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

 

 

 

Sunday, July 9
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 am Holy Eucharist | Church
10:00 am Solemn Eucharist | Church
5:30 pm Still Point | Church

Thursdays in July
12 noon – 1:30 Book of Ruth Bible Study | UC

Friday, July 7
7:30 pm Harpsichord Recital | Friends of Music

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 our Children’s and Family Ministry, Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

Come One, Come All! Join us in Creative Wondering!
One of the ways we live into our identity as those who “welcome” is to welcome children, ages 3 – 16 to join us for All-Ages Summer Sunday School, beginning this Sunday, July 9 and continuing each Sunday through August 13.

We’ll start with a reflection on the Great Green Growing Sundays of the Church Year that follow Pentecost, as we create flower pots for the Garth (the grassy area between the church and the parish house). Flowers symbolize the Resurrection and we decorate the church with them to invite worshippers to reflect on the principles of integrity, truth, and simplicity that animate our worship and our lives as followers of the One who Welcomes All. At the end of our session this Sunday, we’ll process with our flower pots up to the altar for the Eucharist, so that everyone can join us in this reflection as we prepare to receive Christ in the Bread and the Wine.

During the remaining Sundays we’ll be creating a “frontal” for the altar. The frontal is the cloth along the top front of the altar that changes color with the change of liturgical season. The children will engage in art as a reflection of God who is present in the act of making art and who welcomes all to the table we are preparing. As we work, we’ll reflect on our favorite Bible stories, symbols of our faith such as the Cross, Dove, Chalice, and Bread. We might wonder what color God is or whether God has a favorite color.

Weather permitting, we’ll work outdoors to be inspired by God’s world and the flower pots we created the first week (we’ll have a shady working area, but you might want to bring sunscreen or a hat if your skin is sensitive). On August 13, we’ll finish our work and again process with it into the church in time to put our frontal on the altar and reflect on the images we have created as we prepare to receive Christ in the Bread and the Wine.

All-Parish Fall Retreat
If you haven’t already, please let us know you’d like to join us September 22-24 at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA. We need your commitment before July 22.

For more information, 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.

Book of Ruth Bible Study
“Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God.” Come and explore the first chapter of Ruth this Thursday, July 6th with us from 12-130 in the undercroft. Bring a brown bag lunch for table fellowship and conversation. We’ll continue to meet the following Thursdays in July to learn about Ruth’s story, God’s action in it, and God’s action in our lives.

Thank you from the Adzimas
Many, many thanks for all your support, care, and love during my pregnancy and upon Rachel’s birth. We are blessed to be a part of this community. As I look back on my pregnancy, it was such a special treat to be thrown a shower and to have our baby be celebrated. Every night we read a book to Rachel at bedtime, thankful for the diverse and many books you gave us. We are grateful for all your contributions to her crib and for a safe and comfortable place to lay her head at night. We are moved to think her crib holds your prayers and love as she sleeps, dreams, and grows. Each and every meal was delicious and life-giving during those early weeks. We truly felt all of your support throughout it all. With Alan having 6 weeks off, Rachel, Alan, and I had an amazing time together following Rachel’s birth. It is wonderful to be back among you full time and to dive into our shared ministries again. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Loaves and Fishes: July 30
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.

This year, St. Andrew’s and other parishes in our diocese will celebrate Loaves & Fishes Sunday on July 30. To ensure that Metro Caring’s market remains stocked with nutritious and delicious food, please bring your food donations to church on that Sunday—recommended food items include: beans—canned or dry, brown or white rice, quinoa, peanut butter, unsweetened rolled oats, canned vegetables, canned soups, canned tuna or chicken (in water), whole grain pasta and pasta sauces, whole grain cereals, shelf-stable milk or milk substitutes, unsalted nuts and seeds, unsweetened dried fruits, and unsweetened applesauce. 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.

We will welcome Ryan Galanaugh from Metro Caring on Sunday, July 2. He will briefly share the mission and success of Metro Caring during the service and will be available for questions afterwards during coffee hour.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Janice Woodward (Janice.L.Woodward@gmail.com).

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!

Interested in EfM?
Are you:…Interested in deepening your faith and your understanding of our Christian heritage, learning how to think theologically, and becoming more confident to be Christ’s minister in the world?
…Wondering what the Scriptures really say, or how to discern God’s call in your life, or “what’s next” after finishing Catechumenate?
…Or for you past EfM participants—are you missing the small group intimacy and learning environment? Thinking you didn’t “absorb” enough the first time around?

If so, please consider joining our group. The Joint St. Andrew’s/Holy Redeemer EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY (EfM) Program is recruiting for September, 2017

AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING will be held:
July 9, 11:15 am, Community Room, Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2552 Williams

If you are at all curious about EfM, please contact Selena Billington (303-494-8624; selena.billington@fitchfamily.org), Pennie Goodman, (303-913-2208; pjchubb@aol.com) or Jennifer Macy (303-320-1276; macy.jennifer@comcast.net) Deadline: Required paperwork and payment (or arrangements) must be submitted to Selena by Friday, July 28. Scholarships and/or financial assistance may be available.

Traffic Pattern Changes Coming In an effort to enhance our neighborhood and improve safety, Denver will be converting 19th and 20th Avenues, and Grant and Logan Streets to two-way traffic in our immediate area. We’ll give you more information as we receive updates, or you can sign u

Sunday, July 2
The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 am Holy Eucharist | Church
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 our Mission and Outreach Ministry, used to support those in need through our fundamental partners. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

St. Andrew’s Sustainability Task Force: Today
The Task Force will be meeting following the 10am service on July 2 in the Parish House Common Room. We hold up our stewardship of all creation in prayer, and will be considering further steps within this parish. All who are interested in joining or to get more information are welcome! Please contact Ruth Carver Bondurant for further details rucarver@gmail.com.

“Baroque-ing In” a New Harpsichord
Late in 2016, a harpsichord was donated to St. Andrew’s. Our “in house” instrumental experts Ralph Valentine and choir member/organist Linda Mack and her husband have donated their time to replace some missing strings, repair and tune it, and it is now ready to be publically inaugurated!

