Our Lenten series this year ponders the theodicy question, "How could a good God permit evil?" Jesus himself wondered this when he asked from the cross, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" The Rector's Pen will offer weekly distillations of the book "God of Our Silent Tears" by The Right Reverend Dan Edwards, Bishop of the Diocese of Nevada, along with discussion questions. Join us on Sundays in Lent as we work through this challenging material in small groups. On March 18th, Bishop Edwards will join us as our guest speaker.
Saturday Night Bluegrass Worship Service
Our Saturday evening worship service begins each week at 5:00pm in the Chapel. Please join us for a contemplative Eucharistic service featuring Americana music with a bluegrass trio. Following the service, enjoy a brief concert and sing-along. This service lasts approximately 40 minutes. All are welcome!
Please note that Saturday evening worship will not occur on the following dates: November 25 (Thanksgiving weekend), December 23 (Christmas weekend), December 30 (New Year's weekend).
Join Us for Evensong
Contemplative Evensong meets every Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm. 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.
An Environmental Moment
Have we humans permanently changed the Planet?
We invite you to read how our own former Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Shori reflects on this question when she addressed a CU campus ministry-sponsored event earlier this month. Scientist, priest, and passionate voice for climate change and care for the Earth, Bishop Katherine holds, in addition to her MDiv, degrees in biology and a PHD in oceanography. Bishop Katherine sheds some welcome light of the Cosmic Christ for our weary world in her speech, entitled, “Cosmic Faith in the Anthropocene Age*1
We invite you to consider signing the enclosed petition, “Don’t Repeal the Clean Power Plan”
(1) Anthropocene age. According to www.smithsonian.com , the age we are now living in that some scientists place at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, early 1800’s, and significantly compounded in the 1950’s with the advent of the Atomic age. it is defined by the undeniable impact we humans have on the environment that is causing a new geologic epoch.
Grocery Card Program
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!
Whittier 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!
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.