Graduation Sunday - May 10
Daughter's of the King Women's Retreat
The Elizabeth Anne Chapter of the Daughters of the King (DOK) at St. John's invites all women of St. John's and their women friends, to join us for a morning of Rest, Renewal, and Rejoicing. The Rev. Michelle Danson, Diocesan DOK Chaplain, and Janet Strickler, Artist in Residence at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Longmont, will lead us in a challenging and transformative morning of Chanting, Scripture, Prayer, and Worship.
As we enter into the busy summer season, why not treat yourself to a day of rest & renewal, a chance to fill up your own well, and connect with The Source, so that you are better able to be a source of Hope, Healing, Joy & Reconciliation in the various situations and gatherings that will populate your days in the months to come.
Questions 303-250-7184 DEADLINE: Monday, May 25, 2015
Celebrate the Release of Macushla's New CD
Join us at St. John's Episcopal Church on Wednesday evening, May 27, to celebrate the release of Stephan Andre Waligur's (aka Macushla) new CD. The event will consist of a pot-luck dinner from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, followed by a concert in the Sanctuary at 7:30 pm. Drinks will be provided, but please bring a dish to share.
Click here to view a flyer for this event.
Community Bible Experience
Our journey through the New Testament has begun. For eight weeks, we'll read about 12 pages a day/5 days a week from The Books of the Bible/New Testament. We're gathering in small groups on Thursdays and Sundays at 11:00 am in the St. Julian Room and on Fridays at 4:00 pm to discuss what we read, what surprised us, challenged us, etc.
If you haven't picked up your book, please see Stacy Payne in the office. If you haven't downloaded your other resources (audio book, eBook, Reader's Guide, etc.), please register at http://www.biblica.com/cbe-nt/ to access the resources.
The Contempletive Beehive is sponsoring a Residential Retreat on Thursday Evening May 14, through Sunday Morning May 17. The retreat is being held at the Beautiful Abbey of St Walburga with Father William Meninger. This retreat will look at examples of the contemplative experience and dimension as seen in a number of religions, especially in Christianity through the Cloud of Unknowing. Father William Meninger, a Cistercian monk at St Benedict's Monastery, Snowmass, is a much sought after teacher & spiritual guide. He was one the founders of Centering Prayer together with Thomas Keating and Basil Pennington. He is the author of many books & CD's including such topics as: The Cloud of Unknowing, Julian of Norwich, Forgiveness, & The Enneagram. Check out his website at : www.contemplativeprayer.net . The cost of the retreat is $375 per person. See this flyer for complete information about the retreat.
Caregiver Support Group
The Caregiver Support Group at St. John's was formed in response to several parishioners experiencing "compassion fatigue", which can occur when one is caring for an elderly and/or ill loved one. The goal of the group is to provide emotional support and information about local resources.
We have found this group to be incredibly effective. Often members arrive harried, stressed, or emotionally spent. But by the end of the meeting, it seems that everyone has brighter looks on their faces and is more relaxed. Sharing worries, tears, and laughter is so healing.
Currently the group meets on the 3rd Monday of every month, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the St. John's library. We would heartily welcome new members! For additional information, please call Amy French, 303-444-7171.
A Glorious Earth Day Soiree
If you had been anywhere near the parish hall last Saturday evening, you would have heard the beloved music of Bach, Handel and Mozart, beautifully rendered by a CU String Quartet, filling the air. The event was St. John's first Earth Day Soiree, a benefit sponsored by our Social Action Ministry to help fund all of this church's Outreach causes. More than eighty guests attended the Earth Day event, designed to focus special attention on St. John's advocacy for Climate Action.
An impressive Silent Auction filled the Rotunda where guests purchased everything from oil paintings to adventure photograpy, to a week's vacation in a private condo in Mexico. An exquisite spring bouquet drew everyone's atention to the elegant lbuffet table where an array of delectables had been lovingly prepared by a team of talented volunteers.
The highlight of the evening was our speaker, world-renouned green-business educator, Hunter Lovins. Hunter helped us understand the urgent need for all who call ourselves stewards of God's Planet to "Regenerate", or turn, from our old ways of consumption to a new, sustainable care for this beloved Earth.
Click here to see some pictures from this event.
Flatirons Habitat For Humanity - Jamestown Build -- June 27, 2015
Click here for the special link to sign up for the St. John's Build Day. Also, because parking is limited at the work site, we will be meeting at 8:00 am on Saturday the 27th at the church in order to carpool.
To see some pictures of the previous St. John's Build Day with Flatirons Habitat for Humanity click here.
Food for God's People
St John's purpose is to make tangible the heart and mind of Christ. St. John's does it well with food. Our first Sunday Soup Kitchen is the "Best in Town", and Community Table is full on Friday nights. Sometimes circumstances call for a little extra.
Recently I spoke with a man was very ill and wanted soup that would soothe his stomach. One person has a dislocated hip and cannot walk far to a meal, One, who because of a disability cannot cook, and another person wanted some crackers to fill the void in the middle of the cold night. Someone new in town needed a snack to get them by. The "Food for God's People" basket in the Rotunda is for donations of food for anyone who needs it. When you are shopping pick up ready to eat food such as an extra can of soup or stew (with a pop top lid), a package of tuna, peanut butter crackers, or other item that may supplement someone in need. Bring your offering and add it to the basket. Please be attentive to the expiration dates on the food.
I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me." (Mt 25:34-36)
Deacon Jan Dewlen