So as the first of our 2017 St. Andrew’s Friends of Music events, “Baroque-ing in” the new harpsichord will be the focus of a recital in the church on Friday evening, July 7, 7:30pm, with guest artists Frank Nowell, Jim Fittz (cello), Linda Mack, Ralph Valentine, Tim and MB Krueger, Matt Bentley, and Ashley Hoffman. Works by Purcell, Couperin, Boyce, Vivaldi, and others will put the instrument through its paces.

Plan to come hear this new instrument in recital, and support the Friends of Music in its effort to fulfill its $20,000 commitment to the budget. Suggested donation of $20 per person; but donations of any size (+ or -) will be accepted. Recital followed by a wine and cheese reception in the undercroft.

Summer Sunday School starts next week!
Bring your creativity and join us each week from July 9 to August 18. For more information, contact Zoe Cole at zoe@standrewdenver.org

Thank you from the Adzimas
Many, many thanks for all your support, care, and love during my pregnancy and upon Rachel’s birth. We are blessed to be a part of this community. As I look back on my pregnancy, it was such a special treat to be thrown a shower and to have our baby be celebrated. Every night we read a book to Rachel at bedtime, thankful for the diverse and many books you gave us. We are grateful for all your contributions to her crib and for a safe and comfortable place to lay her head at night. We are moved to think her crib holds your prayers and love as she sleeps, dreams, and grows. Each and every meal was delicious and life-giving during those early weeks. We truly felt all of your support throughout it all. With Alan having 6 weeks off, Rachel, Alan, and I had an amazing time together following Rachel’s birth. It is wonderful to be back among you full time and to dive into our shared ministries again. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

All-Parish Fall Retreat
If you haven’t already, please let us know you’d like to join us September 22-24 at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA. We need your commitment before July 22.

For more information, 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.

Blessing of the Bikes
An exuberant thank you to all who rode and participated in our Blessing of the Bikes and Bike to Church day this past Sunday! It was a perfect way to celebrate the first Sunday of Summer. Special thanks to Mother Elizabeth for creating a beautiful liturgy, to Brenda Vang and Ruth Carver Bondurant for organizing this day, as well as the Sustainability Task Force. We look forward to many more such events.

Book of Ruth Bible Study
“Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God.” Come and explore the first chapter of Ruth this Thursday, July 6th with us from 12-130 in the undercroft. Bring a brown bag lunch for table fellowship and conversation. We’ll continue to meet the following Thursdays in July to learn about Ruth’s story, God’s action in it, and God’s action in our lives.

Loaves and Fishes: July 30
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.

This year, St. Andrew’s and other parishes in our diocese will celebrate Loaves & Fishes Sunday on July 30. To ensure that Metro Caring’s market remains stocked with nutritious and delicious food, please bring your food donations to church on that Sunday—recommended food items include: beans—canned or dry, brown or white rice, quinoa, peanut butter, unsweetened rolled oats, canned vegetables, canned soups, canned tuna or chicken (in water), whole grain pasta and pasta sauces, whole grain cereals, shelf-stable milk or milk substitutes, unsalted nuts and seeds, unsweetened dried fruits, and unsweetened applesauce. 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.

We will welcome Ryan Galanaugh from Metro Caring on Sunday, July 2. He will briefly share the mission and success of Metro Caring during the service and will be available for questions afterwards during coffee hour.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Janice Woodward (Janice.L.Woodward@gmail.com).

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!

Interested in EfM?
Are you:…Interested in deepening your faith and your understanding of our Christian heritage, learning how to think theologically, and becoming more confident to be Christ’s minister in the world?
…Wondering what the Scriptures really say, or how to discern God’s call in your life, or “what’s next” after finishing Catechumenate?
…Or for you past EfM participants—are you missing the small group intimacy and learning environment? Thinking you didn’t “absorb” enough the first time around?

If so, please consider joining our group. The Joint St. Andrew’s/Holy Redeemer EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY (EfM) Program is recruiting for September, 2017

AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING will be held:
July 9, 11:15 am, Community Room, Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2552 Williams

If you are at all curious about EfM, please contact Selena Billington (303-494-8624; selena.billington@fitchfamily.org), Pennie Goodman, (303-913-2208; pjchubb@aol.com) or Jennifer Macy (303-320-1276; macy.jennifer@comcast.net) Deadline: Required paperwork and payment (or arrangements) must be submitted to Selena by Friday, July 28. Scholarships and/or financial assistance may be available.

Traffic Pattern Changes Coming In an effort to enhance our neighborhood and improve safety, Denver will be converting 19th and 20th Avenues, and Grant and Logan Streets to two-way traffic in our immediate area. We’ll give you more information as we receive updates, or you can sign up at www.denvergov.org/19thand20th

Sunday, June 25
The Third Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 am Holy Eucharist | Church
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 Maintaining our Buildings and Grounds. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

Bike to Church Day: Today
What’s faster than walking, and cheaper than driving….? Biking! Come share in St. Andrew’s Blessing of the Bikes. Following the service we will proceed outside for the Blessing of the Bikes! Afterward, join us for special treats, bike decorating, and a very short bike parade to the Benedict Fountain Park. All are welcome – even those without bikes!

Still Point Reception: Today
If you frequently or occasionally attend our 5:30 Still Point service (or if you’re simply curious about it!), please join us at a wine and cheese reception immediately following the service this evening. We’ll raise a glass to thank those who have made this lovely service happen over the past year. We’re also looking for additional Still Point set-up teams, and this event will be an opportunity to learn more. Questions? Contact our Still Point Coordinator, Cindy Henning (henning_cindy@comcast.net).

All-Parish Fall Retreat – Take the Survey Today!
Retreat highlights: at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA near Granby, from Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24. Price: as low as $81/adult, $22/child (6-12) per night, includes lodging, six meals, and a ton of fun and fellowship! Look for the Registration link this week in your e-mailbox! We need your decision and your deposit by July 22.

