What is Happening This Week 4/14-4/19/20


We hope you are joining us for online worship on Facebook Live. We will be on Facebook again this Sunday at 10:30 am. If you have missed any of the services, or do not use Facebook, you may also find them on our website hcumc.org.

If your small group or Sunday School class would like to meet on Zoom and isn’t, please contact Lee Shore [email protected].

Now for some distractions! Here is a devotion we hope you will enjoy and share with your family. Here is a word game just for fun. (Answers here.) For the kids, find a bible puzzle here.

Message from the Food Pantry Team
The Holy Covenant Food Pantry is dangerously low on canned vegetables. We especially need green beans, corn, and peas. The North Texas Food Bank doesn’t have any at all. Please contact Lois Eaton [email protected] if you can donate.

Prayers of the People:

Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Kiplinger family on the death of Dale.
Sharyn Yetman’s family on the death of sister, Marsha Renee Redding.
The Parsons family on the death of Toni’s nephew Chad.
Mike Johnson’s family with his daughter and son-in-law’s diagnosis of COVID-19
Susan McAnally recovering from foot surgery.
Sharyn Yetman recovering from surgery.
Charles Holley in need of employment.
Betty Morse dealing with health issues.
Carlos Ponce dealing with health issues.
Susie Ponce dealing with health issues.
Phillip Sterling, son of Karen and Jim Guest, who has been exposed to the COVID-19.
Those who have lost employment due to quarantining.

And continued prayers for the following:
Barbara Taake; Shelley Fincke; Barbara Wright; Aletha Craven; Mary Harrison; Florence Richter; Tyler Ackerman; Jojo Sain; and Mike Gilbert.

Pastoral Care Number 469-487-8432
Please use this number to share any pastoral concerns.

Scripture for Sunday,April 19:
Acts 2:14a, 22-32
1 Peter 1:3-9
John 20:19-31

If you would like to follow daily readings, they are listed here.

Ways to Help:
Bags Needed for Mats
Our mat makers are staying busy making sleep mats for the homeless. If you have plastic grocery bags you would like to contribute, please contact Lois Eaton loisea[email protected], 214-862-8683. You
may leave your bags by your front door and Lois will pick them up.

Breakfast for Austin Street
Holy Covenant is scheduled to provide breakfast for the homeless at Austin Street Shelter on Sunday, May 3rd. If you are able to donate food, please prepare 12 sandwiches, 12 pieces of fruit and 12 hard-boiled eggs and deliver them to Holy Covenant on Saturday, May 2nd between 9 am and noon. Bottled water and juice boxes are also appreciated. Please drive around to the kitchen door where members of the Spiritual Journeymen will receive the donations from you. The food will be delivered Saturday afternoon and it will be served by the Austin Street staff on Sunday morning.

Finances:

Everyone is concerned about finances at this time, and Holy Covenant is no exception. If you typically bring your offering to worship, please consider online giving.

March Giving:
Budgeted $34,365
Month to Date $33,669

Online giving
Go to hcumc.org, choose Donate from the menu in the right-hand corner and under Online Giving you can even set up regular giving by choosing the Donation Frequency.