Parish Leadership: 2019 Vestry Candidates

The Vestry, together with the Rector, exercises spiritual leadership of the parish, keeping the vision, describing the mission, and inviting the congregation into ministry. The work of the vestry is grounded in prayer and worship, scripture, and a commitment to Christian service. The vestry is responsible for the legal and financial health of the parish; they act as stewards of the church finances and property, approve the budget, provide for maintenance of the buildings, and assure that the operations of the parish conform to legal requirements and best practices.

Formally, vestry members are required to be adults confirmed in the Episcopal Church and communicants in good standing of the parish. What we look for at St. Andrew’s is an individual with a desire to serve, a willingness to listen and to grow in faith, and a lively understanding of how God is calling this particular church.

This year, at our annual meeting on January 27, we will elect five new members of the Vestry from a slate of eight candidates. Our slate includes: Toni Amicarella, Kathleen Beatty, Peggy Bryson, Edie Busam, Christen Epstein, Kathy Fleming, Kaylie Haynes, and Judie James. Three will serve three year terms, one a two year term, and one a one year term. Please see their biographies below. Many thanks to these five faithful parishioners for their willingness to serve in this capacity.


St. Andrew’s Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 27 at 10:00 am


Toni Amicarella

Thanks for this opportunity to be considered by you as a vestry member. St. Andrew’s is a place that provides me with support and strength and hope and solace. So, I’m happy to be of service to this community in whatever way I’m called. To that end, I’ve served as an acolyte for some time now (I’ve graduated to second torch and the bell!), and I truly enjoy it.

A little about me: I grew up in Colorado for the most part and got to live in some beautiful places like Steamboat and Estes Park. I went to university and law school on the East Coast after which I found my way to private practice in California. I also spent more than a decade working as a literary director for professional theaters in New York. After all of that rambling around, I returned to Colorado and have spent the last 10 years as a public defender. I’m a full-time “mom” to a silly dog with a permanent hitch in his gait named Petey and part-time mom to another pup named Hugo (AKA Mr. Sensitive). I like the outdoors, and I spend a lot of time working in my Denver yard to what seems like no avail.

But I suppose what really you need to know about me is this: I think St. Andrew’s is a special place.

Kathleen Beatty

Like so many in the St. Andrews flock, Mike and I came to St. Andrews after a very traumatic year waiting for our daughter Piper to receive a double lung transplant. Her original lungs had been savaged by Cystic Fibrosis. During that year, we learned that fewer than 25% of those awaiting lung transplant receive new lungs and that those who do often teeter on the edge of death for months before transplantation. Piper did both, and I returned to Denver very grateful for her new lungs, but feeling shocked and damaged by the experience.

Shortly before I returned, Mike, through our great friends Ellen Anderman and Jim Donaldson, discovered St. Andrews. Although we had lived in Denver since 1996, Mike starting a law firm here and me serving as the dean of the School of Public Affairs at CU Denver, we had not found a church home. Mike visited St. Andrews and, on my first Sunday back in Denver, we attended the church together. I knew immediately that this was where we needed to be. The breathtaking music, Elizabeth’s leadership, and George’s lovely translation of the teachings of the Episcopal Church (in Catechumenate classes), along with the strong feelings of community sealed the deal for both of us, and we are very happy here.

While at St. Andrews, I have had opportunities to give back. Mike and I started by hosting after-church coffee hours, serving as readers and greeters at the church. I also served on two ad hoc committees. In recent years, I took on a much more demanding role as a member of the “parking lot” committee (later called the Caledonian Committee and more recently the “Building our Vision” committee). This work provided the opportunity to work with incredibly dedicated Mental Health Center of Denver professionals, architects, city and state personnel who provide for Denver’s homeless, and other homeless advocates from the area, as well as an incredibly dedicated committee from our congregation. Although the project was disapproved in the fall, I think all of us who worked on this believe there will be another opportunity to live into our vision and to improve the lives of Denver’s most needy.

