Poster — Wor­ship Slides

Poster — Front-​and-​Center Slides

Poster — Event Slides

Notes from the Flock

There’s always some­thing hap­pen­ing at Saint John’s. Read on to keep on top of activ­i­ties, signups and other opportunities!

CSU Foot­ball Game­day Parking

Saint John’s will be offer­ing CSU foot­ball game-​day park­ing in the church lot to sup­port var­i­ous groups, begin­ning August 26 with the Heseders. There will be park­ing here August 26, Sep­tem­ber 9, Octo­ber 14, Octo­ber 28, Novem­ber 11 and Novem­ber 18. While spots will be $15 cash-​only the day of the game, mem­bers who reserve in advance can park for free (though dona­tions will be gladly accepted!): please con­tact Tom in the church office (9704825316 or This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make your reservations.

Third Thurs­day Potluck and Presentation

Join the Elder­ber­ries for lunch and a pre­sen­ta­tion by the Col­orado Vis­it­ing Nurse Asso­ci­a­tion on “Pre­ven­ta­tive Well­ness and Home Health Care Ser­vices” with free blood pres­sure tests for those who would like one. Please bring a dish to share.

Help Make Blan­kets for LWR

Any­one with sewing skills is invited to come help make blan­kets and quilts for Lutheran World Relief and other com­mu­nity and inter­na­tional needs. Thurs­days at 9:00 AM in the Small Fel­low­ship Hall. Please join us any week!

“Grow­ing in Wor­ship” Children’s Wor­ship Bulletins

The “Grow­ing in Wor­ship” wor­ship fold­ers coor­di­nate with the lec­tionary to high­light each Sunday’s theme and mes­sage, help­ing chil­dren learn, fol­low and par­tic­i­pate in the order of wor­ship. Pick one up each Sun­day from an usher or the children’s activ­ity shelf at the back of the sanctuary.

Mid­week Advent Ser­vices

Advent is a sea­son of reflec­tion and expec­ta­tion. Each Wednes­day we gather to share prayer and med­i­ta­tion on the Word.

As the 500th anniver­sary of the Ref­or­ma­tion approaches, let Mar­tin Luther’s beloved hymn “From Heaven Above” speak to you in our spe­cial Advent wor­ship series. Each ser­vice in the four-​part series focuses on the divine gifts that come down to us through the birth of Jesus.

Wednes­days, Novem­ber 30 to Decem­ber 21. Ser­vices at 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM. Meal served at Noon (no evening meal).

Fam­ily Christ­mas

Christ­mas Eve

Christ­mas Day

Epiphany Sun­day

Epiphany is from a Greek word mean­ing to “reveal” or “make man­i­fest.” The sea­son of Epiphany is our time to focus on the rev­e­la­tion of “who” Jesus is: true God and true man.

We cel­e­brate the Fes­ti­val of Epiphany with read­ings of the visit of the magi (Matthew 2:11). Through these for­eign­ers, who acknowl­edged that this infant was the Son of God, God was show­ing us that Jesus was the Mes­siah and Sav­ior of not just the Jew­ish peo­ple, but of all peo­ple, around the world.

Please join us for a ser­vice where we see the great light, revealed to human­ity: Jesus has come to save us all!

Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 8. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Bap­tism of Our Lord

In the waters of the Jor­dan, Jesus takes His place among sin­ners and takes all the sins of the world upon Him­self. Though He has no sin, He under­goes the Bap­tism of repen­tance in order to ful­fill all right­eous­ness for us. He sub­mits Him­self to the curse of sin and death in order to redeem us!

As we share His Bap­tism and are “united with Him in a death like His,” we also share His res­ur­rec­tion unto new­ness of life.

Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 15. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Trans­fig­u­ra­tion

In the Trans­fig­u­ra­tion, Jesus is revealed to His dis­ci­ples as the Son of God. It is the cul­mi­na­tion of the sea­son of Epiphany, in which the char­ac­ter of Jesus is revealed to us in numer­ous ways: through the eyes of the Magi, through the hands of John the Bap­tist at the Jor­dan River, through the ears of His friends and neigh­bors in Galilee and through the hearts of the dis­ci­ples who fol­low His call.

Now, just before the begin­ning of Lent, we see Jesus in His glory, “as bright as a flash of light­ning.” (Luke 9:29) It’s a timely reminder that the man who walks the path to the cross is at the same time Almighty God, sac­ri­fic­ing Him­self for us.

Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 26. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Ash Wednes­day

Meals will be served at Noon and 5:30 pm

For dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Gen­e­sis 3:19) When sin forced them from the Gar­den of Eden, Adam and Eve began lives of hard­ship and toil, breath­ing the dust of a harsh world.

Though mod­ern com­forts may shield us from the dirt and grime, we still face the inevitabil­ity of sin and death. On Ash Wednes­day, we reflect on our mor­tal­ity, but also rejoice in our hope: that Jesus, our Sav­ior, suf­fered and died to res­cue us from sin and save us from the final­ity of death.

Wednes­day, March 1. Ser­vices at 11:00 am and 6:30 PM.

Mid­week Lenten Ser­vices

Lent is a sea­son of con­fes­sion and reflec­tion. Each Wednes­day we gather to share prayer and med­i­ta­tion on the Word.

In “Singing with the Exiles,” we study Isa­iah 4055 — some of the best-​known, most-​cherished and the­o­log­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant texts in the Bible — which teach an ori­en­ta­tion to the Lord and the world that Jesus endorsed, sharp­ened and laid as the foun­da­tion for the Chris­t­ian Church.

Wednes­days, March 8 – April 5. Ser­vices at 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM. Meals served at Noon and 5:45 PM.

Palm Sun­day

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Psalm 118:26)

Lent has led us to Jerusalem with Jesus, who enters the city in humil­ity, rid­ing on the back of a don­key, but is cel­e­brated by crowds of wor­ship­pers. With palm branches and shouts of “Hosanna!” they “acknowl­edge that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philip­pi­ans 2:11) At our wor­ship ser­vice we cel­e­brate by wav­ing palms and in word and sacrament.

This grand entrance sets the scene for Jesus’ final acts and words before His cru­ci­fix­ion, which we will med­i­tate upon in our Holy Week services.

