Solas - Sunday August 2nd 6:00pm  Solas August 2, 2015

Sing & listen to Celtic music and chants

Play in a drumming circle

Reflect on photographs of unique stones and rocks

Build stone cairns and paint stones

Engage in contemplative sand raking

Healing prayer and Communion

Hear stories of rock, stone and soil

Join us afterward for a lite meal

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Save The Date: Favorite Hymns Sing-A-Long HymnSing

September 20th after the 9:30a.m. service

Back by popular request! On Sunday September 20th after the 9:30am service, the St John's Gospel Band will lead a one-hour hymn sing. We'll gather on the patio, weather permitting. In the event of rain we'll gather in the parish hall. Plan to stay after church on this day and join in singing your favorite hymns. WHAT will we sing? That, in part, is up to you!

Submit your favorite hymn (Episcopalian, Methodist, Baptist, Gospel--whatever!) to Tom Morgan ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by August 31st.

Hymns for the hymn sing will be drawn from your suggestions. We can't guarantee we'll have time that day to sing all the hymns you submit, but you might just hear your favorite hymn pop up on a Sunday later in the year! If you play an instrument -- guitar, fiddle, rhythm instrument, etc. -- please contact Tom and plan to join us. We'll rehearse once or twice before September 20th and Tom will get rehearsal info to you.


BBQ

Fall Pledge Campaign Kick-Off BBQ

September 27th

Immediately Following the 9:30 Service

Good food, good company, no excuse to not be there!


ReadingCamp2Reading Camp Thank Yous!!

Another year of reading camp is behind us, and the Whittier kids had a blast learning about weather with scientists Peggy LeMone and Allen White; taking field trips to NOAA, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the East Boulder Rec Center; and discovering the joy of READING!

Of course, none of it would have been possible without LOTS of help from the people of St. John's and the Boulder community. Special thanks go to all of those who wolunteered.  For a complete list, please see the weekly eAGLE newsletter.

 


 efmEFM (education for ministry) CLASS

STARTING this fall

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a four-year certificate program from the University of The South aimed at helping participants discover and live our own personal ministry. Year One starts with a comprehensive examination of the Old Testament, the second year moves to the New Testament. In year three the focus is upon history of Christianity from the history of Judaism (the faith of Jesus) up to the modern Christian church. Year four year focuses on current topics in theology, worship, and inter-faith dialog. The group also examines theological themes and readings from common materials and exercises. The class is held once each week for 2 hours from early September through May (with breaks at Christmas and Easter). This year, we will start EfM on Tuesday, September 1st at 7:00 PM in the St. John's conference room/lib rary. The deadline for signing up for EfM is July 26th and the cost is $350 for the year, which includes all materials needed for the class. If you have any questions or would like more information about EfM, please contact David Plume  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Â">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  303-437-7977 or Anne Skamarock This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Â">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  720-201-4990.


Caregiver Support Group CaregiversSupport

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.


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