A Note From Pastor Dave
Through our liturgy, celebrations, and memory, we enter Jerusalem this Sunday, and we follow the events of Holy Week, and then gather again on Sunday, the 17th to rejoice and celebrate the resurrection. I invite you to make space in your hearts, minds, and calendars, to walk those paths again. Let us displace the demands on our hearts and the distractions on our minds, so we can remember, and sit with, and reflect upon the darkness of the cross, and the hopefulness of an empty grave.
I hope you’ll join us this Sunday as we begin this Holy Week with the jubilant entry into Jerusalem.
Grace and Peace,
Holy Week & Easter:
Good Friday: We will hold one Holy Week service on Good Friday at 7pm in the sanctuary and over Zoom. The choir will play a main role, along with readings, participation by Step 7, and a meditation by Pastor Dave as we celebrate and meditate on Christ’s sacrifice. We need usher and greeter volunteers for this service! If you are willing to help in either of these capacities, see the sign-up sheet in the narthex, or contact Tamera Zinn.
Easter Sunday: We are hosting two services on Easter Sunday (9am and 11am) with a rolling brunch (pot luck style) in between services. If you are interested in helping with setup/clean up or providing food for the potluck, please see the sign-up sheets in the Narthex. Come celebrate the hope and resurgence of life the resurrection proclaims! We are in need of usher and greeter volunteers for these services! If you are willing to help in either of these capacities, see the sign-up sheet in the narthex, or contact Tamera Zinn.
Easter Lilies: Want to order Lilies to honor or remember a loved one and brighten up our sanctuary for Easter Services? Lilies are $10.00/each and order envelopes are available on the table in the narthex. Please enclose a check made payable to Providence Presbyterian Church and write “Easter Lilies” on the memo line. Orders are due by April 13th. Any questions? Please contact Liz Jansch.
Missions/Church Life: Ways to volunteer at church and in our community:
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: Our collection for the Task Force is today Sunday April 10th, 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.
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.
One Great Hour of Sharing: During Lent, we celebrate that God connects with us through Jesus’ resurrection and connects us with “those who have least” – that’s how Matthew 25 puts it – and that’s what One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) is all about. Your gifts to OGHS are shared with the ministries of the Presbyterian Hunger Program, Self-Development of People and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Your support and offering responds directly to the needs God has called us to fulfill in Isaiah 58. Our ongoing support for help to Ukraine’s crisis during Lent will be directed through Presbyterian Mission and Disaster Assistance by way of the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. If you have questions or would like to offer your help there is information on OGHS, Fish Coin Banks and offering envelopes available in the narthex.
Upcoming Events & Announcements:
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.
Gardening with God: SPRING IS HERE, and that means it is time to “Garden with God” at the Pace Center gardens. Once a week a couple people volunteer to go check on the flower beds and remove any weeds or trash. The Town of Parker waters. Sharon Strange has taken care of them for a few years and would like to continue with some help. Please let Bonnie Thompson know if you would enjoy doing this.
Men’s Breakfast: The men’s breakfast will meet on April 21st at 7:30am at Bread & Butters (formerly the Egg & U). Come join us for a meal and fellowship. Questions? Contact Steve Heald.
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.
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 April 14th, 2022. Questions? Contact Bonnie or Dee.
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!
Flowers for the Sanctuary: The flowers this Sunday are given by Sharyn & Sandor Horvath in memory of Eva Horvath and Ralph Mills We like to have fresh flower arrangements to adorn our communion table for seasonal and special occasions. If you would like to donate flowers in memory of or in honor of a loved one, there is a sign-up sheet on the wall above the table in the narthex (to the left of Pastor David’s office door). After the service for which you provide flowers, you are encouraged to take them home for your further enjoyment.
King Soopers Fundraiser: 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.