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September 18, 2012     
Celebration set to begin!
Bishop Gonia to be installed
on Sunday, September 23 in Denver

A five-day celebration begins on Friday, September 21 with a two-day synod council meeting and concludes with a two-day Theological Conference next Monday and Tuesday. At the heart of the celebration is the installation of the Third Bishop of the Rocky Mountain Synod, James W. Gonia, on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church. All seating at Bethany is spoken for. Any additional guests who have not submitted an RSVP will be seated in an overflow room with a video feed on large screen.

Installation to be live-streamed on the internet beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday


Bethany Lutheran Church live-streams their worship each Sunday morning and has graciously provided the technological support for the installation to be live-streamed beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the Prelude.


A button on the Rocky Mountain Synod webpage will connect you to the live stream on Sunday evening.  Or this link will take you directly to the live stream:


live stream as of Sunday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m.



Rostered leaders processing should arrive by 6:30 and park in the south lot (off Dahlia)


The color of the day is Red. After parking in the south lot, you will enter at the south doors and gather in the choir room for robing and receive instructions for the procession. If you have made arrangements for a hotel room for the Theological Conference, you may check in your hotel around 4 p.m. or later.  More information will be emailed to Theological Conference attendees.



Celebration reception follows the installation

Synod congregations and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are hosting a celebration reception on Bethany's west courtyard following the installation.

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost  
Oh God, our teacher and guide, you draw us to yourself and welcome us as beloved children. Help us to lay aside all envy and selfish ambition, that we may walk in your ways of wisdom and understanding as servants of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Prayer from Sundays and Seasons Year B 2012

Pastor Scott Thalacker to be installed
at Prince of Peace, Logan
Please join Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Logan, Utah for the installation of Pastor Scott Thalacker on October 7, 2012, at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Ron Roschke, Synod Minister for Shared Ministries, will preside.  Everyone is invited to the reception following the service.  Clergy are invited to vest and join the procession. The color of the day is green.  For more information or to RSVP, please contact the church by email or phone (801-435-752-7753).


Synod Prayer Cycle:
Metro South Conference 
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 9/23:          


Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit

Centennial, CO

     Christian Nisonger

Lutheran Church of the Master

Lakewood, CO

     Robert Moss

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

Lakewood, CO

     Garrett Struessel


Peace in Chrixt Episcopal Lutheran Ministry emblem Elizabeth, CO, ministry to become a chartered ELCA congregation in the Rocky Mountain Synod 


Peace In Christ Episcopal Lutheran Ministry in Elizabeth, CO, invites you to share in their joy!  They have been approved to become a chartered congregation of the ELCA and a parish of the Diocese of Colorado. A service of celebration and recognition will be October 28, 2012, (Reformation Sunday) beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Joy Lutheran Church, 7051 East Parker Hills Court in Parker, CO (80134).  


Bishop Jim Gonia of the Rocky Mountain Synod (ELCA) will preside and The Reverend Canon Lou Blanchard will represent the Colorado Diocese. Light refreshments will follow the service.  Lay members and clergy are invited to attend. Clergy are asked to vest and to process. The liturgical color is red. Please RSVP the number of attendees from your congregation so that plans can be made for the service and the fellowship.


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A Visit to Madagascar Awaits You in 2013


Applications are due by
September 21.


Worship, eat, sing, study, dream and live with your amazing sisters and brothers in Madagascar!  


Join us for our three-week trip next summer. Our Companion Synods are waiting for us to visit and this trip can change your life.


Bishop Jim Gonia will be going with up to twenty-four people from the Rocky Mountain Synod-adults and youth. We will travel in teams to all four of our companion synod sites in northern Madagascar. One team will work with a National Youth Camp of the Malagasy Lutheran Church. Another team will share in a Theological Conference with the pastors of our partner synods. And all of us will gain a deeper appreciation of the dimensions of the Body of Christ as we share life and grace in God's family.


Estimated cost for the trip is $5,700. Plans are still being worked out, and the final cost could be somewhat more or less. The tentative dates are June 29 - July 20, 2013. Applications with a refundable $100 application fee are due at Synod office by September 21. Find the additional information and forms on the synod's website.   


