Sunday, December 16, 2018 The Third Sunday of Advent
9:00 am Holy Eucharist  11:00 am Solemn Eucharist  5:30 pm Lessons and Carols
Sundays at 9:00am Child/Youth Faith Formation  Thursdays at 5:45pm Evensong

This Week’s News in Brief
For additional information, events and announcements, please check the weekly “Fruits of the Tree”
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 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. If you are one of the many who don’t carry cash, the DipJar stands ready to take your contribution via your debit/credit card.
Volunteer for Ministries
Thanks for your prayerful and generous commitments for financial pledges to St Andrew’s. Another aspect of stewardship is the donation of your time and talents to our ministries. Today during both coffee hours we will share information about our ministries and give you an opportunity to learn how you might volunteer to join them.
Morning Prayer Yoga
Hit pause amidst the busyness of the holiday season and join us for our practice on Monday the 17th at 9:30 am. We will combine meditation, movement, breath, and our words in celebrating the spirit of Advent and the deep stillness of winter. Connect with the divine in your whole body, heart, and mind with yoga teacher Ruth Carver and Rev. Melissa Adzima in this unique way of praying. Please bring your own mat and any other props you like, and some warm layers, and join us in the beauty of the sanctuary of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. We will have a few extra mats available.

Christmas Eve reception: Can you help?
Are you ready, able and willing to share your gift of hospitality with those attending the reception following the 10:30 pm service? Those able to help, especially with clean up, should contact the parish office by emailing jeff@standrewdenver.org

Vestry Nominations
At our annual meeting, Sunday, January 27, we will elect four new members to the vestry. The vestry nominating committee is accepting suggestions for nominees until Sunday, December 16. Nominees need to be adult members of the parish who have been confirmed in the Episcopal Church, are actively involved in ministry, and are faithful stewards and contributors to St. Andrew’s. Three of the nominees will serve three-year terms and one a one-year term. Please offer suggested names for nominees in writing or via email to one of the members of the committee listed below by December 16, 2018. Include a brief explanation of why you consider the candidate to be qualified. If you feel called, you can submit your own name! If you have any questions about service on the vestry or the nominating process, please don’t hesitate to ask or email one of the members of the nominating committee. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
The nominating committee members may be contacted by email: Matt Bentley, m.t.bentley@gmail.com; Victoria Parker, vicpar@lakewoodco.org; and Kylie Schwartz, kylschwartz@gmail.com.
The Giving Tree
Thank you from the young mothers and children who receive services from the Florence Crittenton Center! The 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.
Bake Sale Success
Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Bake Sale. We are so grateful for the incredibly talented bakers we have in this parish and especially for the generosity of everyone who prepared not only tasty but also beautifully presented items for the sale. Thank you also to everyone who participated by buying a treat – or two, or three… or more – and for the generous donations as well.

This week’s Stewardship facts:
For 2019, the vestry has prepared a budget that includes 3% raises for all staff, restores certain cuts to ministry budgets, and reduces our reliance on fundraising. With no additional expansion of our ministries, this budget will require about $58,000 per month. That means an increase of about $80,000 to our total pledge amount from 2018.
With the pledge card that you should have received this past week, there is also a data sheet and an explanation of how we might accomplish this pledge increase. Here’s a summary of that information:
o a net gain of 15 pledging units would make up about $23,000 of our budget gap
o an average increase of 16% per pledging unit would make up almost all of the additional $57,000
This week’s invitation:
This week we invite you to pray, ponder, and consider what gifts of time, talent, and treasure you can pledge to St. Andrew’s for 2019.

Volunteer for Ministries
Thanks for your prayerful and generous commitments for financial pledges to St Andrew’s. Another aspect of stewardship is the donation of your time and talents to our ministries. This Sunday, December 9 during both coffee hours we will share information about our ministries and give you an opportunity to learn how you might volunteer to join them.

