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October 4, 2011    


 Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Today, October 4th, is St. Francis Day. St. Francis lived in the 13th century in Italy, and by his lifestyle and love for the world, set an example that still inspires many today. He lived a life of radical poverty, obedience and simplicity. There are many legends about him, but his life was the genesis of the Franciscan Order of monks and continues to speak loudly today for environmental causes and for a faith that is inclusive of all creation because of his conversion to the life of Christ.


Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost 

Lord of the feast, you have prepared a table before all the peoples and poured out your life with abundance. Call us again to your banquet. Strengthen us by what is honorable, just and pure, and transform us into a people of righteousness and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Prayer from Sundays and Seasons Year A 2011

Pastor Jeff Louden

Pastor Jeff Louden to be Installed at St. Matthew's

Please join St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Taylorsville, Utah, for the installation of Pastor Jeffrey Louden on October 16 at 3:00 p.m. Bishop Bjornberg of the Rocky Mountain Synod will be present for the installation. All are invited for a meal afterward. For more information, please contact the church at:



Synod Prayer Cycle: Outdoor Ministries
You are encouraged to include the listed leaders in your Sunday prayers of the people. The prayer list for
October is available.

to remember in prayers on 10/9:

Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp

     Dave Jarvis

Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp

     Brad Abbott


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2012 ELCA Youth Gathering Registration Opens October 10  


Registration for the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering opens THIS Sunday at 12 noon MDT.  You can get a jump start on the registration process by entering your data today. Then you will be ready to make it official on Sunday. 


Worship Resources for Registration Sunday! 

Plan a registration day celebration in your congregation to support the youth and caring adults who will participate in the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering. Click here for all kinds of help including prayers and sermon notes that blend the texts for Sunday, October 9, 2011, with the text around which the Youth Gathering is being built, Ephesians 2: 4-20.  You may even want to plan a party that features foods from New Orleans like gumbo or jambalaya. 


We gather as citizens with the saints of New Orleans to learn to love like Jesus by practicing discipleship through peacemaking that works for justice. Remembering who we are in Christ, we will:

  • Live among God's faithful people,
  • Hear the word of God and share in the Lord's supper,
  • Proclaim the good news of God in Christ through words and deed,
  • Serve all people, following the example of Jesus,
  • Strive for justice and peace in all the earth.

Check out who is attending from the RMS, explore local travel options, and get the latest information from your synod coordinator and coach.

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RMS Front Range Youth Workers Meet This Week

The Front Range Youth Ministry Network meets this Thursday, October 6 at the Rocky Mountain Synod office from 10:00 a.m. until noon, followed by continued conversation at a local café. Time for highs and lows, prayer, networking, and sharing what is working and what is not. If you have questions, please contact Ann Maki by email.  


For ALL Adults Who Work with Youth! 


Dr. Terri Elton photoThe next webinar is October 16 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (MDT) with Dr. Terri Elton from Luther Seminary. The topic is "Your Role as Leader."  If you miss the live webinars, they are recorded for your viewing at a later time. 


This special training is for all youth and family ministry professionals and volunteers. It is great preparation for leading your youth group meetings, mission trips, Youth Ministry Network emblemservice projects, and Bible study as well as preparation for attending the ELCA Youth Gathering in 2012.  Gather all adults working with youth in your congregation to participate in one of four training opportunities.


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Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-NM
2011 Advocacy Conference


"Speaking Out Together"


The 2011 conference will be on Saturday, November 12 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Albuquerque (9100 Menaul NE, between Moon and Eubank).  The conference will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and the cost is $15 per person, including lunch.


Planned breakout session topics include advocacy basics, hunger and more. This year there will be breakout sessions for those who coordinate their congregation's actions for ELCA World Hunger. (The registration fee will be waived for those Hunger Leaders.) Plan now to attend and learn more about advocating for our neighbors living in poverty. 


To register or for more information, please contact Ruth Hoffman by email or phone at 505-984-8005.    


The registration deadline is November 9.


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 Macedonia Project - Your Table is Ready


The Rocky Mountain Synod has received an ELCA grant to take the lead in the work and ministry of stewardship through the Macedonia Project - Your Table Is Ready.   


