JANUARY 14, 2018
1/14 SJ Parent Event, 11:45am, Multi-purpose Room
1/15 SJ Church Office Closed in honor of Martin Luther King Day
1/16 Men's Huddle, in the Worship Center, 8:15-9:15am
1/17 Women's Bible Study, Community Room, 8:45-10:00am
1/17 7th-8th Grade Confirmation/Youth Group, 6:00pm
1/17 5th-8th Grade Youth Grade, 6:00pm
1/18 Women's Huddle, Worship Center, 8:15-9:15am
1/18 LuHi January Open House, 6:30-8:00pm
1/20 Women's Saturday Morning Bible Study, 9:00-10:30am
1/20 Abiding Prayer Workshop, 9:00-11:00am, SJ Chapel

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

God, Grant Me the Serenity
Isaiah 60:1-6
Philippians 4:1-9
Matthew 2:1-12; 

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. 14, 8:00am -
"Beautiful Savior"
"Dear Lord and Father of Mankind"
"Be Still My Soul"

Songs for the modern service on Jan. 14, 9:45am - 
"Everlasting God"
"I Life My Hands"
"The Power of Your Love"
"In the Beauty of Holiness"
"Forever Reign"
Children's Church

January Theme in Children's Church - Commitment

SJ Parent Event - THIS SUNDAY!
Our January Parent Event will be about "Tools for Using Emotional Intelligence in the Home." Our Guest Speaker is Marriage and Family Counselor, Wendy Leu. Join us  THIS SUNDAY,  11:45am in the Multi-Purpose Room. Childcare and a pizza lunch will be provided.

For more information, click  HERE   to see our awesome video!
SJ Winter Abiding Prayer Workshop - Jan. 20
Jesus invites us, "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, 
and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Jesus invites us to pray.
“Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance. It is laying hold of His willingness.” ― Martin Luther

Join us Saturday, Jan. 20 at 9:00-11:30am in the Chapel for the Winter Abiding Prayer Workshop. Sign up HERE today!
Please pray for Andrew Farhat and his family as they consider the call of Pastor for the Wash Park Campus. Ask God to give them wisdom and clarity as they listen to God speaking in their lives and in their ministry.
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
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 .
Youth Group News
5th-8th Grade Youth Group
Wed., Jan. 17 ... 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. 17 ... Confirmation starts back up again this week with a big group game from 6:00-7:00pm. Confirmation lecture and discussion 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. 14 ... No Youth Group this week . Please let Matt Walton know if you will attend the summer mission trip ASAP!

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.

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 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  or call
CREW Bible Study
Join the CREW (20s and 30s) as we begin a 4-week study called  Adulting  as we look at how to navigate adulthood while honoring God in the process. Study topics will include career and identity, seeking God's will, making commitments and having an adult faith. Contact Eric  or Julie  with questions or for more information.
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
Esther Zeeb
If you would like to send condolences for Esther, please mail to:
John and Lucy Roediger
602 Roosevelt Ave.
Howards Grove, WI 53083
LuHi Open House
The Lutheran High School's January Open House will be on Thursday, Jan.18 , from 6:30-8:00pm.   Faculty representatives, coaches, parents, and current students will be available to answer your questions and provide information pertaining to LuHi's departments and programs.   Go to  to see the evening's schedule and to RSVP.
Cashier Jobs for Those in Need
Eclectic Activation is a local marketing company looking to help out the less fortunate, college students/young adults or someone just needing extra funds in the community. They are hiring for cashier positions at the Pepsi Center and have some really great perks too. For more information contact Alli Miskell at or 815-275-0806.

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!!

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 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 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). The teacher is Bev Morrow. For more information contact Bev at 303-941-7901. The group will start up again after the first of the year. 

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!
Jan. 24 - Soaring Seniors Luncheon

Jan. 25  - Info Coffee for Sample Supports Youth Services

Jan. 28 - Confirmation Classes begin

Feb. 1 - School registration fee increases

Feb. 10  - One-day Active Adult Seminar

Feb. 14 - Lent Begins

March 10  - Men Who Cook

March 18 - Maundy Thursday, Confirmation receive Lord's supper

April 1 - Easter Sunday

June 2-9  - Youth Mission Trip to Texas
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St. Johns Church & School
700 S. Franklin St
Denver, CO, 80209