St. Andrew’s Day at the Rockies

St. Andrew’s Day at the Rockies returns this year on Sunday, June 12 at 200 pm.  The game will be the Rockies vs. the San Diego Padres. Tickets are $18. We have a block of tickets reserved in section U331 (behind home plate). Tickets will go on sale beginning this Sunday, May 1 at both services.  Chris Buri will be collecting ticket money after the 9:00am service and Debbie Courtney will be receiving ticket money after the 11:00 am service. Tickets will be for sale through the month of May – last day to get tickets will be Sunday, May 29.  Checks should be made payable to St. Andrew’s and marked “baseball” in the memo section. Checks may also be mailed to the church office – attention: Jeff.

Announcements for 5/22/16

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

First-Quarter Giving Statements

A few weeks ago, first-quarter giving statements were sent to all who have made financial contributions this year.  Thank you to all those who have been faithfully making their pledge payments.  Having enough cash to pay our bills can be a challenge, especially during the summer months, so please bring and keep your pledge current if it is behind.

Season of Renewal

Book Study ­ The Sabbath, Abraham Heschel
How do we bring about the elusive atmosphere that is the Sabbath?  We know what to do with space, but how do we shape sacred time?  As Mother Elizabeth journeys through her Sabbatical season, we join her in a time of rest and renewal.  Abraham Herschel’s book will help us enter into our season.  “The Sabbath”, he writes, “renews the soul as we rediscover who we are”.

All are welcome in a time of reflection and discussion as we join together in this book study led by our Senior Warden, Matt Bentley. Commencing Wednesday June 8th at 7pm in the Delzell room, the study will run for four consecutive weeks and books will be on sale for $14, after both Sunday morning services starting this week in the undercroft.  For more information, please contact Matt Bentley or Kylie Schwartz.

St. Andrew’s Day at the Rockies returns this year on Sunday, June 12 at 200 pm.  The game will be the Rockies vs. the San Diego Padres. Tickets are $18. We have a block of tickets reserved in section U331 (behind home plate). Tickets will go on sale beginning this Sunday, May 1 at both services.  Chris Buri will be collecting ticket money after the 9:00am service and Debbie Courtney will be receiving ticket money after the 11:00 am service. Tickets will be for sale through the month of May – last day to get tickets will be Sunday, May 29.  Checks should be made payable to St. Andrew’s and marked “baseball” in the memo section. Checks may also be mailed to the church office – attention: Jeff.

 ELF:  Exploring Life and Faith

Please join us Thursday nights 7:15 until 8:30 for the events listed below.  Feel welcome to come for Evensong at 5:45 and meal at 6:30 and compline following.  For more information check out www.standrewdenver.org/elf.

May 26:  The Power of Myth hosted by Ruth Carver Bondurant will use the PBS mini-series by Bill Moyers and a book by Joseph Campbell to explore how myth plays a role in our own lives and in our communities.  St. Andrew’s and the City with George Hoover will discuss St. Andrew’s guiding vision and mission, followed by a review of “The City in History” and its guiding visions.  It all ends with a review of the Denver Comprehensive Plan and its relationship to St. Andrew’s and our neighborhood.

New! Auction Update – Bid and Brunch Auction is Sunday, June 5, after 10 am service.

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nd RSVP, to help us plan the food.   You may also pick up your Bidder Number.

Dress:  It’s not a fancy brunch.  Please come casual.  Shorts and T-shirts welcome.

Kids’ Beach Party:  Kids should come dressed to get wet and dirty (perhaps with a change of clothes for later) to enjoy a wading pool and other outdoor fun.

Donation Deadline:  Donation forms are due Sunday, May 22.

Posters:  Please make a poster, 8-1/2” x 11” poster, to advertise your donation.  We can give you some examples from past auctions, if needed.

Calendar:  We have a calendar of Auction Events on the white board in the auction corner.  Please check dates to avoid conflicts!

Donation Forms Online:  Go to www.standrewdenver.org and go to Upcoming at the bottom of the Home Page.  Click on the link for 2016 Auction.

For more information about how to donate and bid, see Judie James, or one of the other volunteers, at coffee hour or email Auction2016@standrewdenver.org. 

 Cathedral Ridge Capital Campaign: Committee Forming

Cathedral Ridge is a ministry of the Diocese of Colorado, based outside of Colorado Springs.  This ministry of the Episcopal Church in Colorado represents an innovative vision for now and a long-term commitment to invest in the next generation.  A mix of a conference center, retreat center, event center and summer camp, it has touched the lives of St Andrew’s in many ways.  From parish retreats, to youth programs, Cathedral Ridge enhances the inner life of the Spirit and equips people with leadership skills that they can faithfully draw on and put to work in our communities.

