What is Happening This Week 4/7-4/10/22

Holy Covenant!  

Palm Sunday Celebration together at last!!!!  

This will be the first year in three that we can safely gather to wave palms and begin the celebration of Holy Week! If you would like to begin your day with worship, bring a chair, park in the back or on the side and join us outside for a Palm Parade celebration in our beautiful backyard at 8:30 am.  

You are also invited to join the children and the choir to celebrate the Palm Parade at the 10:30 am worship service. We will celebrate with the peasants along the East Gate of Jerusalem waving and singing. We will be livestreaming but it will be much better if you join us in person! Part of the church is to gather together as a community and Holy Week is such a special gathering!  

At 11:30 am, following the worship service, we will have a fun family event for children of all ages! There will be a nacho bar for lunch and 5 stations celebrating the season of the heart. Hope you will join this fun family event!  

On Maundy Thursday and Good Friday we will gather at 7:00 pm for our Holy Week services. On Thursday, the children will meet in the Covenant Center for their own foot washing service with Laulie.  

Please remember if you are a member, to park far and sit near during the Sunday services.  

Please join us for this very special holy journey to the cross!  

I look forward to greeting you on Sunday!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl  

8:30 am Outdoor Sunday Worship
We gather Sundays outside by the cross at 8:30 am.  
In case of rain or extreme cold, worship will move inside and children will be invited to the Covenant Center for supervised play.  

10:30 am Sunday Morning Worship In-person and Livestreamed
We hope you are joining us either in-person, or 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.   

Palm Sunday, April 10
Scripture: Luke 19:29-40
Sermon: A Heart of Courage  

Sunday School
9:15 am
Children’s Classes:
Kinder to 5th – Covenant Center
Confirmation – Upstairs
Youth – Youth Room
Infants to PreK – Nursery

Adult Classes:
Seekers – Room 210 Upstairs
Spiritual Journeymen – Room 212 Upstairs
“When Christians Get It Wrong” Study – Room 213 Upstairs

For more information or questions, contact Laulie Eckeberger at [email protected] If you are interested in teaching or helping with Sunday School, please sign up HERE.  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Valcourt family; Tim Kleinhenz; Norma Boren; Ed Webb; Jim Ott; Gina Ott; Randy Sutherland; Belinda Harden; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Mary Harrison; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.
Join Us for Holy Week!  

Palm Sunday
April 10
8:30 am Outside Worship
10:30 am In-person and Livestreamed Worship with palm procession
11:30 am Family Fun with lunch provided and activities outside. In case of bad weather, we will move inside to the Covenant Center.  

Maundy Thursday
April 14
7:00 pm In-person and Livestreamed Worship with Holy Communion. Laulie Eckeberger will lead a special Children’s Worship in the Covenant Center.  Nursery available.  

Good Friday
April 15
7:00 pm In-person and Livestreamed Worship led by the Wesleyan Choir presenting the cantata Whispers of the Passion.   Nursery available.  

April 17
8:30 am Worship in the Sanctuary
9:15 am Egg Hunt and Snack Breakfast
10:30 am In-person and Livestreamed Worship celebrating the resurrection!  

Greeters Needed We need some friendly faces to greet members and guests each Sunday for 10:30 am worship. Please contact Pastor Cheryl [email protected] if you would like to be added to the list!

Highlight Next Week

Family Service Project
Saturday, April 16
9 – 10:30 am
Meet at the
Metrocrest Services Warehouse
3210 Skylane Dr.
Carrollton, TX 75006
We will help sort food. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes!  

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Secure Document Shredding
Saturday, April 23
8:30 am to Noon
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. All proceeds will benefit HCUMC ministries.  

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2 
2nd and 4th Sundays from 12-1 pm.  

URGENT needs: large pasta sauce, hearty soups, large canned chicken, instant mashed potatoes, chili, cereal and dog/cat food.  

The Missions Team thanks you for always being there to support the Food Pantry with your donations, your time, and your prayers.  

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Food Collection for Austin Street
Saturday, April 30
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, April 30th, 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 Journeymen will deliver the food to Austin Street Saturday afternoon. Please contact Rick Davis (972-814-5325 [email protected]) with any questions.  

Aid for Ukraine
Holy Covenant has so far donated $6,475 for Ukraine!  Thank you for your generosity.  
If you are looking for a secure way to support relief efforts in Ukraine, please read the following regarding UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)   The United Methodist Church in Ukraine and Moldova has created a crisis committee to oversee all incoming foreign support through UMCOR Advance #14053A and direct it to assist refugees within and outside of Ukraine. You can give by donating online and choosing Ukraine Relief Efforts.

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You may send your checks to:
Holy Covenant UMC
1901 E. Peters Colony Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007  
Or you may submit your offering electronically through online giving.  

March Regular Donations/Pledge Payments
Goal $38,268
FINAL $31,854 (83%)  

April Regular Donations/Pledge Payments
Goal $39,269
Given to Date $6,435 (16%)  

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