Sunday, May 19, 2019   The Fifth Sunday of Easter

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

Sundays at 9:00am Child/Youth Faith Formation

Evensong: Thursday evenings at 5:45pm

 

 

This Week’s News in Brief

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

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

 

 

Where did you park today?

Parking is free for St. Andrew’s friends, visitors, and parishioners, evenings and weekends, in the 2 lots north of the church, with the green sign and purple posts, BUT NOT THE “LAZ” LOT AT THE END OF THE BLOCK, nearest to 21st Street, with a blue sign and yellow posts. You must pay at all times to park in the LAZ lot and you will receive a ticket if you do not. Questions about parking? Please contact jeff@standrewdenver.org.

 

Today’s offering envelopes: Giving thanks for our Music Ministry

Offerings in the plate are our second largest source of revenue to support our mission and ministries. If you choose to make an offering in today’s plate, we invite you to give thanks for our music ministry. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. If you are one of the many who don’t carry cash, the DipJar stands ready to take your contribution via your debit/credit card.

 

 

Service Times move to Summer Schedule

Service times will switch to the summer schedule on Sunday, May 26.

Sunday morning services will begin at 8:00 am and 10:00 am.

 

 

 

Building Our Vision Table Conversations-Today and June 2!

We have now had two Sundays of Table Conversations to talk about where we have been and where we would like to go with our parking lots. Two more opportunities are coming up. On Sunday May 19th the topic is “What are your thoughts about how affordable housing (permanent supportive, workforce, senior, etc.) would be as a neighbor, including sharing spaces (e.g. community rooms, outdoor plazas/courtyards)?” On June 2nd the conversation will center around the topic of “What are your fears and dreams about getting to and from to St. Andrew’s, including the future of parking in the neighborhood around us?” Look for the discussion tables at coffee hour following each Sunday morning service and join the conversation.

 

2019 BID N BRUNCH 

Sunday, June 9 – Following 10 am service

 

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

 

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

 

Everyone has something to offer.  For more donation ideas or to complete a donation form please visit the Silent Auction table in the undercroft after Sunday morning services, or email Kylie Schwartz kylschwartz@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Ministry Invitation

The Welcome Ministry is a collaborative endeavor to Welcome All. We make the same invitation to a first time visitor that we make to a visitor on her 100th visit – to Come and See what we have found so sacred at St. Andrew’s as people enter the nave. We hand out leaflets, we usher the regular and special services, and we help create a space for each person to experience sanctuary in the city. If you would like to share in the faithful work of this gentle evangelism please email Jonathan.Culwell@gmail.com or MorleyMaryella@gmail.com, or call 303-807-1239.

 

Newcomers to St Andrews

Plan to attend the Newcomer’s  Gathering on Sunday, June 2 in the Common Room after the 10:00 service.  Please RSVP to email Jonathan.Culwell@gmail.com or MorleyMaryella@gmail.com, or call 303-807-1239.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

Going some place?  Help us help others. 
Thanks for sharing a ride by helping to buy bus tickets for St. Francis Center guests

Hopefully, you have been “feeding” your “RTD bus” each time that you have used your car during the last few weeks.  The guests who visit St. Francis Center rely on public transit to get to medical appointments, job interviews, etc., which is also often out of reach for them—a one-way local RTD bus ticket fare costs $3.00.   The Mission and Outreach Ministry would like to continue to challenge each of you to “share a ride” by “feeding” your “RTD bus”, so that we can buy bus tickets for the St. Francis staff to distribute to guests as needed.

 

The buses will be collected on Sunday, May 26 (our first summer time service at 10AM).   But if you are not planning to be in church on that Sunday, you may bring your bus to church on May 19.  Please place your full bus in the basket at the back of the church (located on the table with the dip jar).  If you have forgotten to use your “bus box” or somehow missed getting a box, you may feel free to write a check to St. Andrew’s with a notation of RTD bus tickets on the memo line and place the check in the offering plate.

 

We will have a celebration during coffee hour on Sunday, June 2 and reveal how many bus tickets we purchased.  Thank you so much for “sharing a ride” to help those in need in our community.