But Cathedral Ridge is in need of significant repairs and infrastructure investment in order to meet the needs of the diocese and reach the full potential of it’s mission.  St. Andrew’s, like every parish in the Diocese, has been called upon to pledge funds to support the needed improvements for Cathedral Ridge to fulfill its fullest potential.  Ally Dodge and Meg North will co-chair this important initiative for St Andrews.  Last Sunday, we held information sessions after both services with an overview of the campaign and a Q&A session about our commitment.  We will be forming a committee to identify fundraising options over the course of the summer.  If you have questions or would like to participate on that committee, please contact Ally Dodge at allyincolorado@gmail.com or Meg North.  For more information, please visit http://cathedralridge.org/

 Assistance needed at Irving Street Residences for Women:  We need 2 or 3 people to assist in sorting and stocking food and serving items on Tuesdays from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.  Interested individuals should be able to engage in moderate lifting.  Our current team of Rusty Pickard and Tom Woodward are looking for some support and will be happy to train any interested in this ministry.  Please email Deacon Wib at wibgarfield@hotmail.com or talk with her after service.Garage Sale

We are considering an All Parish Summer Garage Sale to raise funds for our general fund.  Last year, we had great support for our Garage Sale, with a good variety of items.  Before we get organized for this summer, we wanted to reach out to confirm that parishioners have enough stuff to support another sale.  Please send Ally Dodge (allyincolorado@gmail.com) an email if you are interested with details on what you would be looking to donate.

 May Needs at the St. Francis Center

Please help!  St. Francis Center is in need of glasses.  The children, youth and Mission and Outreach Ministry will be collecting reader glasses (preferably 1.25, 1.5 and 1.75 strengths but all are welcome) and all other glasses in good condition.  Affordable reader glasses are easily obtained in multi-packs from Dollar Store, Costco, Target, King Soopers, Safeway, etc…  Please bring your glasses and put them in the St. Francis donation basket beneath the pulpit on Sunday May 22.  Other needs include: Vaseline, men’s underwear sizes 30 – 38, men’s white t-shirts – (underwear type), shoe laces, shampoo. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have News in Brief to share? Please email to jeff@standrewdenver.org by noon on Wednesday for

 inclusion in the following Sunday’s announcements.  Expanded news appears each week in St. Andrew’s

weekly eMinistry  – accessible via the homepage of our website: www.standrewdenver.org

St. Andrew’s Prayer Chain – Prayer List for 05/17/16

Ill/asked for prayers

Mary Yeater, mother of Ron Yeater; Oriole Hart; Bea, Chris, and Orion Maxwell-Trickett; Patty; Mardy; Jerry and Patti; Jeff Brown; Jean; Cynthia and Rebecca;

Family of Leslie Manring; Tommy Timm; J.P.; Lu; baby Johnny and family; Jerry; Jennifer; Richard de Tar; Lucy Johnson; The Lynn Family; The family of Daniel de la Mar.

 

Those who have died

David A. Day, father of Barbara Day.

Jimmy Carver, uncle of Ruth Carver.

Virginia Katsarelis Welch, Cynthia Katsarelis’ aunt.

Those who have died this week as victims of war, violence, natural disasters, abuse and neglect.

 

Please pray for

Ashley’s job search.

Janis Dodge, for a healthy and speedy recovery.

Marlene for guidance in making a decision concerning major surgery and peace with her decision.

Elva for peace, help and guidance during this challenging and stressful time.

Capt Brent Peterson and Ashley Peterson for safety and strength during his deployment.

Lisa, for guidance in a new chapter in her life.

Carol, for successful knee surgery.

The right use of the riches of creation, that the world may be freed from poverty, famine, and disaster.

Racial reconciliation everywhere, but especially in cities.

 

Those who mourn

Barbara Day and Family.

The Carver family.

The family of Virginia Katsarelis Welch.

 

Thanksgiving for

The birth of Noah and Alison’s son Solomon.

The birth of Orion Kai Maxwell-Trickett, grandson of Susan Trickett.

 

Tree of Life Prayers

Pray for Jimmy and Angela to stay strong and off of alcohol.

Pray for those who have no one to pray with them or for them.

 

ELF FOR MAY 19 & 26, 2016

Please join us Thursday nights 7:15 until 8:30 for the events listed below.  Feel welcome to come for Evensong at 5:45 and meal at 6:30 and compline following.

