Easter at St John’s
April 23rd Bright Sunday
- 7:30am Service of Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
- 9:30am Service of Holy Eucharist in the Church, includes Live Jazz combo,
Religious jokes (in lieu of the homily), and dancing in the aisles
- Following the 930am service join us in the parish for a special coffee hour to meet and welcome new members of our church!
Retreat at Abbey of St. Walburga
Jesus said, “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” But what does joy actually mean, and how can we infuse ourselves with joy in a time of change?
The Contemplative Beehive is sponsoring A Residential Retreat on Thursday evening May 11 through Sunday morning May 14 at the beautiful Abbey of St Walburga. The guest speaker will be Carolyn Baker Ph.D. Carolyn is a former psychotherapist, and a professor of psychology and history. She is a life coach and spiritual consultant for people who want to live more resiliently. She has published 10 books including Return to Joy with Andrew Harvey.
This retreat is designed to underscore joy as the ultimate nature of reality. We will learn how to consciously cultivate joy. The topic of sacred activism, the union of activism and spirituality, will also be explored. Through journaling, group and individual practices, storytelling, contemplation, we will strengthen our connection with the sacred, each other, and nature.
Please print the attached flyer for detailed information, including registration fees and deadlines.
Grocery Card program to be re-launched at St John's!
Some terrific parishioners have been supporting St John's when they shop for groceries at King Soopers and Safeway, by using special grocery cards. We last offered these cards five years ago and are delighted to let you know we are gearing up for a second wave promotion! Would you like your favorite participating grocery store to donate a portion of your grocery bill to your church? If so, please watch for announcements concerning the re-launch of our grocery card program. Several parishioners are presently working to purchase $5 pre-loaded grocery cards from King Soopers, Safeway, and Lucky's Market. We hope to offer these at cost to you on Sundays beginning in April. You take the card to your favorite participating grocery store, pre-load it with money (using cash, check -- where accepted, or credit card) and then when you shop and use this card to pay for your groceries, the store donates a portion of your expenditure to the church.
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). We are now serving 25 families.
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.