Calendar • March 27 to April 2, 2016
Sunday, March 27
9:00 am Holy Eucharist | Church
11:00 am Solemn Eucharist | Church
5:30 pm There is no Still Point service this evening
Monday, March 28
Parish Office Closed
Thursday, March 31
5:45 pm Evensong
There is no ELF program this evening
This Week’s News in Brief
For additional information, events and announcements, please check the weekly “Fruits of the Tree”
To view this newsletter online please visit www.standrewdenver.org/church-newsletter
To Our Visitors — Welcome to St. Andrew’s!
If you are visiting with us today, please know that we are honored and delighted that you have chosen to mark this joyous festival day with us. We have many visitors, family, and friends who join us at Easter and Christmas, and we want to make you welcome whenever you choose to be among us. Please join in our liturgy as you feel comfortable — and know that your presence is a gift to us.
Our new parish directory has been uploaded to the St. Andrew’s website!
What’s next? If we have your e-mail address you will soon receive notification of your login information for access to the directory (it is password protected!) Watch for that e-mail from the software provider. If we don’t have your e-mail address and you don’t receive login information please send the email address to Jeff (Parish Administrator) at email@example.com so that login information can be generated and sent to you. Don’t have an e-mail address? Call the office at 303-296-1712 to make arrangements.
In Person Contact: There will be times in April to make in-person contact following church services for extra assistance with profile details and photos. Watch for announcements.
Here are just a few Directory Highlights
• Allows you access from your desktop computer, laptop, or smart phone! Anytime!
• Each member will have an individual profile and be a part of a family profile!
• Allows you to update your personal profile and family profile any time there is a change
• Allows you to upload pictures for your profile
• There are multiple ways to search for individuals and families
• Groups can be formed to create a “roster” of participants
• The clergy and staff are all on one easy-access section of the directory
• Members can print individual profiles, group profiles, or the entire directory at home!
New Calendar now available on the St. Andrew’s website!
A new and improved calendar has been uploaded to the website! It has some great interactive features which allow you to:
• Sort events by interest groups. For instance, trying to find the next event for the Flower Guild? Use the drop down menu to select only Flower Guild events on the calendar. No more looking through endless entries to find the one you want!
• Invite others to participate. Click on a calendar entry and send an email to invite someone to join the group or to attend the event!
• Send yourself an email reminder. Click on a calendar entry and send yourself a reminder email for the event!
There is also a “behind the scenes” tracking of room reservations to avoid overbooking the room! Yay!
Room reservation requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
ELF: Interfaith Dialog: Muslim, Jewish, Christian
Join us to deepen knowledge, connection and practice in individual faith traditions, to strengthen understanding and true relationship among all Abrahamic faith traditions, and to touch the spirit that underlies them all. This five-week series will conclude with all three presenters in a panel discussion on May 5, 2016.
• Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav: The founder of Wisdom House of Denver; April 7 and 14.
• Imam Monir Ludin: A leader in several Muslim and interfaith organizations promoting collaboration, communication, and interfaith dialog; April 21 and 28.
• The Rev’d Elizabeth Marie Melchionna: Christian cleric and Priest at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral; joining panel on May 5th.
• For more information visit the ELF section of the St. Andrew’s website: https://www.standrewdenver.org/elf
St. Andrew’s Kids’ Choir
Thursday April 7th is the last evening of St. Andrew’s Kids’ Choir for the school year. We will meet 6:45 – 7:45 in the Common Room of the Parish House. The kids who attend that rehearsal are invited to sing the communion motet at the 9am service Sunday April 10th! All kids, ages 4 and up are welcome, even if it’s your first kids choir rehearsal! Come sing with us!
Mark your Calendar: Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, April 24th at 4 :00 pm in the Church with a Reception to follow – tasty treats for all!!
Imago Divina: Musical Meditation for Connecting to The Divine, April 17
The next in our Imago Divina series connecting the arts to the Divine features Ann Martin, Sound Energy Practitioner, Sunday April 17, 5:30pm, in a transformative evening with Tibetan singing bowls. Having the power to touch the Sacred in each of us, their sound and vibration lead the human heart and mind into heightened consciousness. Through hands-on activities, participants will learn:
The history of the singing bowls and how they are used today
• The benefits of sound and vibration and the effects on mind, body and spirit
• How to access connection with Spirit, and inspired intuition
• How to improve focus and effectiveness of meditation/prayer
The evening will include meditations featuring both crystal and metal singing bowls, and conclude with dinner in the undercroft, where Ann Martin will participate in a Q&A. As thoughts of the day fall away, you can enter “the peace that passes all understanding” on the waves of resonance from the bowls. When you leave, you will carry a higher vibration to greet your world!
On May 15, our Imago Divina series will conclude with the dance troupe Wonderbound highlighting the connection between movement and the Divine.
Enjoy the fresh air with a sense of accomplishment!
If you would like to help the parish, get a little exercise, and enjoy a little fresh air, consider being a part of the lawn mowing team here at St. Andrew’s this summer. Last year there were five of us which meant we each mowed less than once a month. The more the merrier. Please call Reese Jameson at 303-753-1295 or send him an email at email@example.com.
Sesquicentennial of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
St. Andrew’s needs your help, and we’re giving you lots of time to offer it. In 2024, the parish will celebrate 150 years of St. Andrew’s/Trinity Memorial Church’s work in the community. To commemorate the milestone, St. Andrew’s plans to publish a multimedia history that will address the church’s place in Denver and Colorado history, parish leadership, music, social action, religious orders, and art. The seven-member steering committee members are: Richard DeTar, Judie James, Phyllis Kester, Jill Pollock (convener), Jay Thomas, Ralph Valentine and Frank Wilmot.
There are three ways for you to be part of this project:
• Look in your personal archives for anything relating to Trinity/St. Andrew’s, particularly from years preceding 2007; make a copy for the committee or loan it to us. We’ll take good care of it and attribute its use to you;
• Volunteer to conduct a specific line of research; we can help you get started; and,
• Recommend people within or outside St. Andrew’s from whom committee members should obtain oral histories, particularly those “carriers” of treasured memories. Notify, send materials to, or contact Jill Pollock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.801.8400.
Once a calendar quarter through 2021, the committee will publish a project status report and a short story from our history.
Do you have News in Brief to share? Please email it to email@example.com by noon on Wednesday
for inclusion in the following Sunday’s announcements.
Expanded news appears each week in St. Andrew’s weekly eMinistry (with its own deadline of Monday at noon) – accessible via the homepage of our website: www.standrewdenver.org