January 13, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Led by the Holy Spirit,
St. John's mission is to inspire people to grow into the heart and mind of Christ by engaging together in worshiping, serving, and spiritual formation.

 
 
 
 
STEWARDSHIP UPDATE FROM THE RECTOR:
The Ship is Setting Sail! Time to Get on Board!
 
 
 
 
 
To date our parish has raised $701,000 of the $890,000 we need to fund our 2017 budget.
The sail will be raised in church for the last time on January 15th.
The amount we have raised by that date will be the figure the vestry will use to determine final budget at their meeting on January 17th.
Please help your church raise its sail!
If you have not yet pledged for 2017, please do so today. If you are new to the parish, please know that we count on everyone pledging so we can responsibly budget for the year ahead.
Your pledge is vitally important to the continued health of this parish. If St John's worship and programs are important to you, then please pledge to support them financially in 2017. Tell us how much you can commit to giving the church in the year ahead.

St John's receives no money from the diocese and has no endowment. Every dollar spent comes from generous and faithful people like you. If you have pledged for 2017, thank you again! If you have not yet pledged, my prayer is that the Spirit moves in you and calls forth great generosity and commitment to this wonderful faith community.

You can pledge online at our website under the Stewardship tab or call in your pledge to Diane in our office at 303-442-5246, or email it to her at dwells@stjohnsboulder.org.

Blessings,
Grace and peace,
Susan+
 
 
 
 
 
GIVING  NEWS
 
 
 
 
 
Remember our church with a year-end gift…to help retire the 2016 budget deficit. The deficit is due to a shortfall in the income we anticipated receiving this year, and is not due to expense over-run (in fact, expenses have been very well controlled!)

We began our appeal a week ago with a deficit of $63,000. Thanks to a number of generous donors, our deficit has been reduced to $30,000! Can you help reduce it even further, and help bring it down to zero?

Any gift you can make will help your church end the year with a balanced budget, and your gift is tax deductible. To make a year-end gift, simply write “Year-End Gift” in the memo line of your check and mail it to the office or place it in the offering plate on Sunday.

These year-end gifts, of course, are in addition to your 2016 pledge and not in lieu of it. This is an excellent time to make sure your 2016 pledge is paid in full.

As always, we make this request with grateful hearts for the incredible generosity of our parishioners. Thank you for all you have given to our church, and thank you for being part of this wonderful, vibrant community of faith!
 
 
 
 
 
A MESSAGE FROM THE RECTOR
 
 
 
 
I want to let you know that Pam White, director of faith formation, has decided to retire from St. John's, effective at the end of the 2016-17 Sunday school year. In 2014, when I asked Pam to take this position, she was clear that while she could commit for a few years, she could not do so for the long term. I readily accepted that because I knew St. John's needed Pam's experience, vision, and knowledge, and knew we would prosper even if we could only be the beneficiaries of her gifts for a short time. Pam has done everything I have asked of her and more. She has brought a sense of cohesiveness to our Sunday school community, strengthened bonds between teachers and parents, offered programming for parents, implemented better scheduling and communications, developed outreach opportunities for families, developed Reading Camp, and much more. I am very sad to be losing a terrific staff-person and member of our team, and I am grateful she will be leaving us in such good shape. I am also comforted by knowing that Pam isn't leaving St John's; she and Allen plan to be regulars in the pews when she is not back East enjoying her first grandchild.

Pam says, “The decision to leave the staff of St. John's has not been an easy one. I love my job, the people I work with, and the families we serve. But as I look forward to my 60th birthday in April, I realize that there are other things I want to do -- travel with Allen, spend more time with my children and grandchildren, be more available for my mom and dad as they make their move from North Carolina to Colorado, read, write, learn to speak Swedish, and sleep a little later in the mornings! Rest assured, my resignation does not mean that Allen and I are leaving St. John's. We'll still worship and serve here, just in different ways. I thank you all for your love, friendship, and support over the years, and I hope that you will wish me well in this new phase of my life.”