 

Family Promise

Family Promise is an organization that helps homeless (and jobless) families find housing and employment. Their record is excellent and we at St. Andrew’s have been supporting Family Promise for over ten years. If you would like to be a part of our evening dinners for Family Promise this rotation will be Wednesday May 22 and Thursday May 23 as well as overnight on May 23.  Each meal will need an entrée, starch, vegetable, salad/bread, and dessert.  Please look at your calendar and see if you are able to help with a dish. Please email me lkval@yahoo.com or sign up on Sunday, May 12 in the undercroft.

 

Friends of Music

Mountain View Gardens House Concert:  Friday May 31, 7:30 pm

For the second Friends of Music event of 2019 all are invited to join us for an evening of music, Hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the home of Linda and Ed Mack. Jim Fittz, cellist, MB Krueger, mezzo-soprano, and Linda Mack, pianist will perform music including Bach, Brahms, Elgar, and art songs by Blythe Owen. Come early if you like to enjoy the new gardens.  Please RSVP to Jeff by emailing jeff@standrewdenver.org or calling the church office at (303) 296-1712.  $25 suggested donation.

Our Garden Habitat: More Native Plants
This spring, watch for some changes to our parish house lawn, as our gardeners incorporate more native plants into our bird, bee, and small mammal habitat. Diane Jameson, head of our garden guild, says, “One of the biggest factors affecting all pollinators, birds and wildlife is fragmentation and loss of habitat. By restoring habitat, we provide food and shelter for songbirds, bees, butterflies and other native pollinators.  The best way to restore habitat is by planting native plants which are naturally adapted to Colorado’s climates, soils and environmental conditions.  They have evolved from the region’s insects, birds and other wildlife and thus bring a host of beneficial relationships.  A pollinator friendly garden not only provides nectar and pollen for the pollinators, but also nesting sites and/or host plants on which the pollinators can lay eggs. (e.g. monarchs feed on and lay eggs on milkweed). When the eggs hatch the leaves of the host plant are instant food.” Many thanks to our gardeners for their work to provide sanctuary in the city!

 

King Soopers Community Rewards program

Card holders will need to connect your loyalty card (or get one if you need) to the King Soopers tracking system.   Go to their website:  www.kingsoopers.com/topic/king-soopers-community-rewards.  Use the drop down menu to find St. Andrew’s.  Our account number is DX913. This change has already been made by KS.  Please update your account to start sending cash to St. Andrew’s.

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

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

Sundays at 9:00am Child/Youth Faith Formation

Evensong: Thursday evenings at 5:45pm

 

This Week’s News in Brief

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

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

 

Today’s envelopes

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

 

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

 

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

 

Shrove Tuesday: Pancakes and Palms: March 5

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

 

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

 

Monthly Morning Prayer Yoga: Tomorrow

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

 

Exploring Life and Faith (ELF) 

 

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

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

 

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

 

  • A Lenten Journey through the Facets of Prayer and Contemplation

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Fraud Email Alert from the Diocese of Colorado

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

 

The Interfaith Alliance News

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

 

February 26 – Colorado Council of Churches: Homelessness

March 5 – Mile High Ministries:  Affordable Housing

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

March 19 – Colorado Catholic Conference

March 26 – The Episcopal Church in Colorado: Economic Justice

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Sunday, January 20, 2019 The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
9:00 am Holy Eucharist  11:00 am Solemn Eucharist  5:30 pm Still Point
Sundays at 9:00am Child/Youth Faith Formation
Evensong: Thursday evenings at 5:45pm

This Week’s News in Brief
For additional information, events and announcements, please check the weekly “Fruits of the Tree”
To sign up for this e-letter, contact office@standrewdenver.org or call 303-296-1712

A Meal that Heals Ministry – “Cook Day” Saturday, January 26; 9am – 12pm
If you are looking for an enjoyable and rewarding opportunity to serve your fellow parishioners, please consider joining A Meal that Heals Ministry! We prepare and freeze meals, then deliver them to parishioners in times of need (illness, surgery, birth of a baby, loss of a loved one) so they can concentrate on their healing. We will be getting together on Saturday, January 26 from 9 – Noon in the Undercroft to cook and assemble meals and write prayer notes to include in the deliveries. No culinary talents needed! And we enjoy the camaraderie of these “cook days.”

