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| ||Classes . . .|| |
| ||Adults' Bible Study||9:00 a.m. in Room 14 (Library)|
led by Chris Olsen
| ||One Worship Service: ||10:15 am|
Did you miss a sermon? You can listen to it here and download any notes.
Holy Week 2014
|April 18||Good Friday|| |
| ||7:00 pm||Taize Service at the Christian Church of Pacific Grove|
| ||7:30 pm||Taize service at First Presbyterian Church of Monterey|
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|April 20||Easter Sunday|| |
| ||6:00 am||Community Easter Sunrise Service at Lovers Point|
| ||8:30 - 9:30 am||All-Church Easter Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall|
| ||10:15 am||Worship service|
| || ||Easter egg hunt after worship service|
Get a glimpse of what Mayflower is about: Download the Visitor's Brochure, (66k PDF)
From the Pastor
April 4, 2014
"Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.
"Peacemaking Tips: Part 2"
Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.
For the past two weeks, I have been writing about some new insights I have been learning about peacemaking while reading The Peacemaker by Ken Sande. Another of these insights is found on page 142 and is based on Galatians 6:1.
The Gospel opens the door for an entirely different approach to speaking with others about their role in a conflict. Remembering God's mercy toward us, we can approach others in a spirit of love rather than condemnation. And instead of using guilt and shame to force others to change themselves, we can breathe grace by holding out to them the wonderful news that God wants to free them from sin and help them to grow to be like His son.
I'll write more about peacemaking next week.
Family Night @ Mayflower
Wednesday nights is Family Night @ Mayflower. A time for the entire family of God at Mayflower to come together to love, to serve, to grow.
Childcare for ages 0-5th grade is provided during small group time.
The offerings include:
Theodyssey Continuation, led by Paul E. Davis
All are welcome!
Upcoming Events . . .
Taize Prayer Services at First Presbyterian Church, Monterey
A Good Friday Taize Service is scheduled for Friday, April 18. Both services will be held at 7:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Monterey.
All-Church Easter Breakfast
Easter Sunday, April 20th, (8:30 - 9:30 a.m.), the Mayflower Men's Ministry will be hosting an All-Church Breakfast. The menu includes fruit, oatmeal, eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, croissants, scones, juice, coffee. Come and enjoy breakfast and continue the fellowship before the worship service.
A donation of $5 per adult is requested (kids 12 & under eat for free).
Proceeds to support Men's Ministries.
Tour Dorothy's Kitchen
Tour Dorothy's Kitchen in Salinas on Friday, April 25 with Bill Warne. The tour begins at 5:30 pm. Look for more information in the bulletin this Sunday, or call Bill to reserve a spot on the tour.
VBS coming in June
Save the dates! VBS will be held from 9:00 to noon during the week of June 9-13.
Print and return the Regisration Form.
Registration Form in a Word Doc.
Serve the Lord on the Zoo Crew
Why "give up" 5 weekday mornings from June 9-13? Because of ALL that you will receive as you serve the Lord in one of many possible ways! For some children, this Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be their only experience with Jesus and a church full of loving Christians during the entire year. Several adults have told me they were introduced to Christ, and even became Christians, through a VBS or Christian camp. Why Milton, the star-nosed mole? Our VBS theme is "Weird Animals: Where Jesus' Love Is One-of-a-Kind." Milton is one of five "different" buddies. During the week, children entering grades 1-6, and the Zoo Crew as well, will learn that "Even though you're different, Jesus loves you!" God is at work in Pacific Grove and beyond. If you are able, please join Him by signing up for Zoo Crew. Partial-weekers are also accepted if a full week is not possible. Contact Janet or Jim McClenahen.
Short term missions trip to Mexico
A missions trip to a youth camp in Oaxaca, Mexico with Adventures In Life is in the works for July 12-20, 2014. The very first team from Mayflower &emdash; which included families with children &emdash; went in 1998 (see who you recognize in the framed photo in the Fellowship Hall!). Is it your turn to join the team? If you'd like to go, please contact Bill or Deborah Warne ASAP.
A group of Mayflower volunteers will be heading over to Dorothy's Kitchen Saturday, November 9, to deliver a meal, additional food for the month, and provide fellowship and encouragement to the women of the shelter. If you're interested in helping, please contact Bill Warne.
Discussion Concerning Mayflower Presbyterian Leaving the PCUSA
Link: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION REGARDING LEAVING PCUSA
Mayflower is asking the San Jose Presbytery to send a Presytery Engagement Team. Read the letter of request, here. (36k PDF)
Where would Mayflower go? Here are links to two Presbyterian denominations under consideration.
Designated Missions Giving
Would you like to donate to a specific Mayflower missionary? Just write a check to Mayflower Church, and write the missions agency & missionary names on the "memo" line. For example, write "Greater Europe Mission - Drew & Linka Parlee" or "Intervarsity - Steve & Susie Colby". For a full list of our missionaries, see the missions board in the Fellowship Hall.
Mayflower In The Community
Dorothy's Place: A Homeless Women's Ministry
The second Saturday of each month a faithful team of volunteers from Mayflower prepares a meal, drives to Dorothy's Place in Salinas, and lovingly serves dinner to homeless women. Dorothy's Place, run by the Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra, maintains the only no-questions-asked emergency walk-in shelter for street women in Monterey County. The team invites you to come along and experience the joy of serving our neighbors - either once or on a monthly basis. Contact Miriam Little to get involved.
"By The Back Door"
We are collecting unopened, unexpired, nonperishable food. The food will be delivered to Dorothy's Kitchen in Salinas, where it is used to prepare daily meals for homeless women. Do you need ideas? Suggestions for donations include: large cans of tomato sauce or chopped tomatoes, bags or sacks of rice and beans, large bags of cornbread mix, packages of pasta or parmesan cheese from Costco, and large jars of canned fruit. If you have any questions or would like to help with the delivery, please call Bill Warne
If you are interested in providing meat products for these guests, please give me a call or call the church office.
Dorothy's slogan is, "Love Loudly," lets hear a big roar from Mayflower.
Monthly Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP) is scheduled at Mayflower the first Tuesday and first Saturday of the month; and the 5th Thursday (lodging ony).
Contact Joe Blau if you want to help
Congregational Life Needs Your Help
What ideas has God given you for fellowship and fun for the rest of 2013, or 2014? Join the Congregational Life Team
and share your special skills in organizing, planning, decorating and hosting. Muscle power is
also needed and appreciated. Talk to Fay at church, or leave your name and number at the church
office and Fay will be in touch with you.
Mayflower Library Is A Treasure Trove
Did you know that there are nearly 3,000 books cataloged and ready to be checked out in our Mayflower Library? From daily devotionals to books on psychology, evangelism, pastoral care, missions, addiction and 30 additional Christian-based topics, the library is a treasure trove of reading available to our church members.
Special thanks to Teri Cotham who has worked diligently, behind-the-scenes, to catalog our books into a computer database to better track and inventory our works. Teri has spent four months getting the library in order before her move later this month to Gardnerville, Nevada. Thanks Teri for all you have done for us.
You can now search for a book by title or author (first or last), on line.
Builder's Plaque on the Historic Mayflower Pipe Organ
Read about the Mayflower's historic pipe organ
Mayflower Presbyterian Preschool
We are now accepting registration and enrollment for our Standard Preschool Program and our Cooperative Preschool Program.
Ages 3 years to entering kindergarten.
Preschool is now in session
Office Hours: Monday, Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Visit the Mayflower Presbyterian Preschool web site.
CA State License # 274411613.