Sunday, December 17

The Third Sunday of Advent

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, December 21

      5:45 pm      Evensong  |  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

Sunday morning services change


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.

 

Icons in Transformation: Begins January 21

Icons in Transformation, a contemporary art exhibit produced by the Swedish Art Center in Stockholm, is coming to St. Andrew’s from 1/21 to 4/1.  The exhibit features the work of Ludmila Pawlowska, a Russian-Swedish Abstract Expressionist who lives and works in Sweden.  Her art, which includes sculpture, paintings, banners and photography is inspired by traditional Russian icons, which will also be on exhibit. The art will be installed in the church and in the Undercroft. This exhibit has been touring since 2011 and has been installed in 80 cathedrals, museums and churches in Europe and 25 churches in the U. S.  St. Andrew’s is the only Colorado church to host the exhibit.

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for St. Andrew’s to showcase our lovely historic church while introducing our parish and the Denver community to these powerful works of art. Parishioners from churches that have hosted this exhibit describe the experience as “spiritually transformational and a wonderful opportunity to bring in people who would otherwise never come to church.”  Preparing for this exhibit will require volunteers on the front end to help with unpacking and installation as well as volunteers to help with marketing, PR, advertising, hospitality, print materials, and providing tours. To learn more about the exhibit and how to volunteer please contact Diane Jameson @dgjameson@gmail.com or 303-753-1295.

The Giving Tree
THANK YOU from the young mothers and children who receive services from the Florence Crittenton Center!  All 100 tags were taken from the Giving Tree and we are very grateful for the wonderful response again this year from the St. Andrew’s community.  The gifts donated really do make a difference in the lives of these young women and children.

Coffee Hour News

A new year of Sundays will soon be upon us and coffee hours need new coffee-making volunteers.  As “The Little Drummer Boy” so beautifully reminds us, the best gift is ourselves.  We have all been blessed by our gracious coffee makers but their tour of duty is over!   Would you be able to take their place? Opportunities are available for an individual or couple at following the 9am service and 3 individuals or couples following the 11am service.  Duties include making coffee and setting up the coffee service on 1 designated Sunday per month during January, February, and March, approximately 1 hour per Sunday.  Another team is responsible for food, set-up and cleanup.  We ask for a three month commitment. Those who have served will tell you it is easy and rewarding (even fun!). See Cecilia Masson after the service or email camasson5256@gmail.com or text (510-387-7071).

 

Skilled in the Communication Arts?

As our church grows, so does our need for more and better communications.  We are looking for parishioners who are skilled in the communication arts and might be willing to donate their time and talents.  Potential skills include:  graphic design, web design, copy editing, copy writing, photography, videography (and editing), PR, media planning/buying, email marketing, branding, communication strategy, research.  Note:  this is not committing you to any service (yet!)  This is an audit of skills within the parish.  If you have one of these skills or a communication skill not referenced, let yourself shine by contacting Ally Dodge at allyincolorado@gmail.com

 

 

Irving Street Women’s Residence

Help needed in unloading and storing food items at Irving Street Women’s Residence on Tuesday mornings beginning in January.  You will be a part of a small St. Andrew’s team of volunteers.

 

Saint Francis Center

The St. Francis Center’s December needs include: Vaseline, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, new men’s underwear, body lotion, foot powder, reading glasses and sunglasses.  Bring your donations to church and place in the baskets under the pulpit.

 

Social Justice Task Force
Leaders of the Christian churches in Jerusalem, including the Anglican primate, released a letter to PresidentTrump on Dec. 6 before his announcement warning that the decision “will yield increased hatred, conflict, violence and suffering in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, moving us farther from the goal of unity and deeper toward destructive division.” The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations followed up with a statement Dec. 6 backing the Christian church leaders in Jerusalem and opposing Trump’s vow to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. The Episcopal Church’s stance on the issue was set by General Convention in a 1985 resolution, in which the church “expresses its opposition to the movement of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, except within the context of a broad resolution of Middle East problems, with the status of Jerusalem having been determined by negotiation and not by unilateral action by any one community, religion, race or nation.”

 

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir

A Winter’s Night:  Christmas with St. Martin’s – Full ensemble and Organ

Benjamin Britten was only 20 years old when he wrote the a cappella Christmas cantata A Boy was Born in 1933. He revised the piece in 1955, demonstrating how highly he esteemed it even though it was a product of his youth. Although it uses an early-20th century harmonic language, rich with post-Romantic lushness and piquant dissonances, it has an ancient, almost medieval, feel about it that transports the listener to Christmases long ago. The other half of the concert features the Christmas cantata A Winter’s Night by Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951) with organ, a work rich with familiar carol tunes, including opportunities for audience participation.  Christmas with St. Martin’s. A Denver tradition!

Sunday, December 17, 3:00 PM: Saint Paul Community of Faith, Denver
Friday, December 22, 7:30 PM: Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village

Tickets:  www.stmartinschamberchoir.org or 303-298-1970


Advent and Christmas at St. Andrew’s

 

Sundays, December 10 and 17 (Advent 2 and 3)

Holy Eucharist at 9 and 11 am – nursery care available

Still Point at 5:30 pm

 

Sunday, December 24

One morning service at 10 am (Advent 4) – nursery care available

No Still Point

 

Christmas Eve

Eucharist and Pageant at 4 pm – nursery care available

3:40 pm Carols

 

Christmas Eve

Festival Eucharist at 10:30 pm

No nursery

10:00 pm Carols

Reception in the Undercroft following the service

 

Monday, December 25

One morning service at 10 am

No nursery

 

Sunday, December 31 (Christmas 1)

One morning service at 10 am

No nursery

No Still Point

 

Thursday, January 4

Epiphany Procession at 5:45 pm

Sunday, December 17

The Third Sunday of Advent

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, December 21

      5:45 pm      Evensong  |  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

Sunday morning services change


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.

 

Icons in Transformation: Begins January 21

Icons in Transformation, a contemporary art exhibit produced by the Swedish Art Center in Stockholm, is coming to St. Andrew’s from 1/21 to 4/1.  The exhibit features the work of Ludmila Pawlowska, a Russian-Swedish Abstract Expressionist who lives and works in Sweden.  Her art, which includes sculpture, paintings, banners and photography is inspired by traditional Russian icons, which will also be on exhibit. The art will be installed in the church and in the Undercroft. This exhibit has been touring since 2011 and has been installed in 80 cathedrals, museums and churches in Europe and 25 churches in the U. S.  St. Andrew’s is the only Colorado church to host the exhibit.

