February 2, 2018
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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.


St. John's Altar Guild and Pastoral Care Team, are looking for donations and returns of vases. These vases can be brought to the office. They are requesting medium sized vases, to deliver flowers to those who are in need of Pastoral Care visits.
Thank you so much!
Choral Compline
Sunday, Feb. 11, 9:00pm
with special guest Nicolò Spera, classical guitar!
“When I close my eyes and listen to it, the to-do list stops ticking in my head and I am reminded in my soul that I am not a machine made to complete tasks but a human made to love.” 

Compline is a 1500-year-old tradition that developed in the early monastic communities. It is the final office of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours. Compline is offered when the day’s work is ended and the quietness of evening settles upon the hearts and minds of those who have gathered in thankfulness for the blessings of the day that has passed.

This week’s music includes responses by Philip Radcliffe, music by John Tavener and Denis Mason, and Daniel Pinkham’s “The Lamb.” Our featured guest artist Nicolò Spera will perform works by Da Milano and J. S. Bach. 

Nicolò has been called “one of Italy’s finest guitarists, a very active performer on the two shores of the Atlantic Ocean, a thoughtful musician and a wonderful pedagogue.” – Lorenzo Micheli (renowned concert artist and master teacher). Mr. Spera is on the faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is Assistant Professor in the Ritter Family Classical Guitar Program. Join us Sunday, February 11th at 9:00pm!

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:

And please sign up to help make Coffee Hour Fellowship happen.  Contact Jessica Burnett: (jburnett@stjohnsboulder.org)


 If you are interested in baptism for yourself or your child(ren),
Please contact: Caroline Melby  303-442-5246, ext. 107
or cmelby@stjohnsboulder.org

For important information about baptisms at  St. John's

Ash Wednesday and Lenten Services Schedule

Ash Wednesday Schedule of Services  All services will be held in the chapel: 7;30a.m.; 10:00a.m.; 12:00noon; 4:00p.m. (Family Service); 6:00 p.m.

Lenten Weekday Holy Eucharist: Begins Thursday, Feb. 15th and continues through Wed. March 28th. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at noon; Wednesdays at 10:00a.m.

Our Lenten series this year ponders the theodicy question, "How could a good God permit evil?" Jesus himself wondered this when he asked from the cross, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" The Rector's Pen will offer weekly distillations of the book "God of Our Silent Tears" by The Right Reverend Dan Edwards, Bishop of the Diocese of Nevada, along with discussion questions. Join us on Sundays in Lent as we work through this challenging material in small groups. On March 18th, Bishop Edwards will join us as our guest speaker.



Toilet Paper

Thank you for all of your support!!!

-Deacon Jan Dewlen



(Formerly Heart Art)

To Benefit the Medically Underserved in Boulder County

Saturday 24 February 2018


Avalon Ballroom 6185 Arapahoe, Boulder

Tickets $50 Call/write:

Jim Podolak 303-817-6415; jim.podolak@gmail.com

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

Deacon Jan 303-775-6796; jan.dewlen@gmail.com


Tickets available after Sunday services in Jan. & Feb.


Dinner Catered and Served by Jules Catering

Come Celebrate Sally’s Retirement and the Future of St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry!

Enjoy music and games!



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 24, 2018!

 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 co-coordinator) at bethkimberly@yahoo.com or (303) 585-1568 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 Bill Ashworth at 720-352-6456 or Deacon Jan at 303-775-6796 for tickets.


If you are not familiar with St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry (www.sbhhm.org for more info), 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.

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.
Saturday Night Bluegrass Worship Service
Our Saturday evening worship service begins each week at 5:00pm in the Chapel. Please join us for a contemplative Eucharistic service featuring Americana music with a bluegrass trio. Following the service, enjoy a brief concert and sing-along. This service lasts approximately 40 minutes. All are welcome!
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

Friday                4:15 p.m.     Common Cathedral, rotunda
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 Tom Stumb for all of his amazing help preparing for the communion retreat.

Sunday Helpers:

Vestry Welcome:   

Lectors: Steve Tilson, Henry

Intercessor: Henry

Ushers:  Kathleen Ferguson, Linda & Bill Morgan

Acolytes:    Arianna, Abigail, Jane, Sebastion

Vergers:  Tom Brewster, Katherine Davis

Healing Prayer:

Eucharistic Visitors:  Laura Ferenc, Jerry Hauser

2 Kings 2:1-12
When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. The company of prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent.”
Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they came to Jericho. The company of prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he answered, “Yes, I know; be silent.”
Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground.
When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.” He responded, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not.” As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha kept watching and crying out, “Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.
Psalm 50:1-6

1 The Lord, the God of gods, has spoken; *
he has called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
2 Out of Zion, perfect in its beauty, *
God reveals himself in glory.
3 Our God will come and will not keep silence; *
before him there is a consuming flame,
and round about him a raging storm.
4 He calls the heavens and the earth from above *
to witness the judgment of his people.
5 "Gather before me my loyal followers, *
those who have made a covenant with me
and sealed it with sacrifice."
6 Let the heavens declare the rightness of his cause; *
for God himself is judge.

2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Mark 9:2-9
Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.
As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

Prayers of Intercession

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:

Diana Riepenhoff and Family (Lee), Kathy Ashworth, The Furst Family, T.R., Donna, & Family (Bannert), Helen Melody Witherill, The Kerr-Layton Family, The McDonald Family (Melby),  Shelly R. (Burnsed), Anna Northrop, Stephen de Bartolome, Fr. Andy Carhartt, Hannah Michael Chunn, Stu Naegele, Molly Lee, Janet Brennan, JoAnn Brown,  Addie Heuston, Millie Heitman, Mark Odeen, 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 soul of:

Effie Scot Kuehn Gough, William Donovan George, Mary Rook, Thurman “Bill” Ritenour, Julio E. Briceno, Peter Burr Taylor, Robert Martin Brown, Robert Heuston, and Robert John Don Glendinning on the anniversaries of their deaths. We pray also for the repose of the soul of Katherine Riepenhoff, sister of parishioner and organist Tony Lee.        

We honor Christ’s light within those celebrating birthdays:

Kate Ralls, Kelan Rupert, Valerie Anderson, Curtis Chapel, Janet Bearden, Christopher Gallagher, Rick Collins, Graham Chapel, Gracie Harding, Susan Purcell, Jennifer Jaffe

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

Antonio & Pat Laudisio, Trevor & Amy Lavens, Peter Lawrence, Miki Laws, Ellen Lawson, Jon Layman, Bruce Leaf, Tammy Leakas, Richard & Susan LeClaire, Karen & Jack LeCuyer

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