Pledge cards have been mailed. Did you receive one?
The pledge cards were mailed last week but a few have mentioned they didn’t receive their card. Have you? If not, call the parish office at 303.296.1712 or email jeff@standrewdenver.org

ELF – Exploring Life and Faith – Incarnation – Opening up to the Divine
Thursday evenings 7:00 – 8:15
Join us this Advent season as we explore the ways in which the Divine reveals itself in our day-to-day experiences and relationships, especially through music, movement, images, and literature. For information on upcoming ELF sessions, check our website at www.standrewdenver.org

December 20 – Literature with Kathy Fleming and Betsy Hoover – A Christmas Story
Thursday evening 7:00 – 8:15 We will be reading together a well-beloved Christmas story, O’Henry’s The Gift of the Magi. Afterwards there will be a discussion of how the Diving is revealed in the lives of the characters and where we find the Divine in our own lives.

Our Family Promise rotation is coming!
Wednesday dinner, Dec. 19 @5:30 – Main dish, starch, veggie, salad, bread, dessert
Thursday dinner, Dec. 20 @5:30 – Main dish, starch, veggie, salad, bread, dessert
Saturday breakfast Dec 22 @ 8:30 – Overnight Thursday, Dec 20 @7:30PM-7AM
The sign up list will be available at Coffee after the 9 and 11 services on Sunday, November 25th. Look for Lynne Valentine. Family Promise is still one the most effective programs of getting people employed and housed. Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Lynne Valentine at lkval@yahoo.com or 303-955-6911
“Welcome back” to seasoned volunteers and “come join us” to new volunteers!

Celebrating Life’s Milestones
We would like to join in your celebration of lifetime milestones and events!!
Beginning on January 1, we will be launching a new ministry where greeting cards will be sent to the members of our community who are celebrating Birthdays, Anniversaries, or other life time events. Over the next few weeks, we are asking our community members to submit dates of their Birthdays and Anniversaries (day and month only), so that a data base of this information can be created. If you are interested in participating, please submit your information to Scott Barnette at rsbarnette@aol.com or (720) 545-4744.

Today is the Final day of SEEN and UNSEEN: exhibit of artwork by Brenda Vang presented by Friends of Music
Purchased artworks will be ready to take home after the second service on Sunday, December 16. Brenda Vang and Jim Fittz will be in the undercroft to facilitate. Artwork descriptions are available in the narthex and in the undercroft. Proceeds benefit St. Andrew’s Friends of Music to the tune of thirty percent. To arrange another time to pick up artwork, contact Brenda at 720-560-2958, or email Brenda at blvang@icloud.com.

Coffee Hour Sign Up
For those of you that do not wish to use the electronic sign up, we will be printing the sheet for display 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 or kmayes2015@gmail.com

Parish Annual Report
The Annual Meeting of the congregation is coming up in January. Do you lead one of the ministries at St. Andrew’s? It is time to start working on your Ministry Report for the printed Parish Annual Report. Please submit your reports to Jeff@standrewdenver.org by Monday, January 7. Thanks!

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir: “A Marian Christmas: Maiden and Mother”“Crystalline clarity; thoughtful programming” (Betsy Schwarm, music critic and musicologist); “Perfectly blended voices” (Karla Walker, Colorado Public Radio); “Stunning concert” (Marc Shulgold, music critic) — these are some of the recent accolades for St. Martin’s in local media. Celebrate the season, and hear carols both traditionally beloved and refreshingly new, in this focus on Mary’s role in the Nativity with music by predominantly female composers. Tickets available at the St. Martin’s website (www.stmartinschamberchoir.org/concerts), by telephone (303-298-1970) or at the door.
o Sun. Dec. 16, 3:00pm – First Plymouth Congregational Church, Cherry Hills Village
o Fri. Dec. 21, 7:30pm – St. Paul Community of Faith, Denver
o Sat. Dec. 22, 7:30pm – Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge

Thursday, November 22, 2018   Thanksgiving Day and Sunday, November 25, 2018 The Feast of Christ the King

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

Sundays at 9:00am Child/Youth Faith Formation X Thursdays at 5:45pm  Evensong

 

 

 

This Week’s News in Brief

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

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

 

 

This week’s Stewardship facts:

This week’s Stewardship take-away is simply a note of gratitude.  Every line item on St. Andrew’s operating budget reflects an aspect of our mission and vision, whether it’s keeping the lights on, providing space for growth in God’s love, or hearing from our staff and clergy words and sounds that inspire us to do God’s work.  We are blessed not only by your pledges of treasure, but also by the gifts of time, energy, and talent that so many offer to the St. Andrew’s community and to the greater world.