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for St. Andrew’s to showcase our lovely historic church while introducing our parish and the Denver community to these powerful works of art. Parishioners from churches that have hosted this exhibit describe the experience as “spiritually transformational and a wonderful opportunity to bring in people who would otherwise never come to church.”  Preparing for this exhibit will require volunteers on the front end to help with unpacking and installation as well as volunteers to help with marketing, PR, advertising, hospitality, print materials, and providing tours. To learn more about the exhibit and how to volunteer please contact Diane Jameson @dgjameson@gmail.com or 303-753-1295.

The Giving Tree
THANK YOU from the young mothers and children who receive services from the Florence Crittenton Center!  All 100 tags were taken from the Giving Tree and we are very grateful for the wonderful response again this year from the St. Andrew’s community.  The gifts donated really do make a difference in the lives of these young women and children.

Coffee Hour News

A new year of Sundays will soon be upon us and coffee hours need new coffee-making volunteers.  As “The Little Drummer Boy” so beautifully reminds us, the best gift is ourselves.  We have all been blessed by our gracious coffee makers but their tour of duty is over!   Would you be able to take their place? Opportunities are available for an individual or couple at following the 9am service and 3 individuals or couples following the 11am service.  Duties include making coffee and setting up the coffee service on 1 designated Sunday per month during January, February, and March, approximately 1 hour per Sunday.  Another team is responsible for food, set-up and cleanup.  We ask for a three month commitment. Those who have served will tell you it is easy and rewarding (even fun!). See Cecilia Masson after the service or email camasson5256@gmail.com or text (510-387-7071).

 

Skilled in the Communication Arts?

As our church grows, so does our need for more and better communications.  We are looking for parishioners who are skilled in the communication arts and might be willing to donate their time and talents.  Potential skills include:  graphic design, web design, copy editing, copy writing, photography, videography (and editing), PR, media planning/buying, email marketing, branding, communication strategy, research.  Note:  this is not committing you to any service (yet!)  This is an audit of skills within the parish.  If you have one of these skills or a communication skill not referenced, let yourself shine by contacting Ally Dodge at allyincolorado@gmail.com

 

 

Irving Street Women’s Residence

Help needed in unloading and storing food items at Irving Street Women’s Residence on Tuesday mornings beginning in January.  You will be a part of a small St. Andrew’s team of volunteers.

 

Saint Francis Center

The St. Francis Center’s December needs include: Vaseline, shampoo and conditioner, body wash, new men’s underwear, body lotion, foot powder, reading glasses and sunglasses.  Bring your donations to church and place in the baskets under the pulpit.

 

Social Justice Task Force
Leaders of the Christian churches in Jerusalem, including the Anglican primate, released a letter to PresidentTrump on Dec. 6 before his announcement warning that the decision “will yield increased hatred, conflict, violence and suffering in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, moving us farther from the goal of unity and deeper toward destructive division.” The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations followed up with a statement Dec. 6 backing the Christian church leaders in Jerusalem and opposing Trump’s vow to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. The Episcopal Church’s stance on the issue was set by General Convention in a 1985 resolution, in which the church “expresses its opposition to the movement of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, except within the context of a broad resolution of Middle East problems, with the status of Jerusalem having been determined by negotiation and not by unilateral action by any one community, religion, race or nation.”

 

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir

A Winter’s Night:  Christmas with St. Martin’s – Full ensemble and Organ

Benjamin Britten was only 20 years old when he wrote the a cappella Christmas cantata A Boy was Born in 1933. He revised the piece in 1955, demonstrating how highly he esteemed it even though it was a product of his youth. Although it uses an early-20th century harmonic language, rich with post-Romantic lushness and piquant dissonances, it has an ancient, almost medieval, feel about it that transports the listener to Christmases long ago. The other half of the concert features the Christmas cantata A Winter’s Night by Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951) with organ, a work rich with familiar carol tunes, including opportunities for audience participation.  Christmas with St. Martin’s. A Denver tradition!

Sunday, December 17, 3:00 PM: Saint Paul Community of Faith, Denver
Friday, December 22, 7:30 PM: Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village

Tickets:  www.stmartinschamberchoir.org or 303-298-1970


Advent and Christmas at St. Andrew’s

 

Sundays, December 10 and 17 (Advent 2 and 3)

Holy Eucharist at 9 and 11 am – nursery care available

Still Point at 5:30 pm

 

Sunday, December 24

One morning service at 10 am (Advent 4) – nursery care available

No Still Point

 

Christmas Eve

Eucharist and Pageant at 4 pm – nursery care available

3:40 pm Carols

 

Christmas Eve

Festival Eucharist at 10:30 pm

No nursery

10:00 pm Carols

Reception in the Undercroft following the service

 

Monday, December 25

One morning service at 10 am

No nursery

 

Sunday, December 31 (Christmas 1)

One morning service at 10 am

No nursery

No Still Point

 

Thursday, January 4

Epiphany Procession at 5:45 pm

Advent and Christmas at St. Andrew’s

Sundays, December 10 and 17 (Advent 2 and 3)
Holy Eucharist at 9 and 11 am
Still Point at 5:30 pm

Sunday, December 24
One morning service at 10 am (Advent 4)
No Still Point

Christmas Eve Eucharist and Pageant at 4 pm
Festival Eucharist at 10:30 pm

Monday, December 25
One morning service at 10 am

Sunday, December 31 (Christmas 1)
One morning service at 10 am
No Still Point

Thursday, January 4
Epiphany Procession at 5:45 pm

Sunday, November 19
The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost
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, November 23
10:00 am Thanksgiving service

Parish Office closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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

Sunday morning services change to 8 am start tim
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.

Wrapping up our 2017 Pledge Drive: God takes what we bring–and makes it abundant
Thank you to everyone who has participated in our annual pledge drive by sharing their gratitude and their hopes for the future, and committing their gifts to our ministries at St. Andrew’s. The “trees of life” in the Undercroft are a colorful reminder of what we can all do together.