I have been nominated to serve on the Vestry, and I would be honored to serve. This community means a great deal to our family. We are at peace here. The worship experience has changed my life. It made the excruciating wait for a second lung transplant for Piper, this time in Durham, North Carolina, much more tolerable. The rich friendships, the community, and the service dedication of the congregation are very important to me. In return, I hope, if elected, to the Vestry, I can contribute to wise decision-making that guides the future of our church.

Peggy Bryson

I came to St. Andrew’s late in 2008, during our time at Holy Redeemer, after I made the tough decision to leave the Mormon church, where I was raised. This was a decision that was a culmination of years of doubt, discomfort, and a feeling that I never quite “fit.” Despite these challenges to my faith, there were things I knew I still believed: I would need to find a place where I could connect not only to God but to a community in faith who could provide support for me and my children. I embarked in “church shopping,” expecting the process to take some time. I was looking for a church that was inclusive, that would challenge me and make me think, and with good music, of course. Most importantly, as a single parent I was searching for what felt just right as the place where my children would grow in faith.

I was in the middle of my undergraduate studies in Music Education at MSU Denver, and I heard about St. Andrew’s from my mentors, Mike Kornelsen and MB Krueger, as well as a classmate, Jennifer Grotpeter, who eagerly shared her endorsement when I asked. I came the following Sunday, and immediately knew that this was where I “fit.” As soon I could, I started the catechumenate process. This process and group of people helped me through a tumultuous time in my personal and professional life. The night of the Easter Vigil in 2010, Meg, Carl, and I were baptized, and I was confirmed about a month later. St. Andrew’s has become an integral and vital part of who I am, bringing sanctuary to me and my little family; it is a place where we can connect to God and each other. My husband, Jeff, and I were married here in February of 2013, and my children have grown up here, participating in Godly Play and TSE when they were younger, and finding early calls to ministry as acolytes and readers. My husband and I have enjoyed participating in Moveable Feast for several years, and I have been singing in the choir for nearly eight years.

Both of my parents were musicians and passionate about music in worship, but often fought a losing battle in a lay ministry where music was typically low on the list of priorities with the leadership. I witnessed their tireless efforts to do their part in enhancing the spirit felt in worship in their congregation. One of the many things I found at St. Andrew’s that I didn’t even know I was missing in my previous church life is the fruits of the service of all those who take a part in creating a beautiful, spiritual, thoughtful, and welcoming worship experience. From our clergy to our acolytes, altar guild, flower guild, greeters, readers, choir, organist, and choirmaster, all work tirelessly to create an atmosphere that allows parishioners to connect to God, their faith, and each other with meaningful worship experiences.

I am currently a choir and drama teacher at Deer Creek Middle School in Jefferson County Public Schools in my ninth year of teaching. In addition, I serve in leadership positions within my school district, and as co-chair elect and district governor on the Colorado Middle All-State Choir governing board. I will be graduating with a Master in Music from the University of Northern Colorado in May, a week before Meg graduates from Lakewood High School. My background and work in the arts and teaching middle and high school students has made me particularly dedicated to helping young people discover, accept, and feel good about who they are, no matter their gender, sexuality, race, religion, etc. Our mission to provide sanctuary in the city has always spoken very personally to me.

I was born on Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and spent my childhood as an Air Force Brat and a member of the Mormon church.

I am honored and humbled at the invitation to be a candidate for the vestry. Should I be selected to serve, I would do my best to contribute my time and efforts toward the mission of providing sanctuary for our members, neighbors, and anyone led to our doors.

Edie Busam

As a dedicated member of St. Andrews for 7 years, I am delighted to have been asked to run for the vestry position at St. Andrews.

Over the last few years, my husband’s terminal illness limited the amount of time I was able to spend participating in activities at St. Andrews. I lost Michael in June and while I am healing, I look forward to spending more time in a place that gave us great joy.

Michael and I moved across the street in 2013 from Park Hill to One Lincoln Park when he could no longer drive to work. It was hard to leave our former Church (St. Thomas) but the location of St. Andrews became a blessing as Michael’s health began to decline.

