Beginning December 2, Wellshire will return to two different worship services. At 9:00 am, Confluence and Celebration Singers will lead a contemporary service. At 11:00 am, the Sanctuary Choir will continue to lead in a traditional style of music.
Sunday, November 11, is Children’s Sabbath. The children of Wellshire will lead us in worship. Our Children’s and Youth Choirs are singing in celebration. In addition, the service will be surrounded by two wonderful selections by the Celebration Ringers.
Childcare: Children 6 weeks-preschool are welcome downstairs from 8:45 am to 12:15 pm.
Sunday School is on break next week for the kids to attend Children’s Sabbath
Youth Group: Middle school meets at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, and high school meets at 6:30 pm. Please bring $5 for dinner.
Come early for the Hard Hat Special Breakfast Too! Due to construction, the usual Deacon’s Pancake Breakfast will be a “Hard Hat Special” breakfast in the north upstairs hallway. Come for a time of breakfast treats and fellowship! Proceeds support the Deacons’ Fund, which provides support for members and guests in need.
For many, the Christmas season coincides with grief, loss, health struggles, unemployment, and other life challenges. You are invited to come worship on one of the longest nights of the year. This service of scripture and carols, under the light of candles, makes space for our brokenness and calls us to hope in the midst of darkness. Please join us for soup in the Fellowship Hall after the service.
Jubilee Weekend 2016 means a return to our Fall programming plus special events!
Friday, September 9: A Day of Service
Jubilee Weekend at Wellshire kicks off with a Day of Service on Friday, September 9.
Lend a hand to beautify the building and serve the community — pizza party at 5:30 pm, then family-friendly work projects until 8:00 pm. The Youth Suite needs a fresh coat of paint, the grounds need sprucing up, and we’ll do some work for Metro Caring, too! Sign up via the link in the eNews or on the clipboard in the Narthex. Contact Rev. Katie Robb Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Saturday, September 10: A Day of Scenery
Jubilee Weekend continues at Wellshire with a Day of Scenery on Saturday, September 10.
This year’s Day of Scenery will take the form of a hike in beautiful Grizzly Gulch. The hike is a six mile round trip with 1000 ft. elevation gain. The hike can be shortened to 2.8 miles with an elevation gain of 430 ft by stopping in a clearing with a rail fence that is just before a stream crossing. We will eat lunch in this clearing. (Those going on the six mile hike will stop for lunch on the way back down after hiking about 4.6 miles.) The trail is not steep and the pace will be casual. For more details, click here.
Sunday, September 11: A Day of Song
Living Water Contemporary Worship at 9:00 am in the Chapel and Traditional Worship at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary both resume, as do educational options for all ages at 9:55 am.
The Rev. Bill Davis (pastor at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Northglenn, husband of the Rev. Katie Robb Davis, and cellist) visited Wellshire during the Create-ivity: Living Artfully Summer Sermon Series to preach on the art of music and play his cello.
About the artist: The Rev. Bill Davis is pastor of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Northglenn, Colorado and the husband of Wellshire’s Rev. Katie Robb Davis. A graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary and Candler School of Theology, Bill focused his studies on liturgical practice and theology (what we do in worship and why we do it). When he’s not stirring up too much trouble around the church, he can be found hanging out with Katie and their son, Coulter. Bill serves the wider denomination in the Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators and by planning Montreat Youth Conferences.
Donna Wickham, the director of Living Water worship’s instrumental ensemble Confluence, also directs the Vocal Jazz Messengers, a student jazz combo at DU that writes and arranges all of its own music. Two members of the combo, Brendan Schuster and Samantha Barrasso, sing in Living Water worship, and Hudson Knott regularly subs on bass. The Vocal Jazz Messengers were recently awarded the most prestigious international jazz award for student musicians, the Downbeat Award for Outstanding Performance for Small Vocal Jazz Group at an Undergraduate College. Thanks to these musicians for sharing their incredible talents at Wellshire to the glory of God!
On Sunday, May 29, Wellshire’s summer worship schedule starts with its combined service at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary. During the summer (May 29 – September 4), the whole of Wellshire Church worships together within one service. The service order is a standard Presbyterian form, but the worship leaders engender a more casual style of worship leadership in step with the summer months in Colorado. Childcare is available for children ages six weeks through preschool.
Worship on Sunday, May 29 at 10:00 am features the Vocal Jazz Messengers in a program of Brazilian praise and gospel jazz music.
View a sneak peek video of the Vocal Jazz Messengers on Facebook here.
John Philip Newell is a foremost scholar on Celtic spirituality and former Warden of the Iona Abbey in Scotland. Join us at Wellshire Church in Denver for a weekend of prayer, fellowship and discussion. Nurture your own personal prayer life and build relationships with fellow seekers from across the Denver area.
An Evening with John Philip Newell
Friday, May 20, 7:00-9:00 pm J. Philip Newell speaks on his book Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Perspective accompanied by a book signing and cocktail hour. This event requires an RSVP: REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL. Please join us for the John Philip Newell events listed below:
Celtic Spirituality Workshop with John Philip Newell
Saturday, May 21, 9:00 am-12:00 pm Presentation and spiritual practice. Free and open to the public. Childcare is provided for this event. Please email us with your childcare needs.
John Philip Newell, visiting pastor
Sunday, May 22, 9:00 and 11:00 am Preaching in worship at Wellshire Church.
Please join us in worship on Sunday November 15 for Generosity Sunday; Dr. Bell preaches on Philippians 4:4-14. Please note that both services will be in the Sanctuary. The annual Wellshire tradition of Generosity Sunday gives individuals in the Wellshire community the opportunity to pledge their financial commitment for the upcoming year during worship. Please prayerfully consider how you can practice the spiritual discipline of giving, which undergirds the ministries critical to Wellshire’s work as the hands and feet of Christ – we can’t do it without you![clear]
“We all devote our time, work energy, and money to that which is important to us. Increased giving each year has strengthened my faith and my bond with my church family. Financial Peace University has enlightened me to the concept of giving a tithe and offerings — not a tithe or offerings. Rev. John Bell has pointed out that generosity to our church — the Body of Christ — is having a religious as well as a spiritual experience. I feel it!” — A “Piece of the Body of Christ” at Wellshire Church
May 10: Please put it on your calendar in red pen and make a special effort to be in worship that day… and bring a friend or two! Wellshire will be honored by the presence of the Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence as our guest preacher that day. Anna is the Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She holds degrees from Yale College and Princeton Theological Seminary. Anna has written several books and articles and is a frequent teacher and lecturer in this country and abroad, including the venerable Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale Divinity School.
Anna and her husband, the Rev. David Carter Florence, have two lacrosse-playing sons, Caleb (Kenyon College 2014) and Jonah (Decatur High School 2014). They also have three dogs, two cats, two sheep, and a flock of chickens.