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July 17, 2012     


Open House July 27, 2-4 p.m.
We give thanks for Bishop Bjornberg's 18 years as bishop of the Rocky Mountain Synod!


An open house will take place on Friday, July 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the large first floor conference in the synod office building. At 3 p.m., a brief liturgy of sending will take place. Bishop Bjornberg's term concludes on July 31. Stop by to express a word of gratitude. For our planning, please RSVP by Wednesday, July 25, that you will be attending. RSVP now



Lutheran Disaster Response: Fires

Here at the Rocky Mountain Synod bishop's office, we have received over $5000 for LDR fire relief. Additional funds have been received through Lutheran Family Services and LDR. We express sincere gratitude for this outpouring of generosity for those whose lives have been so devastated.
Bethany Lutheran celebrates Bishop Bjorjberg's 18 years as bishop
Bethany Lutheran Church's Celebration for Bishop Bjornberg


Fruits of the Spirit:  On Sunday, July 15, 2012, the community of Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village welcomed Rocky Mountain Synod Bishop Allan Bjornberg as their guest preacher. The occasion was to honor Bishop Bjornberg for his 18 years of service as bishop of the Rocky Mountain Synod. Other pastors and distinguished guests were also present for the celebration. Visit Bethany's website for photos and smiles galore.

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost  
O God, powerful and compassionate, you shepherd your people, faithfully feeding and protecting us. Heal each of us and make us a whole people, that we may embody the justice and peace of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Prayer from Sundays and Seasons Year B 2012

Pastor Michael Tassler Installation July 22 at Grace, Colorado Springs 


You are cordially invited to celebrate the Service of Installation for Pastor Michael Tassler on Sunday, July, 22, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 1128 East Boulder Street in Colorado Springs (80903). The installation was originally scheduled for Sunday, July 8 but because of the fire in Colorado Springs, he had to evacuate his home and postpone the move of his family. Pastor Dan Bollman, assistant to the bishop, will preside and light refreshments will be served after the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Synod Prayer Cycle: North New Mexico Conference 
You are encouraged to include the listed leaders in your Sunday prayers of the people. The prayer lists for August and September are available.

to remember in prayers on 7/22:          


Holy Cross Albuquerque, NM

     Julie LaHam

Lutheran Church of the Servant Santa Fe, NM

     Sonnie Ericksen Fish

Messiah Albuquerque, NM

     Tim Orlowski

St. Luke Albuquerque, NM

    Elizabeth Purdum, Chuck Exley

St. Paul Albuquerque, NM

     Pat Holman

St. Paul's/Peace Las Vegas, NM


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ELCA Youth Gathering Last Minutes Items to Consider



This week our synod and 51 congregations are sending 649 youth and caring adults, 26 volunteers, a keynote speaker, 2 staff, and Bishop Allan Bjornberg to New Orleans for the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering. The goal is to accompany one another and the people of New Orleans as we "practice" the fullness of our baptism through Peacemaking, Justice, and Discipleship. Each evening and Sunday morning, 33,331 participants will gather in the Dome for a mass celebration and worship. Take time to watch the 4-minute video to learn how the Gathering is about faith and transformation - of ALL of us!


ELCA Youth Gathering Guide book To gain a scope of the Gathering and to know what our RMS folks are up to, download a copy of the Gathering Book and Map. Expect to be "WOWED! 


Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastor at House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, is a keynote speaker in the Dome. Trinity Lutheran Church of Ft Collins is participating in MYLE (Multicultural Youth Leadership Event) with Pastor Gabi Aelabouni serving as a Chaplain.


Companion Synod Students 2012 The RMS is participating in the International Companion Program and is hosting 2 youth and an adult from Madagascar. 

They arrived in Chicago on July 2 for orientation where they were joined by Kaari von Bernuth, representing our LYO. They arrived in the RMS on July 6 where they have been hosted by Atonement in Boulder, Rainbow Trail and Sky Ranch Lutheran Camps (RMS Outdoor Ministries). They are traveling to New Orleans with their primary host, First Lutheran of Longmont. The RMS has been richly blessed by the presence of Ranaivonirina Mahomby Indrafo Sarobidy, Andrianomenjanahary Michael Nielson and Pastor Haja (Wilson) Ramanantsoa.  


