ELF: Interfaith Dialogue: 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.
• 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
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.
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!!
Save the Date: All Our Exploring
Our Season of Renewal begins May 1
This summer we invite the entire parish community into a season of renewal, where, through a series of special events, we will reconnect with sources of meaning that have sustained this community for a hundred years and more — while having some fun! Meanwhile, the rector will be on sabbatical.
Join us May 1, at 5:30 pm, for a “lessons and carols” service called “All Our Exploring.” Afterwards, join us in the undercroft for a party. This will be a chance for Mother Elizabeth to tell us about her sabbatical journeys, for the group planning parish events to tell you what’s in store, and for Mother Melissa to tell you about plans for pastoral coverage.
This season of renewal for the parish is sponsored in its entirety by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pro Musica Colorado and St. Martin’s Chamber Choir in Mozart’s Requiem
Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Cynthia Katsarelis, Music Director and Conductor, teams up with St. Martin’s in Mozart’s sublime Requiem. A musical miracle and mystery rolled into one. Mozart died while composing it, which music is Mozart’s and which is Sussmayr and other contributors? Miraculously, it is still a beautiful milestone of music. Soloists: Amanda Balestrieri, Leah Biesterfeld-Creek, Joseph Gaines, and David Farwig. Friday, April 8, at First Baptist Church of Denver; Saturday, April 9, at First United Methodist Church, Boulder. Concerts at 7:30pm, pre-concert talks at 6:30pm. For tickets and more information, please visit: www.promusicacolorado.org.
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.
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
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