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Rocky Mountain Synod

January 29, 2013      
With gratitude...

Linda Staats has served in the Rocky Mountain Synod Office of the Bishop staff in the areas of Faith Formation and Youth and Household Ministry since 2009. She has brought to us a passion for a seamless journey of faithfulness throughout the entire spectrum of life, and she has built an expanding network of leaders in youth ministry, education, and Lutheran preschools. 


Under Linda's guidance, Rocky Mountain Synod congregations have been challenged to be "safe havens" where people of all ages are treasured, and guidelines are in place through the "Safeguarding God's Children" program.


She was also a key leader in creating the Rocky Mountain Synod Generosity Project funded through an ELCA grant. The unique approach of the RMS project featured giving and generosity as a faith practice of households to grow faithful stewards in our homes and congregations through Bible study, prayer, cross-generational conversation and effective household faith practices.
"Linda brought a combination of experience, connection, and vision that has truly been a gift to the Rocky Mountain Synod," said Bishop Jim Gonia. "Her gracious spirit, her creativity, and her leadership have been treasures for us, and her passions will shape our ministries and priorities long into the future." 
Our prayers of gratitude go with Linda as she continues the next chapter of her ministry. Thank you, Linda!
Pastor Rob Moss has served as our part-time interim Director for Evangelical Mission here in the Rocky Mountain Synod since August. This ELCA position on our local territory oversees our outreach strategy as new mission congregations are formed and declining congregations are renewed. 
"We are most thankful to Rob and to the people of Church of the Master in Lakewood who 'loaned' us their pastor for four months in this unique circumstance," said Bishop Gonia. "Rob's passion for communicating well about God's mission in the world has been contagious, and his service in these months has been a gift to us."
Rob will continue to mentor our new Director for Evangelical Mission, Pastor Stephanie Quick Espinoza. Thank you, Rob!

Almighty and ever-living God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope and love; and that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. 


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Caitlin Trussell's Ordination and Installation

Caitlin Trussell Caitlin Trussell is called as a Pastor to Augustana Lutheran Church. Please come and celebrate the Service of Ordination and Installation with Caitlin and her family on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church, located at 5000 East Alameda Avenue in Denver (80246)


Rostered church leaders, those prepared and approved for ministry, and those awaiting call are invited to vest and process. Color of the day is red. Light refreshments following the service. All are invited to attend.

Installation of Pastor Michelle de Beauchamp at Castle Pines on Feb. 3


You are cordially invited to attend the Service of Installation for Pastor Michelle de Beauchamp on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Castle Pines, CO. Bishop Gonia will be presiding and the color of the day will be red. The mission congregations (soon to be named!) worships at DCS Montessori at 311 Castle Pines Parkway (80108). All are welcome.



Synod Prayer Cycle:
Border Conference

You are encouraged to include the listed leaders in your Sunday prayers of the people. The prayer lists for February  and March are available. Also, you may view the list for the coming months.


to remember in prayers on 2/3:          


Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey

El Paso, TX
     Rose Mary Sanchez-Guzman

Mount Hope  El Paso, TX       

New Hope   El Paso, TX 

     Jeff St. Clair  


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Colorado Faith Advocacy Day 2013 


You are cordially invited to attend the 2013 Faith Advocacy Day which brings together various faith traditions to hear about and discuss social justice issues in the community. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18. The Keynote Speaker for the event will be Rev. Carroll Pickett, a retired Presbyterian minister who served for 15 years as Chaplain at the prison in Huntsville, Texas.  Rev. Pickett will offer a keynote address capping off a day of discussing issues surrounding criminal justice.   


A brief schedule for the day will include: 

  • Theological Reflection-Bishop James Gonia, ELCA
  • 2013 Legislative Update
  • Panel Discussions:
    • Juvenile Justice Reforms
    • Prison/Sentencing Reforms 
  • Luncheon with Keynote Address by Rev. Pickett  
Registration Deadline is Wednesday, February 13, 2013.

Registration cost:  $30 which includes lunch
($20 low-income/student rate)   

($35 after February 13)


New this year: You may register and PAY on-line with your credit card at

For more information, please contact Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-CO at 303-777-6700 or send an email to Willie.