If you have questions, join members of the planning team for an information session after the 10am service today or contact Children’s Minister, Zoe Cole or other members of the planning team: Heather Culwell, Ally Dodge, and Victoria Parker. Want to attend but need a little assistance? Contact Zoe or Mother Elizabeth.

Bible Study
We will be gathering Thursdays in July to study the book of Ruth. Bring a brown bag lunch and meet in the undercroft from 12noon to 1:30pm. Contact Mother Melissa for more information: melissa@standrewdenver.org

Loaves and Fishes: July 30
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.

This year, St. Andrew’s and other parishes in our diocese will celebrate Loaves & Fishes Sunday on July 30. To ensure that Metro Caring’s market remains stocked with nutritious and delicious food, please bring your food donations to church on that Sunday—recommended food items include: beans—canned or dry, brown or white rice, quinoa, peanut butter, unsweetened rolled oats, canned vegetables, canned soups, canned tuna or chicken (in water), whole grain pasta and pasta sauces, whole grain cereals, shelf-stable milk or milk substitutes, unsalted nuts and seeds, unsweetened dried fruits, and unsweetened applesauce. 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.

We will welcome Ryan Galanaugh from Metro Caring on Sunday, July 2. He will briefly share the mission and success of Metro Caring during the service and will be available for questions afterwards during coffee hour.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Janice Woodward (Janice.L.Woodward@gmail.com).

“Baroque-ing In” a New Harpsichord
Late in 2016, a harpsichord was donated to St. Andrew’s. Our “in house” instrumental experts Ralph Valentine and choir member/organist Linda Mack and her husband have donated their time to replace some missing strings, repair and tune it, and it is now ready to be publically inaugurated!

So as the first of our 2017 St. Andrew’s Friends of Music events, “Baroque-ing in” the new harpsichord will be the focus of a recital in the church on Friday evening, July 7, 7:30pm, with guest artists Frank Nowell, Jim Fittz (cello), Linda Mack, Ralph Valentine, Tim and MB Krueger, Matt Bentley, and Ashley Hoffman. Works by Purcell, Couperin, Boyce, Vivaldi, and others will put the instrument through its paces.

Plan to come hear this new instrument in recital, and support the Friends of Music in its effort to fulfill its $20,000 commitment to the budget. Suggested donation of $20 per person; but donations of any size (+ or -) will be accepted. Recital followed by a wine and cheese reception in the undercroft.

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. Andrew’s Sustainability Task Force
The Task Force will be meeting following the 10am service on July 2 in the Parish House Common Room. We hold up our stewardship of all creation in prayer, and will be considering further steps within this parish. All who are interested in joining or to get more information are welcome! Please contact Ruth Carver Bondurant for further details rucarver@gmail.com.

Interested in EfM?
Are you:…Interested in deepening your faith and your understanding of our Christian heritage, learning how to think theologically, and becoming more confident to be Christ’s minister in the world?
…Wondering what the Scriptures really say, or how to discern God’s call in your life, or “what’s next” after finishing Catechumenate?
…Or for you past EfM participants—are you missing the small group intimacy and learning environment? Thinking you didn’t “absorb” enough the first time around?

If so, please consider joining our group. The Joint St. Andrew’s/Holy Redeemer EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY (EfM) Program is recruiting for September, 2017

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS will be held:
July 9, 11:15 am, Community Room, Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2552 Williams

If you are at all curious about EfM, please contact Selena Billington (303-494-8624; selena.billington@fitchfamily.org), Pennie Goodman, (303-913-2208; pjchubb@aol.com) or Jennifer Macy (303-320-1276; macy.jennifer@comcast.net) Deadline: Required paperwork and payment (or arrangements) must be submitted to Selena by Friday, July 28. Scholarships and/or financial assistance may be available.

Auction Final!
The auction has raised about $12,000 for St. Andrew’s, based upon tabulation of the winning bids and subtraction of approximate expenses.
You may make your payment by writing a check to St. Andrew’s, with the word “auction” (and your bid number, if you still have it, in the memo line), and placing it into the offering plate. You may also pay by putting cash in an envelope marked “auction” into the plate. If you pay by cash, please be sure to include your name, so we know who is making the payment; and if you still have your bid number, that would be helpful. If you have questions about your winnings or making payments, contact Shelley Brown at brownshel@comcast.net . Please include the word “auction” in the subject line of your email. Thank you for your participation!

Episcopal Public Policy Network
The national church and the Episcopal Public Policy Network invite people to work to preserve and advance environmental integrity and justice. Please consider participating in this call for action. “Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has released this statement regarding President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. Though the withdrawal from this agreement is a setback, advocacy on environmental issues can still have a big impact.Continue to make your voice heard on climate issues, and learn about the impact the appropriations process can have on our environment, economy, and health. Heeding our Episcopal call to promote environmental stewardship, will you join us in this important advocacy effort?” Contact your members today and ask them to protect critical environmental programs!

Traffic Pattern Changes Coming In an effort to enhance our neighborhood and improve safety, Denver will be converting 19th and 20th Avenues, and Grant and Logan Streets to two-way traffic in our immediate area. We’ll give you more information as we receive updates, or you can sign up at www.denvergov.org/19thand20th

Sunday, June 18

The Second Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am      Holy Eucharist | Church

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 our Music Ministry. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

 

All-Parish Fall Retreat – Sign up now!

This year’s retreat will be held on September 22-24, 2017, at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA in beautiful Grandby Colorado, just north of Winter Park. So far, we have 23 adults and 13 kids, but it’s not too late to add you into the fun!  As with our first retreat, the entire parish is invited and the weekend will consist of a combination of adult and child faith formation, coupled with fun activities, team building, socializing and recreating in the great outdoors.

