May 5, 2017
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Led by the Holy Spirit,
St. John's mission is to inspire people to grow into the heart nd mind of Christ by engaging together in worshiping, serving, and spiritual formation.


With lovely spring weather upon us it can be tempting to prop open a door to enjoy the fresh air. Or, it might seem to make sense to leave a door unlocked if you intend to come back through it shortly. I want to remind all our parishioners that we are a downtown parish, and doors left open or unlocked can lead to theft, trespass by individuals seeking a quiet place to spend the night, or other kinds of mischief. Part of my job as rector is to help ensure the safety of those on our campus, as well as the integrity of our material assets. We have great staff, and great ministry leaders who assist in this, but we cannot do it alone. I've been receiving too many reports lately of exterior doors left unlocked and lights left on in vacant rooms. I'm asking all parishioners to take some responsibility for the security and good stewardship of our campus. To that end, please follow these simple rules when you are at St John's:

+ If you unlock a door, take responsibility to see that it gets re-locked before you leave the area.

+ If you turn on a light in a classroom or meeting space, take responsibility to turn it off when you leave. If no one is in a room, the lights should be turned off.

+ If you use any portion of the building for a meeting or gathering, take responsibility for making a "sweep" of the whole area--including restrooms--to assure everyone has left, and that all doors are properly locked.

+ If you notice anything amiss, please let a staff person or clergy member know. If none are available, please call Colorado Security at 303-944-5183.
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:
The St. John's Soup Kitchen Ministry

And please sign up to help make Coffee Hour Fellowship happen.  Contact Jessica Burnett: (


Calling All Graduates!

graduation cap

On Sunday, May 14th, we'll celebrate and bless our 2017 high school graduates. If your family has a graduate this year, please send an electronic photo of him/her, along with a short paragraph answering the following questions:

1. Where do you go to school?

2. What activities did you particiapte in in school?

3. What are your plans for after graduation?

4. How long have you been a member of St. John's?

5. What activities do you participate in at church?

Send your submission to Pam White, pwhite@stjohnsboulder, by May 8th.

Starting April 23rd and continuing to the Feast Day of Pentecost we will be using Eucharistic Prayer C at both the 7:30 a.m. and the

Book Group Discussion

Please join us for a discussion of The Divine Dance by Fr. Richard Rohr on Thursday, June 8th from 4:30—6p. This thought-provoking book offers an alternative perspective on the Trinity. Please contact Diane Wells at if you plan to attend.

St. John's presents Choral Compline on the 2nd Sunday of the month from September through May. This beautiful, short, meditative service is the perfect way to wrap up the weekend in peace. You are free to sit on the floor, sit up around the altar, or even bring a pillow and lie down in the pews and allow the music to wash over you! Compline is a come-as-you-are experience of the presence of God, through music and prayer, using the beauty of our liturgy.


By the Grace of God,

in the Power of the Holy Spirit,

I, The Right Reverend Robert J. O’Neill,
Bishop of the Diocese of Colorado,

Will Ordain to the Sacred Order of Deacons

Anthony Christiansen

Janice L. Head

Richard Paul

Katherine M. Piper

Dawn Shepler

Matthew Cade Stone


Will Ordain to the Sacred Order of Priests

Therese J. Colburn

Helen Durany
Amy Underhill Lythgoe

In Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic

and Apostolic Church
On Saturday, June 10, 2017

At ten o’clock in the morning

St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral
 1350 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203

Reception following

Clergy:  Red stoles if choosing to vest

Whittier Pantry Update

Families from Whittier Elementary School are so appreciative of the items that St. John's has in the Pantry.  They tell me that it is "just perfect.," and helps their families much.  Current needs are  shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, and lotion.   If you would like to make a donation by check, please make the check out to St. John's with "Whittier Pantry" on the memo line.

Thank you so much!!

Deacon Jan Dewlen

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

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

SATURDAY NIGHT BLUEGRASS SERVICE—We plan to start the Saturday 5pm service on the first Saturday of June (6/3). If you’d like to help serve or plan, please contact Pastor Susan or Father Ted.


Youth Group (9th-12th grade) meets Saturdays at 5pm with Fr. Ben in the Youth Room, while parents are invited to gather for fellowship and study, in the Library.


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.

For all of their help preparing for and implementing last Saturday's confirmation service: Dorothy Whitehouse, Rev. Amy Lythgoe, David Lange.


Acts 2:42-47

Those who had been baptized devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.

Psalm 23

1 The Lord is my shepherd; *
I shall not be in want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures *
and leads me beside still waters.

3 He revives my soul *
and guides me along right pathways for his Name's sake.

4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of  death,
I shall fear no evil; *
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

5 You spread a table before me in the presence of those  who trouble me; *
you have anointed my head with oil,
and my cup is running over.

6 Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, *
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

1 Peter 2:19-25

It is a credit to you if, being aware of God, you endure pain while suffering unjustly. If you endure when you are beaten for doing wrong, what credit is that? But if you endure when you do right and suffer for it, you have God's approval. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his steps.

“He committed no sin,
and no deceit was found in his mouth.”

When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

John 10:1-10
Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

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