Summer Book Study

NEW BOOK DISCUSSION DATE for our SUMMER BOOK STUDY:  JOINING JESUS ON HIS MISSION: How to Be an Everyday Missionary will meet on SUNDAY, AUGUST 13th during the Bible Study hour in Conference Room C.
Jesus is alive and well…and He is on the loose in Your neighborhood, workplace, home, school, He is everywhere!  And, He wants You to Join Him on His Mission!  
Join us this summer for a book study, “Joining Jesus on His Mission”,  and discover simple, powerful and applicable insights to show you how to be on mission and recognize where Jesus is already at work in your neighborhoods, workplaces and schools.  You may even hear yourself say, “I can do this!” as you start responding to the everyday opportunities Jesus is placing in your path.  Please note our Book Discussion dates have changed and will meet only on Sunday, August 13th where we will discuss highlights from the book.   Pick up a copy today at the Life Groups Center.  For more information contact Christine Pearson at 443-758-7576, or,  or Polly Wegner at or 303-424-4454.

Alternatives Pregnancy Center


Thank you everyone who stopped by and supported the Alternatives Pregnancy Center Celebrate Summer Coffee Hour last Sunday!  Alternatives Pregnancy Center exists to care for Denver area women and men in pregnancy related crises and offer them a meaningful alternative to abortion.  For more information visit or call 303-295-2288.  CONGRATULATIONS to Sheryl Hofmeister and Mark Dyslin for winning the drawing for the Celebrate Summer Gift Baskets!   Special Thanks to the following Business Women for donating items for our women’s basket:  Jenna Schaeffer- LipSenseValerie Pierce-Nerium InternationalMary Simmons-Misty Mountain Artisan Teas; and Jennifer Darling-Young Living Essential Oils.

Lutheran Family Services

Here are a few announcements for the coming months:

1.Older Adult & Caregiver Services offers free monthly telephone conferences called “Ask Your Care Manager” to answer your questions about aging.  Join us on July 12 from 12:00-1:00pm MST for the session titled Aging in Place: What am I forgetting?  Many older people prefer to remain in their home for as long as possible, as opposed to relocating to an assisted living or other medical facility. We will consider Aging in Place issues including community and social interaction, access to education and entertainment, the financial implications of Aging in Place, and will discuss how to prioritize the needs list you identify.  Registration is required: sign up at  or contact our OACS staff at 303-217-5864 or 970-232-1180.

Every day there are children in Colorado in need of a safe environment and we need more people to commit to these children! Informational meetings for foster care in the Denver Metro area will be on July 12th from 12:30-1:30pm and from 5:30-6:30pm at the LFS office: 363 S. Harlan Street, Suite 105, Denver, 80226. We hope to see you there! For more information, please contact Anne Hamilton at or 303-217-5869.

All groups participating in the Annual Backpack Drive to benefit the youth in our foster care and refugeeprograms are asked to drop off supplies at the Central Office (363 S Harlan St. Suite 200, Denver, CO 80226) by July 24.  Please contact Katie Scherr at or 720-541-6826 for more information!

Join us for Lutheran Family Services’ 24thAnnual Tee Off for Hope on August 17th at the Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen, CO.  Please go to for more information!

The Refugee and Asylee Program in Colorado Springscontinues to need donations of dressers and household items.  For more information please contact Floyd Preston atfloyd.preston or 719-314-0223.  To schedule a weekday pick-up please call 719-227-8899.The Refugee and Asylee Program in Albuquerqueneeds donations of new pillows, antiperspirant deodorant, liquid laundry soap, and new trash cans for new refugee families.  Please contact Donations Coordinator Sandi Bertholomey at sandi.bertholomey@lfsrm.orgor 505-933-7014 for more information or to schedule delivery times or pick-ups.  Donations can also be delivered to the LFS office: 4105 Silver Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains!

Miracle Workers

Help support Miracle Workers – Habitat for Humanity this summer by volunteering your time at one of their many fund raising activities. Sand in the City, Blues & BBQ Better Housing Block Party and the 2017 Home Build needs volunteers. Please contact Jason Pierce at 303-249-2076 or, or signup directly at We hope you will consider volunteering your time and talents with Miracle Workers.

LWML NC Zone Workshop

The North Central Zone LWML Spring Workshop is pictured  at Gethsemane Lutheran, Northglenn, CO.  On April 22,2017 Sue Hart, DCE, Ministry Consultant for Bethesda Lutheran Communities presented the program on including people of all abilities in our churches and the programs available for special needs people at Bethesda Communities.

