and reflection, guided by poetry and music appropriate to the occasion.  Nursery Available

 

Saturday, March 31          Holy Saturday Prayers at 9:00 am

Our community gathers on this morning in a simple prayer service to remember Jesus’ descent into the Grave after which we begin to clean and prepare the Church for the Easter Celebration.

Saturday, March 31          The Great Vigil of Easter at 7:00 pm

This service, traditionally begun at or after sunset, begins the celebration of the Resurrection.  Following a tradition going back to the earliest days of the church, we participate in the Blessing of the New Fire, the Liturgy of the Word, Holy Baptism, and the first Eucharist of Easter, with    bells and glorious music.  Our celebration continues with a festive reception in the Undercroft.       Nursery Available

 

Sunday, April 1                Easter Sunday Services at 9:00 am and 11:00 am

The celebration of the Resurrection continues at these festive services. Nursery Available at both services.

No Still Point service at 5:30 pm.

Monday, April 2               Parish Office will be closed.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

9:00 am      Holy Eucharist | Church

9:00 am      Godly Play | Undercroft

9:00 am      TSE | Common Room

11:00 am    Solemn Eucharist | Church

5:30 pm Still Point | Church

Thursday, March 22

5:45 pm   Evensong  |  Church

6:30 pm   Brown Bag Meal  |  Undercroft

7:00 pm   ELF  |  Undercroft

Friday, March 23

12 Noon   Stations of the Cross | Church

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 our Music Ministry. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

 

Building Our Vision Coffee Hour: Today

The Building our Vision (BOV) Committee is asking for your feedback as we explore how our Permanent Supportive Housing project might affect parking and arriving at church. The parish was invited into conversation about these issues at two Sunday meetings in January and February, including a discussion about a possible fund to provide for other places to park and means of arriving to church.

 

The next step is to get a sense of what questions and concerns the parish has about our current and future parking needs.  Please consider thoughtfully what your experience has been, and what it might look like with the Permanent Supportive Housing project.  We want to hear about the good, the bad, and the ugly, so please look for a member of the BOV committee after both services on March 18th.

 

In addition, the BOV committee is setting aside April 15th for a parish meeting.  Please put the date on your calendars.  In the meantime, if you would like to see how the plans are coming along, they are posted on our website at http://www.standrewdenver.org/buildingourvision. Any questions or comments can be directed to Roger Kilgore (303-333-1408, kilgore.roger@centurylink.net) or George Hoover (303-832-1055, georgehoover1@mac.com).

 

Lenten Sustainability Calendar

Tired of giving up chocolate or caffeine for Lent, and looking for some fresh ideas?  Join the sustainability committee in finding ways to commune with creation through a Lenten Sustainability Calendar.  Daily invitations provide opportunities for learning, meditation, appreciation, and protection of our environment.  Calendars may be picked up in the back of the church after each service or in the undercroft, and available on our website.

 

Stations of the Cross in Lent

On each Friday in Lent at Noon, a brief, simple Stations of the Cross service will take place in the church.  The Stations of the Cross provide a meditation on Christ’s “way of sorrows,” following him from Pilate’s judgement seat to the cross and the grave.  The service will last approximately 20 minutes, using selections from our “Icons in Transformation” exhibit as a focus, and is a spoken version of the Stations of the Cross that is sung on Tuesday evening in Holy Week.  Share Our Lord’s path this Lent.  All are welcome.

 

Exploring Life and Faith (ELF)  Now beginning at 7:00 pm on Thursdays

Four Quartets: A Lenten Exploration

Four Quartets is the fullest expression of the spiritual vision of T.S. Eliot, and is widely considered one of the masterpieces of modern religious poetry. Join Matt Bentley and Elizabeth Randall for this five-week exploration of the four linked poems, with their rich variety of imagery, reflections on the art of poetry and the mystery of language, and repeated invitations to stillness and contemplation.

 

Lenten Book Group

Final Wednesday at 12:00 noon (March 21)

We are reading Where the Hell is God? by Richard Leonard.

This is a thoughtful and compassionate book about how to make sense of suffering and tragedy as believers in a loving God.  Leonard draws upon his own experience.  He avoids the tired and unhelpful cliches (e.g., It was part of God’s plan. If you had only prayed harder) and gives us real and meaningful ways to understand our own suffering and the suffering of others.

 

The discussion will be led by Nina Churchman and Russ Gates. The book is available from Amazon in paperback ($10.88) and Kindle editions ($6.99). Richard Leonard is a Jesuit priest in Australia.  He has a PhD in cinematic studies and is the director of the Australian Catholic Film Office.  Please read Chapter 7 and the conclusion before the March 21 meeting.

 

Icons Exhibit and Viewing Hours:  Invite a Friend
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch Days – bring your lunch and enjoy the exhibit.

Fridays, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (except March 30) open with docents, followed by wine and cheese.

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (except March 31) open with docents.

Sundays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. following regular services.

You can also enjoy the art during our regular worship services, Sundays at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., as well as Thursday evenings during Evensong at 5:45 p.m.

