November 15, 2015 Announcements

This Week’s News in Brief

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

 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.

 Advent Daily Meditations

Advent Daily Meditations will return this December!  If you would like to sign up to receive a daily meditation written by one of our members, email Billy at

Children and Family Ministries

The Godly Play Team meeting:  November 24th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Undercroft.  Note the CHANGE of date.  We’ll be planning for Advent.

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, 7:15 – 8:30 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.

 Save the date: The Flower Guild, led by Judie James, the Children and Family ministry, and the SCF ministry, will be joining on December 19, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. for the annual greening of the parish followed by a short vocal warm up. We will then go out into the evening and sing carols to our neighbors. Please mark your calendar for this fun event. More details, and ways to pitch in, will be forthcoming, but probably not for a few weeks. Thanks, Jonathan Culwell and Judie James

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

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.

Community of Caring: Pastoral Care at St. Andrew’sThe 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.

  • 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.
  • Eucharistic Visits: Eucharistic Visitors bring communion to you if you are in the hospital, homebound, or struggling with a chronic illness.  Contact Diana Solomon.
  • 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 and Nancy Kidd to request a meal.
  • EZ-Rides: Are you unable to drive to church for some reason? Contact Diana Solomon.
  • Home Visits:  Offer a caring presence, attentive listening, and nonjudgmental support. Contact Mother Melissa for more information.

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 Mary 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.


The Lectionary Discussion Group

The Lectionary Discussion Group meets every Sunday from 10:20am to 10:50am for informal discussions of the scripture readings for the day. We meet in the Parish House Common Room, directly across the courtyard from the Church. Please join us!


Recommended by Cynthia Katsarelis: Pro Music Colorado Chamber Orchestra—Mozart with Larry Graham

Pro Musica Colorado, Cynthia Katsarelis music director, presents a season opener that includes a Colorado legend, pianist Larry Graham, performing Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor. Minor keyed concertos and symphonies are rare, but in them, Mozart explores a broad and deep range of human emotion. Also on the program is Mozart’s Prague Symphony and Flying Crooked, a world premiere by CU Composition Competition winner Kurt Mehlenbacker. Concerts Friday, November 20 in Denver and Saturday, November 21in Boulder. For tickets and more information, please visit


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