Holy Communion with Americana Music
Saturdays 5pm in the Chapel
Join us on Saturday evenings for a Eucharistic service that blends elements of Evening Prayer with Holy Communion. The service is based in part on the Church approved liturgical supplement, Enriching our Worship 1. The music is Americana, typically live, gospel bluegrass. During clement weather, the congregation is invited to join in fellowship, sing and (for those so inclined) jamming with the musicians on the patio in front of the chapel.
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.
Blessing of the Animals - October 9
Mark your calendars. The Blessing of the Animals will be October 9th. We will be blessing animals at both the 7:30 and the 9:30 Services.
We welcome all creatures great and small, under proper restraint or container. Children without a pet are welcome to bring their favorite stuffed animal to be blessed.
Bishop Rob O'Neill is coming!
On Sunday, October 30th.
The bishop is coming Oct 30th and he will lay hands on those who wish to be formally received into the Episcopal Church. He will do likewise for those who wish to reaffirm their faith. These are simple but beautiful sacramental acts and you are urged to take advantage of them.
If you are new...you are a great candidate for Reception into the Episcopal Church. If you wish to reaffirm your faith in God...you are a great candidate for Reaffirmation of Faith.
If you are interested in either one...please contact Pastor Susan ASAP. We'll need to submit your name by October 18th, and you should attend two classes, on Oct 16th and 23rd. If you wish to participate but have schedule conflicts, please contact Pastor Susan.
Invitation to Participate in the 49 Bells Project
The July 12th issue of The Rector's Pen describes a social justice project of prophetic witness against gun violence, called The 49 Bells Project. If you did not read or receive the July 12th issue you can access it here: Rector's Pen. If you would like to help ring the tower bells on Wednesdays at 1:00pm between now and November 2nd, please look for a poster in the narthex and sign up to help. You'll receive an email with instructions. If you wish to help but will not be in church, please email Pastor Susan
Whittier Pantry at St. John’s
Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm
Martin Luther King Room
Children and families at Whittier Elementary School need our help! Most families are just getting by with the basic needs of life. We are going to assist about 30-35 families once or twice a month with the non-food items so that their tight budgets are not so stressed.
Sept. 18 and 25, 2016.
Bring items to church with you and drop off in the Rotunda those two Sundays. Donations after that can be dropped off in the office, in the box, in Deacon Jan’s cubicle.
- Toothbrushes and Paste (family size)
- Dental Floss
- Bar Soap
- Toilet Paper
- Feminine Products
- Diapers sizes 1-4
Acoustic Prayers for Evening
Community Worship | Roots Sound
Please join your brothers and sisters of St. John's and a selection of local musicians for a peaceful and brief Eucharistic worship experience followed by refreshments and a bluegrass/Gospel jam session on the patio. 5pm in the Chapel.
Group Discussion on Being Mortal
Eben Carsey, MD, MDiv, is offering to facilitate a group for discussion and personal sharing regarding Being Mortal, a book by Atul Gawande, MD, and the issues that this book raises in our lives. The group will meet 8:30 to 9:30 am on Sundays, Oct. 9th through Nov. 13th. If necessary, the larger group may break into smaller groups to facilitate inclusion of everyone in the discussion and sharing. A rather long NY Times review of the book can be found at http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2015/01/08/better-way-out/ . A shorter review can be found at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/17/arts/being-mortal-by-atul-gawande.html?_r=0 .
With this link, you can view a Frontline interview with the author: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/being-mortal/?mc_cid=23e13b82de&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d
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.