Rocky Mountain Synod congregations will be partnering with sister congregations and leaders to make this a vibrant and effective ministry. Of the 18 ELCA grants, the unique approach of the Rocky Mountain Synod focuses on giving and generosity as a faith practice of households.


The first of twelve workshops are scheduled as follows:


Saturday, October 22 - 

Our Saviour's Lutheran - Casper, WY

(Central and Northern Wyoming congregations)  


Saturday, October 29 -

Zion Lutheran - Salt Lake City, UT

(Utah and Western Wyoming congregations)  


Saturday, November 5 -

Shepherd of Valley Lutheran - Grand Junction, CO

(Central and Western Slope Colorado congregations)  


Saturday, November 5 -

Prince of Peace Lutheran- Denver, CO

(1st workshop for Denver area congregations)


Congregations in these areas have received information and an invitation to attend. If you would like to attend and need information, please email Cheryl

Information online at  


Fall Conference Gatherings Begin
Bishop Election Discernment



The Conference Dean in each of our ten conferences is setting the date for a Fall Conference Gathering for the purpose of beginning conversation and discernment leading to the election of a new bishop at our 2012 Synod Assembly.



Additional information about the Bishop Election process is now posted online at Visit that page for additional information, including how to submit the name of a potential nominee.  After December 15 all potential nominees will be invited to submit a bio and info which will be available online in February as a part of the discernment process.


Gatherings are listed (some times/places are tentative) as follows:


Bishop Election Fall Conference Gatherings  


October 15 (Sat) - Northern CO at Faith in Eaton

October 16 (Sun) - Metro East at Christ the Savior in Aurora from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

October 18 (Tues) - Metro West part 1 at Good Shepherd in Glenwood Springs at 10:00 a.m.

October 23 (Sun) - Southern CO at Grace in CO Springs in the afternoon

October 23 (Sun) - Boulder/Broomfield at Grace in Boulder, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Bishop portion)

November 5 (Sat) - Border at Cristo Rey in El Paso from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

November 5 (Sat) - Northern NM at All Saints, Albuquerque, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

November 5 (Sat) - Boulder/Broomfield in Boulder 9:00-10:30 a.m. (Ministry Audit only)

November 12 (Sat) - Utah at Our Saviour's in Salt Lake from 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. 

November 14 (Mon)- Metro South at Bethany Lutheran, from 7:00 to 9:00 p,m.

December 3 (Sat) - Metro West part 2 at Holy Cross, Wheat Ridge from 9:00 a.m. - noon

Wyoming to be announced



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An Equipping Workshop for ALL Who Care About Hunger


Saturday, October 29
from 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

King of Glory - Loveland, CO


The Rocky Mountain Synod Hunger Network invites all who care about hunger and poverty to an "equipping workshop" on Saturday, October 29, from 8:45 am to 1:00 pm, at King of Glory Lutheran Church located at 2919 North Wilson Avenue in Loveland (80537). There is no fee for this event but participants are asked to pre-register online as soon as possible.

Why should you be interested in this event?
The goal is to give social action/mission committees, hunger/advocacy contacts, and pastors information and updates on current work here and around the world PLUS practical resources and ideas to raise awareness of the amazing work of ELCA World Hunger AND to raise money! 

We are pleased to have two special speakers for this workshop: The Rev. Daniel Rift, Director of the ELCA World Hunger and Disaster Appeal, and Mikka McCracken, Program Director for Constituent Engagement and Interpretation.

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The absolute registration deadline is Monday, October 24.  

The Hunger Network encourages you to register TODAY so planners know what workshop topics are most interesting to you, how to plan for meeting space and how many lunches to order. Go to and click on the link to register. Contact Carol McDivitt by email or phone (970-669-4090) for additional information.


Congregations are invited to put this article in their October newsletters. A bulletin insert and flyer to post are also available for your use as well as  descriptions for the workshops. Help a friend who doesn't have a computer! Please download, print and mail the registration form. 


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Understanding the Costs
of Your ELCA Benefits
(Tonight at 6:00 p.m.)
You are invited to attend the Contribution Rates Webinar: Understanding Your Benefit Costs. ELCA benefits contribution rates for 2012 were announced last month. Do you know what drives the cost? Get to the bottom of what contribution dollars are paying for, and why, at the Board of Pensions' first-ever Contribution Rates Webinar. 


