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Rocky Mountain Synod

March 6, 2012     

Rocky Mountain Synod Assembly
April 26-28, 2012
Colorado Springs, Colorado


For Resolutions and Nominations! And please continue to submit PHOTOS if you haven't already. Information about photos.

Detailed assembly information and registration and hotel reservation links is now posted online.



March 15 

  Resolutions and Nominations Deadline

March 15 

  Submit a video on your Landscapes of Faith

March 27 

  Assembly Registration and Hotel Reservations


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Generosity Project


Information about the Generosity Project is online     

This Saturday   

March 10, 2012 

Christ - Highlands Ranch

9 to noon 


Attending a Generosity Project workshop will help your congregation  

  • Grow a spirit of joyful generosity that strengthens giving from households to local congregations, to the Rocky Mountain Synod and the broader ministries of the ELCA.    
  • Grow faithful stewards in our homes and congregations through Bible study, prayer, cross-generational conversation and effective household faith practices.
Workshop Dates and Sites:


THIS WEEK! Saturday - March 10, 2012

Christ Lutheran Church - Highlands Ranch, CO  

Saturday - March 17, 2012

Ascension Lutheran Church - Colorado Springs, CO

Saturday - March 24, 2012

Ascension Lutheran Church - Cheyenne, WY




Landscapes of Faith blog includes reflections, stories, photos
2011 Grace Race image 
Visit the Landscapes of Faith blog at to reflect on our "landscapes of faith," view stunning photos, pause, and ponder--in preparation for our April Assembly.
Posts thus far are by Jeffrey Louden, Kari Reiquam, Jim Drury, Martha Stortz, Susan Candea, Allan Bjornberg, Janice Johnson, Stephen Trimble, and Gary Barber--25 posts so far! Be sure to click on the previous month on the right column to read previous blogs!
Choir participants sought for opening and closing assembly choirs
OPENING WORSHIP is at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the Crowne Plaza, Colorado Springs. Choir rehearsal is that same Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Colorado Ballroom. Assembly registrants and community members are welcome! Assembly registrants can sign up during online registration.
CLOSING WORSHIP is 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Crowne Plaza, Colorado Springs. Choir rehearsal, especially for members of Colorado Springs choirs, will be Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs. (Attendance at the rehearsal is essential in order to sing at worship on Saturday, as there will be no opportunity for a Saturday morning rehearsal.)


Third Sunday in Lent 

Holy God, through your Son you have called us to live faithfully and act courageously. Keep us steadfast in your covenant of grace and teach us the wisdom that comes only through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Prayer from Sundays and Seasons Year A 2012

Give to ELCA Disaster Response: 64 Tornadoes Ravage 14 States


Between February 22 and March 3, 2012, a deadly series of storms raced across the Midwest and the South, spawning at least 64 violent tornadoes that killed more than 50 people and injured many more in 14 states. Hundreds of homes, farms and businesses were damaged or destroyed during the outbreak.


Currently, ELCA Disaster Response and ELCA congregations are providing spiritual care, coordinating volunteer response through local partner agencies and laying the groundwork for further response as communities repair and rebuild. No ELCA congregations have reported severe damage.  

Please help now with your contribution to ELCA Disaster Response designated for "U.S. Severe Spring Storms." Your gifts designated to U.S. Severe Spring Storms will be used entirely (100 percent) to helpfamilies whose lives and livelihoods have been impacted by these disasters.

Bulletin insert for Sunday. Use this link to give now.


Ordination of Anna Hansen Bonaro 
Christ the Savior Lutheran Church, Aurora, will be holding the Service of Ordination for Anna Hansen Bonaro on Saturday, March 10, at 10:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. Bishop Allan Bjornberg will preside.Anna is the daughter of Sandy Olsen and Rev. Michael Mortvedt. Clergy are invited to vest (red) and process. Christ the Savior Lutheran Church is located at 1092 South Nome Street in Aurora (80012). Everyone is welcome to attend.

Installation of Pastor Scott Jorgenson at St. John - Riverton
Pastor Scott Jorgenson
The congregation of St. John Lutheran Church in Riverton, Wy invites the community to celebrate the Service of Installation For Pastor Jorgenson on Sunday, March 11 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Bishop Allan Bjornberg will preside. All are welcome to attend.


