This Week at Chapel of Our Saviour
March 10, 2019 - The First Sunday in Lent
Encountering the Unexpected
by Bishop-Elect Kym Lucas

"Ugh!" she said, as she bustled around the sacristy. "Maybe it's a heresy to say this, but I really hate Lent." She looked at me sheepishly, waiting for my condemnation. "Why do you hate Lent?" I asked. She heaved a sigh. "All this silence! I can't stand silence in church. It feels like I'm being punished!"

I had to work hard to keep my "Are you serious?" emotions off my face. For me, the notion of silence as punishment was inconceivable. I am a mother, parenting four vocal and active children while living with two high-strung dogs; my spirit is always praying, even begging, for silence. I relish the midnight hour, when the husband and the kids and the dogs have all gone to bed, and quiet settles over the house. Even as a kid, my being sent to my room or banned from TV elicited a "fine by me" response. As an introvert who loves the Lenten season, who lives for any excuse for being quiet, I remember being stunned by this confession in the sacristy. I could not fathom how silence could ever feel like punishment.
Bishop Elect Lucas will be our preacher and presider
for our 8:30am and 10:45am services
at Chapel of Our Saviour on Sunday April 7.
40 Days of Sharing Blessings

Your outreach committee invites you to make a daily discipline of sharing blessings during these 40 days of Lent which began this past Ash Wednesday

Set aside one non-perishable food item for donation to B Street Food Pantry each day of Lent. The 40 days of Lent begin on Ash Wednesday (March 6) and end on Easter Sunday (April 21) Sundays are not included. We hope this can be a daily practice but know that 40 days is a lot longer than it seems and life gets in the way of all of our good intentions. We encourage you to participate in a way that brings peace. You can put your donations by the Little Red Wagon in the Narthex or Parish House on a weekly basis or at the end of Lent. We’ll deliver them to the B Street Food Pantry. * The most welcome food donations are things your family enjoys that are non-perishable--even Easter Candy. Non-food donations of toiletries and necessities are also welcome.

See the website at
for a list of the most requested food pantry donations.
Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10

Come see displayed the many talents of your fellow parishioners:
needlework, weaving, photography, painting, poetry. Prepare to be amazed!

Join us for a preview of the show on Saturday night at 6:00 pm with a reception,
and then to the festival next Sunday during the Formation Hour.

If you like to do creative things, bring along what you've created to share with the community.
Set-up time is Saturday at 4:00 pm in Casey Hall. All are welcomed.
Traces of the Trade
A Voyage of Realization and Reconciliation
Sunday, March 17 at Chapel of Our Saviour, 1-3pm

The Episcopal Church in Colorado is currently sponsoring a 7-city tour of a documentary film that unearths a hidden legacy of slavery in America. Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North traces a journey by Katrina Browne, the filmmaker, and nine of her cousins into the dark past of the slave trade which enriched their white New England family. The Emmy-nominated film is a transparent and vulnerable view into the story of the DeWolfe family as they research and explore the unsettling truth of their ancestors being the foremost slave traders in U.S. history.

Dain Perry, one of the nine cousins, and his wife, Constance, will present the film and facilitate a conversation on race, reconciliation and healing. The Perry’s mission is to break down the barriers around us with words and stories spoken in relationship. “Until we talk about the issue of race and racism and until we learn how it came about in this country and how it is affecting people today in such terribly negative ways, we’ll never succeed in overcoming racism,” Dain Perry says.

Dain and Constance will join us for our 10:45 service, followed by food and the presentation.
Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 10.
Spring Forward!
IHN begins next week

If you or your family is looking for a Lenten discipline of service, please prayerfully consider volunteering. We have something for everyone: set-up; providing breakfast and lunch supplies, cooking and serving dinner; evening hosting; overnight hosting; restoration; and laundry services. If you choose to have direct contact with guests, you will receive training and be background checked. Funds are graciously provided by donors. We have a stable of much-appreciated volunteers who participate year after year in this joyful ministry. We invite you to join us!

Please contact Patty Smith at for more information, or Betsy VanderWerf at to volunteer.
Fully Human Fully Divine
Lenten Prayer in Movement
Tuesday Mornings
Casey Hall
9-10:30 am
March 12 - April 16
The Rev. Krista Dias &
Karen Christian: 7203266389
Snake Oil
A Study on Human Trafficking
Wednesday Evenings
Dining Room/St. Mary Chapel
6-8 pm
March 13 - April 10
The Rev. Krista Dias &
Deborah Lowery
Thursday Morning Eucharist - Saint Mary Chapel, 7 am
Join us at every Thursday for Eucharist 
followed by breakfast and lively conversation.
All are welcome.
Weekday Wednesday Bible Studies (Parish House)
7:00am  A study in Ephesians
10:30am  Bible study resumes March 6. We will review Ash Wednesday readings.

