September 13, 2019, StPLC Events Update
MOPS Resumes September 14th (TOMORROW)
Saint Peter’s Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group meets the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. All moms with young children are invited to attend. Childcare and coffee always provided.
Welcome, Arielle Wilson
Arielle Fanslow Wilson joins the Saint Peter staff as our new keyboardist! Arielle started pounding on the piano keys at age three and hasn’t stopped since. She has performed as a professional soloist and served as a collaborative artist for numerous individuals and instrumental and choral ensembles. Arielle feels that making music in a sacred setting is a special privilege, and she is excited and grateful to join the team at Saint Peter! When she is not making music, Arielle enjoys cooking, yoga and exploring the great outdoors with her family.
God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday
The God’s Work Our Hands volunteer event will be held on Sunday, September 29th. There will be volunteer projects available to you and your family both on and off site as well as options prior to September 29th. There will be service projects to support Lutheran Family Services, Share Our Suppers, The Delores Project, Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry, Joshua Station, Habitat for Humanity, Urban Peak and more. Look for sign up forms in the Narthex or signup online.
Sunday Morning Faith Forum Focusing on the Book Inspired
Saint Peter’s Sunday morning Faith Forum began last Sunday with an introduction to Rachel Held Evans’ book Inspired. All adults, high school students, and middle school students are not just invited but encouraged to participate in some lively conversation about how the Bible is not static but a living, breathing, captivating and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God’s loving and redemptive work in the world. If you don’t have time to read the book, please come anyway. A brief chapter overview will be provided before the discussion begins. Books will be provided.
Grab a cup of coffee and a friend and come to Covenant Hall from 9:40 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Theater & Theology: A Doll’s House
The next two Theater & Theology performances are A Doll’s House, Part One and Part Two on Tuesday, October 8th and 15th, both showing at 6:30 p.m. at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. You do not need to attend both showings for a full experience. There is more information about these shows and the rest of the shows for 2019 in a folder on the doors to the Narthex, along with a multi- show reservation form.
Tickets are $35. If you are interested in a single show, please sign up on the sheets on the doors to the Narthex or contact Jeanne Maloney. Reservations are due by September 15th and 22nd, respectively.
Fall Property Cleanup on September 28th
Come join the StPLC Property Team for a fall cleanup event on September 28th from 9 a.m. to noon. The crew will be removing weeds, trimming bushes and continuing work on the sprinkler system. Contact Dave Prichard with questions and concerns.
Social Gathering on the Labyrinth September 20th
All Saint Peter members are invited to a gathering on the Labyrinth from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20th. Bring your own lawn chair, beverage and a snack to share with others. Deb Paul is hosting. Hope you can join for a fun evening of socializing!
Gather, Go and Grow
As a follow up to the spring’s Time & Talent Appeal, Saint Peter is hosting an all-church event on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:00 p.m. to discuss how our church can create an even richer and more faithful experience for the entire community. Please plan to attend! More details here.
Rainbow Trail Women’s Retreat October 4-6th
Are you ready for some time away to recharge yourself – physically, emotionally and spiritually? It’s time for you to free yourself from your daily stressors and escape to Rainbow Trail for some spiritual freedom, fellowship and fun! Let’s get a group of Saint Peter women to spend a weekend away getting to know each other better as we grow in our faith.
Rainbow Trail’s Women’s Retreat begins Friday, October 4th with check in at 6:00 p.m. and runs through brunch on Sunday, October 6th. The weekend is designed around fellowship, worship, free time in nature and good food with the flexibility to make the weekend whatever you need it to be.
To learn more visit the Rainbow Trail website. Please speak with Jeanne Maloney if you are interested in attending. Scholarships are available for anyone in need of financial assistance.
Dear Friends of the School of Nursing,
We are underway! In June we concluded our discussions with the Diocese and the leadership of the Ekenywa Secondary School and signed an MOU for the way forward. We are renovating some of the Ekenywa classrooms to use as ours as well as constructing our first new dormitory. We will need to renovate their old dining facility which we have been granted as part of our agreement.
John Kraft, whom many of you know, is our architect and Jandu is our contractor. This first phase is funded and should take us up until May for completion. Our hope is that we can move our school fully from the temporary site in time to start the 2020 academic year in our new facility.
You are the folks who have helped make this happen and we are so very, very grateful and so very excited about this great progress.
Prof Mark Jacbson
Covenant Cupboard Thanksgiving Food Items Needed
Covenant Cupboard will be distributing 200 Thanksgiving meals on November 22nd and needs your help collecting non-perishable items. If you are able, the next time you are at the store, please pick up a few of the following:
Box/bag stuffing mix
Canned cranberries or cranberry sauce
Canned or packaged turkey gravy mix
Packaged side dish (rice mix, mac n cheese, applesauce)
Dessert items (packaged cake, pie, pudding)
Financial contributions to assist with purchasing butter, eggs, potatoes and turkey are welcome, too. Checks can be made out to Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry. If you have questions, contact Laura Guthals.