  • May 12, 19, and 26:  The Power of Myth hosted by Ruth Carver Bondurant will use the PBS mini-series by Bill Moyers and a book by Joseph Campbell to explore how myth plays a role in our own lives and in our communities.
  • May 19 and 26:  St. Andrew’s and the City with George Hoover will discuss St. Andrew’s guiding vision and mission, followed by a review of “The City in History” and its guiding visions.  It all ends with a review of the Denver Comprehensive Plan and its relationship to St. Andrew’s and our neighborhood.

ELF meets every Thursday evening at St. Andrews.  Our program begins with Evensong at 545 followed by a provided light supper at 6:30.  Exploration of the topics begins at 715.  We end our evening with prayer. All are invited to come for the whole evening or any of its parts. Child care is provided starting at6:30 pm.

For more information email Sue K or Sue T .

Musical Weekly, May 10, 2016

Musical Weekly

10 May, 2016

In this issue:

·       Party at gorgeous home (supporting SMCC)

·       SMCC “Short Stories in Song”

·       This Week at St. Andrew’s

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St. Martin’s Chamber Choir hosts a series of creative “feasts” – events – with the purpose of supporting the choir financially – and one of these is happening this Saturday evening at the beautiful home of Jack Finlaw and Greg Movesian – longtime supporters of St. Martin’s, and Greg a former president of the board (Jack was also Director of Theatres and Arenas in the Hickenlooper mayoral administration).  They live at Upway, a house adjacent to the Denver Botanical Gardens, and it is incredibly generous of them to offer this event at their gorgeous Congress Park home.  The event includes dinner and drinks in their house and garden (weather permitting), and if you are interested in a beautiful evening in a magnificent home in excellent company, with proceeds benefitting your favorite Denver choir (J), please contact Steve Grupe at (303) 298-1970 or steve@StMartinsChamberChoir.org for details and tickets.  I’ll be there, and I’d love to see you there, too!

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St. Martin’s’ last rehearsal was incredible!  There are times when the choir makes a huge leap forward for some unknown (to me) reason, and it happened this week.  Since the choir is made up of good sight-readers, even difficult pieces often sound pretty good on the first read-through; but then they seem to labor along at that level for a couple rehearsals in a row, and one wonders what to do or say to make them better (one tends to feel like a charlatan at those times…).  But then there’s a moment when each piece begins to gel, to coalesce, to take on a shared interpretation among all the singers and me.  It’s my favorite moment in the rehearsal process.  For some pieces it happens in the first rehearsal, and others it’s not until the last (I suppose one could argue that we’ve even performed pieces in the past that have not yet achieved it, sad to say!). And it happened this week with the two most difficult pieces in the concert.  A week ago we were still struggling to feel everything together (partly my fault, partly the singers’); but this week I lifted my arms, and WOW!  We were making exquisite music from first to last.

 

And I think this might be the best concert of the season from this point of view, if this rehearsal was any indication: a smörgåsbord variety of interesting pieces performed with exquisite ensemble and poignancy.

Get tickets now, before word gets out!  😉

 

·       Fri., June 3, 7:30pm, Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church, Park Hill

·       Sun., June 5, 3:00pm, St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Cherry Hills Village

 

(303) 298-1970; www.StMartinsChamberChoir.org

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Our third-to-last Choral Evensong is the final Evensong of the intimate variety – an a cappella quartet singing the following music (honoring Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and champion of human rights during the depression, and a lifelong Episcopalian):

 

May 12, 2016, 5:45pm, Choral Evensong: Frances Perkins

Preces & Responses: Michael J. Gibson, Modal

Canticle of Light: “From the rising of the sun” by M. Susan Brown (1998)

Psalm:  37, pt. II (Novit Dominus), plainchant

Service: Nathaniel Patrick (1569-1595) in G minor

Anthem: “O how plentiful is thy goodness” by Frederick A. G. Ouseley (1825-1889)

Office Hymn: 36 (Le Cantique de Siméon)
Very little is known about Nathaniel Patrick except for the inscription on his one collection of published pieces (some songs), where he is described as organist and master of the chorister at Worcester Cathedral.  Judging from his very short life, he must have died there.  This is his only setting of the Mag and Nunc, a rather typical Tudor setting of the “Short Service” variety.  Ouseley is my Victorian vice (nobody else I know ever performs him!) – I have visited his grave in Britain (Tenbury, Gloucestershire), transcribed a number of his anthems and services, and bring him out occasionally when I need a satisfying but easy anthem.  This is one of them, with a nicely turned double fugue at the end to the words “Thanks be to God, Hallelujah, Amen.”

