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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 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.

Parish Meeting, Sunday, April 15, 12:45 pm

The Rector and Senior Warden have called an all-parish meeting for Sunday, April 15, at 12:45 pm, in the church. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss our proposed permanent supportive housing project and options for automobile parking and discern a way forward.  Nursery care will be available (ages 0-3 years) until the end of the meeting.

Tiny House Village Milestones

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 arrived at a milestone; last week, we submitted our application and designs for our Tiny House Village to the Landmark Commission. You can find updated information and designs on our webpage, www.standrewdenver.org/tinyhouses

Also, check out two recent news stories at the websites for 9 News, “Plans to Bring More Tiny Homes to Denver” and Denverite, “Tiny Home Organizers Moving Second Village.” See as well as

the video connected to our crowd-sourced funding campaign, at www.coloradovillagecollaborative.org/womensvillage    If you have any questions, please contact Mike Ogborn by email or call him at (303) 618-0000.

 Boundless: A Celtic Vision of the Sacred in All ThingsJohn Philip Newell visits St. Andrew’s 

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 am – 2 pm, with a light lunch. A free will offering will be taken. For more information about this event and other opportunities during John Philip’s time in Colorado, email celtic@standrewdenver.org 

 Save the date:  Sunday, June 10, 2018
St Andrew’s biggest fundraising event for the year: the Spring Silent Auction!

Its time to consider what you can offer as part of the 2018 Silent Auction.   Past popular items have included murder mystery nights, sporting events, vacation homes, dinner parties, movie nights, artwork, household items, homemade treats, gift baskets, gift cards, dancing with Wonderbound, camping trips, cocktail parties, music concerts, classes, knitting and pesto.

To donate, please email a brief description of your donation – including name of the event/service/object etc, date if it’s an event, minimum bid, maximum number of winners,  – to Kylie Schwartz at kylschwartz@gmail.com.  Or, complete the Auction 2018 donation form available in the Undercroft and Church Office.  Deadline for donations is May 27, 2018.  Email Kylie for more information.

Coffee Hour News

Coffee makers are needed for April 15 and April 29 after the 9am liturgy and April 22, April 29 and May 13 (Mother’s Day) after the 11 am liturgy   Coffee Hour is a community service by members of St Andrews. It does not happen without you. If you enjoy coffee hour, perhaps it’s your turn. To volunteer, call or text Cecilia Masson at 510-387-7071 or email her at camasson5256@gmail.com

 Amazon Smile for St. Andrew’s

We are now signed up for Amazon Smile! When you make a purchase through Amazon Smile, we receive .5% of the purchase.  Go to smile.amazon.com and select St. Andrew’s Denver CO as your charity. Be sure that each time you shop at Amazon you go to smile.amazon.com to make sure St. Andrew’s receives the percentage of your purchase. Here is our unique charity link if you’d like to find St. Andrew’s in another way: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-1370535

ELF:  Exploring Life and Faith:  The Episcopal Church “Beyond the Parish”

On Thursday evenings this spring, members of St. Andrew’s various ministries will explore ways that we engage in our Episcopal life outside of our Sunday worship. These leaders will help us deepen our understanding of the way our church operates on the local and national level. Here are the details for the first session:

April 12  Radical Welcoming – For and by all

Join Sarah Bania-Dobyns for an interactive discussion about how all of us at St. Andrew’s are       involved in the ministry of welcoming in our community–not just the Welcome Ministry. The session will balance time for spiritual reflection on welcome with practical tools for           deepening our engagement with welcoming others in the everyday life of the parish.

Social Justice Fridays 

The social justice and racial reconciliation taskforce invites you to a series of films on race in America on four Friday evenings during the course of the summer.  We will provide popcorn, wine, and other beverages.  You’re welcome to bring your own meal or a snack to share.  Discussion will follow the movies.  Our first film, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, will be shown on Friday, May 4.  This 1967 Academy Award winning film, starring Sidney Poitier, Katharine Houghton, Katherine Hepburn, and Spencer Tracy, shows how a couple’s liberal attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé.  We will be viewing I Am Not Your Negro on June 8, and on July 13; and Do the Right Thing on August 10.

Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra

Join us for “The Heart of Hungary” with violinist Edward Dusinberre – an inspiring story of love and sacrifice told through the power of music.  World Premiere: Jeffrey Nytch, Violin Concerto: Costa Concordia.  Bela Bartok, Diviertimento for String Orchestra. Cynthia Katsarelis, Music Director and Conductor.  Friday, April 13 at 7:30 pm, Bethany Lutheran Church; Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 pm, Mountain View United Methodist Church, Boulder.   Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=79894

Benefit Tea for Project Education South Sudan, a Jubilee Ministry of the Diocese of Colorado 

PESS currently provides tuition and support for 72 girls to attend school in South Sudan. You are invited to tea on Sunday, 22 April from 2:00-4:00pm at the Lumber Baron Inn, 2555 W. 37th Avenue in Denver. There will be refreshments and a speaker on the situation in South Sudan. Go to https://tinyurl.com/SSTea to make a reservation (tickets are $35)

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Please email it to jeff@standrewdenver.org by 5pm on Tuesday for inclusion in the following Sunday’s announcements.  Expanded news appears each week in St. Andrew’s weekly eMinistry (also a Tuesday/5pm deadline) – accessible via the homepage of our website: www.standrewdenver.org