April 22, 2021

A Note From Pastor Dave

Green in all seasons. Our scriptures this week call us to a connection to God’s word and to Jesus that provides nutrients and sustenance in all seasons, all manner of weather and difficulty. Green leaves no matter what is going on around us, bearing fruit in all circumstances. How is your connection?

We will be exploring this more in worship on Sunday. I hope you’ll join us.

Pastor Dave

Join Us For In-Person Worship on Sundays!

Providence has returned to in-person worship in the sanctuary on Sundays at 9:30am with precautions in place. Our protocols have been updated and can be found HERE. The service will also continue to be shared live over Zoom and posted to the website by Monday morning as well for those uncomfortable with or unable to join in-person.

2021 Per Capita Assessment

Per Capita is one way we support the larger Presbyterian church as well as the local Presbytery, and it is a way we express our connectedness as the larger Church. This supports administrative expenses as well as a portion for the General Assembly. This assessment is based on the number of members at $32 per member, and paid by the church. If you would be willing to help with the cost of our assessment by contributing this for each member of your family, we would be most appreciative. Please make your check payable to the church, and put in the memo: Per Capita.

Updated Office Hours

The Providence church office has resumed a normal operating schedule which began Monday April 19th, 2021. The office is open 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Monday through Thursday and is closed on Friday’s. Pastor Dave Pettit will be in the office on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. Wednesday is his day off. This schedule may be amended at any point due to personal conflicts or conditions created by the pandemic. For more information please contact the church office.

Coffee and Conversation

Pastor Dave will be hosting coffee and a conversation on Sunday’s sermon via Zoom on Tuesday morning 4/27 at 9am.
We have been enjoying a Tuesday morning conversation that starts with the sermon and meanders as needed. We will continue to do this on ZOOM on Tuesday Mornings. we are interested in knowing who all might join us if we were to begin meeting in person on Tuesday mornings? Would that work better for you? If you are interested, please let Pastor Dave know!

King Soopers Fundraiser

Our first quarter donation from King Soopers was $340.00! Thanks to the 27 families who participated!

It’s now easier than ever to support Providence Presbyterian Church when you shop at King Soopers and City Market! Simply register your King Soopers/City Market loyalty rewards cards and link it to support Providence. Then King Soopers will donate to us based on the purchases of our supporters. If you don’t already have a rewards card, they are available at the customer service desk of any King Soopers or City Market. Here’s how to link your King Soopers/City Market loyalty rewards card to support Providence:

  • 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 contact Steve Heald if you have any questions.

Team Zimbabwe

Ride your bike for the orphans with the 2021 Team Zimbabwe Elephant Rock charity ride on Sunday, June 6th. The Zimbabwe Mission Partnership provides food, clothing, medical and educational services to 800 orphans. You can participate by riding, supporting a rider or donating to Team Providence. The rides range from 8 to 100 miles and are part of a weekend-long festival in Castle Rock. Explore the organization and register for the event at Zimpartnership.org. If you have any questions, please contact Dave Mosca. Donate to Team Providence.

Events At Highlands Camp

2021 Family Camp at Highlands: Mom, Dad and the kids . . . Grandparents and Grandkids . . . Single Parents and Kids are all invited to Family Camp at Highlands!  Enjoy our beautiful mountain setting, make new friends, renew old friendships and enjoy activities with your family.  Stay in the Retreat Center, or enjoy our rustic cabins for a true camp experience.  Our counselors will also spend time with you kids while you enjoy a quiet mountain view or a conversation with other adults. Take time . . . to relax, refresh and renew at Highlands this summer!

Mother’s Day Family Get-Away: Celebrate Mother’s Day at Highlands with your family May 8 & 9, 2021. Join us on Saturday afternoon as you enjoy a hike on the nature trail or to Hidden Room, followed by time enjoying the view from the swing circle. Families will then enjoy a campfire supper, family crafts and a special time for mom to try her hand at fused glass!  Spend the night in the Retreat Center. On Sunday, sleep in and then join us for a fabulous Mother’s Day Brunch featuring a French Toast Bar and made to order omelets!

Dates and more information are available at www.highlandscamp.org.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Grants

FEMA has begun accepting applications for Funeral Assistance through our dedicated call center. In the meantime, people who have COVID-19 funeral expenses are encouraged to keep and gather documentation.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number
Applications begin on April 12, 2021 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time
Click Here for more information and an application.


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

Sandra Higgins, Tara Strohm, Jim and Judy Nash, Laurie Schmidt, Paul White, Betty Holum, Ken Stabler, Phyllis Christensen, John Price, Pat Schwartz, Renee Mastriona, Joyce Kessler, Connor McGoff, Robert McCown, Chrissy, Lloyd Strohm, Jeff Vaughn, Caley Edwards, Evelyn, Bill Bacuum, Catherine Buzby, Mayra Williams, Betty Lutz and Russ Kerr. We would also ask you to keep those suffering from COVID-19 in your prayers. Thank you for your prayers.

Contact Us

Monthly Newsletter: ppcnewsletter@providencepcusa.org
MidWeek Update: ppcmwu@providencepcusa.org




18632 Pony Express Drive, Suite 105, Parker, CO 80134


Phone: 720-851-6881

MidWeek Update Deadline:
NOON on Tuesday

Hearing Loop is available in our Sanctuary

MidWeek Scripture Reflection

Psalm 1

1Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers;
but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night.
They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.
The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

John 15:1-8

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.