Sun­day, April 9. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Holy Thurs­day

At night­fall of Holy (Maundy) Thurs­day, our Lenten obser­vance comes to an end and we gather with Chris­tians around the world to cel­e­brate the “Three Days” of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

At the heart of the Maundy Thurs­day liturgy are Jesus’ com­mand­ments — or man­dates — to “love one another” and “do this in remem­brance of Me.” We are called to fol­low Jesus’ exam­ples as we humbly care for one another and par­take in His holy meal. At our Holy (Maundy) Thurs­day ser­vices, we cel­e­brate the holy meal, given and shed for us, and remem­ber His sac­ri­fice for us.

Thurs­day, April 13. Ser­vices at 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM

Good Fri­day

He was pierced for our trans­gres­sions, He was crushed for our iniq­ui­ties; the pun­ish­ment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.” (Isa­iah 53:5)

Good Fri­day is the sec­ond part of the three day ser­vice called the Triduum. It is a time of somber reflec­tion on the mys­tery of the cross, that from a death should flow for­give­ness and life. We may be sep­a­rated from the actual events of the cru­ci­fix­ion by two thou­sand years, but it was for our sins that our Lord suf­fered and died and to us that He gives the fruit of His suf­fer­ing and death.

Fri­day, April 14. Tene­brae Ser­vice at 7:30 PM.

Easter Sun­rise

Alleluia! Christ is risen!” It is a day of cel­e­bra­tion: Jesus is alive!

This fact informs all of our lives, for if God can raise Jesus from the dead, He can bring life to any sit­u­a­tion; He can take away the fear of death!

A break­fast will be served after the ser­vice, start­ing at 7:30 am. It will be served by our Heseder mis­sion group, with pro­ceeds sup­port­ing local and inter­na­tional missions.

Alleluia! Christ is risen!”

Sun­day, April 16. Sun­rise Ser­vice at 6:30 AM.

Easter Day

Alleluia! Christ is risen!” It is a day of cel­e­bra­tion: Jesus is alive!

This fact informs all of our lives, for if God can raise Jesus from the dead, He can bring life to any sit­u­a­tion; He can take away the fear of death!

A break­fast will be served before the ser­vice, start­ing at 7:30 am. It will be served by our Heseder mis­sion group, with pro­ceeds sup­port­ing local and inter­na­tional missions.

Alleluia! Christ is risen!”

Sun­day, April 16. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Ascen­sion Sun­day

Sun­day, May 28. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Forty days after His res­ur­rec­tion, Jesus appeared to His dis­ci­ples one last time to tell them to expect the com­ing Holy Spirit before He ascended into heaven to take His heav­enly throne.

Pen­te­cost

Sun­day, June 4. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” (Acts 2:1)

The church cel­e­brates its birth­day on Pen­te­cost, recall­ing the drama of this pas­sage from Acts, as the Spirit came to the dis­ci­ples in rush­ing wind and tongues of flame and enabled them to go out and preach the Good News.

The great power of the Holy Spirit, which Jesus’ dis­ci­ples of all ages demon­strate, is what Jesus says in John 14:1214: “All who have faith in Me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father”.

Ref­or­ma­tion Sun­day

When Mar­tin Luther nailed his 95 The­ses to the Wit­ten­berg Chapel door in 1517, he set in motion a reform of the church through the redis­cov­ery of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a reform that brought the truth of Jesus’ redemp­tive sac­ri­fice on the cross to all people.

It’s tra­di­tional to wear red on Ref­or­ma­tion Sun­day. Red sym­bol­izes the renew­ing fire of the Holy Spirit and the mar­tyr­dom of Luther’s con­tem­po­raries who called for the ref­or­ma­tion of the church.

Sun­day, Octo­ber 29. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

All Saints Sun­day

Every year, the church sets aside a spe­cial day to remem­ber the saints of the church not com­mem­o­rated with spe­cial holidays.

To Luther­ans, who believe that all sin­ners are made God’s holy saints in the cleans­ing waters of Holy Bap­tism, it means a cel­e­bra­tion of the entire priest­hood of believ­ers, espe­cially the mem­bers of Saint John’s who were called to their eter­nal home in the pre­ced­ing year.

Sun­day, Novem­ber 5. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Christ the King

Even after Israel had expe­ri­enced the vagaries of kings, they still longed for a true king to set things right. He would have the king’s title of Mes­siah, “Anointed One;” He would be the Son of Man, the one “like a human being” given domin­ion in Daniel’s vision.

Jesus is given these titles, even though He is noth­ing like an earthly king. His author­ity comes from the truth to which He bears wit­ness, and those who rec­og­nize the truth vol­un­tar­ily lis­ten to Him. We look for­ward to the day He is given domin­ion, know­ing His reign will be the vic­tory of love.

Sun­day, Novem­ber 26. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Thanks­giv­ing Eve

We gather every year on the evening before Thanks­giv­ing to reflect on the many bless­ings that God has given us. Though Thanks­giv­ing is a national hol­i­day, it’s a won­der­ful time for Chris­tians to acknowl­edge the true source of our bounty.

As we share the word and sacra­ment, we also remem­ber those who are less for­tu­nate than we. The Human Needs Board will dis­trib­ute gro­cery bags the Sun­days before Thanks­giv­ing to fill with non-​perishable food items for our Food Bank, and the offer­ing we give will go to sup­port the work of Lutheran Church — Mis­souri Synod Dis­as­ter Relief.

Wednes­day, Novem­ber 22. Wor­ship Ser­vice at 6:30 PM.

Newslet­ter Publishing/​Article Sub­mis­sion Sched­ule

This newslet­ter is pub­lished ten times per year.

  • The first issue of the year is the late-​January/​February issue, pub­lished Jan­u­ary 15 (arti­cles due by Jan­u­ary 1). The cover theme is “Love” (unless Lent begins early).
  • The sec­ond issue of the year is the March issue, pub­lished March 1 (arti­cles due by Feb­ru­ary 16). Cover theme is “Lent” unless Easter is in March.
  • The April issue is pub­lished April 1 (arti­cles due by March 16). The cover theme is “Easter” (if Easter is in March, the theme will be “Spring”).
  • We pub­lish the May issue on May 1 (arti­cles due by April 16). The cover theme is “Pentecost.”
  • The June issue comes out June 1 (arti­cles due by May 16). The cover theme is “Missions.”
  • For the late sum­mer, we run a combo July/​August issue pub­lished July 1 (arti­cles due by June 16) with a cover theme of “Summer.”
  • The Sep­tem­ber issue is pub­lished Sep­tem­ber 1 (arti­cles due by August 16). It’s back-​to-​school time, so the cover theme is “Chris­t­ian Education.”
  • We pub­lish the Octo­ber issue Octo­ber 1 (arti­cles due by Sep­tem­ber 16). The cover theme is “Reformation.”
  • The Novem­ber issue cov­ers the end of the ordi­nary church year and the begin­ning of Advent. It is pub­lished Novem­ber 1 (arti­cles due by Octo­ber 16). The cover theme is “Thanksgiving.”
  • The December/​Early Jan­u­ary issue is the last issue of the year, and cov­ers Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions and the new year. It is pub­lished Decem­ber 1 (arti­cles due by Novem­ber 16). The cover theme is “Christmas.”

