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| ||Classes . . .|| |
| ||Adults' Bible Study||9:00 a.m. in Room 14 (Library)|
led by Chris Olsen
The class is starting "In the beginning," i.e., the book of Genesis.
| ||One Worship Service: ||10:15 am|
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Holy Week at Mayflower and Pacific Grove
|March 29||PALM SUNDAY|| |
| ||9:30 am||Community Ecumenical Service at Berwick Park (Ocean View & 11th St.) followed by a processional walk to Mayflower Church|
| ||10:15 am||Worship Service at Mayflower Church|
|April 2||MAUNDY THURSDAY|| |
| ||7:00 pm||Communion Service at Mayflower Church|
|April 3||GOOD FRIDAY|| || ||12:00-2:00 pm||Sanctuary open
|| ||7:00 pm||Taize Service at The Christian Church of Pacific Grove, 442 Central Avenue
|April 5||EASTER SUNDAY|| |
| ||6:00 am||Community Easter Sunrise Service at Lovers Point|
| ||8:30-9:30 am||All-Church Breakfast in the fellowship hall hosted by Men’s Ministries ($5 per person donation, 12 and under are free)|
| ||10:15 am||Worship Service at Mayflower Church, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for ages 2 through 5th grade|
From the Pastor
March 27, 2015
"Holy Week and Easter Worship"
Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
As the Season of Lent draws nearer to its close, Christians around the world contemplate the new season which will begin this Sunday: Holy Week. During Holy Week we remember the events that took place during the week before our Lord's Resurrection.
Palm Sunday (March 29) marks Jesus's triumphal entry into Jerusalem. In Pacific Grove we have the opportunity to attend a Community Ecumenical Service at Berwick Park at 9:30am, followed by a processional walk to Mayflower Church for the 10:15am Palm Sunday worship service.
Mayflower will offer a communion service at 7:00pm on Maundy Thursday, April 2, commemorating the Last Supper that our Lord had with His disciples. On Good Friday, April 3, we remember the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. The Mayflower sanctuary will be open 12:00-2:00pm; that evening, the Christian Church of Pacific Grove will offer a Taize Service at 7:00pm, to include meditative singing, prayer, silence, and Scripture readings.
We will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, April 5, at 10:15am in the Mayflower sanctuary. Men's Ministries will host a church breakfast in the fellowship hall prior to the worship service, and after the service there will be an Easter Egg hunt for all children ages 5th grade and younger.
All are invited to join us. May the Lord bless you with His peace and fill you with His joy as we approach Holy Week and Easter.
Upcoming Events . . .
Youth Group Gathering
Mayflower Youth Group meets each Wednesday night from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. The group is led by Pastor David and Allison Hornisher. All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend - invite your friends and neighbors! A snack is always provided.
Come & See Classes
Interested in membership? Join us for three consecutive classes, March 8, 15 & 22. Classes meet in the library, lunch provided, following the service. RSVP to Pastor David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Theodyssey Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, beginning September 17, 2014 - May 6, 2015. Registration deadline: Sept. 7, 2014
Curriculum materials are required and may be purchased directly from the Theodyssey web site. Cost is $122.20 for course materials plus retreat cost. Contact Paul E. Davis for more information.
Daughters of the King
Women's small group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. All women are welcome.
Good Old Days Booth
Mayflower will have a booth at the "Good Old Days," April 11. Stay tuned to find out how you can help with this excellent outreach opportunity, or get more information from Bill Warne.
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
Dorothy's Place in Salinas is a ministry of the Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra. One of their programs is Dorothy's Kitchen, which was "founded with the desire that all people who are hungry in our community should come and eat". On the second Saturday of each month, a team of Mayflower volunteers lovingly prepares and delivers a meal for the homeless at Dorothy's. To participate in this ministry or get more information, contact Bill Warne or Miriam Little. You may read more about Dorothy's place at www.dorothysplace.org/ourwork.
"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
A brief update on the I-HELP program
It has now been one year since Shelter Outreach Plus discontinued its support for I-HELP, and the churches came together to continue the program on the Peninsula. The program is still alive and doing well! We have had so much support from so many people in the community, and all of the wonderful volunteers in the various churches. The Pasta with the Pastors fundraiser brought in about half of the money needed to keep the program going, and we have also received generous donations from various churches and individuals to provide the rest of the needed funds. The program recently incorporated as a new non-profit called Outreach Unlimited, which is envisioned to be an umbrella organization for I-HELP as well other ministries. We have a Board of Directors, and we have hired a new part-time coordinator, with a wealth of experience, including past work at Shelter Outreach and Dorothy’s Place. He will be filling a number of roles, including counseling the men, assisting them in finding jobs and permanent housing, helping them set goals, and holding them accountable. He also has some good ideas for getting donations of food and supplies from local retailers, and increasing collaboration between the churches, various non-profit organizations, and other local community groups.
Resources for the Homeless
See the 2014 Monterey County Homeless Services Resource Guide online. It includes services for both youth and adults in the areas of emergency shelter, community kitchens, transitional housing, rent assistance, health related services, and food banks.
A hard copy of the guide is also available on the desk in the church office.
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.
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