Volume 1, Issue 3
St. Luke's Advocate
Rev. Kathy Boeschenstein, Vicar
St. Luke’s Episcopal Mission
201 S. 3 Street, Westcliffe, CO 81252
Phone: 719-783-2477 Vicar’s Phone: 719-783-0113
Easter Moon by Kathy B+
Talk about Easter in a Good Friday world. Did you notice the moonrise on Easter eve? It
came up really late and was slow in rising; large and colorful. I could not help but think
about the light of Christ. It was gone for a bit and then came back in glory. Then a day later,
there was reference to Judas in the political arena. That was a bit of overkill but still
interesting that political players think in terms of the drama of Holy Week. Of course, it took
place at the right time of year for this but I think that it was so effective because it is a story.
OK that should tell you that which we all know so well. HE IS RISEN ! HE IS RISEN
We have quite a few artists in the church so we will have an ART SHOW this summer
date TBA. Please start looking through your art projects and decide what to show. This will
be open to the public.
There will also be an Art Show and Silver Tea at Valley Assisted Living on Mother’s
Day, May 11, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The exhibitors will be local artists and their works will be
for sale. A percentage of each sale will be donated to VALI and donations also will gladly
be accepted. You can vote for your choice for best of show. Their will be music provided by
4/2 Malin Jones 2 E Belleview Plc., Englewood, CO 80113
4/7 Eric Christman Box 1207, Westcliffe
4/8 Patricia Fair Box 1310, Westcliffe
4/29 Karen LeBlond Box 119, Westcliffe
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Why Buy Bishops Blend Coffee?
ERD and Pura Vida Coffee present Bishops Blend, a premium line of dark-roasted coffee from
Central America, Ethiopia and Indonesia. Bishops Blend coffee is certified Fair Trade, organic,
and shade grown.
Fair Trade– We purchase from small coffee farmers and guarantee them fair treatment
and a fair price, even when world coffee prices drop.
Organic– Our coffee is grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Shade grown– Our coffee grows beneath a tree canopy which both protects the coffee
plants from intense heat, and returns vital nutrients to the soil.
Bishops Blend coffee combines social justice with ERD’s mission of responding to needs around
the world. Fair Trade coffee helps farmers in the developing world receive a living wage for their
coffee, while protecting the environment.
The sale of Bishops Blend coffee also furthers ERD’s mission of responding to issues such as
poverty, hunger, and disease worldwide. All proceeds raised through Bishops Blend go into ERD’s
general fund so they can be used for the areas of greatest need – such as emergency assistance
after floods, or support for AIDS orphans. When you buy Bishops Blend, you change lives!
If you are drinking coffee anyway, why not support farmer’s overseas who are growing it? When
you buy commercial coffee, the farmers who grow it are not compensated in a manner that
allows them to live with dignity. This coffee is also organic, which benefits anyone who drinks it.
It can be ordered vie the Episcopal Relief and Development website www.er-d.org . We will also
have it available for purchase at church.
You Ministry to interested
Amiguitos may be Mexico is Seeking Volunteers
AMIGUITOS is a diverse group of individuals based in the USA from various faith
communities working together to assist children and families in struggling
neighborhoods of Vera Cruz, Mexico. AMIGUITOS has strong support from the Diocese of
South East Mexico, Intercession Episcopal Church in Thornton, CO, the Diocese of
Chicago's ECW, the Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix Arizona and many people of faith
from across the USA. AMIGUITOS organizes work-trips to Vera Cruz, Mexico to conduct
medical missions, construction projects and educational programs. AMIGUITOS provides
funding for community centers which are providing infant care (to allow single parents
to work), feeding programs for schoolchildren (who have no nutrition), formation of
neighborhood schools (opening pre-school Fall 2008 ), clean water and basic medical
supplies. Upcoming key dates are: June 14 to June 21, 2008 – Trip to Vera Cruz; June
21 to June 28, 2008 – Trip to Vera Cruz; August 1 to 11, 2008 – Rev. Goldi Santana
Mera of Vera Cruz will be in Colorado; and Dec 27, 2008 to Jan 3, 2009 – Trip to Vera
Cruz. AMIGUITOS is especially interested in finding additional doctors, nurses and
pharmacists to attend the June work-trips. Please contact AMIGUITOS if you know
medical personnel that are candidates for medical clinics in impoverished Mexico. Lots
of general helpers are also needed!! Educational and construction projects are held in
parallel with each medical clinic. For more information and trip applications, view the
website at AMIGUITOS.net or contact the Rev. Curtis Wait at 303.518.2446 to schedule
a presentation at your church.
New on the Web:
Information About Resort Ministry Summit, “Vital Ministry in Resort and
Recreational Settings: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Hyper consumer, Vacation
Mindset Society,” Oct. 21 – 23, The Keystone Lodge, Keystone.
This fall, the Diocese of Colorado will be hosting a summit on the unique challenges and
opportunities of ministry in resort and recreational areas. The conference will take place
at The Keystone Lodge in Summit County. To learn more about the conference, visit
the website at www.resortministry.org.
