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February 1, 2011 

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Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Lord God, with endless mercy you receive the prayers of all who call upon you. By your Spirit show us the things we ought to do, and give us the grace and power to do them, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
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Pastor David Nichols

Pastor David Nichols: Installed at Mt. Tabor January 25


On Saturday, January 29, the Service of Installation took place for Pastor David Nichols at Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Salt Lake City. Bishop Allan Bjornberg presided and an informal reception followed the installation. Clergy were invited to vest and in the spirit of an intentional welcome to the LGBT community of Salt Lake and the celebration of Reconciling in Christ Sunday, January 30, rainbow-colored stoles (or the liturgical color green) were deemed appropriate.

Synod Prayer Cycle: Border Conference
You are encouraged to include the listed leaders in your Sunday prayers of the people. The prayer lists for
February and March are available.

to remember in prayers on 2/6:

Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey  El Paso, TX

     Rose Mary Sanchez-Guzman

Mount Hope  El Paso, TX

     Rodney Hansen

New Hope  El Paso, TX

     Jeff St. Clair


Retreat: Discerning

God's Call to Ministry in the ELCA





All persons who may be discerning a call to leadership ministry in the ELCA are welcome. Whether you are ready to commit to the Candidacy process, or just beginning to ask the questions regarding this vocational call, you are invited to attend this retreat on Thursday, March 31, 2011.


Where: Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 East Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113.


Please register by March 15.  

During this retreat we will:

  • Explore how we do faithful vocational discernment
  • Discover gifts for ministry
  • Learn about the variety of opportunities for services through the three rosters of the ELCA: Ordained pastors, Consecrated diaconal ministers, Commissioned associates in ministry
  • Answer questions about the ELCA Candidacy process. 

Call Madelyn Busse, assistant to the bishop, 360-375-6052, or email with questions. To register or to submit names for invitation, please email Janice Ladd-Horkey or give her a call at 303-777-6700 / 800-525-0462.


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Encouraging Youth and Young Adults

to be Leaders in be Church


In 2011 the Rocky Mountain Synod will continue to live into the ELCA's goal of expanded roles for youth and young adults in all expressions of our church. With many congregations planning for annual meetings, our rostered and lay leaders are encouraged to have conversations with the youth and young adults in their midst regarding the opportunity to serve on church council and as voting members at this year's synod assembly.  
download the complete guide:
Guide for Expanded Roles for Youth and Young Adults in Our Church


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RMS Lutheran Schools Appreciation Day


Two opportunities for preschool & school directors, pastors and a school board member or staff person to gather: Thursday, February 10 at Lord of the Hills Christian Preschool in Centennial, CO or Thursday, February 17 at St. Luke's Lutheran Preschool, 9100 Menaul Blvd., NE, Albuquerque, NM.   Gayle Denny, Executive Director of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association will be with us. The cost is $10/person or $25 for three from a church and school. Each gathering will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and includes lunch and free give-aways! To RSVP, email Cheryl Almquist in the synod office or give her a call on  303-777-6700 or 800-525-0462. If you have other questions, please contact Linda Staats by email or phone (602-740-3752).
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Tingling Ears Retreat


 Hearing God's Word in a an Age of
Hypertext and the Hyper-real


Join Jeremy Myers, Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Augsburg College, for the Tingling Ears Retreat from March 20 - 21, 2011 at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp.


Sessions will cover an introduction to the Bible and how we use it (or don't) with our youth; touch on the origins of scripture, its canonization, and various forms of interpretation; then dig into the narrative arc of the Old and New Testaments in order to "see" and "hear" what it might have to say to us today and explore ways to engage other with scripture so that they might begin to experience this story in their lives.  


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Retreat Fee is $99 and includes all sessions, lodging, and meals. Check-in begins at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 with dinner at 5:00 p.m. The final session will end at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 21. You may also extend your stay and join us for the Youth Directors' Retreat, March 21-23. For more information about the retreat, you may download and print the poster or contact Ben Larson by email or visit the Rainbow Trail website.


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Holy Land Pilgrimage 2011
Holy Land and Egypt

October 10-26, 2011


Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Egypt, October 10-26, 2011. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus. See the Holy Stones and meet the Living Stones, the people, of the Holy Land, as we visit Jerusalem and the sites of Jesus' ministry in Bethlehem, Nazareth, Capernaum and the Galilee. 

