Annual Meeting - January 28, 2018
St. John's Annual Meeting will be held on January 29th, after the 9:30 service, in the Parish Hall. As always this will be a potluck event. We are requesting that if you chose to bring a dish that it be finger foods/tapas. Some examples could be: fresh fruit (cleaned and prepared), nuts, dried fruits, dips with crackers or vegetables, sliced assorted breads, prepared finger sandwiches, olives, and mini quiches. Please bring these dishes ready to be served! We appreciate all contributions and look forward to sharing this time and meal with all of you.
At our Annual Meeting, the congregation will vote for three new vestry members. Voting will open on January 12th and close January 22nd. During this time you can vote online, or in person at the St. John’s office, within posted office hours. (In the unlikely event of a tie, a tiebreaker vote will take place on the floor at the annual meeting). We are fortunate to have seven parishioners who are interested in serving on the Vestry for the next three-year term. The candidates for consideration are Angela Bristol, Stephen Christopher, Steve Clarke, Sharon Monroe, Janice Moore, Sue Morse, and Vanessa Thorsten. Read their short biographies here.
Adult Formation: The Spirituality of Aging
If you are alive you are aging, and you probably find yourself bombarded with cultural messages that aging is the enemy. But research suggests that aging brings the gift of an increased interest in the spiritual life, and so perhaps this natural process is the not really the enemy we've been led to believe. If God is in all things then God is in aging as well. Join us Jan 7th thru Feb 11th for a 5-session read-and-small-group-discussion series on The Spirituality of Aging.
All sessions meet for an hour beginning at 11:30am, and meet in the McKeown Conference Room AND the chapel (I've reserved both spaces so our groups can spread out). For the Jan 21st session we will meet in the Parish Hall since the Conference Room is already booked for that time slot. The descriptions of the variious sessions can be found here under the Rector's Pen section.
The Sounds of Christmas at St. John's
Audio recordings from our Christmas Eve services can be found on our audio page.
Saturday Night Bluegrass Worship Service
Our Saturday evening worship service begins each week at 5:00pm in the Chapel. Please join us for a contemplative Eucharistic service featuring Americana music with a bluegrass trio. Following the service, enjoy a brief concert and sing-along. This service lasts approximately 40 minutes. All are welcome!
Please note that Saturday evening worship will not occur on the following dates: November 25 (Thanksgiving weekend), December 23 (Christmas weekend), December 30 (New Year's weekend).
Join Us for Evensong
Contemplative Evensong meets every Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm. from September through May. Participants are welcome to join the cantor in the beautiful, meditative chant. Includes short periods of silent prayer. Please contact the office at 303-442-5246 for more information.
An Environmental Moment
Have we humans permanently changed the Planet?
We invite you to read how our own former Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Shori reflects on this question when she addressed a CU campus ministry-sponsored event earlier this month. Scientist, priest, and passionate voice for climate change and care for the Earth, Bishop Katherine holds, in addition to her MDiv, degrees in biology and a PHD in oceanography. Bishop Katherine sheds some welcome light of the Cosmic Christ for our weary world in her speech, entitled, “Cosmic Faith in the Anthropocene Age*1
We invite you to consider signing the enclosed petition, “Don’t Repeal the Clean Power Plan”
(1) Anthropocene age. According to www.smithsonian.com , the age we are now living in that some scientists place at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, early 1800’s, and significantly compounded in the 1950’s with the advent of the Atomic age. it is defined by the undeniable impact we humans have on the environment that is causing a new geologic epoch.
Grocery Card Program
Thanks to the good work of Janice Moore, Caryl Stalick, and Jim Podolak, and to the efforts of 26 parish households, the Grocery Card Ministry earned $350 in its first month of operation. By the end of April, the team had sold at cost 57 King Soopers cards, each pre-loaded with $5, and 9 Safeway cards. You buy these cards from Janice, Jim, or Caryl, load more money onto them at the store of your choice, use them to pay for your groceries, and St John's earns a 5% reward!
If one month is typical, then those 26 households would earn St John's over $4000 in the course of a year!
- If 100 households participated, then St John's could earn $16,000!
- If 200 households participated, then St John's could earn $32,000!
Bear in mind that nearly 500 households call St John's their spiritual home. Obviously the benefit to our church could be substantial, so we'd like for all parishioners to participate. If you'd like to buy a card, please bring cash or check and see Caryl, Jim, or Janice at the Grocery Card Ministry table at the Ministry Fair on Sunday August 27th. They can provide information and answer any questions you may have.
On behalf of the Vestry and Finance Committee, thank you to everyone who supports our church by shopping with a King Soopers or Safeway Grocery Rewards Card!
Whittier Pantry at St. John’s
St. John's, YOU ARE AWESOME!!!! Thank you to the many parishioners who either brought items in for the Whittier Pantry or made a donation to the Pantry!! We are now open for business.
Your Pantry will serve many Whittier families with children who need a little extra assistance with the basic needs of life. Thank you for caring!
Solar Power for St. John's
See a real time graph of St. John's Energy usage.
The solar project for St. John's will now have its own section on the St. John's web site at www.stjohnsboulder.org/solar . This page has been updated with extensive information on the solar project, including a very interesting time-lapsed video showing the construction project, as well as a link to a set of static images. Watch this space and visit the page often for project updates.