FEBRUARY 4, 2018
2/4 First Sunday Food Donation Day
2/6 Men's Huddle, in the Worship Center, 8:15-9:15am
2/7 Women's Bible Study, Community Room, 8:45-10:00am
2/7 7th-8th Grade Confirmation/Youth Group, 6:00pm
2/7 5th-8th Grade Youth Grade, 6:00pm
2/8 Women's Huddle, Worship Center, 8:15-9:15am
2/6 Bagels with Bernardine, 8:15am, Community Room
2/10 Women's Saturday Morning Bible Study, 9:00-10:30am
2/10 Active Adult Seminar, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 9:00am-3:00pm

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

Wisdom to Know the Difference
James 1:1-8
Proverbs 1:1-7
Matthew 7:24-27
Sanctity of Life - Feb. 11 Sermon Message
The Bible tells us that we are created and purposed from our mother's womb, but the dignity of life goes far beyond that. We are called to be voices and advocates for all life, and especially for those who cannot speak for themselves. When we choose to see people as God does, we are moved to love others in a way that honors our creator. Being pro-life is a world-view - a life view - that should transcend culture, class, race, age and opinion. From the formation of a child's first tiny cell, to life's final breath, all life has inherent dignity and value.

Join us in celebration of life!
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 Feb. 4, 8:00am -
“God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending”
"My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less”
“There Is a Balm in Gilead”
“If Thou But Trust in God to Guide Thee”

Songs for the modern service on Feb. 4, 9:45am - 
"Everlasting God"
"You Have Won Me"
"The Heart of Worship"
"We Fall Down"
This Week's Question ...

"God give me the courage to change __________________."

Please share your response (anonymously) at the Interactive Space in the SJ lobby! 
August - November Financial Update

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

Total - ($14,587)
First Sunday Food Donation Sunday - THIS SUNDAY!
Please consider donating non-perishables this Sunday in the Community Room! We are especially in nee d of canned beans and dry pinto beans . Your donations will help to stock the SJ Food Pantry and assist other food ministries in the Denver area. Thank you!
2017 Giving Statements
Your 2017 giving statements are available in the Church Lobby. If you have any questions please contact
Classic Service Worship Leader Needed
Rich Nemeth, our amazing Classic Service Worship Leader, is forging new adventures. After 10 years of service at St. John’s he is looking for more flexibility in his schedule. If you know someone who is qualified to help develop the choir and lead special music in this part-time position at our 8:00am Classic Service, please have them send a resume to
Buy a Coffee ... Support Missions!
Espresso Bar is open! Stop on by and enjoy your favorite latte, mocha or americano and help support SJ missions!
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.
Pie Sales Raise $13,000, New Center Opens!
Thanks to Nicole Green, a squad of volunteer workers, generous folks who underwrote part of the cost, or donated supplies and many contented pie-buyers, net profits from this year’s Pie-a- Thon were over $13,000! This donation from St. John’s was used to fund a brand-new Talitha Cumi center in northern India.

Located in Dehradun, near a Community Transformation Center, 20 women have
been enrolled in the inaugural 6-month tailoring class that started on January 4.
The money raised has also allowed for the purchase of 10 commercial sewing machines and all of the other items necessary to equip the new center. These women have much to look forward to as they hear life-changing news about Jesus and learn a skill that will empower them to support themselves and their families. Future Pie-a- Thons will enable more women to attend the new center. Thanks, St. John’s, and thanks be to God!
School News

Bagels with Bernardine (BWB)
"Connecting parents with Resources, Tools and Community for Parenting"
You are invited to join us for BWB in February: Raising Responsible and Caring Children

Feb. 6 - Raising Children to be Responsible
Feb 20 - Raising Our Children to be Caring