We’re always inter­ested in using mem­bers’ pho­tog­ra­phy for our newslet­ter cov­ers. Please sub­mit any pic­ture you think would fit these themes!

Tom Miles is the Parish Admin­is­tra­tor at Saint John’s. You can reach him at the church office Mon­day through Fri­day, 8:30 am to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 pm, at 4825316 or at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Notes from the Flock

There’s always some­thing hap­pen­ing at Saint John’s. Read on to keep on top of activ­i­ties, signups and other opportunities!

Hesed Jour­nal

Read up on the work Kim­berly Pep­miller and the LCMS Mercy Med­ical Mis­sion Team she led did in Tan­za­nia June 1623 at www​.StJohnsFC​.org/​n​e​w​s​/​h​e​s​e​d​-​j​o​u​r​n​a​l.

Church Office Closed

We will be closed all day Tues­day, July 4, and the after­noon of Fri­day, July 7, for the Inde­pen­dence Day hol­i­day. Nor­mal hours the rest of that week.

Sup­port Your Saint John’s Eagles Soft­ball Team

It’s always great hav­ing a sup­port­ive crowd! Please watch the bul­letin for last-​minute updates and changes.

  • July 9, 5:20 PM at Fos­sil Creek Park, east field
  • July 16, 8:05 PM at Fos­sil Creek Park, east field
  • July 23, 6:15 PM at Fos­sil Creek Park, east field
  • July 30, 7:10 and 8:05 PM double-​header at Lee Mar­tinez Park, east field
  • Play­offs (at Fos­sil Creek Park, east field) begin August 6 and, depend­ing on how the team does, con­tinue August 13.

Elder­ber­ries Rock­ies Outing

You are invited to come with the Elder­ber­ries to see the Rock­ies play the San Diego Padres for just $12 (includes ticket and park­ing). Wednes­day, July 19. We will car­pool from the church for the 1:10 PM game. Only four­teen tick­ets are avail­able, so sign up at the Wel­come Cen­ter today!

Col­orado Rock­ies Faith Day

Sign up at the Wel­come Cen­ter today for this sum­mer Rock­ies game (ver­sus the Phillies), talk by play­ers (Ian Desmond, Mike Dunn and Jobn Gray) and con­cert by the News­boys for just $18. Sun­day, August 6. The games is at 1:10 PM and the talk and con­cert will fol­low. We will car­pool from the church.

Food and Cloth­ing Bank

Our vol­un­teers serve those in need of food or cloth­ing; we are always seek­ing dona­tions of non-​perishable food items, new or gently-​used cloth­ing and small house­hold items to stock the shelves. Tues­days at 9:00 to 11:30 AM in the Small Fel­low­ship Hall. Drop off dona­tions in the bas­ket by the Wel­come Center.

Help Make Blan­kets for LWR

Any­one with sewing skills is invited to come help make blan­kets and quilts for Lutheran World Relief and other com­mu­nity and inter­na­tional needs. Thurs­days at 9:00 AM in the Small Fel­low­ship Hall.

The Gar­den Fundraising

Cards for finan­cial com­mit­ments to this project, build­ing a gar­den on the north­east side of the church, are avail­able at the Wel­come Cen­ter and in the pews. For more infor­ma­tion on the project, be that details about the plan, more about the colum­bar­ium or to make a com­mit­ment to sup­port this project, please con­tact the church office.

    We are look­ing for ideas on what scrip­ture verses to inscribe on the paver stones. Please email your thoughts to Sheryl at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of June.

Pizza Palz Cards Avail­able in the Church Office

For just $11, you can pur­chase a card good for an Old Chicago pizza of up to $25 while sup­port­ing the preschool! Call or stop by the church office to purchase.

Give to Open Arms through “Ama­zon Smile”

Ama­zon shop­pers, log in to your Ama­zon account and then update your bookmarks/​favorites to Ama­zon to < smile​.ama​zon​.com > to give 0.5% of every Ama­zon pur­chase you make to Open Arms Chris­t­ian Preschool. Search for “Open Arms Chris­t­ian Preschool, Fort Collins” or just go straight to < http://​smile​.ama​zon​.com/​c​h​/​840450786 > to set up giving.

Direct Your Thrivent Choice Dollars

Eli­gi­ble mem­bers of Thrivent Finan­cial, don’t for­get to direct your Choice Dol­lars for last quar­ter to Saint John’s or the orga­ni­za­tion of your choice. Stop by the Wel­come Cen­ter for a form, call Thrivent or visit www​.Thrivent​.com to make sure that this money doesn’t just disappear!

Help Pre­pare the Sanc­tu­ary for Wor­ship Services

The Altar Guild is seek­ing new mem­bers to help with set­ting up com­mu­nion and oth­er­wise prepar­ing the sanc­tu­ary and chan­cel for wor­ship. If you’re inter­ested in help­ing or would like more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Jo Fredin (2824327 or This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Wor­ship Stream Available

If you are sick, stuck at home or on vaca­tion, you can still join Saint John’s wor­ship ser­vices via the inter­net! Go to www​.StJohnsFC​.org and click the “Wor­ship Stream” link to watch and lis­ten to the ser­vice live.

Mid­week Advent Ser­vices

Advent is a sea­son of reflec­tion and expec­ta­tion. Each Wednes­day we gather to share prayer and med­i­ta­tion on the Word.

As the 500th anniver­sary of the Ref­or­ma­tion approaches, let Mar­tin Luther’s beloved hymn “From Heaven Above” speak to you in our spe­cial Advent wor­ship series. Each ser­vice in the four-​part series focuses on the divine gifts that come down to us through the birth of Jesus.

Wednes­days, Novem­ber 30 to Decem­ber 21. Ser­vices at 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM. Meal served at Noon (no evening meal).

