Announcements for Easter Sunday - April 17, 2022

Announcements for Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022! 

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

 

ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE

for Sunday, April 17, 2022 will be available on Sunday at Ginter Park United Methodist’s Facebook page and on the YouTube channel

BRING YOUR FLOWER CLIPPINGS FROM YOUR YARD THIS SUNDAY to add to our flower cross outside the main Sanctuary.

 

Easter Lilies

in the sanctuary today are dedicated to the glory of God and to the following:

In Memory Of:                                       Given by:

Jim Gray                                                 Alice Gray

Bob Womer                                            Bessie Womer

Parents, Kathleen & Francis Sesson     Nancy Langford

Ruth & Harold Quist                               Roy & Beth Quist

Rev. Waldo & Evelyn Hiller                    Roy & Beth Quist

Mary Quist                                             Roy & Beth Quist

Rev. Michael Quist                                Roy & Beth Quist

Croll Family                                           Joyce Forcke

Edmund Forcke & Christian Forcke      Joyce Forcke

Mother & Father Foldy & Gary Rivers   Joyce Forcke

Floyd Davis                                           Joyce Forcke

Bedford & Vernelle Wright                    Jean Taylor

George & Lola Diacont                         Jean Taylor

George & Margaret Hodges                 Jean Taylor

Oscar & Elizabeth Reynolds                Judy Johnson & Martha Thaler

In Honor Of:                                                  Given by:

Heather Bronson (occasion of her birthday)   Bessie Womer

Louise Wood                                                   Joyce Forcke

The Taylor Family                                            Jean Taylor

Ginter Park UMC family                                   Rev. MiRhang Baek

 

PRAYER CONCERNS

The family of Rose Ogburn who passed away on April 10, Beth Quist, 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, Shirley Overstreet, Jane Whitlow, Cindy White, Jennifer Maitland, Isabelle Brown, Barbara Jessup

ON VACATION

Pastor MiRhang will be on vacation after Easter, April 18-May 1.

Please get in touch with Rev. Roy Quist for pastoral emergencies.

Preachers for the coming weeks:
April 24: Rev. Roy Quist (our Visitation Pastor)
May 1: Rev. Kendra Grimes ( Chaplain and Director of Church Relations at Randolph-Macon College)

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.

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.

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.

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!