 

This week’s invitation:

For this Sunday (November 25), we invite you to consider:

What do you bring to this table?

Vestry Nominations
At our annual meeting, Sunday, January 27, we will elect four new members to the vestry. The vestry nominating committee is accepting suggestions for nominees until Sunday, December 16. Nominees need to be adult members of the parish who have been confirmed in the Episcopal Church, are actively involved in ministry, and are faithful stewards and contributors to St. Andrew’s. Three of the nominees will serve three-year terms and one a one-year term.

Please offer suggested names for nominees in writing or via email to one of the members of the committee listed below by December 16, 2018.  Include a brief explanation of why you consider the candidate to be qualified.  If you feel called, you can submit your own name!  If you have any questions about service on the vestry or the nominating process, please don’t hesitate to ask or email one of the members of the nominating committee. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.

The nominating committee members may be contacted by email:  Matt Bentley,  m.t.bentley@gmail.com; Victoria Parker, vicpar@lakewoodco.org; and Kylie Schwartz, kylschwartz@gmail.com.

Florence Crittenden School Giving Tree

On Sunday, December 2nd our Giving Tree will be in place in the vestibule with 100 ornaments for the children and the moms at the Florence Crittenden School. This is a program to help single mothers complete their high school diploma while being a young mother. The children are in a school program as their mothers are in the high school. The moms are not only achieving a high school diploma and parenting skills, but with hopes to continue their education after graduating from Florence Crittenden.

 

To participate in the Giving Tree, take an ornament and buy what is asked. Return the gift to the church by December 14 unwrapped with the tag attached. If you have any questions, email Lynne Valentine at lkval@yahoo.com or call 303 955 6911.

 

Advent Lessons & Carols

One of St. Andrew’s most beloved holiday services takes place this year on Sunday, December 9, at 5:30pm.  The Advent Lessons & Carols service, with familiar lessons and a wealth of beloved congregational and choral carols, allows us to focus on the role of Mary in the events surrounding the Nativity.  Please join us for this important and beautiful service, and the reception which will follow in the undercroft.

 

ELF – Exploring Life and Faith – INCARNATION – OPENING UP TO THE DIVINE

Thursday evenings 7:00 – 8:15

Join us this Advent season as we explore the ways in which the Divine reveals itself in our day-to-day experiences and relationships, especially through music,, movement, images, and literature.

 

 

November 29 – Music with Tim Krueger:  Advent Music: A Tribute to Fr. George Magnuson

Fr. George was scheduled to lead this ELF session with a focus on the music of Advent and how it touched him particularly.  Our Choirmaster Tim Krueger has accepted the task of taking Fr. George’s place, and would like to offer the evening as a tribute to our beloved Priest Emeritus, and his special love of Advent.  Combining music selections with excerpts from Fr. George’s Advent sermons over the last few years, and remembering the particular pieces that George loved best, the evening will be both a remembrance and, as Advent should be, an anticipation of the distinctive sacred moment of the Incarnation.  For information on upcoming ELF sessions, check our website at www.standrewdenver.org

 

Advent Quiet Day: December 8, 9 am – 2 pm

Join us for a morning of poems, prayers, and quiet reflection appropriate to the season. If you choose, stay for a simple lunch, followed by an organ recital.

 

We begin at 8:30 am with light refreshments; program begins at 9 am, with lunch at noon, and the organ recital at 12:45 pm.  Many thanks to the Daughters of the King for sponsoring this event.  For more information, check our website: www.standrewdenver.org

 

SEEN and UNSEEN: Brenda Vang Art Exhibit for Friends of Music
Artworks are on display in the nave and in the undercroft through December 16, with viewing times before and after regular services. Printed exhibit lists are available in the church. Thirty percent of proceeds from art sales will be donated by Brenda to the St. Andrew’s Friends of Music. Contact Brenda Vang at 720-560-2958 or by email at blvang@icloud.com. More about the artist at blvang.com

 

Funeral plans: George Magnuson

The Celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord in memory of George Peter Magnuson will be held at St. Andrew’s on Saturday, December 1 at 1 pm. A reception will follow in the undercroft.