Fam­ily Christ­mas

Christ­mas Eve

Christ­mas Day

Epiphany Sun­day

Epiphany is from a Greek word mean­ing to “reveal” or “make man­i­fest.” The sea­son of Epiphany is our time to focus on the rev­e­la­tion of “who” Jesus is: true God and true man.

We cel­e­brate the Fes­ti­val of Epiphany with read­ings of the visit of the magi (Matthew 2:11). Through these for­eign­ers, who acknowl­edged that this infant was the Son of God, God was show­ing us that Jesus was the Mes­siah and Sav­ior of not just the Jew­ish peo­ple, but of all peo­ple, around the world.

Please join us for a ser­vice where we see the great light, revealed to human­ity: Jesus has come to save us all!

Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 8. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Bap­tism of Our Lord

In the waters of the Jor­dan, Jesus takes His place among sin­ners and takes all the sins of the world upon Him­self. Though He has no sin, He under­goes the Bap­tism of repen­tance in order to ful­fill all right­eous­ness for us. He sub­mits Him­self to the curse of sin and death in order to redeem us!

As we share His Bap­tism and are “united with Him in a death like His,” we also share His res­ur­rec­tion unto new­ness of life.

Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 15. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Trans­fig­u­ra­tion

In the Trans­fig­u­ra­tion, Jesus is revealed to His dis­ci­ples as the Son of God. It is the cul­mi­na­tion of the sea­son of Epiphany, in which the char­ac­ter of Jesus is revealed to us in numer­ous ways: through the eyes of the Magi, through the hands of John the Bap­tist at the Jor­dan River, through the ears of His friends and neigh­bors in Galilee and through the hearts of the dis­ci­ples who fol­low His call.

Now, just before the begin­ning of Lent, we see Jesus in His glory, “as bright as a flash of light­ning.” (Luke 9:29) It’s a timely reminder that the man who walks the path to the cross is at the same time Almighty God, sac­ri­fic­ing Him­self for us.

Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 26. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Ash Wednes­day

Meals will be served at Noon and 5:30 pm

For dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Gen­e­sis 3:19) When sin forced them from the Gar­den of Eden, Adam and Eve began lives of hard­ship and toil, breath­ing the dust of a harsh world.

Though mod­ern com­forts may shield us from the dirt and grime, we still face the inevitabil­ity of sin and death. On Ash Wednes­day, we reflect on our mor­tal­ity, but also rejoice in our hope: that Jesus, our Sav­ior, suf­fered and died to res­cue us from sin and save us from the final­ity of death.

Wednes­day, March 1. Ser­vices at 11:00 am and 6:30 PM.

Mid­week Lenten Ser­vices

Lent is a sea­son of con­fes­sion and reflec­tion. Each Wednes­day we gather to share prayer and med­i­ta­tion on the Word.

In “Singing with the Exiles,” we study Isa­iah 4055 — some of the best-​known, most-​cherished and the­o­log­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant texts in the Bible — which teach an ori­en­ta­tion to the Lord and the world that Jesus endorsed, sharp­ened and laid as the foun­da­tion for the Chris­t­ian Church.

Wednes­days, March 8 – April 5. Ser­vices at 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM. Meals served at Noon and 5:45 PM.

Palm Sun­day

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Psalm 118:26)

Lent has led us to Jerusalem with Jesus, who enters the city in humil­ity, rid­ing on the back of a don­key, but is cel­e­brated by crowds of wor­ship­pers. With palm branches and shouts of “Hosanna!” they “acknowl­edge that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philip­pi­ans 2:11) At our wor­ship ser­vice we cel­e­brate by wav­ing palms and in word and sacrament.

This grand entrance sets the scene for Jesus’ final acts and words before His cru­ci­fix­ion, which we will med­i­tate upon in our Holy Week services.

Sun­day, April 9. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Holy Thurs­day

At night­fall of Holy (Maundy) Thurs­day, our Lenten obser­vance comes to an end and we gather with Chris­tians around the world to cel­e­brate the “Three Days” of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

At the heart of the Maundy Thurs­day liturgy are Jesus’ com­mand­ments — or man­dates — to “love one another” and “do this in remem­brance of Me.” We are called to fol­low Jesus’ exam­ples as we humbly care for one another and par­take in His holy meal. At our Holy (Maundy) Thurs­day ser­vices, we cel­e­brate the holy meal, given and shed for us, and remem­ber His sac­ri­fice for us.

Thurs­day, April 13. Ser­vices at 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM

Good Fri­day

He was pierced for our trans­gres­sions, He was crushed for our iniq­ui­ties; the pun­ish­ment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.” (Isa­iah 53:5)

Good Fri­day is the sec­ond part of the three day ser­vice called the Triduum. It is a time of somber reflec­tion on the mys­tery of the cross, that from a death should flow for­give­ness and life. We may be sep­a­rated from the actual events of the cru­ci­fix­ion by two thou­sand years, but it was for our sins that our Lord suf­fered and died and to us that He gives the fruit of His suf­fer­ing and death.

Fri­day, April 14. Tene­brae Ser­vice at 7:30 PM.

Easter Sun­rise

Alleluia! Christ is risen!” It is a day of cel­e­bra­tion: Jesus is alive!

This fact informs all of our lives, for if God can raise Jesus from the dead, He can bring life to any sit­u­a­tion; He can take away the fear of death!

A break­fast will be served after the ser­vice, start­ing at 7:30 am. It will be served by our Heseder mis­sion group, with pro­ceeds sup­port­ing local and inter­na­tional missions.

Alleluia! Christ is risen!”

Sun­day, April 16. Sun­rise Ser­vice at 6:30 AM.

Easter Day

Alleluia! Christ is risen!” It is a day of cel­e­bra­tion: Jesus is alive!

This fact informs all of our lives, for if God can raise Jesus from the dead, He can bring life to any sit­u­a­tion; He can take away the fear of death!

A break­fast will be served before the ser­vice, start­ing at 7:30 am. It will be served by our Heseder mis­sion group, with pro­ceeds sup­port­ing local and inter­na­tional missions.

Alleluia! Christ is risen!”

Sun­day, April 16. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Ascen­sion Sun­day

Sun­day, May 28. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Forty days after His res­ur­rec­tion, Jesus appeared to His dis­ci­ples one last time to tell them to expect the com­ing Holy Spirit before He ascended into heaven to take His heav­enly throne.

