May 27, 2021

Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day

“Since war is the world’s most terrible scourge, we should do all in our power to prevent its recurrence.

It was the hope of mankind that with the cessation of hostilities of World War II the way would be open to founding a permanent peace. Instead, that war has left the world in a state of continued unrest. Accordingly, we feel the need of turning in humble suppliance to Almighty God for help and guidance.

In recognition of this need, the Congress has fittingly provided, in a joint resolution which I approved on May 11, 1950, that Memorial Day, which has long been set aside for paying tribute to those who lost their lives in war, shall henceforth be dedicated also as a day for Nation-wide prayer for permanent peace. The Congress has also requested that the President issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe Memorial Day in that manner.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, pursuant to the aforementioned resolution, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 30, 1950, and each succeeding Memorial Day, as a day of prayer for permanent peace. And I designate the hour beginning at eleven o’clock in the morning of that day, Eastern Daylight Saving Time, as a period in which all our people may unite in prayer, each in accordance with his own religious faith, for divine aid in bringing enduring peace to a troubled world.”

HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States

Please Note: There will be NO GODLY PLAY this Sunday due to Cassie being out of town. Also, the Providence church office will be closed on Monday May 31st for Memorial Day.

Our COVID Protocols Have Been Updated!

Providence has returned to in-person worship in the sanctuary on Sundays at 9:30am with precautions in place. 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.

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:

  • Masks will no longer be required. We do advocate for and support personal discretion as some may choose to continue wearing masks.
  • Unvaccinated people are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a mask.
  • We will continue to show respect and sensitivity to each other’s preferences and comfort levels.
  • We will continue our current cleaning practices and protocols.
  • If you are not feeling well, please be cautious and stay home.
  • We will continue to observe social distancing. More chairs have been added to the sanctuary while still maintaining space between groups. We will continue to monitor capacity needs and preserve this spacing as much as possible.
  • Small groups and committees may meet in person and unmasked subject to the preferences of the group.
  • The above apply to all groups who may use the church.

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

Deacon Sunday

The first Sunday of every month is Deacon’s Sunday. Sunday June 6, is Deacon Sunday. In addition to your regular giving, you are invited to give to the work of Deacons in our church. The Deacons have been reaching out to Providence Members, regular Visitors and the Community as a whole and recognizing those who need to be celebrated. We will continue to look for ways to reach out to others during the summer months. As providing support is important to all of the Deacons we realize we are not able to provide the support and do what we do without your generous donations.
Thank you!

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, June 6th. 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 the church office. Thank you for your continued support of this important ministry.

Coffee and Conversation

Coffee and Conversation will be held on 6/1/21 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!

Upcoming Changes for Dana Pease

After 17 years with Providence, Dana Pease announced to Session this week her plans to retire at the end of the summer. Plans will begin right away to both celebrate her and her years with Providence, and to review the position and find a new music director. Please CLICK HERE to see her letter to the Congregation. We are thankful that we have time to process this change, and to express our gratitude and appreciation to Dana throughout the next few months.

Gift Card Scams

It has been brought to our attention that another version of the gift card scam is going around again. A few church members have received scam emails or text messages purportedly from other members or Pastor Dave asking for “a favor” which then turns into a request to purchasing gift cards. THIS IS A SCAM! Providence staff members and volunteers will never ask anyone for urgent help buying any type of gift cards via email or text message. If you receive such an e-mail or text, do not reply or purchase anything they request. Call or email the church office to report the issue and block the offending number or email.

Also, please know that our accounts have not been “hacked”. Scammers simply copy contact information from public websites and then create new accounts that are designed to look very similar to the legitimate email address or phone number for other people you know. They then send emails or texts hoping that the urgency created in the email or text message will cause the recipients to overlook the fake phone number or email address.

If you have any questions or concerns about this please contact the church office at 720-851-6881 or Thank you.

Providence Financial Update

At the end of April 30, 2021 the Income and Expenses are as follows:

Income Expense Variance
Month of April $9,443.33 $13,861.60 (4,418.27)
YTD $45,355.22 $48,798.40 (3,443.18)
Per Capita $585.00 $2,500 ($1,915.00)

2021 Per Capita Assessment

Per Capita is one way we support the larger Presbyterian church as well as the local Presbytery, and it is a way we express our connectedness as the larger Church. This supports administrative expenses as well as a portion for the General Assembly. This assessment is based on the number of members at $32 per member, and paid by the church. If you would be willing to help with the cost of our assessment by contributing this for each member of your family, we would be most appreciative. Please make your check payable to the church, and put in the memo: Per Capita.

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 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 contact Steve Heald if you have any questions.

Team Zimbabwe

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 donating to Team Providence. The rides range from 8 to 100 miles and are part of a weekend-long festival in Castle Rock. Explore the organization and register for the event at If you have any questions, please contact the church office.


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, John Price, Pat Schwartz, Renee Mastriona, Dave Mosca, Gary Scott, Joyce Kessler, Lea Marot, Kay Norden, Connor McGoff, Robert McCown, Caley Edwards, Evelyn, Bill Bacuum, Catherine Buzby, Mayra Williams and Betty Lutz. 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

Psalm 46

1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; 3though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. 4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. 5God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns. 6The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. 7The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. 8Come, behold the works of the Lord; see what desolations he has brought on the earth. 9He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. 10“Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.” 11The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Acts 16:9-15

9During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them. 11We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, 12and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days. 13On the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there. 14A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul. 15When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home.” And she prevailed upon us.