|Posted by saintisaac on December 9, 2009 at 12:11 PM||comments (2)|
Thank you to everyone who has called and inquiring regarding the health and condition of Dc. Carl Salustri. Out of respect for his family and to keep from overwhelming them with calls with concerns and requests for updates, we are now offering updates on our website. Please look for the link in the News section at bottom of the homepage. Check it often for updates! Keep the Salustri family in your prayers and may wholeness find them and us now and at all times!
|Posted by saintisaac on December 7, 2009 at 12:34 PM||comments (0)|
The Men of the Saint Isaac Community will be gathering for a time of prayer this coming Friday, December 11th at 6 p.m. at the Peoples Cathedral 3025 W. 37th Avenue, Denver, Co. 80211. Join us for this powerful encounter!
|Posted by saintisaac on December 2, 2009 at 11:17 AM||comments (2)|
Grace and Peace Everyone,
The Saint Isaac Parish Council will hold it's monthly meeting (tonight) Wednesday, December 2nd from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Peoples Cathedral in the Parlor Room.
Parish Council Representatives
MervEllen Ashby (Lay Officer) – Altar Guild
Felicia Park – Acolyte
Rhea Padgett – Women’s Ministry
Kevin Huber – Men’s Ministry & Ushers/Help
Dc. Phillip Leake – Diaconate Representative/Adult Education
Dc. Justin House -- Financial
Dc. Frances Fisher – Children’s Education
Elder Troy Fisher – Worship Team
Abigail Park – NXT GEN
Dc. Chris Miller – NXT GEN
Dc. Lucy Kendzior – Hospitality
James Padgett – Media Technology
Bonnie Good – ESL & Outreach Programs
Martine Mane – International Representative
Jeanne Anderson – Pastoral Visitation & Greeting
Sarah Akerly – Episcopal Representative
Father Anthony Watson+ -- Chairman
The Saint Isaac Proto-Priest Council will convene for it's bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 8th, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at the Peoples Cathedral in the Parlor Room.
Dc. Dustin Roberts
Dc. Dora Schell
Keep the council's of Saint Isaac Church in your prayers. May we find unity and peace as we gather this evening. Amen!
|Posted by saintisaac on November 25, 2009 at 2:12 PM||comments (0)|
A huge thank you to each of you who participated in the Operation Hope Thanksgiving Outreach 2009. Whether it was a prayer, donated turkey or trimming, or cash donations (the morning started with a generous $100 donation) -- today would not have been possible without your involvement.
From early this morning, members of the Saint Isaac Church family came in bearing turkey's. In addition was an offering of good spirit and volunteer support -- we actually had too many volunteers!
We will be distributing from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. today!
Thanksgiving Blessings to all!
|Posted by saintisaac on November 19, 2009 at 1:11 PM||comments (4)|
As the Season of Advent is upon us once again, we look ahead to a busy and full Christmas season.
A time of year when we celebrate the conception and entry of our Lord into this world via the womb of a 14 year old virgin named Mary. What a wonderfully simple and striking story our Savior’s birth is. It is a story of love, hope, peace and good will toward men.
Despite the simplicity of the tale that is Jesus in a manger, we find ourselves today far removed from the smells of the barn, the hay and stubble where the Savior would first lay. As I write and you read, we find ourselves in the 21st century. A time when Christmas has become increasingly complex.
For many, Christmas has less to do with the Savior’s birth and more to do with stuff! You know what I mean, the stuff that will be purchased, exchanged, re-gifted and then possibly returned to the retailers who provided the wonderful service of helping us get the stuff.
The stuff we hang all over our houses, and jam into stockings which we hang by our chimneys with care. The stuff we put into our bodies, namely cookies, candy, hot cocoa, egg nog, etc.
In the mean time, if you’re like me, you look around and notice you already have too much stuff.
The other day, I went out to the garage attempting to find winter sweaters and I could hardly push the door open. It seems adding one additional item to the storage every so often was beginning to add up.
It started with the golf clubs which I rarely use and the books, c.d.’s, beds, boxes, etc. I thought to myself, “Where did all of this stuff come from?”
Don’t get me wrong, I am all for gift giving and even for storage of unused items. I love the joy of watching my two sons eyes brighten as they gaze under the tree on Christmas morning.
I enjoy the anticipation that builds as my wife and I prepare to give items that signify our love for each other. I look forward to jam packed malls, Christmas hymns on the radio and the beauty of fresh fallen snow.
My heart is filled with gladness when our families get together and holiday parties which set the stage for spiritual fellowship and natural strengthening. Christmas is a wonderful time of year.
Still in the midst of all of our stuff; the flashing bulbs, the cards, the neatly wrapped presents, the evil looks from the people whose parking spot you just took, yes and even Santa Claus, there is the Savior.
Christmas is about the birth of a Savior! A heavenly king who came bearing flesh. God, humbling Himself to the point of becoming part of that which He had created. If it weren’t for the heavenly visitation in the person of Christ, the world may not have otherwise known Him.
He came wrapped in flesh with a bow, not the kind you tie but the kind that involves a person lowering their head in submission. He was and is the ultimate gift!
There are those you will sit next to at holiday parties, family gatherings, who do not realize that the ultimate gift has been given. Sadly, some of them will never know unless you tell them.
We have a choice this holiday season to allow stuff to be our focus or to make our conversations and interactions about the Savior. In addition to our normal routine, may we each find time to remember the true meaning of Christmas. May we each give of ourselves as Christ gives to us. Seasons greetings and love to all!
|Posted by saintisaac on November 11, 2009 at 11:35 AM||comments (1)|
Apostle Paul Schell has begun a sermon series titled, Principles of Divine Perception. The first sermon was titled, Choose Your System.
There are two systems to choose from when it comes to developing life perceptions. The carnal system which is rooted in logic and reason interpreted by definable standards of living. Then there is the Divine System (Kingdom System), which transcends logic, reasoning, and limited definitions.
Every human being is created in the likeness and image of his progenitor, namely the Creator God. Every person is also formed from the elements of this earth. We all possess divine attributes that are superior to carnal attributes. If we are going to discover our true character, nature, and purpose we must discover our true identity. We are not humans having a spiritual experience but we are truly eternal spirits having a human experience. We then must move forward in the ordained destiny for which we have been created.
The goal is to stop the insanity of living from a formed identity and to shift into living a created identity.
|Posted by saintisaac on November 4, 2009 at 3:37 PM||comments (1)|
Good afternoon to all! We wanted to update as the Cathedral has been a busy place this week with painting happening in the small chapel and preparations taking place for the new liturgy and worship service. Alot of details to iron out with the transition, but the excitement is tangible. Both new services will debut this coming Sunday, 11/8 Communion at 8:30 a.m. and Worship at 9:30 a.m. There is also a new opportunity on the horizon to expand influence to the homeless/transient population in Denver.
Keep the staff and each area of ministry in your prayers as we are continually praying for each of you.
|Posted by saintisaac on October 27, 2009 at 11:48 AM||comments (4)|
On behalf of the Saint Isaac Church community, we welcome you to our new website. It is our goal that you are informed, edified and blessed by what you find on these pages. Our Bishop says, "Communication is Communion!" If you have questions, comments, or other input regarding this website, please contact the church office 303-433-0123. Blessings!