What is Happening This Week 3/2-3/5/23

Beloved Holy Covenant Family,  

As spring is just hinting at its arrival, green fuzz appearing on branches and blooms beginning to emerge on some of our small trees, I want to invite you to join us on Sunday to enter the wilderness. Our wilderness may be spiritual, emotional, or physical. Over the past few years, we have gained a clearer understanding of wilderness living. There are lots of wilderness stories in the Hebrew and New Testament Scriptures. We will focus a bit on Jesus’ time in the wilderness. A time of temptation and wild beasts and encounter something unexpected. Hope you will join us!  

The Sunday School classes are discussing Chapter 2 in our Lenten study of Witness at the Cross. Please join them or Laulie on Monday evening at 7:00 by Zoom for a discussion.  

I am looking forward to greeting you on Sunday at the Lord’s Table for a Holy Communion!  

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, March 5
Scripture: Mark 1:12-13
Ushers: Spiritual Journeymen  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Boren family; the Hatter family; 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; 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.   

Happening Now  
Lent Study
Witness at the Cross
Through April 3
Join us during Lent for a church-wide study 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 are reading the book and if you are not in a Sunday school class or miss a Sunday, you may join a discussion with Laulie Monday nights at 7 pm on Zoom!  

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

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. Child care will be available!  

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

We currently need: canned chicken, 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

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.