April 20, 2014
Easter Brunch—The Lord feeds our hearts and souls. Your choir will feed the rest. Please join us TODAY, Easter Sunday, April 20th following BOTH worship services for an Easter Brunch. All are invited and welcome. A free will offering will be taken to help cover costs.
Adult Education—Next Sunday, April 27the, the adult classes will join together in Room 5 for a time with Veeda Javaid who heads ducation for the Presbyterian Church of Pakistan and also oversees the “She” project. Join us for this special presentation.
New Members—We will be receiving New Members on May 4. If you are interested in joining Cottonwood, please talk to Pastor Abbott.
Congregational Retreat—Mark your calendars for Sunday,
April 27. After worship that day we will have lunch together as we begin our 2nd Annual Congregational Retreat. As you know, one of our five congregational goals is “Being the Church”. Our retreat time will focus on 7 essential practices for “Being the Church.” We hope you will join us for this important time together. Everyone is invited, young or old, member or non-member. We will have a wonderful program for the kids, and we hope our teenagers will participate with the adults. The retreat will wrap-up around 3:15 p.m. RSVP to the church office, 801-278-4619, appreciated by Wednesday, April 23rd. Hope to see you at the retreat.
Cargo Day—Please plan on volunteering for Cargo Day, Saturday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be served and a great time of fellowship. More information to follow.
PW Bake Sale—Tantalize your taste buds while helping PW raise funds for its mission projects! A “Spring Sparkles” Bake Sale, May 4 will do just that with homemade cakes, cookies, pies, breads, candies, cupcakes, and surprise treats. Sale begins after the first service and runs until after church fellowship. See you, Sunday, May 4, in the Fellowship Hall.
Sanctuary Flowers—You may have noticed the lovely, large bouquets of color that have graced our alter this past month. We have discovered a local florist that will provide these beautiful bouquets and arrangements for $16.00. Please sign up on the flower chart for any special occasion you may have. We will be in contact with you about your order!
Nominating new Deacons and Elders—It is the time of the year to invest ourselves in the working of our Cottonwood Presbyterian Church. Your Nominating Committee is in the process of electing Deacons and Elders.
Deacons—What better way to serve your Lord than to take care of his flock?
Get to know your fellow church members. Discover the real them!
Make new and lasting friends.
Being a Deacon is good for the spirit and soul.
Receive a LARGE amount of satisfaction.
Be part of a great group who cares for each other as well as our fellow church goers.
Deacons serve for 2 years, are given a list of members whom they check on by phone, mail, or visits. All Deacons have a back-up partner. More information and details are available from Diane Golladay at
801-953-4791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Coffee Volunteers—Volunteers are needed to help serve Coffee Fellowship on Sundays after worship. NOW, you can sign up on line on this link: cottonwoodpres.org/coffeesignup.shtml. Or you can sign up on the sheet you will see in the Fellowship Hall. You can also contact Dorothy Urbom to volunteer at Dorothy.email@example.com or by calling 801-414-8896 (cell) or 801-313-1904 (home).
If you have never served coffee before, we will be happy to show you how. Thanks for your willingness to help.
Senior Fellowship Potluck lunch and guest speaker—On Friday, April 25, we will have our monthly get-together and fellowship. We will be in the Sanctuary at 12:00 noon for lunch with a guest speaker to follow. Our speaker is Kevin Barjenbruch, Warning Coordination Meteorologist NOAA/National Weather Service. Kevin will provide an over view of the Forecast Office in the SLC operations, including the tools they use and services they provide. He will also discuss the weather hazards they deal with, including pictures and videos. Kevin invites all questions.
Your friends and neighbors are all invited. If you can help with set up, table decorations, and/or take down, please call Eddie or Colleen Alter, 801-278-5842, or Judy or Dick Saurer, 801-943-0141.
Please call Shari at 801-278-4619 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. to make a reservation by Thursday, April 24th.
Church Women United May Friendship Day—Mark your calendar and plan to attend Friday, May 2, at Mt. Olympus Presbyterian Church, 3280 E. 3900 South. Registration is at 9:30 for $1.00 and Lunch is $4.00. Please make a reservation by calling Barbara Stone, 801-262-1109, or Phyllis Allen, 801-298-7197 by Monday, April 28.
The theme this year is “Through God Our Hands Can Serve”. Community outreach is CWU Ester Williams Scholarship Fund. Please make checks out to “Church Women United and note “Scholarship Fund”.
Our offering will be used for CWU, local and state. Checks again made to Church Women United. Plan to join us, all are welcome.
Vacation Bible School—Save the Date! Mark your calendar for Vacation Bible School this summer. It will be Monday thru Wednesday evening, August 11, 12, & 13. Everyone is welcome so invite friends, family and neighbors! More information will be coming soon.
In Our Community
Crossroads Urban Center—Food for April is peanut butter and canned fruit. The store is in need of boy’s and men’s pants and shoes. Thank you for all you do to support Crossroads.