Calendar • February 21 – February 27
Sunday, February 21
Second Sunday in Lent
9:00 am Holy Eucharist | Church
11:00 am Solemn Eucharist | Church
5:30 pm Holy Eucharist | Church
Thursday, February 25
5:45 pm Evensong | Church
6:30 pm Light Supper| Undercroft
7:15 pm ELF program | Undercroft
This Week’s News in Brief
For additional information, events and announcements, please check the weekly “Fruits of the Tree”
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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:
• February 25th: “Jesus: The Revolution of Love”, with Mark Scandrette and facilitated by Jason Parker.
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.
Imago Divina: Sheltered
Sunday, February 21st at 5:30 pm
Catherine Wiley reads from her play Sheltered, an exploration of the experience of homeless women.
Imago Divina is an exploration of our relationship to the divine through the arts. Each evening begins at 5:30 pm with a presentation from the artist, followed by dinner and conversation, concluding with a brief worship service. This is the third in a five-part series.
Catherine’s plays have been seen in Denver and Omaha, at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, Athena Project Plays in Progress series, and Toto Too Company’s Play Crawl, One Night Stand and other venues. She studied community-based theater at Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles, working on the production of At-Traction in the Los Angeles Arts District. She teaches American and British Drama and women writers in the English Department at the University of Colorado Denver. Catherine is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild of America and the Colorado Theatre Guild. Her daughter, Claire, who was baptized as a baby at St. Andrew’s, is a college sophomore.
Daughters of the King
A special invitation is offered to all women to come to an informational meeting about Daughters of the King on March 13 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 Mother Melissa 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 13th? Please call Joyce at 303-770-2722.
Young Adults: Save the Date!
March 6: Brunch following the 11 am Service. Check your emails for more info Not getting emails and want to join this group for 20’s and 30’s? Contact Mother Melissa.
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:
• A Meal that Heals: Do not worry about sustenance when illnesses or surgeries arise. A Meal that Heals provides you and your family a meal to make healing easier. Contact Barbara Day to request a meal.
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.
Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado
On February 26-28 the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado directed by Frank Nowell presents “Bach Times Three,” featuring three timeless masterworks of Johann Sebastian Bach performed on period instruments. St. Martin’s Chamber Choir joins the orchestra for two festive cantatas — Wachet auf and Himmelskönig, sei willkommen. The program also includes Bach’s rarely performed concerto for three violins. The concert is presented three times: Friday, February 26 at 7:30 pm at Regis University in Denver, Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 pm at the King Center in Denver, and Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village. For more information and tickets, visit www.bcocolorado.org.
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