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JANUARY 21, 2018
1/21 Gillian's Homeless Clothing Drive, Community Room
1/21 W.H.A.T. (9th-12th grades), 6:00-8:00pm
1/23 Men's Huddle, in the Worship Center, 8:15-9:15am
1/24 Women's Bible Study, Community Room, 8:45-10:00am
1/24 - Soaring Seniors Luncheon, 12:30, Community Room
1/24 7th-8th Grade Confirmation/Youth Group, 6:00pm
1/24 5th-8th Grade Youth Grade, 6:00pm
1/25 Women's Huddle, Worship Center, 8:15-9:15am
1/25  - Info Coffee for Sample Supports Youth Services
1/27 Women's Saturday Morning Bible Study, 9:00-10:30am

Go to the St. John's  website calendar
for a complete listing of events!
Sermon Notes

Grace to Accept the Things We Can Not Change
Numbers 11:1
Matthew 26:36-46

Signs of Lent
The season of Lent is a time of reflection and soul searching. It has been a time of preparation for the celebration of Easter since the earliest days of the church. This tradition with ancient roots is designed as a personal call to repentance, an invitation to reorder our lives and a time to be intentional about our Christian walk.

Our Lenten theme this year is of “Road Signs” and how their messages apply to our life as Jesus Followers. Each Wed., beginning Feb.14 , until Resurrection Sunday pm April 1 will focus on the following signs: U-Turn, Stop, Merge, Yield, One Way, Dead End, Road Narrows, Food, Cross Road, Road Work Ahead.
Music @ SJ

Songs for the classic service on Jan. 21, 8:00am -
“How Firm a Foundation”
“Grace Greater Than Our Sin”
“Our Great Savior”

Songs for the modern service on Jan. 21, 9:45am - 
"This is Amazing Grace"
"Found in You"
"O Come to the Altar"
"Cornerstone (My Hope is Built on Nothing Else)"
"Holy Holy Holy"
August - November Financial Update

Income - $447,623
Expense - $462,210

Total - ($14,587)
Lenten Suppers
Lenten Suppers will begin on Feb. 21 with dinner at 5:30pm and service at 6:30pm. Supper will be provided by our Youth Ministry to benefit their summer mission trip. There will be NO supper provided on Ash Wednesday.
Next Seniors Luncheon
Join us on Wed., Jan. 24 at 12:30pm in the Community Room for our next luncheon. Cost is $5.00. Please also bring a covered dish to share. Dr. Craig Loving will tell us about their trip to Germany and "Luther-land". Please RSVP to Jolene at 303-777-4033 by Thursday, Jan.18 .
School News
Registration for the 2018-2019 school year has begun. Please check with the school office with any questions. There is a $275 registration fee, which goes up on  Feb. 1 . Many of our classes are close to being full, so please make sure to register early. Contact Sara Ness in the school office at 303-733-3777, Ext. 119 or Sara.Ness@SJDenver.org.
Youth Group News
5th-8th Grade Youth Group
Wed., Jan. 24 ... Youth Group will kick back off Wednesday night! Big group game from 6:00-7:00pm and a Bible study with Mr. Tim and Ms. Becky from 7:00-8:00pm in the Youth Room. See you then!

7th-8th Grade Confirmation/Youth Group
Wed., Jan. 24 ... Confirmation starts back up again this week with a big group game from 6:00-7:00pm. Confirmation lecture and discussion on the 7th Commandment from 7:00-8:00pm.Parents should come at 7:30pm. See you all then!

W.H.A.T. (9th-12th gra des)
Sunday,  Jan. 21st ... Time to get into a new study! Don't miss the start of this discussion. Also, Please let Matt Walton know if you will attend the summer mission trip ASAP!

ATTENTION HS YOUTH!
We're going on a mission trip this summer to Texas June 2 -June 9 . We need 20 people total so room is limited. Contact Matt Walton ASAP for details and how to commit to the trip.

FIRST COMMUNION CLASSES BEGIN ON JAN 28th!
The first time you taste the Lord's Supper you receive much more than a new experience. You receive forgiveness in a new way and enter into a much deeper relationship with God and taste the banquet of heaven itself! 

Classes will start Sunday, Jan. 28. The final session will be on  March 29 for our Maundy Thursday service when students will take the Lord's Supper for the first time together with their family. Classes are recommended for 5th graders and older and we ask that one parent attend the classes with their child. Cost is $10. Contact Matt Walton at  Youth@SJDenver.org for details and to sign-up! 

At least one parent needs to attend each class with their student.  Classes are 8:45-9:45am in the Multi-purpose Room. Here is the class schedule:

  • January 28th Lesson 1 The Law and Giving Myself a Test
  • February 4th Lesson 2 Grace and the Gospel
  • February 11th Lesson 3 How God Gives Me Gifts
  • February 18th Lesson 4 Real Presence
  • February 25th Lesson 5 Meal of Forgiveness
  • March 4th Lesson 6 Other Blessings Received in Holy Communion
  • March 11th Lesson 7 Table Graces
  • March 18th Lesson 8 Divine Worship

Check out the  Youth Page  on the website for more youth stuff
or contact Matt at  Youth@SJDenver.org  or call
A Note from Gillian ... Can You Help?
Hello St. John's! I'm Gillian Volz and I'm doing a Homeless Clothing Drive for my Affirmation of Faith Project! My goal is to give out newer cold weather clothing to the homeless in our area. Any donation of hats, gloves, scarves or coats would be greatly appreciated. Please bring your donations to the Community Room on  Jan. 21 and Jan. 28 ! New items from Goodwill or RTD passes are also greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your help! 
Saturday Morning Women's Bible Study - You Are Invited!
The Women's Saturday Morning Bible Study meets in the Chapel, 9:00-10:30am.  Join us as we study the Gospel of Matthew. One lesson does not hinge on the other, so you can join anytime. The teacher is Bev Morrow. For more information contact Bev at 303-941-7901. 
Children's Church

