February 7, 2016 Announcements

This Week’s News in Brief

For additional information, events and announcements, please check the weekly “Fruits of the Tree”

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. The schedule is the following:

Wednesday dinner (2/24) @ 5:30-6:30. Team of 5 people prepare a meal and eat with the families and clean-up.
Thursday dinner (2/25) @5:30-6:30. (same as Wednesday)

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. A 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.


King Soopers

Shelley Brown will be at both Coffee Hours today. She will have King Soopers cards to hand out along with a quick lesson on how they work to help St. Andrew’s raise funds just by shopping at their stores!


Children and Family Ministries

St. Andrew’s first Kids’ Choir! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for your children! We will rehearse monthly on the first Thursday of each month, 6:45 to 7:45 PM in the Common Room or office area of the Parish House. We will sing in the communion motet approximately every other month. Additionally, we will include music-reading lessons along with lots of fun music activities and games, in addition to preparing our communion motet.


Exploring Life and Faith (ELF)

Please join us at St. Andrew’s 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.

February 11 – March 17: Our Lenten Journey to “Animate Faith” Join us to discuss any and all of these short video presentations by a variety of esteemed and provocative spiritual leaders. The topics and video presenters are:

  • 11: “God: Faith Is a Quest” with Brian McLaren
  • 18: “Religion: Spirituality Is Not Enough” with Lillian Daniel
  • 25: “Jesus: The Revolution of Love” with Mark Scandrette; facilitated by Jason Parker
  • 3: “Salvation: Abundant Life Now” with Shane Hipps; facilitated by Jason Parker
  • 10: “Cross: Where God Is” with Nadia Bolz-Weber; facilitated by Lucy McGuffey
  • 17: “Bible: A Book Like No Other” with Lauren Winner; facilitated by Mike Davis


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.


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:


  • Prayer Chain: Have a prayer request for yourself or others? Email Jean Rafsnider. We have a ministry of members who hold your request in prayer every day.


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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