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LFS Denver - Informal Q & A session for Foster Care
December 12 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Each year in Colorado, thousands of kids are unable to live with their biological parents because of abuse or neglect. We need families who can provide temporary care until children reunify with their parent as well as families willing to adopt children and teens in foster care if they can’t return to their families. 

An informal Q & A session for foster care will be held on December 12 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the LFS Denver Metro office, 363 S. Harlan Street, Suite 105, Denver, CO ( map ).

Please register with Anne at anne.hamilton@lfsrm.orgor 303-217-5869. One-on-one meetings can also be arranged to work around your busy schedule.

Rocky Mountain Ringers- Winter Wonderland Holiday Concert
Friday, Dec 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Saint Paul Community of Faith
1600 Grant St
Denver, CO ( map )

On Friday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday,December 15 at 2:00 p.m., the Rocky Mountain Ringers, Denver's leading semi-professional handbell ensemble, will present joyous holiday music in a concert entitled, Winter Wonderland, under the direction of Jeffrey Harms. for more information, get tickets here

Columbine Chorale Holiday Concert- A Ceremony of Carols 
Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m.

Saint Paul Community of Faith
1600 Grant St
Denver, CO ( map )

On Sunday, 16 December 2018, at 4:00 p.m., theColumbine Chorale, led by Music Director Brian Eichenberger, will present "A Ceremony of Carols," a multi-movement work featuring a variety of carols as arranged by British composer Benjamin Britten for choir and harp. Visit for more information. 

Saint Martin’s Chamber Choir Concert- A Marian Christmas: Maiden and Mother
Friday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Saint Paul Community of Faith
1600 Grant St
Denver, CO ( map )

Denver’s own Saint Martin’s Chamber Choir, led by Artistic Director Timothy Krueger, will perform a program entitled, A Marian Christmas: Maiden and Mother, featuring music by female composers, in honor of Mary, thus providing a uniquely feminine insight into the Nativity. Visit for more information, get tickets here . 

Saint Paul Lutheran and Roman Catholic Community of Faith
Singing a Christmas Cantata- Lauft ihr Hirten allzugleich
Monday, December 24 at 10:30 p.m.

Saint Paul Community of Faith
1600 Grant St
Denver, CO ( map )

Saint Paul will sing a cantata composed by Michael Haydn and entitled, Lauft ihr Hirten allzugleich (“Run, You Shepherds, All at Once”) , during an extended Prelude to the 11:00 p.m. liturgy celebrating the Nativity of Our Lord.

This year the Prelude, and the liturgy that follows, will feature music by Austrian-Hungarian composers spanning the 18th century from end of Baroque period through the Classical period and into the early Romantic period, including moterts by Gregor Werner, Franz Xaver Brixi, and liturgical music by Franz Schubert, all accompanied by a string quartet. Visit for more information.

Glocal Church Sunday: Sunday, January 6!

Join us January 6 (or any Sunday!) as we celebrate our connections and common mission in Christ’s global church.

The texts and prayers included below help bring to expression our understanding that we are united by the Spirit of God through the means of grace with our siblings in Christ throughout the world.

NEW! Thomas Mass Liturgy from Peace Not Walls

You might also consider other ways to highlight our global connections in:

  • Preaching: Invite a speaker from our Global Church Speaker's Bureau
  • Art
  • Paraments, Vestments, Flowers
  • Offering: consider designating an offering to Global Mission, World Hunger, Peace Not Walls, RMS Border Emergency Fund or Seeds of Hope (Companion Synod Fund for Madagascar)
  • Bulletin insert: Be sure to include a Global Church Sunday bulletin insert highlighting facts about our church's global engagement in your bulletin. You can download it for free at Find them on the Global Church Sunday Tab!
  • Global Church Placemats for Coffee Hour or used as coloring pages for children
  • Videos during offering or adult forum from an ELCA Missionary

Yoga as Prayer Women's Retreat
January 25-26, 2019

Holy Cross Retreat Center
Mesilla Park NM ( map )
Jan 25, 5:00 p.m. to Jan 26, 3:00 p.m.

Daily Bread Yoga retreats are a sweet time away of conversation, quiet, and reflection. The physical practice of yoga is actually called “asana”, which means seat for prayer. It was created as a preparation for prayer and meditation. I describe what happens in a yoga class as focusing on the body, to quiet the mind, and rest the spirit. That’s it. It’s about being present in mind-body-spirit, and for most of us it takes doing something with our body to quiet the busy mind. During the retreat we will practice a gentle yoga (asana) that is beginner friendly and adaptable for those who need it more/less challenging. We will also learn about the bigger practice of yoga; the concepts & philosophies that make it a deep spiritual practice to enrich your faith, no matter where you are on the way. 

Sponsored by Peace Lutheran Church, El Paso. More info here, to register go here.

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