April 13, 2014
Daily Prayer Service: Each day this week from
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Maundy Thursday Worship: Thursday, 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
Poverty Game Night—Join us for a fun night on Tuesday, April 15, to play our Poverty Game that was designed by the Fellowship Sunday School Class. We will also have a soup supper and will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please sign up Sunday in the Fellowship Hall or contact Sue Martin – 801-209-3062.
Easter Brunch—The Lord feeds our hearts and souls. Your choir will feed the rest. Please join us 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.
Annual Easter Celebration and Easter Egg Hunt! It’s time again for our community outreach event— the Easter Celebration and Easter Egg Hunt. It will be on Saturday, April 19th starting at 10:00 a.m. All family, friends, and neighbors are welcome, so spread the word and mark your calendar!
Also, we need your help for the Easter Hunt! Candy and empty plastic egg donations are starting now! Candy must be individually wrapped and small enough to fit into a plastic Easter egg. Collections bins will be in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall through April 6th. You can also help stuff eggs in the comfort of your own home. Volunteer sign-ups for the day of the event are in the Fellowship Hall. Talk to Leslie Park for more information. Thanks for all of your help!
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’s to the church office appreciated by Wednesday, April 23rd. Hope to see you at the retreat.
Office Manager Job Announcement—Shari Bennett, our Office Manager since September 2004, has announced her retirement, effective the end of May. She has done an excellent and very professional job during her years of dedicated service, and she has worked with several different ministers here at Cottonwood. She will be missed!
The Administration Committee has prepared a new and updated Position Description, with the new title of Office Manager/Minister of Communication, which reflects a newer and more up-to-date technological era in today’s world.
We hope to have a new employee hired and available by May 13th. The new Position Description and details of the job will be posted on the church web page, and copies will be made available in the office. Applications and resumes will be accepted through April 18th. Please submit any resumes to Shari in the church office.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Circle 4--We will meet on Tuesday, April 15, in the Fellowship Hall for our lesson on Covenant Living. The background scriptures are Exodus 20-23 and Deuteronomy 6-4:9. Rev. Jeff Silliman will be teaching at 1:00 p.m. Social hour begins at 12:30 p.m.
Men’s Lunch—Lunch will be at the Village Inn, 5941 So. State Street, at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16. Remember to call Shari, 801-278-4619, by 10:30 on the 16th to make a reservation.
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.