What is Happening This Week 1/14-1/17/20

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.        
Outside Sunday Worship – Suspended     OUTSIDE WORSHIP – Will be suspended until weather warms up.    

Sunday, January 17 Second Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon: The Beloved Community Scripture: Acts 2:43-47 Guest Pastor Rev. Marcus Jones preaching    
Prayers of the People   Prayer 2
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The family and friends of Carlos Ponce who passed away January 8th. The McAnally family on the loss of Rex’s mother Evelena. The Boren family on the loss of Wendell Stephens, Scott’s stepfather. The Piccola family on the loss of Tracy and Jeff’s grandmother, Mamie Piccola. Randy Richter on the loss of his friend Lynn McCasland.
Rex McAnally; Andy Edwards; Max and Nicole Thomas; Paul and Shelley Fincke; Nomi Lippincott; Diane Prindle; Charles Hinton; Janet Trumble; Mary Harrison; Tyler Ackerman; Jojo Sain; our friends at Atria Carrollton; and those who have lost employment.  

Highlights This Week
Racial Injustice Program
with Rev. Marcus Jones
Sunday, January 17 at 9 am on Zoom
Holy Covenant’s Advocates for Justice and Peace are presenting a program on Racial Injustice at 9:00 am during the Sunday School hour on January 17th.  

“Justice work requires the deep wellsprings of prayer, devotion, and intentional spiritual practices. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. understood this, and it was one of the many reasons he had the endurance, courage, and fortitude to withstand supreme opposition during his life’s fight for justice, equity, and equality. Join us as we welcome Rev. Marcus Jones of the Wesley Campus Ministry at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls as he gives us tools and strategies from the life of MLK in our quest as individuals, as a church, and as a community to bring justice to our world.”  

This presentation will be on Zoom. The link is below and will also be sent the morning of the presentation.  

HCUMC IT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.  
Topic: Advocates
Time: Jan 17, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)  
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Food Pantry
We had a small turnout at our Food Distribution last Sunday. But our trusty volunteers were there, in the snow, ready to do their jobs and meet the needs of our neighbors. We had 49 families or 199 individuals. Our next Distribution is January 24th. Please go to signupgenius.com to sign up to join our group of volunteers. You can also contact Lois Eaton at 214-862-8683 or [email protected] to volunteer.  

Someone will be at the church Thursdays and Saturdays to accept donations between 10 am and noon.
We need:
Hearty Soups
Pasta Sauce
Canned Chicken  
Thank you for your continued support of the Food Pantry.  

Coming Soon
Churchwide Meeting
Sunday, January 31 11:30 am on Zoom
We will meet virtually to share information on how we ended 2020 and look forward to the year ahead.  
  banana Breakfast for Austin Street
Food Donations Accepted Saturday, January 30
from 9 am to noon Holy Covenant Kitchen
Holy Covenant is scheduled to again provide breakfast for the homeless at Austin Street Shelter. 
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, January 30th, between 9 am and noonBottled 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. Contact Rick Davis for more information 972-814-5325, [email protected].           

Lent 2021 Devotionals
You are needed! Please volunteer to write a devotional that we can share with the Holy Covenant family each morning during Lent. Please select a favorite scripture and write a belief reflection and a prayer that we can email out to everyone each of the 40 days of Lent. Send them to Elise at [email protected].  

If you are one who does better with suggested themes, below are the themes of the weeks. If you would like to have your devotional fit into the theme of the week, please select one of these:
Feb 17 – Ash Wednesday – keeping the faith
Feb 21 – Lent 1 – Healing
Feb 28 – Lent 2 – Self- Compassion
Mar 7 – Lent 3 – Grace
Mar 14 – Lent 4 – Hope
Mar 21 – Lent 5 – Faith
Mar 29 – Holy Week   

Feel free to contact Pastor Cheryl [email protected] for suggestions. We need 40 devotions – please be faithful, we want to hear your witness, your story, your passion for Jesus!    

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Thank you for your continued generosity!  
If you typically write a check, please consider online giving.
January Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
Needed $49,713
Given to Date $27,551  

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Donate Here. You may set up regular giving by choosing the Donation Frequency.      

Volunteers Needed!
Would you like to help with our online worship? We need volunteers for our worship streaming ministry. You will be asked to commit to 2 worship services per month to operate either a video switcher or a camera. Experience welcome–but not required! There will be training. If interested, please contact Tim Shepardson at [email protected].