What is Happening This Week 5/5-5/8/22

Happy National Day of Prayer,  

This day has a long history in our country. It began as a part of the fall observance during the time of British rule in the New England Colonies as a call for prayer and thanksgiving. The day was moved to the spring by President Harry S. Truman in 1952 and named the National Day of Prayer. The day is honored and celebrated by many faiths. This year’s theme is: Exalt the Lord who has Established Us!  

Please create time today for prayer. Universal prayer for all nations & people.  Prayer for peace. Prayer for our nation, military, leadership, people, and the blessing of diversity in our country. Prayer for our state, our community, our neighbors. Prayer to the Lord God that created and established all!  

Join us on Saturday evening at 6:00 pm with or without a pot of chili. I can’t wait to try the many wonderful chilis and soups that will be prepared for us! I will greet you there!  

Join us for worship on Sunday. We will be outside, bring a chair for the 8:30 am service.  

Join us at 10:30 am for worship in the sanctuary and livestreaming. We will celebrate the women in our lives and actively reflect on the lectionary passage Psalm 23.  

I will 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.   

Sunday, May 8
Scripture: Psalm 23  

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
Daughters of Shalom – Room 108 Upstairs – will resume May 15 and study “The Cup of Our Life: A Guide to Spiritual Growth” by Joyce Rupp

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 Wright family; the Piccola family; Kristen Murphy; Norma Boren; Matthew Perry; Ed Webb; Jim Ott; Gina Ott; Randy Sutherland; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Mary Harrison; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.  

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Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, May 7
6 pm
Everyone is invited to enter their chili into the competition. Bring your friends and be sure to bring cash to vote for your favorite chili!  

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.  

athletes_arms_sunset.jpg Highlights Next Week  
Parents Night Out
Friday, May 13
5:30-9 pm
Cost is $15 per child, $35 per family with 3 or more kids.   

Churchwide Meeting
Sunday, May 15
11:30 am
Join us in the sanctuary as we share what our church has been doing and our upcoming plans.  

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!

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Youth Sunday 
Celebrating Our Seniors and Confirmands
May 22 In Worship
followed by Potluck Lunch  
We will celebrate our high school seniors and our Confirmation class in worship, followed by an all-church potluck lunch in the Covenant Center.  We will also be collecting cards for our seniors and confirmands over the next few weeks–cards of encouragement and blessing. Please have all cards to Laulie by the May 22. 

piano_keyboard.jpg During the Month of May
Choose Your Favorite Hymn
Pick up a card from the basket and write down your favorite hymn(s). We will sing them during worship this summer.            
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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.
Online Giving Donate here or use the QR code. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the frequency of donations.