What is Happening This Week 2/23-2/26/23

Beloved Family,  

Our Lenten journey has begun. We had a wonderful pancake dinner last evening in the Covenant Center! Thank you Laulie and the team of wonderful cooks! We gathered in the sanctuary for a sacred prayer service receiving ashes that remind us that we were created out of dust and our physical body will return to dust. We are in a season of repentance and walking with Jesus to the cross.  

This Sunday we will gather for our Lenten Sunday School Classes. The book we are studying is: Witness at the Cross by Amy-Jill Levine. Please read Chapter 1. We have a few books in the Narthex and it is available on Kindle. If you cannot attend Sunday morning, you are welcome to join Laulie on Monday evening at 7:00 PM for a discussion on Chapter 1. This is the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83150937773?pwd=cjVyRTZkTVduc2JDbzhZNEIreldUQT09  

During worship we will be walking with our Creator through the beautiful Garden of Eden.   

Following worship there will be a Leadership Summit working lunch. If you have interest in any of the following areas of ministry – please join us:     

Outwardly focusing:            
Welcoming Committee – greeting our guests            
Mission & Outreach – connecting with our neighbors     

Inward – HC family focusing:            
Caring Committee – offering TLC to our beloved            
Hospitality – creating events for the church family & friends  

I am looking forward to greeting you on Sunday!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl   

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, February 26
Scripture: Genesis 2:4b-9
Ushers: Pathfinders  
Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The family of Patricia Depew; the Coleman family; Lisa Hunsaker; Anne Michael; Belinda Harden; Sharyn Yetman; Norma Boren; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Elizabeth Krause; Heath Kelley; Tom Yull; Tom Shore; Janice Pfeifer; Matthew Perry; John 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.   

Highlights This Week  
Dinner & Game Night
Friday, February 24
6 pm in the Covenant Center
Bring your friends, family and your favorite games! Everyone welcome. Donations toward dinner are appreciated. Dinner will be tortilla soup (provided) and cheese quesadillas. Please sign up HERE if you plan to attend.    

Lent Study
Witness at the Cross
Starting Sunday, February 26
Join us in a church-wide study during Lent of the book Witness at the Cross by Amy-Jill Levine. With this book, experience Holy Friday from the perspective of those who watched Jesus die.  

All adult Sunday school classes will study the book and if you are not in a Sunday school class or miss a Sunday, join a discussion with Laulie Monday nights at 7 pm on Zoom!  

Join Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83150937773?pwd=cjVyRTZkTVduc2JDbzhZNEIreldUQT09    

Leadership Summit Lunch
Sunday, February 26
11:30 am Covenant Center
Please gather with us for lunch immediately after worship if you are interested in joining one of the following committees: Welcome, Missions & Outreach, Caring and Hospitality.    

Thank You, Donors!
Carter BloodCare shares a special Thanks to all the donors at last Sunday’s Blood Drive. They collected the most donations from Holy Covenant since July 2018!  

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.   

Coming Soon
Noly Paa and Friends Concert
Friday, March 31
7 pm in the sanctuary  
The talented younger brother of our very own Dante Paa, Noly is a classically trained pianist and he can play it all. Debussy to The Beatles, showtunes, love songs (contemporary to nostalgic), Easy Rock to 50’s doowop. He interprets each with his own style and panache. You will love his music! A love offering will be collected at the concert or you can give online HERE Proceeds will benefit Holy Covenant ministries.  
Food Pantry
Pantry Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2 
2nd and 4th Sundays from 12-1 pm.  

We currently need: canned soups and chili.  
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.  

symphony_concert.jpg Music Request
For Good Friday this year, our Music Ministries have a special presentation, Song of the Shadows, planned for worship. In order to offer this cantata, we need some help to fund the planned orchestra. If you can sponsor a musician or make a contribution to offset the cost of the orchestra, please note that on your donation. If you have any questions, please contact Luis Rodriguez [email protected].  

Register Now!  
VBS this year is Compassion Camp!
Sunday. June 4 – Thursday. June 8
5:30pm snack supper
6pm – 8pm program
Register NOW  
Compassion Camp: Changing the World with Lovingkindness has the goal to cultivate compassion for each other, ourselves, and the world. Register HERE!            

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.