A retirement celebration will be planned for Pam sometime in the spring, and we'll let you know when a date is set. In the meantime, my task is to look ahead and find the person who will carry on the work Pam has begun and who will bring their own unique and wonderful gifts to this ministry. I'd like to hear from parents as to where you see areas of opportunity in our family faith programming and where you feel we could strengthen what we offer. I'd like to know what skills, expertise, and characteristics you think will be important in the new family ministries person. To that end, we are offering a chance for parents to give their input. On February 5th following the 9:30 a.m. service, St. John's human resources consultant, Sue Morse, and our senior warden, Joanie Heard, will facilitate a conversation with parents. There will be an opportunity for those unable to make this gathering to offer their input via a survey. We'll email a survey link to parents in early February.

We'll be updating the job description and when it is ready, the position will be advertised both in-house and beyond St. John's. My goal is to have a candidate identified and hired by March so there's ample opportunity for training and a smooth transition. If you have questions about the position, the transition, or anything having to do with family ministry at St. John's, I invite you to call or email me and we'll make time to get together.
Thank you for continuing to allow St. John's to partner with you on your children's spiritual formation.

 
 
 
 
VESTRY NEWS
 
 
 
 

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!

 
 
 
 
 
At our Annual Meeting, the congregation will vote for three new vestry members. Voting will open on January 16th and close January 25th. During this time you can vote online, or in person at the St. John's office, within posted office hours.**

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

Member Since:  2011; Received in December 2012.
Personal:  In November 2015, I was lucky enough to marry my high school sweetheart and friend of 20 years, Heather, at St. John’s. We both hail from Baltimore, MD. Together we are raising two dogs.
Professional:  Having many years of experience with the corporate property management world, I recently transitioned into a role in a local non-profit affordable housing organization. Sleep comes easier knowing that I get to have a direct part in providing homes for those who need them.
Why do you wish to serve on the vestry: I feel called to a life of service and have spent a lifetime serving various ministries in and out of church: Serving on the St. John’s vestry would be a humbling education on all that it takes behind the scenes to allow our faith community to usher God’s will into the world.
What qualities or skills do you bring to vestry service: Years of experience in community building in my professional and extra-curricular experiences: Heather and I served as delegates to the Global Episcopal Mission Network Conference in May, 2016. At, St. John’s I have participated in Tap House Theology, Young Adult Bible Study, Young Adult Intercessory Prayer Team, Taize Pine Ridge Pilgrimage of Trust, and served as a missionary to Matlosane, South Africa. This year I had the opportunity to serve as a lay delegate at the Annual Convention and to become a licensed Eucharistic Visitor.
What dreams do you have for our parish:  I love our God and I love our parish. Seeing the two work together in harmonious concert is my dream. We have been individually called to this wonderful place and this joint service work of sharing the love of God from our corner in Boulder. My hope is to do my part in helping keep our community as a place that is 1) rooted firmly in our relationship with our Creator, 2) well equipped to both physically, mentally, and spiritually share the Good News, and 3) financially healthy so we can continue to do our work for generations to come.
Hobbies: My wife and I share a passion for cooking and baking from scratch. In addition, I enjoy hiking, writing letters, and playing with our dogs.


Phil Ecklund
I was Baptised and Confirmed at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Edina, MN. Moved to Boulder for my Freshman year at UCB. Took a break to attend USAF pilot training, gain instate tuition, returned to UCB for my Sophomore year. Flew with the Colorado Air National Guard for ten years which covered tuition and cost of living. I graduated in Economics while on active duty during the Vietnam War.
Junior year I was hired by a major airline. I retired after 26 years. I lived this whole time in Boulder until Robin my wife of 36 years and I moved to Longmont last year.  Our three children and five grandchildren live in Boulder and Broomfield. I attended St. John's when I first arrived as a student.  I also surveyed several other churches, synagogues, fellowships, student organizations during my search for meaning and religious connection. Along the way I joined St. John's and transferred my membership from St. Stephens about the time I began serving St. John's as a LEM (Lay Ecumenical Minister, trained by Father François de Chardesnes.) I also served on a fall fundraising committee and performed other additional duties. I have a ministry talking and eating with homeless and panhandlers in Boulder. I currently race a small sailboat at the Union Reservoir, kayak, flight instruct in power and glider aircraft, ski, hike Mt. Sanitas, serve as a Boulder County Volunteer Naturalist and feed Belgian Horses at the County Macintosh/Lohr Farm.

