Announcements for August 31, 2014

OUR PRAYERS AND BEST WISHES are with Darryl Wagner and Erin Lawless upon the birth of their son, August Sundown Lawless Wagner. August was born on the evening of August 9. At the moment, Darryl and Erin are getting used to the new life in their midst; but, when all has settled down, we will welcome August as a new member of Christ’s Body through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. Congratulations Darryl and Erin!

THE SEPTEMBER ARCHANGEL is available for you to pick-up in the Narthex.

SAINT CLARE’S GUILD meets this Saturday at 9:30 am.

THE SOCIETY OF MARY will be providing dinner this Saturday, September 6, for residents of the Denver Ronald McDonald House at 1300 E 21st Ave. All are welcome to participate. If you would like to volunteer that day, please add your name to the signup sheet on the table in the Narthex. If you wish to contribute toward the purchase of the food, there is a jar for your donation next to the signup sheet. Stay tuned for more details.

THE FALL SCHEDULE BEGINS next Sunday with Mass celebrated at 8 and 10. Christian Education for all ages begins at 9:15am.

CHURCH SCHOOL BEGINS next Sunday at 9:15 am! If you haven’t registered your child, please call Audrey Mailes at 417-592-6070, or Margaret Norwood at 917-805-9249 or email us at audrey.mailes@gmail.com or margaret@babylionproductions.com. We are still looking for an assistant for to help with 4th and 5th grade class. Please contact Margaret Norwood if you feel called to this role. Children’s Chapel begins at 10:00 am in the Lady Chapel under the leadership of Nancy King and Tracy Hunt. We hope to see all Church School and Chapel children and their families after the 10:00 am service for the annual Kick Off. We rented a dunk tank so the kids and “Dunk the Directors!” There will be a picnic and other lawn games. We look forward to a wonderful year.

JUNIOR CHOIR will start rehearsals on Sunday, September 14th. I know this is earlier than we have traditionally started, but we will need to rehearse for the Evensong. Most of the Juniors will already know the dismissal hymn from having attended the RSCM day camp in July, but it will be new to some! If you have your sheet music from day camp, bring it. All children 8 years of age and older are welcome and encouraged to join Junior Choir. Rehearsals are on Sundays for about 45 minutes after the 10 am mass. We have a lot of fun learning to worship and praise God with our voices. For more information, please contact the Junior Choir Director Nancy King at 303-758-3955 or by email at nking406871@msn.com.

SAVE THE DATE! On Saturday, September 20th at 5 pm our Parish will be treated to Evensong sung by the Royal School of Church Music choristers under the direction of Mrs. Sarah Tafoya! This talented group of young choristers has taken on a very challenging course in choral Church music and we are thrilled to have them. Our own Junior Choir will be joining them for the dismissal hymn. All Sunday School families should plan to attend as the Evensong will be followed by a dinner party to welcome our guests and to kick off the Sunday School and Junior Choir year! All members of the parish are invited to join us. Sign-up sheets will be available soon for the dinner.