 

Parish Retreat Highlights: Dates: Friday, September 22 arrival, departing Sunday, September 24 (includes the ability to arrive early Friday and stay late on Sunday!) Price: $81 per adult, $22 per child (age 6-12) per night, includes lodging, SIX meals and ton of fun! If you have questions, you can ask the planning team:  Heather Culwell, Victoria Parker, Ally Dodge or Zoe Cole (zoe@standrewdenver.org).  If you would like to attend, but need financial assistance, please see Mother Elizabeth or Zoe Cole.

 

Bike to Church Day

What’s faster than walking, and cheaper than driving….? Biking! Come share in St. Andrew’s Bike to Church day and Blessing of the Bikes on Sunday, June 25. We’ll ride to the 10am service, park in our monitored OK Bicycle Corral, and following the service we will proceed outside for the Blessing of the Bikes! Afterward, join us for special treats, bike decorating, and a very short bike parade to the Benedict Fountain Park. All are welcome – even those without bikes! To explore your transportation and route options, check out the mywaytogo.org site. Contact Ruth Carver Bondurant at rucarver@gmail.com if you’d like to help, and keep your eyes peeled for more info soon!

 

Still Point Reception

If you frequently or occasionally attend our 5:30 Still Point service (or if you’re simply curious about it!), please join us at a wine and cheese reception immediately following that service on Sunday, June 25th.  We’ll raise a glass to thank those who have made this lovely service happen over the past year.  We’re also looking for additional Still Point set-up teams, and this event will be an opportunity to learn more.  Questions?  Contact our Still Point Coordinator, Cindy Henning (henning_cindy@comcast.net).

 

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!

 

Bible Study

Would you be interested in attending a 4 week Bible Study this summer at St. Andrew’s?  We are taking a poll to see if we can gather a group to share in a simple brown bag lunch with conversation about a book of the Bible.  Contact Mother Melissa if you’re interested: melissa@standrewdenver.org

 

 

EfM Sunday
Today is EfM Sunday at St. Andrew’s, in which we celebrate the ministries of everyone who’s ever participated in the Education for Ministry program.  There’ll also be an informational meeting about EfM in the Delzell Room following the 10:00 service (see below).

 

 

Interested in EfM?

Are you:…Interested in deepening your faith and your understanding of our Christian heritage, learning how to think     theologically, and becoming more confident to be Christ’s minister in the world?

…Wondering what the Scriptures really say, or how to discern God’s call in your life, or “what’s next” after finishing Catechumenate?

…Or for you past EfM participants—are you missing the small group intimacy and learning environment?  Thinking you didn’t “absorb” enough the first time around?

 

If so, please consider joining our group.  The Joint St. Andrew’s/Holy Redeemer EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY (EfM) Program is recruiting for September, 2017

 

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS will be held:

Today,  12:00 noon, Delzell Room, St. Andrew’s, 2015 Glenarm;

July 9, 11:15 am, Community Room, Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2552 Williams

 

If you are at all curious about EfM, please contact Selena Billington (303-494-8624; selena.billington@fitchfamily.org), Pennie Goodman, (303-913-2208; pjchubb@aol.com)   or Jennifer Macy (303-320-1276; macy.jennifer@comcast.net)  Deadline:  Required paperwork and payment (or arrangements) must be submitted to Selena by Friday, July 28.  Scholarships and/or financial assistance may be available.

 

Auction Final! 

The auction has raised about $12,000 for St. Andrew’s, based upon tabulation of the winning bids and subtraction of approximate expenses.

 

If you have won any items you should receive an emailed statement by Saturday, June 10, listing the items that you have won and the total amount that you owe.   You may make your payment by writing a check to St. Andrew’s, with the word “auction” and your bid number if you still have it in the memo line, and placing it into the offering plate.  You may also pay by putting cash in an envelope marked “auction” into the plate.  If you pay by cash, please be sure to include your name, so we know who is making the payment; and if you still have your bid number, that would be helpful.

 

You may also pay by check, cash, or credit card at the auction table in the undercroft during one of the coffee hours on Sundays, June 11 and 18.   The auction table is also the place to pick up items left at the auction and any gift certificates or gift card that you have won.   If you have questions about your winnings or making payments, OR if you are unsure that we have your current email address, please inquire at the auction table or contact Shelley Brown at brownshel@comcast.net .  Please include the word “auction” in the subject line of your email.

 

Thank you for your participation!

 

World Refugee Day

The Episcopal Migration Ministries is inviting parishes to celebrate World Refugee Day on June 20th. The celebration builds upon the Welcoming the Stranger: Affirmations for Faith Leaders, a United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees [UNHCR] document prepared by a coalition of faith-based humanitarian organizations and academic institutions, which calls for welcoming refugees and other displaced persons with dignity, respect, and loving support. Underlying this invitation is the recognition that the current narratives about refugees “limit our vision and prevent us from seeing the human face of suffering, from knowing the kindness of our neighbors, and from feeling the joy you get from making a true connection with someone new. These walls are preventing us from living the call that all faiths share: the call to welcome the stranger.”  Other resources include: Refugees Welcome Toolkit and Neighbors Together.  For more information, please go to the EMM website at www.episcopalmigrationministries.org.

 

Episcopal Public Policy Network

The national church and the Episcopal Public Policy Network invite people to work to preserve and advance environmental integrity and justice.  Please consider participating in this call for action.

 

“Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has released this statement regarding President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. Though the withdrawal from this agreement is a setback, advocacy on environmental issues can still have a big impact.

 

Continue to make your voice heard on climate issues, and learn about the impact the appropriations process can have on our environment, economy, and health.  Heeding our Episcopal call to promote environmental stewardship, will you join us in this important advocacy effort?”
Contact your members today and ask them to protect critical environmental programs!