 

Pastoral Care here at St. Andrew’s

A reminder that St. A’s is here for any of your needs.  Send your prayer requests to prayers@standrewdenver.org. If you need communion while in the hospital or home bound, contact diana.solomon44@gmail.com. Or need a meal or two after a momentous life event, contact meals@standrewdenver.org.  Last but not least, our new pastoral care ministry, Community of Hope International, is a group of 15 people who are praying for our community.  Do know that if you reach out we will be there to walk alongside of you. Contact any one of the clergy with any questions.

 

Lost and Found!

The time has come for the cleaning out of the lost and found basket!  Have you left something behind?  Check the lost and found basket in the undercroft.  Things still there at the end of November will be donated to a local thrift store!

 

 

 

 

Sunday, November 4, 2018     All Saints’ Sunday

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

Sundays at 9:00am Child/Youth Faith Formation X Thursdays at 5:45pm  Evensong

 

 

 

This Week’s News in Brief

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

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.

 

Still Point Gathering: Today

Max and Marjorie Power will host the monthly gathering after the Still Point service this evening.  Please join us for light refreshments and conversation in the Common Room!

 

Welcome to our Bishop-Elect
The Rev’d Kym Lucas was chosen as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Colorado during the 131st Annual Convention last Saturday. Lucas currently serves as Rector of St. Margaret’s in Washington, DC. For more information, please see our diocesan website:  episcopalcolorado.org

 

Honoring Bishop O’Neill – Three Ways to Give

All churches in our diocese have been invited to join in honoring our Bishop with a gift. We would like to make a gift from St. Andrew’s that would recognize the close and meaningful relationship we have enjoyed with Bishop Rob. This message from the Diocesan staff outlines the possibilities:

“As we prepare this fall to elect a new Bishop of Colorado, we invite Episcopalians from across this beautiful and diverse diocese to celebrate our 15 years of ministry together with Bishop Robert O’Neill, our 10th Bishop of Colorado. Many individuals have reached out to us wondering how they can make a gift of gratitude for his work and for his persistent message of love. There are three ways to give.”

“Multiplying Ministry Together” honors the Bishop through building cabins at Cathedral Ridge. Other ways to give are contributing to a travel fund for Bishop Rob and Ginger, or writing cards of thanks or personal memories.

For more information about this effort, visit episcopalcolorado.org/celebrating-our-time-together.  While you could give online to any of the three initiatives, the impact of our gift from St. Andrew’s will be greater if we combine our efforts. You may write a check to St. Andrew’s marked “Bishop’s gift,” indicating, if you choose, a choice of one of the initiatives.

To those who are new among our community at St. Andrews: Hello! 

You are invited to be officially recognized and welcomed at a reception on Sunday, November 11, in the Common Room, located in the building adjacent to the sanctuary.  The reception will happen between the 9 and 11 morning services and is intended to include newcomers from ALL 3 services!  Let us know if you will be attending so we can prepare a name tag for you. Even if you’ve been among us for a bit, but haven’t been to one of our newcomer’s receptions, please come and join us!  Looking forward to meeting all of you and becoming better acquainted!   Please email Maryella Morley at morleymaryella@gmail.com to rsvp.

 

The Gordian Knot of Israel and Palestine:  ELF November 8 and 15

Roger and Sue Kilgore will offer a two-session program on Israel and Palestine, providing historical perspective and reflections on the current situation from their travels, debate at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, and recent events. ELF meetings are held in the Undercroft from 7 to 8:15 pm.

 

Morning Prayer Yoga

Join Mother Melissa and Ruth Carver Bondurant for Yoga Morning Prayer on Monday, November 5 at 9am in the sanctuary. We’ll join our bodies, breath, and spirit in prayer and community as we welcome the morning and a new month. Experience the joy of movement and the deep presence of stillness. All levels and experience are welcome. Please bring your own mat and any props you like, but we will have a few extra mats available to borrow. Wear comfortable clothes and prepare to bare your feet.

 

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is in need of new members.  With the holidays approaching, we have plenty of extra tasks to be done, like laundering and ironing linens, polishing brass and silver, etc.  Some of these tasks can even be done at home.  We also need members for regular Saturday and/or Sunday set up and clean up.  Please contact Liz Evans, Sacristan, at mslizevans@aol.com or (970) 379-2016 if you feel called to offer this ministry to St. Andrew’s.