How can you participate in this ministry? Join us to assemble meals, offer recipes, donate food, write prayers, and sign-up to deliver meals when needs arise. Delivering meals is very rewarding part of this ministry. Let us know of your interest so we can include you in emails for further planning. Contact us at meals@standrewdenver.org or reach out to Barbara Day or Karen Mayes if you have questions.

Pledge Campaign 2019 Update
Many thanks to the 119 households including 20 new pledgers who have brought our 2019 pledge total to $418,345.

Annual Meeting, January 27 at 10 am (No 9 or 11 am services that day)
The Annual Meeting of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Denver will take place on Sunday, January 27 at 10 am. The meeting takes place during the Liturgy of the Word, and Holy Communion completes “the work of the people.”

The purpose of the meeting is to celebrate the life of the parish, thank our retiring senior warden and vestry members, elect new vestry members, and take thought for the financial health of the parish, including an examination of the 2019 budget. Snacks will be provided during the meeting and a potluck lunch for all takes place at the conclusion of the meeting. Children’s Formation and Nursery begin at 10 am; please see our children’s ministry announcements for details. There are no 9:00am or 11:00am services on January 27; the Still Point service is celebrated as usual at 5:30 pm.

Vestry Candidates
At the annual meeting, we’ll be electing five members to serve on the vestry. Three will serve three year terms, one a two year term, and one a one year term. We’ll also elect a new senior warden, Roger Kilgore. We’re thankful to all those who will stand for election this year. Candidates are: Toni Amicarella, Kathleen Beatty, Peggy Bryson, Edie Busam, Christen Epstein, Kathy Fleming, Kaylie Haynes, and Judie James. See today’s insert for biographies and pictures.

2019 Draft Budget and Budget Review Session: TODAY
The vestry approved a balanced budget for 2019, which will be presented to the parish. As always, in order to balance the operating budget, we had to make some hard decisions about expenses, fundraising, and our plate (non-pledge) income goal. Still, there is good news: our budgeted pledge revenue includes more than 20 new pledging units (plus an increase in the average pledge), and we were able to provide salary increases for our staff and clergy for the first time in three years. To find out more, please consider attending a budget information session on Sunday, January 20th at 12:45pm in the Parish House Common Room.

Completion of Pledge Campaign: Response to our 2019 pledge campaign has been encouraging so far, and we’re grateful for the promises of support we have received. If we haven’t heard from you, please turn in your pledge today by mailing your card, or contacting Jeff in the office: Jeff@standrewdenver.org. To prepare a 2019 budget, the vestry depends on an accurate understanding of what our pledge revenue will be, so the sooner we hear from everyone, the better we can prepare for the coming year.

Use of Endowment Funds for Parking Lot Purchase
As part of the charge of the vestry to the Building Our Vision (BOV) committee, the committee has been evaluating ways in which the parish may further its vision and mission through effective stewardship of the parking lot. For some time, the BOV committee had been discussing how our options as a parish could be enhanced if we could purchase the “end lot.” The end lot is the small parking lot between the parking lot we own and 21st Street. If we could acquire it, St. Andrew’s would own all the land from the parish house to 21st Street on our side of Glenarm Place. This added land could provide us with many more opportunities.

The parish (You) will be asked at the annual meeting on January 27th for approval to allocate $500,000 from the Endowment Fund to purchase the End Lot. (The Endowment Fund currently holds approximately $800,000.) Use of Endowment funds requires two-thirds approval of the Vestry, Endowment Committee, and the Parish. The Vestry and the Endowment Committee have already unanimously approved use of Endowment Funds for this purpose.

