A Note from Pastor Dave
I picture Nicodemus as learned and established. He has done his studying, done his living. He is set in his ways, makes his coffee the same way each day, eats the same thing for breakfast. His sermons have their common themes. His prayers have predictable phrases and a rhythmic cadence. He is caught between the habits and rhythms that have been established over many years and that give his life order and stability, and the new which has caught his imagination a little. He comes by night to inquire of Jesus. He is drawn to something but scared of up-ending the predictable and well-established order of his life. He asks a question that is a worthy one for all of us. “How can anyone be born after having grown old?” His question is a response to Jesus, who tells him, “no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” For people who have grown and become set in our thinking and our rhythms, how can we be born from above, born anew, in such a way that we might know the kingdom of God. What is attractive or compelling about this, and what is threatening? Join us on Sunday as we explore these questions.
ZOOM Worship Only This Sunday
Due to the anticipated snow storm, we are moving worship to Zoom this Sunday March 14th. There will be no in-person worship. Worship leaders will all participate and/or lead from our respective homes and we will follow a format similar to our Ash Wednesday service. We would love for as many who are able to join us on Zoom at 9:30 am Sunday morning. The worship bulletin is HERE. Let’s all stay home and safe. In-person worship will resume on March 21st. A recording of this Sunday’s worship service will be uploaded by Monday morning.
Pastor’s Study Leave
Pastor Dave will be taking a week of study leave the week of March 15th to work on dissertation editing. He anticipates a dissertation defense on May 14th and invites your prayers. Pastor Tom Roth will preach on March 21st.
Join Us For In-Person Worship on Sundays!
Based upon survey feedback, 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.
NOTE: No in-person worship for March 14th due to anticipated snow storm.
Food Drive for the Parker Task Force
Thank you again for your continued support of the Task Force. Sunday we collected a car load of much needed food and paper products. Also, a big thank you to Liz Jansch for stepping in to help collect the food since Bonnie and Steve were unable to attend church. Our next food drive for the Task Force will be Sunday, March 21st. 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.
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 just donating to the cause. The rides range from 8 to 100 miles and are part of a weekend-long festival in Castle Rock. Dave Mosca will share a brief slide-show presentation on this mission effort in worship on April 11th. Explore the organization and register for the event at Zimpartnership.org. If you have any questions, please contact Dave Mosca.
One Great Hour of Sharing
Around the world, millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education and opportunity. The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing – Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, The Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People- all work in different ways to serve individual and communities in need. Providence Presbyterian Church is participating in One Great Hour of Sharing again this season of Lent. Please pick up a donation envelope, informational brochure, and family devotion/map of current needs on the information table outside the Pastor Dave’s office. If you would like to have this information mailed to you, please contact Chris Hudson. You can also go online at presbyterianmission.org/oghs for more details.
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. You can also mail your request to the church office using THIS FORM. Please enclose the form and a check made payable to Providence Presbyterian Church. Please write “Easter Lilies” on the memo line. Orders due by March 25th. Any questions? Please call or email the office at 720-851-6881, email@example.com.