The ladies of LWML who attended the Spring Workshop packed 33 birthday boxes with cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, napkins, other goodies, a Thrivent shirt and $10 gift card.  A Thrivent Action Team Grant was utilized for the project. The birthday boxes will be given to residents of Bethesda in Colorado to help celebrate their birthdays.

Pastor Tim Lindeman gave the Bible study on the workshop theme; The King will answer, ”Whenever you did it for any of My people you did it for Me” Matthew 25:40.

The Ladies from Gethsemane  Served breakfast goodies and a beautiful Salad Luncheon.  A Craft fair was with a variety of handmade items for sale, was sponsored by the Ladies of the Bethesda Auxiliary.


Women’s Book Club

Flight of Dreams is a suspenseful, heart-wrenching novel that brings the fateful
voyage of the Hindenburg to life.

On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, ninety-seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight. Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems; the steadfast navigator determined to win her heart; a naive cabin boy eager to earn a permanent position; an impetuous journalist who has been blacklisted in her native Germany; and an enigmatic American businessman with a score to settle.  Over the course of three champagne-soaked days, their lies, fears, agendas, and hopes for the future will be revealed—and one in their party will set a plot in motion that will have devastating consequences for them all.


Friday, June 23, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Peace Lutheran Church Library

Contact Christine Pearson

443-758-7576 or

Thank You from LWML

Ask And You Shall Receive!

(And how!)

A request went out to the 2017 LWML convention host districts: “Can you make 804 dishcloths and scrubbies for some cute delegate favors?”  They made them, and made them, and made them! They made so many that the total overwhelmed the ladies putting together the delegate favors, and threatened to swamp the premises. The total of all the handmade dishcloths was 3,048, and handmade scrubbies, 1,327! Wow!

The overflow will be made available to the attendees who visit the Photo Op booth in the Above All Exhibit Hall during convention. In honor and remembrance of the gift these ladies have given, the attendees will have an opportunity to feed the Mite Box, thus supporting missions. Prayers of thanksgiving for the person/church/district printed on the accompanying dishcloth or scrubbie tag will also be welcomed.

Thank you to all those who contributed to this effort!

Announcements from LFS

1)      Every day there are children in need of a safe environment in Colorado and we need more people to commit to these children! Informational meetings for foster care in the Denver Metro area will be on June 14th from 12:30-1:30pm and from 5:30-6:30pm at the LFS office 363 S. Harlan Street, Suite 105, Denver, 80226. We hope to see you there! Please contact Anne Hamilton for more information: 303-217-5869.

2)      BACKPACK DRIVE: More information to follow soon in a separate email from Katie, but I wanted to let you all know so you can mark the date on your calendars: LFS’ annual Backpack Drive to benefit our refugee children and children in foster care is happening again this summer! All backpacks and supplies will be due to LFS’ office the week of July 24th. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!

3)      LFS’ Older Adult & Caregiver Services offers free monthly telephone conferences, called Ask Your Care Manager, to answer your questions about aging. The next one is titled “Aging in Place: Pre-Planning is Crucial” and will be on June 14 from12:00-1:00pm MST. There are some important questions that need to be addressed to allow you to stay in your home as you age. To think through the answers to these questions, join us on this free call. Registration is required: sign up at<>  or contact 303-217-5864 or 970-232-1180.

4)      The 23rd Annual Golf Classic for Lutheran Family Services is happening on August 17th at the Hiwan Golf Club. There is early bird registration through April 1st. Please go to for more information!

Blythe Scott
Church Relations and Development Generalist
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains

Hands of the Carpenter

Help Wanted: Hands of The Carpenter solves vehicle crisis issues for women in need. We are looking for an experienced automobile technician (paid) and volunteers to help us repair these amazing women’s broken cars , or prepare quality donated vehicles for placement when the women’s existing cars are beyond repair. For more information contact Dan Georgopulos at

Coffee Outreach

Outreach Opportunity to Benefit Arvada K-8 School
Project: “My Cup Runneth Over” Coffee Outreach

Please consider donating new or used Kuerig Coffee Makers, Kuerig Coffee K-Cups (all flavors) and coffee mugs to benefit the Arvada K-8 teachers and staff.  Please bring your donations to the church office anytime during the week of April 24th  – 30th.  Please contact Christine Pearson at 443-758-7576 or for more information.