 

Sunday is Pentecost, which celebrates the advent of the Holy Spirit, promised by Jesus before he departed, and making her appearance accompanied with tongues of fire (in many languages, where every noun has a gender, the Holy Spirit is feminine, and thus it is not controversial to call the Holy Spirit a “she;” but in English, with our superfluity of neutral-gender nouns, and our male-dominated religious heritage, some people are offended by calling the Holy Spirit a she.  I am not one of them, and I like the balance it gives to the Trinity J).  Anyway, here’s the “fiery” music I’ve planned:

 

May 15, 2016, Pentecost

*Introit: Loquebantur variis linguiis by Thomas Tallis (c. 1515-1585)

Anthem: 9:00 “O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace,” and “Come Holy Ghost”

by Christopher Tye (c. 1505-1572) & Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

11:00 “Hymn to the Spirit” by John Ferguson (2008)

Communion motet: “Holy Spirit, ever dwelling” by Herbert Howells (1892-1983), arr. Malcolm Archer

Hymns: 225 (Salve festa dies), *521 (Chelsea Square), 505 (O Heiliger Geist), 516 (Down Ampney)

 

Matt Dane, violist extraordinaire, is joining us at the 11:00 service for the Ferguson piece.  It’s an a cappella piece with a viola obbligato.  Very beautiful.  But since he’s only able to join us at 11, the anthem for 9:00 is a pair of short anthems by Tye and Gibbons that go well with each other.

 

The Tallis, on the other hand, is quite difficult – in 7 parts (SSAATBB), but a joy to sing.  And the Howells piece is an arrangement of a hymn tune that Howells wrote (I seem to recall) that Malcolm Archer arranged as an anthem.

 

I also have it on good authority that Tamara Schmiege, our guest organist for the next two weeks, is playing the Carillon de Westminster, by Vierne, as the prelude.  Come early!!

 

Just a couple weeks left of full choir (this and next), and then we go to Summer Choir (more about that next week).  And then I take a hiatus from this Weekly.

 

That’s all for this week!

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Timothy J. Krueger

Choirmaster, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Denver

Artistic Director, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir (professional)

Affiliate Music Faculty, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Opportunities to Grow and Learn

The mission of St. Andrew’s Faith Formation is to provide thoughtful, spiritual education for Christian living grounded in the Episcopal Church’s devotional, theological and literary traditions.

ELF : Exploring Life in Faith

A new offering this fall, look for class offerings in the weekly Fruit of the Tree email.  We begin with Choral Evensong at 5:45 pm and then a simple meal at 6:30 pm. The classes start at 7:00 pm, and the evening ends with sung Compline prayer at 8:30 pm. Child care is provided starting at 6:30 pm.

Lectionary Bible Study

Each Sunday between the Services a group gathers to read and discuss the Bible Lectionary readings for the day. The Readings and some helpful commentary are provided to group members by email during the preceding week. The purpose is to challenge and nurture the minds and hearts of each other, and to prepare for worship that day.

Adult Forum

The Forum meets seasonally on Monday evenings for stimulating presentations, Bible study, topical conversations, or book discussions. These sessions are led by both lay persons and clergy, and also the occasional guest. Learning and formation in Christian faith is life-long. Here is a chance to journey together into the Episcopal Church’s devotional, theological and literary traditions. There is no class currently.

The Catechumenate

Following an ancient practice, the Episcopal Church prepares people for Baptism, Confirmation, Reaffirmation of Faith, or Reception from Orthodox or Roman Catholic Churches. We do this with a nine-month weekly gathering on Thursday evenings. This community of prayer, learning, and fellowship is characterized by open discussion and honest questions, brief teachings, and interactive table talk. Childcare is provided.

Education for Ministry (EfM)

Together with the Church of the Holy Redeemer, St. Andrew’s currently hosts one EfM group, which meets Tuesday nights. For more information about EfM at St. Andrew’s, please contact the co-mentors through the Parish Office.

EfM is a distance learning theological education program of the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. EfM is for the laity of the church. Completion of the program takes four years, during which participants study the Bible, church history, and twentieth century theology. Participants commit one year at a time. The purpose of EfM is to teach one how to think theologically, deepen one’s faith and one’s understanding of our Christian heritage, and provide one with a new confidence to be Christ’s minister. Click here for more information about EfM.

Bid and Brunch Silent Auction Update: Sunday, June 5 following 10am service

Auction Update –  Bid and Brunch Auction is Sunday, June 5, after 10 am service.

 

RSVP:  Are you planning to attend?  Please stop by the auction table in the undercroft during coffee hour and RSVP, to help us plan the food.   You may also pick up your Bidder Number.

 

Dress:  It’s not a fancy brunch.  Please come casual.  Shorts and T-shirts welcome.

 

Kids’ Beach Party:  Kids should come dressed to get wet and dirty (perhaps with a change of clothes for later) to enjoy a wading pool and other outdoor fun.

 

Donation Deadline:  Donation forms are due Sunday, May 22.