In addition to participating in the Youth Gathering, the RMS has many congregations engaged in serving and accompanying others locally and globally this summer.  Please keep all of them in your prayers. 


Connecting to the congregation


Live streaming of Dome events begins each evening at 5:30 p.m. (MDT), Wednesday, July 18 through Saturday, July 21. Sunday's worship will begin at 8:30 a.m. (MDT). Go to the Youth Gathering Home Page for instructions to connect. 

Join us for Closing Worship! 

On Sunday, July 22, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. MDT the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering Closing Worship will take place in the Mercedes-Benz Super dome. Your congregation is invited to consider joining this worship from your own location through video streaming. Visit for the streaming link. ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson will be preaching. A detailed order of service will be provided in July. 

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10th Biennial Convention


Come - Rescue, Rest, Reflect, and Refresh

All women are invited to participate in the Rocky Mountain Synodical Women's Organization's 10th Biennial Convention which will take place at the Eleganté Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico from September 28 through September 30, 2012. The hotel is located at 2020 Menaul NE, Albuquerque (87107).


RM Synodical Women's Organization Biennial Convention logo The convention fee is $75 and the hotel rate is $85 /night for 2 beds. The registration form has all the details that can help you plan your time to get together with other women of faith to develop a personal relationship with Christ, to discover our spiritual gifts and grow spiritually, to learn about and to be there to support other women.


"Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." Mark 6:31b


A letter from the president, Diana Bleignier introduces and welcomes you to the event but for more information, you may also contact your registrar, Linda by email or phone (303-841-5527).



RMS Malaria Total Update


Our latest total of donations is $156,513.23!


To date the Rocky Mountain Synod has raised $156,513.23 for the ELCA Malaria Campaign. We are moving closer every day to our goal of $200,000 by 2015. Thanks for sharing the story of those affected by malaria and the work that is being done with our brothers and sisters in Africa. Together we will Make Malaria History!  For more information please go to:

Save the Date:
Installation of Bishop Elect Gonia is Sunday, September 23 at Bethany


Mark your calendar for the Installation of Bishop-elect James Gonia on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at 7 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, CO. After we have received an RSVP from rostered leaders by August 20 , we will open an online seating request RSVP link so those who desire to attend will know if they can expect to be seated in the main worship room, or an overflow room video link.


On September 24 and 25, a Fall Theological Conference / Bishops' Convocation will continue at the Embassy Suites just down the road from Bethany with Bishop Mark Hanson, Bishop-Elect James Gonia, and guest-presenter Rev. Ron Richardson, a noted author on matters of healthy congregations and leaders. Registration information will be available later this week online.
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Living and Working Together for Peace in Palestine: A Workshop


You are invited to a workshop presented by the Rocky Mountain Synod Peace Not Walls working group. The workshop will be on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Augustana Lutheran Church located at 5000 E. Alameda Ave, Denver (80246). The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. - noon and is titled:   

"Steadfast Hope: Peace with Justice in the Holy Land"


This half-day workshop introduces "Kairos Palestine" as an opportunity for American Christians. We will explore the reality on the ground in Israel and Palestine, where Christians, Jews and Muslims live together and work for peace with justice. 


Dar-Al-Kalima Lutheran Christian College


* "Breakfast in Palestine"  

* Abby Farrand, Young Adults in Global Mission in Jerusalem and the West Bank, 2011  

* Workshops to equip participants to host studies in congregations


The cost is $15 and includes "Steadfast Hope," a study guide for Kairos Palestine and a DVD. Please contact Jan Miller by email for more information.

You may register and pay online by credit card using Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account. When given the option, select "I do not have a Paypal account" to type in your credit card number. You may also send a check, made out to "Rocky Mountain Synod" and mailed to:

Rocky Mountain Synod

455 Sherman Street, Suite 160

Denver, CO 80203  


photo is of Dar Al-Kalima Lutheran College, Bethlehem


World Hunger bulletin insert 2012

Your Gifts to World Hunger Feed Families and Change Lives 


 In nearly 50 countries around the world, your gifts to ELCA World Hunger make a difference. Find the stories of real people whose lives have been changed by your gifts - from Flor in Costa Rica to Nuonh in Cambodia - and share them with your members by downloading reproducible bulletin inserts.


