A Note From Pastor Dave
Peter is called to be a disciple… again. Our scripture for Sunday is John 21. It has similarities to the early call narratives of the disciples. Jesus meets them at the Sea of Galilee, provides a miraculous catch of fish, and asks them to follow and join him in his work. But this time, a lot has gone down. Peter is aware of his failures and frailties, and so the call sits different this time. But the call comes once again, to follow and to feed the sheep.
I hope you’ll join us for worship this weekend. We will celebrate communion together.
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! 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.
Upcoming Events & Announcements:
Ruminations: We 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 the 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.
Changes for Kasia Holmes: Kasia has found full-time work teaching music in the schools and is overwhelmed with her various commitments and responsibilities and has, therefore, stepped down from being Music Director here at Providence. We are very sad to see her go. Her last regular Sunday will be May 15th.
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 19th at 7:30am at Bread & Butters (formerly the Egg & U). Come join us for a meal and fellowship. Questions? Contact Steve Heald.
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 May 12th, 2022. Questions? Contact Bonnie or Dee.
PPC Book Club: Our book club will meet Thursday May 19th, 2022 at 2:00 at church and on ZOOM. The book we will be discussing is The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Diane Vaughn.
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 Fundraiser: This 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.