You're Invited to the Ordination of the Rev. Dn. Amy Lythgoe to the Sacred Order of Priests
WHAT: Deacon Amy has been our seminary intern since September 2016. She graduates from Iliff on Thursday June 8th, and is ordained to the priesthood on Saturday June10th. This is both the culmination of a years-long journey of discernment, education, and formation, and the beginning of her ordained ministry as a priest. Many of you have had a hand in Amy's formation and preparation for this new vocation, and your presence and prayers at her ordination will be for Amy a great blessing.
WHEN: Saturday June 10, 2017, 10:00am [Reception follows the service]
WHERE: St John's Cathedral, 1350 Washington St, Denver
IF YOU GO: Please plan to carpool as parking around the cathedral is very limited. Plan to allow extra time for parking and walking in to the cathedral. You're encouraged to wear red--the traditional color for ordinations--in celebration of the day. Seating is open. There is no reserved section for St John's, so if you wish to sit with St John's friends, plan to arrive early.
IF YOU WISH TO GIVE A GIFT: Cards, gifts, including monetary gifts are always appropriate for one newly ordained. Please make checks out to Amy Lythgoe. Do not make checks out to St John's. If you are unable to attend the ordination but wish to give a gift, you can mail it to Amy c/o St John's, 1419 Pine St, Boulder, CO 80302, or bring it to the church office.
ALSO KNOW: that on Sunday June 11th, Amy will preach and celebrate both services at St John's. Our 7:30am service will be her very first Holy Eucharist as a priest. Please plan to come to church and share in the beauty of the day!
Annual Parish Picnic - June 11
It's that time again and we cannot wait to share this tradition with you all once again. Thank you to the volunteers who stepped up to make this Picnic happen!! We couldn't do it without you!
We hope you plan to attend, and ask that you please participate by bringing a dish to share with your brothers and sisters in Christ.
- If your last name starts with A-M please bring a dessert to share.
- If your last name starts with N-Z please bring a side dish to share.
EFM - Education for Ministry
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.
Grocery Card program to be re-launched at St John's!
Some terrific parishioners have been supporting St John's when they shop for groceries at King Soopers and Safeway, by using special grocery cards. We last offered these cards five years ago and are delighted to let you know we are gearing up for a second wave promotion! Would you like your favorite participating grocery store to donate a portion of your grocery bill to your church? If so, please watch for announcements concerning the re-launch of our grocery card program. Several parishioners are presently working to purchase $5 pre-loaded grocery cards from King Soopers, Safeway, and Lucky's Market. We hope to offer these at cost to you on Sundays beginning in April. You take the card to your favorite participating grocery store, pre-load it with money (using cash, check -- where accepted, or credit card) and then when you shop and use this card to pay for your groceries, the store donates a portion of your expenditure to the church.
Help Colorado Stay Gun Safe: Join our Rapid Response Network
With a new State House of Representatives and a new State Senate preparing to convene for the 2017 session in early January, we are developing a list of parishioners who are interested in being part of our Congregation’s Rapid Response Network. This network would be activated as significant bills are introduced that relate to guns. Talking points will be provided and you will be asked to contact either your legislator or members of the committee hearing the bill by letter, phone, e-mail or in person. We will also use this mailing list to keep you informed of events and activities dealing with this issue that we think you will find of interest.
St. John’s Working Group for Gun Violence Prevention
Whittier Pantry at St. John’s
The Whittier Pantry has been a big success for the 2016-17 school year. The last day for families was May 25, 2017. We will re-open in the fall after school starts, on September 14th, when the outreach coordinator designates new or continuing families to use the services.
You have been awesome with the donations!!! You may bring donations throughout the summer, please.
I will send out a summary of the activity for The Whittier Pantry in June.
Thank you so much!!
Meet Dr. Joyce Kull, Our New Principal Organist
Dr. Joyce Shupe Kull, FAGO, ChM, DMA, (Organ Performance and Literature, University of Colorado) teaches organ at the Metropolitan State University of Denver as well as privately. Her study of J. S. Bach’s Clavier-Übung, Part III was awarded the Chancellor’s Dissertation Award in the Arts and Humanities by CU. Dr. Kull has served as Organist, Director of Music for churches throughout the U. S., notably as interim Director of Music and Organist at Saint John’s Cathedral, Denver, and was recently appointed Principal Organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder.
An active performer, she has appeared in the Denver and Boulder Bach Festivals, and has published articles in The American Organist on Bach Performance, American Guild of Organists (AGO) certification and pedagogical topics. She holds the Fellowship and Choir Master certificates from the AGO. From 2003-2014, Dr. Kull served the national AGO, first as a member of the Committee on Professional Certification, then Director (from 2005). In 2008, she was elected to the first of three two-year terms as National Councillor for Education, serving on the National Council, the Executive Committee, and supervising the work of four national education committees. Touched by the needs of certification candidates with no access to training, she became intensely interested in online learning, and in 2014 organized the Task Force on Instructional Videos for Organists, a group becoming ever more visible on the AGO web site and You Tube station. She continues on the AGO Board of Examiners. She has taught at four Pipe Organ Encounters, organ camps for young musicians 13-18, and presented workshops for youth on practicing. She is also a member of the Anglican Association of Musicians (AAM).
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.