Now it’s time to commit not only gifts of time and talent, but also treasure as well. If you haven’t already done so, please make your pledge for 2018. You can do this by:
o Bringing your pledge card to church on Sunday and dropping it in the offering plate
o mailing your pledge card to church
o e-mailing Jeff (jeff@standrewdenver.org)

Thank You for a great Bake Sale
Many, many thanks to the bakers, cooks, volunteers and buyers who made this year’s bake sale another HUGE success raising more than $1,000 to support our mission and ministries. We almost sold out of everyone’s hard work, which is great for the bakers, great for the buyers and most importantly…. a wonderful contribution to St. Andrew’s! If you missed the sale and want to put in an order, let Ally know and she will match you with a buyer or cook!
Email bakesale@standrewdenver.org

Icons in Transformation
Icons in Transformation, a contemporary art exhibit produced by the Swedish Art Center in Stockholm, is coming to St. Andrews from 1/21 to 4/1. The exhibit features the work of Ludmila Pawlowska, a Russian-Swedish Abstract Expressionist who lives and works in Sweden. Her art, which includes sculpture, paintings, banners and photography is inspired by traditional Russian icons, which will also be on exhibit. The art will be installed in the church and in the Undercroft. This exhibit has been touring since 2011 and has been installed in 80 cathedrals, museums and churches in Europe and 25 churches in the U. S.

St. Andrews is the only Colorado church to host the exhibit.

This is a wonderful opportunity for St. Andrews to showcase our lovely historic church while introducing our parish and the Denver community to these powerful works of art. Parishioners from churches that have hosted this exhibit describe the experience as “spiritually transformational and a wonderful opportunity to bring in people who would otherwise never come to church.” Preparing for this exhibit will require volunteers on the front end to help with unpacking and installation as well as volunteers to help with marketing, PR, advertising, hospitality, print materials, and providing tours. To learn more about the exhibit and how to volunteer please contact Diane Jameson @dgjameson@gmail.com or 303-753-1295.

Advent Lessons & Carols Service
For many years now, the traditional Advent Lessons & Carols service at St Andrew’s has had a particular focus on Mary, the Blessed Virgin Mother of Our Lord. The tradition continues this year on Sunday Evening, Dec. 3, 5:30pm, with ample congregational and choral carols, from the beloved “The Angel Gabriel” and “Come, Thou Redeemer of the Earth” to a setting of the “Ave Maria” by Johannes Brahms, “Hymn to the Virgin” by Benjamin Britten, and many things in between. Begin your celebration of Advent and Holiday Season with this joyful contemplation of Our Lady’s vital role in the Incarnation story. (Note that this service supercedes the Still Point Service for that week)

Thanks to Summer Grounds Crews
Thank you to Diane Jameson, Judie James, Denny Muirhead, and Ken Backensto for all the time and effort they put into beautifying the St. Andrew’s gardens this summer. And thanks to the Lawn Mowing Crew – Ken Backensto, Chris Buri, Duane Claassen, Terry Kargel, Mark Rodgers, Diana Solomon, and Dan Wright – for faithfully mowing the grass each week during the summer. Their efforts enhanced the beauty of St. Andrew’s grounds. Please mention your thanks when you see them.

St. Francis Center needs
The St. Francis Center is in desperate need of Vaseline, shampoo and conditioner, and body wash. Bring your donations to church and place in the baskets under the pulpit.

Mark your calendar
o Thanksgiving Day service at 10am Thursday, November 23
o Parish Office closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24
o Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 3 at 5:30pm (No Still Point service)

Social Justice Task Force
The national church invites people to learn about the current attempts to overturn the Johnson amendment and to contact their congresspersons if they agree with the church’s opposition to allowing houses of worship to engage explicitly in partisan politics.

Under the Johnson Amendment, houses of worship can speak out on any political, social or moral issue; they just cannot endorse or oppose candidates with tax-deductible dollars. Current law does not prevent clergy or nonprofit leaders from endorsing or opposing any candidate for office in their individual capacity.

The Episcopal Church has policy which states opposition to any legislation or alteration of the tax code that would “allow houses of worship to endorse political candidates, create political action committees or funnel political donations to partisan political causes and candidates while retaining tax exempt status.” Call your members of Congress today and urge them to not repeal the Johnson Amendment!

Sunday, November 5

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

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, November 9

      5:45 pm      Evensong  |  Church

6:30 pm      Meal  |  Undercroft

7:15 pm      ELF  |  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

Sunday morning services change to 8 am start tim


Today’s envelopes

Today’s plate (unpledged) offering supports 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.

 

Still Point Community Gathering: Today

Please join us after the Still Point to share a meal and some company on November 5. During our gathering, we’ll discern adding formation and/or fellowship either before or after the Still Point. There will be opportunities to share what is meaningful to you now about the service and what your hopes for the community may be. All who worship at the Still Point are welcome, no matter how often you attend or if it is the first time you are visiting us. Please contact Sarah Bania-Dobyns with any questions: sbaniadobyns@gmail.com.

 

Fall Pledge Drive:  God blesses what we bring — and makes it abundant

Our annual pledge drive is drawing to a close. As we approach the end of this important phase of our life together, let’s take a moment to reflect on where we started and where we have been, and to think about how we can finish the journey with a flourish, rather than merely limp across the finish line with a communal sigh of relief!

 

Guided by our excellent speakers, who have inspired us with their personal stories, we began with gratitude, not only for God’s innumerable gifts to each of us, but also for how they are made tangible for each of us at St. Andrew’s. We paused once to enjoy the landscape by considering what is flourishing today at our church, and again, last Sunday, to look to the horizon at what St. Andrew’s might be and do in the future. If you haven’t already done so, take a moment to wonder at the depth and breadth of our gratitude and dreams, as they are represented on the trees of life growing in the Undercroft.

 

We know that none of this would be possible without God’s hand—and yet, we also are told that we are part of God’s work. We bring what we have—and God transforms it into something bigger and better than we could imagine. For me, this is illustrated most vividly in the story of the wedding at Cana, when Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine. I turn to this story when I wonder what I have to offer that God could possibly use or when I think about how paltry my gifts are. And I realise that as long as I bring what I have, just as the stewards brought the water that they had, it will be sufficient for God’s purpose.

 

This week, you will receive your pledge card in the mail. We invite you to reflect on the gifts you have been given and to look ahead to what God might do with what you choose to give back. Then this coming Sunday, at all services, we will each bring our gifts to be blessed.

 

What will you bring, that God might bless it and transform it into abundance?

 

Susan Trickett

Stewardship Chair

 

 

Icons in Transformation

A contemporary art exhibit produced by the Swedish Art Center in Stockholm, is coming to St. Andrew’s from January 21 to April 1.  The exhibit features the work of Ludmila Pawlowska, a Russian-Swedish Abstract Expressionist who lives and works in Sweden.  Her art, which includes sculpture, paintings, banners and photography is inspired by traditional Russian icons, which will also be on exhibit. The art will be installed in the church and in the Undercroft. This exhibit has been touring since 2011 and has been installed in 80 cathedrals, museums and churches in Europe and 25 churches in the U. S.   St. Andrews is the only Colorado church to host the exhibit.