New Mexico Bishop's Legislative Luncheon and Issues Briefing is Feb. 6


You are invited and urged to attend the 2013 Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-NM Bishop's Legislative Luncheon on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, which will be hosted by recently-elected Rocky Mountain Synod Bishop James Gonia.  An Issues Briefing will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in the morning prior to the luncheon.   


Bishop James Gonia

The Bishop's Legislative Luncheon will be at 12:30 p.m. in La Terraza at La Fonda Hote l(Old Santa Fe Trail and East San Francisco).  The cost of the luncheon is $30 per person. This cost is reduced to $25 when 4 or more people attend from your congregation or group AND register by January 28 If you are only able to attend the morning issues briefing, the cost is $5.  Email questions about these events to  See you on February 6. 


Deadline for reservations is February 1. Please make reservations by calling the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry office at 505-984-8005 or by sending an email to lutheranadvocacy@yahoo.comMake checks payable to Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-NM.


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It is very good news that Gov. Martinez announced on January 9, 2013, that New Mexico will expand our state's Medicaid program to include over 150,000 more people living in poverty.  This opportunity under the federal Affordable Care Act will bring health care coverage to low-income people throughout New Mexico.  The additional federal funds available to our state will mean that jobs will be created as more money is spent in our economy. Please use this link  to thank the governor for making this decision which will mean so much to so many New Mexicans.


Join the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry - New Mexico Advocacy Network!

Get Advocacy Updates and Alerts about legislation and activities happening during the upcoming session of the state legislature which begins on January 15.  Advocacy Updates and Alerts bring you information that helps you to be an advocate for our neighbors living in poverty.  You can join the Network by going to the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-NM
website and clicking the button on the upper right side of our homepage.


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Rainbow Trail Fundraiser with California Pizza Kitchen



The California Pizza Kitchen fundraiser was such a fun time last year that it will happen again in 2013 to benefit Rainbow Trail. Join RTLC friends at the locations below on January 29, 2013, to have a great meal and support a great cause:

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Boulder - 29th Street Mall
Broomfield - Flatiron Mall
Denver - Cherry Creek Mall
Lakewood - Colorado Mills Mall
Lone Tree - Park Meadows Mall
Colorado Springs - Shops at Briargate

New Mexico
Albuquerque - Q Street Location

Check out the Rainbow Trail website to download the form that you need to show to your server! Tell your friends!

Rainbow Trail Lutheran Mountain Top Retreat  The Summit


for everyone working in professional ministry with youth, children, and families


Make some time to head for The Summit at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp, on March 18-20, 2013.  This retreat is FREE for RMS congregations.  It's designed for Pastors, and Christian Educators, and Youth Directors, as a time of personal renewal, professional development, continuing education, and networking with others.    


This year we'll be exploring Holy Habits with Valerie Hess.  During our time together, we will have a rhythm of teaching and practice with ideas for individual practice as well as for taking home to your congregations.  As an added bonus you get a chance to relax in a peaceful mountain setting surrounded by God's creation and wonderful people. Days are filled with time to play, worship, and be engaged in conversation and learning. This retreat will begin with dinner on Monday and end with lunch on Wednesday. Feel free to come early or stay late.   


Learn more and register online or contact Ben by email.


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The Core Team of the Hunger Network is looking for ways to acknowledge the wonderful work congregations do to raise funds for World Hunger. Beyond sending a thank you note, the Team is considering certificates or plaques. What is the very best way to let congregations know their contributions to World Hunger are appreciated? What are your ideas?


Please respond to Andrea Love ( by the end of January. 


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Colorado Council of Churches Events 


The Colorado Council of Churches is sponsoring two upcoming webinars for clergy and lay leaders.


Year of the Student Webinar

January 31, 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.


If support for public education is a concern of yours and some folks in your congregation, this webinar is for you/them. You will receive factual information and how we can influence the state legislature to increase support of our children THIS year.


Prevent Child Abuse Webinar

February 7, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


If you or members of your congregation have an interest in how the faith community can play a role in preventing child abuse, this webinar is for you.   


Participants MUST register for either or both webinar(s) by going to, click on Upcoming Events, and then click on the link for the webinar(s) you are interested in.