 

Sunday, May 28
The Seventh Sunday in Easter
8:00 am Holy Eucharist | Church
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 Maintaining our Buildings and Grounds. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

Auction Update! Sunday, June 4, following the 10 o’clock service, is our Silent Auction and Pentecost Picnic. Watch the website (www.standrewdenver.org) for the online Auction Catalog! To save time on Auction Day, get your Bidder Number from the Auction Table in the undercroft today. You will still be able to get a Bidder Number on Auction Day, and you must have a number in order to bid. Bidding starts when the service ends and continues until 12:45 pm. Watch for our new Red Hot Deals table, with all items are under $10. Bring some cash, because Red Hot Deals are fixed price, cash only, to be purchased and taken away on Auction Day. Lots of small items for kids and adults! Enjoy your picnic lunch, but keep checking the bid sheets to make sure you are not out bid. During the week of June 4, you will receive a list of your winnings by email. Pay for your auction items and pick up your stuff during coffee hour on June 11 or 18. Dress casual and wear something red! Don’t forget your sunscreen. Mimosas, bloody marys, wine, and beer will be at the undercroft bar. We will also serve lemonade, iced tea, and La Croix. Zoe and helpers are hosting a beach party, with wading pools, fun activities, in the courtyard, and serving pizza and lemonade.

Coffee Hour Update
Last call for volunteers to help maintain coffee service after the Sunday liturgies. Eight (8) single or couples coffee maker volunteers are needed for the summer months.: just 3 Sundays:- one Sunday after one liturgy per month. To date two (2) parishioners have signed-up. Brief meeting Today after both the 8:00 and 10:00 am liturgies in the Parish House. If you can not make the meeting and would like to help or have questions regarding duties , please call Cecilia Masson at 303-458-9476 or email her at camasson5256@gmail.com..

All Parish Retreat – Save the Date! September 22-24, 2017
Be sure to mark your calendars now so you can join us at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA for a weekend of “growing in God’s love” together as parish family. All are invited to share in an exploration of how we maintain and share our Christian hope with our children and the world, especially in times of crisis. We’ll have time for fellowship, worship, and fun-filled community-building for both adults and children. If you haven’t already completed the Survey Monkey sent in the parish-wide e-mail Friday, do so as quickly as possible to share your thoughts. We’ll share more details as the retreat approaches so you can plan fully. Contact Zoe Cole for more information at zoe@standrewdenver.org

St. Francis Center
Looking for a few good men! Now that I have your attention, the St. Francis Center 2nd Sunday volunteer group needs some additional men to help out. Men work the showers during our shifts so women really can’t do this particular job. If you could spare 4 hours once a month, or once every few months,, to help out our neighbors at the St. Francis Center it would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers hand out towels, soap and shampoo, and generally oversee and help clean the area during showers. It’s a physical but much-needed and rewarding job. If you think you might be interested in this work, please call or email me for more information: Jennifer Macy, macy.jennifer@comcast.net, 303.320.1276. Many many thanks!

The Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation Taskforce
The Episcopal Public Policy Network invites us to read the Office of Government Relations resource on the federal budget in order to educate ourselves on the Truman administrations’ newly released budget proposal so that we can engage in informed advocacy; [https://cqrcengage.com/episcopal/file/Ss0MDCVh3ta/Federal%20Budget%20and%20TEC%20one%20pager%202.pdf]The specific recommendations are that: 1. We read the Office of Government Relations resource on the federal budget and the additional resources listed there; 2. We organize a congregational dialogue to discuss the values we espouse at Saint Andrew’s and hope to see in the federal budget; 3. We learn about the “For Such a Time as This” campaign, which is an ecumenical initiative for poverty alleviation supported by Bishop Curry; and 4. Each of us email eppn@epsicopalchurch.org to share our stories of engaging the federal budget process.

Sunday, April 16
Easter Day

9:00 am Holy Eucharist | Church
Easter Egg Hunt
11:00 am Solemn Eucharist | Church
5:30 pm There is no Still Point service

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

Today’s envelopes

Today’s plate (unpledged) offering supports our Music Ministry. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

2017 Budget Coffee Hour

Good news! The vestry approved a balanced 2017 budget at its March meeting, and is eager to share it with the parish at coffee hours after each service on April 23rd in the Common Room.

Daughters of the King

A special invitation is offered to all women to come to an informational meeting about Daughters of the King on April 23 after both services in the undercroft. DOK is a lay order for women of all ages who wish to take vows to prayer and service. This is a time to hear other members and Joyce Culwell, the High Plains Regional Representive, tell you about what Daughters do and it will include a Q and A time. Information and brochures will also be available to take home. Interested but can’t make it on the 23rd? Please call Joyce at 303-770-2722.

Medical Equipment to Lend or Share?

Do you have medical equipment at home that you would be willing to lend to members of our congregation? Medical situations, whether planned or unexpected, can often require people to obtain expensive items they cannot easily afford. We would like to create a “lending library” of reusable medical products for members of our community who need items on a temporary basis. Items that might be included in the database would be crutches, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, ice machines or gel packs, shower chairs, etc. If you have something that you would be willing to store at your home and lend to someone, please email Lisa Sisneros at lpsisneros@comcast.net or Shelley Brown at brownshel@comcast.net . We will take the information we get from people and create a database from which we can draw to meet needs. Look for future announcements about how this ministry will work.

Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation Taskforce Invitation

The Episcopal Public Policy Network has a Lenten series entitled Jesus Led the Way which examines the intersection of our faith and current public policy proposals. If you’re interested, you can access the website at Episcopal Public Policy Network eppn@episcopalchurch.org.
Also the Episcopal Migration Ministries, which defines its mission as “embracing the command of Jesus, and his definition of neighbor, needs our help to continue “to care for and welcome our newest neighbors” and so is asking that we: reach out to refugee and immigrant groups in our community; “pray for victims of fear, jealousy, and self-interest” the face of policy changes. You can access this call at: The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, EMM Director kmartin@episcopalchurch.org. If you would like more information, you can contact Lucy McGuffey at lucy.mcguffey@ucdenver.edu.

