The Easter Bunny has been laying eggs all over the place so now it’s time to fill them with candy for our Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30am on the 16th. You may drop off donations of candy or money to buy candy in the basket in the Narthex or to the office during the week. (No nuts or peanut butter, please; individually wrapped are preferred; and please be sure they’re small enough to fit in the plastic eggs.)
As I continue to ponder the idea that I will take a Sabbatical in 2017, I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude. Many of you have e-mailed or spoken with me about how pleased you are that I will have this concentrated time for rest, relaxation, renewal, and adventure. I am excited too!
“How Do I Get Out of the Holding Pattern?”
"Where is God When I am Afraid?" is the theme for this year's Sisters in Spirit (SISTR) women's retreat, April 28-30, at Highlands Presby-terian Camp/Retreat Center. Don't miss this opportunity to fellowship with women from churches throughout Denver Presbytery! Our key-note speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Dee Cooper, a PC(USA) minister and licensed therapist. Brochures with registration forms are available at the Welcome Desk. Deadline for registration is March 28; cost is $165.
For all who are committed to Second Wind and the counseling it provides for at-risk teens, please look on the bulletin board for several informative presentations being offered at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church in Littleton on April 25 and 26. Yogurtland in Littleton is also offering 25% donation to 2nd Wind Fund every 4th Thursday from March-August – yum!
Please be sure to review the Sabbatical Leave procedure for Pastor Gretchen’s sabbatical next fall - copies of which are available on the Welcome Desk – and put any questions or suggestions about the Sabbatical in the basket there.
Donation forms to dedicate flowers to a loved one for either the Easter sanctuary display or the loose flowers for Flowering the Cross on Easter morning are on the Welcome Desk, and on the reverse side is the donation form for Dig Deep: fresh water for ZimbabweKidZ.
Our lovely labyrinth is the perfect place for your Lenten reflections and dedications, and it’s open around-the-clock. And consider walking the labyrinth on Good Friday when the sanctuary will be open from 8am to noon for personal prayer and meditation.
MAGIC MOMENTS is back with a great (as always!) show about a failing carnival: if only the ringmaster would hire a clown, perhaps they'd be saved… Unfortunately, his littlest daughter is terrified of clowns. What are they to do? Step Right Up features performers of all ages and abilities, and you don't want to miss it! Shows are on Thur., March 23 through Sat. the 25th at 7:30pm with matinees on Sat. (3/25) and Sun.
The Green Mountain Clergy (Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist and Presbyterian) will provide a most timely and meaningful Service of Unity and Healing to reach our community, our nation and our world. Please plan to attend tomorrow evening, Monday, March 27th at 7:00pm at Green Mountain United Methodist Church (12755 W. Cedar Ave.). Offering opportunities for personal reflection and dedication, commitment, and prayers for peace, this service is supremely appropriate for Lent and for our civil environment.