 

Thank you!

Parishioners Tim and Matthew Taggart recently spent several hours in the undercroft diagnosing and then fixing an electrical issue. Please thank them for their efforts!

 

SEEN and UNSEEN: Brenda Vang Art Exhibit for Friends of Music
On Saturday, November 10, 5:00-6:30pm, an art exhibit in the church will officially open with a mini concert, “A Little Night Music,” by Jim Fittz (cello) and Linda Mack (piano).  Artist Brenda Vang will have 10-12 works hanging in the church, and more in the undercroft, during this exhibit, which will remain in the church until December 16, and viewing times will be before and after regular services.  “A Little Night Music,” the mini concert to open the exhibit, will begin at 5:30pm, Brenda will be giving brief remarks, and a wine and cheese reception will both precede and follow the mini concert.  30% of proceeds from art sales will be donated by Brenda to the St. Andrew’s Friends of Music. More about the artist at www.blvang.com.  Suggested donation for this event is $25 per person.

 

Funeral plans: George Magnuson

The Celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord in memory of George Peter Magnuson will be held at St. Andrew’s on Saturday, December 1 at 1 pm. A reception will follow in the undercroft.

 

In our Own Words – Women, Religion, and Choice
A presentation and discussion led by 2 professors at Iliff Seminary on Friday, November 16, from 6:30-8:30pm.  The event is free but registration is encouraged at https://ownwords.eventbrite.com.

 

Quiet Day: The Hope is in the Waiting: Poems, Prayers, and Pictures for the Season 

Save December 8th for a Quiet Morning led by Mother Elizabeth, a light lunch, and an organ recital.  Come to one or all pieces.  More information to follow.

 

A Month of Thankfulness:

As we begin the month of November, join our community by reflecting on the gifts and treasures of our lives with this gratitude calendar.  www.standrewdenver.org – click the link in the “Upcoming” box.

 

Pastoral Care here at St. Andrew’s

A reminder that St. A’s is here for any of your needs.  Send your prayer requests to prayers@standrewdenver.org. If you need communion while in the hospital or home bound, contact diana.solomon44@gmail.com. Or need a meal or two after a momentous life event, contact meals@standrewdenver.org.  Last but not least, our new pastoral care ministry, Community of Hope International, is a group of 15 people who are praying for our community.  Do know that if you reach out we will be there to walk alongside of you. Contact any one of the clergy with any questions.

Sunday, November 4, 2018     All Saints’ Sunday

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

Sundays at 9:00am Child/Youth Faith Formation X Thursdays at 5:45pm  Evensong

 

 

 

This Week’s News in Brief

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

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.

 

Still Point Gathering: Today

Max and Marjorie Power will host the monthly gathering after the Still Point service this evening.  Please join us for light refreshments and conversation in the Common Room!

 

Welcome to our Bishop-Elect
The Rev’d Kym Lucas was chosen as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Colorado during the 131st Annual Convention last Saturday. Lucas currently serves as Rector of St. Margaret’s in Washington, DC. For more information, please see our diocesan website:  episcopalcolorado.org

 

Honoring Bishop O’Neill – Three Ways to Give

All churches in our diocese have been invited to join in honoring our Bishop with a gift. We would like to make a gift from St. Andrew’s that would recognize the close and meaningful relationship we have enjoyed with Bishop Rob. This message from the Diocesan staff outlines the possibilities:

“As we prepare this fall to elect a new Bishop of Colorado, we invite Episcopalians from across this beautiful and diverse diocese to celebrate our 15 years of ministry together with Bishop Robert O’Neill, our 10th Bishop of Colorado. Many individuals have reached out to us wondering how they can make a gift of gratitude for his work and for his persistent message of love. There are three ways to give.”

“Multiplying Ministry Together” honors the Bishop through building cabins at Cathedral Ridge. Other ways to give are contributing to a travel fund for Bishop Rob and Ginger, or writing cards of thanks or personal memories.

For more information about this effort, visit episcopalcolorado.org/celebrating-our-time-together.  While you could give online to any of the three initiatives, the impact of our gift from St. Andrew’s will be greater if we combine our efforts. You may write a check to St. Andrew’s marked “Bishop’s gift,” indicating, if you choose, a choice of one of the initiatives.

