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Sunday, July 30

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am      Holy Eucharist | Church

9:55 am      Sunday School |  Undercroft

10:00 am    Solemn Eucharist | Church

5:30 pm      Still Point | Church

 

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

Sunday morning services change to 8 am start tim


Today’s envelopes

Today’s plate (unpledged) offering supports the Rector’s Discretionary Fund, used to assist those in need. 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:  Today

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.

 

St. Andrew’s and other parishes in our diocese are celebrating Loaves & Fishes Sunday today.  To ensure that Metro Caring’s market remains stocked with nutritious and delicious food, food donations are being collected.  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.

 

Welcome Ministry: Today
We will meet Today following the 10am service in the Delzell room. Please join us to provide feedback, input and ideas you have in working as a Greeter and Usher.

 

This brief meeting will be followed by a focused meeting on Saturday August 19, from 9am-noon in the Undercroft. The agenda for that meeting will be to reflect on your feedback and ideas,  to “Create a Culture of Welcome,” provide instruction for a consistent way of Greeting/Ushering, Welcoming and inviting others to be involved. Please contact Katherine Flahive at katherine.flahive@gmail or Maryella Morley moreleymaryella@gmail for more information.

 

School Supplies and Backpack Drive

Please continue to bring in new common school supplies (lists available) as well as gently used backpacks and place them in the donation box in the undercroft. All donations will benefit needy students in Denver Public Schools. For questions, contact Jason Parker at theauthor01@gmail.com or Children’s Minister, L. Zoe Cole at zoe@standrewdenver.org

 

The Book of Ruth

From famine to abundance. From hopelessness and despair to redemption and restoration. On Thursday, we finished our four week Bible Study on the book of Ruth. We had a wonderful time discovering and exploring Ruth’s story.  If you didn’t get the chance to participate in our Bible Study this month, and would like to study another book of the Bible with us at a later date, email Mother Melissa to let her know your interest at melissa@standrewdenver.org

 

Travels & Tea with Tim & MB

On Saturday, Aug. 5, at tea time (that’s 3:00pm), Tim and MB Krueger will be serving a classic English “cream tea” (homemade scones, clotted cream, jam, and cucumber sandwiches) in the undercroft, accompanied by a narrated picture presentation of their recent travels in England (a. k. a. “the Holy Land”) and Germany, to benefit the Music Program of St. Andrew’s.  Tickets to this mirthful (you know MB’s penchant for wit), delicious, and educational event are $25 per person.

 

Come and find out whether you prefer Devon style (cream on the scone first, then jam on top) or Cornwall style (jam first).  You’ll probably want to try both, unless you already know which team you bat for (that’s as in cricket, not baseball).

 

Some of you bid on this event at the Auction in June, and places are already reserved for you.  This announcement is to fill the extra spots for a capacity crowd!  Ideal opportunity to invite non-parishioner friends to witness the joviality of our community.  To reserve your space contact Jeff in the Parish Office at jeff@standrewdenver.org or 303-296-1712.

 

All-Parish Fall Retreat  
The registration priority deadline was July 26.  But don’t despair!  You can still join us September 22-24 at beautiful Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA. Please visit the parish web-site, www.standrewdenver.org & click on the drop-down menu for “Parish Life” or contact Zoe Cole, Minister to Children and Youth at zoe@standrewdenver.org.

 

Summer Sunday School

Today and continuing each Sunday through August 13.

 

Sustainability at St. Andrew’s

Any and all interested in joining the conversation about Sustainability at St. Andrew’s are welcome to join us in the Delzell Room at 11:30 am on August 13. We will continue to plan for future events/projects and consider how care of creation fits in with the mission of the church. Contact Ruth Carver Bondurant for further info.

 

Summer Choir

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. Francis Center

The St. Francis Center is in desperate need of men’s underwear, sizes 32-36, and towels.

 

The Episcopal Public Policy Network

The Episcopal Public Policy Network is asking that persons reflect this July on aid programs that reduce global poverty and hunger.  It is highlighting programs that work around the world that aim to alleviate hunger, create economic opportunities, promote health, and respond to disasters. The U.S. has a longstanding bipartisan tradition of working to alleviate poverty and responding to humanitarian crises all around the world. At less than one percent of the federal budget, foreign assistance has saved millions of lives and continues to do so today. In fact, we have made remarkable progress in reducing global poverty rates-during the past 30 years, rates of extreme poverty have been cut in half, and we expect more progress in the years to come. To do so, we need to commit to sustained support for foreign and development assistance. Join us in preparing for prayer, fasting and advocacy in support of our country’s critical foreign assistance and humanitarian aid programs. We are asked to pray for the end of extreme hunger and humanitarian crises; to fast to raise awareness of the need for us to respond, and to act in support of continued funding of humanitarian aid programs.  For more information, please visit the EPPN website; #ForSuchATIme; #PrayFastAct. Thank you for your consideration.

 

 

 

Membership Directory and Church Calendar Access 

 

How to find the member directory

  • Go to www.standrewdenver.org
  • Go to the “Parish Life” tab at the top of the page
  • Go to “Parish Directory” on the drop down menu

 

 

User Name is your “firstnamelastname”

Password is “peace”

 

How to find the calendar

  • Go to www.standrewdenver.org
  • Go to the “Parish Life” tab at the top of the page
  • Go to “Calendar” on the drop down menu

 

For assistance contact Jeff in the Parish Office at jeff@standrewdenver.org or 303-296-1712