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.


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.


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Be sure to bring your furry, finned, or feathered friend and join us on October 8th, at both the 7:30 and 9:30 services, for a Blessing! Stuffed animal friends are welcome too!


Wednesday Night Adult Forum – Fall 2017ConvictionsBook

Two evenings 7-8:30 Sept 27 – Oct 4 and an optional 3rd evening on the Oct 11
A study of Marcus Borg’s “Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most

We’ll meet down stairs in the Youth Room for a book discussion and you’ll need to obtain and read the book prior our first meeting. Contact Bill Ashworth ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  , 720-352-6456) for more information or to sign-up.

Marcus J. Borg (1942-2015), preeminent theologian and Bible scholar, reflects on his life and how he developed his most bedrock convictions and why they matter. The result is a manifesto for all progressive Christians who seek the best path for following Jesus today. With each chapter embodying a distinct conviction, Borg writes provocatively and compellingly on the beliefs that can deeply ground us and guide us:

  • God Is Real and a Mystery
  • Salvation Is More About This Life Than an Afterlife
  • The Bible Can Be True Without Being Literally True
  • Jesus's Death on the Cross Matters—But Not Because He Paid for Our Sins
  • God Is Passionate About Justice and the Poor
  • To Love God Is to Love Like God

Rich in wisdom and insight, Convictions is sure to become a classic of contemporary Christianity.


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Have you ever felt like you know in your heart and soul that you are called to something, the question is WHAT? Have you ever wanted to read the bible without feeling frustrated by the language? Have you ever wanted to explore your faith in a safe and supportive environment? If you answer yes to these and many other questions about Christianity we have a place for you. Education for Ministry (EfM) is a 4-year curriculum that develops you into a theologically informed, reflective, and articulate person of God who is prepared to listen for and respond to God’s call. EfM helps you discover and exercise your varied gifts for ministry where you live and work. And the best news is that you only sign up for one year at a time, which consists of 36 weekly meetings. There isn’t a four-year commitment.

The EfM group at St. John’s meets every Tuesday evening from 7:00 – 9:00 starting in September (this year it starts September 5th) and going until mid-May. If you are interested in exploring what EfM has to offer or are ready to sign up for the next year, we are accepting new members now through July 16th. Please contact either EfM mentor Anne Skamarock ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 720-201-4490) or David Plume  ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  - 303-437-7977) to get more information or to sign up.


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.


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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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