A cradle Anglican from Cincinnati, I moved here 24 years ago to run the clinical services for The Denver Hospice. Educated in nursing and political science, I now work in policy and legislative lobbying at Aponte and Busam Public Affairs. I was hired by my business colleague and helped to grow this lobby firm in Colorado representing many nonprofit entities, businesses and healthcare organizations. This year marks my 18th year assisting with policy development improving the lives of people in our community who need us the most.

In my previous church life, I worked in my small town to establish a mission church. St. Anne’s is now a large thriving parish in southwest Ohio. During the early years we met in a school where all our prayer books were stored in a portable alter. Most people walk thru the doors to worship without knowing what it takes to manage church operations. This was a life enriching experience to learn and work with the Diocese and participate in the growth of a congregation.

My initial attraction to St. Andrews was the commitment of this small urban church to continue to be rooted in community and the renewal of faith. I have deep respect for the music program and an appreciation for worship services that create many opportunities for us to be close to God. That attraction grew exponentially when learning of this parish’s commitment to not only members but our surrounding humanity.

I am blessed with three grown children and 7 grandchildren.

I am ready to serve if so elected. Thank you for your consideration and trust.

Christen Epstein

My husband David and I joined Saint Andrew’s in 2011, shortly following a move from Atlanta and the birth of our daughter, Ayala. We were immediately drawn in by the liturgy, thoughtful sermons, inclusiveness, and warmth of the parishioners and ministers. Our son Luca was born in 2014 and now both of our children have the benefit of attending children’s ministries. This element of our spiritual life has been a growing blessing and I’m very excited about the evolution and continuation of these programs. As an interfaith family it was essential for us to find a Christian home that enabled us to continue our Jewish journey as well. The love, joy, and openness we have found at Saint Andrew’s has been a unique and special gift for all four of us. As a family we particularly enjoy participating in the Metro Caring and coffee hour ministries. I’m humbled by this invitation to serve Saint Andrew’s. I’m so grateful for the love and peace our family has received in knowing this community and I would be honored to try to give back as a member of the vestry.

Kathy Fleming

It was during Lent in 1995 when I first wandered into St Andrew’s. I was attending St Johns Cathedral at the time and heard that our mission church, St Andrew’s, would hold midweek services during Lent. Since I worked just a few blocks away, I dropped in. This small, warm and loving church drew me in, and it wasn’t long before I moved my membership to St Andrew’s. Through the many years since then I’ve been amazed to witness the growth and change in what had been a little congregation, and have served on several committees and vestries in several capacities.

My husband, Gary, and I retired from the telecommunications industry in 2004, and embarked on several adventures. Our last major commitment was service in the Peace Corps in Morocco from 2011 to 2013. When we returned in 2013, I was so glad to see all that our congregation had done while we were gone. There were so many new faces – I no longer knew everyone!

Today I am a Godly Play teacher, a member of the St Benedict’s Guild, usher, and am a member of the ELF planning committee.

( I am a “cradle” Episcopalian, born and raised in the church, but did wander a bit in my young adult life.)

Kaylie Haynes

Like many others, I was drawn to Saint Andrew’s because of the sacred richness of her liturgy and the openness of her community. At a time in my life when I was questioning my Catholic upbringing, and the core of what I thought to be true seemed to be shattered, St. Andrew’s provided a place for me to question in community and hope. At times when I have felt my life lulled into complacency, she has challenged me to grow in ways I never would have expected. During my time here, I’ve been active as an acolyte and a member of the sustainability team.I have found in St. Andrew’s a place to search, to rest, to connect, to reach beyond our walls in love to provide a place of refuge for those who feel trapped within the chaos of life. She has walked beside me in tumult, in joy, in faith, in doubt, in hope, in fear, in love, in loss, and I hope to be a part of helping create a community in which others can experience the priceless gift that I have found here.