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for St. Andrews to showcase our lovely historic church while introducing our parish and the Denver community to these powerful works of art. Parishioners from churches that have hosted this exhibit describe the experience as “spiritually transformational and a wonderful opportunity to bring in people who would otherwise never come to church.”  Preparing for this exhibit will require volunteers on the front end to help with unpacking and installation as well as volunteers to help with marketing, PR, hospitality, print materials, and providing tours.  Please plan on joining the Arts Committee today in the Undercroft after either the 9 or 11 am service to learn more about the exhibit and how to volunteer.

 

Family Promise

Our rotation for Family Promise begins today.  There is a slot for Thursday dinner 11/9 @ 5:30 for Veggie and 2 slots for breakfast 11/11 at 8:30 for bread and juice. We will be serving at Unity Church, 3021  S. Univerity Blvd. Denver.

Please contact Lynne Valentine email lkval@yahoo.com or 303 955 6911 if you are able to help or have any questions. Thank you.

 

Thanks to Summer Grounds Crews

Thank you to Diane Jameson, Judie James, Denny Muirhead, and Ken Backensto for all the time and effort they put into beautifying the St. Andrew’s gardens this summer. And thanks to the Lawn Mowing Crew – Ken Backensto, Chris Buri, Duane Claassen, Terry Kargel, Mark Rodgers, Diana Solomon, and Dan Wright – for faithfully mowing the grass each week during the summer. Their efforts enhanced the beauty of St. Andrew’s grounds. Please mention your thanks when you see them.

 

November 12 –  2017 Fall Bake Sale!

This year’s Fall Back Sale is going to be HUGE!  We have 25 bakers bringing over 36 different types of sweet and savory goodies by the dozens! We have 6 parishioners ready to custom bake for you! Checkout our bake sale page at http://www.standrewdenver.org/2017-bake-sale to see what bakers and cooks are considering preparing and custom order your goody today or reserve an item in advance.  We also have gluten free and vegan/vegetarian options!  We will still be selling sweet and savory goods the day of the sale for all you last minute procrastinators!  Sales will be before and after the morning services and before the Still Point Service at 5pm.  If you would like to bake, cook or volunteer the sales desk, please email Ally at bakesale@standrewdenver.org

 

In Our Own Voice: Compositions Written for St. Andrew’s Choir

Over the last twenty years the St. Andrew’s Choir has been blessed to be the recipient of a number of choral works written for and dedicated to it.  These include several pieces by M. Susan Brown; “Hail, Glad Light” by Alan Lewis of Pittsburgh; “Ave verum corpus” by the late David Clark Isele of Florida; works for the choir arranged by MB and Tim Krueger, Micaëla Larsen Brown; and hymn descants by Ralph Valentine, Brock Erickson and Ashley Hoffman.  These works, including the premiere of a new work, “Crux fidelis,” by Bryan Grosbach, will be featured and celebrated in a concert to benefit the Friends of Music on Friday, November 17, at 7:00pm.  This will be the final fundraiser of the year for the Friends of Music, and the “big event” in this series.  Save the date and plan to attend!

 

The Episcopal Public Policy Network

The Episcopal Public Policy Network has asked that we remember and pray for those who live with housing insecurity and poverty. PRAY for our nation’s elected leaders to stand with those who struggle to secure safe and affordable shelter. “God of compassion, your love for humanity was revealed in Jesus, whose earthly life began in the poverty of a stable and ended in the pain and isolation of the cross: we hold before you those who are homeless and cold especially in this bitter weather. Draw near and comfort them in spirit and bless those who work to provide them with shelter, food and friendship. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.” For the Cold and Homeless, The Church of EnglandFAST to call attention in our own minds and actions the human plight that eviction, poverty, and homelessness create. Share on social media using #PrayFastAct and @TheEPPN. Post a picture of a dinner place setting with the reason you are fasting this month. ACT by urging our elected leaders to support strong policy solutions that address affordable housing needs and homelessness.

 

Musical Weekly
30 October, 2017
In this issue:

My thanks regarding the Reformation Concerts
What’s next for St. Martin’s
This week at St. Andrew’s

The Reformation anniversary concerts of St. Martin’s Chamber Choir this last weekend were a success in every way. Artistically, I thought the choir was really quite marvelous at all three concerts, singing with precision and beauty as well as great feeling. Audience response seemed quite enthusiastic (I was very touched by the number of persons I saw in tears afterwards; and I got a lot of comments after concerts about how people thought the concert was well-programmed [or well-structured/-conceived], which is always something I take particular pleasure in, when I hear of it). And the audience numbers were healthy, with about 500 people at the three concerts combined. My thanks to all who came; and my thanks to the singers who put stupendous effort into everything, both in terms of preparation and execution.
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The next major events for St. Martin’s Chamber Choir are, of course, the Christmas concerts (more below); but before that, 35 singers (20 Chamber singers and 15 Festival singers) will be joining the Denver Young Artists Orchestra in two performances of Handel’s Messiah, pt. I. These are on two consecutive weekends, as follows:

Sun. Nov. 12, 2:30pm, Lakewood Cultural Center
Sun. Nov. 19, 2:30pm, St. Luke’s UMC, Highlands Ranch

Tickets are available through DYAO, and I’m not sure how much they are or how to get them; but if you go to the Denver Young Artists Orchestra website, I’m sure you will find the desired info.

As for our Christmas concerts this year, they are called “A Winter’s Night,” named after one of the two main works in the program. The title work is a 15-minute piece, sort of a medley of 5 familiar Christmas tunes, delightfully and artfully arranged for organ and choir by British composer Cecilia McDowall, who has become a friend of MB’s and mine. I met her at the ACDA convention in March of this year in Minneapolis; I have since performed a piece of hers with my church choir (and more to come in Advent); and she was kind enough to ask us to stay a night at her home on our European excursion in May/June, where we had the honor and pleasure of meeting her husband and mother. Richard Robertson will be joining us as the organist on this and other works.

The other major work is by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), and one of my favorite Christmas works of all, his 30-minute cantata “A Boy was Born.” Written as a choral theme and variations in his early 20’s (and quite a tour-de-force for one so young), he thought enough of it as a mature composer to revise it in his 50’s. It has a sort of ancient feel to it, despite his modernism as a composer. I’ve heard the term “ancient/modern” used occasionally about certain things like church services (ancient liturgy, modern language, for instance); and it applies to this work in that the harmonic palate is 20th century; but the overall “feel” of the work is of ancient mysticism and a sort of medieval beauty. If you’re someone who dislikes modern music as a rule, don’t let this put you off in this case, as the work is quite accessible and uses dissonance as an expressive tool, rather than as a modus operandi.

