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EXTRA: October 31, 2012     


Prayers  and pleas for help for those devastated by storm 


From the Caribbean to the midwest, millions of people have lost lives, property, means of transportation, livlihoods, and communities due to Hurricane Sandy. Strong winds and torrential rains have led to flooding and mass destruction. The storm sent trees crashing down and left neighborhood streets looking like rivers.


Through ELCA Disaster Response, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is responding in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. In the Caribbean, through our global church partnerships, we are providing basic needs such as food, water and shelter. Throughout the United States we are working hand-in-hand with synods and ministry organizations, who are experts at outreach in their communities.  

We need your help. Your designated gift will be used entirely (100 percent) to help those whose lives and livelihoods have been impacted by this disaster 
This is possible because the infrastructure is already in place in ELCA Churchwide ministries through mission support given through the generosity of every ELCA congregation.
Please share this bulletin insert with your congregation and inform others of the ELCA's response.




RMS All Saints' Eucharist is Thursday, Nov. 1
at 9 a.m. at Highlands Lutheran Church.


Pastor Liliana Stahlberg is presiding and Bishop Jim Gonia is preaching. The eucharist is in conjunction with this week's candidacy meetings. All are invited to join us for this eucharist celebration. Map to Highlands.


Rostered leaders may sign up to lead worship.  

We are seeking leaders for Nov 7, 28, Dec 5! Please volunteer today! Sign up now





We celebrate with Pastor Inga Oyan Longbrake, and her husband, Wil, who are the happy parents of a daughter, Eva Lucia, born today, October 31! Inga is the pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Aurora, CO.    



Election Day Prayer Vigil at Our Savior's


On election day, Tuesday, November 6, from 5 AM when the polls open on the east coast until 8 PM when they close on the west coast, Our Savior's Lutheran Church at 9th and Emerson in Denver will host a prayer vigil for the nation.


It is an interfaith vigil, open to people of all faiths traditions or of no particular faith.


During this time, the sanctuary will be open for people to spend time in prayer and reflection for our nation and for its people. Please come, bring your prayers, your hopes, your fears, your anxiety, and add them to those of others in your community. Come for a minute or for an hour. Resources for prayer, meditation, and reflection will be available.



Weekend event inadvertently omitted from yesterday's eConnection: 


Atonement, Lakewood, Gift Fair is Sat/Sun


Are you tired of the commercialism of buying Christmas/Holiday gifts in the retail stores?


Then go shopping for products from around the world, while helping select non-profit organizations earn money. Buy gifts from Latin America, Africa and/or Asia. You can also buy world music from Putamayo, or a dazzling calendar from the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado. Buy your frijoles from Denver's own Women's Bean Project,

and eat a tamale from El Centro Humanitario.


Come to the Global Gift Fair at Atonement Lutheran Church, 6281 W. Yale Avenue in Lakewood on Saturday November 3 and/or Sunday November 4. The hours to buy

your gifts will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit artisans, food producers, and small micro businesses in developing countries, AND Denver!

Communications Staff
Rocky Mountain Synod
800-525-0462 / 303-777-6700

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