Thursday Book Group
10:00am  "God Of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam" by Mirabai Starr

Chapel Reading Guild: 
3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm (Dining Room)
March 19: "Unsheltered", by Barbara Kingsolver. "The story of two families in two centuries who lived at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, New Jersey, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it. With history as their canvas, these characters paint a startlingly relevant portrait of life in precarious times when the foundations of the past have failed to prepare us for the future."
Thrift House
Read the newest issue of the Thrift House newsletter HERE.

Loving Hands
All who are interested in knitting or crocheting hats for babies or children please join Loving Hands. The groups meets on the second Saturday of each month in the Dining Room from 10—11:30 am. Any questions please call Lois Carlson at 473-1383.

Organ Cleaning Update
The organ was completely taken apart and cleaned this week. Thank you for your pledges that helped to do this.
The Chapel Chamber Players Spring Production of
“Once, Upon a Dream”
March 23rd, 2019 ~ 2:00 pm ~ in the Nave
Featuring The Chapel Chamber Players Strings, Singers and Readers.
With Words of Hans Christian Anderson, Thurber and Foote and
Vocal Selections of Gershwin, Sondheim and The Sherman Brothers.

CCP Presents a Fanciful Production of Solos, Duets, Trios and Quartets
An Audience Sing Along from Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty
Selections from the Musicals Into the Woods and Once Upon a Mattress and
Instrumental Music of Bach, Chopin, Schubert and Tchaikovsky
Attend the Reception afterwards in Casey Hall!

SAVE the Date of October 19th, 2019 for CCP’S Autumn Production
Information: (719) 471-7637 or
Outreach Meeting
Please save the date. The next Outreach Committee meeting is on Tuesday, April 2 at 1:30 pm in the Dining Room of the Parish Hall.
The Thrift House
We invite you to join us in volunteering at the Episcopal Church Women's Thrift House. One 3-hour shift makes a lot of difference. Childcare is available. Prayerfully consider if you could give us a few hours to help make a difference. Volunteer hours translate into outreach dollars, and the need in our community is great. Your help is always appreciated. Contact Teri Orthwein: or 719.375.0502
Empowering Haitian Girls
Your generous donations to Outreach funded reusable sanitary kits to enable 55 Haitian girls in Petit Trou de Nippes to stay in school during their monthly cycles.  A special thanks to Linda Rowe for leading the project and taking the kits to Haiti.

B Street Food Pantry – Healthy Foods to Fight Colds & Flu (Canned fruit and canned vegetables, oatmeal, brown rice)
We are in the midst of flu and cold season. This month we are collecting foods to help prevent colds and flu. Wed MD says that “Diets that are plentiful in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy, and healthy fats can provide a wide array of nutrients and antioxidants that can help boost the immune system.” On Sunday, please put your donation in the basket by the baptismal font. Otherwise, the little red wagon will be just inside the main door of the Parish House and donations may always be dropped off there.

Family Promise/Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) Hosting.
Volunteer to help host. March 17 -24 2019, we will provide a home to families enrolled in IHN. The homeless families agree to follow strict guidelines of IHN as they work aggressively to regain a solid foothold on their situation and circumstances. As hosts, we provide meals, companionship, and a warm place to stay. Volunteers are also needed to set up at the Parish House at 12:00 pm on March 17. Please contact Betsy VanderWerf to volunteer or sign up on the poster in the Parish House. 
This week's fellowship will provided by Choir/Bell Choir/Visual Arts . To learn more about this group email Bonnie
Next week's fellowship will be provided by Altar Guild.
7th Annual Feast of Saint Arnold
June 8, 2019
If you would like more information about serving on this ministry, please contact Brian Bennett by email or by phone at 719-231-4803.

The Reverend David Dill, Priest in Charge        
The Reverend Krista Dias, Associate Priest      
Bonnie Linder, Director of Music                        
Sarah Carter, Office Administrator              

Jack Sterling, Sr. Warden * Cliff Wieger, Jr. Warden * Barbara Lewis, Treasurer, 
Betsy VanderWerf, Clerk * Meagan Cheney * Katherine Brennan * George Hammond 
Sarah Hogan * Christine Owino * Mary Beth Shively * Ann Noel Spencer