Reynold Ruslan “Ren” Feldman

Born in New York City, I graduated from boarding school in New Jersey (Peddie) and received three degrees in English from Yale (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.). My career included a full professorship and 19 years of administrative experience as a director, dean, academic vice president, and system-wide associate director of international programs. I’ve also been a foundation and nonprofit consultant, national higher-education consultant, nonprofit executive, professional fundraiser, tutor, editor, and author of ten published books. I am currently part-time development director for a veterans-serving nonprofit. A cradle Jew, I was baptized 50 years ago; then spent 37 years as a Lutheran (ALC, ELCA), seven as a Roman Catholic, and the last six as an Episcopalian. I have also practiced Sufi moving meditation for 56 years. At St. John’s I’ve been active in adult education, Men’s Bagels and Bible, the Healing Prayer Ministry, Solas, the Intentional Community, and, recently, ushering. An amateur linguist, I speak six languages besides English. I would be honored to draw on my diverse background as a new Vestry member.

JoAnne Foster
I am a native Coloradoan (my great-great grandmother came here in 1874 from Cornwall, England) and a cradle Episcopalian. I was raised in Denver; early church at the Cathedral; and later at The Church of the Ascension.  I married Bob Foster, an educator and coach in 1959.  We had three children and now have six wonderful grandchildren. Bob passed away January 2010.  In addition to being a wife and mother I spent 25 years in education as a teacher and counselor.  I was privileged to be a CASA (court appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children) in Boulder County for 16 years. Since joining St. John's in 2010 I have been an usher,  a Foyer member, contributed to Pastoral Care Team, work  in the   Soup Kitchen, and manage  the kitchen for Reading Camp in June.  In my professional and volunteer life I had a reputation of being organized, efficient, a great team member, and loving what I did.  As a Vestry member I would carry these assets forward and assist in the furthering the mission of St. John's.

Wayne Grider
I am a Colorado native, have been happily married to Kathi, whom I met at Colorado State University, for 43 years. I have two sons and five grandchildren and we are fortunate to spend a good deal of time with them. Three live locally and two are in Seattle.
Kathi and I have been attending St. John’s for the last year and a half. I was raised an Episcopalian and served on the Vestry of the Church of the Transfiguration, the Episcopal church in Evergreen CO. We currently help with St. John’s monthly Soup Kitchen and are new members of the Pastoral Care Team. We both find St. John’s to be a wonderful place for spiritual growth and a caring community of people. It is a place of open minds and hearts. We have found all the clergy to be very gifted and inspiring to us.  In this time of challenge and opportunity within our community, the nation and the world St. John’s offers me a message and place to be grounded and comforted.
I spent 43 years in senior management roles in corporate and non-profit organizations and retired last year. I now spend my time with activities at St. John’s and some other non-profit organizations listed below. I hike regularly, am an avid reader, bike and run as well as enjoy travel.
I have a B.S. Degree in Psychology (Colorado State University) and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs). I spent much of my career working with and on teams and committees. I am very collaborative in my style and focus on listening openly to all points of view and a team player.
COMMUNITY SERVICE EXPERIENCE
Current
•           St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder – Pastoral Care Team, Soup             Kitchen
•           Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Colorado) – board member,             corporate development committee
            •           Jefferson County Volunteer Mediator
            •           City of Lafayette, Zoning Adjustment Board
            •           Boulder Newcomers Club – board member
Previous
            •           Church of the Transfiguration, Evergreen, CO - Vestry
•           American Lung Association (Colorado) – advocacy chair, board member
•           Evergreen Christian Outreach (food bank and social services) – board             member
            •           Evergreen Sustainability Council – board member

Kathe Lujan
Hello, I'm Kathe Lujan, and I would welcome the opportunity to serve on the St. John's vestry. I am a cradle Episcopalian, and with the exception of a few rebellious years in the 70's, I have attended the church for most of my life. My husband Charlie and I joined St. John's in 1999, after 19 years at St. Aidan's. Throughout the years, I have always been a choir member, and volunteered for/participated in Vacation Bible School, youth group, dinner groups, and two years on the St. John's finance committee, serving under Father Rol.
For 17 years I was the business manager/Executive Director for The Ars Nova Singers. I have also served on the Board of Directors of Ars Nova, and was lucky enough to sing with the group for several seasons. Prior to the Ars Nova years, I held administrative positions in banking/trusts, real estate management, and patent law. I also volunteered for several years at both the Longmont and Boulder Valley Humane Societies.
At this point in my life, my main 'career' is babysitting my granddaughter a couple days a week...but I still have time for my other interests, quilting, yard care, our two cats. Charlie and I currently live in Lafayette, and
have two grown daughters, both of whom were youth group and children's choir members here at St. John's. Thank you for your consideration.



