PASTOR'S MESSAGE AND HERITAGE HAPPENINGS FORAPRIL 14
He had set his face toward Jerusalem determined to do his Father’s will. A dear friend who understood him and seeing life-giving power work through him anointed his feet for his impending death. Jesus’ time had come.
This Sunday we walk the road to the cross starting at the gates of Jerusalem. The choir accompanied by the children will process into the sanctuary leading us in joyous song and praise: “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
Come this Sunday to begin your walk with Jesus in jubilant praise and be led into the Passion of Christ. Then starting on Monday, take ten minutes each day of Holy Week to sit in quiet reflection. Let the story of the Passion draw you into communion with him. Open your ears in prayer, expectant, ready to hear what God might be speaking to you. In prayer, you are on your way, too—on a pilgrimage to be free and open to new life that God has for you and for all those you meet on the way.
It begins this Sunday—we begin the walk that leads to life.
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING collection is this Sunday. OGHS is the single, largest way that Presbyterians come together every year to work for a better world.
LAST SUNDAY TO ORDER EASTER LILIES to honor loved ones and to adorn the sanctuary for Easter. Fill out the envelope at the usher's stand to dedicate a lily, enclose $9.00 for each lily ordered. Place in the offering plate.
IT’S BIRTHDAY SUNDAY time to celebrate all of the birthdays in April. For anyone having a birthday this month, please bring a treat to share during fellowship time.
THE NEXT GIRLFRIENDS “GET TOGETHER” will be held on Tuesday, April 30th 6:30 p.m. at China Bistro (59th Ave. & Union Hills). A sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex. All women are invited to come and “Get To Know Each Other”.
DEACON’S MEETING is this Sunday, April 14th at 10:45 a.m.
EASTER SUNRISE BREAKFAST SIGN-UP SHEET is on the table in the Narthex. You may choose from a variety of breakfast dishes (casseroles, pastries, fruit).
ADULT EDUCATION continues the Lenten series, Dying Well. This week is sharing your faith journey with younger generations.
THE WIRED WORD meets at 10:45 a.m. to discuss current events alongside the Bible.
THERE IS A REDEEMER, Easter reflections from Our Daily Bread devotions are available on the table in the narthex. Take one and leave it some place in the community with a prayer that the person who needs Christ, finds Him.
DAILY DEVOTIONALS for March/April/May are now available on the information table in the Narthex.
NEW BOOKS for “Take-A-Book, Leave-A-Book are on the top of the members’ mail file cabinet in the Narthex.
BIBLE & BRUNCH meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Next meeting is May 8th at 10:00 a.m.Bring a dish to share. All are welcome.
WHAT’S ON TAP TUESDAY? Men’s fellowship meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Dubina’s Brewery, 67th Ave., just north of Bell Rd. Bring your Bible. Next meeting is May 14th.
BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN, a grief support group will not meet in May. The next gathering is Thursday, June 6th at 11:30 a.m. in Heritage House. Bring a dish to share for a light potluck lunch.
THE PRAYER SHAWL GROUP meets at PuraTea Water, 3515 W. Union Hills Dr. #101 every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. to knit, crochet items for those who need to be wrapped in prayer. Beginners are welcome.
PER CAPITA is the first envelope in your offering box. Per Capita is a set amount of money (apportionment) per member that congregations pay to the larger Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for their Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly operating budgets. Your contribution to Per Capita helps Heritage to pay it’s per capita apportionment of $5,365.00 in 2019. This year per capita is $36.25 for each member. To date members have given $2,396.75 towards our per capita payment..
CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT contribution forms for HABITAT FOR HUMANITY are on the table in the narthex. You no longer need to itemize your charitable contributions to be eligible and the credit reduces your overall Arizona state income tax liability. Married couples can contribute up to $800 and single taxpayers up to $400. Send your check with the form or write “Heritage Presbyterian Church” in the memo line so your contribution goes toward our next build with the Presbyterian Coalition.
WORSHIP ASSISTANT sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex or call Kathy Jones if interested.
TUTORING is held at 10:45 a.m. Tutors are to gather in Heritage House after worship.
COFFEE sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex to order JUSTO CAFÉ from a coffee farm co-op in Mexico to support workers and their families. Each bag is $10.00 and includes cost of shipping.
EYEGLASSES NEEDED for the Lions Club Foundation Eyeglass Program. Look for the box in the Narthex to make your donation.