Attendance is free and open to anyone interested in better understanding the cost of ELCA benefits and our approach to pricing. Treasurers, administrators and members of church councils, call committees and other congregational decision-makers are strongly encouraged to attend.  


Register in advance at:

  • Tuesday, October 4, 6:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Following the webinar, a recording will be posted on the Board of Pensions' web site.


Rainbow Trail Confirmation Retreat 2011
RTLC Fall Confirmation Retreat
Nov. 11-13



Join us for a Confirmation Retreat at Rainbow Trail this fall and let us be partners with you in creating a fun atmosphere for learning in your confirmation program! We will sing songs, play games, learn together, and play together in God's beautiful creation.


Scott Moore, Youth Director at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, is this year's featured speaker who will lead us in inspiring, educational and fun group study sessions designed to expand on the studies you've already touched on at your home church. The theme for this year is "Spiritual Disciplines - Taking Our Faith from Religious to Rational." For more information or to register, please go to the Rainbow Trail website or send an email message to Ashley.  


Note: We also offer a retreat in the Spring from February 24 - 26, 2012.



God's Positioning System  


November 18-20, 2011

at Estes Park 


Registration for the 2011 Senior High Youth Gathering is now open!  


Final Deadline is October 24.


Begin Online Registration Now.


There is an awesome line-up of speakers, workshops, worship and bands, including a concert by Agape and Rachel Kurtz.

Download a schedule/poster and get more details at the SHYG website .  


Are you between the ages of 18-25? Consider serving as a Cornerstone Peer Minister for the SHYG. Details and applications can be found on the SHYG web page.   


Peer Ministry logoPeer Ministry Leadership Training Opportunity  


Peer Ministry Leadership Training, led by Lyle Griner, will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 8:30 Lyle Griner imagea.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 16 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Our Father Lutheran, located at 6335 South Holly Street in Centennial (80121). The cost is $60 per person. Please call about discounts for larger groups.



Youth Ministry Training for Volunteers
10:00 a.m. Friday, October 21 until   

2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23   

 Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp


This weekend is designed for anyone who regularly volunteers with youth and their families. Youth ministry staff and paid leaders: bring your entire ministry team/committee.  Sessions are filled with practical skills and basics for every day ministry. This is an opportunity to network with those who do what you do. 


For more info or to register, contact Ben Larson by email or phone (719-942-4220).


Bethany Lutheran-Cherry Hills Village 

Bethany Lutheran Church Has Adult Mission Trip Planned


Responses are needed by October 9.  

A group from Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, CO will be going to Minot, ND to help 'button-up' houses before the winter weather hits.  The need for workers is desperate!


Please join us! We'll leave on Sunday, October 16, work October 17 through October 21, and return to Denver on Saturday, October 22, 2011. If you can go, please immediately contact Sarah by email or phone at 303-653-1731 Responses are needed by Sunday, October 9. God's Work, Our Hands.

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Young Adult Border Immersion Experience

October 13-16, 2011


College students and young adults from around the Rocky Mountain Synod are invited to join Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry at UNM and CNM for Fall Break with the Border Servant Corps and Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey in El Paso learning about immigration and border issues. 


Border Servant Corps logoThe Immersion will cost $175 per person. Some scholarship money is available to help college students participate. Please contact Campus Pastor Anne Morawski at 505-385-0842 or if you are interested. More information about the program can be found at and

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Our Daily Bread:
Video Series Part II


Three new videos may be viewed online and the Bible Study and Devotional materials may be downloaded for use in forums, councils, gatherings, worship, and more.


The excellent three new videos tell these stories:

  • Seniors Ministry at Good Shepherd, Casper, WY
  • Outdoor Ministry at Sky Ranch and Rainbow Trail camps
  • Emergent Church Ministry at House for All Sinners and Saints, Denver, CO

 Do you like these videos?  Are you using them?


Please Tell Us What You Think! 

The Synod Council task force that created the three "Our Daily Bread" videos (and the three that are in the works) would like feedback about how you are using the videos and if they are well-received. Would you help with this endeavor?