Here are the concert dates/times/venues, and tickets are on sale from our website or by calling the office at (303) 298-1970.

Fri. Dec. 15, 7:30pm, St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Denver
Sat. Dec. 16, 7:30pm, Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church, Park Hill
Sun. Dec. 17, 3:00pm, St. Paul Lutheran and R. C. Community of Faith, Denver
Fri., Dec. 22, 7:30pm, Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village

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We have a major Evensong service this Thursday to mark the Feast of All Souls — the traditional time for the Requiem Mass to be performed in liturgical churches. The full choir, with Ralph Valentine, organist, and Jim Fittz, cello, will, indeed, be doing portions of two Requiems, as you will see below. Theologically, it is a commemoration of those who have passed on, especially in the previous year; and towards the end of the service, names of the departed that have been submitted by parishioners will be read as the great bell is tolled — a very solemn moment, and fittingly so. All are welcome. Here’s the music:

November 2, 2017, 5:45pm, Choral Evensong: All Souls’ (All Faithful Departed)
Preces & Responses: John Repulski (2006)
Canticle of Light: “In Paradisum” by Terry Schlenker (2014)
Service: Herbert Howells (1892-1983) Collegium Regale
Anthem: “Pie Jesu” by Maurice Duruflé (1908-1986), from the Requiem;
MB Krueger, alto; Jim Fittz, cello
Hymns: 618 (Lasst uns erfreuen), 286 (Zeuch mich, zeuch mich)

Jim Fittz (cello) is also joining Ralph on the closing voluntary (Ralph showed me what it was, and now I can’t remember it . . . oh, the ravages of age!)

And on Sunday (which is the time change, by the way — turn clocks back an hour!) we commemorate All Saints’ (subtle differences between this and All Souls’), the religious reason for the secular holiday of Hallowe’en (Hallowe’en stands for Hallowed Evening, or All Hallows [i.e. Saints] Eve, etc.) with the following glorious music:

November 5, 2017, All Saints’
*Introit: “These are they” by John Goss (1800-1880)
Anthem: “And I saw a new heaven” by Edgar L. Bainton (1880-1956)
*Fraction Anthem: “O Jesus, by thee bidden,” tune Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517), harm. J.S. Bach
Communion motet: “Give us the wings of faith” by Ernest Bullock (1890-1979)
Hymns: 287 (Sine nomine), *625 (Darwall’s 148th), 293 (Grand Isle), 618 (Lasst uns erfreuen)
*11:00 only

The Bainton is an old favorite of the choir — they literally cheer when it gets handed out! And I love it too.

That’s it for this week! All best wishes for November.

Tim
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Timothy J. Krueger
Choirmaster, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Denver
Artistic Director, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir
Affiliate Faculty, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Sunday, October 29
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
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, November 2
5:45 pm Evensong | Church
6:30 pm Meal | Undercroft
7:15 pm ELF | 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
Sunday morning services change to 8 am start tim
Today’s envelopes
Today’s plate (unpledged) offering supports the Rector’s Discretionary Fund, used to assist those in need. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

Today’s music
Today’s music pays tribute to the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, when, on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, a Roman Catholic monk, nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral, beginning one of history’s greatest religious reform movements.

Coffee with the Treasurer: Today
Financial updates with an opportunity to ask questions in the Delzell Room at 10:15am or 12:30.

Fall Pledge Drive: God blesses what we bring — and makes it abundant

Miracle Alert: God Creates a Feast from Five Loaves and Two Fishes!

As our annual pledge drive enters its second week, I have been reflecting on the personal stories we’ve heard so far. Gillian, Carl, Bill and Duane each shared what being part of the St. Andrew’s community means to them, and if you were in church the last two Sundays, you have also had a chance to share what you are grateful for (on leaves) and where you see things flourishing in our community (on flowers).

I consider these things for which we’re grateful gifts, gifts to us that we also bring as part of our selves to our St. Andrew’s community. When we offer our gifts to God, in humility and with prayer, God grows them into something far greater than the sum of their parts. We read about this in the beloved story of the feeding of the five thousand, in which God grows one small boy’s contribution of five loaves and two fishes into a feast that exceeds the need for nourishment of everyone in the crowd. We call this story a miracle, a mystery that defies explanation and can therefore only be wondered at.

I wonder what miracles we will witness in the coming year at St. Andrew’s when we bring our gifts and trust God to grow them into a feast that will surpass our needs and expectations.

Questions for reflection; What are you grateful for? How do those things become a gift that you offer to God?
How might God multiply and increase that gift so that it serves God’s purpose in the world?

Icons in Transformation
A contemporary art exhibit produced by the Swedish Art Center in Stockholm, is coming to St. Andrew’s from January 21 to April 1. The exhibit features the work of Ludmila Pawlowska, a Russian-Swedish Abstract Expressionist who lives and works in Sweden. Her art, which includes sculpture, paintings, banners and photography is inspired by traditional Russian icons, which will also be on exhibit. The art will be installed in the church and in the Undercroft. This exhibit has been touring since 2011 and has been installed in 80 cathedrals, museums and churches in Europe and 25 churches in the U. S. St. Andrews is the only Colorado church to host the exhibit.

This is a wonderful opportunity for St. Andrews to showcase our lovely historic church while introducing our parish and the Denver community to these powerful works of art. Parishioners from churches that have hosted this exhibit describe the experience as “spiritually transformational and a wonderful opportunity to bring in people who would otherwise never come to church.” Preparing for this exhibit will require volunteers on the front end to help with unpacking and installation as well as volunteers to help with marketing, PR, hospitality, print materials, and providing tours. Please plan on joining the Arts Committee today in the Undercroft after either the 9 or 11 am service to learn more about the exhibit and how to volunteer.

Service of All Faithful Departed: November 2
St. Andrew’s marks the Feast of All Souls on Thursday, Nov. 2, 5:45pm, at Choral Evensong. Names of the departed that are submitted by parishioners will be read, and portions of the Requiem sung. This solemn occasion is a chance for us, as a community, to commend the departed to the mercies of God. Please email your memorial names to the parish office at jeff@standrewdenver.org or call the office at 303-296-1712 by Monday, October 30.

“Day of the Fed: Tacos and Talents” November 4
The vestry is thrilled to host the second-annual dinner and fundraiser on Saturday, November 4 at 5:30 pm in the undercroft. This year, we’re going with a Mexican “Día de los Muertos” theme, with street tacos, games for the kids, and fun activities for all ages. Tickets will be available after both services this Sunday (October 29) and at the door. ($10/person; $20/family). As always, Mother Elizabeth has complimentary tickets for anyone who would like to attend but finds the ticket price out of reach. Please contact her if you would like complimentary tickets.