Safe Haven logo Safeguarding God's Children Training October 18, 19 and 20 


A goal of the RMS Safe Haven Initiative is to have Certified Trainers for the Safeguarding God's Children program available in each RMS Conference. One set of curriculum will be provided free for each Conference. Anyone interested in becoming a trainer, please contact your Conference Dean or Linda Staats, 602-740-3752, to discuss the criteria and expectations. The fee per trainer is $25. There are several options for times to attend the Training of Trainers. Please choose one: 


Option 1.Thursday, October 18: First Lutheran, Longmont, CO. 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. combined with the Saturday afternoon session at Glory of God Lutheran Church in Wheat Ridge

Option 2. Friday, October 19: RMS Offices. 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Intensive

Option 3. Saturday, October 20:  Glory of God Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge, CO. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 


Nancy Bond, our synod's trainer, is also providing the general Safe Guarding God's Children course for your  staff, volunteers, council members or parents. The fee is $10/person or maximum of $50/congregation. To register or indicate the number coming from your congregation, contact Cheryl Almquist by email or phone (303-777-6700)


Option 1. Thursday, October 18: First Lutheran Church, Longmont, CO. 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Option 2. Saturday, October 20: Glory of God Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge, CO. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Front Range Christian Education Network meets this Thursday


Christian Educators in the Front Range responsible for faith formation and lifelong learning are invited to network with other paid and volunteer leaders on Thursday, September 20, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the RMS offices. Bring your own lunch - beverages provided. 

This is a time is to meet Pastor Sarah Moening. Pastor Sarah joins the Rocky Mountain Synod staff full time and will have responsibility for supporting Children, Youth & Household Ministries. Join in the conversation to help continue and shape the future of this ministry.    


Save the Date!

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Recharge is coming to Denver 
  Saturday, November 3, 2012     


Recharge is a practical, affordable, team-based training and mid-year ministry boost for you and your children, youth and family ministry teams. It is a one-day multi-denominational event that aims to inspire and equip professional staff and C-Y-F ministry volunteers in their efforts to share faith to the next generation. Valerie Hess, Coordinator of Music Ministries at Trinity Lutheran Church, Boulder, CO, will be presenting a workshop at the conference.  


Recharge is a ministry of Youth Leadership in cooperation with a local planning team.  

Registration is underway!

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RMS Senior High Youth Gathering 


The 2012 RMS Senior High Youth Gathering is scheduled for November 16-18, 2012, 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.  


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"Let's Eat!"



Middle School Youth Gathering, January 18-20, 2013 in Colorado Springs


Registration for the Middle School Youth Gathering opens October 1. The Theme is "Let's Eat," Ezekial 3:2-3. Jonathan Rundman will lead our singing and music for worship.  MSYG traditions will be honored as well as some added twists and surprises! The Gathering will once again be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Check out the promotional video made by the youth at Ascension Lutheran in Colorado Springs!   


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Digital Photography Weekend


 Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp digital photo weekend is designed for amateur photographers of all abilities and experience levels.


DATES: September 21 - 23    PRICE: $150


Coyote Howl at Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp

Coyote Howl 
Confirmation Camp


Start your confirmation year off right with a weekend full of community building, Bible study, worship and fun. There will be plenty of time to make new friends and explore the wonders of creation


DATES: September 28 - 30; or October 5 - 7   PRICE: $85

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RTLC: opportunity to purchase their site!


We're almost there but your help is vital!

$310,000 has been raised to date!

Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp has the opportunity of a lifetime! The camp is on leased Federal land and has been since its inception. They now have the opportunity to purchase non-federal land that the forest service wants and then exchange it with the forest service to own their site!  


But there is a catch. They will need to raise approximately $350,000 by December 7, 2012 to secure this non-federal land. So they need your help. So they need your help. To date, over $310,000 has been raised but your help is needed to keep the momentum going to reach their goal. 


To find out more and learn how you can help, go to:

RTLC Eagle Peak Golf Classic

golf image Attention Golfers:

Come join Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp for a great day of golf at the Air Force Academy and support RTLC's effort to buy land for their land exchange.

The RTLC Eagle Peak Classic will be on Friday, September 28, 2012 starting at 8:00 a.m.  You can register as an individual golfer or as a foursome.  You are invited to register online. Interested sponsors for the tournament are asked to check out the website for more information.   

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Portico Announces Changes for the 2013 ELCA Health Plan


Portico Benefit Services Regional Representative Andrea Arey invites you to attend an hour-long presentation on Thursday, November 1, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. concerning 2013 benefit changes. There will also be a time for question and answers. The presentation will take place at First Lutheran Church, located at 1515 N. Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs (80907). To RSVP, please contact Teri Swanner by email or phone (719-632-8836). All are welcome!


