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Rocky Mountain Synod

February 15, 2011    



2011 Assembly Information

and Registration Links are Live



  • for submitting a resolution
  • for requesting a display table
  • for inclusion in the "ministry magazine"
  • for requesting an interest lunch 
  • for consideration for plenary time


  • for registering for the assembly
  • for making a hotel reservation

MAY 12-14, 2011

  • Assembly in Colorado Springs.
all information links are at
Seventh Sunday after Epiphany
Holy God of compassion, you invite us into your way of forgiveness and peace. Lead us to love our enemies, and transform our words and deeds to be like his through whom we pray, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Prayer from Sundays and Seasons Year C 2011


Service of Installation Set for Revs. Meghan and Gabi Aelabouni

 Pastor Maghan Aelabouni photoPastor Gabi Aelabouni photoYou are cordially invited to the installation of Pastors Gabi and Meghan Aelobouni at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, CO. The Service of Installation will take place at the 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, February 20 with a potluck reception following. If possible, please plan to attend and welcome Pastors Meghan and Gabi to the Rocky Mountain Synod, ELCA.

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

to remember in prayers on 2/20:

St. Mark  Roswell, NM

     Bill Bruggeman

St. Peter  Carlsbad, NM

   Geri Cunningham


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RMS Lutheran Schools Appreciation Days in Albuquerque 


It is not too late to register for this event! 


The Rocky Mountain Synod presents another opportunity for preschool and school directors, pastors and a school board member or staff person to gather:  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. The 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).



Rostered Leader Reports and Congregational Reports are due February 15


Each year, all rostered leaders are to complete a report to the bishop. Additionally, congregational reports are also required from each congregation.  Those reports, and all ELCA forms, can be accessed at note that a free program called "Formatta Filler" is needed to complete many of the forms.  A link to download the program is located on the same page.


Every congregation asked to submit their "intent" for 2011 ministry partnership 


The treasurer and executive committee cannot finalize the 2011 financial picture until each congregation submits their intent for ministry support for the Rocky Mountain Synod (and wider church). Please complete form now or  send an email to Cheryl Almquist.   


One Page RMS Summary Prepared for Your Congregations Annual Report Booklet


A one-page summary of 2011 RMS ministries and finances

of may be downloaded and printed in your congregation's annual report. One copy of this report was included in the registration packet for all attendees at the Theological Conference last week.


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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24 / 7

Faith Alive In The Home Conference



Come explore together how Faith Alive In The Home is a partnership between congregation and families that can be lived 24/7.... Together! Bring the whole family and whole ministry teams to Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, located at 12099 Lowell Boulevard in Broomfield, CO (80020). The event will take place April 8-9, 2011.


Keynote speakers are Andrea Fieldhouse (Building Bridges) and Lyle Griner (Full Circle Training).


Registration is now open and you are invited to register online.


Cost: $60.00 for 1-2 persons

         $55.00 for 3-4 persons

  $50.00 for 5 or more persons from the same


(Includes lunch, resources and take-homes)

Childcare is available!


Details can be found on the Rocky Mountain Synod ELCA website: or you may call Pastor Leta Behrens (303-570-1366) with questions.


The event hosted by the Rocky Mountain Synod, ELCA.

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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. 


Jeremy Myers photo

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.  




Youth Directors

Understanding Adolescence - Youth Director's Retreat


Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp is offering a FREE retreat to all full and part time professional youth directors from March 21-23, 2011If you need more information in order to plan your time at the camp, please check out the brochure. Why wait? Register online today!




Winter Confirmation Retreat 


Join us February 25-27, 2011 for a Confirmation Retreat at Rainbow Trail this winter season and let us be partners with you in creating a fun atmosphere for learning in your confirmation program! The theme for this year is: "Get Out of the Boat: Lessons from Peter." Check out the brochure for detailed event informationTo register, please visit  the Rainbow Trail website or contact Carl Brockhoff by email for registration information.