Synod Prayer Cycle: Metro East Conference
You are encouraged to include the listed leaders in your Sunday prayers of the people. The prayer list for
April is available.

to remember in prayers on 3/11:           


Peace in Christ Elizabeth, CO

     R. Dean Smith (interim)

Epiphany Denver, CO

     Sarah Anderson

HKBP Aurora, CO

     Robert Silitonga

Holy Love Aurora, CO

     Matthew Bolz-Weber,
House for All Sinners and Saints
Denver, CO

     Nadia Bolz-Weber


Seventeen respond by submitting bio
Of the 64 names submitted last fall, 17 pastors responded to the invitation to complete a bio page and answer six questions. This is a part of the preliminary, informative process leading up to the election process at the Assembly, April 26-28. Read the informative pages by clicking on the photos at left.



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Spring Gatherings prepare for the Bishop Election at the 2012 Synod Assembly


These gatherings will be to educate voting members, rostered leaders, and others, about the discernment and election process, to begin discernment in light of the potential nominee biographical and ministry materials available to them, and to identify initial questions to be presented to nominees at the assembly. Bible study and discernment materials will be provided.




SAT 3/10 from 10:00 a.m. to noon - Christ the King in South Jordan

Metro West part 1

SAT 3/10 from 10:00 a.m. to noon - Holy Cross in Wheat Ridge

Metro East

SUN 3/11 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Christ the Savior in Aurora  



SAT 3/17 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Grace in Boulder

Metro South

MON 3/19 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - St. Philip in Littleton 

Southeast CO

TUE 3/20 from noon-2:00 p.m. - First Lutheran in Colorado Springs


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RMS Front Range Youth Ministry Network Meeting  


Thursday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. will be our next meeting at the synod office - in the conference room down the hall. 


Hope you will be able to make it for a time of sharing and then business/information, goodness and lunch at a local cafe to follow.


RMS Youth Ministry Trainings 

A series of on-site, face-to-face Youth Ministry trainings will take place throughout the RMS as part of the Practice Discipleship: The ELCA Youth Ministry Training Project.


Specifically, all adults accompanying youth to the ELCA Youth Gathering are encouraged to attend, as well as a representation of your high school youth registered for The Gathering - at least one youth for every five registered. The three-hour trainings, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., will be led by Kristen Baltrum, Gathering Coordinator and  Linda Staats, Gathering Coach and members of the synod's Core Team for the Gathering: Andy  Sprain (Sky Ranch) and Ben Larson (RTLC).


Save the following dates for your area. Sites will be announced when they are available.


Colorado Springs, CO - March 18
Casper, WY - March - 25
Salt Lake City, UT - April 15 - Zion Lutheran  Church 

Ft. Collins, CO - April 29 - Shepherd of the Hills  Lutheran Church

Video Contest Deadline is March 15! 
New RMS video is a resource 
for how to shoot a great video!  
For the 2012 Synod Assembly, we invite congregations to tell their own stories about the "Landscapes of Faith" in the Rocky Mountain Synod.
This new video provides some pointers on how to tell stories and take good footage. If your Internet connection is slow and the video skips or freezes, you may need to hit "play" and wait a a few minutes for it to download before restarting it.
Telling Video Stories in the Rocky Mountain Synod
Telling Video Stories in the Rocky Mountain Synod
Additionally, a one-page .pdf resource is provided, which is a summary of the pointers from the video.   
Upload your video to YouTube and then provide a link to your video.  Submit your link to 

How Important is the Language?


It is important to note and remember that no delegates will be present for the assembly. Voting members are not delegates, as that term is understood or used in some political contexts. 


The voting members from each congregation come together as representatives not only of their own congregations but also serve on behalf of all the people of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


The terminology related to the legislative process of this church is no accident.  Read why... 

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A Time for Renewal    


Spring is almost her, bringing a new season with new opportunities to make 2012 the most joyful year ever for married couples. A Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend helps couples renew their relationship as they watch their love for each other grow stronger, deeper, and closer.  


coupleThe next Denver area Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend will be held April 27-29, 2012 at a Denver metro area full service hotel that provides shuttle service to/from Denver International Airport for traveling couples.   


Applications are being accepted now, so a quick response is encouraged! Couples can apply now at! If you are a pastor or church office manager/secretary, we will waive the Marriage Encounter Weekend application fee for you and your spouse!  


Together, we can help strengthen and renew marriages and families in our congregations. 

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One Year to Live Men's
Retreat in Grant, Colorado


One Year to Live, April 13-15, 2012 is an intense 40 hour retreat for men to explore their own lives and faith and make real discoveries and real decisions about themselves.  


This retreat will take place at Camp Santa Maria in Grant, CO, and is being hosted by First Lutheran Church, Longmont; Faith Lutheran Church, Golden; St. Peter Lutheran, Greenwood Village; and Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village.  


Check out the web page to learn more.  

