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”
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.