Building Update: New Meeting Times and Location

As we make our way through the church year we prepare to leave the Epiphany season and enter into Lent.  Epiphany is a time when we celebrate the revealing of our Savior Jesus, from the angels and star that herald his birth to shepherds and wise men, to the Mount of Transfiguration, where Peter, James and John see Moses and Elijah standing with Jesus in all his glory.  As Jesus and his disciples leave the mountain, he sets his face toward Jerusalem, the cross and the revelation of God’s infinite love that we see there in His own Son, the Lamb of sacrifice, laying down his life for the world.

As we leave Epiphany and enter into Lent, we, as the congregation of University Hills Lutheran Church, are leaving the sanctuary where we have worshiped for over thirty years.  Due to the sale of the west property to the Rise School of Denver, March 10th will be our final worship service in the “multi-purpose building.”  We joyfully invite everyone to join us that Sunday as we worship our Lord and give him thanks and praise for the great gift our sanctuary and child-care have been, not only to us who worship here today, but also to the many who have encountered here the Word of God’s forgiveness and love within these walls throughout the years.

Our congregation is still exploring options for remodeling/replacing the original sanctuary on the east campus. Until we are able to move into that building, we will be worshiping at Christ Lutheran Church, located west of us at 2695 S. Franklin St., Denver, CO 80210 (corner of Yale and Franklin).  The members of Christ Lutheran have graciously offered to share their fellowship/Bible class/Sunday School hour from 10:15am to 11:30am. We will then have our own service at noon.

There will be a few exceptions to this routine as there are events scheduled from time to time at Christ Lutheran during the noon hour.  On these occasions we will worship together with Christ’s congregation at 9:00am, with Bible class/Sunday School following. During the Lenten season and Easter week there will be other instances when U-Hills will join Christ for their regularly scheduled evening services.  Please see the calendar for up-to-date worship times.

A few logistical notes:

  • There is parking on the east side of Franklin, with access from the alley only.  

  • There is no parking allowed immediately in front of the church to allow for disabled drop off and pick up.

  • When we worship together with Christ we will use offering envelopes.  An usher will hand them out to our members as we enter for worship.

As we make this transition to a new routine, remember that there is One who does not change.  God’s love for us is steadfast, eternal, and revealed in Christ Jesus’ sacrifice for mankind. Regardless of where we worship, we worship the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and we offer our praise and thanksgiving for the Good Friday death and Easter resurrection of our Redeemer and Lord.

In the name of Jesus,

Pastor Vanderhyde