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RMS Lutheran Schools Appreciation Day in Metro Denver is March 22 


You are invited to a "Gathering" for Rocky Mountain Synod (RMS) preschool and school directors, pastors and a school board member/staff person. The events will take place in two locations:   

  • Thursday, March 22, Denver area. Site TBA

Gayle Denny, Executive Director of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA) will be with us. All are invited - one does not need to belong to ELEA to attend.


The cost is $10/person or $25 for three from a church and school. Each gathering is 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 call 303-777-6700/800-525-0462. If you have other questions, please contact Linda Staats by email or phone (602-740-3752).  


Red Rocks Amphitheater

Alumni Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks Amphitheater and Brunch at Ogden House


This event, presented in partnership with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, is a great way to celebrate Easter with an ecumenical community! Meet in row 48 at 5:45 a.m. on April 8. After worship, join fellow USC alumni at the Ogden House (1660 Ogden Street in Denver) for Brunch, or come just for brunch)! Cost is $2.50 per person.



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Come Celebrate with
the Urban Servant Corps

It's time to CELEBRATE 25 years of "serving Christ for better community!"



On Thursday, April 19 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., the Urban Servant Corps will hold its 25th Anniversary Celebration and Silent Auction at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral (Dagwood Hall), located at 14th and Washington.


You will connect with former volunteers, be reminded of the history of Urban Servant Corps, and have the opportunity to bid on some AWESOME items to support the continued mission of USC! All are welcome! Admission is $10 at the door.

Rainbow Trail Confirmation Retreat 2011
Retreat and Camping Experiences for Everyone 


FREE Youth Ministry Leaders Retreat  


We know budgets are tight, so you are invited to come to a FREE RETREAT from March 19-21, 2012. The retreat is geared for all professional RMS ELCA Youth Directors and Pastors working with youth.  It is great time to fellowship, recharge and have continuing education all at the same time. This year's subject will be Media, Marketing, and Ministry.  


Casey FuerstCasey Fuerst, Director of Marketing and Communications at Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, will help us explore how media can be integrated into our ministry and how we tell the story (God's and ours) in today's high tech world. Register online at


Men's Adventure Camp at RTLC

April 27-29, 2012 (New Friday - Sunday Format)


Experience faith renewal, fellowship and tons of fun during this action packed weekend of rock climbing, hiking, archery, fly tying, beer making!  Worship and study led Pastor Tim Stadem will be refreshing and challenging as you explore how our Christian faith calls you to be adventurous in our everyday life. With activities for all skill levels led by experienced guides this is the perfect time to hone your skills or try something completely new.  Bring a group of guys from your congregation and sign-up today!  Information and registration at 



Rainbow Trail Women's Retreat 2012Women's Retreat at RTLC

April 12-15, 2012


It's time to free yourself from daily stress and escape to Rainbow Trail for some spiritual freedom and fun! Michelle Okes, mother of three and longtime friend of Rainbow Trail, will lead an inspiring weekend of study and activities, focusing on scripture-based ways to build more intimacy with God so that you can share with the people that you connect with in everyday life.  There will be great worship, Bible study, great food, social time in the evenings and a mix of activities during the afternoon that you can either choose to participate in or spend free time on your own taking a nap, reading a book or exploring God's unique mountain creation. Information and registration at 


Into The Wild

July 8-14, 2012

Compus Point image from Rainbow Trail Lutheran CampLet Rainbow Trail help prepare your graduating Seniors prepare for an awesome college experience!  RTLC's experienced college guides will lead a week long Compass Points backpacking trip that takes you literally into the wild and back again as you explore the joys and challenges that are ahead of you in college. Check out more about this amazing opportunity at








Last year, RMS raised $53,016 for the Malaria Campaign, and and this year we have already raised $23,193!


Every day more congregations are finding creative ways to raise awareness about malaria.  We want to hear from you!  Share your story of how your congregation is taking part in the ELCA Malaria Campaign.   


Our Facebook page (Lutheran Malaria Campaign, Rocky Mountain Synod of the ELCA) is a great place to share and find ideas.  You can also send your story to Deb Abbott at  Don't forget to Like us on Facebook!


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Office Manager/Director of Office Operations Sought 


Needed: Office Manager/Director of Office Operations for a mid-size church. View a more complete job description.  Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit is located at 6400 S. University Boulevard, Centennial, CO, near Southglenn.


For consideration please submit your cover letter and resume electronically to: or Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Attn: Pastor Nisonger, 6400 S University Blvd., Centennial, CO 80121-2916. Within your cover letter answer these two questions: 'For you, what is most important about work?' and 'What factors are most predictive of success for a mid-sized church?'