Click here to --->  Complete a brief survey


View ---> the videos online and downloadable materials




Winter Theological Conference 2012
Winter Theological Conference:
January 23-26 in Fort Collins, CO


The narrative of Jesus is some two millennia old. One of our greatest challenges is how we tell and share that Old Story in our New Day. At the 2012 Rocky Mountain Synod Theological Conference, Dr. Anna Carter Florence, Pastor Keith Anderson, and Dr. Stanley Olson will consider what it means to be proclaim, communicate and serve in today's context. Read more about the presenters. Registration will open later in October.


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All Saint's Day Pancake Breakfast for Local Lutheran Churches


Sunday, November 6


Urban Servant Corps volunteers will flip pancakes as they become acquainted with Lutheran faith communities who prayerfully and financially support the Urban Servant Corps. A celebration of all the saints will be part of this event!


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Shopping Event to Benefit the USC 


10,000 Villages 

2626 East Third Avenue, Denver (80206) 

Thursday, December 8 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.


The rumors are true...there are some who are planning for Christmas time already! Mark your calendars to shop at this non-profit, fair-trade retailer of home decor, personal accessories, and unique gift items from around the world! 

Thousand Villages
provides vital, fair income to Third World people by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America. When you shop at Ten Thousand Villages on December 8, a percentage of the sales will be donated to the Urban Servant Corps.
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Colorado's Budget: In Plain Talk


Lutheran Advocacy Ministry - CO, in conjunction with other faith advocacy partners, is proud to introduce Colorado's Budget: In Plain Talk video and discussion guide to help spark a statewide conversation about the budget and our fiscal challenges.


Produced by The Bell Policy Center and ProgressNow Colorado, the video and discussion guide use broad strokes to paint a picture of how the state collects and spends its money. It then offers options, but proposes no specific solutions, for fixing our broken fiscal system. The discussion materials maybe found at or on a link at


Go to where you can see the video, and from there follow a link to download the discussion materials for use in your congregation. The conversations had by faith communities are important, because in Colorado, it is the voters, not legislators, who make the major decisions about taxes and fiscal policy.



Lutheran Campus Ministry at CSU

 Bookkeeper/ Administrative Assistant Position Open


Lutheran Campus Ministry at CSU, located at 805 S. Shields in Fort Collins, CO (80521) is looking to fill a Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant position. Some of the major duties include bookkeeping, assisting in PR and Fund Development duties, and overseeing building operations and use. View a more detailed job description


The person selected would need to be able to work 10-15 hours per week, 2 to 3 hours per day, and four days a week. Compensation is $13 - $15 an hour depending on qualifications.


If you are interested, please send your resume to Pastor Connie Winter-Eulberg by email. More information about Lutheran Campus Ministry at CSU can be found on their website.


St John's Lutheran Church in Thornton

St. John's Has Music to Donate



St. John's Lutheran Church in Thornton, Co has many boxes of choir music that they are not using and they want to donate it. For any person or congregation interested in any of the music, please contact Pastor Penni Walsh or the church office at 303-457-2476. She will email you a five-page .pdf list of the music.

Every Person, Every Congregation, Every Ministry, Boldly Serving God's Mission in Christ



Bishop Allan Bjornberg

RM Synod Council meeting, Denver, CO; Wyoming Conference Retreat; Boulder/Broomfield Conference Retreat.

Pastor Dan Bollman    

On vacation this week.


Madelyn Busse, DM

Candidacy Meetings and Interviews at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA.
Available by email  
or phone appointment.  

Pastor Jim Hytjan

RM Synod Council meeting, Denver, CO; Congregational and Synodical Mission Unit Interview, synod office, Denver, CO; Mission Partners Team meeting, synod office, Denver, CO.

Linda Staats

RM Synod Council meeting, Denver, CO; RMS Youth Ministry Network meeting, synod office, Denver, CO.
Available by email 
 or phone appointment.