Pastor Paul Rowold, an experienced guide, will be our leader. See first-hand the inspiring ministries of Lutherans today in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Visit the pyramids of Egypt-Cairo, Luxor and the Valley of the Kings and Queens. 17-day Holy Land/Egypt tour: $4470, from Denver. for details, please visit the website or contact Jan Miller by email. The reservation deadline is April 1, 2011.



We invite your 2011 intents

Many congregations are having their annual meetings this month. Others have completed their stewardship campaigns. Each year we ask each congregation to submit their "intent" for the offerings they are committing to the ministry of the wider church at the synod level and for vital churchwide ministries. The congregation treasurer and/or pastor is asked to complete this brief electronic form of intent as soon as the information is available: complete form now.



Rostered Leaders Reports are also due.


To complete the ELCA Rostered Leaders Report, click on the link.


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Community Worship!


Monday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.

1660 Ogden Street
Denver, CO 80218


On the first Monday of each month, Urban Servant Corps volunteers and staff gather for worship.  The invitation is extended to all who wish to join! There is a guest pastor each month and worship is planned by USC volunteers.  


We are now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 year of service.  Please send folks our way Do you know someone who is interested in intentional community living, simplicity, service and spirituality! Then please send them our way.  Email for an application. (Please do not use the one that is currently on the USC website).


Assembly 2011
is May 12-14

Colorado Springs is the destination for our Assembly May 12-14, 2011

As we gather for the 2011 Rocky Mountain Synod Assembly, we will be considering what sustains us today as people who live in community. In our changing world, how do we proclaim the Good News today? What is the church's prophetic response today to all that threatens life in abundance? What is our narrative of hope?

Leading our conversations together will be Dr. Barbara Rossing, professor of New Testament at Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Please look for more details to be published soon.

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LMM Triennial Gathering Set for July 22-24, 2011
 in Denver!
Called! Equipped! Sent!


From July 22 - 24, 2011, hundreds of men from across the nation will meet in Denver, CO at the Denver Marriott DTC for the tri-annual Lutheran Men in Mission Gathering.

Lutheran Men in Mission is the men's ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The 2011 Gathering will give men the opportunity to build their faith, relationships and ministry and provide for ongoing leadership development.

Marriott Denver Tech center imageYou are invited to make your own reservations at the Denve
r Tech Center Marriott located at 4900 South Syracuse in Denver (80237). You may also call the hotel at 303-779-1100 / 800-266-9432 for room information. To reserve your space at the Tri-Annual Gathering, you may register online. or complete and mail the form to the registrar.


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Be part of an action weekend addressing legislation that will equip you to speak boldly on behalf of people-centered sustainable development and economic justice, physical safety, security and peacemaking, with a particular focus on those most impacted -  women, girls and families.


Worship and dialogue with hundreds of faith-based advocates ELCA logo lagre sizeat Ecumenical Advocacy Days from March 25-28, 2011. Join us as we visit Capitol Hill to advocate remedying this global injustice. Lutheran activities are being planned. For scholarships, e-mail Jodi Deike at or call 202-626-7947. More info:


Items to Donate

Pastor Armando Rangel of Family of Christ Lutheran Church wants to donate a few sanctuary furnishings to any congregation that would like to have them. Available are:

One (1) 6.5 ft. altar

Family of Christ pews image Family of Christ altar image
and sixteen (16) 7.3 ft. pews.

These are photos of the actual items. If you know of a congregation that could use these items, please call the synod office (303-777-6700 / 800-525-0462), Pastor Armando (720-297-1550) or send an email message to Pastor Armando.


Lost and Found

Are you now missing a favorite garment, water bottle, covered Bible, etc. that could have been left at the Rocky Mountain Synod Senior High Youth Gathering, the Middle /Jr. High Youth Gathering or the Theological Conference? A number of items were turned in to "lost and found" from these events.  


Sunday church bulletins might help get a favorite item back to its owner, so please give us a call if we can help: 303-777-6700 / 800-525-0462.

Every person,
every congregation,
every ministry,
boldly serving God's mission in Christ.

Bishop Allan Bjornberg
Visiting and worshipping with the congregation of Joy Lutheran Church, Parker, CO.

