Get Connected... with New Orleans
The work is not done, yet!
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Longmont, CO, will be taking its fifth (and probably last) trip for Katrina relief in 2011. The trip is schedule for April 3-9. This is the best time to go to New Orleans weather-wise, so we need we need to our reservations as soon as possible. We will again be staying at the Annunciation Mission in uptown New Orleans. We will also again work with St. Bernard Project doing reconstruction.
The Annunciation Mission offers very nice dormitory housing and good meals. It is very reasonably price and centrally located. The St. Bernard Project is a well-organized ministry focusing on families who have run out of options. SBP has built 319 homes since its inception in 2006. More that 800 families are still living in FEMA trailers, so the need is great.
It is a lot of work with some play. Each year we do enjoy the culture and cuisine of that great city. One special addition to this year's trip is Pastor Lili Stahlberg, our first intern pastor, hopes to join us. She is now the pastor of Highlands Lutheran Church in Denver and plans to bring a group from her church as well.
If you are interested in going or have questions, please contact Bob Cotton (303-651-6563) or Pastor Mark Peterson (303-776-3290). Space is limited and the time to make reservations is running out, so please reserve you place right away.
Reprinted by permission from The Bethlehem Star, the newsletter of Bethlehem Lutheran Church-Longmont.
Matt Savage Trio at Augustana
After rave reviews, the phenomenally talented pianist Matt Savage returns to Denver! And he's not alone. Matt will be performing original tunes and swinging jazz improvisations with the Boston-based Matt Savage Trio, consisting of Matt on piano, bass player John Funkhouser and drummer Steve Silverstein. With the addition of the members from his Trio, the performance will be over the top.
Augustana Lutheran Church 5000 East Alameda Avenue, Denver (80246)
$25 Adult / $15 Senior / $15 Student (Reduced pricing for groups of ten or more)
Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Invitation to Artists
Juried Art Show in Loveland to explore Lutheran identity February 11-25
Deadline for submissions is January 11, 2011.
A Lutheran's life is rich with symbolism both In our liturgies and personal definitions of faith. You may well be blessed in your state of grace but how do others view you? What does it mean for you to be a Lutheran?
Zion Lutheran Church in Loveland has issued the call to all artists to participate in the Juried Art Show which will take place from February 11-25, 2011. An artist's opening reception will be at Zion Lutheran Church on Friday, February 11, 2011.
If you feel that you could give an answer to the questions above in the form of fine art, you may want to be a part of this show. It will be marketed to the "outside" world to show them the treasure of being a Lutheran Christian!
All work must be framed or completed on gallery wrap canvas
All work to be delivered by February 7
Deadline for submissions is January 11, 2011. Email up to 3 attached photos to Lanette
No entry fee - 20% of sales will be donated to ELCA World Hunger
For more information, please contact Lanette Wild by email or phone (970-669-0303).
Taizé at Saint Paul - Denver Begins a New Year
We're very excited about our Taizé offerings in 2011! In an effort to spread the word about the Taizé tradition, and about our own service at Saint Paul, we have organized a seminar/presentation on January 16 at 9:15 a.m. Please join us for coffee, treats, discussion, and a history of Taizé. We'll even play clips from recordings of past Taizé services at Saint Paul Lutheran Church! As always, any and all are welcome to attend-please invite friends and family! You are also more than welcome to join us at 10:30 a.m. for traditional worship service after the seminar/presentation.
Please add to your calendar our January 2011 service date: Wednesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. It will be held at Saint Paul Lutheran Church.
You will find flyers for the informational session on the January 16 and for the Taizé service on the January 26. Please share these with your communities and help us grow our ecumenical outreach in the Denver area. Thank you to all who have been supportive of Taizé at Saint Paul since its inception! We are excited to be growing month by month - now offering the music leadership of 12 very talented individuals.
For questions, please email Jeff Steen or give him a call at 303-547-8760. If you haven't yet, please do join us! All are welcome!
