You are Most Welcome!
Come Journey with Us!
At St. John’s, we strive to serve Christ Jesus through Worship, Study, and Community Activities (both inside our walls and outside our walls) in Grand County. Our goal is to show those around us that we live our faith; we don’t just talk about it. We also strive to follow the example Jesus set for us by welcoming the friend and the stranger to the table, loving all people as equals, and showing them respect in ways that make them feel whole.
A New Thing
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19
It's an exciting time for the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist! During this period of transition between rectors, we are enjoying a time of prayer, discernment, and creative dreaming about what the future holds in store for Cranmer Chapel and St John's, in partnership with Trinity Episcopal Church in Kremmling. Who and what is God calling the Episcopal Church in Grand County to be in this time, place and context? We invite everyone to join us as we explore possibilities for the future and work to call a new rector/partnership vicar to work with us in ministry. Meanwhile, the pulpit will be filled weekly by guest priests or lay leaders, each bringing a fresh message of hope and the opportunity to learn from the broader community of faith throughout Colorado.
Coming up this Sunday - Double A Barn Service and Potluck BBQ
This Sunday, August 14 we'll enjoy our annual outdoor service at the Double A Barn in Arapaho National Forest. Located on the banks of the Colorado River, this location is a spectacular setting in which to celebrate our faith and enjoy a tasty potluck. Meat will be provided, please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Rev. Lada Hardwick will be leading our services this weekend, including the barn service. Reverend Hardwick resides in Boulder with David, her husband of 52 years, and near her daughter Anne and her family, including two beautiful granddaughters. She received the Master of Divinity degree from the University of the South School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee. Before retiring and moving to Boulder, she was the Canon Missioner for the Diocese of North Carolina, and has assisted the Reverend Canon Lou Blanchard with the establishment of the growing number of Partnerships for Mission here in the Diocese of Colorado.
Note that our start time is 10 am to give folks a little time to drive out to the barn. To get there, drive north from Granby on Hwy 34, then turn right on County Road 66 towards Green Ridge. Follow CR 66 all the way to the end and drive through the gate to the barn.