Pastor Dan Bollman
Begin First Call Theological Education, Denver, CO.
Madelyn Busse, DM

Available by email or phone appointment.
 Pastor Jim Hytjan
Visiting with the congregation of Christ the King Lutheran Church,
South Jordan, UT; Begin First Call Theological Education, Denver, CO.

Linda Staats
APCE, Albuquerque, NM.
Available by email or phone appointment.

website calendar


MAR 21-23
RMS Youth Workers Retreat
Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp

MAY 12-14

2011 Assembly
Colorado Springs, Colorado


APRIL 26-28
2012 Assembly
Colorado Springs, Colorado



ELCA logoEnglish Teachers Sought for China and Japan


Teach English at various locations throughout China (with the Amity Foundation) and Japan (with the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church). 

Service in China is a two year commitment starting June 2011 with applications due February 15.  

Service in Japan includes some congregational involvement with a three year commitment starting July 2011 and applications due March 15

See: and click Global Service Opportunities to search the database at the bottom.

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Scandinavian Dinner Planned

at St. Luke's Lutheran Church




The congregation of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, located at 615 North Burritt in Buffalo, invites you and the community to a Scandinavian Dinner on Sunday, February 27, 2Scandinavian horse image011. This all you can eat dinner will take place at St. Luke's from noon until 3:00 p.m. and will include dishes like lutefisk, meatballs, pork roast, lefse and many other traditional dishes. The cost is $30 for a family; $14 for adults; $8 for children age 6-13; and FREE for children under 5 years old when accompanied by a paying adult. Come out for the great food and fellowship!



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Leslie Whited Receives M. L. King Humanitarian Award


Many of the people Leslie Whited serves were on hand Saturday afternoon, January 15 as she was honored with the 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Embracing the Dream Award at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Whited said she accepted the award on behalf of the people "making that peace happen everyday."  The annual event was sponsored by Salt Lake Community College and the Cathedral of the Madeleine.

Whited Receiving Award imageLeslie Whited, Diaconal Minister and Chief Executive Officer of LSS Utah, applauds a group of refugees as she accepts a humanitarian award from Chris Picard.  

Photo by Laura Seitz, Deseret News


LSS of Utah 15th Anniversary Celebration (5/2010-4/2011

World of Arts Shoppe 
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
Lutheran Social Service of Utah
4392 South 900 East in Salt Lake City
Open to the Public

The Wednesday Market
Wednesdays, June through October
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (in good weather)
4392 South 900 East
Salt Lake City

(The People's market is a consortium of refugee fair trade, organic and justice-minded artists and organizations.)


Lutheran Advocacy Ministry New Mexico logoAnnual Bishop's Luncheon Set for February 9

Faith Communities Advocating for New Mexico

The annual Lutheran Advocacy Ministry Bishop's Legislative Luncheon will be Wednesday, February 9, 2011.  Please make plans to attend and be sure to make your reservation (or a reservation for a group from your congregation!) to attend this annual gathering which will be held at 12:30 p.m. at La Fonda in Santa Fe. 


Rocky Mountain Synod Bishop Allan Bjornberg will speak at the luncheon and will also share a message with us during the issues briefing in the morning prior to the luncheon. The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church (1701 Arroyo Chamiso) with fellowship and an opportunity to learn more about the issues for which Lutheran Advocacy Ministry - New Mexico will be advocating throughout 2011. 


The cost of the luncheon is $25 per person.  If you are only attending the morning issues briefing, the cost is $5.  Please contact Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-NM (505-984-8005 or to make reservations or for more details. The deadline for registration is Monday, February 7.



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The Game of Life - A Simulated Month


Sunday, February 6, 2011

9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.



Come learn and appreciate even more the blessings we have as we look for answers to questions like...


Do we buy diapers or food?

Can we afford to do laundry this week?

What if we can't pay for childcare?


Denver Urban Ministries logoThese are just a few of the tough decisions you'll face during "The Game of Life." For one simulated month, you'll take on the identity of a family who came to Denver Urban Ministries for help. During this experience, you'll consider the challenges of living on the edge. You'll be invited to ask questions and propose solutions. We will finish by reflecting on the challenges we encountered and what we can do to help.   


Open to the first 30 participants per session, the event will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church, located at 4500 East Hampden Avenue in Cherry Hills Village (80113). Advance registration is required. Please call 303-758-2820 or email to reserve a space. Open to all ages, this is a great event for the family!



