April 28, 2022

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.

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! 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:

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 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 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, 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, Karen Passow & Family, Tamera Zinn. Prayer & Support: Jacqueline Murphy, Evan & Janell Totten, Sharon Strange, Todd Hoyt. Prayers for Friends & Family: Patsy Slack, Vanessa Pierce, Cindy Roth, Deanna, Robert McCown, Robert, Connor McGoff.

Thank you for your prayers.

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MidWeek Scripture Reflection

Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.
    Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplications!

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with you,
so that you may be revered.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than those who watch for the morning,
more than those who watch for the morning.

O Israel, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is great power to redeem.
It is he who will redeem Israel
from all its iniquities.

John 21:1-19

After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the sea. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards off. When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” 11 So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” 19 (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, “Follow me.”