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Walking with

Martin Luther -

A Pilgrimage

Sarah and Andrew Wilson walked from Germany to Italy on foot. They logged more than 1,000 miles over 70 days and sustained no significant injuries, other than the usual aches and pains you'd expect from a long-distance hike.

Why the long journey? The couple wanted to talk about faith and Christian unity with people they met along the way.  

Sarah is an ELCA pastor serving as a research professor at the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France. She is also editor of the Lutheran Forum. Andrew is a post-doctoral fellow at the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue, Geneva. He is also a member of the ELCA.

Starting in Erfurt, Germany, Sarah and Andrew walked through Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, ending their trip in Rome. This is exactly the same route Martin Luther took 500 years ago for his pilgrimage there.

During his time, Rome was the center of Christianity. Luther, along with another Augustinian monk from Erfurt, was sent to Rome on business from the order. While there, Luther learned about the selling of indulgences for forgiveness, which didn't make him happy.

Sarah and Andrew call their pilgrimage "Here I Walk," seeking to call attention to Luther and the importance of ecumenism. They set out on foot because "news traveled only as fast the human body could travel in Luther's day," says Sarah. Read more about their pilgrimage.

 Article courtesy of ELCA Global Links and Living Lutheran electronic newsletters.


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2011 Summer Program Schedule

Registration for the summer 2011 is now open.  Summer camp will run from June 12 through August 5.  We have lowered our rates and want to see the camp full of kids ages 1st grade through high school.  


Congregations are encouraged to come up for a weekend or for a week of Family Camp July 3 - 8.  For Sky Ranch to fulfill its mission, kids need to come to camp.  Every kid should be allowed to have a mountaintop experience.

Visit our website at to register.

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World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel

May 29 - June 4, 2011

Joint action for just peace convened by the World Council of Churches

Responding to an urgent need for a peace settlement that secures the legitimate rights and future of both peoples, a week of advocacy and action for a just peace in Palestine and Israel is planned for spring. Congregations and individuals around the globe who share the hope of justice shall unite during the week to take peaceful actions, together, to create a common international public witness. Take a look at some resources.

How to get involved:

  • Praying with churches living under occupation, using a special prayer from Jerusalem. 
  • Educating about actions that make for peace, and about facts on the ground that do not create peace, especially settlements in occupied territory. 
  • Advocating with political leaders using ecumenical policies that promote peace with justice.

For Rocky Mountain Synod contacts who can help facilitate education and advocacy on peace in Israel/Palestine, please contact the Rocky Mountain Synod Peace Not Walls working group through Jan Miller or 303-332-1263.


Other Events

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Egypt, October 10-26, 2011

Details: or contact Jan Miller by email. Reservation deadline is April 1.


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World Association of

Christian Communicators


 Searching for the Intersections of Journalism, Communications and Christianity - A Webinar....

What are the gaps in church communications today? Who is telling the church's story in this multimedia world when church communication departments are shrinking? Can the church challenge the media status quo as part of its call to be both evangelical and prophetic? What gives the church the right and the ability to speak to media these days?

These are just a few of the questions that will be explored in WACC North Americas online webinar, Bridging the Gap: Can a Theology of Communication and Journalism Transform Communications in the Churches?, to be held on Thursday, February 24, 2011, at 12 noon Eastern. 

Rev. Erik AlsgaardPresenters Rev. Samuel Wilson Meshack photo Rev. Samuel Wilson Meshack, Principal of Gurukul Lutheran Theological College in India, and  Rev. Erik Alsgaard, a United Methodist pastor in Michigan, will help communications professionals search for the intersections of journalism, communications and Christianity in this age of decreasing communication staffing and increasing demand due to our digital world.

This online seminar is free, but registration is required to reserve your space.


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The Urban Servant Corps is 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, Colorado
Crowne Plaza Hotel 


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.  