California Lutheran University 2012 Celebration

Cal Lutheran Sunday Celebration


Cal Lutheran Sunday is celebrated in the congregations of Region 2 of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on October 7, 2012, or on a Sunday determined by the local pastor. The Rocky Mountain Synod and its congregations are a part of Region 2. The focus of the service is upon Lutheran higher education and specifically Lutheran higher education at California Lutheran University located in Thousand Oaks, California. For more information, please contact the Church Relations Office, 805-493-3936.


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Let Your Opinion be Heard! 


Provide your feedback on the proposed
Criminal Justice Social Statement

The Office of the Bishop of the Rocky Mountain Synod, in conjunction with the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry offices in Colorado and New Mexico, encourage all congregations to study the new proposed Social Statement on Criminal Justice and offer comments before the deadline of October 15, 2012.  


At the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, it is anticipated that the proposed social statement will be considered. Draft copies of the Social Statement on Criminal Justice, leader resources and frequently asked questions can all be found at 


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Border Servant Corps 
Upcoming Event  


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  • BSC Quinceañera. October 5-7, 2012. BSC will be celebrating 15 years of service on the borderland. 

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.


Information about open positions can be found onthe Rocky Mountain Synod's website. 

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



Bishop Jim Gonia

Reception for Pastor Daniel Rakotoarijaona of Madagascar, synod office, Denver; Synod Council meeting, synod office, Denver, CO; Visiting with the congregation of Atonement Lutheran Church, Lakewood, CO; Bishop Installation Worship, Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village, CO; RMS Theological Conference, Embassy Suites, Denver.   

Linda Staats

Front Range Christian Education meeting, synod office, Denver, CO; Reception for Pastor Daniel Rakotoarijaona of Madagascar, synod office, Denver; Synod Council meeting, synod office, Denver, CO; Bishop Installation, Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village, CO; RMS Theological Conference, Embassy Suites, Denver.
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 or phone appointment.

Pastor Kent Mueller    

Reception for Pastor Daniel Rakotoarijaona of Madagascar, synod office, Denver; Synod Council meeting, synod office, Denver, CO; Bishop Installation, Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village, CO; RMS Theological Conference, Embassy Suites, Denver. 


Pastor Ron Roschke  

Companion Synod meeting, synod office, Denver, CO; Reception for Pastor Daniel Rakotoarijaona of Madagascar, synod office, Denver; Synod Council meeting, synod office, Denver, CO; Bishop Installation, Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village, CO; RMS Theological Conference, Embassy Suites, Denver.    


Pastor Sarah Moening    

Front Range Christian Education meeting, synod office, Denver, CO; Reception for Pastor Daniel Rakotoarijaona of Madagascar, synod office, Denver; Synod Council meeting, synod office, Denver, CO; Bishop Installation, Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village, CO; RMS Theological Conference, Embassy Suites, Denver.       

Pastor Rob Moss
Visiting with the Camino de Vida Advisory Board, Albuquerque, NM; Reception for Pastor Daniel Rakotoarijaona of Madagascar, synod office, Denver; Synod Council meeting, synod office, Denver, CO; Visiting with the congregation of Peace in Christ Elizabeth, CO; Bishop Installation, Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village, CO; RMS Theological Conference, Embassy Suites, Denver.


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RMS Senior High Youth Gathering

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Estes Park, CO 




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Crowne Plaza Hotel,
Colorado Springs, CO

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RMSWO's 10th Biennial Convention: 
Come -  Rescue, Rest,
Reflect, and Refresh


The event takes place at the Eleganté Hotel in Albuquerque, N.M. from September 28 through September 30, 2012. The hotel is located at 2020 Menaul NE, Albuquerque (87107).  For more information please see the brochure, visit the website or contact your registrar, Linda by email or phone (303-841-



Living and Working Together for Peace in Palestine:  
A Workshop

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


Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Augustana Lutheran Church located at 5000 E. Alameda Ave, Denver (80246) from 8:30 a.m. - noon. For registration and payment options, you may visit the website. Please contact  Jan Miller by email for more information.  


2013 Education Event Connects U.S. and German Churches


June 14, 2013 (10 Day Tour)

Coordinated by: Pastor Stephanie Kopsch of St. Andrew Lutheran Church (ELCA). Please contact

 Pastor Stephanie by email or phone (303-421-5197) for more information.