January Theme in Children's Church - Commitment
SOAR One-Day Seminar for Active Adults - Feb. 10
This event is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain District's Active Adult Ministry Committee. The theme is "Enhancing One's Quality of Life." There will be three topics and musical entertainment.  The keynote speaker is Pastor Drew Ross who will talk about Delivering Dignity to the Homeless Community, a ministry at Bethlehem in Lakewood. This outreach ministry provides a meal and worship service at Bethlehem and also showers with its mobile shower trailer. Jolene Webb-Hammond will share information on back and neck pain. Next Virginia Ortiz from Mile High Ministries will describe some of the issues surrounding their ministry to the homeless. A brass quintet will be provided by Golden Brass from the University of Northern Colorado. For details and fee information, call Harriet Oehlkers 303-619-7839 or Stan 303-665-4289.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2100 Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood
Saturday  Feb.10 , 9:00am - 3:00pm
LuHi Musical, March 16-18 - SAVE THE DATE!
The LuHi Theater Department's production of  Fiddler on the Roof  will take place on March 16-18 at the PACE Center in Parker. Tickets will be available for purchase soon.
NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP!

A Note from Gillian ... Can You Help?
Hello St. John's! I'm Gillian Volz and I'm doing a Homeless Clothing Drive for my Affirmation of Faith Project! My goal is to give out newer cold weather clothing to the homeless in our area. Any donation of hats, gloves or coats would be greatly appreciated. Please bring your donations to the Community Room on  Jan. 21 and Jan. 28 ! New items from Goodwill or RTD passes are also greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your help! 

Help Needed at Christ's Body
Can you help prepare and serve a meal for Christ's Body Ministry? This is an important St. John's local missions project that feeds people in Denver impacted by homelessness. You will purchase the food (with your own funds), prepare & deliver it, then serve it up! St. John's is responsible for serving twice a month: the second Saturday and second Sunday of the month. Saturdays are the hot dog feed at Church in the City, 16th & Gaylord. Sunday is the dinner at Christ’s Body, 850 Lincoln.

Call or email Gerry Bodine with questions or to signup gerrybodine658@gmail.com or 720-255-7363. You may also sign up by clicking HERE.

ALSO: Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated so that anyone who wants to prepare and serve is able to do so!!

SAVE THE DATE!! Men Who Cook!
Come support St. John's K-8 School and ELC during an exciting, lively and fun-filled evening of fabulous food, exciting auction and community networking. Men Who Cook will be on Sat.  March 10 at Overland Crossings. If you would like to be part of this exciting team or would like to show off your cooking skills, please contact Lynn Lawson at  llawson@eventprep.com or call her directly at 720-545-6330.

Live Auction items are now also being accepted! Consider your end of year taxes by donating towards this exciting event. Items being accepted at this time for our LIVE AUCTION include travel vouchers, hotel stays, ski tickets or packages, prepared catered meals, country club memberships or golf packages, vehicles (!) and more. Use your imagination of what brings the most excitement to this event! SILENT AUCTION items will be collected after the first of the year. Items to consider include art from local artisans, jewelry and luxury entertainment, food and dining, sports, and more! 

Foster Families Needed
Sample Supports Youth Services is looking for loving families to provide foster homes for needy children and youth! No experience is needed and we provide trainings and support for all of our foster homes. The most important thing we're looking for is that you are motivated and want to help children in need of loving homes! 

Click  HERE for more detail or contact Gretchen Smith at  gsmith@samplesupports.com or 720-295-0347.

We will also be hosting a casual coffee get-together for anyone interested on Thursday,  Jan. 25 at 9:30am at Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters in Arvada.
Women's Saturday Morning Bible Study
The Women's Saturday Morning Bible Study meets in the Chapel, 9:00-10:30am.  Join us as we study the Gospel of Matthew. One lesson does not hinge on the other, so you can join anytime. The teacher is Bev Morrow. For more information contact Bev at 303-941-7901. 

Sunday Morning Bible Study
The Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study enjoys a variety of teachings by strong traditional Christian scholars from both the LCMS and other reformed Christian theologians with whom we share faith. This is complimented by lively and vigorous discussion within our group. Please j oin us at 9:45am in the Cafeteria. 

Women's Wednesday Morning
All women are invited to join this group from 8:45 -10:00am in the Community Room. We will be studying Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. If you have questions contact Mary Lou Kaelberer 303-750-7541.

Women's Huddle
This group is for all women of school age children. The group meets on Thursday's from 8:15-9:15am in the Worship Center. We will be studying QBQ by John Miller. No childcare is provided. For more information contact  Carolyn.Otte@SJDenver.org .

Men's Huddle
All men are welcome to attend this group on Tuesday's from 8:15-9:15am.

Please visit our  LIFEGroups  page for many more groups!
Jan. 28 - First Communion Classes begin

Jan. 28 - Gillian's Homeless Clothing Drive, Community Room

Feb. 1 - School registration fee increases

Feb. 10  - Active Adult Seminar

Feb. 14 - Ash Wednesday, Lent Begins

Feb. 21 - Lenten Services and Suppers begin

March 10  - Men Who Cook

March 16-18 - LuHi Musical

March 29 - Maundy Thursday, Confirmation class receives Lord's supper

April 1 - Easter Sunday

June 2-9  - Youth Mission Trip to Texas
Click below for more information about both our campuses & our school!
St. Johns Church & School
700 S. Franklin St
Denver, CO, 80209
303-733-3777