Led by the Holy Spirit, St. John's mission is to inspire people
to grow into the heart and mind of Christ by engaging together
in worshiping, serving, and spiritual formation.


StewardshipPrayerThis Weeks Prayer for Stewardship

Lord, during our fall pledge campaign when we seek to fill the net so that we might be fed and feed others, please help us to pray: God you are the creator of all that is and all that is to be. Help us to remember that when we encounter abundance we are encountering you. Help us to trust in your continual goodness and kindness towards us. Release us from our miserly grasp on material things. Free us from worrying about having enough, for grasping and worry prevent us from living lives that are as large as you dream for us. Help us to live expansively, from a place of generosity and not fear. With gratitude we pray. Amen.

View the details of the 2018 Stewardship Campaign here.


Solas:  Beauty EverywhereSolasOct2017
Sunday, October 15 at 7:00 pm

The human soul is hungry for beauty: we seek it everywhere---in nature, music, art, clothes, gardening, our homes, companionship, love, spirit, and ourselves. When we experience the Beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming. To participate in beauty is to come into the presence of the Holy.

As we enter autumn and its glorious beauty we welcome you to come to Solas on October 15 at 7 pm at St. John’s. We offer musicians, a storyteller, a walkabout with artistic activities, healing prayer, breaking of bread and pouring of wine, and conversation in sharing appetizers. Contact Barbara Dumke at 303-579-3242 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call St. John’s at 303-442-5246 for more information.  Also, view a flyer for the event here.


Embarking

 A seven-session reading and discussion series that explores such topics as the search for God; what draws us to God and what holds us back; being authentic before God; listening and attuning to God; the nature of spiritual growth; and how prayer feeds social action.

Read The Rector’s Pen from Aug. 1st through Sep. 19th and ponder the questions posed. Come after the 9:30 am service and join in the discussion as we mine one another’s spiritual experiences and wisdom.

Read the introduction to the series: (click here)

Sun 9/17 Session 1: Searching for God
    Meets in the Parish Hall
    Read: The Rector’s Pen August 8th edition

Sun 9/24 Session 2: What draws us to God? What holds us back?
    Meets in the Parish Hall
    Read: The Rector’s Pen August 15th edition

Sun 10/1 Session 3: Authenticity with God
    Meets in the Church
    Read: The Rector’s Pen August 22nd edition

Sun 10/15 Session 4: Listening for God
    Meets in the Parish Hall
    Read: The Rector’s Pen August 29th edition

Sun 10/22 Session 5: What does spiritual growth look like?
     Meets in the Parish Hall
     Read: The Rector’s Pen September 5th edition

Sun 10/29 Session 6: Attuning to God
     Meets in the Parish Hall
     Read: The Rector’s Pen September 12th edition

Sun 11/5 Session 7: Serving God from a place of deep prayer
     Meets in the Church
     Read: The Rector’s Pen September 19th edition

This series is based on the book “An Invitation to the Spiritual Journey” by The Rev. John P. Gorsuch. Portions of the book have been reproduced in The Rector’s Pen and on our website with the generous permission of Father Gorsuch’s family, and are offered here for the sole purpose of the ongoing spiritual formation of the members of our parish. For additional permissions, please contact the rector of St John’s.


AndersonFarms

Family Fall Fun Festival
Sunday, October 29th, 5 to ~7:30pm
Anderson Farms 6728 Co Rd 3 1/4, Erie, CO 80516

Please plan to join us for this spook-tacular event! Click here to buy tickets for your family. Come as early as you like and participate in all the Anderson Farms activities: run the corn maze, search the pumpkin patch, get some tasty eats, ride the rides, and play the games. Then come find the St. John's reserved campfire spot, where the flames will begin around 5 p.m..and last until we're done. We'll provide hot dogs for roasting and standard s'mores ingredients. (If your family needs gluten-free graham crackers or veggie dogs, please bring your own.) Sides to share are also welcome but not required. If you are sending your older kids alone or with another family (whom you informed) they'll need a permission slip (contact Caroline Melby This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


Grocery Card Program Updategrocerycard

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!


SchoolWhittier 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!

Deacon Jan (303-775-6796),  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


StJohnsSolarSolar 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.


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