Thanksgiving Sunday ~ Nov. 24

Thanksgiving Sunday at Wellshire Church, Denver

Thanksgiving Sunday, Nov. 24

Wellshire celebrates Thanksgiving this Sunday! Two identical Thanksgiving Family Services will feature festive music with organ, piano and combined choirs. Our Children’s Choir is joining the Celebration Singers and the Sanctuary Choir for a presentation of John Rutter’s inspirational Look at the World! Dr. Bell will speak about how to find happiness in a sermon based on Philippians 4:4-14. Here the Apostle Paul says he knows the secret of contentment and “can do all things through Christ who strengthens him.” Join us.

Alternative Christmas Market ~ Nov. 24

Alternative Christmas Market at Wellshire Church, Denver, Colorado
Alternative Christmas Market at Wellshire Church, Denver, Colorado

Alternative Christmas Market

Wellshire’s Alternative Christmas Market returns on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Wellshire Library and hallway. Buy goods from around the world, or make a donation on behalf of that person who already has everything. Your Christmas spending helps support Wellshire’s Local and Global Ministry Partners.

Daniel Romero Organ Recital ~ Nov. 17

Daniel Romero, organist

Organ Recital

Sunday, November 17 | 4:30 pm

Join Daniel Romero as he performs on Wellshire’s mighty Casavant organ. Selections include Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541 by Bach, and Paine’s Concert Variations on Austrian Hymn.

Children’s Sabbath ~ Nov. 10

Children's Sabbath

Sunday, November 10 is our annual Children’s Sabbath, and our precious children will lead much of worship.

Dr. John Bell will talk about the concept of our covenant with God. God makes promises to us, and in return we make promises to God. The sermon is based on the beloved and terrifying story of Noah’s Ark and the rainbow promise at 9:00 and 11:00 am.

Musically, this Sunday we welcome our Cherub, Children’s, and Youth Choirs to both services for the celebration of Children’s Sabbath. Patrick Lee, our fine pianist, and Confluence are playing for the 9:00 am service and Organist Daniel Romero will accompany the 11:00 am service. 

Deacons’ Pancake Breakfast ~ Nov. 10

Deacons pancake breakfast
Deacons pancake breakfast

PANCAKES ARE BACK!

Fill your belly with flapjacks on Sunday, November 10 between 7:45 and 11:00 am in Fellowship Hall. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Wellshire’s Deacons’ Fund, which provides support for members and guests in need.

All Saints’ Sunday ~ Nov. 3

All Saints Day - art by Timothy Mietty

All Saints’ Sunday

November 3 | 9:00 and 11:00 am

Join in the moving service to remember and celebrate the lives of the departed saints of Wellshire. We will speak the names of those who died during the previous year and ring bells in their memory.  

On All Saints’ Day we remember our loved ones who have passed away with a special ceremony. We welcome Gregory Walker, nationally acclaimed violinist, to both services. Together with Patrick Lee he is performing works by Gershwin and Massenet as well as Barber’s beloved Adagio for Strings at 11:00 am. During our more contemporary service Confluence and the Celebration Singers are presenting additional musical selections for All Saints’ Day, including very special arrangements of Give Me Jesus and I Shall Wear a Crown. Daniel Romero and the Sanctuary Choir are leading the more traditional 11:00 am service, singing the beautiful Sing Me to Heaven by Daniel Gawthrop.

Reformation Sunday Featuring Bagpipes ~ Oct. 27

bagpiper
bagpiper

Reformation Sunday

October 27 | 9:00 and 11:00 am

 

Celebrate Reformation Sunday with the Michael Collins Pipes and Drums in the Sanctuary. Both festive services will feature traditional bagpipe favorites, like Highland Cathedral and Amazing Grace.  

Sing Christmas Music With Us

watercolor painting of a choir
watercolor painting of a choir

Christmas Music at Wellshire

All Wellshire choirs, from pre-school through adults, are preparing for Advent and Christmas, and you are invited to sing during this festive season! The Sanctuary Choir will sing the Argentine “Navidad Nuestra” at the traditional candlelight services on Christmas Eve at 8:00 and 10:00 pm. More contemporary music lovers can join the Celebration Singers or Cofluence. If you have experience with handbell, the Celebration Ringers are for you. The children’s and youth choirs are preparing the Christmas musical. Email Christine for more information.

Kantorei Concert: Fire & Ice ~ Oct. 6

Fire and Ice concert by Kantorei
Kantorei concert

Kantorei Concert: “Fire and Ice”

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 3:00pm

Wellshire Presbyterian Church, Denver

Acclaimed composer, Ola Gjeilo joins Kantorei in this program featuring the world premiere of his new “The Road” an expanded musical portrait of his homeland, Norway with texts by renowned poet, Charles Anthony Silvestri. Written for Kantorei for these concerts, Ola will accompany the choir along with string orchestra.

Also included on the program are Morten Lauridsen’s Madrigali: Six “Fire Songs” on Italian Renaissance Poems and songs of the elements by Frank Ticheli, John Rutter, Katerina Gimon and Eric Whitacre.

Buy tickets here