Still Point Community Gathering: November 5
Please join us after the Still Point to share a meal and some company on November 5. During our gathering, we’ll discern adding formation and/or fellowship either before or after the Still Point. There will be opportunities to share what is meaningful to you now about the service and what your hopes for the community may be. All who worship at the Still Point are welcome, no matter how often you attend or if it is the first time you are visiting us. Please contact Sarah Bania-Dobyns with any questions: sbaniadobyns@gmail.com.

Thanks to Summer Grounds Crews
Thank you to Diane Jameson, Judie James, Denny Muirhead, and Ken Backensto for all the time and effort they put into beautifying the St. Andrew’s gardens this summer. And thanks to the Lawn Mowing Crew – Ken Backensto, Chris Burri, Duane Claassen, Terry Kargel, Mark Rodgers, Diana Solomon, and Dan Wright – for faithfully mowing the grass each week during the summer. Their efforts enhanced the beauty of St. Andrew’s grounds. Please mention your thanks when you see them.

What’s Happening with Permanent Supportive Housing and Facility Expansion?
The Building our Vision Steering Committee has been working with our partner, the Mental Health Center of Denver on preliminary planning for our project to develop permanent supportive housing and expansion of our church facilities. Before the summer, on May 9th, we hosted an introductory meeting with our neighbors introducing our partnership with the Mental Health Center of Denver and the general concept of the proposed project. Since that time, we have been working to further define our hopes for the project and to better understand the needs of permanent supportive housing. We have also begun the first stages of concept design for the project and will be seeking the input of the parish in the design process. We’re in an exciting phase of our life together! 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).

Fall Bake Sale! November 12
It’s back! The much-loved Fall Back Sale is back and it’s time to stock your freezer and get ready for holiday entertaining. NEW this year: pre-orders! Is there something you are craving? Something from a past sale that you want to make sure you score this year? Simply email Ally Dodge at bakesale@standrewdenver.org and let her know what you are looking for. Or checkout our bake sale page at standrewdenver.org/bakesale to see what bakers and cooks are considering preparing and reserve an item in advance. We will still be selling sweet and savory goods the day of the sale for all you last minute procrastinators! Sales will be before and after the morning services and before the Still Point Service at 5pm. If you would like to bake, cook or volunteer the sales desk, please email Ally at bakesale@standrewdenver.org

Tiny House Opportunities
As we continue our work on the St. Andrew’s Tiny House Village, we would like to enlist members of the parish to help us with that effort. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the following areas and have an interest in them, we would welcome you to this project: village design, fundraising, media/communications, and community engagement. Please let Mike Ogborn at tinyhomes@standrewdenver.org. Thank you.

In Our Own Voice: Compositions Written for St. Andrew’s Choir
Over the last twenty years the St. Andrew’s Choir has been blessed to be the recipient of a number of choral works written for and dedicated to it. These include several pieces by M. Susan Brown; “Hail, Glad Light” by Alan Lewis of Pittsburgh; “Ave verum corpus” by the late David Clark Isele of Florida; works for the choir arranged by MB and Tim Krueger, Micaëla Larsen Brown; and hymn descants by Ralph Valentine, Brock Erickson and Ashley Hoffman. These works, including the premiere of a new work, “Crux fidelis,” by Bryan Grosbach, will be featured and celebrated in a concert to benefit the Friends of Music on Friday, November 17, at 7:00pm. This will be the final fundraiser of the year for the Friends of Music, and the “big event” in this series. Save the date and plan to attend!

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir: A Mighty Fortress: The Reformation and Music: Today
This concert traces the influence of the Reformation on music, with compositions from the earliest Lutheran composers like Johann Walther and Johann Crüger, through the Baroque masters Heinrich Schütz and J. S. Bach, the Classical successors like Homilius, and the Reformation’s apotheosis in the music of the Romantic era, Mendelssohn.
Sunday October 29, 3:00 Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4500 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge 80033

Musical Weekly
25 October, 2017
In this issue:

New format; what is this?
St. Martin’s Concert THIS WEEKEND
This week at St. Andrew’s

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I confirmed two weeks ago that the new e-mail server at my office has a daily quota for the number of e-mails one user may send out, thus making these weekly e-mails of mine impractical if not impossible; so I have spent these two weeks determining my options. Thanks to my good friend/fabulous soprano/excellent web- and graphic-designer Ashley Hoffman (you should consider hiring her!), I decided to go this route (Mail Chimp) for my Musical Weeklys.

So I spent probably 6-7 hours this and last week manually entering addresses for this. This may mean a couple of things for some of you:

You are receiving this for the first time and aren’t sure what it is (see next paragraph)
You asked to be removed previously, but I did not remember this, so I added you again, unbeknownst
I entered an old e-mail address for you, and you would prefer it at some other address
I inadvertently entered multiple addresses for you, and you want it at only one address

If this is the first time you are receiving this: I send out a weekly e-mail to friends, colleagues, family, acquaintances, musical aficionados, etc., telling them what I’m up to this week. If you are a St. Martin’s Chamber Choir audience member/supporter; a member at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church; an out-of-town friend or family member who wants to keep up with my life; a singer in one of my ensembles; a patron of the arts in Colorado, or elsewhere; then you are the perfect recipient for this e-mail, in my mind.

If you wish to unsubscribe, there is an easy way to do that at the end of this e-mail. So if you are not interested in my musical goings-on, delivered in a witty, informative, beautifully written, once-a-week e-mail; or if you got this at two addresses, and want it at only one, then you know what to do.

Many thanks!
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16 singers from St. Martin’s Chamber Choir present “A Mighty Fortress: Music of the Reformation” this weekend (see dates below), celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s publishing his manifesto of religious reform, and including works from the earliest Lutheran composers (including Luther himself, Johann Walther, Johann Crüger, etc.) to giants of the 17th,18th, and 19th centuries (Heinrich Schütz, J. S. Bach, and Felix Mendelssohn, respectively), and a handful of lesser known composers along the way (Heinrich Hartmann, Melchior Franck, Gottfried Homilius, Carl Heinrich Graun, and Hugo Dislter). There will be opportunities for the audience to sing along with several of the better known chorales (the title of the concert is a clue to one of them).

