February 1, 2019
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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.



Unless you have been the beneficiary of flowers from St John’s, you may not have heard of the Pastoral Care Team (PCT). We are a group of 8 or 9 singles and couples who take flowers from the altar after the 9:30 service, place them in vases and deliver to members of St. John’s congregation selected by clergy and staff. The PCT also is responsible for delivering cookies at Christmas and lilies at Easter. It is a wonderful ministry!

Recently some of our PCT members have experienced illnesses and other life events that are preventing them from continuing to serve either permanently or temporarily. Thus we are looking for some new members. 

This is a great ministry for people who want to serve St. John's but may not have a lot of spare time. (Time commitment is one Sunday every two months for about two hours). It is a great opportunity for new members of St. John’s to meet new people. If you are interested in getting more information, contact Betsy Shears at betsyshears@gmail.com.

We are also running low on vases in the sacristy for the flower deliveries. Please bring any medium sized vases that you would be willing to donate, to the office during regular business hours.


Do you feel called to Sacramental Ministry?

St. John’s is in need of a few more Eucharistic Visitors.

Would you enjoy taking communion to parishioners in their homes? Driving is a requirement. This ministry is a wonderful extension of our Church Altar to those at home.

What is a Eucharistic Visitor?

Title III Canon 4. Sec. 7.  States:  A Eucharistic Visitor is a lay person authorized to take the Consecrated Elements in a timely manner following a Celebration of Holy Eucharist to members of the congregation who, by reason of illness or infirmity, were unable to be present at the Celebration.

According to The Canons of the Episcopal Church, you must be a Confirmed communicant in good standing with the Church.  Title III Canon 4, Sec. 1 (a)  With the permission of Pastor Susan, you may be in the process of becoming confirmed.  Your license will be valid after confirmation.

What training will you need?

  • A diocesan four-hour training on the theology, and practice of being an EV.
  • Complete Safeguarding God’s People online modules which take about three hours.

Who you shall talk to if you are interested in becoming an EV.

Please talk to Deacon Jan Dewlen or Tom Brewster to indicate your interest.

Deacon Jan Dewlen

Sunday Volunteers
Welcome Table: Jean & Myles Roche
Lectors:  Steve Tilson, Andrew Miller
Intercessors:  Kathy Ashworth
Healing Prayer Ministers: Cathy Skala, Diane Rex
Acolytes: Clara, Owen, Harry, James
Vergers: Barbara Downing, Mhari Peschel
Guardians: Tom Brewster
Ushers: Steve Tilson, Sally Johnstone, Steve Scheidker
Eucharistic Visitors: Jerry Hauser, Eli Dudok, Anne Greigg, Laura Ferenc

Dates to Remember:
February 17th-   No Youth Programming or Children's Chapel
March 5th-     Shrove Tuesday! Pancake Dinner hosted by Youth Group 5pm-7pm
March 6th-     Ash Wednesday- Family service in the Chapel 4 pm
March 15th-     St. Johns is headed to Family Faith Night-Colorado Avalanche
game@ contact Caroline Melby for $25 tickets 7pm 
April 12th-14th- Youth Group heads to Quest Youth Retreat

Pancake Supper Hosted by Youth Group
Whether you call it Shrove Tuesday, Fasnacht Day, Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, Youth group and families are teaming up to sponsor a pre-Lenten pancake supper for the whole congregation.

Tuesday, March 5th, 5:30-7 p.m., in the parish hall. 
Tickets will be on sale Sunday, February 23rd and Sunday, March 3rd  before and after the 9:30 a.m. service. 
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Proceeds will benefit the Youth Group activities and build our scholarship fund which provides scholarships for youth to attend Cathedral Ridge camps and Quest Youth retreats.
If you can't make the supper but want to donate to Youth Group, we'll have a donation jar too!
Wondering what this is all about?
 Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday (when the penetential season of Lent begins), and traditionally Christian families used that day to prepare for fasting during the season of Lent.  Through the years, Shrove Tuesday has become a day for celebration -- especially in Spain, Latin America, and New Orleans.  On "Fat Tuesday" people use up all their remaining sugar, eggs, and fats; thus pancakes and doughnuts (also called "fasnachts," for "Fast Night") have become traditional foods to eat on this day. "Mardi Gras" is simply Fat Tuesday in French!

