July 8, 2021

A Note From Pastor Dave

We pick up the Jairus story again this week but focus on the interruption in the middle of the story. As Jesus is on his way back to Jairus’ house, an unclean woman touches his robe and is healed. The intertwining of the stories sets up difference and questions about who is worthy of Jesus’ healing. Who is Jesus here for? What does one have to do in order to be eligible for Jesus’ help? In this story the separation of Jew and gentile comes to the forefront, as does man and woman, clean and unclean. And Jesus does not abide by these divisions.

Galatians 3 – There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.

It makes me wonder what divisions we operate by, whether wittingly or unwittingly. It also makes me wonder what internal lines we draw. When do we feel worthy of God’s love and grace and when do we not? Questions for us to ponder this Sunday. I hope you join us for worship!

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Dave

Getting To Know You…

Are you new(er) to Providence? The mission and church life team invites you to stay for coffee and a snack together on July 11th after the service. We look forward to getting to know you better and finding out how we can help you get more connected to the life of Providence.

The Providence Choir

It is our hope to resume the choir this fall. One vital aspect is having critical mass. Therefore, Tara is currently querying people to see how many are willing and committed to singing in the choir. If you are interested in participating in choir, please let Tara know as soon as possible at tlstrohm@strohms.com.

The Communion of Saints: Remembering the Saints We Lost This Year

The last 18 months or so have been an immensely challenging time. It has been a season of much loss and also a season where our ways of remembering and grieving have been complicated. Therefore, we will remember those who have gone to be with the Lord during COVID in our service of worship on July 18th, whether members of the church, or family and friends of members. We invite you to share the names of loved ones (family or close friends) that you have lost this year. Please let us know their name, relation, date of passing, and we will include them in our service of remembrance. We will also have a table where you may place a picture.

Installation Service for Pastor Dave

Mark your Calendars – Sunday, August 29th – 3:30 pm. What is an installation service? It is the final step of calling a pastor, a step that has been delayed due to COVID. It is a service of the Presbytery that officially installs Pastor Dave as the called pastor of Providence. As with all installation of offices (elder, deacon, trustee), it happens in a service of worship. It is a formality, however it is also an opportunity, to start the fall together mindfully, worshipfully, in commitment to ministry together and to what God has called us to in this chapter of Providence Presbyterian church. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend and to help us host members of the Presbytery who will attend and be involved. A reception will follow in the side parking lot.

Faith Day at the Rockies

Come join Providence for an afternoon baseball game and outdoor concert on Sunday August 8, 2021 at 1:10pm. The game will feature the Rockies vs. the Marlins followed by a postgame concert featuring MercyMe. Tickets are $15/person. To reserve your tickets please contact either Neal Witherell (303-718-2262) or Diane Vaughn (307-399-4850) by July 22nd. Checks can be made out to Providence Presbyterian Church with the phrase “Rockies Game” in the memo line. We hope you’ll join us for this fun event!

Providence is Hiring!

Providence is hiring a Director of Music whose duties include piano accompaniment of the choir and weekly services. The position ranges between 6-10 hours a week for selection, practice, rehearsal and worship services (weekday evening choir rehearsal once a week). The director of music will collaborate with the pastor and choir director in the weekly planning and execution of the worship service. A full job description can be found here. We are accepting applications until the position is filled. Please email a letter of interest and resume to davepettit@providencepcusa.org.

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 will be Sunday, July 18th. 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 at 303-730-5759. Thank you for your continued support of this important ministry.

Coffee and Conversation

Our next meeting will be on 7/13/21 at Providence Presbyterian Church at 9am. We enjoy fellowship, and we continue conversation around the sermon, related scriptures or a poem. It is a chance to get to know each other more, and to grow together. Are you free on Tuesday morning at 9am? Then, come join the fellowship and conversation!

Providence Financial Update

At the end of May 31, 2021 the Income and Expenses are as follows:

Income Expense Variance
Month of May $11,433.38 $16,009.75 (4,576.37)
YTD $56,788.60 $65,041.12 (8,252.52)
Per Capita $1,264.00 $2,500 ($1,236.00)

Wanted: A/V Volunteers!

Do you enjoy working with Audio/Video? Want to learn? It’s easier than you think. Signup to be a volunteer to help run the A/V system for Sunday Services. If interested, please contact Rob Krause @ 303-766-5887 or rob@thehouseofkrause.com.

No Godly Play In July

During the month of July there will not be any Sunday School/Godly Play offered as Cassie, our CE Director, is taking a month off to help care for her goats. There will be Children’s Bulletins and sanitized colored pencils available in the Narthex for any children that do come. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to Cassie at ppcmsg@providencepcusa.org or 303-489-9470.

Protocols Regarding Food and Drink at Church Events Have Been Updated!

In keeping with the changes recommended by the CDC and Douglas county, The Session of Providence has made the following updates to our COVID protocols:

  • Session has decided to allow coffee and food at fellowship and church events. We request food be prepackaged or individually served at this time to avoid unnecessary contact. Coffee is encouraged for Sunday morning, but it will be left to individuals or groups to take the initiative to prepare it. The Deacons will be preparing coffee hour with some treats once a month starting with Sunday July, 4th.

If you have any questions about the update in protocols, please contact Pastor Dave or a member of session.

King Soopers Fundraiser

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.


This week at Providence please keep the following people in your prayers:

Tara Strohm, Jim and Judy Nash, Laurie Schmidt, Paul White, Betty Holum, Ken Stabler, Phyllis Christensen, Pat Schwartz, Renee Mastriona, Dave Mosca, Gary Scott, Joyce Kessler, Lea Marot, Kay Norden, Evan & Janell Totten, Shari Reese-Wilson, Dr. Marvin Rydberg, Connor McGoff, Robert McCown, Caley Edwards, Harold Reese and Family, Catherine Buzby, Betty Lutz, Vanessa Pierce and Sherry Flohr. We would also ask you to keep those suffering from COVID-19 in your prayers. Thank you for your prayers.

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MidWeek Scripture Reflection

Lamentations 3:22-33

22The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; 23they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” 25The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. 26It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. 27It is good for one to bear the yoke in youth, 28to sit alone in silence when the Lord has imposed it, 29to put one’s mouth to the dust (there may yet be hope), 30to give one’s cheek to the smiter, and be filled with insults. 31For the Lord will not
reject forever. 32   Although he causes grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; 33for he does not willingly afflict or grieve anyone.

Mark 5:21-43

21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23 and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.” 24 So he went with him. And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. 25 Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. 26 She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.” 29 Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30 Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, ‘Who touched me?’ ” 32 He looked all around to see who had done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” 35 While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house to say, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?” 36 But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37 He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. 38 When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 When he had entered, he said to them, “Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.” 40 And they laughed at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha cum,” which means, “Little girl, get up!” 42 And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement. 43 He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.