Pen­te­cost

Sun­day, June 4. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” (Acts 2:1)

The church cel­e­brates its birth­day on Pen­te­cost, recall­ing the drama of this pas­sage from Acts, as the Spirit came to the dis­ci­ples in rush­ing wind and tongues of flame and enabled them to go out and preach the Good News.

The great power of the Holy Spirit, which Jesus’ dis­ci­ples of all ages demon­strate, is what Jesus says in John 14:1214: “All who have faith in Me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father”.

Ref­or­ma­tion Sun­day

When Mar­tin Luther nailed his 95 The­ses to the Wit­ten­berg Chapel door in 1517, he set in motion a reform of the church through the redis­cov­ery of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a reform that brought the truth of Jesus’ redemp­tive sac­ri­fice on the cross to all people.

It’s tra­di­tional to wear red on Ref­or­ma­tion Sun­day. Red sym­bol­izes the renew­ing fire of the Holy Spirit and the mar­tyr­dom of Luther’s con­tem­po­raries who called for the ref­or­ma­tion of the church.

Sun­day, Octo­ber 29. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

All Saints Sun­day

Every year, the church sets aside a spe­cial day to remem­ber the saints of the church not com­mem­o­rated with spe­cial holidays.

To Luther­ans, who believe that all sin­ners are made God’s holy saints in the cleans­ing waters of Holy Bap­tism, it means a cel­e­bra­tion of the entire priest­hood of believ­ers, espe­cially the mem­bers of Saint John’s who were called to their eter­nal home in the pre­ced­ing year.

Sun­day, Novem­ber 5. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Christ the King

Even after Israel had expe­ri­enced the vagaries of kings, they still longed for a true king to set things right. He would have the king’s title of Mes­siah, “Anointed One;” He would be the Son of Man, the one “like a human being” given domin­ion in Daniel’s vision.

Jesus is given these titles, even though He is noth­ing like an earthly king. His author­ity comes from the truth to which He bears wit­ness, and those who rec­og­nize the truth vol­un­tar­ily lis­ten to Him. We look for­ward to the day He is given domin­ion, know­ing His reign will be the vic­tory of love.

Sun­day, Novem­ber 26. Divine Ser­vice at 9:00 AM.

Thanks­giv­ing Eve

We gather every year on the evening before Thanks­giv­ing to reflect on the many bless­ings that God has given us. Though Thanks­giv­ing is a national hol­i­day, it’s a won­der­ful time for Chris­tians to acknowl­edge the true source of our bounty.

As we share the word and sacra­ment, we also remem­ber those who are less for­tu­nate than we. The Human Needs Board will dis­trib­ute gro­cery bags the Sun­days before Thanks­giv­ing to fill with non-​perishable food items for our Food Bank, and the offer­ing we give will go to sup­port the work of Lutheran Church — Mis­souri Synod Dis­as­ter Relief.

Wednes­day, Novem­ber 22. Wor­ship Ser­vice at 6:30 PM.

Newslet­ter Publishing/​Article Sub­mis­sion Sched­ule

This newslet­ter is pub­lished ten times per year.

  • The first issue of the year is the late-​January/​February issue, pub­lished Jan­u­ary 15 (arti­cles due by Jan­u­ary 1). The cover theme is “Love” (unless Lent begins early).
  • The sec­ond issue of the year is the March issue, pub­lished March 1 (arti­cles due by Feb­ru­ary 16). Cover theme is “Lent” unless Easter is in March.
  • The April issue is pub­lished April 1 (arti­cles due by March 16). The cover theme is “Easter” (if Easter is in March, the theme will be “Spring”).
  • We pub­lish the May issue on May 1 (arti­cles due by April 16). The cover theme is “Pentecost.”
  • The June issue comes out June 1 (arti­cles due by May 16). The cover theme is “Missions.”
  • For the late sum­mer, we run a combo July/​August issue pub­lished July 1 (arti­cles due by June 16) with a cover theme of “Summer.”
  • The Sep­tem­ber issue is pub­lished Sep­tem­ber 1 (arti­cles due by August 16). It’s back-​to-​school time, so the cover theme is “Chris­t­ian Education.”
  • We pub­lish the Octo­ber issue Octo­ber 1 (arti­cles due by Sep­tem­ber 16). The cover theme is “Reformation.”
  • The Novem­ber issue cov­ers the end of the ordi­nary church year and the begin­ning of Advent. It is pub­lished Novem­ber 1 (arti­cles due by Octo­ber 16). The cover theme is “Thanksgiving.”
  • The December/​Early Jan­u­ary issue is the last issue of the year, and cov­ers Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions and the new year. It is pub­lished Decem­ber 1 (arti­cles due by Novem­ber 16). The cover theme is “Christmas.”

We’re always inter­ested in using mem­bers’ pho­tog­ra­phy for our newslet­ter cov­ers. Please sub­mit any pic­ture you think would fit these themes!

Tom Miles is the Parish Admin­is­tra­tor at Saint John’s. You can reach him at the church office Mon­day through Fri­day, 8:30 am to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 pm, at 4825316 or at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Notes from the Flock

There’s always some­thing hap­pen­ing at Saint John’s. Read on to keep on top of activ­i­ties, signups and other opportunities!

Pen­te­cost

The church cel­e­brates its birth­day on Pen­te­cost, recall­ing the drama of Acts, as the Spirit came to the dis­ci­ples in rush­ing wind and tongues of flame and enabled them to go out and preach the Good News. Sun­day, June 4, at 9:00 AM in the Wor­ship Cen­ter. It’s tra­di­tional to wear red on Pen­te­cost, as a sym­bol of the renew­ing fire of the Holy Spirit.

Reg­is­ter Now for Mighty Fortress Vaca­tion Bible School

Reg­is­tra­tion is open for chil­dren age three through sixth grade who want to come along with us as we sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, play awe­some games and learn about Jesus, our cham­pion who has won the vic­tory! Mon­day, June 5, through Thurs­day, June 8, 9:00 AM to Noon. Invite your friends and fam­ily — we can’t wait to see you there!

  • Reg­is­tra­tion forms avail­able after the ser­vice, at the table by the Wel­come Cen­ter or at www​.StJohnsFC​.org.
  • Reg­is­tra­tion is free; early reg­is­tra­tion is appreciated!
  • Be a part of this year’s VBS, whether you can vol­un­teer (full– or part-​time, we have many ways to help to suit your sched­ule and inter­ests) or help us fill our list of VBS needs! Visit the reg­is­tra­tion table by the Wel­come Cen­ter to find out how you can help be a part of this summer’s excit­ing VBS!