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Senior High Youth Gathering

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JANUARY 13-15  

Middle School Youth Gathering

 Colorado Springs, Colorado


Winter Theological Conference 

Fort Collins, Colorado 

APRIL 26-28

2012 RMS Assembly

Colorado Springs, Colorado

JULY 16-18 


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JULY 18-22

ELCA Youth Gathering
New Orleans, LA



Installation of Rocky Mountain Synod Bishop

 Denver, Colorado




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 Denver, Colorado

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Good Shepherd-Casper and Highland ParkCommunity Church to Hold Community Forum

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church-Xasper

Good Shepherd Lutheran in Casper, WY, will host a unique exchange of views on "What it means to be the Church" with Highland Park Community Church on Sunday, October 9, at 10:45 a.m.  Good Shepherd is the smallest of the four ELCA churches in Casper, and Highland Park (Church of God) is the largest church in the state of Wyoming.  


Good Shepherd's pastor, Jack Damien, and John Spear, senior pastor at Highland Park, will discuss and share with the group about what the two churches hold in common, and how they differ, in worship, community life, and social outreach.  


You are invited to attend this very lively and illuminating exchange of insights between two brothers and members of their congregations. Good Shepherd is located at 51 Primrose Street in Casper. For more information, please call the Good Shepherd's church office at 307-237-3503.




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Pastor DanaLee to Bless the Animals at Elim in Utah

Pastor DanaLee Simon of Elim Evangelical Lutheran Church, 575 - 23rd Street in Ogden, UT, invites all dogs, cats, fish, birds, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, and any other animal that slithers, slides, walks on all fours, or flies, to the second annual Blessing of the Blessin of the Animals at Elim in UtahAnimals on Wednesday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m. on the church lawn. Animals and humans of any religion are invited.


 Animals must bring their human with them, and must be safely secured in a cage, carrier, or on a leash. If an animal does not travel well, their human may bring a symbol of the animal, such as a leash, food bowl, cushion, or photograph. There will be treats for both animals and humans.


For further information, please call the church office at 801-394-5543 or send email to


Photo courtesy of Gloria Wurst, Elim Lutheran Church

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Dave Thomas is Behind the Zion Curtain

Dave Thomas, council president of Elim Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ogden, has created a blog on which he discusses religion in Utah. The most current posting concerns the ELCA social statement titled "Genetics, Faith, and Responsibility." At the 2011 ELCA assembly in Florida, this social statement (the eleventh) was adopted by a vote of 942-34. It culminated a five year study of genetics that began with a recommendation from the Northeastern Iowa Synod. The entire social statement may be read here:


You are invited to check out Dave's blog.







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Border Servant Corps Wine and Cheese
Party and Fundraiser

Please join us for our 11th Annual Wine & Cheese Party on Friday, October 7, 2011 beginning at 5:57 p.m. The event will take place at the home of Don and Betty Lindsey, located at 311 Capri Rd. in Las Cruces, NM (88005).

Come meet the 2011-2012 volunteers and participate in this delicious fundraiser.  Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or non-alcoholic beverage to share.  There is a recommended donation of $10 per person with tickets available to purchase for a chance to win great prizes.



For more information, please contact Ryan Steinmetz, Executive Director, at 575 522-7119 (ext. 18).






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After School Program at Cristo Rey-Denver Has Begun  


Tutors are needed! 


The 2011-2012 SuperKids After-School Program at Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey, 501 Raleigh Street, Denver (80204), officially began on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 and will continue throughout the school year on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (except for school vacations)


Super Kids imageEach afternoon, the children will participate in a 45-minute class in music, art, computers, or other educational activity, as well as a 45-minute one-on-one (or one-on-two or one-on-three, depending on the number of tutors available!) tutoring session with a focus on homework completion and reading.


Tutors are needed for one, two, or three afternoons per week. The only qualification is a love of children and a desire to help in sustaining this important ministry. No Spanish language skills are required, either, as most of the assigned homework is in English. For more information and/or to become a tutor, please contact Mark Filbert by email or phone (720-274-4708).     

When Your Marriage is Over book cover by D. JacobsonSurviving Divorce and Living Divorced


A seminar for people going through divorce or who have been divorced, as well as for family and friends of those people, will be presented at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling Street, in Lakewood, Colorado on October 8, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. THIS IS A FREE SEMINAR but you must reserve a place by calling Holy Shepherd at 303-233-2740 no later than 3:00 p.m. on October 4 to reserve your seat. Attendance will be limited to the first 100 who call. Child care will be provided.