World Hunger logo We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets down to work. In 2012, our goal is to raise $18.5 million to support the projects and programs identified by our partners in the U.S. and around the globe.


Consider including a reproducible story or the new ELCA World Hunger bulletin insert this next Sunday by ordering free copies from ELCA Hunger Resources. You may also download the bulletin insert now. Please encourage your congregation's support of ELCA World Hunger. 

Mark Your Calendars

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RMS Senior High Youth Gathering 

 The 2012 RMS Senior High Youth Gathering is scheduled for November 16-18, 2012 in at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park Colorado. This year's gathering is a place and time to "Connect-4 LIFE!" Check out all the details available on the website. Registration opens August 1. 

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LFS Rocky Mountains  
Widows Workshop 
Updated Information: New workshops added 


On Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4, 2012, Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains will host a FREE workshop as a special presentation by Kathleen Rehl, Ph.D., CFP, an award winning author and speaker. The workshop is titled: Moving Forward on Your Own - Workshop for Widows.


The purpose of the workshop is to help those that have been widowed to be more self-confident, knowledgeable and secure about their money matters - enabling them to take control of their financial futures. There are four opportunities to participate:


Friday, August 3rd from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bethany Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Cherry Hills Village


Friday, August 3rd from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

First Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Colorado Springs


Saturday, August 4th from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

First Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Longmont


Saturday, August 4th from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  

Redeemer Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Ft Collins

Please download, print and post the flyer for the workshop of interest by clicking on a link above. For more information,  please email Bob at or  give him a call on 800-579-9496.

Lutheran Campus Ministry at CSU

Connecting with our college-bound students through Campus Ministry


Lutheran Campus Ministry is eager to welcome and connect with college students from your congregation or organization. The pastors of Campus Ministry within the Rocky Mountain Synod would LOVE to receive the names and emails of your college students.  Please help us reach more students on campus!   Each name is like GOLD to us.  Thank you.   


The campus ministry emails for the various schools in our Synod are listed below.  If you have a list of your students from many schools around the country, please send these to LCM at University of Colorado at: .  The names that you provide will be dispersed to the appropriate schools.   


University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO)   -    

Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) - 

University of Wyoming  (Laramie, WY)  - 

University of Colorado (Boulder, CO)  - 

University of New Mexico  (Albuquerque, NM)- 

New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) - 



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Project Sanctuary - That We May Never Forget Them 


Whenever a service member is deployed, an entire family sacrifices.  


But there is a place where husbands, wives and children once separated by war can learn to be a family again and it's called Project Sanctuary. It looks like a carefree hike through the Colorado wilderness, but it is really about military families struggling with years of deployments.


Project Sanctuary provides therapeutic retreats enabling military families to reconnect and reintegrate into their communities through education, innovative services and supportive follow through.  


CBS News has written a report that explains more about this dynamic program. Read more.



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12 Pastors to run 188 mile relay-night and day-for Malaria in Sept!

Twelve pastors from the Rocky Mountain Synod will be running the Colorado Relay from Breckenridge to Aspen, September 7 and 8, 2012, to raise funds for the awareness, prevention, and treatment of malaria for the ELCA Malaria Campaign. 
Read the ELCA blog to be inspired to give generously! 


The Rocky Mountain Synod has a new PayPal account to receive credit card donations! Please note: you need not have a Paypal account to use this link. Click on "Don't have a Paypal account" when asked how to proceed.


Make a Donation 



For Sale:  


Wood-grain folding tables - SIZE 30" x 72" - $49/each   

Also size 36" x 96" - $55/each [Both with a minimum quantity of two (2). A discount can be offered if you buy in quantity.]


Plus Two Table Caddies - Brand New - still in the box. Caddies will store/transport
9 folding tables with each. $199 per caddy set.  


For more information, please call Jim at 303-986-3968.


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News and Events



Donate your carDonate a Vehicle. BSC is in great need of a few vehicles (our current mini-van is not doing well). Due to program growth, we are looking for a small car to be used primarily for administrative purposes to travel between Las Cruces and El Paso, a mini-van and/or a 15-passenger van for retreats, community events, immersions, etc. We are seeking vehicles in good condition with low gas mileage, if possible. Remember, any donation to BSC is tax-deductible!


