What is Happening This Week 4/13-4/16/23

Beloved Community,  

What a Holy Week we had!!!!  

It took a village to create such a meaningful week of worship.

The staff was amazing! The choir, bells, orchestra, praise team, readers, tech team, all outstanding. There were the many helping hands that created holy space–from the work day team, to the decorators of the church, to the furniture movers, to the egg hiders, and bakers of yummy food.   

And then all of you here worshipping with us!   

Thank you one and all for all that you did!  

Hope you will join us for fishing with Christ at the Sea of Galilee this week!  

Next Sunday, April 23 at 11:30 am, we will have a churchwide meeting to discuss the first quarter and the many upcoming events including the celebration of Holy Covenant’s 50th anniversary in April 2024! Please join us in the sanctuary following worship.  

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, April 16
Scripture: John 21
Sermon: Expanding Our Imagination
Ushers: Daughters of Shalom  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
Kathy Boren and Sadie Garcia; Lisa Hunsaker; Julie Van Horn; Sharyn Yetman; 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.   

Highlight This Week  

Thanks to everyone who wrote a Daily Lent Devotional this year! Your thoughts, reflections and prayers guided us on our Lenten journey! THANK YOU!   

girl_holding_easter_eggs.jpg Send Us Your Easter Photos!  
Did you take a great Easter photo this year? Please email your photo to Laulie [email protected] or text it to 214-335-7915 and we will include it in a collection during worship this Sunday.   

Highlights Next Week  

ECDP Spring Fling
Thursday, April 20
5:30 pm
This year we are offering 2 dinner times at 5:30 pm and 6 pm, followed by a performance by the students of ECDP at 6:30 pm. There will be themed baskets and items from local businesses to bid on. All proceeds will go towards the preschool, especially the sensory lab and outdoor learning area.   Dinner will be ham or turkey, hash brown casserole, mac & cheese, green beans or roasted veggies and a watermelon bar for dessert. Cost is $10 for adults and children eat free! Order dinner or raffle tickets HERE or use the QR code.    

Secure Document Shredding
Saturday, April 22
8:30 am to Noon
Start filling those boxes now! 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.    

Spring Forth with HCUMC
Saturday, April 22
3-5 pm
Celebrate Earth Day with us with Earth Day crafts and activities, plant-based treats, a bounce house and more!   

Coming Soon  
Dinner & Game Night
Friday, April 28
6 pm
Covenant Center
Bring your friends, family and your favorite games! Everyone is welcome. Donations toward dinner are appreciated. Dinner will be spaghetti. Please sign up HERE to let us know you are coming!  

Breakfast for Austin Street
Food Collection
Saturday, April 29
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 29th, 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.  

Austin Street has raised the total number of beds from 400 to 500 so the need for food has increased. The Journeymen will deliver the food to Austin Street Saturday afternoon. Please contact Rick Davis (972-814-5325  [email protected]) with any questions.     

Blood Drive
Sunday, April 30
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

HCUMC Parking Lot  
As a thank-you, April donors will receive an insulated water bottle–while supplies last. Please donate if you can!  

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2 
In April, 3rd and 5th Sundays from 12-1 pm.  

We currently need: soups, chili, canned chicken and dry pet food.  
Donations may be delivered Tuesdays through Thursdays between 10:00 am and 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.  

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!  

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.             

The HCUMC Finance Committee would like to hear from you! We are looking for new and innovative FUNDRAISING ideas to support the ministries of Holy Covenant. If you have an idea, please email Christine Perry [email protected] or Dante Paa [email protected] by May 10th!

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.