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WAC Annual Meeting



It's time to register for the Wyoming Association of Churches Annual Meeting.  Events will begin Thursday evening, September 20, 2012 and continue through Sunday. The host site is the First Congregational Church (UCC) in Rock Springs.


Check out the schedule plus the registration form and new information.  To register, email the registration form to or mail to P.O. Box 1473, Laramie, WY 82073.  The registration cost is $35 which includes lunch and dinner on September 21.  Workshops and tours are free. Please send questions by email or call 307-761-0755.  



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LSS Utah Art Show "Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky" - an Art Show  


On Wednesday, September 5, 2012, Lutheran Social Service of Utah presented "EXCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY", the Utah Refugees, Utah Young Women in Recovery and Utah Local Artists Artistic Projects. The art show opened at the Salt Lake County South Building, 2100 South State Street in Salt Lake City. The show runs through September 21, 2012.


The celebration continued on September 16 at the Salt Lake County Chambers with food by Iraqi Catering by Zainab and music by Royal Heritage Music.    


Channel 5 TV in Utah produced a video and a written story to highlight an aspect of Lutheran Social Service of Utah inter-faith ministries - the extra love shared in God's name by grace alone and by the beauty of all of God's people.

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LSS Utah has begun Spanish Classes for the Community 


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. Classes 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. 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).








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  Augustana Presents 2012
Augustana Presents! "Heavenly Harp"


You are cordially invited to a heavenly event on Thursday, September 20, 2012 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church, located at 5000 East Alameda Avenue, Karin Gunderson - Harpist Denver (80246). Karin Gunderson is a professional musician from Phoenix, AZ. Her presentation includes Christian favorites and harp instrumentals, and she comes highly recommended by Augustana members and friends who have already heard her music. Serenity will be the theme of this special worship experience held in Augustana's Christ Chapel. The event is free and child care will be available in Augustana's nursery. All are welcome!


Visit to her website to learn more about Karin Gunderson and her music.


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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.


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OSLC Presents the One Woman Show:  
"Leaps and Bounds"  featuring Tevyn East

 On September 23 at 3:00 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church (915 E 9th Ave) Tevyn East will present Leaps and Bounds, a one woman show which explores the intersection of faith, ecology, and the global economy. Check out the flyer to download and post.    

If you or your community would like to help sponsor this event, please contact Pastor Paul Carlson by email or call Our Savior's Lutheran Church at 303-831-7023.   


Taize candles image Taizé at Saint Paul, Denver


Taizé at Saint Paul has returned! The first service of the new season is on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the nave of Saint Paul Lutheran Church, located at 1600 Grant Street in Denver (80203).

All are welcome to this contemplative service held by candlelight. For more information and for a program of the upcoming service, visit our website:


Also, if you're interested in helping us lead and/or plan services, please let me know! We're always happy to have new participants and leaders.  


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Professor David Lose will Speak at Our Saviour's, Fort Collins 


Professor David Lose of Luther Seminary will present a 3 hour seminar on "Culture Change and the Church: Building Up Faith on Shifting Soils " at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (2000 South LeMay, Fort Collins CO 80525) on September 27, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Reformation Weekend).


Professor David Lose He will also be preaching at Our Saviour's 5:30 p.m. Saturday Evening Service. You will have another opportunity to hear Professor Lose when he preaches during the Morning Service and during the education hour on Sunday. Admission is free and a free will offering will be taken.


The event coincides with Lutheran Campus Ministry at CSU annual chili-cook-off fundraiser from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. that afternoon, so consider making an evening of it.  Please contact Our Saviour's Lutheran's office at 970-484-3133 for more information.


NewBeginnings Church at the Denver Women's Correctional Facility New Beginnings Church 12th Annual Celebration Dinner and Silent Auction


New Beginnings Church invites you to joint them in their 12th Annual Celebration Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, September 29 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, located at 4500 Wadsworth Blvd. in Wheat Ridge (80033). The featured speaker is New Beginnings Church logoSydna Massé, founder of Ramah International, and her topic is "Forgiveness: Breaking the Chains."


The auction will also include many handmade items donated by women on the inside. Music will be provided by New Beginnings Church. For dinner, there is a suggested donation of $10.00, payable at the door. For more information or to register, please email Kathy or give her a call on 303-831-7023.