But if the above repertoire is not personally an attraction to you, let the quality of the music-making be. We had our final rehearsal last night in one of the concert venues, and this particular group of singers is making an absolutely gorgeous sound, bringing tears to my eyes multiple times. This will be a concert that will lift the soul and soothe the psyche; will exhilarate and calm; will fill you with joy and exaltation. Every once in awhile, a St. Martin’s concert comes along that has everything, and this is one of them. I very much hope to see you there!

Friday, Oct. 27, 7:30pm — St. Paul Lutheran and Catholic Community of Faith, 1600 Grant St.
Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:30pm — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2015 Glenarm Place
Sunday, Oct. 29, 3:00pm — Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4500 Wadsworth Blvd.

Purchase tickets in advance at our website, or call the office at (303) 298-1970 for assistance. Tickets also available at the door, although Saturday’s concert at St. Andrew’s is filling fast.

My personal recommendations:

best acoustics: 1) St. Paul, 2) St. Andrew’s
easiest parking: St. Andrew’s or Holy Cross
comfiest seats: Holy Cross
best weather: Sunday (although there’s nothing worse than clouds and possible rain on Friday).

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Choral Evensong tomorrow (Thursday, 5:45pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal, 2015 Glenarm Place) is sung by an a cappella quartet, and is a bit on the austere side (I say this because I know there are some of you who actually prefer these! I am not unsympathetic). This week we celebrate King Alfred the Great of England (849-899 A.D.), a man principally remembered for saving England from Danish invaders, but who is celebrated by the Anglican Church as a man who promoted culture, learning, and piety in his realms. Here’s the music we’ll be singing:

October 26, 2017, 5:45pm; Choral Evensong: Alfred the Great
Preces & Responses: William Smith
Canticle of Light: Phos hilaron, by M. Susan Brown (2000)
Psalm: 21 (plainchant)
Service: Thomas Weelkes (1576-1640) “Short Service”
Anthem: “O come, ye servants of the Lord” by Christopher Tye (c.1500-c.1572)
Office Hymn: 279 (St. George)

This Sunday at St. Andrew’s, the music will also mark the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Here it is:

October 29, 2017, 9:00am & 11:00am; Proper 25
*Introit: “O Jesus, by thee bidden,” tune: Heinrich Isaac (c.1450-1517), harmonization: J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Anthem: “Wohl dem, der nicht wandelt” by Gerard Bunk (1888-1958)
*Fraction Anthem: “Because there is one bread” by Charles H. Giffen (2003)
Communion motet: “Jesu, dein’ Seel’” Melchior Franck (1579-1639)
Hymns: 688 (Ein feste Burg); *568 (Was lebet), 335 (Werde munter), 397 (Nun danket alle Gott)
*11:00 only

The feature here, I believe, is the anthem by Gerard Bunk. Bunk was a Dutchman, and this anthem (which is, in its entirely, over 10 minutes long — we’re doing an excerpt of about 4 minutes) reminds me very much of Brahms, with a noble theme, treated polyphonically in places, and with lilting beauty and an occasional touch of melancholy. Anyway, lots of German this Sunday.

Please do reply if you wish, commenting on the new format for this Weekly. Mostly it’s a change in mode of delivery, but it may involve more changes going forward, like the inclusion of more graphics, and other bells and whistles.

Best wishes to all.

Tim
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Timothy J. Krueger
Choirmaster, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Denver
Artistic Director, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir (professional)
Affiliate Faculty, Metropolitan State University of Denver

It’s back! The much-loved Fall Back Sale is back and it’s time to stock your freezer and get ready for holiday entertaining. NEW this year: pre-orders! Is there something you are craving? Something from a past sale that you want to make sure you score this year? Simply email Ally Dodge at bakesale@standrewdenver.org and let her know what you are looking for.

Below is a list of what bakers and cooks are considering preparing and you can reserve an item in advance by emailing Ally at bakesale@standrewdenver.org. We will still be selling sweet and savory goods the day of the sale for all you last minute procrastinators! Sales will be before and after the morning services and before the Still Point Service at 5pm.

If you would like to bake, cook or volunteer the sales desk, please email Ally at bakesale@standrewdenver.org

Parishioner Looking For…          

Please email Ally at bakesale@standrewdenver.org with your requests!

Bill Caulkins       is looking for            Shortbread                                                     Reserved!
Ally Dodge         is looking for             The Jameson’s Sweet & Spicy Pickles         Reserved!

Parishioner who will be making…

Suzette Riddle                        Pumpkin Muffins
Suzette Riddle                        Cranberry Muffins
Ally Dodge                               Sausage Cheese Biscuits
Barbara Bomberger               Chocolate pumpkin cakes with cream cheese frosting (One reserved by Reinharts)
Barbara Bomberger                Fall or Holiday Decorated Sugar Cookies
Barbara Bomberger               Savory Muffins
Barbara Bomberger               Casseroles (including her famous taco/bean casserole for ELF)
Al Grinestaff                            Two seasonal fresh fruit crostatas (one reserved by Reinharts)
Alice Barton                            Various yummy fall breads (pumpkin, zucchini, and orders by request)
Jennifer Barker                       Snickerdoodles (one dozen reserved by Reinharts)
Ally Dodge                               Nancy Fox’s cocktail biscuits

Suzette Riddle                         Pumpkin Muffins
Suzette Riddle                         Cranberry Muffins
Ally Dodge                               Sausage Cheese Biscuits
Clara Winters                         White chocolate, coconut macadamia nut , Toll House bar cookies or Oatmeal

Rick Larson                            4 – 5″x8″ containers of fudge – usually 8-12 pieces per container

Kathleen Melleno                  1 pie, buyers choice

Susan Trickett                        shortbread (One batch reserved by Bill Caulkins)

Wib Garfield                          gingerbread mini-bundt cakes and something savory (1 bundt cake reserved by Ally Dodge)

Reese &  Diane Jameson     10-12 jars of Sweet & Spicy Pickles (3 jars reserved by Ally Dodge)

Julie Buri                                1 Greek walnut pie, 1 Winter fruit & walnut pie, 3 small loves of pumpkin, Cranberry bread

 

 

 

Sunday, October 29
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
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, November 2
5:45 pm Evensong | Church
6:30 pm Meal | Undercroft
7:15 pm ELF | 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
Sunday morning services change to 8 am start tim
Today’s envelopes
Today’s plate (unpledged) offering supports the Rector’s Discretionary Fund, used to assist those in need. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

Fall Pledge Drive: God blesses what we bring — and makes it abundant
Today marks the beginning of our annual fall pledge drive. We’re excited to be inviting the parish into this spiritual journey by keeping some well-loved traditions as well as trying a few new things.

