Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Though St. Elizabeth's Chapel was originally dedicated to Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, our mission church shifted to honor St. Elizabeth of Hungary about 30 years ago.  We were inspired by Elizabeth's selfless dedication to the care of the sick and poor.

From Holy Women, Holy Men, a supplement to The Book of Common Prayer, 1979:

Elizabeth
Princess of Hungary, 1231

Elizabeth's charity is remembered in numerous hospitals that bear her name throughout the world.  She was born in 1207 at Pressburg (now Bratislava), daughter of King& Andrew II of Hungary, and was married in 1221 to Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia, to whom she bore three children.  At an early age she showed concern for the poor and the sick, and was thus attracted to the Franciscans who came to the Wartburg in 1223.  From them she received spiritual direction.  Her husband was sympathetic to her almsgiving and allowed her to use her dowry for this purpose.  During a famine and epidemic in 1226, when her husband was in Italy, she sold her jewels and established a hospital, where she cared for the sick and the poor.  To supply their needs, she opened the royal granaries.  After her husband's death in 1227, the opposition of the court to her "extravagances" compelled her to leave the Wartburg with her children.

For some time, Elizabeth lived in great distress.  She then courageously took the habit of the Franciscans -- the first of the Franciscan Tertiaries, or Third Order, in Germany.  Finally, arrangements with her family gave her a subsistence, and she spent her remaining years in Marburg, living in self-denial, caring for the sick and needy.  She died from exhaustion, November 16, 1231, and was canonized by Pope Gregory IX four years later.  With Louis of France she shares the title of patron of the Third Order of St. Francis.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Sunday School

Readings for the Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary (from Holy Women, Holy Men)
Tobit 12:6b-9
Psalm 109:20-25
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Luke 6:35-38

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Nov
22
6:15 PM18:15

Evening Prayer I

Daily Evening Prayer, the Evening Office, is offered each Wednesday.

We include the observances of the Episcopal Church Calendar, complete with the histories of those whose lives are commemorated.

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Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

23rd Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (Traditional)
Sunday School

Since the Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary falls on the 3rd Sunday this month, followed by the Last Sunday after Pentecost (aka Christ the King Sunday) we will move our Rite I (Traditional language) celebration forward a week.

Today's 1st lesson continues our trip through the Exodus and into the Promised Land.  In today's portion,Joshua calls upon the newly settled tribes of Israel to put away the idols of the lands that they have occupied and serve only the LORD (YAHWEH).

The second lesson continues Paul's first Epistle to the Thessalonians, as he addresses their fears that those who have already died have missed out on Salvation.  The early Church believed that Jesus' 2nd coming would be immediate, and that He would take them directly into Heaven when he came.  Now it is a generation later, and some were losing heart.

In our Gospel reading, Jesus tells the parable of the Wise and Foolish Bridesmaids, half of whom are prepared by having oil for their lamps at the coming of the groom (and half are not).  The punchline is to "Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour [of his coming]."

Readings for Proper 27, Track I, Year A:
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
Psalm 78:1-7
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Matthew 25:1-13

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Nov
8
6:15 PM18:15

Evening Prayer I

Daily Evening Prayer, the Evening Office, is offered each Wednesday.

We include the observances of the Episcopal Church Calendar, complete with the histories of those whose lives are commemorated.

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Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

All Saints' Day

Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Sunday School

The Feast of All Saints, or "All Saints' Day," is one of the seven Principal Feasts of the Episcopal Church, which take precedence over all other observances.  All Saints is unique, in that it may be celebrated both on its proper feast day, November 1st, and on the Sunday following


Feast of All Saints

Today's 1st lesson is from the Revelation to St. John.  It contains an image of the uncountable multitude from all nations, tribes, peoples, and languages surrounding the throne of Heaven and the Lamb.

The Epistle is from the 1st Epistle of John giving the encouragement of the love of God.

The Gospel recites the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount, as recounted by Matthew.

Readings for All Saints' Day, Year A:
Revelation 7:9-17
Psalm 34:1-10, 22
1 John 3:1-3
Matthew 5:1-12

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Nov
1
6:15 PM18:15

Evening Prayer I

Daily Evening Prayer, the Evening Office, is offered each Wednesday.

We include the observances of the Episcopal Church Calendar, complete with the histories of those whose lives are commemorated.

Please join us for this respite from the weekly grind.

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St. Clare's Ministries
Oct
31
5:00 PM17:00

St. Clare's Ministries

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St. Clare's Ministries is a Jubilee Ministry of the Diocese of Colorado that serves the homeless and working poor from the Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Mary in Denver's Baker neighborhood.

A hot meal is served at 6pm on Tuesday evenings, serving between 75 and 200 guests each week (holidays included).  An optional Holy Eucharist takes place at 5pm, and this growing "emergant church" demonstrates how St. Clare's has evolved from a "soup kitchen" to a caring community. 

St. Clare's clothing closet opens at 6:30 to provide toiletries, new underwear, clean clothing, and other essentials.  During the winter months, we provide hats, gloves, coats, heavy socks, blankets, and a limited number of sleeping bags to meet the needs of our guests.

Teams from St. Elizabeth's help with both the Supper and the Clothing Closet on 5th Tuesdays of the month (four times each year).  You are invited to join us.

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Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

21st Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Sunday School

Today's 1st lesson moves from Exodus to Deuteronomy to conclude Moses' leadership of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt through 40 years in the Wilderness.  God shows Moses the Promised Land, which he will not enter.  That honor has passed to Joshua, as Moses' successor.

The second lesson continues Paul's first Epistle to the Thessalonians.  Following last week's opening greeting, Paul continues to reaffirm the Church of his care for them. 

Today's Gospel reading continues the parrying between the Pharisees and Sadducees against Jesus.

Readings for Proper 25, Track I, Year A:
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Matthew 22:34-46

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Laundry Love
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Laundry Love

On the final Saturday morning of each month, St. Elizabeth's ministers to our neighbors by paying for and providing supplies for them to do their laundry.

As each month comes to an end, many families are simply "tapped out."  Laundry can be a significant expense when one must choose among paying the rent and/or utilities, buying food, and all the other necessities of life.

This is a ministry that even a small church like St. Elizabeth's can perform with a few people and a modest budget.  

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Oct
25
6:15 PM18:15

Evening Prayer II

Daily Evening Prayer, the Evening Office, is offered each Wednesday.

We include the observances of the Episcopal Church Calendar, complete with the histories of those whose lives are commemorated.

Please join us for this respite from the weekly grind.

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