February 8, 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.

The Eucharistic Visitor Ministry at St John’s trains and deploys caring volunteers to carry the Sacrament to the hospitalized or homebound on Sundays after church. For nearly twenty years our parish has used and repaired the same traveling Communion kits and they’re now at the end of their useful lives. It’s time to replace our inventory of kits and this is a great opportunity to sponsor a kit and help our parish continue this vital ministry.

If you’d like to sponsor a new kit, a donation of $125 will cover the kit pictured above. We’re seeking to purchase at least six new kits by the end of March to replace our aged inventory. This is a great opportunity to dedicate the kit you purchase to the glory of God or in memory of one you love. Please send your check to the attention of Pastor Susan, together with the name of any dedication you may wish to make. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Susan. Thank you!


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

February 10th, 9:00 pm
with special guest Margot Krimmel, harp.

“Lord, it is night. The night is for stillness. Let us be still in the presence of God.”
The sanctuary is dark and quiet; there are candles, but no cell phones, no responses to have to follow, no preaching. The Choral Compline service is short: just 35-40 minutes. People are free to sit on the floor, sit up around the altar, or even lie down and allow the music to wash over them. It is a come-as-you-are experience of the presence of God, through music and prayer, using the beauty of our liturgy. It is a sacred space for people at the end of their weekend, before the busy-ness of the week. “It feels like floating in a bathtub full of warm water and grace.”

This week’s music includes responses by Heathcote Statham, a Welsh hymn and music by Thomas Tallis, Guillaume de Bouzignac, and more. Join us Sunday evening and experience the peace and mystery of this ancient liturgy!
Sunday Volunteers
Welcome Table: Miki Laws
Lectors:  Bob Morse, Josie
Healing Prayer Ministers:
Acolytes: Henry, Arianna, Jane, Sebastian
Vergers: Katherine Davis, Tom Brewster
Guardians: Sarah Doelger
Ushers: Wood Rigsby, Ted Williams, JoAnne Foster
Eucharistic Visitors: Robert Schwartz

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 7 pm 
April 12th-14th- Youth Group heads to Quest Youth Retreat

** Our annual Easter Eggstravaganza held on Easter Sunday after the
11 am family service Needs a Fearless Leader!
please contact Caroline Melby.
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, 5:00-7 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 penitential 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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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 Kathy Fox and the whole Welcome Ministry for a great Newcomer Luncheon.
  • Thank you to Heather and Eli Dudok for providing snacks for the youth group.
  • Thank you to the Garden Guild for already getting started for 2019!
  • Thank you to all of the Vestry Members who helped with making the Annual Meeting a success.
Isaiah 6:1-8
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said:
"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory."
The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: "Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!"
Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: "Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out." Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I; send me!"

Psalm 138
1 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; *
before the gods, I will sing your praise.
2 I will bow down toward your holy temple
and praise your Name, *
because of your love and faithfulness;
3 For you have glorified your Name *
and your word above all things.
4 When I called, you answered me; *
you increased my strength within me.
5 All the kings of the earth will praise you, O Lord, *
when they have heard the words of your mouth.
6 They will sing of the ways of the Lord, *
that great is the glory of the Lord.
7 Though the Lord be high, he cares for the lowly; *
he perceives the haughty from afar.
8 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you keep me safe; *
you stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies;
your right hand shall save me.
9 The Lord will make good his purpose for me; *
O Lord, your love endures for ever;
do not abandon the works of your hands.

1 Corinthians 15:1-11
I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you, in turn, received, in which also you stand, through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you--unless you have come to believe in vain.
For I handed on to you as of first importance what I, in turn, had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God, I am what I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them--though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.

Luke 5:1-11
Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch." Simon answered, "Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets." When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!" For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people." When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.

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: Sarah Swank (Skala), Brenda Kroge, Stephen de Bartolome, 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: Robert Seidel McCurdy, Effie Scot Kuehn Gough, William Donovan George, Mary Rook, Thurman “Bill” Ritenour, Peter Burr Taylor, Robert Martin Brown, Robert Nevin Heuston, and Robert John Don Glendinning on the anniversary of their deaths.

We honor Christ’s light within those celebrating birthdays:

MaryAnn Edwards, Don French, Tania O’Brien, Nancy Shaw, Bill Skamarock, Kate Ralls, Kelan Rupert, Valerie Anderson, Curtis Detrick/Barnes, Janet Bearden, Christopher Gills/Gallagher, Rick Collins, Graham Detrick/Barnes, Gracie Harding, Susan Purcell.

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

Mark & Trude Burnett, Jenny & Matt Burnsed, Caroline Burr, Elizabeth Burr, Jim & Shari Burton, Julie Butler, Sandy & Anne Butterfield, Mike & Brenda Byrne, John & Nancy Callicotte, Patricia & Kent Campbell.

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