Sunday, March 26
The Third Sunday in Lent
9:00 am Holy Eucharist | Church
9:00 am TSE | Common Room
11:00 am Solemn Eucharist | Church
5:30 pm Still Point | Church

Thursday, March 30
5:45 pm Evensong | Church
Followed by Meal, ELF and Catechumenate
Undercroft
Friday, March 31
12 Noon Stations of the Cross | 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

Today’s envelopes
Today’s plate (unpledged) offering supports Maintaining our Buildings and Grounds. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

Tiny House Village Update, Today
Please join us today in the undercroft after the 9 am service, or in the Delzell Room after the 11 am service. Mike Ogborn and Wib Garfield will update the parish on their conversations with the city, as well as a new potential collaboration and time frame to build Tiny Home Villages for the homeless.

Stations of the Cross in Lent
On each Friday in Lent at Noon, a brief, simple Stations of the Cross service will take place in the church. The Stations of the Cross provide a meditation on Christ’s “way of sorrows,” following him from Pilate’s judgement seat to the cross and the grave. The service will last approximately 20 minutes, using our splendid bronze Stations as points of focus, and is a spoken version of the Stations of the Cross that is sung on Tuesday evening in Holy Week. Share Our Lord’s path this Lent. All are welcome.

Exploring Life and Faith (ELF) program: ART AND SPIRITUALITY: A LENTEN JOURNEY

Thursday evenings in the undercroft, following Evensong. A light meal is served at 6:30; and the program begins at 7:15.

On Thursday evenings during Lent, artists from St. Andrew’s will share ways that various art forms can enrich our spiritual lives and draw us more deeply into the Lenten journey. These sessions are designed to be experiential, so we invite you to come and share in the creative process.

March 30 with Peter and Anne Thulson
Peter and Anne will introduce the artist, Lenka Clayton, and the concept of “gift” in contemporary art. They’ll present a short image-based power point of Clayton’s art and then have a making activity. (No formal art skills required!) All art supplies will be provided.

Easter Memorials and Thanksgiving
Celebrate the Resurrection by remembering your loved ones with a contribution towards lilies and other flowers and greens for the Easter season. Remembrances will be listed in the service leaflets for the Easter Vigil and Easter Day. Forms from the service leaflet may be completed and placed in the offering plate or provide the information to the Parish Office with your donation by Monday, April 3. A minimum donation of $30 is requested; please make checks payable to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, with “Easter Flowers” in the memo line. If it is important to you to have memorial names listed, and the $30 presents a hardship, please contact the Rector.

Meals for the Adzima Family
A Meal that Heals ministry is coordinating preparation and delivery of three (3) meals per week thru Sign Up Genius. We are looking for delivery of three freezable entrees to be labeled Adzima Family and brought to the St. Andrew’s kitchen each week. The meals will be delivered to the family each Sunday afternoon. You can sign up for meals, delivery or both. You are welcome to include a card or note to the family with your meal if you wish. These cards will be delivered along with the meals each Sunday. To sign up, visit here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aea62babfd0-food

Maundy Thursday Vigil
“Could you not watch with me one hour?” says Jesus to his disciples. If you would like to assist for an hour in keeping vigil with the Reserved Sacrament at the Altar of Repose on the night of Maundy Thursday (April 13) until the morning of Good Friday, please sign up in the narthex. Sign up for one hour, or for longer. Prayer resources and reading material will be available, and we hope to have two people sign up for each hour.

Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation Taskforce Invitation
The Episcopal Public Policy Network has a Lenten series entitled Jesus Led the Way which examines the intersection of our faith and current public policy proposals. If you’re interested, you can access the website at Episcopal Public Policy Network eppn@episcopalchurch.org.
Also the Episcopal Migration Ministries, which defines its mission as “embracing the command of Jesus, and his definition of neighbor, needs our help to continue “to care for and welcome our newest neighbors” and so is asking that we: reach out to refugee and immigrant groups in our community; “pray for victims of fear, jealousy, and self-interest” the face of policy changes. You can access this call at: The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, EMM Director kmartin@episcopalchurch.org. If you would like more information, you can contact Lucy McGuffey at lucy.mcguffey@ucdenver.edu.
HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2017 AT ST. ANDREW’S

During the week before Easter, we gather as a community to journey with Jesus to Jerusalem and the cross, before celebrating his Resurrection. The ancient services in which we participate invite us to move away from the routine of our daily lives, and transport us, as we walk the way of the cross, to consider the love of God shown to us in the person of Jesus. We invite you observe Holy Week with us by participating in this journey.

Sunday, April 9 Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday with the Liturgy of the Palms at 9:00 & 11:00 am, 5:30

Tuesday, April 11 The Way of the Cross at 7:00 pm
On this evening we retrace Jesus’ journey, from his Trial before Pilate and his walk to Golgotha, carrying his Cross, to his Death upon that Cross. Childcare available.
Wednesday, April 12 Tenebrae Service at 7:00 pm
An ancient service in which the lights are extinguished during the chanting of psalms of penitence and lament. Childcare available.
Thursday, April 13 Morning Prayer at 9:00 am
Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 pm
On this night, the Church remembers Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. With humility, we reenact Jesus’ washing of his disciples’ feet, and we commemorate the Institution of the Lord’s Supper as we celebrate the Eucharist in obedience to his command. Childcare available.
All night Vigil at the Altar of Repose
Friday, April 14 Morning Prayer at 9:00 am
Good Friday Service at 12:00 noon
On this most solemn day, we gather at the hour Jesus hung on the cross to pray for the whole world, to venerate the cross, and to share the bread and wine consecrated the night before. Childcare available.
Friday, April 14 Downward to Darkness: Poems, Prayers, and Music for the night of Good Friday at 7:00pm
On this most solemn night, we’ll gather in the church for a time of meditation and reflection, guided by poetry and music appropriate to the occasion.
Saturday, April 15 Holy Saturday Prayers at 9:00 am
Our community gathers on this morning in a simple prayer service to remember Jesus’ descent into the Grave after which we begin to clean and prepare the Church for the Easter Celebration.
Saturday, April 15 The Great Vigil of Easter at 7:00 pm
This service, traditionally begun at or after sunset, begins the celebration of the Resurrection. Following a tradition going back to the earliest days of the church, we participate in the Blessing of the New Fire, the Liturgy of the Word, Holy Baptism, and the first Eucharist of Easter, with bells and glorious music. Our celebration continues with a festive reception in the Undercroft. Childcare available.
Sunday, April 16 Easter Sunday Services at 9:00 am and 11:00 am
The celebration of the Resurrection continues at these festive services. Childcare available.

