What is Happening 1/5-1/8/23

Holy Covenant Family!  

Hope your New Year and return to the “ordinary” rhythm of life is still overflowing with Christmas joy! The holiday was challenging for many dealing with illnesses shared and schedules delayed. Part of our Christmas break may have required an extra dose of patience!  

As both the shining bright lights of Christmas and the starlight of Epiphany fade, we arrive at the Baptism of Jesus. The refreshing washing with holy water, along with our thirst for the living water Jesus offers, will be a powerful spiritual invitation for the new year. This Sunday, we will celebrate our own baptism by remembering the water that refreshes each of us with the Holy Spirit. The baptismal font is the perfect place to begin 2023. Hope you will join us!  

I look forward to greeting you on Sunday morning!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl  

Please Be Aware!  
Once again, emails are going out from someone pretending to be Pastor Cheryl. Please disregard requests from anyone claiming to be Rev. Cheryl Murphy who is not using the [email protected] address.  

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, January 8
Baptism of the Lord
Scripture: Matthew 3:13-17
Ushers: Seekers  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Piccola family; the family of Jessica Parker; David Gonzales; Sharyn Yetman; Norma Boren; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Elizabeth Krause; Ruby Peterson; Heath Kelley; Tom Yull; Tom Shore; Janice Pfeifer; Matthew Perry; John Webb; Ed Webb; Jim Ott; Gina Ott; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.  

Wear Your Nametag!
Be sure to wear your nametag this Sunday to help our guests learn names. If you need a nametag, please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the nametag table.   

Coming Soon  
Wonderfully Made Retreat
January 13-14 for 5th-12th grade
$30 includes food and booklet 
Here is the link to sign up: https://forms.gle/TDyPi9ZX3dQCQ3iU9    

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

We currently need: mac & cheese and large pasta sauce.  
Donations may be delivered Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00-noon. In addition to that, we accept donations on Sundays before and after both worship services. There will be carts outside the Pantry for your donations.  

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

Tuesday Take Five
Tuesdays at 12 noon 
Facebook Live 
Take a few minutes out of your Tuesday for spiritual growth and an uplifting message for the week with Laulie Eckeberger.   

2022 YTD Regular Giving $434,212
Walk to the Manger $8,536
YTD Other Operating Income $40,165 (auction, Easter, etc.)
Total YTD toward Budget $482,913  

You may give ONLINE or send checks to:
Holy Covenant UMC
1901 E. Peters Colony Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007  

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Donate here or use the QR code. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the frequency of donations.