 

Posters:  Please make a poster, 8-1/2” x 11” poster, to advertise your donation.  We can give you some examples from past auctions, if needed.

 

Calendar:  We have a calendar of Auction Events on the white board in the auction corner.  Please check dates to avoid conflicts!

 

This auction focuses on the sale of our most popular items.  We are asking for donations of:

            Social Events (cocktail parties, theme dinners, game night, etc.),

Services or Experiences (make a special cake, offer a weekend at a condo, etc.)

Gift Certificates/Cards (restaurants, hair stylist, coffee shop, etc.)

and Tickets (museum, sports event, concert, etc.)

 

For more information about how to donate and bid, see Judie James, or one of the other volunteers, at coffee hour in the auction corner of the undercroft or email Auction2016@standrewdenver.org .  You may also send your completed donation forms and posters by email to this address.

 

 

Use this link to print a Donation Form:        Auction Donation Form 2016

Announcements for May 8, 2016

Rector’s Sabbatical: A Word from Mother Elizabeth 

 

Dear Friends, On Monday, May 9, I begin a four month sabbatical. I will return to St. Andrew’s on Sunday, September 4. During my time away, I will embark on three journeys of discovery, where I hope to reconnect with stories and places and activities that have brought meaning to me in the past and promise fresh inspiration for the future. It is a special gift that my husband Alan will be able to accompany me on all three journeys. This sabbatical is funded entirely by a grant from the Lilly Endowment.

 

In June, we’ll make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We will stay mostly in Jerusalem, but will visit Bethlehem, Nazareth, and other sites as well. Our days of visiting sacred sites will be balanced by evening lectures on Judaism, Islam, and the current situation in Israel and Palestine. As you know from my preaching, entering the sacred story is of primary importance to me. This is a chance to see and hear and touch the story, not only in the imagination, but in “real time.”

 

In July, we will walk the Pennine Way, a 270 mile footpath that traces the “spine of England” from Manchester to Hadrian’s Wall and the border with Scotland. Many of you know that long distance walking is a passion for me and Alan. We find that days spent walking are “wonderfully clarifying to the mind,” and we love being outside and on the road all day.  We also enjoy arriving at a pub at the end of the day.

 

In August, we will spend a week at the Wooden Boat School in Maine. Sailing in Maine has been one of my heart’s joys for most of my life; I have spent many weeks on the water with my family of origin, and many happy times with my husband and daughter. This will be a chance to visit a remote and beautiful island that is the ultimate quest for those who sail in Maine waters.

 

These three journeys will be balanced by times of returning and rest, when I will enjoy my house and garden and help my daughter prepare for her wedding in October.  At the end of this time, I hope to return to you rested, refreshed, and ready for the time to come.

 

While I am away, the parish will embark on its own season of renewal. A team led by Kylie Schwartz will be planning fun events all summer. Watch for announcements about these. I also expect that a new and exciting opportunity — long a dream of mine for this place and people — may appear on the horizon while I am away. Stay tuned . . .

 

I am deeply grateful in advance to Mother Melissa, Deacon Wib, senior warden Matt Bentley, and all our staff and parish leaders for their faithful stewardship of this church while I am away. I leave the parish in good and capable hands, and I have complete confidence that with your support, they will meet any challenge that might arise.

 

Blessings to each of you during this summer of renewal.  I will keep you in my prayers!  Peace, Elizabeth

 

ELF:  Exploring Life and Faith

Please join us Thursday nights 7:15 until 8:30 for the events listed below.  Feel welcome to come for Evensong at 5:45 and meal at 6:30 and compline following.  For more information check out www.standrewdenver.org/elf.

 

  • May 12:  Convergence of the United Nations and the Episcopal Church:  A framework of the Jesus Work with Cynthia Katsarelis presenting Sustainable Development Goals, a framework for the Jesus Work.
  • May 12, 19, and 26:  The Power of Myth hosted by Ruth Carver Bondurant will use the PBS mini-series by Bill Moyers and a book by Joseph Campbell to explore how myth plays a role in our own lives and in our communities.
  • May 19 and 26:  St. Andrew’s and the City with Greg Hoover will discuss St. Andrew’s guiding vision and mission, followed by a review of “The City in History” and its guiding visions.  It all ends with a review of the Denver Comprehensive Plan and its relationship to St. Andrew’s and our neighborhood.

 

Cathedral Ridge Capital Campaign: Committee Forming

Cathedral Ridge is a ministry of the Diocese of Colorado, based outside of Colorado Springs.  This ministry of the Episcopal Church in Colorado represents an innovative vision for now and a long-term commitment to invest in the next generation.  A mix of a conference center, retreat center, event center and summer camp, it has touched the lives of St Andrew’s in many ways.  From parish retreats, to youth programs, Cathedral Ridge enhances the inner life of the Spirit and equips people with leadership skills that they can faithfully draw on and put to work in our communities.