Assembly information is posted at


Godly Play resources needed 


House for all Sinners and Saints, Denver, CO, is seeking Sunday school curriculum materials in the "Godly Play" series. If you have resources you are no longer utilizing, please contact Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber by email.


Synod office has Maundy Thursday towels to donate


Will you be including the ritual washing of feet in your Maundy Thursday liturgy this year?  From our recent Theological Conference, we have about 150 small white towels that we would like to make available to whomever can use them. Since each person needs a clean towel for the washing of feet, you may find these very useful. Hit "reply" and let us know you could use some of the towels.

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

Bishop Allan Bjornberg
Installation of Pastors Gabi and Meghan Aelabouni at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Collins, CO; Faith Advocacy Day 2011, First Baptist Church, Denver, CO.  

Pastor Dan Bollman

Churchwide Assistants to the Bishop Event, Tampa, FL; Visiting with Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Los Alamos, NM.
Madelyn Busse, DM

Available by email or phone appointment.  

 Pastor Jim Hytjan

Meeting with the Camino de Vida Steering Committee, Albuquerque, NM; Visiting with the congregation of Zion Lutheran Church, Salt Lake City, UT; Visiting with the congregation of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs, CO

Linda Staats
Lutheran Schools Appreciation Day, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Albuquerque, NM; Youth Leaders Breakfast, Albuquerque, NM; Rostered Leaders Luncheon, Albuquerque, NM; Meeting with Christian Educators Group, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Albuquerque, NM; Forum with the congregation of Our Father Lutheran Church (LCMS), Centennial, CO; Middle School Youth Gathering Evaluation meeting, synod office, Denver, CO; RMS Umbrella Team meeting, synod office, Denver, CO.
Available by email or phone appointment.  

website calendar



Faith Advocacy Day

MARCH 21-23

RMS Youth Workers Retreat

Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp

MAY 12-14

2011 RM Synod Assembly

Colorado Springs, Colorado



Winter Theological Conference 

Fort Collins, Colorado 

APRIL 26-28

2012 RM SYNOD Assembly

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Cajun Night Dinner Fundraiser at
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cheyenne


You are cordially invited to St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Cheyenne Cajun Dinner Night on Saturday, February 19. The event is to raise money for the National Youth Gathering 2012 in New Orleans!   


Dinner will consist of chicken etouffee, salad, rolls, and bread pudding. Tickets are $10 per person; children from 5 to 12 years old - 50 cents per year; and childcare will be available for children 5 and under with a meal provided. Seating times will be at 5:00, 6:15 and 7:30 p.m.

POLARIS members will help set-up, serve and clean up a terrific meal that will also be open to the public. Carry out and gluten free dinners will also be available. You may purchase you tickets at the church office or call the office (307-632-9212) for more information.


This is going to be a delicious dinner (truly Cajun... but not too hot)!



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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.

Scandinavian horse imageThis 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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Easter Supplies Drive



Angela Cuillard, at Grace Lutheran Church in Sandy, is working to gather Easter education supplies for refugees at LSS of Utah. Any gently used or new educational items can be coordinated with Angela by email or phone (801-572-3412).  She'll have more ideas for items but some initial thoughts are art supplies, pens, pencils, notebooks, CLIP Boards (we really need these for ESL studies), crayons, markers, highlighters, book bags, etc. 


If you would like to give to an education basket to an Agency of  LSS of Utah, we truly need clip boards, fine tip felt pens (for those of us with arthritis), white board markers, 901-xl black and white ink cartridges and 901 color cartridges, art supplies, new computers, etc.  Also, in order to hire our ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher through the summer months (outside of our usual fiscal partnership), we need $100 per week for 3 months or $1300 total.  Contact Angela regarding anything related to this project.


Churches and organizations are invited and encouraged to publish LSS Utah statistics and snapshot of services in their newsletters, post the information on bulletin boards and take the Spring challenge and highlight Lutheran Social Service materials on their website.


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.)