Dennis Jacobson photoThe seminar will be presented by Dennis Jacobson, a Colorado attorney who has over 30 years of experience in representing people in divorce and divorce related matters. He is the author of When Your Marriage is Over: Practical Advice for Surviving Divorce and Living Divorced. The seminar will cover issues including creating parenting plans for the children, the impact of divorce on faith issues and church involvement, stress control, custody evaluations, financial matters, and new spouses and "friends". All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Dennis' book.



2011 Grace Race logo Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp

5th Annual Grace Race




Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp is hosting its 5th Annual Grace Race on Saturday, October 8, 2011 with 2011 Grace Race emblema 9:00 a.m. start. All proceeds and donations will be given to ELCA World Hunger. This is a 5K run/walk around beautiful Sloan's Lake in south Denver. There will be food and refreshments for all participants following the race. The entry fee is $35 after October 1. You can register for the race anytime, even on the day of the race; however, after October 1, we can't guarantee you'll get one of the cool long sleeve tech shirts from the race.


2011 Grace Race imageSo, here is the push. For the past two years, we have been trying to raise enough money to send a check for over $10,000 to ELCA World Hunger. We NEED to do it this year! If every person that has participated or thought about participating in the past Grace Races brought just one new person (and you can bring more!!), we would have over 400 participants and that will really push us over that $10,000 mark. Bring your friends, family, and members from your church. You don't have to be a runner to make a difference. We had parents with baby strollers, grandparents with grand kids, and runners and walkers of all types last year.


If your church wants to be a sponsor, have them contact Dave Jarvis by email! Congregations will get their church name on the shirt.


Get those registrations in now! Come join us for a great morning in the park for a great cause. You can register on-line! To learn more and to register, go to  Let's make this 5th Annual Grace Race one to remember!


Two Centus Opportunities 

(Centus is Denver's network of Samaritan Counseling Centers) 




Conscious Parenting:  A program for parents, grandparents, and caregivers



Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver
Tuesdays, October 18 through November 15, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. 


We know what we want for our kids, but most of us don't know how to make it happen!  Here's a real opportunity make life easier on yourselves and your kids.    


This Conscious Parenting program will help you answer the biggest parenting questions - every step (and tantrum) of the way from birth to 8 years-old.  It's a unique approach that combines current brain research, expert child development insights, and best practices in problem solving. You'll gain new ideas, tools, and practical skills that you can use every day. Registration information, cost, childcare info, and more at


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Case Lecture Series:

 Al Staggs as   

Martin Luther


Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 p.m.

Bethany Lutheran Church

4500 East Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113


Twenty years ago, Mr. Staggs combined two passions-writing and performing-and has been following this dream ever since, becoming a full time performing artist. Two years ago, he shared with us the life and trials of German theologian, Dietrich Bonheoffer. Please join us on October 12 as he brings to life the work and words of Martin Luther.

Admission: Please bring a non-perishable food item which will be donated to Metro CareRing.

For details, go to

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1G Network - Job Creation, Speaker Series


The 1G Network, is a professional networking group that meets every 2nd Wednesday of each month. For October, the 1G Network is proud to bring you Brenda Cody with Career3D on Wednesday, October 12 from 7:00 - 8:15 a.m., in the Great Hall at Bethany Lutheran Church.


Brenda Cody photoBrenda is an experienced job search coach specializing in educating and inspiring mid-career professionals to take control of their job search and careers. Brenda's presentation, "Brand YOU - Understanding Your Personal Career Brand", will focus on identifying and crafting your personal brand, effective strategies for marketing yourself to potential employers, and marketing your ideas to teammates and prospective customers.


There is no registration or fee. Just wake up early, come and introduce yourself! For more information about the 1G Network and Brenda's presentation, please visit  




Lutheran Marriage Weekend - Resource for Married Couples
October 21-23
Location to be announced
Get information: or
Email Bud and Cindy  


Dr. Diana Butler Bass at Messiah Community Church, Denver

October 28-30, 2011

For more information, please visit the website or call the church at 303-355-4471.   


Reformation Sunday Celebration at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church - Ft. Collins
October 28 - 30, 2011 featuring Professor Tim Wengert of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Read more about Prof. Wengert.  

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