So We Today Our First Fruits Bring: St. Andrew’s Annual Stewardship Campaign
Today we conclude our stewardship campaign by singing all of Hymn #705 which has provided this year’s stewardship theme. And we take a look at the last line of this hymn: “Teach us to give ourselves each day until life’s work is done.”
When this campaign began, we thought about what it means to be a saint and today we end our campaign on the day we celebrate all saints – those named, un-named and those sitting next to you in the pew.
The seed to become a saint is a gift from God and is nurtured by God in our faith community. It is a call we all share. But like all calls, it does not come fully developed – we grow into it each day of our lives formed by our life experiences, our community and by the Spirit. A part of that formation is giving of ourselves – sharing of our time, talent and treasure – a giving that forms us as an individual and strengthens the community that in turn supports us.
If you have already pledged, thank you. If you have not yet pledged, simply complete a pledge card and drop it in the offering plate or you can email your information to Mary in the Church Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Parking Lot News: Meet the Buyer of 2011 Glenarm Place, Sunday, November 8, 12:30pm
On November 8, we will meet the buyer and future developer of 2011 Glenarm Place. Amy Harmon of Urban Market Partners, with some of her associates, including architect Maria Cole of gkkworks, will present her concepts for property development on both sides of Glenarm Place, including the possible reconfiguration of traffic patterns. Amy is known for her collaborative approach and her work with neighbors. She looks forward to meeting the St. Andrew’s community. Join us in the undercroft for the presentation and questions.
Children and Family Ministries
Considering volunteering for Godly Play or TSE? We would love to hear from you. To be in touch about Children & Family Ministries at St. Andrew’s, e-mail email@example.com.
Annual Fall Work Day, Saturday, November 14, 8:00am to 12:00pm
Join us for the Annual Fall Work Day, 8am to 12:00pm. Tasks include raking the lawn and garden beds, and various winterizing tasks on the buildings and grounds. Please join us for bagels and coffee at 7:30am. Can’t make it for the entire time? Not a problem, come for as long as you can. Please contact Jeff Brown, Junior Warden, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-630-0962.
Date Change: Save the date! Reception for those New to St. Andrew’s on Sunday, November 15
Visiting or seeking a community of faith? Making St. Andrew’s your church home? If you are new among us, please join us on November 15 at One Lincoln Plaza immediately following the 11am service. This is an opportunity to meet and greet fellow members of St. Andrew’s and to ask any questions you might have. We’d love to get to know you better. Email Mother Melissa for more details.
Exploring Life and Faith: Our New Christian Formation Program on Thursday evenings
We begin with Choral Evensong at 5:45 pm and then a simple meal at 6:30 pm. The classes start at 7:00 pm, and the evening ends with sung Compline prayer at 8:30 pm. Child care is provided starting at 6:30 pm. One class for November 5 will be Unequally Yoked: A Pairing of Sunday Scripture Lessons with art, poetry or fiction, led by Anne and Peter Thulson. Participants will explore pairing connections, rhymes and meanings.
Invitation to join the taskforce on racial justice and reconciliation
In response to the recent tragic events in America, a group of parishioners are developing a taskforce on racial justice and reconciliation. We hope to contribute to the parish mission of seeking the renewal of the world through self-examination and building relationships with other communities. We are seeking new members called to this work and its challenges, and who may have experience in justice work and/or contacts in the wider community. If you are interested in participating in this ministry, email Lucy McGuffey at email@example.com.
On the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm, everyone is welcome to join us in the Undercroft for discussions related to aging gracefully. The next meeting is November 4 with a focus on anticipating end-of-life decisions. We will talk about resources and care facilities that can help you or a loved one face the challenges of the last phases of a terminal illness or advanced age. We will also consider discussions you may want to have with family about aggressive treatment versus palliative care. If you have any questions, please contact Janice Burley at 303-433-7416.
Friends of Music Benefit Concert: Friday, November 20, 7:30
Operatic soprano Ruth L. Carver and guitarist Brendan Bondurant perform a concert benefiting the Friends of Music. Ruth will be joined by pianist Mallory Bernstein on some of her favorite arias and songs, and Brendan will offer an exciting selection of world music and Flamenco guitar pieces. All offerings will benefit the Friends of Music fundraising efforts.
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Concerts
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir presents the regional premiere of Carl Czerny’s recently discovered 1827 transcription of the Mozart Requiem for four-hand piano accompaniment, featuring pianists Tamara Goldstein and Mutsumi Moteki and twelve singers from the Choir. Friday, November 6, 7:30 pm at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver. Saturday, November 7, 7:30 pm at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge.
Sunday, November 8, 3:00 pm at Saint Paul Community of Faith, Denver. Tickets: Online at www.stmartinschamberchoir.org; by phone 303-298-1970; or at the door one hour before each performance.
Recommended by Nancy Fox: Meeting Invitation
Nancy Fox invites interested parishioners to join her at the Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence (CFCU) meeting on Tuesday, November 10, from 10:00 – noon, at Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Avenue, Denver — on the corner of Hampden and Monaco. CFCU is a diverse group of faith communities working together to reduce gun deaths and injuries. Its membership includes more than thirty congregations along the Front Range and in Summit County. Please rsvp to Nancy if you plan to attend: 303-777-2936.
Do you have News in Brief to share? Please email it to firstname.lastname@example.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.