What is Happening This Week 4/1-4/4/21

Join us: This evening for a Maundy Thursday Holy Communion worship service at 7:00 pm. You can join us in person or livestream. If you are at home please be prepared to join us for Holy Communion with juice/wine and bread/crackers and a candle.  

Good Friday worship will be tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM . You are welcome to join us in person or livestreaming. This service will be scripture readings and special music including the oboe played by Amy Baumgardner.  

EASTER MORNING we will gather at 8:30 am for worship outside in the backyard area. The children will help Pastor Cheryl tell the Easter Story! 10:30 am we will celebrate Easter worship in-person and livestreaming from the sanctuary featuring favorite hymns and bells ringing!  

Let us gather to celebrate Easter JOY!  

Shalom Blessings, Pastor Cheryl  

  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 8:30 am  
OUTSIDE WORSHIP – We gather Sundays outside by the cross at 8:30 am, weather permitting!    

Sunday, April 4
Easter Sunday
Sermon: What are you looking for this Easter Day?
Scripture: John 20:1-10    

Prayers of the People   little-boy-praying.jpg
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Barkley family; the Fuller family; the Stewart family; the Hunsaker/Halamicek family; Rex and Susan McAnally; the Mincieli family; Kimberly Ditty; Brian Dermody; Rhonda and Mitzi King; Kent Prindle; Helen Mayo; Mary Harrison and our friends at Atria Carrollton.  

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Lenten Prayer Walk
This is your last chance to come to Holy Covenant to experience a Lenten Prayer Walk! You will find a QR code with instructions posted on the glass doors by the labyrinth on the east side of the sanctuary. Scan the code with the camera on your phone and follow the steps. Any materials you need will be in the Prayer Box located below the code.   You may complete the walk by yourself, or with someone else. We hope the walk will prove to be a time of meditation and reflection for you.  

Highlight Next Week
Guest Preacher Rev. Jack Soper
Sunday, April 11
10:30 am worship  
Join us April 11 as Rev. Jack Soper, founding pastor of Holy Covenant UMC, preaches.

  Food Pantry
We had a great Food Distribution last Sunday. We served 51 families about 2,300 meals. Our next Distribution is on April 11th. Please go to signupgenius.com to volunteer.  

Someone will be at the church office Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 am to noon to accept donations of food.   We are almost completely out of:
Hearty Soups
Mac and Cheese
Dog and Cat Food  

Thank you for your continued support of the Food Pantry.  

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Churchwide Quarterly Meeting
Sunday, April 18 11:30 am  
We will meet virtually to share information on our various ministries and what is coming up.  

Closeup of female hands with shredded papers Secure Document Shredding
Saturday, April 24
9:00 am to 12:30 pm  
Sponsored by Holy Covenant’s Green Team. Open to the public. Protect your identity while supporting Holy Covenant. Watch your documents being shredded on site with the utmost security. $5 per copy paper sized box. Invite your friends and family to bring their sensitive documents to be shredded. Shredding will be done by Secure On Site Shredding Inc. Visit www.secureonsiteshredding.com for more information about the company.              

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You have 3 more opportunities to turn in your Easter Offering in person: Maundy Thursday, April 1 at 7 pm; Good Friday, April 2 at 7 pm; and Easter morning, April 4 at 8:30 or 10:30 am.
You may also mail your Easter Offering to:
Holy Covenant UMC
1901 E. Peters Colony Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007

You may submit your offering electronically through online giving.  

March Regular Donations/Pledge Payments:
Needed $46,982
Given to Date $37,690   texting-girl-sm.jpg

Online Giving Donate Here. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the Donation Frequency.      

Highlight Beyond Holy Covenant
For over 20 years, The United Methodist Church has had a growing, indigenous presence and witness in Honduras. Today, the United Methodist Mission in Honduras consists of 22 congregations, the Juan Wesley School and a host of other ministries that are serving faithfully in a very challenging time.

On April 26-29 from 6:30-8:00 p.m., the CMO and North Texas Board of Global Ministries invite you to take part in a virtual mission trip to Honduras. We hope that this virtual mission trip experience will help people already connected to the Mission deepen that relationship and offer our friends in Honduras some much-needed love and support. In addition, this virtual mission trip will be a great way to introduce new people to the Mission.

Each evening, participants will have the opportunity to share in a devotional led by leaders of the Honduran congregations and experience a cultural moment, which will provide a glimpse of the Honduran culture. Go on this virtual trip one evening or all four! Each session will have a unique focus:
Monday – Overview of the country and mission
Tuesday – Exploring church-to-church partnerships (including breakouts for NTC churches to connect via Zoom with their Honduras partner church)
Wednesday – Planning for UMVIM mission trips in 2022
Thursday – Juan Wesley School To register, go to https://ntcumc.org/cmo/virtual-honduras-mission-trip  

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].