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Upcoming Events!


  • Wine & Cheese in El Paso. Friday, July 27 at 5:57 p.m. at the Thrivent Financial Offices (2615 Montana Ave., El Paso, TX 79903). Join the 2011-2012 volunteers before they continue on their journey and participate in this delicious fundraiser! Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Recommended donation: $10.
  • BSC Recognition in Las Cruces. Sunday, July 29 at 9:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (1701 E. Missouri Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001). Bid farewell to the 2011-2012 volunteers and thank them for their year of service.
  • BSC Farewell in El Paso. Sunday, August 5 at 11:00.a.m. at Cristo Rey (1010 E. Yandell Dr., El Paso, TX 79902). Say farewell to the 2011-2012 volunteers and thank them for their year of service.
  • BSC Commissioning in Las Cruces. Sunday, August 26 at 9:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (1701 E. Missouri Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001). Welcome the 2012-2013 volunteers to their year of service.
  • BSC Welcome in El Paso.Sunday, September 9 at 11:00.a.m. at Cristo Rey (1010 E. Yandell Dr., El Paso, TX 79902). Welcome the 2012-2013 volunteers to their year of service.
  • BSC Quinceañera. October 5-7, 2012. BSC will be celebrating 15 years of service on the borderland. Mark this exciting weekend in your calendar...details to follow!


If you have any questions or would like to become more involved with BSC, please contact us at or 575-522-7119. Do justice. Love kindness. Walk humbly.


Peace Lutheran Church Sanctuary photo Peace Lutheran Seeks a Choir Director (Part time)


 Peace Lutheran Church in Las Cruces, NM is searching for a Choir Director. The selected individual needs to bring with them an understanding and commitment to the role of choral music in the Christian liturgical service. We are looking for a high level of proficiency with respect to direction of choral music.  


Applicants should have the ability to effectively select choral music, plan and schedule practices as well as direct choral presentations.  Of up most importance will be interpersonal skills to work effectively and cooperatively with both adults and children in musical settings.


This is a part-time (approximately 10 hours per week), 9-month/year, paid position. For a detailed job description and more information about Peace Lutheran Church, please visit their website.   

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Seeking Music Director (part-time)


St. Paul Lutheran Church (SPLC), an ELCA and Reconciling in Christ congregation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is seeking a part time Director of Music. The role of this position is to lead, seek out, encourage, and coordinate the music ministry to enrich the worship and spiritual life of the congregation and the community.


Knowledge and experience in conducting choral and instrumental music as well as a deep and demonstrated Christian faith are essential qualifications for inspiring and motivating others to deepen their faith through music.


A detailed job description is available as well as instructions on how to submit your application cover letter, resume and list of three references. Application deadline is  July 25, 2012.


These and other open positions can be found on the Rocky Mountain Synod's website

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



Bishop Allan Bjornberg

2012 ELCA Youth Gathering, New Orleans, LA; Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains Fundraiser Event, Denver, CO.

Pastor Dan Bollman    

Installation of Pastor Michael Tassler, Grace Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs, CO; Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains Fundraiser Event, Denver, CO.        

Pastor Jim Hytjan

Visiting with the Camino de Vida Advisory Committee, Albuquerque, NM.

Linda Staats

2012 ELCA Youth Gathering, New Orleans, LA.
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JULY 16-18 


New Orleans, LA

JULY 18-22

ELCA Youth Gathering
New Orleans, LA



Installation of Rocky Mountain Synod Bishop

 Cherry Hills Village, CO.



Fall Theological Conference/ Bishop's Convocation

 Denver, CO.



RMS Senior High Youth Gathering

YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, CO 




JANUARY 18 -20 

RMS Middle School Youth Gathering
Crowne Plaza Hotel,
Colorado Springs, CO

MAY 2-4 

2013 RMS Assembly

Loveland, Colorado


Theological Conference 

Estes Park, Colorado





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Ring Lake in Wyoming
Journey through the Wilderness
on a Spiritual Retreat 


The Wyoming Association of Churches is sponsoring the Spiritual Retreat: Journey through the Wilderness at Ring Lake Ranch near Dubois on August 13-15, 2012 


More information, including the schedule, can be found on the event brochure and you may register on line at or by mail with the form. If you have questions, please contact executive director of the Wyoming Association of Churches, Chesie Lee by email.  


