Blessing of the Animals – Sept. 26

Blessing of the Animals by Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Denver Colorado
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Annual Blessing of the Animals at Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Denver

Wellshire Presbyterian Church invites the community to a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, September 26 during worship services at 8:45 or 11:00 am, in the church’s sanctuary. Have your animals blessed and receive a collar tag, while supplies last. All are welcome!

This unique event honors St. Francis of Assisi and is an ideal, relaxed, and special opportunity for people to gather with their pets in an inclusive environment.

Animals must be on leashes or in carriers. For more information, please call 303-758-2233

Fall Sunday Schedule

Sunday schedule, Fall 2021

Sunday Schedule –

Fall 2021

8:45 am – Worship (Sanctuary)

9:45 am – Education Hour
Children’s Sunday School & Music
Youth Fellowship (the Well, formerly Fellowship 2)
Adult Classes (Adult Education Suite)

11:00 am – Worship (Sanctuary)

4:15 pm to 5:00 pm – Youth Choir

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Middle School Youth Group

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm – High School Youth Group

Music In October

Music in October at Wellshire

Vox Femina
Kantorei
Contemporary women composers hold the spotlight in this first concert of Kantorei’s season.
Sunday, October 10 at 3:00 pm; tickets kantorei.org or at the door

Reformation Services
With the Wellshire Choirs and the Michael Collins Pipes and Drums
Sunday, October 31 at 8:45 am and 11:00 am

Livestream Now at 11:00 AM

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The Livestreamed Worship Service will now be at 11:00 am Mountain Time. Please join us on Facebook or YouTube.

 

Worship in-person at:

9:00 am in the Memorial Garden. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket.

11:00 am in the Sanctuary and livestreamed online to YouTube and Facebook.

NOTE: Beginning Sept. 19, the early service will be at 8:45 am in the Sanctuary. The 11:00 am Sanctuary service continues as before.

Wellshire Is A Matthew 25 Church

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We Are a Matthew 25 Church

The Wellshire Session has voted to join our PC(USA) denomination’s initiative and become a “Matthew 25 Church.”

Matthew 25 recalls the story of the sheep and the goats, where the king reminds those who have asked when they served him, “just as you did it to one of the least of these…you did it to me.” Matthew 25 churches answer the call to look outside of themselves, to feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, care for the sick, visit the prisoner.

Learn more here

A Note from Diversity Task Force: Critical Race Theory

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A Note from Diversity Task Force: Critical Race Theory

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“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”
Matthew 25:35-36

Diversity Task Force
The diversity task force, continues it’s commitment to dismantling structural racism through education and presents another word with its definition to aid in our ongoing discussions about racism:

Critical Race Theory (CRT) has been in the news lately and may be hard to understand just what it is. Developed by scholars in the 1970’s and 80’s in response to their concern about a lack of racial progress following the civil rights movements of the 60’s. CRT is a way of thinking about American history through the lens of racism. Central tenets of CRT are that race is a socially constructed concept and that racism is systemic in this nation’s institutions and they function to maintain the dominance of white people in society. Click here for more on understanding CRT.

Men’s Bible Study

Mens Bible Study at Wellshire Church in Denver, Colorado
Men's Bible Study

Wednesday Men’s Bible Study

The weekly Men’s Bible Study will be beginning a new course on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. We will be studying the Great Courses Understanding the Old Testament by professor Robert D. Miller.  We are connecting via Zoom at 8:00 am on Wednesdays. All men are welcome! Email Ted Kempton for login details.

UPDATE: No Reservation Required for In-Person Worship

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In Person Worship Update

  • Reservations are no longer required for any worship service, and there will not be any restrictions on the number of people who may attend worship. 
  • All of the pews are now returned to the sanctuary. You may sit anywhere in the sanctuary, but please do kindly respect those who wish to continue to maintain social distance.
  • Congregational singing has resumed.
  • Starting June 6, the 9:00 am service will be outside in the Memorial Garden for the summer, and masks will not be required. (You will need to bring a lawn chair or blanket for this service.) The 11:00 am service will continue in the Sanctuary, and it will be live-streamed for virtual participation. Masks will be required for this service out of an abundant concern for our children.
  • At all times, please be mindful of those who wish to maintain social distance.
  • Limited spaces for childcare for ages 6 weeks – Kindergarten are available. Contact Kendal for info.

We will continue to monitor attendance patterns to determine if any adjustments are needed. The summer outdoor service at 9:00 am is obviously a new addition to our worship life, but many churches are offering this option currently, and we believe it may be a positive addition to our program in these strange times!

We look forward to seeing one another in person again even as we continue to adapt and take care!

Ride Elephant Rock on June 6 to Support Orphans

Ride elephant rock to support orphans in Zimbabwe

Sign up now to ride the Rock JUNE 6 and help these kids survive.

Registration is now open to ride with Team Zimbabwe on June 6.

Though Elephant Rock was cancelled last year, it is now scheduled for June 6, and organizers have every hope it will go on as planned.

This is no time to wait and see. The situation in Zimbabwe is desperate. Click here to learn more and register.

Would you rather be a Check Writer? Please make out a check to Wellshire Church , notation ZMP.

Team Wellshire Training Rides are scheduled on May 8 and 22. Contact George Scheuernstuhl for details.