Announcements - April 10, 2022

Announcements for this Sunday, April 10, 2022! 

In-Person Worship begins at 9:30am (Contemporary Service) and 11am (Traditional Service)

 

ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE

for Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022 will be available on Sunday at Ginter Park United Methodist’s Facebook page and on the YouTube channel

PRAYER CONCERNS

Ukraine, Betty Ford (two eye surgeries), Cheryl Roberts, Roy Quist, Our Afghan evacuees, Edith Bassett, Carolyse Walters, Julie Duke, Rev. Wendy Rhodhamel (friend of Roy Quist), Richard Fournier, Cindy Jones, Louise Wood,Robert Jones, Judy Watkins (back surgery), Daisy Sanders, Jean Taylor, Beverly Samford, Cora Matthews, Anne E., Horace and Barbara Ford’s daughter-in-law/Jennifer’s father, Bill Fulcrod, Frankie Irons, ShirleyOverstreet, Jane Whitlow, Cindy White, Jennifer Maitland, Isabelle Brown, Barbara Jessup

COVID SAFETY

As the COVID situation appears to be improving, the Church Council decided to lift our churchwide mask mandate on April 3rd while still encouraging anyone entering the building to wear a mask if they feel it is necessary for their health and safety. We also encourage members and visitors to continue the practice of safe social distancing. The church will provide K95 masks upon request. We will continue to monitor the situation and revise this decision if it is necessary.

PALM SUNDAY - HOSANNA TRIUMPHAL ENTRY:

You and your family are invited to the Hosanna Triumphal Entry Event, at 10:40 AM on Sunday, April 10. We will gather at the church parking lot and march to the sanctuary waving palm branches.

FINANCE/CHURCH COUNCIL

Will be meeting via Zoom this Wednesday. Committee members will need to check their emails for Zoom Meeting instructions.

MAUNDY AND THURSDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

There will be a Maundy Thursday worship service at 6:30 PM, Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 PM. All are welcome.

LECTORS, CRUCIFERS, ACOLYTES NEEDED:

If you would like to volunteer to read the scripture or serve as crucifers or acolytes during the 11:00 a.m. worship service please put your name on the calendar located outside the Church Office. We kindly ask you to sign up no more than once a month so that we have diverse voices and presence in worship.

LENTEN MORNING SIMPLE PRESENCE

Pastor MiRhang invites everyone to morning prayer meetings for the Lenten season on Zoom or by phone at 6:30 AM, Monday-Friday. We begin on Ash Wednesday, March 2 and end on Good Friday, April 15. We will virtually gather and have 20-minute silent prayer with a short quote.

Toll-Free Number with your landline or mobile
(888)788-0099

Meeting ID: 804 262 8651 (Our church phone number)

On your computer/tablet/smart phone
https://zoom.us/j/8042628651

On your mobile phone
+13017158592,,8042628651# US (Washington DC)

LENTEN DEVOTIONALS

There are devotionals available which are supplied at no cost by the Society of Saint Andrew. These are wonderful devotionals provided to guide our Lenten journey with Jesus. They are available in the narthex and on the table by the door at the front of the Sanctuary leading to the Parlor.

PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY – THE BOOK OF ROMANS

Pastor MiRhang invites you to the 4-Session Bible Study on the book of Romans. We plan to provide in-person and/or Zoom options based on registration.
Please register at the church office by March 14th.

Zoom: Tuesday at 7:00 PM (March 22, 29, April 5, and 12)
In-Person: Wednesday at noon. (March 23, 30, April 6, and 13)

More plans for Holy Week will be announced later.

AFGHAN REFUGEE IN NEED:

Laundry Detergent, Toilet Papers, Napkins, Toiletries, Diapers (size 5), Girls’ Shoes (size 6), Girls’ Shoes (size 7), Boys’ Shoes (size 7), Gift cards – Visa, Food Lion, Target, Walmart, Uber, Lyft. Donations are welcome. Please put “Refugee Fund” on your check or envelope when you make offerings.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Rev. Roy Quist, Minister of Visitation, will be out of the office until the end of March. If you have any visitation needs please contact the Church Office.

PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY – THE BOOK OF ROMANS

Pastor MiRhang invites you to the 4-Session Bible Study on the book of Romans. We plan to provide in-person and/or Zoom options based on registration. Please register at the church office by March 14th.

Zoom: Tuesday at 7:00 PM (March 22, 29, April 5, and 12)

In-Person: Wednesday at 12:30 PM. (March 23, 30, April 6, and 13)

More plans for Holy Week will be announced later.

CHILDREN'S EASTER EGG HUNT:

On Easter Sunday, April 17th all the children will be invited during the Sunday School time (9:45 a.m.) to an Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the Church!

CONTRIBUTIONS TO SUPPORT UKRAINE

Our prayers are constant and urgent for the Ukrainian people. Many of you have asked about the ways to help the people of Ukraine and to support our United Methodist witness in Ukraine. Bishop Khegay in Eurasia said that the best way to provide financial support is to contribute through the Global Ministries Advance for Eurasia and designate your gift for Ukrainian Assistance. Following is a link to the Eurasia Advance information: https://advance.umcmission.org/p-191-eurasia-in-mission-together-russia-and-belarus.aspx.  Please put “Ukrainian Assistance” on your check or envelope when you make offerings. We will send the fund to Eurasia Advance.

SOFTBALL PLAYERS NEEDED:

Interested in playing Church Softball? Anyone age 18+ is invited to join our team! The season begins the 2nd week of April. Games are typically Monday nights at the Quiaccosin fields. Please contact Chris Otto if you are interested (804) 564-7853

GPUMC COVID-19 RESPONSE

As COVID-19 cases surge, Ginter Park United Methodist Church is now requiring everyone over two years of age whether fully vaccinated or not to wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose in the church building. Disposable masks will be available to anyone that needs one. We will continue to do what is necessary to protect everyone’s health. Thank you for your cooperation!

FOOD PANTRY REPORT:

Your food pantry served an average of 100+ households each week. As always, volunteers are welcome. Paper grocery bags with handles are needed as are donations of dry cereal.

Offering Totals

  • February income: $26,827
  • February expenses: $23,380

NEEDED:

Crew length warm socks, gloves and stocking caps for both men and women. The Dollar Tree has great ones in stock right now. Please drop off your donations to the Church Office.

HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT?

Please submit any announcements concerning Church activities to the church office by Tuesday mornings of each week! Thanks so much!