Judie James

I bring a unique perspective by having participated in St. Andrew’s many transitions, challenges, projects, and opportunities since January 1980. I first served on the vestry in the early 1980s, when our rector was the abbot of an Episcopal monastic order. I was senior warden when the monks departed and a few years later, when we became a mission of St. John’s Cathedral. I participated in the committee to restore the church following the 1999 fire. During Mother Connie Delzell’s tenure, I served as vestry clerk for two years. I was a tutor for neighborhood children in our after-school program and a member of the board of Bethany House, providing housing for people living with HIV. I was junior warden and a member of the building committee when we built the 2008 extension to the church and participated in the rehabilitation of the parish house, when multiple frozen radiators caused a flood and the need for asbestos abatement and a new furnace. Most recently, I’ve chaired the Flower Guild and have served as a doorperson for Godly Play.

Professionally, I worked as an attorney, practicing in the area of Social Security Law for about 20 years. I’m now retired and work part-time at Bed, Bath & Beyond and enjoy dancing and pickleball at various Denver recreation centers. My Capitol Hill Victorian house is shared with my husband, Richard DeTar, and two delightful cats.

I’m eager to be involved in working through the current challenges facing our parish. We have excellent staff and a wonderful music program, yet we remain financially precarious and struggle with physical space limitations, communication gaps, new member incorporation, and our aspirations for meaningful and effective social justice involvement. In my experience, St. Andrew’s has always drawn interesting and highly gifted people into leadership and ministry roles. If I am elected to serve on the vestry, I look forward to working the clergy, staff, wardens, and fellow vestry members, as we discern how we are to be the Body of Christ in this time and place.

Roger Kilgore – Senior Warden

Roger and his wife Sue have been members of St. Andrew’s since 2001, though Roger is not quite sure of the date. After moving from Washington DC the fit at St. Andrew’s quickly seemed right with the emphasis on liturgy, excellent music, progressive theology, and a wonderful community. Roger has served on numerous committees including Outreach, the committee that planned and implemented the church expansion, the Sacred Vision Sacred Space capital campaign, and the Building our Vision committee. He has also served as a greeter and reader, but never an acolyte and never in choir. Even though MB says everyone can sing, Roger is not so sure. Roger is currently serving as a vestry member.

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” 

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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:


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  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 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 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  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


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. – 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 If you need communion while in the hospital or home bound, contact Or need a meal or two after a momentous life event, contact  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, 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 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 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  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.


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: 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: 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: Colorado Deputies will also be communicating with the diocese during convention, visit the diocesan web-site to find updates there:


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

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 (


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

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 and select St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church as your charity.

Tiny House Village Milestone

We have submitted our designs to the Landmark Commission


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

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


Boundless: A Celtic Vision of the Sacred in All Things


A Celtic Vision of the Sacred in All Things

April 20 and 21



John Philip Newell visits St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church


World-renowned Celtic theologian and teacher John Philip Newell will be speaking at St. Andrew’s on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. Friday events begin with an optional reception at 6 pm, followed by a lecture at 6:30 pm, with book signing and reception to follow. Saturday features a workshop from 9:30 am – noon, with a light lunch to follow.


These are free events, thanks to a generous donation. A free will offering will be taken to support the work of the Colorado School of Celtic Consciousness.


Though this is a free event, we would like to know that you are coming. Please register for Friday and/or Saturday by emailing


St. Andrew’s is located at 2015 Glenarm Place in downtown Denver. The 20th and Welton stop on the L line is a half block away. Parking is available north of the church.

Boundless: A Celtic Vision of the Sacred in All Things


A Celtic Vision of the Sacred in All Things

April 20 and 21



John Philip Newell visits St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church


World-renowned Celtic theologian and teacher John Philip Newell will be speaking at St. Andrew’s on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. Friday events begin with an optional reception at 6 pm, followed by a lecture at 6:30 pm, with book signing and reception to follow. Saturday features a workshop from 9:30 am – noon, with a light lunch to follow.


These are free events, thanks to a generous donation. A free will offering will be taken to support the work of the Colorado School of Celtic Consciousness.


Though this is a free event, we would like to know that you are coming. Please register for Friday and/or Saturday by emailing 


St. Andrew’s is located at 2015 Glenarm Place in downtown Denver. The 20th and Welton stop on the L line is a half block away. Parking is available north of the church.