Alpha Cen­ter Baby Bot­tle Fundraiser

On Mother’s Day we handed out empty baby bot­tles for you to fill with change (or cash, or checks) to sup­port our com­mu­nity sex­ual and preg­nancy resource cen­ter; if you missed it, you can pick up a bot­tle at the Wel­come Cen­ter! Please return the bot­tles to the Wel­come Cen­ter by Father’s Day (June 18).

Sup­port Your Saint John’s Eagles Soft­ball Team

It’s always great hav­ing a sup­port­ive crowd! Please watch the bul­letin for last-​minute updates and changes.

  • June 4, 5:20 PM at Lee Mar­tinez Park, east field
  • June 11, 7:10 PM at Lee Mar­tinez Park, east field
  • June 18,4:25 PM at Lee Mar­tinez Park, east field
  • June 25, 6:15 PM at Fos­sil Creek Park, east field
  • July 9, 5:20 PM at Fos­sil Creek Park, east field
  • July 16, 8:05 PM at Fos­sil Creek Park, east field
  • July 23, 6:15 PM at Fos­sil Creek Park, east field
  • July 30, 7:10 and 8:05 PM double-​header at Lee Mar­tinez Park, east field
  • Play­offs (at Fos­sil Creek Park, east field) begin August 6 and, depend­ing on how the team does, con­tinue August 13.

No Third Thurs­day Event in June or July

Remem­ber, Elder­ber­ries, there is no Third Thurs­day event in June or July. We will resume activ­i­ties in August with a Third Thurs­day Event and the annual trip to a Rock­ies game.

Col­orado Rock­ies Faith Day

Sign up at the Wel­come Cen­ter today for this sum­mer Rock­ies game (ver­sus the Phillies) and con­cert by News­boys. Sun­day, August 6; game at 1:10 PM with con­cert to fol­low. We will car­pool from the church.

Help Make Blan­kets for LWR

Any­one with sewing skills is invited to come help make blan­kets and quilts for Lutheran World Relief and other com­mu­nity and inter­na­tional needs. Thurs­days at 9:00 AM in the Small Fel­low­ship Hall. Please join us any time!

Newslet­ter Publishing/​Article Sub­mis­sion Sched­ule

This newslet­ter is pub­lished ten times per year.

  • The first issue of the year is the Late January/​February issue, pub­lished Jan­u­ary 15 (arti­cles due by Jan­u­ary 1). The cover theme is “Love” (unless Lent begins early).
  • The sec­ond issue of the year is the March issue, pub­lished March 1 (arti­cles due by Feb­ru­ary 16). Cover theme is “Lent” unless Easter is in March.
  • The April issue is pub­lished April 1 (arti­cles due by March 16). The cover theme is “Easter” (if Easter is in March, the theme will be “Spring”).
  • We pub­lish the May issue on May 1 (arti­cles due by April 16). The cover theme is “Pentecost.”
  • The June issue comes out June 1 (arti­cles due by May 16). The cover theme is “Missions.”
  • For the late sum­mer, we run a combo July/​August issue pub­lished July 1 (arti­cles due by June 16) with a cover theme of “Summer.”
  • The Sep­tem­ber issue is pub­lished Sep­tem­ber 1 (arti­cles due by August 16). It’s back-​to-​school time, so the cover theme is “Chris­t­ian Education.”
  • We pub­lish the Octo­ber issue Octo­ber 1 (arti­cles due by Sep­tem­ber 16). The cover theme is “Reformation.”
  • The Novem­ber issue cov­ers the end of the ordi­nary church year and the begin­ning of Advent. It is pub­lished Novem­ber 1 (arti­cles due by Octo­ber 16). The cover theme is “Thanksgiving.”
  • The December/​Early Jan­u­ary issue is the last issue of the year, and cov­ers Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions and the new year. It is pub­lished Decem­ber 1 (arti­cles due by Novem­ber 16). The cover theme is “Christmas.”

We’re always inter­ested in using mem­bers’ pho­tog­ra­phy for our newslet­ter cov­ers. Please sub­mit any pic­ture you think would fit these themes!

Tom Miles is the Parish Admin­is­tra­tor at Saint John’s. You can reach him at the church office Mon­day through Fri­day, 8:30 am to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 pm, at 4825316 or at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Notes from the Flock

There’s always some­thing hap­pen­ing at Saint John’s. Read on to keep on top of activ­i­ties, signups and other opportunities!

Rite of Con­fir­ma­tion and First Communion

On May 7 we will cel­e­brate the Rite of Con­fir­ma­tion and receive our cat­e­chu­mens into full membership.

First Sun­day “Eat and Greet” Potluck

Bring a dish to share and stick around after the Bible Study Hour to enjoy good food and fel­low­ship at this pic­nic lunch hosted by the Board of Fel­low­ship. May 7 at 11:30 AM in the Large Fel­low­ship Hall.

Alpha Cen­ter Baby Bot­tle Fundraiser

On Mother’s Day (May 14) we will hand out empty baby bot­tles for you to fill with change (or cash, or checks) to sup­port our com­mu­nity sex­ual and preg­nancy resource cen­ter. Please return the bot­tles to the Wel­come Cen­ter by Father’s Day (June 18).

Third Thurs­day Potluck and Presentation

Come share lunch and a follow-​up pre­sen­ta­tion by The Con­ver­sa­tion Project that will give you good tools to have dis­cus­sions with your loved ones about your end-​of-​life care. Thurs­day, May 18, at Noon in the Large Fel­low­ship Hall. Please bring a dish to share.

Church Office Closed

We will be closed Memo­r­ial Day. Mon­day, May 29. Nor­mal hours resume Tuesday.

Food and Cloth­ing Bank

Our vol­un­teers serve those in need of food or cloth­ing; we are always seek­ing dona­tions of non-​perishable food items, new or gently-​used cloth­ing and small house­hold items to stock the shelves. Tues­days from 9:00 to 11:30 AM in the Small Fel­low­ship Hall. Drop off dona­tions in the bas­ket by the Wel­come Center.

Help Make Blan­kets for LWR

Any­one with sewing skills is invited to come help make blan­kets and quilts for Lutheran World Relief and other com­mu­nity and inter­na­tional needs. Thurs­days at 9:00 AM in the Small Fel­low­ship Hall. Please join us any Thursday.

