March 22, 2015
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – On Monday, March 23rd and Thursday, March 26th, volunteers are needed to deliver Cottonwood’s schedule for Holy Week. We will hang the schedules on door knobs of homes located in the area surrounding the church.
LOTS OF CANDY NEEDED! It's that exciting time of year again where we invite the community to join our Easter Egg Hunt Celebration on
Saturday, April 4th. That means it's also time to start collecting mounds of candy for all of the eggs that will be filled, and we need your help! Donations of candy that is individually wrapped, and can fit into a plastic egg, will be collected every Sunday. A bin will be placed in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall. We also need volunteers. See Conor Kristensen in the Fellowship Hall to sign up to help.
EASTER FLOWERS will decorate our Sanctuary on Easter Sunday, April 5th. If you would like to purchase a flower(s), please complete the pink form that was passed out today and put it in an offering plate or return it to the church office by Wednesday, April 1st. Cost is $9.50 per plant. Make checks payable to Cottonwood Presbyterian Church.
EASTER BRUNCH – Volunteers are needed to host the Easter Brunch this year. Please call Dorothy Urbom (801) 414-8896 if you can help.
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY CLASS - Each Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. a group meets in room 1 to ponder the scripture passages for the upcoming week of worship. We invite you to join us for this wonderful time of investigation and learning from God’s Word.
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - Over the next few months this class will focus on seven spiritual practices that roughly correlate with the practices that we are working on as a whole church. The creative class materials engage both right and left brain and will stimulate lively discussions. Please join us Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
PRAYER GROUP meets each Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the prayer room of the church. You are invited to gather with others in a time of focused prayer. These gatherings last about an hour.
LENTEN DEVOTIONAL BOOKS - Please pick up a devotional book at the back of the Sanctuary or in the church office to help direct your personal devotion time through Lent.
PRESBYTERIAN CHOIR FESTIVAL will be held today at First Presbyterian Church at 4:00 p.m.
PALM SUNDAY - Next Sunday, for those who are able and those who wish, we will process into the sanctuary as a congregation beginning out in the garden. We will start promptly at 11:00 so please gather out in the garden by 10:50. Those in the sanctuary will be singing the same songs as those processing. Those processing will join in with the congregational singing as we enter. So come join the Palm Sunday parade!
HOLY WEEK PRAYER SERVICE - There will be a daily prayer and communion service at 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday of Holy Week (March 30-April 3). These services last about 30 minutes.
COMMUNION CELEBRATIONS - We will celebrate the sacrament of communion Monday – Friday, March 30 – April 3. Communion will be served by intinction during these services.
MAUNDY THURSDAY - We will have a Maundy Thursday evening worship service, at 7:00 p.m. Communion and Foot washing will be celebrated and practiced.
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP - Volunteers are needed to help serve Coffee Fellowship on Sundays after worship. Please sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Or contact Dorothy Urbom to volunteer at 801-414-8896.
SENIOR ADULT FELLOWSHIP will meet Friday March 27, 2015 at 12:00 noon, for a potluck lunch and guest speakers program in Fellowship Hall.
Barbara White will provide a program on her two week humanitarian trip to Kitovu Hospital in Masaka, Uganda where she and four other women and a retired Doctor, husband of one of the other women, were involved in the Fistula Program. She will share photos and stories of their trip.
Your friends and neighbors are all invited so that they too can join the fellowship, potluck lunch, and learn about the efforts being taken to help Uganda women. Let Becky (801 278-4619 ext. 3) know if you plan to attend by Thursday March 26th so that we will have enough tables and chairs set up. Suggestions for speakers/programs can be given to either Judy Saurer (801 943-0141) or Eddie Alter (801 268-2157). Those willing to help in setting up tables and chairs and/or providing table decorations should contact Colleen & Eddie Alter or Judy & Dick Saurer.
SOUP KITCHEN – Volunteers are needed today to help make sandwiches during church. Sandwiches will be taken to the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, located at 200 South 437 West to be served on Monday, March 23rd. If you are available to volunteer for one or both days, please contact Jack Van Klaveren or Larry Simer.
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING (OGHS) is a yearly offering collected by the Presbyterian Church. It provides water, food, disaster relief, and empowerment for persons in need around the world. Relief workers often provide long-term support to ensure that afflicted communities receive what they need to regain self-sufficiency, and not merely survive in the wake of a disaster or famine. OGHS offering can be placed in the offering plate. If giving by check, mark OGHS in the memo section, or place in an OGHS envelope which is located in the pew racks.
THE COTTONWOODS SKI TEAM - National Ability Center – Halti Ability Snow Challenge Park City Mountain Resort – March 28th - Conor Kristensen will again be fielding a team of skiers to race in the National Ability Center’s annual fundraiser, the Halti Ability Snow Challenge in Park City on March 28th. Tom Barton, Karl Lincoln, Bruce Ratzlaff, and Mark Zaba will be racing with Conor again this year on the Cottonwoods Team. Conor will have a table set-up today in the Fellowship Hall with information about the NAC and to ask for donations. The Cottonwood congregation has been a big supporter for almost 20 years. Please see Conor for details.
CROSSROADS URBAN CENTER - Food of the month for March is juice in small containers but all non-perishable food and beverages are appreciated, especially food in snack-size containers and single-serve beverage items. Water in plastic bottles is always needed in addition to food and beverage items. Crossroads Thrift Store is in need of towels.