February 3, 2022

A Note From Pastor Dave

Hello Providence,

A few things. First, Covid strikes again. Hudson caught it last week, and Holly and I have been sick with it this week. Therefore, it is yet another week of making adjustments in these challenging times. I am thankful for all the volunteers and staff who have made such adjustments each week for the past month. I am grateful.

Rev. George Gaffga has been worshipping with us for several months. He is a retired PCUSA minister, serving most of his career in Long Island, thus another east coaster among our ranks! I am pleased that he will step in for me this Sunday. He will preach and lead us at the Lord’s Table.

I want to extend my appreciation to John Kullman. This month, he has stepped in for me when our daughter had Covid and our health status was uncertain, and this past week when Tom Roth was slated to preach. Also, please continue to pray for and remember Tom and Cindy Roth. They are still sick and Cindy’s surgery did not produce the desired results. Let’s hold them up.

I am available by phone and email. I will be on Zoom Sunday morning, and am hopeful to be back to the office and routines next week.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Dave

This Sunday:

Deacon Sunday: This Sunday February 6th, is Deacon Sunday for the month of February. In addition to your regular giving, you are invited to give to the work of Deacons in our church. Providing support to our community is important to all of the Deacons and we realize we are not able to do what we do without your generous donations. Thank you!

Upcoming Sundays:

Collection for the Parker Task Force: Thank you for your continued support of the Parker Task Force! Our next collection for the Task Force is February 20th, 2022. They currently have a big need for crackers and soup. If you plan to make a gift card or cash donation, please keep it separate from the food donations. Questions? Please contact the church office.

Missions/Church Life: Ways to volunteer at church and in our community:

Volunteer Opportunity with CrossPurpose: Our church has two volunteer opportunities on Wednesday, February 16th at 4:00 pm to assist CrossPurpose with dining set up, food preparation and then clean-up for their weekly dinner meeting. Their facility is located at 3855 S Broadway, Englewood and your entire time lasts about 3.5 hours and includes your meal. Neal & Liz Jansch volunteered last November and enjoyed their time there. If you are interested in volunteering for this date or in the future, please see or contact Neal Witherell after church or at 303-718-2262.

Serve as a Greeter on Sunday Mornings: The primary role of a greeter is to welcome people at the entrance to the church and take attendance. For more information or to volunteer please contact Chris Hudson 303-916-3908 or chris.hudson83@yahoo.com.

Upcoming Events & Announcements:

Restaurant Week @ Providence: Denver’s Restaurant week is back and will be March 11-20, 2022 and Providence wants you to join us for a night out! This year you can sign up for a price point that you would like to pay ($25, $35 or $45) and then a restaurant will be picked in the price range you selected and reservations will be made for the group to attend together. Sign-up sheets can be found on the white board in the Narthex. If you would like to participate this year and have a restaurant you’d like to visit or just have questions about this event, please contact Steve Heald 303-730-5759.

Women’s Support Group: The women’s support group will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in the Providence Fellowship Hall at 3:30pm. The next meeting is February 10th, 2022. Questions? Contact Bonnie (970-250-9362) or Dee (901-481-2251).

PPC Book Club: Our book club will meet Thursday February 17th, 2022 at 2:00 at church and on ZOOM. The book we are reading is The Shell Collector, by Nancy Naigle. Everyone is welcome.

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.

Men’s Breakfast: The men’s breakfast will meet on February 17th at 7:30am at Bread & Butter (formerly the Egg & U). Come join us for a meal and fellowship. Questions? Contact Steve Heald (303-730-5759).

Flowers for the Sanctuary: The flowers this week are given by Dennis & Liz Volz in honor of love in all its forms.

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.

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, to grow together, and to linger longer with the scriptures. Come join us!

King Soopers FundraiserOur Kings Soopers fundraiser earned $328 for Providence in the 4th quarter! Thank you to the 34 families that are continuing to support the church in this way. 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:

Jim and Judy Nash, Laurie Schmidt, Paul White, Betty Holum, Ken Stabler, Phyllis Christensen, Pat Schwartz, Renee Mastriona, Lea Marot, Evan & Janell Totten, Donna Hoyt, Jacqueline Murphy, Kris Fairbanks, Sharyn Horvath, Shari Reese-Wilson, Kay Norden, Cindy Stelzer, Robert McCown, Betty Lutz, Vanessa Pierce, Sherry Flohr, Tom & Cindy Roth, Deanna, Patsy Slack, Vicki, Mark and Terry. 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

Isaiah 6:1-8

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”

The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”

Luke 5:1-11

Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” 11 When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.