May 12, 2022

A Note From Pastor Dave

In this season of Easter and moving towards Pentecost, we celebrate Christ’s resurrection. But we also are reminded and renewed in the work Christ left to us. For as Jesus ascends to heaven, he bestows the Spirit on this burgeoning community, and commissions them to continue his work. This week we’ll look at Acts 3 and Peter’s healing of a blind beggar. It is a story that sounds and feels like many of the healing stories of Jesus. Peter was paying attention! And now he is doing the things he saw Jesus do in their time together. Perhaps the same is expected of us. I hope you’ll join us this Sunday!

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

Collection for the Parker Task Force: Thank you for continuing to support the Parker Task Force! Our last collection brought in over $200 in food donations. Our next collection for the Task Force is this Sunday May 15th, 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 or the church office.

Lasagna Love: Like to cook? The Mission and Church Life Committee needs your help. We are joining with Lasagna Love, a worldwide program for people to provide a meal to someone in need. Could that be you? Call Bonnie if you are interested in sharing a little lasagna love. You can also learn more about this program at

Team Zimbabwe: The 2022 Team Zimbabwe Elephant Rock charity bicycle ride is on Sunday, June 5th. You don’t have to ride in the event on June 5th to participate. You can donate or support a Providence rider at: or you can write a check: make payable to Providence and mark “ZMP” in the memo line. You can drop the check in the offering plate or mail it to the office. The Zimbabwe Mission Partnership provides food, clothing, medical and educational services to 800 orphans. 99% of donations go straight to the kids. For who we are and what we do, visit: If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dave Mosca.

Use Amazon to support charities. Try Amazon Smile at and Amazon will automatically donate to a charity of your choice. Zimbabwe Mission Partnership is an example. The Amazon pages and prices are exactly the same. So easy!

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.

Upcoming Events & Announcements:

Sadie Krause is Graduating! We will celebrate her accomplishment today May 15th, 2022. She is graduating from the University of Minnesota Morris with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Human Services and minors in Sociology and Statistics. Congratulations Sadie!!

Tara’s Retirement: Tara Strohm has announced in the last month her intention to retire at the end of this choir season, her last Sunday will be May 22nd. Stay tuned as we make plans to celebrate her years at Providence and to send her on with love and warm wishes.

Changes for Kasia Holmes: Kasia has found full-time work teaching music in the schools and is overwhelmed with her various commitments and responsibilities and has, therefore, stepped down from being Music Director here at Providence. We are very sad to see her go. Her last regular Sunday will be today May 15th.

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.

Men’s Breakfast: The men’s breakfast will meet on May 19th at 7:30am at Bread & Butters (formerly the Egg & U). Come join us for a meal and fellowship. Questions? Contact Steve Heald.

Women’s Support Group: The Women’s Support Group will NOT be meeting in May. Also, Bonnie and Dee have made a decision to not to have formal meetings during the summer. They hope to have some informal times to get together instead. Please look for more information on those opportunities to connect. Questions? Contact Bonnie or Dee.

PPC Book Club: Our book club will meet Thursday May 19th, 2022 at 2:00 at church and on ZOOM. The book we will be discussing is The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Diane Vaughn.

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!

Maintenance Log: If you see any maintenance issues around the church building, please record them on our maintenance log. You will find it on a clipboard hanging in the kitchen, to the left of the sink.

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 or
  • 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:

Remembering the Homebound: Jim and Judy Nash, Phyllis Christensen, Pat Schwartz, Renee Mastriona, Betty Lutz, Ken Stabler, Bob Hampel, Lois Spangler. Health Concerns: Laurie Schmidt, Donna Hoyt, Paul White, Lea Marot, Harold Higgins, Kay Norden, Judy Nash, Karen Passow & Family, Tamera Zinn, Evan & Janell Totten. Prayer & Support: Jacqueline Murphy, Evan & Janell Totten, Sharon Strange, Todd Hoyt. Prayers for Friends & Family: Patsy Slack, Vanessa Pierce, Cindy Roth, Deanna, Robert McCown, Robert, Connor McGoff, Terry Mills. Thank you for your prayers.

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MidWeek Scripture Reflection

John 13:31-35

31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. 33 Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ 34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Acts 3:1-10

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o’clock in the afternoon. And a man lame from birth was being carried in. People would lay him daily at the gate of the temple called the Beautiful Gate so that he could ask for alms from those entering the temple. When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked them for alms. Peter looked intently at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. Jumping up, he stood and began to walk, and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. All the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 and they recognized him as the one who used to sit and ask for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, and they were filled with wonder and astonishment at what had happened to him.