April 21, 2022

A Note From Pastor Dave

Our mission focus shifts this Sunday. We have been supporting work in Ukraine through the Deacon offering that went to Kasia’s hometown and relief work there, and through One Great Hour of Sharing which goes to Presbyterian Mission’s work in Ukraine. This Sunday we turn our focus to the Zimbabwe Mission Partnership that Providence has supported for some time. On Sunday, following worship, the Mission team is hosting a short video which highlights the work of the ZMP and the Heather Chimhoga Orphan Care Center. Come learn more about the important work that we support. Dave Mosca will also be highlighting the major fundraiser for ZMP, Team Zimbabwe riding in the Elephant Rock bike ride on June 5th. See Dave’s announcement below for more on that.

We hope you’ll come hear about and learn more about this important mission, and how we can support it in the coming weeks! For those who have ridden in the past, we invite you to wear your Team Zimbabwe jerseys.

Pastor Dave

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

Team Zimbabwe: The 2022 Team Zimbabwe Elephant Rock charity bicycle ride is on Sunday, June 5th. The Zimbabwe Mission Partnership provides food, clothing, medical and educational services to 800 orphans.  You can participate by actually riding or by virtually participating from your home. You can support a rider or just donate to the cause. Join Team Providence or support a rider at: http://zimpartnership.org/team-zimbabwe. Through this site, you can register for Team Zimbabwe and the Elephant Rock simultaneously, while easily setting up a fundraising page.  You also have the opportunity to wear the most coveted jersey on the course! For those who have ridden in the past, we invite you to wear your Team Zimbabwe jerseys. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dave Mosca.

Do you use Amazon? Amazon has a feature called Amazon Smile. If you order through Amazon Smile, Amazon will automatically donate to a charity of your choice. The Amazon page is exactly the same and it doesn’t change your price for an item. Order through smile.amazon.com and you’ll be ask as to what charity you wish to support. Zimbabwe Mission Partnership is an example. Amazon will automatically donate a small amount to the charity.  So easy!

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.

Upcoming Events & Announcements:

RuminationsWe will gather on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 at 7pm. We will read, discuss, consider scripture themes as well as connections with poetry and art. The worship committee will be helping to support and participate in our Ruminations gatherings this year. I look forward to our journey together!

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 28th, 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 May 15th at 7:30am at Bread & Butters. 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!

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

Psalm 150

Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty firmament!
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his surpassing greatness!

Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with clanging cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!

John 20:19-31

19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” 24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.” 26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” 30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.