Reg­is­tra­tion is Open

Please invite your fam­ily and friends with three– to five-​year olds (three years old by Sep­tem­ber 15) to con­sider Open Arms Chris­t­ian Preschool for the 20172018 school year. More infor­ma­tion and a reg­is­tra­tion form are avail­able at www​.Ope​n​ArmsFC​.org, or call Kandy Wise at 4821357.

Pizza Palz Cards Avail­able in the Church Office

For just $11, you can pur­chase a card good for an Old Chicago pizza of up to $25 while sup­port­ing the preschool! Call or stop by the church office to purchase.

Give to Open Arms through “Ama­zon Smile”

Ama­zon shop­pers, log in to your Ama­zon account and then visit < smile​.ama​zon​.com > to give 0.5% of every Ama­zon pur­chase you make to Open Arms Chris­t­ian Preschool. Search for “Open Arms Chris­t­ian Preschool, Fort Collins” or just go straight to smile​.ama​zon​.com/​c​h​/​840450786 to set up giving.

Thrivent Mem­bers Needed

If you are a Thrivent mem­ber and have not been involved in an Action Team project, please con­tact Jean­nie or Tom in the church office for infor­ma­tion on how to get involved. We have a lot of project ideas and want to put your Thrivent mem­ber­ship to work!

Wor­ship Stream Available

If you are sick, stuck at home or on vaca­tion, you can still join Saint John’s wor­ship ser­vices via the inter­net! Go to www​.StJohnsFC​.org and click the “Wor­ship Stream” link to watch and lis­ten to the ser­vice live.

Newslet­ter Publishing/​Article Sub­mis­sion Sched­ule

This newslet­ter is pub­lished ten times per year.

  • The first issue of the year is the Late January/​February issue, pub­lished Jan­u­ary 15 (arti­cles due by Jan­u­ary 1). The cover theme is “Love” (unless Lent begins early).
  • The sec­ond issue of the year is the March issue, pub­lished March 1 (arti­cles due by Feb­ru­ary 16). Cover theme is “Lent” unless Easter is in March.
  • The April issue is pub­lished April 1 (arti­cles due by March 16). The cover theme is “Easter” (if Easter is in March, the theme will be “Spring”).
  • We pub­lish the May issue on May 1 (arti­cles due by April 16). The cover theme is “Pentecost.”
  • The June issue comes out June 1 (arti­cles due by May 16). The cover theme is “Missions.”
  • For the late sum­mer, we run a combo July/​August issue pub­lished July 1 (arti­cles due by June 16) with a cover theme of “Summer.”
  • The Sep­tem­ber issue is pub­lished Sep­tem­ber 1 (arti­cles due by August 16). It’s back-​to-​school time, so the cover theme is “Chris­t­ian Education.”
  • We pub­lish the Octo­ber issue Octo­ber 1 (arti­cles due by Sep­tem­ber 16). The cover theme is “Reformation.”
  • The Novem­ber issue cov­ers the end of the ordi­nary church year and the begin­ning of Advent. It is pub­lished Novem­ber 1 (arti­cles due by Octo­ber 16). The cover theme is “Thanksgiving.”
  • The December/​Early Jan­u­ary issue is the last issue of the year, and cov­ers Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions and the new year. It is pub­lished Decem­ber 1 (arti­cles due by Novem­ber 16). The cover theme is “Christmas.”

We’re always inter­ested in using mem­bers’ pho­tog­ra­phy for our newslet­ter cov­ers. Please sub­mit any pic­ture you think would fit these themes!

Tom Miles is the Parish Admin­is­tra­tor at Saint John’s. You can reach him at the church office Mon­day through Fri­day, 8:30 am to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 pm, at 4825316 or at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Notes from the Flock

There’s always some­thing hap­pen­ing at Saint John’s. Read on to keep on top of activ­i­ties, signups and other opportunities!

Mid­week Lenten Ser­vices “Singing with the Exiles”

In the midst of hope­less­ness and despair, the Lord speaks words of com­fort and hope to Judean exiles. A Ser­vant of the Lord will come and bring His peo­ple home! God’s rich and last­ing promises in Isa­iah 4055 speak com­fort and hope to our own strug­gles, ques­tions, wor­ries and doubts. Join us on Wednes­days as we learn from Isa­iah to walk the Lenten way to the cross and to the empty tomb, singing with the exiles the sal­va­tion of our God! Wednes­days, 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM ser­vices, meals at Noon and 5:45 PM in the Wor­ship Center.

Gar­den of Remembrance

Every Easter we have the won­der­ful oppor­tu­nity to cel­e­brate spe­cial occa­sions or remem­ber loved ones in our Gar­den of Remem­brance, a large beau­ti­ful dis­play of flow­ers at the front of the Wor­ship Cen­ter. Please sign up for your flow­ers after the ser­vice March 19, 26 and April 2 at the table by the Wel­come Cen­ter; full pay­ment is due at the time of the order.

First Sun­day “Eat and Greet” Potluck

Bring a dish to share and stick around after the Bible Study Hour to enjoy good food and fel­low­ship at this pic­nic lunch hosted by the Board of Fel­low­ship. Sun­day, April 2, at 11:30 AM in the Large Fel­low­ship Hall.

Youth Mys­tery Dinner

Mid­dle school through high school youth and their friends are invited! Sun­day, April 2, at 4:00 PM. Meet at church..

Palm Sun­day

Jesus’ grand entrance into Jerusalem, which we cel­e­brate with wav­ing palms and shouts of “Hosanna,” sets the scene for His final acts and words before the cru­ci­fix­ion, which we will med­i­tate upon in our Holy Week ser­vices. Sun­day, April 9, at 9:00 AM in the Wor­ship Center.

Holy (Maundy) Thursday

At the heart of the Holy (Maundy) Thurs­day liturgy are Jesus’ com­mands — “love one another” and “do this in remem­brance of Me” — which we honor as we cel­e­brate the holy meal, given and shed for us, and remem­ber His sac­ri­fice for us. Thurs­day, April 13, 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM in the Wor­ship Cen­ter. There will be a ham din­ner after the 11:00 AM ser­vice (freewill offering).

Good Fri­day Tene­brae Service

At our Good Fri­day ser­vice, we somberly reflect on the mys­tery of the cross, that from a death should flow for­give­ness and life. Fri­day, April 14, at 7:00 PM in the Wor­ship Center.

