A mini-retreat for women: Simply Sacred Living
8:30am – 4:30pm Saturday, April 28, 2018
Our special guest for the day is Jerusalem Greer. She is a writer, blogger, speaker, and an Episcopal Family Minister. Jerusalem, her husband Nathan, and their two boys live in rural Arkansas where they are attempting to live a slower version of modern life. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. She writes about all of this and more at www.jerusalemgreer.com
“…I am (in no particular order) a wife, a momma, a yoga fan, book addict, reluctant gardener. I love theology and shiplap…I am a liturgical convert. I love Jesus. I trust the Holy Spirit. I prefer naps to cleaning. Or jogging.”
Online registration form is here to submit electronically, colorful PDF form is here, then please return to this page or paste Pay Pal link at the bottom of the form to make your secure online payment. (You may also print either registration form and mail with your check.) Thank you, and see you April 28!
Sunday Youth & Children’s Education
“2nd Sunday School” class is held for all ages at 10:15am on the second Sunday each month during the year. All children are always welcome at services!
Sunday Adult Christian Development
How does the Bible – the living Word of God – impact our lives, our relationships with God and each other? All are welcome and invited, so grab a cup of coffee and join fellow seekers in the church library beginning at 8:00am for a deeper study on God’s word, September to May. Guests are always welcome!
Various programs are offered seasonally on Wednesday evenings 6:00-8:00pm during the year including Bible studies or book discussions. During Advent and Lent we gather for a simple Eucharist, soup supper, reflection and teaching.
Weekly at 9:30am, a small Eucharistic gathering includes discussion and conversation. Everyone is invited to meet in the Parish Library.
MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers New Group!
Exciting news! A new MOPS group is starting in 2018. Several of the group leaders participated in MOPS when their children were young, and the experience was very meaningful to them. They are looking forward to providing a safe and welcoming place where all moms can share their hopes, fears, and insights. There will be childcare for children from birth to age 5 while the moms are enjoying time together. The group will continue to meet every second and fourth Tuesday from 9:00 – 11:30 am until the end of May 2018. If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more, visit MOPS.org.
Blessing of the Animals
We celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi in October. This 8th annual short outdoor service with music and prayer is followed by coffee, juice and treats. If you can’t bring your pet, you are invited to bring a picture instead to be honored as part of God’s creative work in the world. St. Francis of Assisi is best perhaps known as the patron saint of nature and the environment, with many legends that sprang up after his death dealing with his love for animals. Francis believed that the world was created good and beautiful by God but claimed that it is the duty of humanity to both protect and enjoy nature as stewards of God’s creation. Click here to see photos from 2017
Christmas Food Boxes
As is the tradition at SJC, we will fill 100 boxes each with $25 worth of groceries – complete fixings for a holiday meal! You may contribute by cash, check or PayPal. Please mark your check with “Food Boxes”, or if you give cash, put it in an envelope and designated it as “Food Boxes.” This is a wonderful way to share the opportunity for giving with your family and friends, near and far!
Join the fun as we spend a June weekend in the mountains. Some may rough it in tents, while other sites have the necessary RV hookups. There are activities for all ages: hiking, swimming, mini-golf, horseback riding, or just relaxing!
Free Kids’ Halloween Carnival
October 31: Great fun at the 9th Annual Kids’ Halloween Carnival – thanks to all who stopped by! We also had the Blessing of the Pumpkins on the Sunday before All Hallows’ Eve. See lots of photos on Facebook.
Come make a joyful noise! All voices and musicians are welcome to join in. For more information, please introduce yourself to one of the music team after any Sunday service.
In addition to many active ministries within the church, St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church participates in a variety of outreach ministries including financial support of local and international ministries, Family Promise dinners, food boxes at Christmas, Denver’s St. Francis Center, 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center, Adopt-A-Road cleanup of West 32nd Avenue and The Action Center.
Women in the Spirit (WITS)
The women’s group usually meets the first Saturday of each month at 8:00am in the parish hall for fellowship, music and prayer. Please bring a breakfast dish to share and hear encouraging stories from other women.
SJC’s current Ministry & Event Calendar