Middle School Youth Gathering Post-event Update


747 middle school youth and caring adults from three-states gathered in COS January 18-20 centered on the theme, "Let's Eat!,"  Young adultspoke about vocation and shared their passions.On Saturday, all youth and adults were sent to 38 various sites in Colorado Springs to make a difference and also learn about the gifts and needs of the community.


During workshops, the participants helped prepare Sunday's worship by making the bread and grape juice and creating the interactive stations for reflection.   

The offering of $2,408 was divided between ELCA World Hunger and Lutheran Family Services' Older Adults Caregiver Services. On-site donations of thousands of toiletries, diapers, canned goods and socks were collected for Open Bible Medical Clinic in COS. Check out the photo gallery - more photos will be added in days to come.   



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Assembly is May 2-4 in Loveland, CO


The 2013 theme is a continuation of our year-long theme: Deeply Rooted - Bearing Fruit. As faith communities rooted in the Good News, congregations in the Rocky Mountain Synod are bearing fruit here at home and throughout the world through the work and mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Come share and celebrate "God's work. Our hands." The assembly will take place at the beautiful Embassy Suites on I-25 in Loveland, Colorado.


NEW times and format!

  • The assembly will begin with opening worship at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. [Thursday dinner is not provided.] Synod Council will meet Thursday morning.
  • Friday, May 3 will primarily focus on the assembly business, with an ELCA 25th Anniversary celebration that evening. 
  • Saturday, May 4, will be a day of excursions and engagements, and guests are invited to join in just for the day for a small registration fee.

Ministries, Teams, and Organizations may sign up for involvement at the assembly

In addition to the usual display tables and the annual ministry booklet, we are seeking involvement in new and unique ways. At our May 3, Friday evening celebration of the ELCA's 25th anniversary, we invite booths and activities where attendees can interact and experience various ministries. On Saturday, May 4, we are envisioning a day of excursions and engagements. Those present at the assembly will journey to Northern Colorado sites such as campus ministry sites, participate in unique opportunities in the Loveland community, or be engaged by workshops and experiences at the hotel. Please sign up for ways your organization, congregation, institution, or ministry team can engage the assembly!


Sign up for opportunities here with a deadline of February 15.


Special invitation to youth and young adults!

We continue to strive for the highest possible involvement and participation of youth and young adults! As congregations are seeking/inviting/electing voting members, please consider a youth or a young adult to serve in that way. We will assist with hotel arrangements so that youth are housed appropriately with other youth and same-gender adults as needed. Youth are considered those 17 and under. Young Adults are 18 to 30.  


Registration information

  • Registration link and hotel reservation link will be available February 5.
  • Registration deadline is April 3
  • Hotel reservation deadline is April 3 
  • Voting member registration is $300 per voting member. Includes two lunches, one dinner, and breaks.
  • Visitor with meals is $240. Visitor without meals is $125.
  • Exhibitor with meals is $165. Exhibitor without meals is $50.
  • Guests attending only the Saturday Celebration are $25.
  • Hotel is $109 per room for a single or double room. For triples or quads the rate is $139 for the room. Note that all Embassy Suites rooms are two-room suites with beds in the bedroom and a sofa-bed in the front room.
  • Travel equalization funds will be available for those who must travel far distances.



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Augsburg Offers Annual Overview


Augsburg is delighted to have the opportunity to share some of the great work of its colleagues!


This year's report is in a PDF format.  Please use the information and share it with others. For more information, please contact Beth Lewis at Augsburg Fortress by email

or phone (612-330-3135).

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Missional Gatherings:

Deeply Rooted-  

Bearing Fruit
Congregations are gathering together to make connections, build community, and talk about ministry in each context.  
Every congregation in the Rocky Mountain Synod is invited to bring rostered leaders plus 5-7 lay leaders of diverse ages and interests to your Conference Mission Gathering to begin the conversation

"Deeply Rooted, Bearing Fruit" 
Conference Mission Gatherings

Saturday, February 9
Metro West (western)  

Good Shepherd, Glenwood Springs, 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 16
Grace, Casper,

 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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Kurt Senske Receives ALDE Outstanding Executive Award  


Dr. Kurt Senske, chief executive officer of Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc. (LSS), was awarded the Outstanding Executive Award by the Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE).  LSS is a multi-service nonprofit social service agency in Texas and Louisiana provides foster care and adoption services through 15 offices, and operates two children's residential treatment centers, one emergency refugee children's shelter, five senior living communities, emergency assistance in the Lubbock area, and help and support for hurricane and other disaster victims.  Congratulations Dr. Senske!