Bishop William Frey To Serve as Assisting Bishop for The Episcopal Diocese of
the Rio Grande
From the Episcopal News Service: Retired Diocese of Colorado Bishop William Frey will
become assisting bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande. The Standing
Committee said Frey will spend 10 days a month in the diocese "providing those
sacramental ministries reserved for a bishop, making visitations to parishes, and
providing counsel to the Standing Committee as requested. Frey, 78, served as bishop
of the Diocese of Colorado from 1973 to 1990. The diocese has been without a bishop
since shortly after its former bishop, Jeffrey Stevenson, told the House of Bishops that
he wanted to resign and join the Roman Catholic
U2Charist, April 5, 5:00 pm, St. Mary Magdalene, Boulder.
U2charist is an Episcopal Eucharist service that features the music of the rock band U2
and a message about God's call to rally around the Millennium Development Goals.
This service, the music, and the message of U2 is about global reconciliation, justice for
the poor and oppressed, and the importance of caring for one's neighbor. Due to the
volume of the music, you might want to bring a pair of earplugs. For more information
or for directions to St Mary Magdalene, please call 303-530-1421 or email,
St. Michael’s Women’s Silent Retreat, April 11 – 13, Franciscan Retreat Center,
The Rev. Christy Shain-Hendricks, Priest-in-Charge at St. John the Baptist Episcopal
Church in Breckenridge will conduct the next St. Michael’s Women’s Silent Retreat. Her
topic, Abandonment into Love, is the essence of prayer. It is the ground of our being in
relationship to God in Christ, to each other and to all creation. Prayer is formed and
matures within us as we more deeply abandon ourselves into this Love that creates,
redeems and transforms each of us, all of life, and all of creation. This silent retreat will
focus on our abandonment into Love through the voices and wisdom of Holy Scripture
and Saint Teresa of Avila, both of which challenge us to the essential spiritual virtues of
humility, genuine love of each other and ascesis (dying to self). We will explore this
way of being, this abandonment into Love, not as prayer methods or “how to’s” but
rather as the essential shape and nature of prayer, indeed of the whole of our lives.
The cost for the retreat, which will be held at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Colorado
Springs, will be $126 for a double room or $156.00 for a single. Meals are included. For
more information, please email Mary Ellis at email@example.com; and be sure to put
“Women’s Retreat” in the subject line.
Religion As A Source For Peace In The World: by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham
Kabbani, Sufi Master, Sunday, April 13, 2008 (3 to 5 p.m.) at Saint John’s Cathedral
Shaykh Kabbani, Sufi Master of the Naqshabandi Order, has been invited to speak
regarding the role of religious faith as a source for establishing peace rather than
conflict between individuals, peoples and nations. Free to the public.
Keeping Your Wits About You” Women’s Retreat, April 18 – 20, Glacier View
Ranch, Ward, Colo.
The 2008 Women in the Spirit (WITS) retreat will focus on the importance of solid
relationships… with God, family, friends, and ourselves. It is easy to become
overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of our individual lives, and sometimes this focus
on just staying afloat results in our landing on an island of solitude. All are invited to
come for an encouraging weekend filled with music, teaching and fellowship geared to
help you keep your “WITS” about you in the coming year and beyond! This year’s
retreat will be amidst the serenity and beauty of Glacier View Ranch, located just
outside of Ward, directly west of Boulder. Sandra P. Aldrich will bless us with her
teaching and insight, presented in a wonderful Kentucky storyteller style. Sandra is a
much requested guest on numerous radio and TV shows, is the author or co-author of
17 books. Deadline for registration is March 17, 2008. For more information and
to download a registration form, click here.
Episcopal Summer Camps Dates for 2008
Middle School Camp June 15-21
Elementary I Camp June 22-28
Angel Tree Camp Elementary June 29 –July 3
Elementary II Camp July 6-12
High School Camp July 13-19
Wilderness Camp July 27 – Aug. 3
For more information and registration, watch the Summer Camps page of the diocesan
Loaves and Fishes Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008 Keep watching your email and this update
Opportunities for Choirs and Musicians
Choirs are invited to join with the Cathedral Choir on the following occasions. Please
contact Stephen Tappe at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-577-7726 no later than two
months prior to each liturgy.
Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 10am - Ordinations to the Transitional Diaconate
Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 10:00 am - Ordination to the Vocational
Freecycle, Items Needed and Resources DVD Player Needed
The Youth Enrichment Program at the 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center is in need of a DVD
player. If you or someone in your congregation has a used DVD player in good
condition to donate, please contact Deacon Jan Pearson at 303-657-2659 or 303-477-
Braille Prayer Book Available
St. Elizabeth's, Brighton has a complete set of the hymnal and prayer book in brail to
donate to a church or individual. For more information, contact Susan Dyer at
Sunday School Building Update
Sandra received word on 3/26 from George Wing of the Standing Committee (he and
George Kitchell visited St. Luke’s on 3/19) indicating that we can move ahead with our
building plans. Mr. Wing presented our proposal to the Standing Committee meeting.
In part he wrote, “The meeting went fine. There were a few questions but no
problems. The resolution was approved by the Standing Committee. I left a letter
signed by Bp. O'Neill and Ken Von der Heiden, Standing Committee President,
and a certified copy of the resolutions with Liz Evans to put in the mail this
I’m sure we all rejoice that things are moving ahead.