Linda Morgan
Bill and I came to St John’s in 1997, Fr. Rol was the Priest at the time.  We have been members ever since and just love church and its’ people.  We have organized the Usher Ministry for over 10 + years…I’ve lost count. I have a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design from the LaSalle University in Illinois with a minor in business.  Throughout our 46 years of marriage we have had the opportunity to live in many different areas of the US.  This has provided me with career opportunities in retail, from managing small boutiques to regional retail manager over several stores.  I have also been a buyer and an account executive for two major cosmetic companies. 
I am currently on the management staff at Nordstrom, Flatiron Crossing. I have been told that my leadership style is creative, positive, and motivational.


Allen White
Allen White and his wife, Pam, have been members of St. John’s since their move to Colorado in 1992. They have three grown children -- Jeffrey, Laura, and Kaitlin -- and a new granddaughter, Karleigh. Allen was brought up in the Congregational Church in suburban Boston but was confirmed  in the Episcopal Church shortly after attending his first service at St. John’s with his wife and children.
Through the years, Allen has served St. John’s as a Sunday school teacher, usher, and general assistant to the Director of Children’s Ministries/Director of Faith Formation (a.k.a. Pam!). He has also been on the youth advisory committee and on two discernment committees at St. John’s. While the Whites were on their brief leave to the Santiago mission church in Lafayette, Allen served as their treasurer and as a member of the bishop’s committee.
Allen is a research meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder. In his spare time, Allen plays the piano, hikes, swims, and plays racquet sports, golf, and bridge. (For many years, Allen taught members of the St. John’s congregation to play bridge, and he and Pam continue to play with some of those
students who are now treasured friends!)
For Allen and Pam, St. John’s has been – and continues to be – a worship community where they find traditional liturgy, beautiful music, and the loving support of friends. It is vitally important to them that St. John’s remain an open, affirming, inclusive congregation. As a member of the vestry, Allen would work to encourage volunteerism and stewardship, strengthen our children’s and youth programs, and ensure that St. John’s remains a leader in community outreach and social justice.

**In the unlikely event of a tie, a tiebreaker vote will take place on the floor at the annual meeting.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coffee Hour  

We envision St. John's as a community
where everyone undertakes
"welcome" and "hospitality"
as an intentional holy practice. 
 

Coffee Hour this week is brought to you by:
Ginny Strange & Robert Schwartz


And please sign up to help make Coffee Hour Fellowship happen. Sign up sheet available on Sunday morning at the Welcome Table near the Narthex, available on the St. John's database, or contact Jessica Burnett: (jburnett@stjohnsboulder.org)

 
 
 
 
 
Choral Compline 

 St. John's presents Choral Compline on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from September through May. This beautiful, short, meditative service is the perfect way to wrap up the weekend in peace, ready you for a good night's rest, and reset your brain for the week to come.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SERVICES FOR DIXIE HUTCHINSON

Services for Dixie Hutchinson will be held at 1pm, 
Friday January 20th
in the St. John's Chapel, with reception following in the Parish Hall.


We are pleased to welcome the Right Revered Sam B. Hulsey (Ret.) who will be the homilist and celebrant.
 
 
 
 
 

St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry would like to invite you to our annual St. Benedict Benefit party and silent auction (formerly Heart Art) on February 25, 2017!  We are also seeking your generous auction donations for this crucial fundraiser.   Some ideas for donations:  time at your vacation home, ski condo or summer cabin; season tickets to any of the wonderful music, theatre or sports venues in Denver or other spots along the Front Range or perhaps you know of particular events in the season you will be missing and can donate those specific dates’ tickets; perhaps a lovely trip to a desirable destination;  a beautiful piece of art that needs a new home; perhaps you own or are part of a business which could donate their particular services or products. These are just a few ideas.  Please contact Beth Kimberly (silent auction coordinator) at bethkimberly@yahoo.com or (303) 444-3035 to discuss any potential donations with us.  Many thanks for your consideration; we depend on your help!  If you are interested in attending this fun event please contact Jim Podolak at 303-817-6415 or Sara at 303-910-0994 for tickets.