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 Teacher Needed in Tanzania


The Metro New York Synod enjoys a companion synod relationship with the North Western Diocese in Tanzania and their support for teachers at Kibeta English Medium Primary School (KEMPS) is longstanding. 


Do you have the skills to teach primary school children in English? Do you have the sense of adventure to commit one year to service in Bukoba, Tanzania? Do you have a strong love of the gospel to share in mission with our brothers and sisters in the North Western Diocese?If so, they need you!


The Metro New York Synod is seeking a teacher to begin teaching at KEMPS as soon as possible. A degree in education and teaching experience preferred. Experience with children, a strong sense of mission, flexibility and a sense of adventure required. Salary and benefits are commensurate with ELCA Global Mission standards. For more information and an application, please contact Pastor Perucy Butiku, Assistant to the Bishop for Multicultural Mission.


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BSC News and Events for January 2013



Servant Stomps: Border Servant Corps will be hosting its 4th Annual Servant Stomps in January 2013. Come learn about Border Servant Corps, valuable community resources, and border-related issues by touring local agencies, led by BSC volunteers.



Saturday, January 26: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

- Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey (El Paso, TX)


Details and how to participate

Lunch is included with a suggested donation of $10 per person. Make your reservation by the Wednesday previous to the Stomp by contacting Kari Lenander, BSC program coordinator, at

or (575) 522-7119 Ext. 16.   
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Year of Jubilee


2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp, celebrating 50 years of Ministry with Altitude. 


Visit and check out the "50th Anniversary" tab for the latest information.


Gala Celebration:  
Tuxes and Tevas


Register now for the initial event of the 50th year. Take time to complete the questionnaire and share your favorite memories. Your input will help shape the evening. Go to for updates. Tell your friends. 


50th Anniversary Calendar of Events  

  • March 1 Alumni Gathering in Fort Collins
  • March 2 Gala in Loveland
  • March 3 Worship and Annual Meeting at Zion in Loveland
  • June 28-30 Alumni weekend with Pastor Ralph Yernberg & Joel Abenth
  • June 30 - July 5 Family Camp with Pastor Kim Gonia
  • July 5 -7 Alumni weekend with Pastor Ron Letnes
  • July 26 -28 Alumni weekend with Pastor Bob Kuehner
  • September 13-15 All Camp Reunion
  • October 13 Rendezvous in Longmont
Please download and share the bulletin with friends, family and in your congregations
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The Life of the Body: Physical Well-being and Spiritual Formation

Valerie Hess, Coordinator of Music Ministries at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boulder, CO is co-author of a book called
The Life of the Body: Physical Well-being and Spiritual Formation. The book recently received a four-star review by Christianity Today and is available on Check it out.

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Enjoy a Week of Renewal at PLTS


Join us June 24 - 28, 2013 in Berkeley, CA for a week of worship, stimulating conversation, and restorative time in the company of colleagues in ministry and lay people interested in theology. There will be five outstanding classes:

  • Tom Rogers, "Reclaiming the E word"  
  • Jane Strohl, "The Global Luther"
  • Victor Thasiah, "Justice for a New Day: Anarchism and Christianity"
  • Steed Davidson, "Prophets Then & Now"David Balch, "The Economy: Jesus, Luke/James/USA/El Salvador"

You can find more information is available on the website.

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Organist and Choir Director Needed at Grace, Boulder 


Grace Lutheran Church in Boulder, CO is seeking a Choir Director and an Organist. These positions may be filled separately or combined, based on qualifications. Grace has a strong traditional music program with an emphasis on liturgy. The qualified candidate(s) works with the pastor, leadership and members of Grace Lutheran Church to support the congregation's worship life and to coordinate the music program of the congregation, which includes weekly staff meetings.  


The candidate(s) will be responsible for one Sunday service and a weekly choir rehearsal, plus additional services for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. Please email for more information or to submit a resume.




Administrative Assistant (Part Time)
in Lakewood, Colorado


Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Lakewood Colorado, is seeking an Administrative Assistant for 12 hours per week, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8-12noon. 


