On Sunday April 10, at 3:00 pm 
Pastor Chad Kohlmeyer will be installed as the lead pastor at Atonement Lutheran Church in Boulder, CO. Everyone is welcome! Rostered leaders: the color of the day will be white. 685 Inca Pkwy, Boulder, CO 80303.

On Sunday April 24, at 3:00 pm 
Pastor Ann Hultquist will be installed as the pastor of Augustana Lutheran Church in Denver, CO. Everyone is welcome! Rostered leaders: the color of the day will be white. 5000 E Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80246.

Prayer of the Day
O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live with him forever in the joy of the resurrection, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Bishop Jim Gonia
  • Holy Shepherd-Maundy Thursday
  • Trinity Las Cruces-Good Friday
  • Peace Las Cruces-Easter Vigil
  • Peace, El Paso-Easter
Pastor Ron Roschke 
  • Candidacy Meetings
  • Staff transitions work
  • El Camino (Lutheran Campus Ministry at CU Boulder) Planning
Pastor Sarah Moening 
  • Transitions Work
  • Lord of the Hills, Centennial
Pastor Judith VanOsdol
  • Aurora Area Ministry Strategy
  • Cristo Rey Denver
  • Iglesia Luterana Jesus de Nazaret
  • Well of Hope, Castle Pines
  • Rejoice, Erie
  • Mustard Seed, Fort Collins



Pastor Kent Mueller  
  • Assembly Projects
  • Transitions Administration
Erin Power, Diaconal Minister
  • Assembly Planning 
Ruth Hoffman - 
Lutheran Advocacy Ministry, NM  
  • Reference & Counsel
  • Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains
  • Coalition for Dental Therapy
Peter Severson- Lutheran Advocacy Ministry, CO
  • Legislative hearings
  • Colorado Fiscal Institute mid-session briefing

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APRIL 28-30 
2016 Synod Assembly 
Embassy Suites 
Loveland, CO

2016 Theological Conference 
Little America 
Cheyenne, WY



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2017 Synod Assembly
Antlers Hilton Hotel
Colorado Springs, CO



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MAY 3-5
2018 Synod Assembly
Westin Hotel
Westminster, CO



Not too late for assembly registration

The registration deadline has passed for the 2016 Synod Assembly, which is April 28 to 30 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, Colorado.  But you may still register late. Please review the FRIDAY late afternoon EXCURSIONS before registering. Assembly information is at

Note that the Embassy Suites hotel is now sold out. Please make arrangements at a neighboring hotel. Check with Erin Power for assistance. 

We will be weaving together submitted videos of people throughout the Rocky Mountain Synod singing the song: "Oh Sing to the Lord." A link to a piano version of the song is posted at  so you may hear it to get the melody and tempo. It's hymn 822 in ELW. Metronome tempo of 70 beats per minute.

Go to 
for metronome tempo. Be creative with the song as you sing it. Feel free to submit just a couple verses, or the whole thing, in English, or Spanish! Submit your videos in one of two ways. Upload them to a Dropbox account and send a share link to Kent ( or send on a flash drive or disk to Kent at RMS, 7375 Samuel Drive, Denver 80221. We will return your flash drive. Deadline is April 1 for video submissions. 

Sanctuary Lamp available to any congregation

A sanctuary lamp was given
to Bethany Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs almost 40 years ago. Bethany and Our Saviorıs merged to form Grace Lutheran Church. If your congregation is interested, pleased email Duane at:

It's not about the money... it's about making positive, healthy change

Rostered Leaders (and applicable spouses): Time to take the annual health assessment!

Take the health assessments by logging into their My Portico accounts. Completion of the assessment earns you $150 in wellness dollars, with the opportunity to earn $250 more in follow up activities. Taking the assessment also helps the synod reach its 65% participation goal, saving your congregation 1% in health contributions. When you have taken the assessment, log it here. If applicable, have your spouse take it and log it, too!

Rostered leader transitions and openings
Rostered leaders include pastors, diaconal ministers, associates in ministry, and deaconesses. View the list of congregations in transition at this link on the new RMS website:

Monthly RMS Eucharist

We invite you to join us the second Wednesday of each month for a staff/community Eucharist Service at 11:30 am at the Office of the Bishop. Email Maria Sutton if you are interested in leading worship!  
Non-rostered positions available

Emotional Intelligence Workshop is May 2-6 in Woodland Park, CO

The Center for Emotional Intelligence and Human Relations Training Presents their core Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Humans Relations (HR) workshop May 2 thru 6, 2016, located at Cathedral Ridge, Woodland Park, CO. It is recommended for all faith-based leaders seeking to maximize their potential in their ministry settings! For more information go to the EQ-HR website>Our Workshops and Upcoming Events at 
  • Tuition, ESCI 360 survey and lodging is $1,330.00.
  • The EQ-HR 5 day Schedule - The workshop begins at 1 PM on Monday and ends after lunch on Friday. Evening sessions go to 9 p.m.
  • Deadline for registrations is April 8, 2016.

Rising Star Organ Recital at First, Colorado Springs
Sunday, April 10, 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave.

