December at St. John's
Sung Evensong in the Chapel Wednesdays @6pm—12/19
Weekday Worship: Weds Eucharist and Bible Study in the Chapel @10am—12/19
Thursday Reconciliation and Eucharist in the Chapel @noon—12/13, 12/20
Saturday Night Worship: Eucharist with Bluegrass in the Chapel @ 5pm—12/15
(no service on 12/22, 12/29)
Sunday Morning Worship: Eucharist in the Chapel @730am—12/16, 12/23, 12/30
Eucharist in the Church @930am—12/16, 12/23, 12/30
Special Concerts: Ars Nova Singers—In the Moon of Wintertime
Thu 12/13 @730pm
35th Annual Messiah Sing-a-long in the Church—Sat 12/15 @5pm; and Sun 12/16 @2pm & 7pm
To purchase tickets for special concerts please visit Ars Nova and Messiah Sing-a-Long websites
Caroling: 6th Annual St John’s Family Caroling (Meet at Parish Hall)—Sat 12/22 @4pm
Christmas Eve Worship:
Mon Dec 24th 2:30pm Children’s Bell Service w/music and Holy Eucharist
4:30pm Principal Family Service w/music and Holy Eucharist
7:30pm Service of Peace w/contemplative music and Holy Eucharist
10:30pm Principal Service w/carols, choir, and Holy Eucharist
Christmas Day Worship: Mon Dec 25th 10am Christmas Day service w/music & Holy Eucharist
Patronal Feast: Observed on Sun 12/30 at both 7:30am and 9:30am services with the blessing of wine
Honoring Bishop Rob O'Neill's Ministry With Us
In March, Bishop O'Neill will conclude his 15 wonderful years of ministry with us. We each have a chance to say "thank you" and to honor him by contributing to the building of cabins at Cathedral Ridge--our camp and conference center near and dear to +Rob's heart. You'll find a bulletin insert in your service leaflet on Nov 18th. You can also visit EpiscopalColorado.org. In addition to contributing money, you are invited to fill out a card of thanks to +Rob. Special cards are available in the church office. We'll collect them and send them to him. He has been an extraordinary Bishop to our diocese and now is the time to say "thank you", "we love you", and "blessing on your retirement!".
Sunday, December 16th -- Youth Group heads to Denver Cathedral
Saturday, December 22 -- Christmas Caroling-. Food, Hot Chocolate and Fellowship in the Parish Hall at 4 pm followed by neighborhood Caroling.
Christmas Eve: We have four services on Christmas Eve. The 2:30 p.m. service is a one-hour service for families with very small children featuring bells, with a short retelling of the Christmas story (acted out by members of our vestry). At the 4:30 p.m. service, there is a children's homily along with music provided by an ensemble of talented young musicians. The 7:30 p.m. service takes on a quieter, more contemplative feel.
Finally, our principle Christmas Eve service at 10:30 p.m. features the full choir and brass instruments. There is Holy Communion at all services, and all services are held in the church.
We do not offer nursery care on Christmas Eve, but children are welcome at ALL services.
Our Saturday evening Chapel bluegrass worship service is cancelled on the following dates due to holiday event conflicts:
November 24 (Thanksgiving weekend)
December 22 (weekend before Christmas)
December 29 (weekend before New Years)
Join Us for Evensong
Contemplative Evensong meets every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. from September through May. Participants are welcome to join the cantor in the beautiful, meditative chant. Includes short periods of silent prayer. Please contact the office at 303-442-5246 for more information.
Grocery Card Program
If you buy these cards, load more money onto them at the store of your choice (Safeway or King Soopers), use them to pay for your groceries, St John's earns a 5% reward!
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. For more information contact Janice Moore, Jim Podolak, or Caryl Stalick.
Whittier Pantry at St. John’s
Bring your donations to the Whittier Pantry and put them in the bin outside the room. The Pantry will serve about 30 families this school year, (average size 5 members), once a month. Below is an average of what we dispense per month. We appreciate all donations! If you write a check, put “Whittier Pantry” in the memo.
Toothpaste, adult, and children 50 tubes
Shampoo, adult and baby 30 bottles, 12 baby
Hair Conditioner 25 bottles
Bar Soap (no Irish Spring) 50 bars
Body Lotion 30 bottles
Toilet paper 140 rolls
Kleenex 30 boxes
Deodorant, male and female 50 tubes
Feminine pads (Always Thin preferred) 250-300 Pads
Diapers, Sizes 4 & 5 for children still at home 120-140 Diapers
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.