- Written by Tom Miles Tom Miles
- Created: 20 June 2013 20 June 2013
The Elderberries always have an activity coming up—and, if you are a Saint John’s member fifty-five or older, that means you always have something coming up. Please join us!
Elderberries Rockies Game!
The Elderberries’ July outing is a Colorado Rockies baseball game against the Miami Marlins on July 25 (a Thursday) at 1:00 pm. The cost will be $10 per senior over 55 years plus an additional charge of $5 to help with transportation and parking fees. Our seats are located in section 146, rows 32 and 33, in the southwest end of the stadium under the upper deck canopy—out of the sun and/or rain. We have reserved twenty tickets with ten seats in each row. The Elderberries will provide a bus for the trip that will leave Saint John’s at 10:30 am.
Please contact Wil Shimoda by July 8 for your reservations and payment. If you need additional details, please call Wil (482-0101) or call the church office.
Nineteenth Annual Older Adult Gathering
This year’s annual Older Adult Gathering, presented by the Rocky Mountain District—LCMS’s Older Adult Ministry Committee, will be right here in Fort Collins, at Redeemer Lutheran Church (7755 Greenstone Trail). Registration forms are available at the Welcome Center for the September 9–11 (Monday to Wednesday) gathering. Register soon—because this year’s event is down in “the plains” instead of in Estes Park, it is expected to book up quickly.
Monday’s featured presenter is Steffan Tubbs, a former ABC News correspondent, now co-host of Colorado’s Morning News on 850 KOA-AM in Denver. He has covered hundreds of stories for ABC, including the events of September 11, the Columbine tragedy, hurricanes, wildfires, the death of JFK, Jr. and a variety of court trials and other stories of national significance. He is a four-time winner of the Edward R. Murrow award for national reporting and a proud supporter of our military. He is currently the chair of The Greatest Generations Foundation.
Dan Anglin, who will speak on Tuesday morning, was recently the Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Employers Health Alliance, a nonprofit membership organization of Colorado employers focused on health policy. He will address health care, including the status and implications of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.” This law will affect seniors in many different ways, and Mr. Anglin will explain it in understandable terms.
Former Senator Hank Brown will lead two sessions on Tuesday on “Trends in Education and Liberty.” Brown served in the Colorado Senate, five consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and a term in the U.S. Senate. He is the immediate past president of the University of Colorado. During his tenure he instilled broad public confidence in the university with his honesty, leadership skills, charitable fundraising, enrollment and research. Since stepping down as president, he has accepted a chaired professorship at CU, and continues to teach at Colorado Law as well as to undergraduate students.
The quartet “4 Given” from Risen Savior Lutheran (directed by Marcin Arendt) will provide musical entertainment on Tuesday evening.
The final session (Wednesday morning) will be given by Redeemer pastors Scott Coerber and Ryan Meyer on the topic “Speaking the Gospel—Reaching the Next Generation.” Redeemer senior pastor Tim Runtsch will officiate the closing service and conclude the Gathering with a sermonette.
The Elderberries Board (the Board of Older Adult Ministries) affirms the unique worth of older persons, equips older people for ministry and provides opportunities that will enhance the quality of life for older adults.