There is no certainty that St. Andrew’s will be able to reach a mutually agreeable sales price with the current owner. Should a deal fail to happen, the funds would remain in the Endowment fund and could not be spent for any other purpose. It is also important to know that St. Andrew’s would incur no debt if the purchase is successful.
To provide an opportunity to ask questions a meeting is planned in anticipation of the parish meeting on January 27th. It will be on January 20th between the 9am and 11am services in the Common Room. Plan to come with your questions.

As this relates to a potential real estate negotiation, please do not discuss this outside of our parish family.
Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this important decision in the life of our parish. Any questions or comments can be directed to Roger Kilgore (303-333-1408, kilgore.roger@centurylink.net), Matt Bentley (m.t.bentley@gmail.com), or Elizabeth Randall (Elizabeth@standrewdenver.org).

Directory Updates
As we head into a new calendar year, it’s a good time to do some (early) spring cleaning in our directory. If you’ve moved or have new contact information, please make sure you make those changes on the directory. If you’re a newcomer to St. Andrew’s and don’t yet have access to the directory, or haven’t yet provided your contact information, please drop a line to jeff@standrewdenver.org.

Monthly Morning Prayer Yoga
Kick off the new year and join us for our practice on Monday, January 28th at 9:30 am. We will combine meditation, movement, breath, and our words in the deep stillness of winter. Connect with the divine in your whole body, heart, and mind with yoga teacher Ruth Carver and Rev’d Melissa Adzima in this unique way of praying. Stay for snacks and conversation with new friends. Please bring your own mat and any other props you like, and some warm layers, and join us in the beauty of the sanctuary. We will have a few extra mats available. Contact Ruth Carver Bondurant for more information.

Exploring Life and Faith (ELF)
January 24 and 31
“Falling Upward” – a Book discussion with Rev. Debra Engquist
Many of us may think our later years are reduced to growing old, spending more hours at the doctor’s office, and finally giving up the ghost. Others may valiantly try to ‘age gracefully.’ In his book, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, Richard Rohr embraces a different, more life-giving direction. Without minimizing the challenges of aging, Rohr shares his experience of aging and offers a framework that helps us understand the ways our failures and heartbreaks can awaken in us a deeper, wiser appreciation for life – an appreciation we could not experience earlier in our spiritual journey.

Explore Falling Upward with retired (and aging!) pastor, Debra Engquist. Pastor Engquist served Lutheran congregations in the Denver area for 23 years. She has practiced Centering Prayer for many years, and recently completed a two year ‘Living School’ experience with Richard Rohr through the Center for Action and Contemplation, founded by Rohr. Participants are encouraged to read Falling Upward by Richard Rohr prior to the first session. Please don’t hesitate to come if you haven’t read the book. A few copies are available at the church office for $14.

Interfaith Alliance News
Did you know that St Andrew’s is a supporting congregation of The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado? The Alliance “gives a voice to Coloradans who want to put their faith into action as a force for good in public life.”
Betsy Hoover and Sue Torfin are St. Andrew’s representatives to the Progressive Congregations Network of the Interfaith Alliance. We want to share with you how The Interfaith Alliance can be an avenue for individuals and the congregation to make a difference in the societal structures that influence economic and social justice in our society. We will be keeping you informed on issues that The Interfaith Alliance is working on in order to influence as the state legislative process.

One opportunity to learn more about the legislative process of our state government is to participate in the Interfaith Day at the Legislature. The Interfaith Alliance sponsors a day on February 4th, when experts in their fields explain how a bill becomes law, how legislative committee hearings determine the fate of a bill, and how you can get through the noise to make a difference. Tickets are $30 per person. Please let us know if you’ve registered and we’ll coordinate with you on the logistics of the day. If you would like to join Betsy and Sue on this day, you can register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interfaith-day-at-the-legislature-tickets-53022691297

Don Quixote
Denver Art Song Project, Denver Early Music Consort, and baritone Robert Osborne bring to St. Andrew’s a night of excitement, humor and fun with one of the world’s most beloved stories of Don Quixote, told through a pastiche of art song, Baroque cantata, and French grand opera. Mezzo-soprano Kathleen Schmidt and baritone Bradley Thompson join the cast of quixotic dreams. 7pm Saturday, January 19, tickets are $10, reception to follow.

