Remember, the First Sunday of every month we will be selling grocery cards. King Soopers and Safeway cards cost $10. You decide how much to put on the card, they are rechargeable, so once you develop the habit it is easy to use them. Sprouts cards are one-time use and come in denominations of $25, $50 and $100. Lakewood UCC will receive 5% cash back on all purchases made with these cards. Our goal is to get as many families as possible using the cards, so we will have a surplus of funds at the end of the year. We hope to have a bonus for Curt and who knows – if we do this right maybe all of our dedicated staff. Happy Shopping!
Sunday, April 22, 10:15 am
The Parable of the Good Soil. One of the most famous of the 46 Parables of Jesus, but what relevance does it have in our world today? Is it a parable about the Earth, or an invitation to be Stewards of the Earth? Continuing our table-turning study of the Good News, Mark 4:1-20 is told anew by the Care for Creation Ministry and LaPuente Mission Team, with Tom Keefe preaching.
Would you like to be a volunteer for the church but feel you do not have time for a full-time commitment? If so, we have just the project for you, and no experience is necessary.
Please join us on Saturday, May 12th from 9:00 am to noon for our annual church work day. If you can’t stay the entire time, no problem. We appreciate any help you can give us.
We will be cleaning the outside flower beds, pulling weeds, pruning bushes, raking leaves, and blowing leaves from the courtyard, etc. Just bring your gardening gloves and any other gardening tools you may have. There will also be tools available at the church, and trash bags will be provided. As a thank you to all our volunteers, donuts will be served. Please contact Bill Bobby with any questions.
Every year, for one day, more than 250 restaurants in the Denver and Boulder areas donate 25% of their proceeds to Project Angel Heart, an organization that provides meals for people suffering from HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. You’re invited to be a part of the Lakewood UCC contingent that will be dining out at Chad’s Grill (275 Union Blvd.) to support this worthy cause. Make sure to sign up at the Welcome Center. Contact: Len Ewald.
This Sunday we are going on a hike at Deer Creek Canyon, in honor of Earth Day, spending time in God’s glorious creation together. Please bring a bag lunch to church, we will leave the church at noon. Deer Creek Canyon is about 25 minutes south west of the church (https://www.jeffco.us/1208/Deer-Creek-Canyon-Park, we’ll be doing the Plymouth Creek Trail to the Meadowlark Trail, about 3 miles), we should return around 2:30/3pm. Please wear comfortable shoes (it may be muddy), bring a water bottle. Parents, if you’re interested in joining, or bringing a younger kid, you are welcome! Please let me know if you are coming, as well as if you are interested in driving.
Sunday, April 15, 10:15 am
In the midst of the season of Easter, still in a world that is full of hurt, pain, injustice, and sadness, we are asked to witness to the resurrection. How do we tell our own stories of new life and transformation in the midst of the hardships of the world? In a time where evangelism seems like a word we’d rather not utter, how can we share the importance of our faith with others? Join us this Sunday in worship, as Rev. Mollie preaches and we are invited to walk side by side with one another, as we tell our stories and witness to the stories of others.
Through the Church’s boards and committees, our congregational life is sustained in the form of worship, church operations, mission, communications, faith formation, finance, personnel, care for creation, adult education, endowment, fellowship, and congregational care. Participation on a board or committee is both an opportunity to share your gifts of grace and to develop a deeper understanding of those gifts.
If you feel called to serve, in any capacity, please contact the Vice Moderator, Paul Michalec, about the various opportunities that exist. Paul can be reached at email@example.com or 303-988-1359.
In honor of Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, the Care for Creation Ministry presents the following presentation by Jill Engelstad: Girl Power for a Healthy Planet. Of the seven billion people living on the planet, one billion are prosperous, five billion are moving or have moved into middle-income status, one billion are stuck in extreme poverty. The issue of extreme poverty, where one lives on less than $1.90 a day, is morally relevant in a world with sufficient planetary resources and practically relevant in a globalized world.
Sunday, April 8, 10:15 am
For Christians, Easter is a season, not just one day. In fact, living as resurrection people is something we are called to all year round. Whatever happened on that first Easter morning has reverberations that go beyond Easter Sunday. This Sunday begins several weeks of stories of Jesus’s resurrection appearances. Jesus, again and again, is trying to convince the disciples that he is not gone but is actually still very much among them. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on doubt, faith, and what happens when we are open to believing in what we can’t see.
Sunday, April 1, 10:15 am
Christ has risen! Easter is the high point in the Christian calendar and a day of great joy and celebration. Again this year, we will be creating a “living cross” as a symbol of resurrection and new life. All are invited to bring a flower to put on the cross prior to the worship service. We will have plenty of flowers available if you are unable to bring your own. We will celebrate the resurrection with an intergenerational service on Easter, with Faith Formation staying in worship. There will be special activity bags and nursery care available. Join us for worship beginning at 10:15 am, but we encourage you to arrive by 9:30 am as the sanctuary is usually very full this day.