Our kids have done a fantastic job of committing Scripture to memory this year. We want to celebrate that they are putting God’s Word in their hearts. Be sure to stay after the service on Sunday, May 19th to eat ice cream sandwiches (yes, it’s before the lunch, every kids’ dream!) and congratulate the kids on a job well done.
Saturday, May 18th, 10am-1pm, we will meet at the church to make decorations for VBS as we plan to transform the church to an under the sea theme. Feel free to drop in as time allows and get creative! Not creative? That’s OK too – we have a variety of things to be done.
Please plan to be a part of the fun. Potluck suggestions…last names A-G bring dessert, H- M bring a main dish, N-Z bring a side dish. Or bring whatever you want, it is potluck after all!
Anyone who would like the books and/or the bookshelves at the west end of the Community Room (downstairs), please feel free to come and take them by Friday, May 3. Items remaining after that date will be donated to the ARC.
June 10-14th to be exact. What a great way to serve our children and reach out to our community as we work to make fully devoted followers of Jesus. If you are interested in helping out, sign up on the form in the lobby or talk to Sarah Lynch. There are LOTS of ways to help – with the kids that week or with preparations and decorations beforehand.
At Arvada Covenant Church. There is still time to register online at the following: tinyurl.com/arvada6K. Join the fun for a wonderful cause! If you register by Monday, April 29 at 11:59 pm, you will still get a t-shirt and race bib for the event.
Why a 6K? Research has found that about 3.7 miles is the average distance women and children walk for water sometimes two or three times a day. Every step you take eliminates the dangerous steps women and children are making for unsafe water.
Flowers on the Cross
Wondering why there are flowers on the cross this morning?
In spite of it’s function as a brutal form of execution, the cross stands for life at the center of the Christian faith. There can be no Easter without Good Friday, no Resurrection without the Crucifixion! The cross, not the empty tomb, is the primary symbol of Christianity, and as early as the sixth century, a “flowering cross” can be found in Christian art. It is based upon the legend that the cross on which Jesus was crucified, burst into bloom at the moment he died. The legend suggests that the true cross of Christ was from a tree whose seed came from the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden. A fun story, but not likely, right? We agree!
However, we do believe that the death of Jesus Christ brings new life to all who put their trust in Him as Savior! So the flowers on the cross today serve as a reminder of the new, abundant and beautiful life that is found in Jesus Christ, and made possible because He willingly gave His life on a cross!
Maundy Thursday Celebration For many in the Christian faith, Holy Week will include a Maundy Thursday Service. Unique to this service is foot washing. The word “maundy” is derived from the Latin meaning “commandment” and Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus washing the feet of his disciples, and commanding them to do the same for one another (John 13). Anyone interested in hosting and leading a Maundy Thursday service in their home? Contact Pastor Guy. He will gladly help you plan for it. It is a simple yet meaningful time of fellowship!