What stays the same:
o We all have gifts—talents, time, and treasure—that we bring to St. Andrew’s. As in past years, we’ll spend a few weeks talking, sharing, and praying about what those gifts are and how we will offer them to God in 2018.
o We’ll be hearing inspiring stories from six of our parishioners during our morning services.
o We’ll be providing pledge cards so you can let our treasurer, Bob Mosher, know how much you will pledge in 2018.
o We’ll have celebratory coffee hours after the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services on November 5.

What is different:
o We’ll be re-visiting some well-loved biblical stories in which God takes our small, inadequate, and mundane gifts and multiplies them beyond what we can imagine.
o We’ll provide opportunities in the worship service for you to think about and share your own St. Andrew’s stories.
o We will make our pledges all together on Sunday, November 5, during the worship services. Please plan to bring your pledge card to church on that day, so that it can be presented and blessed along with the other gifts—large or small—presented then.
o You will receive your pledge card at the end of the campaign rather than the beginning. We invite you to take the full 3 weeks of the campaign to reflect and pray about your pledge, and to make it in response to everything you will see, hear, and experience in the next 3 weeks. (Cards will be mailed the week of October 30; however, if you won’t be in church on Nov. 5, you may make your pledge at any time by emailing pledge@standrewdenver.org.)
o We will not open or look at pledges until after November 5. This is in contrast to previous years, when we have included a draft budget in the pledge materials and measured our progress—sometimes on a daily basis—toward meeting that goal.

Service of All Faithful Departed: November 2
St. Andrew’s marks the Feast of All Souls on Thursday, Nov. 2, 5:45pm, at Choral Evensong. Names of the departed that are submitted by parishioners will be read, and portions of the Requiem sung. This solemn occasion is a chance for us, as a community, to commend the departed to the mercies of God.

Please email your memorial names to the parish office at jeff@standrewdenver.org or call the office at 303-296-1712 by Monday, October 30.

Save the Date: “Day of the Fed: Tacos and Talents”
The vestry is thrilled to host their second-annual dinner and fundraiser on Saturday, November 4 at 5:30pm in the undercroft. This year, we’re going with a Mexican “Día de los Muertos” theme (“Day of the Fed”), with street tacos, game for the kids, and fun activities for all ages. More information will be forthcoming, but for now, please save the date! Questions? Contact Matt Bentley, Senior Warden

What’s Happening with Permanent Supportive Housing and Facility Expansion?
The Building our Vision Steering Committee has been working with our partner, the Mental Health Center of Denver on preliminary planning for our project to develop permanent supportive housing and expansion of our church facilities. Before the summer, on May 9th, we hosted an introductory meeting with our neighbors introducing our partnership with the Mental Health Center of Denver and the general concept of the proposed project. Since that time, we have been working to further define our hopes for the project and to better understand the needs of permanent supportive housing. We have also begun the first stages of concept design for the project and will be seeking the input of the parish in the design process. We’re in an exciting phase of our life together! 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).

November 12th – 2017 Fall Bake Sale!
It’s back! The much-loved Fall Back Sale is back and it’s time to stock your freezer and get ready for holiday entertaining. NEW this year: pre-orders! Is there something you are craving? Something from a past sale that you want to make sure you score this year? Simply email Ally Dodge at bakesale@standrewdenver.org and let her know what you are looking for. Or checkout our bake sale page at standrewdenver.org/bakesale to see what bakers and cooks are considering preparing and reserve an item in advance. We will still be selling sweet and savory goods the day of the sale for all you last minute procrastinators! Sales will be before and after the morning services and before the Still Point Service at 5pm. If you would like to bake, cook or volunteer the sales desk, please email Ally at bakesale@standrewdenver.org

Tiny House Opportunities
As we continue our work on the St. Andrew’s Tiny House Village, we would like to enlist members of the parish to help us with that effort. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the following areas and have an interest in them, we would welcome you to this project: village design, fundraising, media/communications, and community engagement. Please let Mike Ogborn at tinyhomes@standrewdenver.org. Thank you.

Godly Play Commuter Core Training
If you are interested in being trained in the Montessori-based Christian Education program Godly Play, please contact Zoe Cole, Minister to Children and youth [link my e-mail]. This training is a “commuter” training for those unable to commit to 18 contact hours over the course of a single weekend. The full training will take place on three Saturdays, October 14 (Sacred Stories), November 18 (Parables), and December 2 (Liturgical Action), from 8:30am to 5:30pm. You can commit to all three or to only one or two (payment for each is separate and reimbursed by St. Andrew’s). The trainings will take place at St. John’s Cathedral and be conducted by Wyoming trainer Kay Flores. Kay is also an EfM Mentor trainer and uses Godly Play with children, youth, and adults.

Family E-Newsletter
For weekly updates on, as well as opportunities to become involved in what we’re doing with children, youth, and families, please sign up for the Family Ministries Newsletter.

Did you Notice?
The altar frontal is different! We had such high participation this summer that we produced enough canvases to make two frontals. We switched them last week – you may notice more red now, because several of the canvases reflect the children’s meditation on Transfiguration Sunday. If your child’s work was part of the first frontal, be sure to check with a Godly Player or TSE Mentor to get their canvas. The remaining canvases will be available to take home December 3 when the altar frontal changes for Advent.

In Our Own Voice: Compositions Written for St. Andrew’s Choir
Over the last twenty years the St. Andrew’s Choir has been blessed to be the recipient of a number of choral works written for and dedicated to it. These include several pieces by M. Susan Brown; “Hail, Glad Light” by Alan Lewis of Pittsburgh; “Ave verum corpus” by the late David Clark Isele of Florida; works for the choir arranged by MB and Tim Krueger, Micaëla Larsen Brown; and hymn descants by Ralph Valentine, Brock Erickson and Ashley Hoffman. These works, including the premiere of a new work, “Crux fidelis,” by Bryan Grosbach, will be featured and celebrated in a concert to benefit the Friends of Music on Friday, November 17, at 7:00pm. This will be the final fundraiser of the year for the Friends of Music, and the “big event” in this series. Save the date and plan to attend!

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir: A Mighty Fortress: The Reformation and Music
This concert traces the influence of the Reformation on music, with compositions from the earliest Lutheran composers like Johann Walther and Johann Crüger, through the Baroque masters Heinrich Schütz and J. S. Bach, the Classical successors like Homilius, and the Reformation’s apotheosis in the music of the Romantic era, Mendelssohn.
Sunday October 29, 3:00 Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4500 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge 80033

stmartinschamberchoir.org or 303-298-1970 or at the door