Sessions are in the St. John's Community Room and begin at 8:15am.
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
Sweets & Treats Bake Sale Feb. 11
Calling all bakers! It’s that time of year! Make your favorite items for others to purchase for their Valentines. Please bring your items packaged, priced and ready for sale when you come to church on the Feb. 11. Purchase items for your spouse, children, grandparents, teachers, parents—and don’t forget your favorite Pastor! Contact Marge Burt at for more information. The proceeds will be used to support St. John’s youth programs and to add an item to our guest bag. Thank you for your support!
CREW Bible Study
Join the CREW (20s and 30s) as we learn how to pray, meditate, and contemplate the Psalms during the season of Lent. Sundays at 5:30pm starting  Feb. 25 . Please contact with any questions or for the location. 
Fat Tuesday = Pancake Party with the CREW - Feb. 13
Who doesn't love pancakes!?! All the pancakes (buttermilk, gluten-free, and Swedish) will be provided along with the classic toppings of butter and syrup. Please bring your favorite pancake topping (no matter how crazy!) to share with the group! Orange juice will also be provided. Hope everyone can make it! If you have questions, feel free to send Amy a text at  815-543-6538 .

Tuesday, Feb. 13 6:30-8:30pm 
Youth Group News
5th-8th Grade Youth Group
Wed., Feb. 7 Youth Group this night will be a GAME NIGHT! Make sure to wear clothes you can move around in and bring someone new! 6:00-8:00pm.

7th-8th Grade Confirmation/Youth Group
Wed. Feb. 7 Youth Group this night will be a GAME NIGHT! Make sure to wear clothes you can move around in and bring someone new! 6:00-8:00pm.

W.H.A.T. (9th-12th gra des)
Sunday, Feb 4th ... No Youth Group this night. Next week WILL be a game night. Spend this next week inviting some new people to Youth Group!

Check out the  Youth Page  on the website for more youth stuff
or contact Matt at  or call
Children's Church

February Theme in Children's Church - Kindness

Parents help your kids with their Milestones in Children's Church by...
Read with me Bible stories - Find out what the story is that week in Children's Church for preschool and read it with your kids before bed.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade: 
The Lord's Prayer - Start saying the Lord's Prayer together as a family before bedtime. Talk about its meaning and why we say it.
2nd-4th Grades: 
Praying from the heart - Let your kids take turns praying out loud at dinner or ask them "What should we pray about tonight?

The next Milestone celebration will be  Feb.18  for K and 1st. Parents come and hear your kids lead us in the Lord's Prayer and celebrate that with them!
Men Who Cook - March 10!

Do your kids always say, “can Dad cook tonight!"? Dads, show off your culinary skills and serve up your specialty at the St. Johns School Men Who Cook event! We have space for six more cooks! Bring your dream of being a chef to life! Contact Lynn Lawson at  720-545-6330 or Chef info can be found in the Community Room at the event display!
St. Johns Men Who Cook Auction Items Needed!  
We are looking for donations from local businesses and our church family members in the form of baskets or specialty items. Items to consider donating include: travel vouchers, hotel stays, ski tickets or packages, prepared catered meals, country club memberships or golf packages, vehicles, professional sports tickets. Use your imagination of what can bring the most excitement to this event!
Other items that have brought in money for this exciting event include art/local artisans, jewelry and luxury, entertainment, food and dining, etc.
It can be simple and unique or creative and humorous. The ideas are limitless! The best donations range in retail price from $50 to $150.
Contact Lynn Lawson at  720-545-6330  or . Donation forms can be found in the Community Room at the event display.
LuHi Musical, March 16-18 - Tickets Available
Tickets are now available for LuHi's  March 16-18  production of  Fiddler on the Roof . Order tickets online at . To learn more about this well-known and popular musical check out Your Guide to Everything Fiddler on the Roof  at .

Coffee Help Wanted!
Do you love coffee? Do you love serving others? Volunteers are needed to help prepare coffee on Sunday mornings. We supply the coffee, supplies, training and support. You supply the time! Sign-up today at the coffee bar in the Community Room. Questions? Call Craig Loving at  303-349-7398 .

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 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!!
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 .

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!
Feb. 11 - Valentine's Bake Sale

Feb. 13 - Fat Tuesday Pancake Party with the CREW

Feb. 14 - Ash Wednesday, Lent Begins

Feb. 18 - Next Children's Church Milestones event

Feb. 20 - Bagels with Bernardine "Raising Our Children to be Caring"

Feb. 21 - Lenten Services and Suppers begin

Feb. 25 - CREW Bible Study

March 10  - Men Who Cook

March 16-18 - LuHi Musical

March 29 - Maundy Thursday, First Communion 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