New Life Festival

Fam­i­lies, come cel­e­brate the res­ur­rec­tion at Saint John’s at the New Life Fes­ti­val, fea­tur­ing live ani­mals, face paint­ing, egg col­or­ing, a bouncy house, bub­bles, bal­loons and — through­out — the great Easter mes­sage! Sat­ur­day, April 15, at 10:00 AM in the Large Fel­low­ship Hall. Reg­is­tra­tion is requested: please sign up, start­ing next Sun­day, at the table by the Wel­come Cen­ter. Please bring an Easter bas­ket for the egg hunt. We need dona­tions and vol­un­teers! Please sign up at the table by the Wel­come Cen­ter if you can help.

Easter Sun­rise

In a spe­cial ser­vice at the break of dawn we remem­ber God’s sav­ing grace through­out human his­tory, which cul­mi­nated in the sac­ri­fi­cial gift of Christ Jesus. Sun­day, April 16, at 6:30 AM in the Wor­ship Center.

Easter Day

Christ is risen — this fact informs all of our lives, for if God can raise Jesus from the dead, He can bring life to any sit­u­a­tion; He can take away the fear of death. Sun­day, April 16, at 9:00 AM in the Wor­ship Center.

Easter Break­fast

The Heseders will serve break­fast for a freewill offer­ing to sup­port mis­sions. Sun­day, April 16, at 7:30 AM in the Large Fel­low­ship Hall. We could use your help! Please sign up at the Wel­come Cen­ter if you can bake and bring an egg casse­role or sweet bread for the meal. Please bring your items by 7:30 AM Easter morning.

Spring Con­gre­ga­tion Meeting

A finance review, board reports and other mid-​year busi­ness are on the agenda. Sun­day, April 30, at 10:30 AM in the Large Fel­low­ship Hall. A light lunch will be pro­vided. Active mem­bers who are eigh­teen or older and have signed the con­sti­tu­tion are eli­gi­ble to vote. Child care will be provided.

Youth End-​of-​Year BBQ

Mid­dle school through high school youth and their friends are invited! Sun­day, April 30, at the Gib­bons’ — RSVP to Sharon for address and directions.

Seek­ing Soft­ball Players

We’re look­ing for play­ers, espe­cially women, for our sum­mer soft­ball team, the Eagles; con­tact Tom Miles in the church office if you’re inter­ested! The sea­son runs May 14 through August 14.

Third Thurs­day Potluck and Presentation

Come share lunch and a follow-​up pre­sen­ta­tion by The Con­ver­sa­tion Project that will give you good tools to have dis­cus­sions with your loved ones about your end-​of-​life care. Thurs­day, May 18, at Noon in the Large Fel­low­ship Hall. Please bring a dish to share.

Help Needed to Make Blan­kets for LWR

Any­one with sewing skills is invited to come help make blan­kets and quilts for Lutheran World Relief and other com­mu­nity and inter­na­tional needs. Thurs­days at 9:00 AM in the Small Fel­low­ship Hall. Please join us!

Choir, Bell Choir and Band Rehearsals

Share your musi­cal gifts with the con­gre­ga­tion by adding your voice to the choir, bell choir or band — we’re always seek­ing new musi­cians, expe­ri­enced or not, inter­ested in lend­ing their tal­ents to help lead wor­ship at Saint John’s. Thurs­days, Choir meets at 5:30 PM in the Music Room; Bell Choir meets at 6:30 PM in Room 302; Band meets at 7:30 PM in the Wor­ship Cen­ter. Con­tact Tom Miles for more details or with questions.

Pizza Palz Cards Avail­able in the Church Office

For just $11, you can pur­chase a card good for an Old Chicago pizza of up to $25 while sup­port­ing the preschool! Call or stop by the church office to purchase.

Give to Open Arms through “Ama­zon Smile”

Ama­zon shop­pers, log in to your Ama­zon account and then visit < smile​.ama​zon​.com > to give 0.5% of every Ama­zon pur­chase you make to Open Arms Chris­t­ian Preschool. Search for “Open Arms Chris­t­ian Preschool, Fort Collins” or just go straight to < http://​smile​.ama​zon​.com/​c​h​/​840450786 > to set up giving.

Newslet­ter Publishing/​Article Sub­mis­sion Sched­ule

This newslet­ter is pub­lished ten times per year.

  • The first issue of the year is the Late January/​February issue, pub­lished Jan­u­ary 15 (arti­cles due by Jan­u­ary 1). The cover theme is “Love” (unless Lent begins early).
  • The sec­ond issue of the year is the March issue, pub­lished March 1 (arti­cles due by Feb­ru­ary 16). Cover theme is “Lent” unless Easter is in March.
  • The April issue is pub­lished April 1 (arti­cles due by March 16). The cover theme is “Easter” (if Easter is in March, the theme will be “Spring”).
  • We pub­lish the May issue on May 1 (arti­cles due by April 16). The cover theme is “Pentecost.”
  • The June issue comes out June 1 (arti­cles due by May 16). The cover theme is “Missions.”
  • For the late sum­mer, we run a combo July/​August issue pub­lished July 1 (arti­cles due by June 16) with a cover theme of “Summer.”
  • The Sep­tem­ber issue is pub­lished Sep­tem­ber 1 (arti­cles due by August 16). It’s back-​to-​school time, so the cover theme is “Chris­t­ian Education.”
  • We pub­lish the Octo­ber issue Octo­ber 1 (arti­cles due by Sep­tem­ber 16). The cover theme is “Reformation.”
  • The Novem­ber issue cov­ers the end of the ordi­nary church year and the begin­ning of Advent. It is pub­lished Novem­ber 1 (arti­cles due by Octo­ber 16). The cover theme is “Thanksgiving.”
  • The December/​Early Jan­u­ary issue is the last issue of the year, and cov­ers Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions and the new year. It is pub­lished Decem­ber 1 (arti­cles due by Novem­ber 16). The cover theme is “Christmas.”

We’re always inter­ested in using mem­bers’ pho­tog­ra­phy for our newslet­ter cov­ers. Please sub­mit any pic­ture you think would fit these themes!

Tom Miles is the Parish Admin­is­tra­tor at Saint John’s. You can reach him at the church office Mon­day through Fri­day, 8:30 am to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 pm, at 4825316 or at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..