A Note From Pastor Dave
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,
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Fundraiser: Our 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.