Just one week left in the St. John's-Whittier Elementary Build-A-Library Book Drive!
St. John’s is pairing up again this December with Whittier Elementary School, our Pine Street neighbor, to provide mini-libraries to students in need. Last year, we collected over 950 new and gently used books to give to Whittier students, well surpassing the 600 book goal. This year we’ve got to collect 720 books to provide a 10-book library to each of the 72 Whittier students identified as eligible to receive a mini-library. The students are in all grades K through 5.
Please bring any new (preferred) or gently used books for the book drive to the book push cart in the rotunda at St. John’s, or to the St. John’s office. We’ll collect books through December 15 and bless them on that Sunday in the Sanctuary. For complete information, please click here.
Why I pledge in faith to St John’s
“The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance”.
Upcoming Holiday Concerts at St. John's
St. John’s traditionally hosts these major musical events in the holiday season. See the contact links for complete information and get your tickets early; these performances frequently sell out!
Ars Nova Singers: Christmas Connections
A Colorado holiday tradition! Join Ars Nova and Artistic Director Thomas Edward Morgan for a joyous seasonal program of rarely heard masterpieces from across musical history, accompanied by special guest Kathryn Harms, harp.
Friday, December 13, 7:30pm apologies - St. John's performance is SOLD-OUT!
Tickets available for the performance at Bethany Lutheran in Denver on Saturday, December 14, 2:00pm; complete information on the Ars Nova website.
The Boulder Messiah Chorale and Orchestra has performed Handel's Messiah every year since 1983, under the leadership of Robert Arentz. The performances are community "sing-alongs," with professional soloists, a full orchestra, and with an amateur chorus to provide a core of support for the singing.
Saturday, December 21st, 2013 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 @ 7:00pm
Christmas Service Schedule at St. John's
Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th
Holy Eucharist at 2:30pm in the church
This service will last no more than 45 minutes and is designed for families with very young children, but all are welcome. There will not be a sermon at this service, but the St. John’s Choristers will sing, and there will be bells for all the little ones to ring.
Family Service and Holy Eucharist at 4:30pm in the church
This service will feature a children’s homily and music by an ensemble.
Holy Eucharist at 7:30pm in the church
This service will feature music by harpist Margot Krimmel.
Holy Eucharist at 10:30pm in the church
This service will feature Christmas carols and music by the St. John’s Choir. There will be incense at this service.
Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25th
Holy Eucharist at 10:00am in the church
St. John's Day Luncheon - Friday, Dec 27th, 12:30pm
Carelli’s Restaurant, 645 30th St., Boulder
Bring an unopened bottle of wine (or other celebratory beverage) to be blessed!
We’ll gather in the back room at Carelli’s at 12:30pm on Friday December 27th to celebrate our patron saint and enjoy a no-host lunch. Be sure to bring an unopened bottle of your favorite wine or other celebratory beverage.
Complete info is here.
COMING IN JANUARY
Jesus: First-Century Rabbi by Rabbi David Zaslow
Rabbi David Zaslow, interim rabbi at Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder, has had his new book Jesus: First-Century Rabbi released by the esteemed Christian publisher, Paraclete Press. The book takes a bold, fresh look at the historical Jesus and the Jewish roots of Christianity, and challenges both Jews and Christians to re-examine their understanding of Jesus's commitment to his Jewish faith.
Rabbi Zaslow will give a free talk about the book on Sunday, January 19 at 7:30pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St. in Boulder. Complete details here.