Office Administration is an integral part of the life of this congregation and vital to the success of our worship, growth, and outreach ministries.  Under the leadership of the Pastor and Congregation Council, the Administrative Assistant is instrumental in achieving a vibrant, active and robust ministry and for accomplishing its mission and vision.  A more complete job description may be found at


If you are interested in applying for this position, please email cover letter and resume to:

Pastor Garrett Struessel, 

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

7100 West Mississippi Ave.

Lakewood, CO 80226

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




Bishop Jim Gonia 

  • All Staff meeting, Office of the Bishop, Denver, CO. 
  • Colorado Council of Churches Breakfast, Denver, CO.
  • Healthy Leadership Team meeting, Office of the Bishop, Denver, CO.
  • Synod Council meeting, Denver, CO.    
  • Ordination of Caitlin Trussell, Augustana, Lutheran Church, Denver, CO.  
  • Installation of Pastor Michelle de Beauchamp, Castle Pines Mission, Castle Pines, CO.  
  • Visiting with Member of Glory of God Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge, CO.
  • Rocky Mountain Synod Staff meets the Episcopal Diocese Staff, Office of the Bishop Denver, CO.    

Linda Staats 

  • All Staff meeting, Office of the Bishop, Denver, CO.     
Pastor Kent Mueller  
  • All Staff meeting, Office of the Bishop, Denver, CO.
  • Synod Council meeting, Office of the Bishop, Denver, CO. 
  • Rocky Mountain Synod Staff meets the Episcopal Diocese Staff, Office of the Bishop Denver, CO  

Pastor Ron Roschke

  • All Staff meeting, Office of the Bishop, Denver, CO.
  • ELCA Malaria Campaign Webex meeting, Office of the Bishop, Denver, CO.
  • Synod Council meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Ordination of Caitlin Trussell, Augustana, Lutheran Church, Denver, CO.   
  • Global Mission Webex meeting, Office of the Bishop, Denver, CO.    
  • Rocky Mountain Synod Staff meets the Episcopal Diocese Staff, Office of the Bishop Denver, CO  

Pastor Sarah Moening  

  • All Staff meeting, Office of the Bishop, Denver, CO..   
  • Synod Council meeting, Office of the Bishop, Denver, CO.
  • Rocky Mountain Synod Staff meets the Episcopal Diocese Staff, Office of the Bishop Denver, CO    

Pastor Rob Moss  

  • All Staff meeting, Office of the Bishop, Denver, CO.    
  • Rocky Mountain Synod Staff meets the Episcopal Diocese Staff, Office of the Bishop Denver, CO 
Brad Wood
Lutheran Advocacy Ministry CO 
  • All Staff meeting, Office of the Bishop, Denver, CO.   
  • Colorado Council of Churches Criminal Justice Task Force meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Meeting with member of State Rep. Kafalas'  office, Denver, CO.  
  • All Families Deserve a Chance Executive Committee meeting, Denver, CO.  
  • Skype Conversation with Colorado Interfaith Voices for Justice (CIVJ)  Volunteers, Office of the Bishop, Denver, CO.
  • Family Care Act Rally, Denver, CO.
  • All Families Deserve A Chance Legislative meeting, Denver, CO.   
  • Rocky Mountain Synod Staff meets the Episcopal Diocese Staff, Office of the Bishop Denver, CO  
Ruth Hoffman 
Lutheran Advocacy Ministry NM  
  • All Staff meeting by Webex, Office of the Bishop, Denver, CO. 
  • Synod Council meeting, Denver, CO.   
  • League of Women Voters Issues Update, Santa Fe, NM.
  • State Public Policy Office conference call meeting, Santa Fe, NM.          


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Madagascar: Rejoice with all the saints

In a graveyard, Kate Griewisch experienced Fety 'ny Maty (Party of the Dead), the All Saints Day in Madagascar. An ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission participant, her spirits were lifted by the celebration of the promise of eternal life. Read more.


Tanzania: Better health care for patients

Dr. Mark and Linda Jacobson, missionaries at the Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre in Arusha, Tanzania, are thankful for the support of ELCA members that makes possible ongoing improvements in patient care.
Mozambique: A positive future despite AIDS
Antonio Ferreira credits local "activistas" for saving his life when he was diagnosed with AIDS. Part of a Lutheran World Federation effort, the activistas work to educate and empower those living with AIDS and HIV in Mozambique. Read more.