To those who are new among our community at St. Andrews: Hello! 

You are invited to be officially recognized and welcomed at a reception on Sunday, November 11, in the Common Room, located in the building adjacent to the sanctuary.  The reception will happen between the 9 and 11 morning services and is intended to include newcomers from ALL 3 services!  Let us know if you will be attending so we can prepare a name tag for you. Even if you’ve been among us for a bit, but haven’t been to one of our newcomer’s receptions, please come and join us!  Looking forward to meeting all of you and becoming better acquainted!   Please email Maryella Morley at morleymaryella@gmail.com to rsvp.

 

The Gordian Knot of Israel and Palestine:  ELF November 8 and 15

Roger and Sue Kilgore will offer a two-session program on Israel and Palestine, providing historical perspective and reflections on the current situation from their travels, debate at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, and recent events. ELF meetings are held in the Undercroft from 7 to 8:15 pm.

 

Morning Prayer Yoga

Join Mother Melissa and Ruth Carver Bondurant for Yoga Morning Prayer on Monday, November 5 at 9am in the sanctuary. We’ll join our bodies, breath, and spirit in prayer and community as we welcome the morning and a new month. Experience the joy of movement and the deep presence of stillness. All levels and experience are welcome. Please bring your own mat and any props you like, but we will have a few extra mats available to borrow. Wear comfortable clothes and prepare to bare your feet.

 

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is in need of new members.  With the holidays approaching, we have plenty of extra tasks to be done, like laundering and ironing linens, polishing brass and silver, etc.  Some of these tasks can even be done at home.  We also need members for regular Saturday and/or Sunday set up and clean up.  Please contact Liz Evans, Sacristan, at mslizevans@aol.com or (970) 379-2016 if you feel called to offer this ministry to St. Andrew’s.

 

Thank you!

Parishioners Tim and Matthew Taggart recently spent several hours in the undercroft diagnosing and then fixing an electrical issue. Please thank them for their efforts!

 

SEEN and UNSEEN: Brenda Vang Art Exhibit for Friends of Music
On Saturday, November 10, 5:00-6:30pm, an art exhibit in the church will officially open with a mini concert, “A Little Night Music,” by Jim Fittz (cello) and Linda Mack (piano).  Artist Brenda Vang will have 10-12 works hanging in the church, and more in the undercroft, during this exhibit, which will remain in the church until December 16, and viewing times will be before and after regular services.  “A Little Night Music,” the mini concert to open the exhibit, will begin at 5:30pm, Brenda will be giving brief remarks, and a wine and cheese reception will both precede and follow the mini concert.  30% of proceeds from art sales will be donated by Brenda to the St. Andrew’s Friends of Music. More about the artist at www.blvang.com.  Suggested donation for this event is $25 per person.

 

Funeral plans: George Magnuson

The Celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord in memory of George Peter Magnuson will be held at St. Andrew’s on Saturday, December 1 at 1 pm. A reception will follow in the undercroft.

 

In our Own Words – Women, Religion, and Choice
A presentation and discussion led by 2 professors at Iliff Seminary on Friday, November 16, from 6:30-8:30pm.  The event is free but registration is encouraged at https://ownwords.eventbrite.com.

 

Quiet Day: The Hope is in the Waiting: Poems, Prayers, and Pictures for the Season 

Save December 8th for a Quiet Morning led by Mother Elizabeth, a light lunch, and an organ recital.  Come to one or all pieces.  More information to follow.

 

A Month of Thankfulness:

As we begin the month of November, join our community by reflecting on the gifts and treasures of our lives with this gratitude calendar.  www.standrewdenver.org – click the link in the “Upcoming” box.

 

Pastoral Care here at St. Andrew’s

A reminder that St. A’s is here for any of your needs.  Send your prayer requests to prayers@standrewdenver.org. If you need communion while in the hospital or home bound, contact diana.solomon44@gmail.com. Or need a meal or two after a momentous life event, contact meals@standrewdenver.org.  Last but not least, our new pastoral care ministry, Community of Hope International, is a group of 15 people who are praying for our community.  Do know that if you reach out we will be there to walk alongside of you. Contact any one of the clergy with any questions.

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.