 

But Cathedral Ridge is in need of significant repairs and infrastructure investment in order to meet the needs of the diocese and reach the full potential of it’s mission.  St. Andrew’s, like every parish in the Diocese, has been called upon to pledge funds to support the needed improvements for Cathedral Ridge to fulfill its fullest potential.  Ally Dodge and Meg North will co-chair this important initiative for St Andrews.  Last Sunday, we held information sessions after both services with an overview of the campaign and a Q&A session about our commitment.  We will be forming a committee to identify fundraising options over the course of the summer.  If you have questions or would like to participate on that committee, please contact Ally Dodge at allyincolorado@gmail.com or Meg North.  For more information, please visit http://cathedralridge.org/

 

New! Auction Update – Bid and Brunch Auction is Sunday, June 5, after 10 am service.

RSVP:  Are you planning to attend?  Please stop by the auction table in the undercroft during coffee hour and RSVP, to help us plan the food.   You may also pick up your Bidder Number.

Dress:  It’s not a fancy brunch.  Please come casual.  Shorts and T-shirts welcome.

Kids’ Beach Party:  Kids should come dressed to get wet and dirty (perhaps with a change of clothes for later) to enjoy a wading pool and other outdoor fun.

Donation Deadline:  Donation forms are due Sunday, May 22.

Posters:  Please make a poster, 8-1/2” x 11” poster, to advertise your donation.  We can give you some examples from past auctions, if needed.

Calendar:  We have a calendar of Auction Events on the white board in the auction corner.  Please check dates to avoid conflicts!

Donation Forms Online:  Go to www.standrewdenver.org and go to Upcoming at the bottom of the Home Page.  Click on the link for 2016 Auction.

 

For more information about how to donate and bid, see Judie James, or one of the other volunteers, at coffee hour or email Auction2016@standrewdenver.org. 

 

Assistance needed at Irving Street Residences for Women:  We need 2 or 3 people to assist in sorting and stocking food and serving items on Tuesdays from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.  Interested individuals should be able to engage in moderate lifting.  Our current team of Rusty Pickard and Tom Woodward are looking for some support and will be happy to train any interested in this ministry.  Please email Deacon Wib at wibgarfield@hotmail.com or talk with her after service.

 

Garage Sale

We are considering an All Parish Summer Garage Sale to raise funds for our general fund.  Last year, we had great support for our Garage Sale, with a good variety of items.  Before we get organized for this summer, we wanted to reach out to confirm that parishioners have enough stuff to support another sale.  Please send Ally Dodge (allyincolorado@gmail.com) an email if you are interested with details on what you would be looking to donate.

 

Visiting College Choir Sings Evensong

On Thursday, May 19, 5:45pm, the weekly Choral Evensong will be sung by the choir of Central College, Iowa, Mark Babcock, director.  A choir of 50+ voices, they will certainly raise the rafters!  Come and support this visiting choir.

 

The following week, May 26, is the final Evensong before the summer break.  Catch one of the remaining Evensongs of the season, Thursdays at 5:45pm.  St. Andrew’s is unique in the diocese – indeed, in the entire national church for a church its size – to offer this gem of the Anglican tradition weekly.

 

St. Andrew’s Day at the Rockies returns this year on Sunday, June 12 at 200 pm.  The game will be the Rockies vs. the San Diego Padres. Tickets are $18. We have a block of tickets reserved in section U331 (behind home plate). Tickets will go on sale beginning this Sunday, May 1 at both services.  Chris Buri will be collecting ticket money after the 9:00am service and Debbie Courtney will be receiving ticket money after the 11:00 am service. Tickets will be for sale through the month of May – last day to get tickets will be Sunday, May 29.  Checks should be made payable to St. Andrew’s and marked “baseball” in the memo section. Checks may also be mailed to the church office – attention: Jeff.