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Summer Marriage Encounter Weekend



Summer is already here, and we're sending you this email because we have a special "All Clergy" Weekend Getaway planned for clergy couples in the Rocky Mountain region!  The next Weekend Getaway is scheduled for August 23 - 25, 2012 at the Plains Hotel in Cheyenne, WY. An application fee of $50 per couple will give you and your spouse this much needed private time to refresh, re-energize, and reconnect before stepping back into the "real" world. (A suggested donation of $500 from your church congregation would also help cover the Weekend lodging costs!) You deserve it!  For more information see the flyer or to apply today visit here.





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LSS Utah Begins 2012 Spanish Classes




Lutheran Social Service of Utah is offering Spanish Courses - during Fall 2012. Mr. Jose Bonilla, Spanish Language Instructor and Professional Guitarist will be the instructor. Classed will take place every Wednesday from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. from September 12 through November 14, 2012. No registration is needed - just come by at 1:00 p.m. each Wednesday to learn and have fun.


Mr. Bonilla has taught continuing education Spanish courses at the University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, and for Utah Transit Authority Employees. He enjoys bringing music, poetry and conversation to learning Spanish.


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 In 2012, Jose Bonilla celebrates 45 years as a professional, world musician. He began a passionate music career at a very young age singing in his El Salvadorian country barrio with ranchero cumbia musica; followed by professional performances beginning at age 13. Professional performances have taken him around the world, including the smallest country in the world, Rocky Boy Indian Reservation.  


Books are available for careful use and are then recycled for the 2013 class. Books and CD's are also available for purchase. The class is Language Focused with one song learned in Spanish each class. It is suggested to listen to Spanish tapes and television at least 3 days during the week to capitalize on each class experience.


A suggested donation is $5.00 per class with all proceeds benefiting LSS of Utah ministries. For more information, you may contact Mr. Bonilla by email or phone (801-703-3274).




Montana ELCA Congregation and LSS of Utah Join Forces to Aid the Utah Food Bank


A delightful service project is happening with Paul Goodman, Youth Director, as 21 teens from Hope Lutheran Church in Bozeman, Montana and LSS of Utah's 10 inter-faith adult refugees join together and volunteer and open their hearts and hands to organize food boxes at the Utah Food Bank.  The Utah Food Bank partners with LSS of Utah to provide food to over 96,000 refugee and first generation adults and children (mostly children) at the LSS of Utah weekly Manna Markets.


Paul Goodman has a passion for service and saw the National Youth Gathering travel as an opportunity for youth leaders to serve along the way to and from the National Youth gathering!  A huge thank you to the youth from Hope Lutheran Church --- you are each an inspiration of Joy in Service!"





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Kaitlin Winter-Eulberg
Receives 1st Ever
Hayes Memorial Scholarship


The Hayes Memorial Scholarship was established by Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Los Alamos, New Mexico to reward a deserving new ELCA seminarian from the Rocky Mountain Synod. The first recipient of a Hayes Scholarship is Kaitlin Winter-Eulberg who will begin seminary studies this summer at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA. Kaitlin is a "double PK;" both her parents are Lutheran pastors (read her biography for more details).


Bethlehem Lutheran Church Los Alamos Funding for the Hayes Memorial Scholarship is from a generous bequest made in 2009 to Bethlehem from the Hayes family estate. In 2010 the Bethlehem congregation designated one quarter of the Hayes bequest for investment by the church's endowment committee.


In 2012 members of the congregation pledged start up funds for the Hayes seminarian scholarship, the result of which was the selection of Kaitlin who was chosen from a number of qualified applicants provided to Bethlehem by the RMS.


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Annual Mount of the Holy Cross Pilgrimage This Weekend!


Each year since 1976, Mount of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vail, CO, has sponsored a pilgrimage hike up Notch Mountain to view Mt. of the Holy Cross. Again this year Mount of the Holy Cross will sponsor pilgrimages climbing Notch Mountain in order to view the Mount of the Holy Cross.     


