Our Community through the years
Events of our past that make us who we are.
Worship at the River
August 18, 2019 at 10am
Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth! Psalm 96:9
Our worship at the River brought a wonderful sun shiny day, and a grateful and joyous gathering of brothers and sisters. Members and friends from all 3 Episcopal congregations in Grand County, St. Johns, Cranmer and Kremmling, came together for worship in gratitude and in song to celebrate the glory of Gods earth. We heard of the support and encouragement that flows from God, and of his delight in His most treasured creation-US! As Episcopalians are known to do frequently, we ate a meal together, and spent time visiting with those who may not get to see on a regular basis.
Celebration of America
St Johns in Granby was the site of this years annual Celebration of America. The event was an incredible gathering of several church communities in Grand County, and celebrated the heritage of an America led by faith, spirituality, dedication, heroism and duty. Veterans were honored, praise was given to God above, snacks shared, and games were enjoyed by all. We are all truly blessed by God for the freedoms we enjoy.
Ice Cream Social
September 1, 2019
What a great way to celebrate summer’s close, good fellowship, and a treat that we all love-even if it is at 10:30 am!!! Corn Hole was a hit, and will probably make an appearance at future events.
Ordination of Michele Simmons
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.
Unveiling and Blessing of the Ceremonial Banner of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
On May 19, 2019, 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 Peaks and Pines Quilt Guild), 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, 2019, 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.