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"Souper" Bowl of Caring Event at Bethany Lutheran Church - Cherry Hills Village


Sunday, February 6 at the end of the

8:00, 9:00 and 10:30 services.

The SOUPer Bowl of Caring is a national event to fight hunger and poverty. Over the last 4 years Bethany has raised $8000 to help fight hunger in the SOUPer Bowl of Caring.  Wear your favorite team's jersey and bring your dollars to church on February 6.

Green Bay packers emblemSteelers emblemThe youth will hold soup pots at the sanctuary exits so the congregation can "vote" for their favorite Super Bowl team by dropping money into the pots. There will be a soup luncheon in the Fellowship Hall after each service so come and enjoy some soup and fellowship. We'll have our winner - no matter what happens on the playing field! 100% of all money raised goes directly to ELCA World Hunger Appeal and Metro CareRing!  


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Denver Cupcake Truck at Bethany - Just in time for Valentine's Day



Q...What does The Denver Cupcake Truck, Valentine's Day, Bethany Lutheran Church and Metro CareRing all have in common?

We are all working together to fight hunger in Denver! 

The famous Denver Cupcake Truck will be parked at Bethany Lutheran Church from 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, February 13. A generous 25% of your purchase of a cupcake on February 13at church will go directly to purchasing food to be distributed by Metro CareRing.   Enjoy Red Velvet, Chocolate Chocolate, Vanilla Party or the Denver Snowball with Pink Butter cream cupcakes all decorated in a Valentines Day theme.

If you purchase a $10.00 box, $2.50 will allow MCR to purchase 25lbs of food!  Bethany has committed to selling 1200 cupcakes at this event.  Please help us to reach our goal!   Let your Valentine know how big your heart is and please give thanks to Denver Cupcake Truck for their generosity!

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LFS Valentine's Day Event


Want a unique place to celebrate Valentines Day?
Looking for a way to explore your artistic side but don't know where to start?

Join LFS for one of the "trendiest nights out" in Denver! Lutheran Family Services is hosting a fundraiser at Canvas and Cocktails, one of the newest ways to learn the basics of acrylic painting while enjoying the company of friends.  The class which is for both the artistic and the LFS January 2011 Eventnot so artistic will be held on Monday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person with $10 being given to LFS. To register visit, please or call 303-333-3288. For more information, please contact Erica at LFS on 303-217-5859.


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Social Phonics Boot Camp for Pastors and Ministry Leaders


Learn the language of new media

Bethany Lutheran Church

4500 East Hampden Avenue

Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113

Join Social Phonics on Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for a one day workshop where you will learn about how to best use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, a podcast, and a blog for your ministry. And most importantly of all, you'll develop a philosophy of social media engagement that will fit into your own mission. Plus, you'll have fun.

Tony Jones has been leading these workshops all across the country to rave reviews.  Cost is $125 and includes lunch. Bring your own laptop! Check out the website for more information or you may register online.


VOCES8 music group photoVOCES8 at Augustana


VOCES8 - a musical group you will not want to miss. Inspiring people through music, VOCES8 presents a musical journey with a repertoire that spans 500 years and three continents! Their performance includes arrangements of pop and jazz, and harking back to their roots as English choristers, they share the sacred and secular music from the Baroque and Renaissance eras. This lively group does more than sing - they enthrall!


Augustana Lutheran Church 5000 East Alameda Avenue, Denver (80246)

$30 Adult / $20 Senior / $20 Student (Reduced pricing for groups of ten or more)

Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m.

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Faith Advocacy Day 2011 is February 21



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. The event is from 9:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m. with an optional Lutheran Legislative Breakfast with Bishop Allan Bjornberg of the Rocky Mountain Synod (ELCA) from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. The additional for the breakfast is $10.00. A portion of the proceeds from the breakfast will support the Youth Group at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Longmont.

Ways to register:
By mail: Lutheran Advocacy Ministry
455 Sherman Street, Suite 160
, Denver, CO 80203
(Please provide contact information)

By phone: (303) 777-6700
or(800) 525-0462

By email:

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.

Dr. Richard Ward imageEnlivening the Word: Dr. Richard Ward

February 25-27, 2011  


Messiah Community Church, ELCA  

1750 Colorado Blvd.  

Denver, CO 80220 


Dr. Richard F. Ward is the Fred B. Craddock Chair in Preaching and Worship at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was ordained in the United Church of Christ. He brings to the study of preaching a rich background in performance studies and practices. He is particularly interested in the arts of storytelling and oral interpretation of scripture as they inform and enrich the ministry of preaching.


Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: "Enlivening the Word"

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.: "Why Storytelling?"

Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: "Speaking with the Text, Giving Voice to the Story"

Lunch 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.: "Finding Stories Between the Lines"

Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. Adult Forum 10:45 a.m.: Q&A


Any one lecture is $15.00. All four lectures (Friday-Saturday) including lunch Saturday $60. Students with I.D. $5 single lecture, all four lectures plus lunch is $20.   

 Helen Prejean imageIs God vengeful, demanding a death for a death? Or is God compassionate, luring souls into love so great that no one can be considered "enemy?" - Sister Helen Prejean


Sister Helen Prejean -

Seeing the "Leastest" Through the Lens of Capital Punishment


Friday, February 25, 2011 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


St. Andrew United Methodist Church is delighted to welcome Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking and The Death of Innocents. Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun who has become a leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, uses the lens of capital punishment to understand racism, classism and the unequal application of the constitution and human rights in America. Join us as Sister Helen explores questions of legality vs. morality, Jesus' message of redemption, and the individuals she calls "the leastest of these," the members of the death row population in the national debate on the death penalty.


Tickets are $15 each (no refunds) and can be purchased at St. Andrew or online at (No refunds.)


St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3350 White Bay Drive (9300 block S. University Blvd.)

Highlands Ranch 80126 [303-794-2683]


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The Bible in 25 Minutes


You may have heard many of the stories from the Bible.But have you ever put it all together? Now you have a chance to see how all of these stories, the familiar ones and the not-so-familiar ones, string together to make up God's story - which is our story.  

The congregation of Bethany Lutheran Church invites the community to come and experience the Bible in 25 Minutes on Sunday, February 27, 2011. There are three opportunities participate:  8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. Worship Services. This is an event to which you can invite people to "come and see."


Join us as we travel from the time before there was ever time, when the Spirit of God hovered over the darkness and deep waters, through the wilderness, to the psalms and prophets, to the New Testament, all the way through to the Heavenly City where God's light shines 24-7 - where the host arrayed in white worship and honor the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. 

Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 East Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113



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Saint Peter Lutheran Church Hosts Area Workshop

Want to learn to be an active listener and reach out to others in a distinctively Christian way? On Saturday, March 5, 2011, Saint Peter Lutheran Church, 9300 East Belleview Avenue in Greenwood Village (80111) will host a Stephen Ministry Workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


The needs of the congregation and community were too great for the pastor to handle alone, so the Saint Peter Stephen Leaders enrolled in the program to help equip members to provide quality one-to-one Christian care. The half-day workshop consists of three sessions designed both to enhance participants' care giving skills and to help congregations explore ways to expand their caring ministry.


The cost of the workshop is $15 per person or $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and refreshments will be served. Get more information or register online to attend  


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The Lutheran Chorale Presents Its First

Area Workshop and Concert


Join us for an area Choral Workshop!  The Lutheran Chorale is sponsoring what we hope to be a first annual area workshop and concert.  All proceeds will go to benefit the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem.  The workshop will be March 12, 2011 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakewood with a concert on Sunday, March 13 in the afternoon.  Watch your mail for more details!  In the meantime, please contact David Hodel or Linda Blandin for more information.

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Project Sanctuary Retreats


Whole Family Support for Returning Soldiers


Families of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have experienced staggering increases in depression, unemployment, homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse and divorce. Suicides, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are also affecting service men and women at alarming rates. That's where Project Sanctuary comes in.


Project Sanctuary imageProject Sanctuary was founded in 2007 with the belief that the best way to support our men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is by supporting the whole family through their recreational therapy retreats.


Although an exciting year for Project Sanctuary, 2010 also brought financial challenges that continue to outstrip resources. From Friday, April 15 through Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Project Sanctuary planned a retreat for fifteen to twenty families at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO. With your support we can give our nation's unsung heroes the attention they deserve. Please check out the Project Sanctuary website to get more information or to make a donation.


There are 4 other retreats planned for 2011 and the organization hopes to provide support and services for 51 families, at a minimum.  Additional funding would allow Project sanctuary to grow that number! 580 families are on our wait list. 






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