Peace Lutheran Church - El PasoPreschool and Daycare Director Needed

Peace Lutheran Church of El Paso, Texas, is seeking a full-time Director for its Preschool and Daycare (our current Director is relocating because of a spouse's job). The Director serves under the supervision of the pastor and with the support of the School Board.  


Peace Lutheran Preschool and Daycare is licensed for 236 and has a before-school and an after-school program. The school serves infants through kindergarten and is open from 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. The school has a 35-year reputation of being one of the finest in El Paso, and we are seeking a Director who will continue broadening and deepening this ministry of Peace to the community.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to



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St. Mark's Seeks a Preschool Director (Part-time)


St. Mark's Lutheran Preschool of Aurora, CO is seeking a qualified, experienced individual for the position of part-time Preschool Director for approximately 25 hours per week. A full job description is available at the St. Mark's website. Please submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references no later than Friday, March 23, 2012 by email to:


Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Salt Lake City logo 

Children, Youth and Family Ministry Leader Needed 



Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, located at 2500 East 3900 South in Salt Lake City, UT (84124), is seeking a part time (20 hrs/wk) staff person in the area of children's, youth, and family ministry.  This is an excellent opportunity to develop a ministry working with elementary through senior high age youth. For a complete job description, go to the church website:  Cover letter and resume to Pastor Jeff Beebe . Additional questions can be directed to 801-278-1412. 


St. Mark's Lutheran Chrurch in Aurora, CO

Office Manager Needed


St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Aurora, Colorado, is seeking an Office Manager to serve approximately 30 hours per week. The Office Manager supports the ministry of St. Mark's Lutheran church by working with the Pastor and other members of the church performing administrative and clerical duties. A more complete job description can be found at


If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to  

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



Bishop Allan Bjornberg

Ordination of Anna Hansen Bonaro at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church, Aurora, CO; Installation of Pastor Scott Jorgenson at St. John Lutheran Church, Riverton, WY; Visiting with the Four Winds Council, synod office, Denver, CO.   

Pastor Dan Bollman    

Visiting with the Call Committee at Christ Lutheran Church, Highlands Ranch, CO; Visiting with the Call Committee of Lutheran Church of the Master, Lakewood, CO; Presentation of the Generosity Project, Christ Lutheran Church, Highlands Ranch, CO; Presentation of the Generosity Project at Trinity Lutheran Church, Las Cruces, NM; Visiting with the Council of Peace Lutheran Church, Las Cruces, NM.   


Madelyn Busse, DM

Available by email  
or phone appointment.  

Pastor Jim Hytjan

Visiting with members of Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey, synod office, Denver, CO; Presentation of the Generosity Project, Christ Lutheran Church, Highlands Ranch, CO; Visiting with the Four Winds Council, synod office, Denver, CO.

Linda Staats

Conclude Lifelong Learning Partners meeting, Carefree, AZ.
Available by email 
 or phone appointment.


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Community of Joy logoCommunity of Joy - Rio Ranch Presents: Lenten Journey


On Palm Sunday, singers from Community of Joy Lutheran Church will join with singers and soloists from the community and professional musicians to present Lenten Journey.

Lenten Journey is a suite of original pieces composed by Aaron Howe, Director of Music at Community of Joy Lutheran Church, using text from the readings commonly used during the season of Lent.

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The performances will be on Sunday, April 1st (Palm Sunday) at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Admission is free and attendees are highly encouraged to bring friends and guests. For more information contact Earlene by email or phone (505-896-2543).


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Augustana Arts presents
Musica Sacra
Chamber Orchestra
Concerts this weekend!

Sat March 10

Augustana, Denver 
7:30 p.m. 
Sun March 11 
Colorado Christian University Music Center, Lakewood 
3 p.m.


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1G networking at Bethany Lutheran Cjurch

1G Network Series Begins March 14

The 1G Network "Leadership" series starts March 14, 2012 from 7:00 - 8:15 a.m. in the Great Hall at Bethany Lutheran Church. Our feature presenter, Brian Gast, Executive Coach and President of Quadrant International. His topic will be "Qualities and Practices for Successful Brian GastLeadership." Brian  will bring his experience as CEO of public and private companies and present his concepts and practices to help you grow yourself as a successful leader.

Everyone is encouraged to attend, no matter if you're a member of Bethany or not. No registration or fee is required. Just wake up early and join us for some coffee and networking. 

Learn about the 1G Network professional networking group by visiting the
1G Network page on the Bethany website at, and join the 1G Network Linkedin Group to receive regular session/speaker updates.


 Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains logo

Lutheran Family Services Fundraiser includes the 
Denver Nuggets 


 Denver Nuggets vs. OKC Thunder

Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m.


Denver Nuggets logoJoin Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans for a Denver Nuggets basketball game. Enjoy a night out while supporting LFS. All seats are located in the reserved LFS sections. As an added bonus, $8 from every ticket sold will go directly to LFS!


Lutheran Family Services discounts:

Upper level - $26 (normally $28)

VIP Club Level - $58 (normally $85)

*No taxes or fees added to orders


You may purchase your tickets online. Brady McIntyre with the Denver Nuggets may be contacted by email or phone (303-405-7635 with questions.    


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Gallery of Living Art 2012



You are invited to experience a unique and powerful presentation of Christ's passion and resurrection as told through 14 staged life-size sacred works of art, music and scripture. This spectacular event will take place at First Lutheran Church, located at 1515 North Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs (80907). 


Living Art5 presentation at First Lutheran in Colorado SpringsPresentation dates and times are:

March 16th * 7:30 p.m.

March 17th * 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

March 18th * 3:00 p.m.


The First Lutheran Choir and Instrumentalists will provide inspiring music. Admission is Free. Doors will open one hour prior to each presentation. Child care is provided. A poster is available  with more information and photos of last year's presentation.  



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Metro East Women's Cluster Meeting



On March 17, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Metro East Women's Cluster of the Rocky Mountain Synodical Women's Organization will hold its Spring Gathering. The gathering will take place at St Mark's Lutheran Church, located at 111 Del Mar Parkway in Aurora. This year's program theme is: Flock Into Fellowship. The registration fee:  $5.00. If you have question, please contact Marian by email.


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Brahms' Orchestral Masterpiece
"A German Requiem" to be Presented  


Join the Colorado Chorale, the Littleton Symphony Orchestra and the Columbine Chorale as they combine voices to present Brahms' choral and orchestral masterpiece, A German Requiem at Littleton United Methodist on Friday, March 16 and Bethany Lutheran on Saturday, March 17. This classical work expresses Brahms' interpretation of life, death and spirit throughout seven movements of elevating music. This will be an evening that concert-goers shouldn't miss! Visit to order tickets.     


Ticket prices:  Adults - $15; Seniors (62+) - $12; Youth under 18 and students with ID - $5  




Creation Care Conference


Climate Change & Faith 2012 Conference



The conference will take place from April 14-15, 2012 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, located at 4500 N. Wadsworth Blvd. in Wheat Ridge (80033).


Rebekah Simon-PeterThe keynote speaker for the event is Rev. Rebekah Simon-Peter, founder of BridgeWorks and the author of Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice! and Seven Simple Steps to Green Your Church.


For more information or to register, please visit the Colorado Interfaith Power and Light website.



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Stephen Ministry Workshop at Our Saviour's - Ft. Collins

Want to learn to be an active listener and reach out to others in a distinctively Christian way?


On Saturday, April 21, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Fort Collins (80525) will host a Stephen Ministry Workshop from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and refreshments will be served. 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 Stephen Ministry is a program that congregations use to train lay people to share the load of providing pastoral care for hurting people inside and outside of the congregation-from divorce, loss of a loved one, just about any struggle in life. Stephen Ministers provide a listening ear for months or even years, time that pastors just don't have to give. Get more information.



Saint Peter GW logo5K Run/Walk Event to Benefit Selian Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania  

On Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 8:15 a.m. until noon, Saint Peter Lutheran Church will sponsor a 5K Run/Walk Event which will benefit the programs of Selian Lutheran Hospital and the Arusha Lutheran Medical Center (ALMC), completed in 2009 in Arusha, Tanzania.


The Hospitals provide life-saving services that are desperately needed in this area of the world, including treatment of malaria, tuberculosis, pneumonia and AIDS. Selian Hospital and ALMC offer in-patient and outpatient services, pediatrics, general and specialty surgery, obstetrics, maternal and child health, hospice and orphan care.


TSelian Lutheran Hospital logohe Selian 5K Run Event will include a jump castle and face painting for the kids, Jamba Juice, Juice Plus, Free blood pressure readings, live musical entertainment, craft and food concessions, swag bags, t-shirts, awards and door prizes. Help us to support the programs of Selian Hospital and ALMC by participating in the 5K Run and recruiting friends, neighbors and co-workers to sponsor you. You may register online at and e-mail with questions. For more information visit the Selian Hospital website: or the Saint Peter website:


Saint Peter Lutheran Church, located at 9300 E. Belleview Avenue in Greenwood Village (80111).




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