 

May Needs at the St. Francis Center

Please help!  St. Francis Center is in need of glasses.  The children, youth and Mission and Outreach Ministry will be collecting reader glasses (preferably 1.25, 1.5 and 1.75 strengths but all are welcome) and all other glasses in good condition.  Affordable reader glasses are easily obtained in multi-packs from Dollar Store, Costco, Target, King Soopers, Safeway, etc…  Please bring your glasses and put them in the St. Francis donation basket beneath the pulpit on Sunday May 22.  Other needs include: Vaseline, men’s underwear sizes 30 – 38, men’s white t-shirts – (underwear type), shoe laces, shampoo.
Mark your Calendar!  Free Special Screening Event Sponsored by Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Colorado Chapter
Salam Neighbor, Saturday, May 14, 4:00 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Salam Neighbor is a beautifully crafted story that delivers a powerful message. It will leave you touched and inspired to take action.  This film is a must-see.” – UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

The filmmakers’ say: “In an effort to better understand refugee life, we spent one month living alongside displaced families in the Za’atari refugee camp. As the first filmmakers ever allowed by the United Nations to be given a tent and registered inside a refugee camp, we were able to get a never before seen look into the world’s most pressing crisis. Our experience uncovered overwhelming trauma but also the untapped potential our uprooted neighbors posses. With the right programs we can support healing, ease the burden on host countries and even empower the disenfranchised by unleashing people’s creativity.”

This film has not been released in theaters yet.  For a link to the trailer, visit http://www.epfcolorado.org

 

 

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Bid and Brunch 2016 Silent Auction

BID AND BRUNCH 2016 SILENT AUCTION

Yes, Parishioners, there is an Auction this year!  

The Bid and Brunch Silent Auction will be held during coffee hour, following the 10 am service, on Sunday, June 5, in the undercroft.  There is no off-site location or costumes this year, but there will be brunch treats and mimosas.  Activities for children are being organized to take place during the auction, so that parents are free to bid.  There will also be bake sale goodies to buy on auction day.

This auction focuses on the sale of our most popular items.  We are asking for donations of:

Social Events (cocktail parties, theme dinners, game night, etc.),

Services or Experiences (make a special cake, offer a weekend at a vacation home, etc.)

Gift Certificates/Cards (restaurants, hair stylist, coffee shop, etc.)

Tickets (museum, sports event, concert, etc.)

This year we are not selling furniture, knickknacks, baskets or other objects.  Use the link below to print a donation form.  Donation forms are also available in the undercroft.  Please return completed form to Judie James, or another auction volunteer, at coffee hour, or by email by May 22 to:  Auction2016@standrewdenver.org

Use this link to print a Donation Form:        Auction Donation Form 2016

Musical Weekly May 2, 2016

Musical Weekly

2 May, 2016

In this issue:

  • “Secret” revealed
  • More about SMCC Season Finale Concert
  • This Week at St. Andrew’s

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In last week’s Weekly I listed as “secret” one of the musical numbers for the 5:30 Lessons & Carols-style service we held on Sunday to mark our rector Elizabeth’s departure on sabbatical this summer.  That “secret” was a new arrangement I made of the 18th Shaker tune known as “Simple Gifts,” dedicated to Elizabeth.  Since she faithfully reads these Weeklys, I didn’t want her to know what the piece was, hoping it would be a surprise at the service.

 

It turns out, though I did not know this, that this tune has been a special one to her from her childhood, so she was especially moved and thankful for my gift (my “simple” gift – and, indeed, it’s a very simple 4-part a cappella arrangement that takes all of a minute [possibly even less] to perform, but has a bit of playful creativity to it.  I’m quite pleased with it – it’s one of those pieces that might even be publishable [although perhaps I should expand it a bit so it’s more like two minutes]…)

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Two pieces have been added to the “Short Stories in Song” concert that will conclude St. Martin’s Chamber Choir’s 22nd Season, and one of them (at least) will please a great many of you – the Robert Pearsall “Lay A Garland.”  The other one is a tongue-in-cheek comical work called “The Goslings” by J. Frederick Bridge.

 

Again, each piece in this concert tells a brief story of its own.  I haven’t yet determined a specific order, and am still considering this (i.e. should I group similar stories together, or alternate between sad and happy?  Or should I consider tempi, so we don’t get too many slow ones or fast ones in a row, in order to insure variety?  There are a handful of folk-song arrangements – should these be lumped together for comparison, or sprinkled out to leaven the whole? etc., etc.).  But here’s the list once more, with the two new additions, followed by a few more notes:

 

  • Morris, R. O.            Blow away the morning dew
  • Vaughan Williams, R. The Unquiet Grave (SSA)
  • Vaughan Williams, R. Valiant for Truth
  • Holst, G.                 I love my love
  • Krueger, T.              Nelson’s Death and Victory
  • Krueger, MB            My Grandfather’s clock (TTBB)
  • Kodaly, Z.               Jesus and the Money-Changers
  • Jannson, M.             The Choirmaster’s Burial
  • Bantock, G.             The Leprehaun
  • Effinger, C.             No Mark
  • Bombardier, B.        Shiloh
  • Bridge, J. F.             The Goslings
  • Pearsall, R.              Lay a Garland

 