If you are not familiar with St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry, it is a local non-profit which conducts numerous free medical clinics staffed with volunteer doctors, nurse practitioners and registered nurses in Boulder, Longmont, and Lafayette for uninsured and underinsured adults needing medical care.  Our clinics are held at Trinity Lutheran Church, First Congregational Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Boulder Housing Partners in Boulder, OUR Center in Longmont and Sister Carmen Community Center in Lafayette.

 
 
 
 
 
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11TH ANNUAL ST. BENEDICT BENEFIT

(Formerly Heart Art)

To Benefit the Medically Underserved in Boulder County 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

5:30pm

Avalon Ballroom 6185 Arapahoe, Boulder

For Tickets $50 Call/e-mail:

Jim Podolak at 303-817-6415; jimpodolak@gmail.com

 Sara 303-910-0994

Bill Ashworth 720-352-6456 washwort@gmail.com

or order online at:

 https://squareup.com/market/st-benedict-health-and-healing-ministry

 

Dinner Catered and Served by Jules Catering


Come visit with friends, old and new, who are striving to provide a medical safety net for people in need!
Enjoy music and games!
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
 
 
 
 
OUTREACH
 
 
 
 
 
 
Whittier Pantry Update

THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the many generous elves who donated items to the Pantry to assist low income families of Whittier Elementary School.  We are fully stocked and ready for the New Year.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JOIN US FOR EVENSONG                  
Wednesdays at 6pm

Contemplative Evensong meets every Wednesday evening at 6p.m. 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.

 
 
 
 
 

Weekly Services
Saturday            5:00p.m.       Holy Eucharist, chapel   (no service Sat. 1/14/2017)
Sunday               7:30 a.m.      Holy Eucharist, chapel
                            9:30 a.m.      Holy Eucharist, church
                            11:11 a.m.      Children's Eucharist, chapel (when Sunday school meets)
 
Tuesday            8 a.m.        Morning Prayer, chapel
                         
Wednesday      8 a.m.        Morning Prayer, chapel
                           10 a.m.        Holy Eucharist, chapel
                           6 p.m.        Evensong, chapel
                         
Thursday          8 a.m.        Morning Prayer, chapel 
                           Noon         Holy Eucharist and Service of Reconciliation, chapel

Friday                4:15 p.m.     Common Cathedral, rotunda


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Christmas Pageant Help
No, that's not a typo! We're looking for some help sorting the pageant costumes, weeding out the ones that need to be repaired or replaced, and re-bagging them so they're super organized for our new family ministry person in December.  

Handy with a sewing machine? We'd also love to identify some folks who have the time and talent to repair or remake some of our older costumes. 

Repairs also need to be made to some of our pageant animals.  This is mostly re-making some of the foam core stands and touching up some paint.

If you can help in any of these areas, please contact Pam White, 303-442-5246, ext. 107, or pwhite@stjohnsboulder.org, and we'll find a time to get together to see what needs to be done.
 
 
 
 
 

SATURDAY EVENINGS FOR YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES:

Youth Group (9th-12th grade) meets Saturdays at 5pm with Fr. Ben in the Youth Room, while parents are invited to attend Acoustic Prayers for Evening Service at 5pm in the Chapel and gather for fellowship and study following.
(NO YOUTH GROUP SATURDAY 1/14/2017)
 
 
 
 
 
Communion Instruction 

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.  

If you and your child(ren) would like to participate, please contact me, 
303-442-5246, ext. 107, or pwhite@stjohnsboulder.org
 
 
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you!

Paul often affirmed members of the churches he shepherded by telling them he was thanking God for them. In Philippians 1:3-5 Paul writes, "I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now."
 
This week, the staff and leaders of St John's give thanks to God for those listed below, praying with joy that these good people are sharing in the work of the gospel in our parish.

  • Thank you to the 271 wonderful parishioners who have pledged to date to support St. John's financially in 2017!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday Helpers

Lector                            Steve Tilson, Rick Collins  
   
Welcome Bag:                           

Intercessor:                  Carol Ziegenhagen

Healing Prayer:           Laura Ferenc, Helen Melody Witherill         

Acolytes:                       Roland Compo, Molly & Marianne Lee- Dodson 
                                                                              
Ushers:                          Neil Gorsuch, Roxanne Bamond, Kathleen Ferguson  
        
Eucharistic Visitors:     Mhari Peschel, Robert Schwartz   
                                          
Verger:                           Mhari Peschel

Altar Guild:                   Sydney Meredith, Dorothy Whitehouse, Marti Dever,                                         Kathy Pieplow, Judy Reid, Lorine Williams  
                  


Isaiah 49:1-7

Listen to me, O coastlands,
pay attention, you peoples from far away!
The Lord called me before I was born,
while I was in my mother's womb he named me.
He made my mouth like a sharp sword,
in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me a polished arrow,
in his quiver he hid me away.
And he said to me, “You are my servant,
Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”
But I said, “I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity;
yet surely my cause is with the Lord,
and my reward with my God.”