Friends of Music Concert January 26: James Hall, flute
Duo 1610, made up of renowned flautist James Hall (flute instructor at UNC–Greeley) and acclaimed pianist Willem Van Schalkwyk (heard recently at St. Andrew’s accompanying tenor Joseph Gaines), present a preview of their 2019 touring concert at St. Andrew’s to kick off the 2019 Friends of Music series on Saturday, January 26, 7:30pm. Hall and Van Schalkwyk will exhibit the musical pyrotechnics they are known for on works by Francis Poulenc, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, and others. Suggested donation $25 to benefit the Friends of Music.

Sunday, December 23, 2018   The Fourth Sunday of Advent

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

 This Week’s News in Brief

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

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

 Today’s envelopes

Today’s plate (unpledged) offering supports Maintaining our Buildings and Grounds. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. 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.

Pledge Campaign 2019 Update 
Many thanks to the 78 households including 11 new pledgers who have brought our 2019 pledge total to $285,997.  We are a little over halfway there!
Coming in the New Year: Church Business

During the twelve days of Christmas, we’ll be gathering to worship and celebrate the joy of the season. Early in the new year, there will be several pieces of business to which we’ll attend as a body, all of them connected in some way to our Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 27, at a 10 am service.

Announcement of Vestry Slate: this year we’ll be electing five members to serve on the vestry. Three will serve three year terms, one a two year term, and one a one year term. The slate of nominees will be published the first week of January.

2019 Draft Budget and Budget Review Sessions: the vestry will be presenting a budget to the parish at the annual meeting. On the Sundays prior, there will be an opportunity to review the budget and ask questions.

Materials to Review for Annual Meeting: we will spend some time at the annual meeting considering how we may be called to move forward as a parish, continuing to examine how we live into our vision and mission. We’ll be sending out some materials for you to consider ahead of time, again, with a chance for conversation and questions.

Completion of Pledge Campaign: response to our 2019 pledge campaign has been encouraging so far, and we’re grateful for the promises of support we have received. If we haven’t heard from you, please turn in your pledge today by mailing your card, or contacting Jeff in the office:  Jeff@standrewdenver.org. To prepare a 2019 budget, the vestry depends on an accurate understanding of what our pledge revenue will be, so the sooner we hear from everyone, the better we can prepare for the coming year.

We look forward to celebrating the season of Christmas with you, and to attending to the business of the church in the new year.

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.

Vestry Nominations
At our annual meeting, Sunday, January 27, we will elect five 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.

Family Promise Thank You!

Thanks to all who provided hospitality this week to all those involved in Family Promise.

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.

From the Stewardship Ministry: Thanks, and Update

Thank you to those of you who have returned your pledge cards! As of mid-week, 58 households have renewed their pledges, and we have 8 new pledgers!  These 66 pledges add up to $234,000, so we are approaching the halfway mark. We are grateful for every pledge, and appreciate that many households have been able to respond to our need for additional giving by increasing their pledges.

 

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.

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!

 

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Advent and Christmas at St. Andrew’s

Sunday, December 23 – Advent 4
Holy Eucharist at 9 and 11 am
Children and Youth programming at 9 am
Nursery care available
Still Point service at 5:30 pm

Monday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
Eucharist with Pageant at 4 pm
No nursery
3:40 pm Carols

Monday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
Festival Eucharist at 10:30 pm
No nursery
10:00 pm Carols
Reception immediately following in the undercroft
Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day
One morning service at 10 am
No nursery

Sunday, December 30 – Christmas 1
One morning service at 10 am
No nursery; no children’s program
No Still Point

Thursday, January 3
Evensong service at 5:45pm

Sunday, January 6 – The Epiphany
Holy Eucharist at 9 and 11 am
Children and Youth programming at 9 am
Nursery care available
Lessons and Carols with Epiphany Procession
at 5:30 pm

 

 

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, 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, 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.