The Morris arrangement of the folksong “Blow away the morning dew” is absolutely charming.  Included by RVW in one of his Folk Song Suites for orchestra, it is one of my favorites; and Morris’ arrangement is fantastic.  I love it especially because of the skillful way he disguises the melody in a variety of parts, truncates refrains, elides verses in the most clever ways, and (not least) his wink-of-the-eye to what appears to be love-making between the two characters in a hayfield by having the choir suddenly, mid-sentence, go to “Ah” on playful but quiet chords that move gently into the next verse…

 

RVW’s “Unquiet grave” tells the unhappy story of a woman who has lost her love, and pines for just a kiss from his white lips, though he is already buried.  This lost-love theme is so prevalent in British folk songs that I could make an entire concert out of them, so I had to limit myself to just a couple.  The Holst is a variation (though of the happy-ending variety) – a lover who so pines for her distant love that she is committed to a mad-house (Bedlam), but is happily reunited with him when he returns and rescues her from her incarceration.

 

The Kodaly tells the story of Jesus’ overturning of the tables of money-changers and dove-sellers in the temple.  Chiefly of interest to me is the fugal treatment (in a very modern way, tonally) of two bits of text (“and making a lash from cords…” and “all the money-changers’ gold coins did he scatter”), each of which has its own subject; and then, after the fugues are worked out separately, the two subjects are then combined towards the end for a brief double fugue.  Quite a feat, that Kodaly does quite successfully.  For me, it’s a wonderful depiction of the frenetic activity that one pictures an angry Christ engaged in.

 

Concerts are as follows:

 

  • , June 3, 7:30pm, Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church
  • , June 5, 3:00pm, St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church

 

Tickets: (303) 298-1970; www.StMartinsChamberChoir.org

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A big service this Thursday – fourth most important Christian feast of the year (after Christmas, Easter, and All Saints’) – Ascension.  It involves the full choir and organ.  It is an Evensong followed by Eucharist, so will be 15-20 minutes longer than the average Evensong (hence, about an hour).  The music is truly heavenly, as follows:

 

May 5, 2016, 5:45pm, Choral Evensong with Eucharist: Ascension Day

Preces & Responses: TJ Krueger in A (SATB)

Canticle of Light: “God is gone up” by Gerald Finzi (1902-1954)

Psalm: 48, plainchant

Service: Charles Wood (1866-1926) “Collegium Regale”

Anthem: “O clap your hands” by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1623)

Communion motet: “Rejoice, the Lord of Life ascends” by Horatio Parker (1864-1919)

Hymns: 214 (Llanfair), 215 (In Babilone), 218 (Deo Gracias), 221 (Gonfalon Royal)

 

The Finzi is worth the trip alone – bravura organ part, a big sing for the choir (and they’re sounding marvelous).  Likewise the Wood “Collegium Regale” (which simply means “King’s College,” meaning Wood wrote the setting for the choir of King’s), which is a double-choir work, probably Wood’s masterpiece.  And a particular favorite of the choir is the Gibbons “O clap your hands,” also a double-choir work, and an iconic Tudor piece that’s quite uplifting (which is what one wants at an Ascension service!).

 

Then on Sunday, which is known as both the Seventh Sunday of Easter, and the Sunday after the Ascension, here’s the music:

 

May 8, 2016, 9 & 11am, Easter 7 (Sunday after the Ascension)

*Introit: “O God the King of Glory” by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

9:00: “O God the King of Glory” by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

*11:00: Coelos ascendit by Charles V. Stanford (1852-1924)

Communion motet: “I will not leave you comfortless” by William Byrd (1543-1623)

Hymns: 221 (Gonfalon Royal), *495 (In Babilone), 483 (St. Magnus), 477 (Engelberg)

 

Different anthems at 9 and 11 (I use the 9:00 anthem as the introit at 11), because the Stanford Coelos ascendit is for double choir, and therefore I can’t do it at the 9:00 service with just 5 singers (plus me).  Anyway, all good stuff.

 

We welcome Tamara Schmiege as guest organist this Sunday, and through the remainder of May, as our incomparable organist Ralph is on vacation for three weeks.

 

We have just a few weeks left of the choral season – the last Sunday service with the full choir is May 22, and the last Choral Evensong is on May 26.  After that (May 29) we go to a single musical service on Sundays through the summer (at 10am) with what we call “Summer Choir,” meaning anyone who shows up at 9:00am to rehearse can sing the service at 10.  The choir does not vest or process, and the anthems I choose are generally either familiar or relatively easy.

 

That’s it for this week.

 

Tim

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Timothy J. Krueger

Choirmaster, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Denver

Artistic Director, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir (professional)

Affiliate Music Faculty, Metropolitan State University of Denver

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