For a look at what's happening in Epiphany, what's coming up for Lent, and what's planned for May, click HERE
Introducing the Attention Homes Pine Street Project

Join us following the 9:30 am service as we welcome Attention Homes Executive Director, Chris Nelson. Chris will tell us about the project presently under construction, how it came to be, statistics on teen and youth homelessness, who will be moving in and when, how the project will offer support to its residents, the project's Good Neighbor operating statement, and how St. John's can become involved to help make a positive impact on the lives of young at-risk adults.

The first Catholic Connections discussion group meeting was a hit! Please mark your calendars for the three remaining sessions, all in the St. Francis room at 11:00 am (or a little after if the service runs long)  
Sunday, Feb 17 
Sunday, March 3 
Sunday, April 28
On Feb 17, Father Ted will discuss church history and compare/contrast The Episcopal and Roman Catholic Churches. To get on the email list or if you have questions, please contact Cate at colburnsmith@gmail.com
Together Colorado—Faith in Action.  You’re invited.

On February 21st, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in the St. Francis Room, St. John’s will host a meeting of Together Colorado.  Father Ted invited some of us to attend one of their meetings this fall, and anyone is invited to attend any of their meetings.  (The January 17th meeting of Together Colorado will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 715 Cabrini Dr., Lafayette.)  It provides an opportunity for us to discover our deepest shared concerns for human dignity and learn to effectively work together to leverage our work in Boulder County and throughout the state.  Of course, the specific concern shared by most of us in the county will not be the one that is most important to each of us, but we can learn how someone else’s concern needs to be ours as well by working together across faith communities. 

Since 1978, Together Colorado has organized alongside volunteer community leaders to build and solidify lasting power in the state of Colorado. Collectively, their leaders, member institutions, and staff developed this organization, which now spans 220 congregations, schools, and faith leaders across the state. Together Colorado is a member of the national network, Faith in Action.  Rooted in our sacred faith traditions, Together Colorado works to move from fear to liberation, from violence to life, from isolation to beloved community, so that our thoughts, words, and actions place human dignity and care for creation at the center of public life.

Kathy Ashworth and Eben Carsey have already interviewed a few of us about this work.  Please contact Eben with any questions: ecarsey@comcast.net.
February 24th
Discernment, Decision-making, and the Brain: Spiritual Exercises based on the work of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

In the 20th century, de Chardin was one of the first to combine theology with evolutionary science, transforming how Christians approached spirituality. Brain science informs spiritual practice in this workshop, drawn from the book "The New Spiritual Exercises" by Louis M. Savary. Workshop led by Pastor Susan.
Mar 3   “Reading the ‘Spiritual Gospel’:
Critical Questions and Literary Themes in the
Gospel of John”
Dr Samuel L. Boyd, parishioner and Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies at CU Boulder, specializing in the Bible and the Ancient Near East in Religious Studies. Sam will offer an overview of some of the major issues that face scholarship when reading and trying to make sense of the text of the gospel, its history, etc. He'll also touch on some of the more difficult parts of the book, particularly the issue of Judaism and how it’s presented in John.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A. Sam is a scholar of biblical texts and the ancient Near East. He researches the Bible through various critical methods and in light of wider historical contexts to understand both the production of these documents as well as their history of interpretation.  His particular areas of research include the development of the Pentateuch (or first five books of the Hebrew Bible), legal hermeneutics in the ancient Near East, language ideology in the ancient world, and ritual theory applied to biblical texts. He also has interests in archaeology, Semitic philology and linguistics, and Late Antiquity (Rabbinic biblical interpretation, Ethiopic Christianity, and the advent of Islam).
Hello St. John’s!  Get creative with groceries!! Are you drawn to pistachios? Do carrots bring out your green eyes, or are you more of an eggplant person? Do you find inspiration in split pea soup? The possibilities are as endless as the varieties of plastic bags… Take a selfie in a grocery store and send it in for use in the w-Eagle’s announcement of grocery card ministry donations.

Take a selfie in a grocery store and send it to Heather Dudok                   (hdudok@stjohnsboulder.org) for use in the w-Eagle’s announcement of grocery card ministry donations—and have a good time!!
St. John’s Whittier Pantry

Thank you for participating in the Boot and Coat Drive for the kids at Whittier Elementary!  St. John's purchased 40 pairs of boots and we gave out 39 coats to children to stay warm!  Awesome work!  We received many smiles.

Do you know that The Pantry gives out 120 rolls of toilet paper each month?  When you shop for yourselves, please purchase some for the families also.  Everyone needs it!   We are running low on toothpaste, too. 

