11th Annual St. Benedict Benefit
To Benefit the Medically Underserved in Boulder County
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 5:30 pm
Avalon Ballroom 6185 Arapahoe, Boulder
For Tickets $50 Call/e-mail:
- Sara 303-910-0994
or order online at: https://squareup.com/market/st-benedict-health-and-healing-ministry. Come visit with friends, old and new, who are striving to provide a medical safety net for people in need! Enjoy music and games, and the SILENT AUCTION. Tickets available after Sunday services during January & February or from Jim and Bill. Saint Benedict Health and Healing Ministry is a Jubilee ministry of the Diocese of Colorado
Dinner Catered and Served by Jules Catering
Annual Meeting - January 29
St. John's Annual Meeting will be held on January 29th, after the 9:30 service, in the Parish Hall. As always this will be a potluck event. The Vestry has decided that this potluck meal will be an "Agape Meal" of Christian Fellowship.
We are requesting that the dish you chose to bring be finger foods/tapas. Some examples could be: fresh fruit (cleaned and prepared), nuts, dried fruits, dips with crackers or vegetables, sliced assorted breads, prepared finger sandwiches, olives, and mini quiches. Please bring these dishes ready to be served! We appreciate all contributions and look forward to having not just an Agape Meal, but an Agape Feast!
Also at our Annual Meeting, the congregation will vote for three new vestry members. We are fortunate to have eight parishioners who are interested in serving on the Vestry for the next three-year term. The candidates for consideration are:
|Eli Dudok||JoAnne Foster||Linda Morgan|
|Phil Ecklund||Wayne Grider||Allen White|
|Ren Feldman||Kathe Lujan|
Please refer to the Weekly e-Agle newsletter for biographies of the candidates.
Winter Saturday Services
- Bluegrass & Gospel Music; Holy Eucharist; Readings and 3-minute silent reflection; 40 minute service; teen group meets concurently.
- Offered these dates: Dec 3, 10, 17; Jan 7, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
- No Saturday service Nov 26; Dec 24, 31; Jan 14; due to holiday weekends
- Please join us on the journey as together we grow into the heart and mind of Christ.
In the Episcopal Church, all children are welcome to receive communion at any age. However, we also believe that by the time they're in first or second grade, it's important that children learn more about what the Eucharist means. Our 2017 Communion Instruction (for children and at least one parent) will be two sessions.
- Session 1. SATURDAY, January 28th, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., We'll meet in the parish hall for lunch (I'll provide pizza, salad, and drinks), then we'll talk about the Last Supper, what communion means, and how we celebrate the Eucharist today. We'll also do some Bible study.
- Session 2. SATURDAY, February 4th, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. We'll do some Bible study, tour the sacristy with a member of the Altar Guild, practice receiving communion, and bake the communion bread for the 9:30 a.m. service on February 12th.
Children and their families will receive communion together at our Second Sunday service on February 12th.
Adult Ed: Caring for Children in Today's World
Sunday, January 15th: Bullying and Social Media
At this session, we'll also update some of the issues raised at our last meeting in September. We'll be joined on Sunday by Laura Cummock, a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters in Clinical Mental health counseling.
Laura currently works as a therapist at Mount View Youth Service Center, a state facility for detained and committed youth. She is a Certified Addictions Counselor I and has specialized knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and dealing with traumatized individuals. Laura has worked with at-risk youth for six years and has seven years of experience working in corrections.
- Sunday, January 22nd: Sexual Harassment and Date Rape
- Sunday, February 12th: Substance Experimentation and Abuse
- Sunday, February 26th: Depression and Suicide
We'll meet in the conference room/library at 11:15 a.m. and wrap up by about 12:15 p.m. Child care will be provided in the youth room.
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
Sunday School is Meeting Now
All children ages 3-12 are invited to join us in the education wing for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd or Joyful Journey classes. Nursery care is also available for children under 3. New to St. John's? Not sure where to go? Call Pam White, Director of Faith Formation, for assistance, 303-324-5868. Teens are welcome to join Father Ben in the balcony for Eagle's Nest. If you have not yet registered your children, please do so on our website or see Pam White for a form.
Whittier Pantry at St. John’s
St. John’s Whittier Pantry is off to a good start with the donations we have received so far. Thank You!! Keep them coming (Deodorant, Bar Soap, Feminine Supplies, Toothpaste, Toilet paper, Kleenex, Diapers).
Please keep the Pantry in mind year round. Here are some ideas:
- When you are shopping pick up items you find on sale that the Pantry could use.
- When you travel, bring home the toiletries items from your hotel.
- Invite your children to pick out a bar of soap, or a children’s toothbrush for another family.
Deacon Jan will fine-tune what the Pantry stocks as we go along, according to the needs of the families we serve, and update you each month. Thank you for sharing your gifts in this personal way.
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.