And now the Lord says,
who formed me in the womb to be his servant,
to bring Jacob back to him,
and that Israel might be gathered to him,
for I am honored in the sight of the Lord,
and my God has become my strength--
he says,
“It is too light a thing that you should be my servant
to raise up the tribes of Jacob
and to restore the survivors of Israel;
I will give you as a light to the nations,
that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”
 
Thus says the Lord,
the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One,
to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations,
the slave of rulers,
“Kings shall see and stand up,
princes, and they shall prostrate themselves,
because of the Lord, who is faithful,
the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”

Psalm 40:1-12
1 I waited patiently upon the Lord; *
he stooped to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the desolate pit, out of the mire and clay; *
he set my feet upon a high cliff and made my footing sure.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God; *
many shall see, and stand in awe,
and put their trust in the Lord.
4 Happy are they who trust in the Lord! *
they do not resort to evil spirits or turn to false gods.
5 Great things are they that you have done, O Lord my God!
how great your wonders and your plans for us! *
there is none who can be compared with you.
6 Oh, that I could make them known and tell them! *
but they are more than I can count.
7 In sacrifice and offering you take no pleasure *
(you have given me ears to hear you);
8 Burnt-offering and sin-offering you have not required, *
and so I said, "Behold, I come.
9 In the roll of the book it is written concerning me: *
'I love to do your will, O my God;
your law is deep in my heart."'
10 I proclaimed righteousness in the great congregation; *
behold, I did not restrain my lips;
and that, O Lord, you know.
11 Your righteousness have I not hidden in my heart;
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your deliverance; *
I have not concealed your love and faithfulness from the great congregation.
12 You are the Lord;
do not withhold your compassion from me; *
let your love and your faithfulness keep me safe for ever,

1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,
To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind-- just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you-- so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

John 1:29-42
John saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.” And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.”
The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).



Prayers
Please use this list today and throughout the week praying with special intention for:
All who are suffering in the wake of violence or natural disasters, all who are serving in the military, all who are distressed in mind, body, or spirit, and members of our parish family including:

Ronnie Crews (Dudok), Jeb & Beth Lee (Dudok), Jesus Gariby (Poston), Jere Freeman (Burnett), Mila & Azlan M. (Herrmann), Stephanie Marie & Samuel Quinn Sidwell (Hager), Cara McMillan, Addie Heuston, Ted Hildebrandt, Millie Heitman, Mark Odeen, Lynn Post, Don Shields, Lorna Naegele.
Please notify Heather in the church office (303-442-5246 or hdudok@stjohnsboulder.org) if there are people who should be added to or removed from our prayer list.
We pray for the repose of the souls of :
Robert William Fernie, Wendell Reason Starr, Gordon Witherill, and Wanda Witherill Higbee on the anniversaries of their deaths.
THIS WEEK:
We honor Christ’s light within those celebrating birthdays:
Jessica Burnett, Sharon Caulfield, Sophia Elana Fowler, Nathan Marshall, Robert McaCormack, Benjamin Newland, Lauren Hager, Janet Martin, Audrey McClurg, Michael McClurg, Patrick Madden, Amelia Marshall, Roz Brown,  Liana Kerr-Layton, Terzah Becker, Catherine Pearce, Buddy Smith, Charlotte Small, Olivia Sitton, Gerry Brimmer, Jean Elliott, Alexander Gaillard

We give thanks to God for the life and ministry of our brothers and sisters in Christ:
Ellen & Joe O’Laughlin, Cheryl Odeen, Alan & Carol Olson, David & Sabra Olson, Kent Olson, Stephanie Owen, Ginny Paddock, Steve & Monica Pagnotta,  Daryl Palmer, & Nina Molinaro, Annika & Will Paradise
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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