Feed the Future Backpack Program
Wheat Ridge ‘Feed the Future’ Backpack Program
Various non-profit agencies and individuals have come together to provide an on-going fund which supports the collection and dissemination of food items, each weekend, to students in eight Title I (free/reduced lunch eligible) elementary schools. The program is meant to provide children who are on the School Free and Reduced Lunch program some extra meals to see them through the week-end when they otherwise would go hungry. The program provides two breakfast and two lunch items, two snacks, fruit and vegetables.
Volunteers from our church tries to help the bagging of the items at Stevens Elementary School on Thursday mornings. First bagging for the 2018-2019 school year starts on September 6. Please check in at the office by 8:20 am and you should be done by 9 am. We don’t have a set day to help each month but show up any Thursdays during the school year. Also if you want to help in another way, the annual Feed the Future 5K will take place on Sat Sept 8 and benefits Wheat Ridge Feed the Future at all the schools they serve (Kullerstrand, Pennington, Stevens) in Wheat Ridge. More information at Community Table Website >>
The Dog Days of August!
Congregational social event – 2 Wednesdays on August is designed to get everyone together for a light supper and for a presentation by a dog-based service organizations in our community so we can learn about what they do.
Come meet other members, non-members that attend our church! Get to know them for this fun event.
Dates: Wednesdays, August 8 & August 15
Time: Light Supper at 5:30pm, Presentation for Adults and teens at 6:30pm -7pm, Children’s activities at 6:30pm – 7pm, Children brought in to meet the dogs at 7pm
Location: Church Fellowship Hall
Presentation on August 8
Colorado’s Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry – A Bridge For Compassionate Ministry
Launched in August 2008, the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is a national human-care ministry embracing the unique, calming nature and skills of purebred Golden Retrievers. THE LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are a bridge for compassionate ministry, opening doors for conversation about faith and creating opportunities to share Mercy, Compassion, Presence, and Proclamation of Jesus Christ.
Cubby has been deployed nationally, along with other LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs from throughout the United States to Orlando, FL; Las Vegas, NV; Parkland, FL, and Santa Fe, TX, in times of crisis to bring comfort and hope to those hurting and in need.
Wednesday, August 8th, come hear Top Dog, Bonnie Fear, a handler for the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Program. Ans YES, see Cubby!
Presentation on August 15
Brian Eberle, Co-Founder and Vice President of Bloodhound Man-Trackers with Meav and Lucy
Brian’s public service career began in 2003 as a volunteer firefighter. He began working with his first bloodhound in 2008. He and co-founder Frank Hurst formalized Bloodhound Man-trackers with a vision to provide a valuable asset to ALL law enforcement agencies for tracking, Human Decomposition work, and to help find the lost & missing.
Brian has assisted over a dozen law enforcement agencies on dozens of cases and has numerous training hours in Bloodhound trailing and human decomposition work. He is proud to be a member of NecroSearch International, a resource for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and a Canine Search Specialist for FEMA’s Colorado Task Force 1 Search and rescue Team.
Wednesday, August 15th, come hear Brian Everle and his Bloodhound in a presentation about the Bloodhound program and how it helps all law enforcement agencies!
Book Club – May 6
Next Book Club meeting is on Sunday May 6 at 3 pm. Our next read is The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher
Please join us for discussions.
Spring Conference Saturday, April 7, 2018
Confessing Christ in a Hostile World: Lessons from the Early Church
Join us here at Wheat Ridge Lutheran on Saturday, April 7th for this year’s Spring Conference “Confessing Christ in a Hostile World: Lessons from the Early Church.” Dr. James Bushur from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, will be presenting on the Early Church martyrs who died to testify to Christ in a pagan world. As the Church in America prepares to engage with an ever more hostile culture, there are many lessons we can learn from the Saints who have gone before us. Feel free to invite any friends or relatives you think might enjoy learning about the theology and history of martyrdom in the Early Church. There is no charge, just come ready to learn. Opening service will begin at 9:00AM, and we will wrap everything up around 3:30PM. Lunch will be provided. Please register today for the conference online using the form below.
