Mission Statement for St. Joseph
We are a multi-generational Christian community growing in spiritual life together through liturgical worship, learning, and caring for all God's people. We invite and welcome all to this Holy place.
Lent at St. Joe's
Ash Wednesday - February 14 (and yes we do know it is Valentine's Day, church's sense of irony!!) We have services at noon and 7pm.
Sundays in Lent we have 2 Eucharists one at 8 am and the other at 10:30. During this season of the church year we use Rite I language. And everyone is always welcome !!!
February 25 The Creed wrap up
March 4 Canon and Scripture
March 11 Other Religions
March 18 Other Religions
March 25 Palm Sunday
April 1 Easter Sunday
April 8 The Bible
April 15 Bible personas
April 22 “B”’s
April 29 Book of Common prayer
May 6 Sacraments & Spiritual Disciplines
May 13 Mother’s Day
May 20 Pentecost
May 27 Wrap Up
June 3 If Necessary
June 9 Front Range Confirmation
LENTEN STUDY SERIES
During Wednesdays in Lent we will be exploring Brian McLaren’s Book “The Great Spiritual Migration” both at noon and at 6pm. If you want the book ordered please sign up or contact the church office during office hours - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00 - 12:00. It is $13.00. The book is not a necessity for the class but as always more information is better.
“The Christian story, from Genesis until now, is fundamentally about people on the move—outgrowing old, broken religious systems and embracing new, more redemptive ways of life. It’s time to move again. Brian McLaren, a leading voice in contemporary religion, argues that— notwithstanding the dire headlines about the demise of faith and drop in church attendance—Christian faith is not dying. Rather, it is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift. For millions, the journey has already begun.
Jesus said….. Feed my sheep, not “count them” Thus reads a needlepoint in my office. But there are a number folks among us… and to be quite honest… I was fascinated when I discovered these numbers.
2017 was a very good year!
Ministry at St. Clare’s - 7,800 homeless or working poor were served of clothed by volunteers from St. Joe’s by 364 volunteers working 728 hours.
In addition, Mother Michele fed 600 folks, cooking on the 5th Tuesday.
And we donated $900.00 to help fund food supplies.
Brown Bag Lunch made 1.250 lunch bags in 2017. That means 2,500 sandwiches plus 1,250 pieces of fruit, and 2,500 pieces of candy and 3,750 homemade cookies. It took approximately 85 folks and 850 hours to accomplish this. (Doesn’t include shooting or baking time !!)
Family Promises - had 4 dinners with 3 breakfasts for 14 families and 11 volunteers, each volunteer usually gives 2-3 hours of time So 33 hours of time here. In addition, Tom Frick drives the van at least 60 hours a year transporting families.
The garage sale had 22 volunteers working. Best guess is that over 100 hours were given in this effort. We made $2,830.00 (=after expenses) to fund our outreach work.
Action Center - We made 8 trips to the Action center this year. Four folks did delivery. We sent approximately 10 overflowing bins. Donations included food, school supplies, household goods and clothes.
Hospitality in eating here - No Agenda Meals began this summer and we hosted 4, with average attendance of 35-50 people. We also had a Chili Cook Off Supper, a Pancake Supper and a Palm Sunday Middle Eastern pot luck.
We began working with other Green Mountain Churches and participated 4 interdenominational events.
We had 6 Friday Nights with the Rector.
The Wednesday Noon Group has read 7 Books and spent 104 or more hours discussing them.
We have offered 10 different experiences for Adult Faith Formation.
Office volunteers donated 468 plus hours in the office.