Eliminating Child Hunger in Colorado
The Campaign to End Childhood Hunger invites you to participate in the first Colorado Summer Food Summit! The Campaign, begun in November 2009, is a statewide, public-private coalition working to eliminate child hunger in Colorado.
[*The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides federal reimbursement to serve free meals and snacks to children 18 years old and younger when school is out of session.]
Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital
Russell Pavilion Conference Center
1900 Lafayette Street
Denver, CO 80218
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Meals will we provided.
The Life and Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Lecture given by Dr. Craig Nessan, Professor of Contextual Theology at Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, IA
Congregations are invited to a lecture sponsored by Lutheran/Episcopal Campus Ministry at the University of Northern Colorado and Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Greeley:
Saturday, January 22, 2011
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Reception to follow
At Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1800 21st Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
Clergy are invited to a dinner with Dr. Nessan following the reception at the home of Rev. Sarah Moening from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP for the lecture and/or dinner by January 20 by calling the office at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. For questionsor more information, you may contact Pastoral Intern Jenn Collins by email or phone (970-352-4816). Free will donations accepted.
No Room at the Inn?
Did you know that last year in Jefferson County on any given night at least 142 people were homeless and at least 502 were children? Did you know that there were 71 dangerously cold nights in the metro area last year with temperatures below 32 degrees on a wet night and 20 degrees on a dry night? This year that number and more will be turned away from shelters - they will have to sleep outside in whatever weather Colorado receives. Why? Not because there is "No Room at the Inn," but because there is no funding to provide shelter for the homeless for the 2010/2011 winter. Funding for the Severe Weather Shelter is not available this year - this need must be met by our faith communities and compassionate citizens.
The cost to help pay for a family to stay in a motel for one night, transportation to that motel and one meal is $60.00 broken down this way:
$45.00 one night motel stay for one family
$10 meal for one family
$5.00 for transportation to that motel
Heading Home is a collaborative effort of members of the community including individuals from non-profits, faith based organizations, law enforcement, schools, county/city representatives, human services, and private citizens who meet monthly with the common goal of ending homelessness in Jefferson County. Family Tree will assist Heading Home with the administration of the project as they have done in the past.
We too can help - God's work. Our hands.
By Glenda Ferraro - reprinted from A Glimpse of Glory, the newsletter of King of Glory Lutheran Church - Arvada
St. Olaf College Concerts
The Choir of St. Olaf College, a four-year liberal arts college of the ELCA, will be performing two concerts in the Denver area on their upcoming national tour. The first concert will take place on Saturday, January 22 at 7:30 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 East Hampden Avenue in Cherry Hills Village (80113). The second concert will take place on Sunday, January 23 at 3:00 p.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda Avenue in Denver (80246).
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Faith Advocacy Day 2011
Put your faith into action!
Join others from many different faith communities and be encouraged to keep advocating on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised in Colorado! Together our voices can be a strong cry of justice to those who need to hear it.
Legislators and representatives from the media will present how faith impacts their work and reporting. Hear the legislative priorities for Colorado Council of Churches, Colorado Interfaith Voices for Justice, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry - Colorado and Jubilee Ministries. Learn how to engage more members of your faith community to participate.
Registration cost is $25.00 by Wednesday, February 16, 2011 (early bird) and includes lunch. A low-income/student rate of $15.00 is available as well. An optional Lutheran Legislative Breakfast with Bishop Allan Bjornberg of the Rocky Mountain Synod ELCA is from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m., cost is $10.00. A portion of the proceeds from the breakfast will support the Youth Group at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Longmont.
Ways to register:
On-line: at www.lam-co.org
By mail: Lutheran Advocacy Ministry
455 Sherman Street, Suite 160, Denver, CO 80203
By phone: (303) 777-6700 or (800) 525-0462
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking is available for free on the street and pay lots are available in the blocks surrounding the church. Limited parking is available at the church and is restricted to those with accessibility issues. If you have questions, you may email Brad Wood, Director of Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-Colorado.