Calendar • May 1 to May 7, 2016
All Our Exploring: Lessons and Carols and Reception, Today at 5:30 pm
Learn about the Rector’s Sabbatical and Our Season of Renewal
This summer we invite the entire parish community into a season of renewal. Our rector, Mother Elizabeth, will be on sabbatical from May 9 through September 4. Meanwhile, through a series of special events, the parish will reconnect with sources of meaning that have sustained this community for a hundred years and more — while having some fun!
Join us Sunday, 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.
All are welcome to worship, explore, inquire, and feast. You are most welcome to come, whether or not you RSVP, but an RSVP would help us plan. RSVP to: http://evite.me/fZrEztbezy
This season of renewal for the parish is sponsored in its entirety by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment.
Interested in serving as an Acolyte? Contact Mike Kornelsen or any Acolyte for more information. Training will be held Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am in the church.
Outdoor Spring Clean-up
Mark your calendar! Saturday, May 7 from 8:00 am until 12 noon. Contact Jeff Brown for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-630-0962. Join us for coffee, bagels, fellowship all with a sense of accomplishment!
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 email@example.com or Meg North. For more information, please visit http://cathedralridge.org/
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.
- The Rev’d Elizabeth Marie Melchionna: Christian cleric and Priest at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral; joining panel on May 5.
- For more information visit the ELF section of the St. Andrew’s website: https://www.standrewdenver.org/elf
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. 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. Donation forms are available in the undercroft or on our website at www.standrewdenver.org. Please return completed form to Judie James, or another auction volunteer, at coffee hour, or by email to Auction2016@standrewdenver.org, by May 22.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or talk with her after service.
First Quarter Contributions Statements
Contribution Statements have been printed and will be available today on the coffee table in the undercroft. Look for them in a distribution file box. Pick your statement up today!
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 (email@example.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
Vaseline, Eyeglasses, Men’s underwear sizes 30 – 38, Men’s white tee shirts – (underwear type), Shoe laces, Shampoo
Family Promise Update
In the past week we had four terrific teams that volunteered at The First Unitarian Church (FUCS) in the Family Promise Program. Thank you to the following: Al Grinestaff, Michael Van Cleave, Betty Luce, Ken Backensto, Susan Beale, Janice Woodward, Barbara Bomberger, Shelley Brown, Elayne Gallagher, Marilyn Morgan, Karen Mayer, Teri Appell, Judie James, and Nancy Weaver. The families appreciated our food and care and the Unitarian Church is most grateful for our help in taking care of the families while they are housed at the church. Let’s hope and pray that with our small contribution to their well-being these families will find their way to housing and gratifying employment. Thank you one and all. Lynne Valentine
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