Mount of the Holy Cross mountain

There is a brief service of worship near the summit before descending.  It's a wonderful experience for those who participate and this year the community of Mount of the Holy Cross wanted to offer the opportunity to a wider audience. Due to Forest Service regulations the groups are limited in number so reservations are required.


The dates are Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, 2012.  The event will be from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.  This is a fairly strenuous hike and requires good hiking boots and waterproof weather protection. 


There is no cost to participate but pre-registration is required.  Please email the church or call 970- 476-6610 to receive a registration form or for more details.   


photo provided by Pastor Scott Beebe 

Mount of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Vail 



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Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains Annual Golf Classic - "Tee Off for Hope"



Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains invites you to participate in their Annual Golf Classic - "Tee Off for Hope" which will take place on Monday, July 23 at the Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst Golf Course in Coloradolocated at 6225 W. Quincy Avenue, Denver (80235). The schedule for the day is:   


Registration/Practice Range 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 
Shotgun Start is at 8:00 a.m.

Luncheon and Awards
 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Individual Fee is $185
A Bonus Ticket of $40 includes the entry into all contests, mulligans, gift certificates, prizes and much more! Experience a great game of golf for a great cause! Don't miss it!


Register online at For more information, please contact Danette Goldhammer by email or phone at 303-217-5860



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Celebrating 125 Years as a Family of Faith




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The Reverend Dr. Herbert Chilstrom, first presiding bishop of the ELCA, will be here to lead a discussion of his autobiography, A Journey of Grace, and he will lead Sunday morning worship services.  


Saturday, July 28, 3:00 p.m. - Book Discussion and Reception 

This discussion is free of charge and everyone is welcome. Copies of A Journey of Grace are currently available to purchase at Mount Calvary. The cost of the book is $30 and all proceeds will go to the program of New Testament Studies at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC). Rev. Chilstrom will be delighted to sign books after the presentation.  
  • Sunday, July 29, 8:00 a.m.: Rev. Chilstrom will lead worship with Holy Communion at Mount Calvary.  
  • Sunday, July 29, 10:00 a.m.: Rev. Chilstrom will lead worship at Ryssby Church, located between Boulder and Longmont. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. As seating is limited, please call the church to reserve a space.  
  • Sunday, July 29, Noon - Church Picnic/Pig Roast at the Rinards' place. Please sign up at Mount Calvary.

Mount Calvary Boulder CrossThe celebration continues on Sunday, October 7, 4- 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 7, 2012 will be the grand celebration of our life as a community of faith at Mount Calvary. A fabulous late-afternoon dinner will be followed by a spirited competition pitting the men vs. the women in a game of Mount Calvary Jeopardy. Prizes will be awarded for best "decade outfits".


Cost: $20 for adults; $10 for children 2-10 years old; and children under 2 are free.

Tickets will be available for purchase between worship services beginning Rally Day, August 19 through September 23. Complimentary tickets are available on request. For more information, please contact the church by phone on 303-499-1444.

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains logo A Lutheran Slow-pitch Softball Tournament   


You are cordially invited to participate in Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains Slow-pitch Softball Tournament that will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Kennedy Softball Complex. The complex is located at 2998 South Kenton Street Aurora, CO 80014 (East Dartmouth and South Parker Road - see map). The event is a benefit for Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains.


The cost will be $100 per team (approximately 10 players per team ... $10 per player).  Even if your church doesn't have a softball team, you have over 2 months to pull one together; and being an all-star caliber team is not a requirement.  And if your church can't field an entire team but has several individuals who want to play, let me know and they will be combined with another team.   


This will be a co-ed, 16 team tournament - a great event for an even greater cause.  Be a part of it.  In the meantime, start organizing your church team.  Please feel free to contact Aaron Schultz by email or phone (559-920-0476) if you'd like to register your team or if you have any general questions or comments. 




New Beginnings Church 12th Annual Celebration Dinner and  Silent Auction  

Saturday, September 29 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, located at 4500 Wadsworth Blvd. in Wheat Ridge (80033). For more information or to register, please email Kathy or give her a call on 303-831-7023.     


Her Choice to Heal: A Workshop 
Sponsored by New Beginnings Church
Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 6322 South Lakeview in Littleton (80120).
For more information or to register, please email Kathy or give her a call on 303-831-7023. 
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Rocky Mountain Synod
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