|April 11, 2014
What are you thankful for? Really take some time to think about that one. Think beyond just the immediate and simple responses: family, friends, food, home, church, etc. How has God given so abundantly to you that it changes the person you are and how you relate to the world?
As you may have guessed, “Thanksgiving” is how we are looking at communion this week. It seems rather appropriate that we celebrate thanksgiving on Palm Sunday, a day when we reflect on the celebratory reception Christ received in Jerusalem.
The scriptures this week are Luke 19:29-40 and Deut. 26:1-11. Seth will preach a sermon entitled, "Eucharist.”
NAMI Walk - Today is the last day to order a t-shirt if you are a walker. See Bert Dugan.
OTHER NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES
Holy Week Events
Maundy Thursday Worship
5:30pm Soup Supper
Easter Sunday Worship
8:30am Pancake Breakfast – fundraiser for the International Scholarship Fund
The pancake breakfast will be a freewill donation to benefit the International Scholarship Fund that Attie Lopez has been organizing. As you may remember from Jensen Blankinship's Minute for Mission 2 weeks ago, the first recipient will be the daughter of the family Jensen stayed with in Guatemala. Speak to either Attie or Jensen if you would like more information on this project.
Are you getting half way through the week and feeling like your cup needs to be refilled? Are you seeking tools to help you feel a deeper connection with God throughout your busy and stressful life? Starting this Easter season on Thursday, May 1st at 6:30 pm, there will be an opportunity for Covenant Kin and friends to participate in a different kind of worship service that focuses on learning faith practices and reflecting on our lives in the presence of God. Come join us for this enriching experience!
Sombra Del Monte Spring Basket Bash
Sombra's annual fundraiser will be held on Friday, May 2 from 6-8pm. Volunteers are needed! Talk with Linda Sullivan. Covenant will provide a basket of elementary school age games that can be played as a family as well as snacks. Contributions need to be at the church by April 28. There is a flyer on the table with more information.
Presbyterian Women Spring Salad Luncheon
The annual PW Salad Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 26th at 11:30am. All women of the church are invited to come share fellowship at this potluck salad event. Drinks, rolls and desert are provided. Please bring a salad to share. We will collect the PW Birthday offering at this event which is a mission collection that goes to the national church. There is a sign up sheet on the table in the Narthex, please let us know if you plan to come so we can get an idea of how many people to plan for. Hope to see you there.
The Seekers Circle will meet Monday, April 14th, at the home of Lola Blackwell at 7:00pm. New members are always welcome – bring your Bible and join us. We are on Lesson 8 “Temptations Along the Way” of our study book. Questions - call Nancy Ramirez 263-0794.
Easter Egg Dying Party
Saturday, April 19th at 2:00pm
Everyone knows plain old white eggs are boring! Give them some color this year, just in time for Easter! You bring the hard-boiled eggs, we'll provide the dye, and maybe a couple of techniques you don't know. See you there!
They are still looking for donations to help purchase mattress covers that will enable them to reuse mattresses as people rotate through the program. If you can donate $15 to purchase a cover, contact Bob Mennonna or James Larson.
Brown Bag Bible Study
Women’s Brown Bag Bible Study is on Wednesdays at noon in the Library.
• Walk-ins welcome
• Brown bag or no brown bag
• Bible knowledge or no Bible knowledge.
• Something new every week!
There is an open-to-all study on Wednesday’s at 6:00pm.
Adult Christian Education
Please join us in the Adult Christian Education classroom at 8:45am for this lesson from the Feasting on the Word Bible study curriculum.
Save the Date - May 3rd 9:00am
NAMI Walk around the Albuquerque Academy.
It’s time to sign up to walk and sponsor other walkers. Get friends and family from in and out of Albuquerque to support mental health
in New Mexico.
One of the blogs I regularly read had an interesting article this week that may not necessarily be on target with the theme for Sunday, but is vitally important, nonetheless. It is targeted at families with younger children, but an important lesson for all of us. Enjoy!
"Why do YOU have to go to Church?"
Grace and Peace,