Central African Republic: Spring boxes save lives
With the village's new spring box, Diko Marie no longer gets sick from drinking bad water. But one out of four children in the Central African Republic still dies before the age of 5 from water-borne diseases. Watch the ELCA World Hunger video.
Kenya: Refugees dream of a better tomorrow
Diadem lives in a Kenyan refugee camp and dreams of a better life living "with my family in peace in a secure place." Ruyika, another young adult, dreams that tomorrow will bring change and "that gives you hope to carry on." Read more.
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LSS of Utah
Presents: the Artistic and Contemporary St. John's Bible



The Saint John's Bible Project included calligraphers (scribes), artists, from Wales and Minnesota. The artists and scribes utilized the St. Benedictine Rule in creating this new, artistic, rendering of an artistic Bible complete with its own script.


St. John's Bible artwork Now, Lutheran Social Service of Utah offers courses from an inter-faith and community-wide perspective to study the new Bible, followed by art classes, then writing classes on Tuesdays beginning January 22, 2013. The Saint John's Bible Set is available for public and individual reading and contemplation from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and also by appointment. Art Classes are sponsored by Art Access Utah VSA. All Classes are held at: LSS of Utah, 4392 South 900 East Salt Lake City.


Cross-Gender and Inter-Faith Perspective
Bible Study on Tuesdays from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Art Classes on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Community Writing Center (with coach) available: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; (nursing home appointments for writing available as well).


If you have questions, please email LSS of Utah beginning January 15, 2013 or give Leslie Whited, Executive Director at call on 801-721-2641.


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Other Free Courses at LSS of Utah - beginning January 22, 2013

Guitar 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday
Spanish 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday
Citizenship 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Wednesday

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Trinity Las Cruces Presents:
The Book of Revelation
(Event is Tonight)


Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 2900 Elks Dr. in Las Cruces, NM (88005) welcomes Michael Reardon and Patrick Lane for a dramatic performance of REVELATION. The event will take place on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 beginning at 6:30 p.m. You are invited to attend this dramatic presentation of scripture, light and movement featuring a contemporary translation of scripture. man holding scrollsA reception to meet the artists will follow the event.


Into the Light Productions and Trinity Lutheran Church in memory of Barbara Sletten is pleased to make this event possible. Barbara Sletten, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, died last year from cancer at the age of 38. Barbara's twin brother, Eric Sletten and the Barbara Sletten Memorial Fund are sponsoring the performance in Barbara's memory.


The public is invited to attend and to experience the power of the Word. For more information about the artists and the event, please check out the news release or visit the Trinity Lutheran Church website. Also, you can help spread the word by downloading, printing and sharing the information with family, friends and acquaintances.  




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Care-Giving Workshop


On Saturday morning, February 23, Atonement Lutheran Church in Boulder will host a Stephen Ministry Workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Christian churches throughout the Front Range. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The workshop consists of three sessions designed to enhance participants' care-giving skills and to help congregations explore ways to build and expand a lay led caring ministry.


The cost of this workshop is $15 per person or $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation. To learn more or to register call Stephen Ministries at (314) 428-2600 or visit


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Metro East Women's Cluster Spring Gathering


"We remember." Hebrews 13:3


New Beginnings Church logo The spring gathering of the Metro East Women's Cluster of the Rocky Mountain Synod will be on Saturday, March 16, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at All Saints Lutheran Church, located at 15625 East Iliff Avenue in Aurora (80013). We hope you can join us for brunch and a morning focused on New Beginnings Church and our part in ministry to our sisters in Christ in the Denver Women's Correctional Facility. Pastor Emily Cardin from New Beginnings will share this ministry with us.


Please register with your church group before March 9th and have one person from your church e-mail registrations to You may also call the church at 303-752-4083 for more information. The registration fee is $5.00 per person - payable at the door. If able, please bring new or used all occasion or holiday greeting cards as part of your offering. There will be a free will offering to assist New Beginnings ministry. All women are invited! Childcare will be provided. We look forward to having you join us for a morning of inspiration, special music and fellowship!



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

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