So We Today Our First Fruits Bring: St. Andrew’s Annual Stewardship Campaign
We are in the process of collecting all pledge cards from this year’s Stewardship Campaign. The goals of this year’s campaign are ambitious: raise $515,350 and reach 160 pledging households. To meet these goals, we need the participation of everyone.
If you have already pledged thank you. If you have not yet pledged, please join the 99 households who have already done so. To pledge, 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.
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 email@example.com or 720-630-0962.
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.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Class topics this week are Spiritually Based Self-Care: Using Your Faith to Get Unstuck!, led by Carrie Doehring and Unsung Saints of the Bible “Job”, led by Lucy McGuffey.
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.
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.
- 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!
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Concert
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. 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.
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