Spring Conference Registration Form
Easter at Wheat Ridge
Please join us in celebrating the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday, April 1.
Sonrise Worship at 7am
Easter Breakfast at 8:00am
Easter Egg Hunt at 9am
Easter Celebration Worship with Communion at 10am
Daylight Saving Time – Spring Forward on March 11!!
Daylight Savings time will start on Sunday, March 11. Be sure to set your clock forward before you go to bed on Saturday!!
Join our Book Club
Our first book club meeting was held in February and we read and discussed “Bioethics: A Primer for Christians” by Gilbert Meilaender. Good group of people got together and had good discussions. We will meet again on Sunday, March 25 at 3pm at church. Our next book for discussion is “Out of the Ashes” by Anthony Esolen
Please join us!
Now that we have several students who are becoming proficient in Greek, we will now jump into HEBREW!
We will hold Hebrew class on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm, as well as Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. If this is something you would like to learn, please join us.
Season of Lent
Lenten season has started and once again, we have mid-week worship on Wednesdays with Soup Supper before it. There is also Matins on Monday – Thursday during Lent from 9:30 am. All are invited to join for any and all of the worship. Please contact church office (303) 424-3161 with any questions.
Wednesday, February 14, 6:30pm – Worship with Communion
Mid-week evening worship at 6:30pm, Soup Supper at 5:30pm
Wednesdays – February, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21
Matins on Monday-Thursday at 9:30am during Lent
Holy Week Schedule
Sunday, March 25, 10am – Worship
Monday, March 26, 12 noon – Litany
Tuesday, March 27, 12 noon – Litany
Wednesday, March 28, 12 noon – Litany
Thursday, March 29, 9:30am – Matins, 12 noon – Litany, 7pm – Worship with Communion
Friday, March 30, 7pm – Worship
Saturday, March 31, 7pm – Worship
Spring Conference 2017 – Reformation in the Home
Lutheran Lay Conference 2017
“Reformation in the Home”
Speaker: Rev. John Pless, CTSFW
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Fee: $5 per person
Location: Wheat Ridge Evangelical Lutheran Church – 8600 W. 38th Ave. Wheat Ridge (303) 424-3161
Thank you for those who attended the conference. Thank you Rev. Prof. Pless for traveling to Colorado and your very informative presentation.
Our Lay Conference this year is April 29. It is titled “Reformation in the Home” with our guest speaker Rev. John Pless of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. The online registration is now open with limited space available. Please sign up and pay using the PayPal form on this page.
8:00am – Registration & Light Breakfast
9:00am – Opening Worship
10:00am – Presentation
Noon – Lunch
2:00pm – Closing
(Schedule subject to change )
About our Speaker
Rev. John T. Pless joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, faculty in 2000. He is assistant professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions and also serves as director of Field Education.
He is a graduate of Texas Lutheran College, Sequin, Texas (B.A.), and Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio (M.Div.). He entered The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) by colloquy at CTSFW in 1983.
Prior to joining the faculty, he served for 17 years as campus pastor at University Lutheran Chapel at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. From 1979 to 1983, he served on the staff at the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University.
Pless is the author of Praying Luther’s Small Catechism, Handling the Word of Truth: Law and Gospel in the Church Today, A Small Catechism on Human Life, Word: God Speaks to Us, Confession: God Gives Us Truth, Luther on the Care for the Sick and the Dying and two chapters in Lutheran Worship History and Practice. With LCMS President Rev. Matthew Harrison he is editor of Women Pastors? The Ordination of Women in Biblical Lutheran Perspective. He served on the Agenda Committee for the Lutheran Service Book. He is book review editor for Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology and a member of the editorial council of Lutheran Quarterly.
A regular lecturer at various conferences both in the United States and overseas, Pless coordinates the Seminary’s annual Mercy Mission Expedition to Madagascar in partnership with the LCMS Board for World Relief and Human Care. He serves as co-president of the International Loehe Society and is a member of the LCMS Committee on the Sanctity of Human Life.