Thank you to parishioners who donated money for the Pantry.  I made an extra large shopping trip and spent $850!  You should see the looks I get when I buy that much.  It gives me a chance to evangelize and tell people about our Pantry and the assistance we give to families.  It all makes a difference!

In Gratitude, Deacon Jan


Welcome to the Episcopal Climate News

From time to time, The Social Action Ministry [SAM] of St. John’s will share articles posted by ECN, because we feel that these pieces have merit, interest, and importance to the parishioners of our church who are passionate about the stewardship of the earth, and share deep concern about Climate Change in the world. If you would like to read a weekly posting from ECN, simply go to their Facebook page every Tuesday

Climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity and the earth today, and Episcopalians from across the church have begun to respond. Episcopal Climate News launched as a Facebook page and blog on May 9, 2018, in order to serve as an unofficial Episcopal climate-communications hub, aggregating stories about Episcopal, ecumenical, and interfaith climate action into one place. This is not an official project of any formal church office, diocese, or parish, but a project of love from individual Episcopalians committed to caring for God’s creation and God’s people. Episcopal Climate News does not presently produce original content, but as part of society’s collective “Great Work” of reshaping our worldview and our role in the earth community, we will help gather into one place stories about the environmental work of Episcopalians across the world, as well as other climate-change news that may be of interest to Episcopalians.
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Wednesdays at 6 pm

Contemplative Evensong meets every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.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

Sunday               7:30 a.m.      Holy Eucharist, chapel
                            9:30 a.m.      Holy Eucharist, church
                            10:50 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

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."

  • Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's ANNUAL MEETING a success. Our potluck was full of amazing dishes! Thank you also, to the folks who stayed and helped clean up, many hands make light work.
Jeremiah 1:4-10
The word of the Lord came to me saying,
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations."
Then I said, "Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy." But the Lord said to me,
"Do not say, 'I am only a boy';
for you shall go to all to whom I send you,
and you shall speak whatever I command you,
Do not be afraid of them,
for I am with you to deliver you,
says the Lord."
Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me,
"Now I have put my words in your mouth.
See, today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms,
to pluck up and to pull down,
to destroy and to overthrow,
to build and to plant."

Psalm 71:1-6
1 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; *
let me never be ashamed.
2 In your righteousness, deliver me and set me free; *
incline your ear to me and save me.
3 Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe; *
you are my crag and my stronghold.
4 Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, *
from the clutches of the evildoer and the oppressor.
5 For you are my hope, O Lord God, *
my confidence since I was young.
6 I have been sustained by you ever since I was born;
from my mother's womb you have been my strength; *
my praise shall be always of you.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

Luke 4:21-30
In the synagogue at Nazareth, Jesus read from the book of the prophet Isaiah, and began to say, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, "Is not this Joseph's son?" He said to them, "Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, 'Doctor, cure yourself!' And you will say, 'Do here also in your hometown the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.'" And he said, "Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet's hometown. But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian." When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff. But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.


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:

Short-term: Brenda Kroge, Stephen de Bartolome, Mike Halloran (Ashworth),  Ryder Heuston, Alan Wells (Lee), Kate Dodson, Pamela Clare, Sallye Howard, The Rev. Kimberly (Kym) Lucas, Christopher Turner (Skala), Robert Schwartz.

Long-term: Charlie Skala, The Prellberg Family (Stewart), Deacon Lorine Williams, Janet Brennan, JoAnn Brown, Addie Heuston, Millie Heitman, Don Shields

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: Anne Michele Bruggeman and Peter V. Guzzi, on the anniversary of their deaths.

We honor Christ’s light within those celebrating birthdays:

Carolyn Bliley, Curt Curnow, Eric Harbeson, Mary Hermann, Kailey Heuston, Colton Lewis, Mike Weidler, Tanja Elana Johnson, Karen Van Dusen, Heather Mellish, Kathryn Meyer, Chloe Morgan, Emily Verplanck, Ned Andrews, Michelle Danson, Brenda Kroge, Oliver Mayer, Robert O’Donnell, Richenda Biles, Skylar Goodhue, Andrew Sewell, Emily Sewell, Wood Rigsby Jr., Todd Sliker.

We give thanks to God for the life and ministry of our brothers and sisters in Christ:

Bill & Gena Brooks, James & Mary Claire Brothers, Conor Brown, JoAnn Brown, Roz Brown, Tanya Bruns, Gail Bruntjen, Amy & Andy Buckler, H.P. Bunaes, Doug & Kay Burger.

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