No Still Point service at 5:30 pm.

Monday, April 17 Parish Office will be closed.

Sunday, March 5

The First Sunday in Lent

9:00 am    Holy Eucharist | Church

11:00 am  Solemn Eucharist | Church

5:30 pm   Still Point | Church

     

                       

 

Thursday, March 9

5:45 pm   Evensong | Church

                        Followed by Meal,                                                                ELF and Catechumenate

Undercroft

Friday, March 10

12 Noon Stations of the Cross | 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


Today’s envelopes

Today’s plate (unpledged) offering supports our Mission and Outreach Ministry. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.

 

Stations of the Cross in Lent
On each Friday in Lent at Noon, a brief, simple Stations of the Cross service will take place in the church.  The Stations of the Cross provide a meditation on Christ’s “way of sorrows,” following him from Pilate’s judgement seat to the cross and the grave.  The service will last approximately 20 minutes, using our splendid bronze Stations as points of focus, and is a spoken version of the Stations of the Cross that is sung on Tuesday evening in Holy Week.  Share Our Lord’s path this Lent.  All are welcome.

 

Exploring Life and Faith (ELF) program: ART AND SPIRITUALITY:  A LENTEN JOURNEY

 

Thursday evenings in the undercroft, following Evensong. A light meal is served at 6:30; and the program begins at 7:15.

 

On Thursday evenings during Lent, artists from St. Andrew’s will share ways that various art forms can enrich our spiritual lives and draw us more deeply into the Lenten journey.  These sessions are designed to be experiential, so we invite you to come and share in the creative process.

 

March 9 with Lucy McGuffey: Through an economy of words, poetry invites us into the mysteries and ambiguities of life, and in so doing, creates space for the spirit to speak.  We will read several poems and consider how they call each of us into a deeper reflection on our Lenten journeys.

 

See the listing for the remainder of the Lenten Series at the end of the announcements.

 

Our Parish Survey: Thanks!
Thank you to the 120 parishioners who completed our survey, Living into our Vision and Mission. Your responses have been invaluable as we consider a way forward that honors the hopes, priorities, and commitments of this faith community. We hope to have some results to share with you soon, and a complete report sometime in March.
Meals for the Adzima Family
A Meal that Heals ministry is coordinating preparation and delivery of three (3) meals per week thru Sign Up Genius.  We are looking for delivery of three freezable entrees to be labeled Adzima Family and brought to the St. Andrew’s kitchen each week. The meals will be delivered to the family each Sunday afternoon. You can sign up for meals, delivery or both.  You are welcome to include a card or note to the family with your meal if you wish.  These cards will be delivered along with the meals each Sunday.

To sign up, visit here:   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aea62babfd0-food

 

 

 

Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation Taskforce Invitation

The Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation taskforce invites interested parishioners to learn more about the nationally reported case of Jeanette Vizguerra, a Denver woman who has taken sanctuary in the Unitarian church on Lafayette Street.

 

She is a 45-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico who has had her request for a deportation stay denied.  If you would you like more information, you can contact the Denver branch of American Friends Service Committee and the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition.  If you would like to support her, you can sign a petition at https://action.groundswell-mvmt.org/petitions/jeanette-s-family-needs-her

 

Bishop’s Visitation, March 19

Every three years, our Bishop makes an official visit to the parish. Bishop O’Neill will preach and celebrate at the 9 and 11 am services on Sunday, March 19. Please plan to be with us that morning to welcome our Bishop into the life of our parish.

 

Ministering to Refugees and Immigrants  

Are you interested in serving, advocating for or learning more about our immigrant and refugee population here in Colorado? Our new Immigration and Refugee task force will be learning about these issues as well as deciding how we can best serve this growing population. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 15 in the Common Room. All are welcome. For more information or to be on our mailing list, call or text Barbara Bomberger at 214-412-9286, or email at bombergerb@comcast.net

 

The Parking Lot Prayer Group will meet on the second Wednesday of each month (March 8) in the Delzell Room beginning at 8:30am.  All are welcome.  The format is Lectio Divina, and the intention is to hold the parking lot project in prayer.

The Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation taskforce invites interested parishioners to consider participating in a one-hour education webinar entitled Love in Action: Episcopal Churches Welcome Refugees, which will take place on March 8th at 2:00 MST.  The program is sponsored by the Episcopal Migration Ministries and will inform people of the efforts of Episcopal congregations to create welcoming communities for immigrants and refugees.  For more information on the webinar as well as the Presiding Bishop’s statement on refugees, please go to the Episcopal Migration Ministries website: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/episcopal-migration-ministries, or contact Lucy McGuffey at lucy.mcguffey@ucdenver.edu

Additional ELF Lenten Series offerings:

 

March 16 with Tim and MB Krueger

March 23 with Hannah Claassen

March 30 with Peter and Anne Thulson

April 6 with Sue Torfin

 

Boulder Bach Festival concert at St. Andrew’s

Grammy-nominated guitarist and lutenist Richard Savino brings his theorbo to the Front Range, and is joined by the rich, velvety tones of mezzo-soprano soloist Clea Huston. Baroque violinist Adam LaMotte makes his first appearance in Boulder, joined by Front Range BBF artists. This program is sure to delight the senses while traveling through the baroque of Spain and the New World.  7:30 pm.  St. Andrew’s choristers and parishoners may receive 50% discounts with online ticket purchases, by using the discount code:  rufus01

 

 

 

Visit our website at www.standrewdenver.org

where you will find a link to our full calendar of events!

