February 28, 2016 Announcements

Calendar • February 28 – March 6, 2016

Sunday, February 28
Third Sunday in Lent
9:00 am Holy Eucharist | Church
11:00 am Solemn Eucharist | Church
5:30 pm Holy Eucharist | Church

Thursday, March 3
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”
To view this newsletter online please visit www.standrewdenver.org/church-newsletter

Our New Children’s Minister

Good news! Zoe Cole has accepted the call to join our community as minister to children and youth. Zoe brings to this task broad experience in Christian formation with children and adults, and she has been a Godly Play teacher and consultant for many years. Zoe will begin her work among us on
March 1st.

Zoe is also a lawyer who works part time as a municipal judge. She will continue to combine those duties with her half time work at St. Andrew’s.

Please join us in welcoming Zoe as she begins her ministry here.

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:
• March 3rd: “Salvation: Abundant Life Now” with Shane Hipps; facilitated by Jason Parker
We gather on Thursday nights 7:15 – 8:30. Feel welcome to come for Evensong at 5:45 and Compline following the program.

For more information and the Lenten topic schedule go to www.standrewdenver.org/elf.

Hospitality Ministry:
A New Look for Coffee Hour
Coffee hour is one of the highlights of our life together at St. Andrew’s. And now that we have so many people attending, it’s become more challenging to be a host. The leader of our hospitality ministry, Michael Martinez, has some great ideas for coffee hour. He’s holding a meeting on Sunday, March 6, at 10:20 am in the Common Room of the Parish House. If you are interested in volunteering as a coffee hour host and want to hear about our new plans, please plan on joining us that day!

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. The meeting following the 9am service will be in the Delzell Room. The meeting after the 11am service will be in the Common Room. 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 Representative, tell you about what Daughters do and it will include a Q & 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: Join Us Today!
Brunch following the 11 am Service at D-Bar. We will meet and walk together. Not getting emails and want to join this group for 20’s and 30’s? Contact Mother Melissa at melissa@standrewdenver.org

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:

• EZ-Rides: Are you unable to drive to church for some reason? Contact Diana Solomon at Diana.Solomon44@gmail.com.

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
The final concert of this weekend’s series “Bach Times Three,” is today at 3:00 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village. It features three timeless masterworks of Johann Sebastian Bach performed on period instruments with St. Martin’s Chamber Choir joining the orchestra for two festive cantatas — Wachet auf and Himmelskönig, sei willkommen. The program also includes Bach’s rarely performed concerto for three violins. For more information and tickets, visit www.bcocolorado.org.

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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