He Is Risen!
A Message from Fr. Matthew
“Thy kingdom come…” We say these words every time we say the Lord’s prayer. But what might really happen if these words came to life in our community here in Grand County?
Well…we have the opportunity to find out. From Ascension (May 30th) to Pentecost (June 9th) the Archbishop of Canterbury and our own Presiding Bishop have encouraged us to a time of intentional prayer. Here at St. John’s, we will be praying for our family, friends, and neighbors in Grand county. Specifically, we will be praying for them to know the love of Christ as we have experienced it ourselves.
During this time we will make opportunities and resources available to help us pray “Thy kingdom come” as individuals, families, and as a church body. For more information and lots of good resources you can visit the website.
Ordination and Consecration of new Bishop for the Episcopal Church of Colorado
On May 18, 2019, the Rev. Kimberly (Kym) Lucas was ordained and consecrated as the eleventh bishop of The Episcopal Church in Colorado at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver. Lucas became the first woman bishop as well as the first African American bishop in the diocese’s 132-year history. A delegation from St. John the Baptist represented the Episcopal Community in Grand County, and included Rev Matthew Frey, Deacon Kay Piper, Teri Jurgens, and Sr. Warden Betsy Pettit.
For more information, click on the link below, article is on the lower left corner of the cover page.
Unveiling and Blessing of the Ceremonial Banner of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
On May 19, the new Ceremonial Banner for St. John’s was unveiled to the congregation and blessed. This beautiful banner was designed by parishioner Margaret Watts, lovingly sewn and quilted by Deborah Lord Treiber (of the Pins and Pines Quilt Club), and dedicated in memory of Ann McLean.
Those attending the unveiling and blessing include (from left) Fr. Matthew Frey, David Craig, Lorie Wheeler, Teri Jurgens, Pam Hansen, Margaret Watts, Kay Irvine, Roxanne Singler, Betsy Pettit, Katharine Frey, Sherry Erzinger, Will Wamsley, and Gary Piper.
Teri Jurgens and Margaret Watts admiring the Ceremonial Banner up close.
Our Community Welcomes Fr. Matthew Frey
On Sunday, April 7th, members of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Trinity Episcopal in Kremmling and Cranmer Chapel in Winter Park welcomed new pastor Fr. Matthew Frey in liturgy and a welcome reception in the evening at the church in Granby. In addition to church members, community members, clergy from across the county and former clergy of St. Johns attended the reception. Fr. Frey comes to our community from Texas where he was the Interim Rector at the Church of the Redeemer in Eagle Pass. Please join the congregations in welcoming Fr. Frey to the community and Grand County.
WE WELCOME YOU JUST THE WAY GOD MADE YOU
We would like to welcome you to The Episcopal Church in Grand County, three religious communities dedicated to God and rooted in the compassionate and hospitable traditions of The Episcopal Church. We honor the vast possibilities of human self-expression and the infinite variety of God’s creation. We celebrate diversity in gender, age, culture, ethnicity, sexuality, profession, language and other facets of human identity, and value the gifts that each individual brings to the whole. Mindful of God’s limitless grace and our salvation in Christ Jesus, we believe there are no outcasts from God’s table. We strive to embrace those who have been rejected elsewhere, as well as those who have not yet found a spiritual home, and to make our community an inclusive reflection of the diversity of God’s creation. We affirm our commitment to participating in God’s plan for the reconciliation of all humanity through Christ Jesus.
All Are welcome!
Message from the Sr. Warden:
"Life is an invitational, an invitation for us to mirror the love of God"
We invite YOU to join us at St. John's and experience it for yourself. We welcome all into our church!
Our church family is warm and hospitable. We are an extended family that is caring and accepting in the true spirit of Christian love.
Please join us in the celebration of our loving God.
All are welcome!