 

Maundy Thursday Vigil
“Could you not watch with me one hour?” says Jesus to his disciples.  If you would like to assist for an hour in keeping vigil with the Reserved Sacrament at the Altar of Repose on the night of Maundy Thursday (March 29) until the morning of Good Friday, please sign up in the narthex.  Sign up for one hour, or for longer.  Prayer resources and reading material will be available, and we hope to have two people sign up for each hour.

 

Request from the Jr. Warden, Reese Jameson

Elizabeth cornered me one evening last summer (with no means of escape) and asked me to consider running for Jr. Warden. As soon as I accepted, I was very aware that I couldn’t handle this position by myself. I do not have enough hours in a day or the talent/knowledge/experience/skills to do all that needs to be done around St. Andrew’s. I’m hoping to develop a data base of volunteers with handy skills (including but not limited to, general handy skills, woodworking, dry walling, plumbing, electrical, painting/staining, cleaning, gardening/landscaping, sprinkler system, etc.) that might be available on an as needed project basis. If you have any of the above skills or just an interest in helping out occasionally, please let me know at reesejameson@gmail.com. Thanks!

 

Amazon Smile for St. Andrew’s

We are now signed up for Amazon Smile! When you make a purchase through Amazon Smile, we receive .5% of the purchase.  Go to smile.amazon.com and select St. Andrew’s Denver CO as your charity. Be sure that each time you shop at Amazon you go to smile.amazon.com to make sure St. Andrew’s receives the percentage of your purchase. Here is our unique charity link if you’d like to find St. Andrew’s in another way: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-1370535

 

March for our Lives: March 24

Members of the Episcopal Church in Colorado will be gathering at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver prior to the start of the March for Our Lives. This march is part of a nationwide network of marches (one in every state) to protest inaction on gun violence and gun control in the wake of the mass shootings that have plagued our country. Since the 1990’s, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church has adopted resolutions opposing concealed carry, assault weapons, and mass production of firearms with no meaningful safeguards to their distribution and regulation. Now is the time to take a stand to protect our children.

12:00pm Gather for an informal lunch at Saint John’s Cathedral
1:15pm Gather on the west lawn for a prayer service with Bishop O’Neill
1:30pm Depart for Civic Center Park to march
2:00pm March program begins

Please RSVP (also include in your RSVP any dietary restrictions if you will be joining us for lunch) by emailing the Office of Advocacy and Social Justice at advocacy@episcopalcolorado.org

To learn more about the Episcopal Church’s stance on issues related to gun violence, please visit Bishops United Against Gun Violence:http://bishopsagainstgunviolence.org/Here’s the link to the facebook event: www.facebook.com/officeofadvocacyandsocialjustice/

12th Annual Urban Pilgrimage for Peace:  Good Friday, March 30

Join the Colorado chapter of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship and the Episcopal Service Corps as we journey with Jesus on Good Friday.  During our Stations of the Cross pilgrimage, we will visit various sites where our sisters and brothers in need receive services, including the Saint Francis Center and El Centro Humanitario.  Now, more than ever, it is important to show our support for those who are struggling with homelessness, with immigration issues, with prejudice, intolerance, etc.  We start at the 1999 Broadway building, near the war memorial statue (which is on the 19th and California St. side of the building). If it is very cold, we will meet inside the building on the side near the statue. We meet at 9:00 and aim to finish around 11:00 so we can attend noon Good Friday services (St. Andrew’s is in the neighborhood and is a welcoming church). For more information: www.epfcolorado.org  Come, stand with us for peace and justice, stand up for hope.

 

Social Justice Task Force

This week the Episcopal Public Policy Network invites people to recognize the political and moral complexities of public policy making and the challenges presented for civil discourse, especially in American society today.  Therefore we should understand that the “morally correct path may not be clear here, as there can be morality and immorality in multiple solutions—and thus the importance of maintaining a focus on values and allowing for the creative space where a multitude of ideas may be presented, processed, understood, and debated, in hopes of getting to the best solution.”  Accordingly, the week’s curriculum begins with the Prayer for the Human Family, BCP p. 815: “O God, you made us n your own image and redeemed s through Jesus your Son:  Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hears; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

Boundless: A Celtic Vision of the Sacred in All ThingsJohn Philip Newell visits St. Andrew’s 

World-renowned Celtic theologian and teacher John Philip Newell will be speaking at St. Andrew’s on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. Friday events begin with an optional reception at 6 pm, followed by a lecture at 6:30 pm, with book signing and reception to follow. Saturday features a workshop from 9 am – 2 pm, with a light lunch. A free will offering will be taken. For more information about this event and other opportunities during John Philip’s time in Colorado, email celtic@standrewdenver.org 

 

Weekend Retreat with John Philip Newell, April 13-15

This weekend gathering at Shambala Mountain Center will feature teachings on Celtic spirituality and a chance for quiet contemplation. For more information, email celtic@standrewdenver.org or visit http://heartbeatjourney.org/events/colorado-school-of-celtic-consciousness-shambhala-mountain-center-red-feather-lakes-colorado-usa/