District News

Retired Rocky Mountain District Educators (RRMDE)

The annual reformation luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, October 26, 11:30am – 2:30pm at Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Franktown, CO.  More details to follow for this event but save the date.

Summer Events with the Denver Society of Creation

The Denver Society of Creation has put together an outstanding  lineup of events for August and September!

We’ll be doing two more “Hot Dog, It’s Movie Night”s in August, on Wednesday the 23rd and the 30th at Ascension Lutheran Church in Littleton.  We’ll be showing “Uncovering the Truth About Dinosaurs,” a four-part series from the Institute of Creation Research.   This should be a great series for children as young as fourth grade all the way to children with gray hair!  We’ll also have an age appropriate movie in the Nursery for younger children, so bring the whole family!  We’ll be serving hot dogs and dinosaur (chicken) sandwiches.  Bring a dish to share!  It’s a fun evening of fellowship!  We start at 6:15PM!

In September, we have four great events coming up!

07 September – Our first monthly meeting of the 2017-2018 year, featuring Mr. Martin Barlau, a former LCMS teacher and principle at Bethlehem Lutheran, who will talk about a creation worldview class he has designed for junior high/high school students.  His presentation is entitled “Did God Really Say…?”  We’ll meet at 7PM at Ascension Lutheran in Littleton.

09/10 September – We will partner with the Rocky Mountain Creation Fellowship to bring you several events with Dr. Steve Austin, a leading creation scientist who was one of the scientists featured in the movie, “Is Genesis History?” and has done research at Mt. St. Helens and the Grand Canyon.  If you were at our last movie night, you saw his DVD, “Mt. St. Helens.”

09 September – Dr. Austin will lead a “Safari” to the Colorado Springs area.  We will caravan through several interesting geological sites in the Garden of the Gods area and see evidence of Noah’s flood.  We’ll also see the great unconformity.  This tour meets at Cave of the Winds parking lot at 10:00 A. M. You’ll need to bring water and a sack lunch.  Cost is $10.00, payable at the event.    To Register, send an email to  johnbrowning12@comcast.net with  your email address and phone and indicate if you agree to be a driver.  The tour will only take 32 people, so get your reservation in early!

On Sunday, 10 September, Dr. Austin will speak to the adult class at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran in Centennial  on the topic of “Great Earthquakes of the Bible.”  The adult class is held in the school gym at 9:30 AM.

Also on Sunday, the 10th at 2:00 PM, Dr. Austin will speak on the topic of “Mt. St. Helens: Explosive Evidence for Creation” at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  His talk will be held in the Benson Earth Sciences Room 180.  Parking is available at University Lutheran Chapel, or, for a minimal fee, in Lot 360, which is close to the Benson Earth Sciences Building.

It is a rare opportunity to have Dr. Austin here for these events!  We hope you will join us!

More information on any of these events is available at www.denversocietyofcreation.org, click on Special Events or, for Dr. Austin’s events,  at www.youngearth.org and may also available via flyers posted on the bulletin board at your church.


Women’s Leadership Institute National Conference

An invitation is extended to all Rocky Mountain District men and women to attend WLI’s upcoming National Conference, Gifted to Influence, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. Gifted to Influence is based on 1 Peter 4:7-11, a great passage about serving Christ with your gifts in a complex world. Hundreds of women will grow in skill and confidence by developing the gifts God has given them through interactive workshops centered on the themes of Character, Confidence, Connection, and Communication.  Engaging Bible studies, stories of women who serve with courage, and opportunities to grow with other women of faith are just some of the reasons to support this conference.

For more information or to register, visit www.wlicuw.org/gifted, or contact Darcy Paape (wli@cuw.edu, 262-243-2300).

A pre-conference Friday event entitled Pressure Points for both men and women in the workplace as well as local university students will be hosted. This event will focus on four topics that can be a point of struggle for Christian professionals:  Leveraging Christ-Like Leadership in the Secular World; Identity and Work; Conflict Management in the Workplace; and Bringing your Whole Self to Work.

For more information or to register, visit www.wlicuw.org/pressurepoints, or contact Darcy Paape (wli@cuw.edu, 262-243-2300). Pressure Points is a pre-conference to the WLI’s Gifted to Influence weekend conference. Learn more about Gifted to Influence at www.wlicuw.org/gifted.

Click here for conference invite card

Click here for Pressure Points invite card


Call for News, Information and Events to Publish

Do you have news and information to share in Peaks and Valleys? Please send your information to communications@rm.lcms.org by August 15. Thank you!


Rural and Small Town Ministry Newsletter

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