February 14, 2016 Announcements

Calendar • February 14 – February 20

Sunday, February 14
First Sunday in Lent
9:00 am Holy Eucharist | Church
11:00 am Solemn Eucharist | Church
5:30 pm Holy Eucharist | Church

Monday, February 15
Office closed in observance of Presidents’ Day
Thursday, February 18
5:45 pm Evensong | Church
6:30 pm ELF| Undercroft
6:45 pm Kids’ Choir Rehearsal | Common Room

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

Exploring Life and Faith (ELF)
Now through March 17: Our Lenten Journey theme is to “Animate Faith”. Join us to discuss any and all of these short video presentations by a variety of esteemed and provocative spiritual leaders. This week’s topic is:
• 18: “Religion: Spirituality Is Not Enough” with Lillian Daniel, facilitated by Rev’d Melissa Adzima
We gather on Thursday nights 7:15 – 8:30. Feel welcome to come for Evensong at 5:45, a meal at 6:30 and Compline following the program.
For more information and the Lenten topic schedule go to www.standrewdenver.org/elf.

Volunteer Opportunities with Family Promise
St. Andrew’s Rotation for Family Promise is the week of February 21 – February 28. Again, we are asked by The First Unitarian Church (14th and Lafayette Streets) to provide support while the families are housed at their church. Thank you to all who have volunteered. There are a few opportunities still available:

Thursday Overnight (2/25) @ 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM- 2 people. We are provided a private room with beds and clean linens.

Saturday breakfast (2/27) @ 8:30-9:30. One person is needed to complete the team of 4 people. Prepare and serve. Eat with the families and clean-up.

We have been a partner with First Unitarian Church for over 10 years. They would not be able to provide this outreach without our help. These are families that for one reason or another are without housing and some without employment. Family Promise has a high percentage of helping them find housing and employment. All of this takes many hands.
If you are able to help, please sign up on the schedule that is on the Coffee table in the Undercroft.
Any questions, contact Lynne Valentine @ lkval@yahoo.com or call 303 955 6911.
Thank you for considering to help.
Greeters’ Retreat: Interested in the ministry of Welcome? Participating as a Greeter currently?
You are invited to a morning of community, training, and spiritual reflection on what it means to be a Greeter at St. A’s. We will gather together Saturday, February 20th from 9am until Noon. We will start our morning with breakfast at 9am in the Common Room of the Parish House. Email Nancy Panter at nlpanter@msn.com for more information and to let her know you’ll be joining us.

Young Adults: Save the Date!
March 6: Brunch following the 11 am Service. Check your emails for more info.

The Racial Justice and Reconciliation Taskforce recommends that you enrich your Lenten experience by viewing one or more of the following courses offered by the Trinity Institute.
As you may know, Trinity Institute and ChurchNext are teaming up to help you and your congregation go deeper with one of the most pressing issues of our time.

Based on Trinity Institute’s 2016 conference, Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice, a complete Lenten curriculum is being offered including these presenters: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, PhD., Kelly Brown Douglas, MDiv, PhD., Jennifer Harvey, and J. Kameron Carter, PhD.
All five of these courses have been launched: Spirituality and Racial Justice with Michael Curry; Whiteness and Racial Justice with Kelly Brown Douglas; Reparation and Racial Justice with Jennifer Harvey; Theology and Racial Justice with J. Kameron Carter; and Racism and Racial Justice with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. All of these will be available in two formats, For Individuals and For Groups.
These courses are free during Lent, 2016 thanks to the generosity of Trinity Institute and The Episcopal Church.
Community of Caring: Pastoral Care at St. Andrew’s
The support of a faith community is essential in a time of crisis or personal challenge. At St. Andrew’s we minister to one another in a variety of ways. This week we focus on:

• Eucharistic Visits: Eucharistic Visitors bring communion to you if you are in the hospital, homebound, or struggling with a chronic illness. Contact Diana Solomon.

Contact our partners in ministry if you are in need or if you would like to get involved. If you need immediate pastoral attention, at the time of a death, illness, or other life crisis, please remember that you can call the church number: 303-296-1712. If Jeff answers, ask for the rector’s voice mailbox, and as soon as the message begins, press 1. You will be connected to a cell phone, where you can leave a message and expect a prompt reply. If the voicemail is on at the church, simply press 1 as soon as the greeting begins, and then press 1 again when the rector’s greeting begins. Please help us to help you by letting us know when you need the support of your community.

St. Francis Center February Needs:
The SFC still has an urgent need for men’s underwear,
white crew socks, and adult diapers (Depends).
Additional needs include feminine hygiene products,
eyeglasses/readers (can be purchased at Dollar Store),
women’s underwear, S, M, L, Vaseline petroleum jelly, paperback books, and shoe laces.

Do you have News in Brief to share? Please email it 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 (with its own deadline of Monday at noon) – accessible via the homepage of our website: www.standrewdenver.org.

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