April 14, 2022

A Note From Pastor Dave

Come worship with us this week. We’ll remember Christ’s sacrifice on Good Friday at 7pm. And we’ll gather to celebrate and consider the resurrection on Sunday morning, 9am (in-person and on Zoom) and 11am, with a rolling brunch in-between services. On Easter, we celebrate that Christ is alive. But we also are reminded of our part, that Christ’s work continues in and through us.

Christ Has No Body by Teresa of Avila

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

He is Risen!

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Dave

Good Friday

We will hold one Holy Week service on Good Friday at 7pm in the sanctuary and over Zoom. The choir will play a main role, along with readings, participation by Step 7, and a meditation by Pastor Dave as we celebrate and meditate on Christ’s sacrifice.

Easter Sunday Worship

We are hosting two services on Easter Sunday (9am and 11am) with a rolling brunch (pot luck style) in between services. We are worshipping in person in the sanctuary and over Zoom (9am service only) with precautions in place. The service will also be posted to the website by Monday morning as well.

Note concerning precautions: We continue to worship in person and over Zoom. Meetings and gatherings continue in person and over Zoom as well. However, during this time of heightened COVID spread, we continue our spaced seating, and encourage us all to maintain spacing as much as possible. If you are not feeling 100% we invite you to wear a mask or participate over Zoom. We thank you for being mindful of one another’s health.

Missions/Church Life: Ways to volunteer at church and in our community:

Serving communion to the homebound: Are you interested in assisting Pastor Dave in serving communion to our homebound members? This will take place on a quarterly basis. Please let Pastor Dave know if you would like to help.

Invitation to membership: If you are new, or not-so-new, to Providence and are interested in joining the church as a member, please let Pastor Dave know. We will schedule an informal class when there is interest.

Collection for the Parker Task Force: Thank you for continuing to support the Parker Task Force! Our last collection brought in over $200 in food donations. Our next collection for the Task Force is Sunday May 15th, 2022. If you plan to make a gift card or cash donation, please keep it separate from the food donations. Questions? Please contact Steve Heald or the church office.

We are looking for greeters and ushers! We are thankful for those who regularly serve as greeters and ushers, however we are in need of more help in these capacities.

  • As Greeters, we would like you to stand near the door to greet and welcome people as they come to worship. Greeters also help visitors by directing them to our Hospitality Table where they can get information about our church and provide us with their contact information. Greeters no longer need to take attendance so they can focus on greeting and welcoming.
  • As Ushers, you assist with lighting the candles, making sure everyone has a bulletin or communion elements, keep an eye towards the door for any late arrivals, and help collect and count the offering. Because Ushers are involved in the handling of money, we ask for Ushers to have a background check.

If you are willing to help in either of these capacities, see the sign-up sheet in the narthex, or contact Tamera Zinn or the church office.

One Great Hour of Sharing: Last call! We are concluding our OGHS drive this Sunday. All contributions received will be sent in the coming week. We are grateful for all of your contributions towards humanitarian efforts and ministry in Ukraine given in the last six weeks. Even though our OGHS drive is ending, Presbyterian Mission will continue its work there. If you would like to continue to assist and contribute to this work, you can still do so through the Presbyterian Church by giving online at: https://pma.pcusa.org/donate. To give by phone, call 800-872-3283. To send a check, please designate Ukraine on the memo line and mail to: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700. If you have questions, you can reach out to Neal Witherell or the Mission/Church committee.

Upcoming Events & Announcements:

Maintenance Log: If you see any maintenance issues around the church building, please record them on our maintenance log. You will find it on a clipboard hanging in then kitchen, to the left of the sink.

Tara’s Retirement: Tara Strohm has announced in the last month her intention to retire at the end of this choir season, her last Sunday will be May 22nd. Stay tuned as we make plans to celebrate her years at Providence and to send her on with love and warm wishes.

Women’s Support Group: The women’s support group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in the Providence Fellowship Hall at 3:30pm. The next meeting is today, April 14th, 2022. Questions? Contact Bonnie, Dee or the church office.

Rockies Game: Baseball is back and so are the Colorado Rockies & Faith Day 2022. Providence has reserved 20 tickets for the August 14th (Sunday) game at 1:10 pm which will be followed by a Faith Day concert featuring “We the Kingdom”. Tickets are in Section 144 Outfield Box and are $26.00 each which includes the concert. Those that are interested can see or call Neal Witherell to reserve your seats. Payment should be made no later than July 24th.

Men’s Breakfast: The men’s breakfast will meet on April 21st at 7:30am at Bread & Butters (formerly the Egg & U). Come join us for a meal and fellowship. Questions? Contact Steve Heald or the church office.

PPC Book Club: Our book club will meet Thursday April 21st, 2022 at 2:00 at church and on ZOOM. The books we are reading are Address Unknown by Katherine Kressman Taylor and The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. Both were written about the time when Hitler was coming into power. Everyone is welcome.

Adult Education: Providence’s Adult Sunday School class is every Sunday following the church service. The class will start approximately 15 minutes after the church service in the sanctuary. Bring your Bibles and questions with you. Please join us as we always have a great discussion and a lot of fun. Everyone is welcome.

Coffee and Conversation: Coffee and Conversation meets weekly on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 10am. We connect, reflect on Sunday’s sermon and scriptures with observations and questions, and close in prayer. It is a chance to get to know each other more, grow together, and to linger longer with the scriptures. Come join us!

Flowers for the Sanctuary: The flowers today are given by Carl and Kay Norden in honor of their 57th wedding anniversary. We like to have fresh flower arrangements to adorn our communion table for seasonal and special occasions. If you would like to donate flowers in memory of or in honor of a loved one, there is a sign-up sheet on the wall above the table in the narthex (to the left of Pastor David’s office door). After the service for which you provide flowers, you are encouraged to take them home for your further enjoyment.

King Soopers FundraiserThis quarter we raised $362.07 for Providence through the King Soopers fundraiser! Thank you so much for your support. It’s now easier than ever to support Providence Presbyterian Church! Simply register your King Soopers/City Market loyalty rewards cards. Here’s how to sign up:

  • Login to your King Soopers or City Market account (or create an account) at www.kingsoopers.com or www.citymarket.com.
  • Click on Savings & Rewards, then King Soopers Community Rewards, then Enroll Now.
  • Search for Providence Presbyterian Church or enter our organization number YJ207 and click Enroll.

Your King Soopers/City Market loyalty card will be linked to Providence and you’ll be helping us every time you shop! Please feel free to contact the church office if you have any questions.


This week at Providence please keep the following people in your prayers:

Remembering the Homebound: Jim and Judy Nash, Phyllis Christensen, Betty Holum, Pat Schwartz, Renee Mastriona, Betty Lutz, Ken Stabler, Bob Hampel, Lois Spangler. Health Concerns: Sharyn Horvath, Laurie Schmidt, Donna Hoyt, Paul White, Lea Marot, Harold Higgins, Kay Norden, Judy Nash. Prayer & Support: Jacqueline Murphy, Evan & Janell Totten, Sharon Strange. Prayers for Friends & Family: Patsy Slack, Vanessa Pierce, Cindy Roth, Deanna, Robert McCown, Robert.

Thank you for your prayers.

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MidWeek Scripture Reflection

John 20:1-18

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned to their homes. 11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.