 

 

Sunday, February 19

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

9:00 am    Holy Eucharist | Church

11:00 am  Solemn Eucharist | Church

5:30 pm   Still Point | Church

Thursday, February 23

5:45 pm   Evensong | Church

                        Followed by Meal,                                                                ELF and Catechumenate

| Undercroft

 

 

 

This Week’s News in Brief  For additional information, events and announcements,

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Today’s envelopes

Today’s plate (unpledged) offering supports our Music Ministry. Please use the envelope in your leaflet or simply place your donation in the plate. Today’s DipJar donations also support this ministry.  To learn more about our Music Ministry, please visit our website at www.standrewdenver.org

 

Welcome Rachel Kelly Adzima
Melissa and Alan Adzima are thrilled to introduce their daughter Rachel, born Monday, February 13; 7.2 pounds, 19 inches.

 

Mother, father, and baby are resting happily. They welcome cards and letters sent to the house, and ask for your prayers. Please no calls, texts, or visits at this time. Mother Melissa will be on maternity leave until May 22.  Until then, her church email and voice mail will be inactive.

A Meal that Heals ministry is coordinating preparation and delivery of three (3) meals per week thru Sign Up Genius. Watch for an email with the link later this week, or contact Barbara Day, b_e_day@msn.com or Karen Mayes kmayes2015@gmail.com.  We are looking for delivery of three freezable entrees to be labeled Adzima Family and brought to the St. Andrew’s kitchen each week. The meals will be delivered to the family each Sunday afternoon. You can sign up for meals, delivery or both.  You are welcome to include a card or note to the family with your meal if you wish.  These cards will be delivered along with the meals each Sunday.
No need to worry about dietary restrictions as per Alan, ”we love everything!” We thank you for helping us welcome and celebrate the birth of Rachel as well as  the opportunity to support the Adzima family in this joyous time.

 

Love Coffee Hour?
Please Join Our Coffee Making Team!!

We’re having a meeting today for all current coffee makers and those who are interested in joining our team after the 9 and 11 am services, in the Parish House Common Room These meetings are being held to encourage more parish members to volunteer to make coffee on a designated Sunday of the month after either the 9 or 11 am liturgy. We are hoping to see many of you there including: those who are currently making coffee, those generous parishioners who have seen a need and made coffee when it appeared that coffee hour was in peril, and all of you who have hesitated to join for fear it might be too much. Please come and see how you can participate in the treasured tradition of Coffee Hour at St Andrews that allows us to socialize and form relationships with members of our faith community.

 

Parish Survey underway

The Parish Survey has been emailed to you, it should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond. Your responses will help the vestry determine hopes, commitments, and priorities as we continue to work towards a balanced budget. You will find questions that ask you to respond with your own thoughts and feelings and other questions where you can agree or disagree with statements about our parish community. Please complete the survey by Monday, February 20, so that the vestry can resume their deliberations, offer a final draft budget for your questions and comments on March 5, and approve a budget at their March 14 meeting. Thank you in advance for your candid responses.

 

Exploring Life and Faith (ELF) program for Thursday, February 23

Thursday evenings in the undercroft, following Evensong. A light meal is served at 6:30; and the program begins at 7:15.

 

  • Immigration:  Jennifer Piper, a staff member of the American Friends Service Committee, will present on the current immigration policies in the United States.  She will consider the basic legal contours and the challenges, such as indefinite detention and family separations, faced by undocumented persons.
    Her talk is entitled “Viewing immigration through a faith lens” which will entail an exploration of the reality & history of our laws, migration stories and next steps through dialogue, short videos and activities.

Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation Taskforce Invitation

The Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation taskforce invites interested parishioners to learn more about the nationally reported case of Jeanette Vizguerra, a Denver woman who has taken sanctuary in the Unitarian church on Lafayette Street.

She is a 45-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico who has had her request for a deportation stay denied.  If you would you like more information, you can contact the Denver branch of American Friends Service Committee and the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition.  If you would like to support her, you can sign a petition at https://action.groundswell-mvmt.org/petitions/jeanette-s-family-needs-her

Mark your calendars:
Pancake Supper:  Mardi Shrove Gras
Join us Tuesday, February 28 from 5 until 7pm for our annual celebration of Mardi Shrove Gras in the undercroft!  Bring last years palms;  we will burn the palms at 6pm.

 

Bishop’s Visitation, March 19

Every three years, our Bishop makes an official visit to the parish. Bishop O’Neill will preach and celebrate at the 9 and 11 am services on Sunday, March 19. Please plan to be with us that morning to welcome our Bishop into the life of our parish.

 

TSE Next Sunday, February 26
Meet in the Common Room at 9am

 

Ministering to Refugees and Immigrants  

Are you interested in serving, advocating for or learning more about our immigrant and refugee population here in Colorado? Our new Immigration and Refugee task force will be learning about these issues as well as deciding how we can best serve this growing population. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 15 in the Common Room. All are welcome. For more information or to be on our mailing list, call or text Barbara Bomberger at 214-412-9286, or email at bombergerb@comcast.net

Choral Evensong A hushed church at eve, the sounds of a choir drifting out of the lightened windows – there’s something almost monastic about Evensong, especially at this dark time of year.  St. Andrew’s offers this contemplative, musical service weekly, Thursdays at 5:45pm.  If you feel so inclined, stay for the Exploring Life and Faith series afterwards, or a sherry reception in the Common Room.

The Parking Lot Prayer Group will meet on the second Wednesday of each month (March 8) in the Delzell Room beginning at 8:30am.  All are welcome.  The format is Lectio Divina, and the intention is to hold the parking lot project in prayer.

 

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir’s Winter Winds: winter-inspired A capella works; full ensemble.

The many faces of winter – darkness and cold, wind and snow, introspection and remembrance – are the subjects touched on in this concert. Wintry works by Elgar, Rorem, Debussy, Vaughan Williams, Betinis, Holst, Baksa, Willan, and others, will depict the many sides of this often-reviled but spirited season. Prepare to have shivers run down your spine, and also the warmth of harmonious beauty fill your heart with acceptance and hope.

TODAY at 3:00 pm Saint Paul Community of Faith, 1600 Grant St