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LSS South Names New Board Members




Greg Koch and Terry Kieschnick Join Lutheran Social Services Board


Greg Koch photoTerry Lee Kieschnick photoGregory M. Koch, J. D., from Houston, TX, and Terry Lee Kieschnick from Georgetown, TX, have been elected to the Lutheran Social Services of the South (LSS) Board of Directors.


LSS is a multifaceted social services agency based in Austin, TX that provides foster care and adoption services through the agency's 16 offices throughout Texas, and operates three children's residential treatment centers, one emergency refugee children's shelter, six senior living communities, Trinity Charter Schools on four campuses, emergency assistance in the Lubbock area, and help and support for hurricane and disaster victims.


Lutheran Social Services of the South serves El Paso, TX, in the Rocky Mountain Synod.




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Social Phonics Boot Camp for Pastors and Ministry Leaders


only a couple spots left!    

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.  register online.

Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Synod and House for All Sinners and Saints

VOCES8 music group photoVOCES8 at Augustana


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. 


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!
Register Now.


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.  
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Taizé at Saint Paul Lutheran Church-Denver


Come worship with music... come pray with song... come share in community... in the spirit of Taizé!


Please join us this month for contemplative worship in the style of the Taizé community in France. The service lasts approximately one hour and is held by candlelight. With an emphasis on silence, simple song, and prayer, this is an opportunity to find some peace in your life and reflect on questions of your own spirituality


We invite you to join us on Wednesday evening, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the nave of Saint Paul Lutheran Church (1600 Grant Street). All are welcome - so please bring friends and family.


Attached is a flyer for you to share with others. Please hang it in your worship spaces and communities to spread the word about this ecumenical, inclusive service. If you would like more information, please contact Jeff Steen by email or phone (303-547-8760). 


Peace and blessings to you as we enter into the Easter season!

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Enlivening 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.   

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Kantorei and

Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra Present:


   A Serenade to Music

 Saturday, February 26
at 7:30 p.m.


It's the nexus of two worlds: an a cappella choir, a chamber orchestra and beautiful music created together! Kantorei, one of the most recognized semi-professional choirs in the U.S., will be performing with the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra culminating in a beautiful collaboration with R. Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music and John Rutter's The Lord is My Light and My Salvation. On this special evening, Kantorei will also be performing selections by James MacMillan, Henk Badings and others.


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

$20 Adult / $15 Senior / $15 Student


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The Bible in 25 Minutes

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 Stephen Ministry 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 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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3rd Annual "We Run That They May Walk" Event



Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon


Sponsored by Saint Peter Lutheran Church, the 5K Run will benefit the programs of Selian Lutheran Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania.


Selian Lutheran Hospital was established in the 1950's by Dr. Mark image from Selian Lutheran HospitalJacobson and has grown from a dispensary with a single building and ten beds into a 120-bed, full service hospital.  The Hospital provides life-saving services that are desperately needed in this area of the world, including treatment of malaria, tuberculosis, pneumonia and AIDS.  Selian Hospital offers in-patient and outpatient services, pediatrics, general and specialty surgery, obstetrics, maternal and child health, hospice and orphan care. 


Selian Lutheran Hospital emblemPlease help the ministry of Saint Peter support the programs of Selian Lutheran Hospital by participating in the 5K Run and recruiting friends, neighbors and co-workers to sponsor you.  You can find on the Saint Peter website more information including registration and sponsorship forms. You may also email Carol Mayer or give her a call on 303-470-1205 with question.




Sister Helen Prejean Lecture   

Seeing the "Leastest" Through the Lens of Capital Punishment 

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

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

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

Highlands Ranch 80126 [303-794-2683]

The Lutheran Choral Area Workshop and Concert  

Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakewood 

Workshop - Saturday, March 12
Concert - Sunday, March 13 

For more information, please contact David Hodel or Linda Blandin. 


Project Sanctuary Retreat

Whole Family Support for Returning Families 

Friday, April 15 through Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A retreat for fifteen to twenty families at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO.


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