The Colorado Springs Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present Madeleine Woodworth in a Rising Star organ recital. The program will include works by Bach, Widor, Franck and Dupré. Madeleine is a sophomore at the Eastman School of Music, studying organ with Nathan J. Laube. In addition to giving performances in the Rochester area, Madeleine sings in the Christ Church Schola Cantorum and the Eastman Chorale. She belongs to the professional music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota and recently won first place in the 2015 Great Lakes Regional Competition for Young Organists. This event is free of charge. For more information contact Joan Kuehn or Eric Wicks at (719) 632-8836

ACRONYM, PTSD Film Showing at Bethany April 10

Steffan Tubbs, the morning host on KOA, created a multi-generational documentary film on Post Traumatic  Stress Disorder or PTSD titled "ACRONYM" to increase awareness of the common thread of PTSD with those who fight for our freedom. Twenty-two U.S. veterans take their own lives EVERY DAY. This film project was created to help those who serve us. To view a 3 minute trailer of this documentary, please go to

ACRONYM will show at 6:30 pm in the Great Hall at Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills, Village, CO. We hope you can join us for this important film. For questions or more  on Sunday. April 10. For more information, please contact Janet Mortinsen at janet@bethany-denver.orgor 303-300-3317.

California Lutheran University Alumni Social is April 8

CLU, Pastor Melissa Maxwell-Doherty, and Desta Goehner are hosting a CLU Alumni night. Join your fellow alumni on April 8 beginning at 6:30pm, at the Breckenridge Brewery and Farm House, 2990 Brewery Ln,   Littleton, CO 80120. Come meet other alumni from the area, while catching up with old friends.  We hope to see all our front range alumni there! Questions contact: or Maryalice Marston -

California Lutheran University hosts vocation discussion for high schoolers

Celebrate Wartburg West's 30th year with the Wartburg Choir

As part of the 30th Anniversary celebration for the Wartburg West Urban Semester program, the renowned Wartburg Choir, along with members of the Denver School of the Arts choir, will present a concert at Saint Johnıs Episcopal Cathedral in Denver on Friday, April 22, at 7:30 PM. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Workshop for Council Members in North Colorado

Council Workshop is Saturday, April 9, at Faith in Eaton, CO, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be made available for approximately $10 a person. This is a great opportunity for Councils and pastors to share in the role of Council in congregational life. There's is much we can learn from one another. If you have more questions, you can contact Sarah Moening at

Clergy Renewal:  JS Bach - A Journey into Joy / A Fortress Found
Join others in ministry for our unique 'day retreat' format as we let the music of Johann Sebastian Bach open areas of music, beauty and renewal.  Through his cantatas, we will explore that which seems to rob us of safety, joy and love. Through Bach's loves, humor and genius we will be guided by this mystical musician who gloried in the Word of God and mathematical marvels. Each participant will take home means and methods to expand personal areas of beauty, joy, genius, happiness and creativity all while keeping our feet on the firm foundation of our fortress.  Ministers from all settings are welcome!
Dates: Friday, April 15, 2016 & Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time: Day 1, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.,  Day 2 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Faculty: Schawn Kellogg, MDiv, RN, Kelby Cotton, MDiv
Cost:  $60

Lutheran Men In Mission Retreat is April 22-24

"One Year to Live" is an opportunity for men to explore the difference their Christian faith can make in their lives as they relate to families, people at work and others in the Christian community. The retreat is April 22-24 at Camp Santa Maria in Colorado. For brochures and registration:  Questions, contact Randy McNitt  303-910-4008, email:

Meet others interested in recovery ministry in Springs event

Nadia Bolz-Weber, Dr. Matt Russell, Dale Ryan, Gregg Taylor, Scott McBean and others will lead us in challenging discussions focusing on the messiness of ministry, particularly in the field of recovery, with thought-provoking suggestions and challenges for change. Dates are July 18 to 22, 2016, in Colorado Springs, CO. This event is intended primarily for recovery ministry leaders and pastors who are working in the local church context. Our focus this year will be on practical strategies for sustainable ministry development. More information:

Fellowship of Recovering Lutheran Clergy Retreat

A retreat of the Fellowship of Recovering Lutheran Clergy will take place April 25-28, 2016, at the Highlands Presbyterian Camp &  Retreat Center. The agenda is a discussion of the Twelve Steps, fellowship, worship, and prayer. Cost depends on the housing arrangements. For information and registration, please contact Bohdan Vadis at 858-560-8688 or email:

Criminal justice speakers available on May 15 for your congregation

One of New Beginnings' Partners in Ministry is Prison Congregations of America (PCA).  Their next board meeting will be on May 15 in Denver.  The board, that is quite fluent on the subject of Criminal Justice from a faith perspective, has offered themselves to area congregations that Sunday.   
There are four ordained pastors, and one lay leader who also can do pulpit supply. Additionally, two lay leaders would be happy to lead an Adult Forum on Criminal Justice, the work of PCA, and how New Beginnings fits into that model in our synod. If you are interested in having one of these as a guest in your congregation on May 15c0j, please email Pastor Terry Schjang at


Saturday April 16, 2016 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Drive Colorado Springs, CO

Featuring Pastor Tim Bettger, Linda Slothower, the "Revelators"
Conference materials "The Return of the Prodigal Son: A story of Homecoming" 
available for purchase for $5.00
e-mail for copy or check out at your local library or book store.
Registration fee of $45 includes two meals.
Women ages 15-30 may attend free when accompanied by a registered guest!
Register by 4/1/16 on line here  you could also email 
or mail to: Carolyn Gardner, 1055 Golden Street, Calhan, CO 80808