News & announcements
Sunday, June 25
The Third Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 am Holy Eucharist | Church
10:00 am Solemn Eucharist | Church
5:30 pm Still Point | Church
This Week’s News in Brief
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Sunday morning services change to 8 am start tim
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.
Bike to Church Day: Today
What’s faster than walking, and cheaper than driving….? Biking! Come share in St. Andrew’s Blessing of the Bikes. Following the service we will proceed outside for the Blessing of the Bikes! Afterward, join us for special treats, bike decorating, and a very short bike parade to the Benedict Fountain Park. All are welcome – even those without bikes!
Still Point Reception: Today
If you frequently or occasionally attend our 5:30 Still Point service (or if you’re simply curious about it!), please join us at a wine and cheese reception immediately following the service this evening. We’ll raise a glass to thank those who have made this lovely service happen over the past year. We’re also looking for additional Still Point set-up teams, and this event will be an opportunity to learn more. Questions? Contact our Still Point Coordinator, Cindy Henning (email@example.com).
All-Parish Fall Retreat – Take the Survey Today!
Retreat highlights: at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA near Granby, from Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24. Price: as low as $81/adult, $22/child (6-12) per night, includes lodging, six meals, and a ton of fun and fellowship! Look for the Registration link this week in your e-mailbox! We need your decision and your deposit by July 22.
If you have questions, join members of the planning team for an information session after the 10am service today or contact Children’s Minister, Zoe Cole or other members of the planning team: Heather Culwell, Ally Dodge, and Victoria Parker. Want to attend but need a little assistance? Contact Zoe or Mother Elizabeth.
We will be gathering Thursdays in July to study the book of Ruth. Bring a brown bag lunch and meet in the undercroft from 12noon to 1:30pm. Contact Mother Melissa for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Loaves and Fishes: July 30
When Jesus fed the five thousand, he did the improbable with the scarce resources at hand. Many thousands of Coloradans face food insecurity. Metro Caring, Denver’s leading frontline hunger-prevention organization, works to fight hunger and promote sustainability. Over 2.3 million pounds of nutritious food are received and redistributed annually to individual and families in the metro area. As with Jesus’ miracle with the loaves and fish, we can work together with Metro Caring to feed Colorado’s hungry with our own figurative loaves and fishes.
This year, St. Andrew’s and other parishes in our diocese will celebrate Loaves & Fishes Sunday on July 30. To ensure that Metro Caring’s market remains stocked with nutritious and delicious food, please bring your food donations to church on that Sunday—recommended food items include: beans—canned or dry, brown or white rice, quinoa, peanut butter, unsweetened rolled oats, canned vegetables, canned soups, canned tuna or chicken (in water), whole grain pasta and pasta sauces, whole grain cereals, shelf-stable milk or milk substitutes, unsalted nuts and seeds, unsweetened dried fruits, and unsweetened applesauce. Financial donations are also welcome—a $50 donation can provide 2 Metro Caring shoppers a week’s worth of groceries—and checks can be made out to St. Andrew’s with a notation of Metro Caring in the notes line.
We will welcome Ryan Galanaugh from Metro Caring on Sunday, July 2. He will briefly share the mission and success of Metro Caring during the service and will be available for questions afterwards during coffee hour.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Janice Woodward (Janice.L.Woodward@gmail.com).
“Baroque-ing In” a New Harpsichord
Late in 2016, a harpsichord was donated to St. Andrew’s. Our “in house” instrumental experts Ralph Valentine and choir member/organist Linda Mack and her husband have donated their time to replace some missing strings, repair and tune it, and it is now ready to be publically inaugurated!
So as the first of our 2017 St. Andrew’s Friends of Music events, “Baroque-ing in” the new harpsichord will be the focus of a recital in the church on Friday evening, July 7, 7:30pm, with guest artists Frank Nowell, Jim Fittz (cello), Linda Mack, Ralph Valentine, Tim and MB Krueger, Matt Bentley, and Ashley Hoffman. Works by Purcell, Couperin, Boyce, Vivaldi, and others will put the instrument through its paces.
Plan to come hear this new instrument in recital, and support the Friends of Music in its effort to fulfill its $20,000 commitment to the budget. Suggested donation of $20 per person; but donations of any size (+ or -) will be accepted. Recital followed by a wine and cheese reception in the undercroft.
Through August, the choir is open to all comers. The only requirement to sing the Sunday 10:00am service is to show up at 9:00am for rehearsal. There is no vesting; familiar or easy anthems are the norm; and a quartet of staff singers insures coverage on every part, so there is no risk! For those who cannot commit to the rigors of the full choir schedule, this is a chance to participate in our fine music program. Any and all are welcome!
St. Andrew’s Sustainability Task Force
The Task Force will be meeting following the 10am service on July 2 in the Parish House Common Room. We hold up our stewardship of all creation in prayer, and will be considering further steps within this parish. All who are interested in joining or to get more information are welcome! Please contact Ruth Carver Bondurant for further details email@example.com.
Interested in EfM?
Are you:…Interested in deepening your faith and your understanding of our Christian heritage, learning how to think theologically, and becoming more confident to be Christ’s minister in the world?
…Wondering what the Scriptures really say, or how to discern God’s call in your life, or “what’s next” after finishing Catechumenate?
…Or for you past EfM participants—are you missing the small group intimacy and learning environment? Thinking you didn’t “absorb” enough the first time around?
If so, please consider joining our group. The Joint St. Andrew’s/Holy Redeemer EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY (EfM) Program is recruiting for September, 2017
INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS will be held:
July 9, 11:15 am, Community Room, Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2552 Williams
If you are at all curious about EfM, please contact Selena Billington (303-494-8624; firstname.lastname@example.org), Pennie Goodman, (303-913-2208; email@example.com) or Jennifer Macy (303-320-1276; firstname.lastname@example.org) Deadline: Required paperwork and payment (or arrangements) must be submitted to Selena by Friday, July 28. Scholarships and/or financial assistance may be available.
The auction has raised about $12,000 for St. Andrew’s, based upon tabulation of the winning bids and subtraction of approximate expenses.
You may make your payment by writing a check to St. Andrew’s, with the word “auction” (and your bid number, if you still have it, in the memo line), and placing it into the offering plate. You may also pay by putting cash in an envelope marked “auction” into the plate. If you pay by cash, please be sure to include your name, so we know who is making the payment; and if you still have your bid number, that would be helpful. If you have questions about your winnings or making payments, contact Shelley Brown at email@example.com . Please include the word “auction” in the subject line of your email. Thank you for your participation!
Episcopal Public Policy Network
The national church and the Episcopal Public Policy Network invite people to work to preserve and advance environmental integrity and justice. Please consider participating in this call for action. “Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has released this statement regarding President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. Though the withdrawal from this agreement is a setback, advocacy on environmental issues can still have a big impact.Continue to make your voice heard on climate issues, and learn about the impact the appropriations process can have on our environment, economy, and health. Heeding our Episcopal call to promote environmental stewardship, will you join us in this important advocacy effort?” Contact your members today and ask them to protect critical environmental programs!
Traffic Pattern Changes Coming In an effort to enhance our neighborhood and improve safety, Denver will be converting 19th and 20th Avenues, and Grant and Logan Streets to two-way traffic in our immediate area. We’ll give you more information as we receive updates, or you can sign up at www.denvergov.org/19thand20th