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Her Choice to Heal: A Workshop 


New Beginnings Church of the Rocky Mountain Synod (ELCA), invites you to hear Sydna Massé, founder of Ramah International, speak at a workshop on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.


Sydna Masse imageThe workshop is titled Her Choice to Heal: Finding Spiritual and Emotional Peace After Abortion and will take place at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 6322 South Lakeview in Littleton (80120).


The cost of the workshop is $45/person and includes a detailed manual. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. For more information and to register, please email Kathy or give her a call at 303-831-7023.


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LFSRM 19th Annual Innkeeper Dinner  


Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains cordially invites you to 19th Annual Innkeeper Dinner at the Air Force Academy Press Box on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.


Air Force Academy Chapel inside This is a fun causal evening where you can wear your favorite team's colors!  There will be a silent auction, live music and you will learn how Lutheran Family Services assists vulnerable children and families in Colorado Springs through disaster relief, foster care, adoption, and refugee services. If you would like more information on this event, please contact   


Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church banner Shepherd of the Hills, Boulder invites Everyone to "Blessing of the Animals" Service 


Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church would like to invite pets of all religious beliefs and their owners to the second annual Blessing of the Animals Service at 9:30 a.m. on October 7, 2012. The service celebrates the wonder of all of God's Creation, and each pet will receive a 'I Am Blessed' tag.  This service is a favorite for animal lovers of all ages. Shepherd of the Hills is located at 7077 Harvest Road (71st and Lookout) in Boulder (80305). Please join us! For more info, please contact the church office by email or phone (303-530-4422).


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Cristo Rey's Luncheon of Gratitude 


The congregation and community of Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey (ELCA) in southwest Denver cordially invite everyone to join them for a "Lunch of Gratitude." Cristo Rey is so very grateful for the support received in these past years and would like to share their Cristo Rey Denver Luncheon of Gratitude Luncheon image good fortune. The luncheon will take place October 10, 2012, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the newly renovated church located at 501 Raleigh Street in Denver (80204). A special invitation is extended to clergy who would be willing to share their stories about working with the Cristo Rey community. A flyer is available to download and use as a bulletin insert or to post. All are welcome to stop by for a bite!


Twelve Twelve Twelve Project for Bethany Lutheran Church

Bethany Lutheran Church Presents Its Twelve Twelve Twelve Project 


This holiday season, your faith community is invited to join a hunger relief movement by mobilizing every person within your congregation to:
  • donate $12
  • collect 12 pounds of food AND
  • tell 12 people about Metro CareRing.  

Bethany Lutheran Church - Cherry Hills Village image Collectively, Bethany hopes to raise $50,000 to help the nearly 1 out of 4 children who are hungry in Denver.  


In the coming months this blog will be jam packed of ideas, resources, tools, hunger facts, stories, prayers and quotes to help inspire and motivate you to action!  


Check out this Twelve.12.Twelve promo video on the blob page.



Marcus Borg and Carrie Newcomer: In Denver October 6, 2012   

The Progressive Christian Alliance of Colorado invites the community to a presentation: Proclaiming a Courageous and Compassionate Christianity: A Conversation with Marcus Borg with music by Carrie Newcomer on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church located at 1980 Dahlia Street in Denver (80220). A flyer is available to download and post. You may purchase tickets at:  


Celebrating 125 Years as a Family of Faith at Mount Calvary, Boulder
Sunday, October 7, 2012  from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. the grand celebration of our life as a community of faith at Mount Calvary takes place. 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. For more information, please contact the church by phone on 303-499-1444.   


Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann to Give Lectures in Denver Oct 26-28

"The Interface of Power and Truth" 

Messiah Community Church, located at 1750 Colorado Denver (80220) invites everyone to attend their lecture series from October 26-28, 2012 featuring Dr. Walter Brueggemann. Dr. Brueggemann is seen as the foremost Hebrew Bible scholar in the world and is known throughout the world for his method of combining literary and sociological modes when reading the Bible. He has authored many books, articles and Bible commentaries. A poster announcement is available to download and display for those who might be interested in attending. The poster contains the schedule and ticket process.

A Weekend with Pastor Mitri Raheb of the Christmas Lutheran Church, Palestine

"Instruments of Peace" - December 5-9, 2012

You are invited to come and learn about the ministries and vision of Lutherans in Palestine and help raise funds for the music programs at Dar Al-Kalima Lutheran College in Bethlehem. A schedule of times and places is available. For more information, please contact Jan Miller by email



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