Solas - Butterflies, Bees, and Flowers
A Celtic Event: Sacred Music and Communion
Sunday June 7 at 6:00pm
The Celtic tradition of Christian spirituality is Earth-based and follows the movement of the seasons. The upcoming summer solstice (June 20-23) celebrates nature in midsummer at the peak of its lushness. Creatures like bees, butterflies, and flowers offer the tiniest but most valuable gifts of pollinated foods, beauty, healing, delicacy, inspiration, and endurance. Through these we find ourselves opening to the wide Spirit.
Come to Solas to celebrate pollinators and help them thrive.
Sing or listen to gorgeous and meditative live Celtic music.
Hear sacred stories and poems and reflect.
Create flower carpets and eat honey cakes.
Share a meal and eat fruits, veggies, and seeds pollinated by bees.
Featuring the beautiful Celtic music of Jessie Burns, fiddle; Margot Krimmel, harp; and Beth Gadbaw, vocals.
Click here for a flyer for this event.
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
Annual Church Picnic - June 14
Save the date! St. John's will hold our annual church picnic starting at 10:00 am on Sunday, June 14, at North Boulder Park in the Picnic Shelter. Please bring a side dish to share. Sandwiches will be provided.
We are looking for a few volunteers to make this event a huge success:
- Set Up
- Clean up
- Provide water/ lemonade
- Picnic Coordinator
- Food Coordinator
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.
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.
Videos From St. John's "Kirkin' 'O the Tartan" - May 3, 2015
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