Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

7th Sunday after the Epiphany

Sexagesima (60th)

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

On this 7th Sunday after the Epiphany, there are no direct theophanies (manifestations of God) such as healings. Instead, Jesus challenges his disciples (and us) to “Love your your enemies…” If we can do that, then our love becomes a manifestation of God.

Readings for the 7th Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C
Genesis 45:3-11, 15
Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42
1 Corinthians 15:35-38,42-50
Luke 6:27-38

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Feb
27
6:15 PM18:15

Evening Prayer

Join us for Evening Prayer as a mid-week break from our daily lives.

The Benedictine Rule of Life provides for a balance of work, prayer, and rest in the lives of its adherents. Evening Prayer, Vespers, is the 6th of the seven “hours” of prayer. It usually takes place at the end of the work day, nominally at sunset/6pm.

We continue this practice with the Evening Office, using either the two year Daily Office Lectionary [readings] or those for the appropriate observances from the Episcopal Calendar.

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Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Last Sunday after the Epiphany

Quinquagesima (50th)

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

This is the final Sunday before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. It is also called Quinquagesima (50th, in Latin) because it is 7 weeks (a “week of weeks”) = 50 days (Sundays included) prior to Easter Day.

Our post-Epiphany Gospel readings close with the Transfiguration. Jesus leads Peter, James, and John up the mount to witness His meeting with Moses (representing the Law) and Elijah (representing the Prophets). Just as the voice from Heaven spoke to Jesus at His baptism in the Jordan, the voice this time speaks to the witnesses, “This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.”

Readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C
Exodus 34:29-35
Psalm 99
2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2
Luke 9:28-36, [37-43a]

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Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Ash Wednesday

Our Lenten observance begins this evening, with the appointed lessons and homily.

The Celebrant will then invite the People to the observance of a holy Lent, after which the Ashes will be blessed and imposed upon the foreheads of all who wish.

The Litany of Penitence serves as the Prayers of the People, followed by the Absolution and the Peace.

Our first Lenten celebration of the Holy Eucharist concludes the service.

Readings for Ash Wednesday:
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12
Psalm 103 or 1038-14
2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

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Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

The 1st Sunday in Lent

Penitential Order, Rite II
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

We begin our Lenten observance in the Wilderness. Jesus is driven by the Spirit from His baptism in the River Jordan out into the wilderness, where he was tempted for 40 days by the devil.

We, too, are driven into our own times of wilderness; our worship will be stripped of its usual ornamentation as we substitute barren twigs for flowers, crockery for precious metals, and eliminate the Alleluias from our lives for the next forty days.

Readings for the 1st Sunday in Lent, Year C
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
Romans 10:8b-13
Luke 4:1-13

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Mar
13
6:15 PM18:15

Evening Prayer

Join us for Evening Prayer as a mid-week break from our daily lives.

The Benedictine Rule of Life provides for a balance of work, prayer, and rest in the lives of its adherents. Evening Prayer, Vespers, is the 6th of the seven “hours” of prayer. It usually takes place at the end of the work day, nominally at sunset/6pm.

We continue this practice with the Evening Office, using either the two year Daily Office Lectionary [readings] or those for the appropriate observances from the Episcopal Calendar.

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Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Sunday in Lent

Penitential Order, Rite I
Holy Eucharist, Rite I

We continue our Lenten observance with the Pharisees coming to Jesus to advise Him to leave Galilee because Herod wants to have Him killed. Such are the challenges that Jesus faced, just as we are challenged as we attempt to live as we are called to.

Readings for the 2nd Sunday in Lent, Year C
Genesis 15:1-12,17-18
Psalm 27
Philippians 3:17-4:1
Luke 13:31-35

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Mar
20
6:15 PM18:15

Evening Prayer

Join us for Evening Prayer as a mid-week break from our daily lives.

The Benedictine Rule of Life provides for a balance of work, prayer, and rest in the lives of its adherents. Evening Prayer, Vespers, is the 6th of the seven “hours” of prayer. It usually takes place at the end of the work day, nominally at sunset/6pm.

We continue this practice with the Evening Office, using either the two year Daily Office Lectionary [readings] or those for the appropriate observances from the Episcopal Calendar.

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Easter Celebration

Our Easter Celebration opens with elements of the Great Vigil of Easter (the origin of Easter sunrise services), which began in the darkness between sunset on Holy Saturday and sunrise on Easter morning.

At the rear of the Church, we will first ignite the "new fire," from which the Paschal Candle is lit.  The Paschal Candle remains lit (at least for worship) "continuously" through the feast of Pentecost, a period known as the "Great Fifty Days of Easter."

We will also renew our Baptismal Vows.  In the early Church, Holy Baptism occurred during the Great Vigil of Easter, and it concluded a three year time of preparation (during which infiltrators could be weeded out in the days before the Church was allowed to operate openly).

The Risen Christ will be proclaimed with the words, "Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!"
The People respond with, "He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!"
Our long abstinence from Alleluias thus comes to an end with much joyful noise.
(Bring bells to ring at that time.)

From there we move to our Festival Holy Eucharist, to celebrate the Risen Christ.

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St. Clare's Ministries
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

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 5:15pm, 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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Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Regional Confirmation

The High Plains Region includes some 26 congregations (generally east of I-25) from Castle Rock north and east to Sterling.  Each spring, those congregations gather at St. John's Cathedral in Denver, where the Bishop will perform the Laying-on of Hands for three groups.

  1. Confirmands: Baptized members who have been prepared for Holy Confirmation, by which they affirm the Baptismal Covenant in a public act.

  2. Receptions: Those who have previously been Confirmed in other faiths are Received as Confirmed members into this Communion.

  3. Reaffirmations: Baptized & Confirmed members are welcome to make a public Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant, especially at times when they are beginning or renewing their walks of faith.

St. Elizabeth's will be blessed by 3 Confirmands, 2 Receptions, and 3 Reaffirmations this year.

A reception will follow.

We invite you to join us.  Parking can be tight, so carpools are encouraged.  
Please see Fr. Bill for assistance.

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Feb
20
6:15 PM18:15

Evening Prayer

Join us for Evening Prayer as a mid-week break from our daily lives.

The Benedictine Rule of Life provides for a balance of work, prayer, and rest in the lives of its adherents. Evening Prayer, Vespers, is the 6th of the seven “hours” of prayer. It usually takes place at the end of the work day, nominally at sunset/6pm.

We continue this practice with the Evening Office, using either the two year Daily Office Lectionary [readings] or those for the appropriate observances from the Episcopal Calendar.

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Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

6th Sunday after the Epiphany

Septuagesima (70th)

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Today’s Gospel reading from Luke opens with healings and the casting out of unclean spirits. It then leads into Luke’s version of the Beatitudes, which are paired with “woes” that serve as cautionary counterpoints to the blessings.

Readings for the 6th Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C
Jeremiah 17:5-10
Psalm 1
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Luke 6:17-26

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Feb
13
6:15 PM18:15

Evening Prayer

Join us for Evening Prayer as a mid-week break from our daily lives.

The Benedictine Rule of Life provides for a balance of work, prayer, and rest in the lives of its adherents. Evening Prayer, Vespers, is the 6th of the seven “hours” of prayer. It usually takes place at the end of the work day, nominally at sunset/6pm.

We continue this practice with the Evening Office, using either the two year Daily Office Lectionary [readings] or those for the appropriate observances from the Episcopal Calendar.

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