A Note From Pastor Dave
The gospel boils down to love. God’s sacrificial love. Christ’s compassion and grace. The call for us to love God with our whole being, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Love, love, love, and yet living in love is not always as easy as it sounds. We might question if we are loved unconditionally; if we said too much, would others walk away? We might affirm love and yet still hold hurt and grudges. We might affirm love and yet really want some people to get what they have coming. Love is not as easy as we may make it sound. Our gospel passage this week invites us to abide in God’s love. What does that mean? How do we do such a thing? Join us on Sunday as we learn together.
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.
Restaurant Week at Providence
Providence is offering opportunities for fellowship during Restaurant Week which is April 23rd through May 2nd. Please let Steve Heald know ASAP if you are interested in attending. There are many different restaurants to choose from in three price ranges of $25, $35 and $45. Get your friends and enjoy some food and fellowship together. Everyone is welcome!
Food Drive for the Parker Task Force
Thank you to everyone who has supported our food collections for the PTF! It is so important that we continue to support families in need during these challenging times. Our next food drive for the Task Force is this Sunday, May 2nd. If you are participating in the service via ZOOM, donations can be brought in after the service between 10:30 and 11:30am. A list of their current needs can be found HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Heald. Thank you for your continued support of this important ministry.
Coffee and Conversation
There will be no Coffee and Conversation next week on 5/4/21. The next Coffee and Conversation will meet in person at Providence Presbyterian Church on 5/11/21. We hope you’ll join us!
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.
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 the church office. CLICK HERE to 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.