Earth Day at St. John's
Join us at the 9:30 am service on Sunday April 22nd, International Earth Day, for special prayers for Creation, for the Commissioning of our wonderful Garden Guild, and for the blessing of gardening tools. Bring your gardening hand tools, your favorite gardening gloves, or even some of your tiny vegetable or flower seedlings and we'll bless them all for a fruitful and joyful growing season in this beautiful part of God's creation.
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Celebrating Graduates and Acolytes
We will be congratulating our 2018 high school (or college!) graduates and recognizing the service of our amazing acolyte team on Sunday, May13.
If your family has a graduate this year, please send an electronic photo of him/her, along with a short paragraph answering the following questions:
- Where do you go to school?
- What activities did you participate in school?
- What are your plans for after graduation?
- How long have you been a member of St. John's?
- What activities do you participate in at church?
Confirmation/Reception classes will take place later this spring. If you have already let a member of the clergy or staff know of your interest, please confirm with Amy that she has your information. Thank you!
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).
St. John's announces a new giving opportunity! When you shop on Amazon you can now direct a charitable donation to St. Johns. It's easy and costs you nothing! Simply log on to smile.amazon.com when making a purchase and search for "St. John's Episcopal Boulder". Or use this direct link
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
How does AmazonSmile work?
In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization from the list of over 1 million eligible organizations. For eligible purchases, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.
Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?
No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
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.