As we honor God's Creation today, and celebrate Jesus as the Good Shepherd this this coming Sunday, we invite you to join us in worship, online or in the sanctuary. Our worship services will slowly be returning to a more familiar format, and we'll be singing Savior, Like a Shepherd; Without Seeing You and Love Divine All Loves Excelling this week. We hope you join us!
April 25, 2021 Worship: Dance with the Good Shepherd
from John 10:11-18 and 1 John 3:16-17
(in-person and live-streamed) Stream begins at 10:20 (with live music), Worship begins at 10:30AM Click on the white arrow below to join.
Visit Women's Bible Study Thursdays at 5:30PM in Fellowship Hall (studying Twelve Women of the Bible)
Stop by any of our committee/team meetings. Check the church calendar for details. Next week Leadership Council meets on Tuesday at 5:30PM in person.
United Methodist Women met on Wednesday at 1:30PM on Zoom.
Drinks on the Lawn Weather permitting, we will continue offering coffee and cold drinks after Sunday worship services on the front lawn. Please don't be in a hurry to rush off - stay and caught up with friends. Social distancing will still be followed.
Monthly Mission Focus: Gideon's International This final week of April we honor the Gideon’s mission to spread the Gospel of Christ to all nations by making the New Testament available for free in many languages all around the world. You can make a financial donation (note: Gideon's) or send their Greeting Cards. Each card has a donation envelope in a receiver’s honor. The cards are free and available in the lobby.
Chancel Choir During Covid, many things moved to the virtual world. Our Chancel Choir is doing a summer of virtual recordings and we invite you to join us! No experience needed, and 1 on 1 rehearsals are available. Contact Music Director Megan Mellenthien or speak to her after worship to join ask questions!
Windsor Severance Food Pantry The Food Pantry immediately needs 5lb bags of sugar and flour, small bottles of vegetable oil, and full size bottles of Shampoo. Anything helps!
Birthdays and Anniversaries Happy Birthday to Dan Klema and Regis Schoedel (4/22), Katy Cogburn and Heather Golden (4/25), Warren Wilson and Mary Mumby (4/26), and Anne Kull (4/28). Happy Anniversary to Nick and Kerry Spirek (19 years on 4/27). Please share your dates with us!
JOYS, Kat Sheffield, Marc Fagan and Big Brother Dylan are thrilled to welcome Scott Sheffield Fagan into the world! Born Friday, April 16th around 1:30pm, Scott weighed 8 lbs 7 oz and was 21 inches long at birth. Mom and Baby are healthy overall but ask for prayers for her C-section recovery and his tongue-tied breastfeeding. Dylan calls his little brother "Glug Glug." We have missed this family during Covid, and look forward to welcoming them all back when it is safe! Scott is precious.
more Joys... Last Sunday we were honored to baptize Kane Baca (above, age 6) and Apollo Allen Ramirez-Baca (age 4 months)! We had around 60 in worship, plus our 20-30 online participants, and it was a delight to see Kane healthy and Apollo charming the Pastor and crowd. Congratulations to the whole family!
and Prayer Concerns For the families and friends of Norman Rowland, Josephine Carmona and John King in their passing; Dave Cook (hospitalized this week); Tracy Bates (torn ligaments in rotator cuff); Cheryl's friend Linda; Matthew and Monte S, Tony P, Vera C, Mary M, Chris D, Larry S, Adam J; and for our homebound members Ann, Eileen, Judy, Nancy, Bud, Bob, and Don.
From the Town of Windsor:
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Windsor Police Department, 200 N. 11th St. is offering to safely dispose of unused and expired prescription medications during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Apr. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Mountain Sky Conference is offering great virtual educational opportunities:
New Anti-Racism Allyship Group: First UMC Loveland welcomes all Northern Colorado churches to engage in personal growth and advocacy in order to work for change in ourselves and the community. Weekly Zoom meetings are on Wednesdays at 6:30PM. Watch a short clip from the first meeting April 21st on "An Invitation to Safe Space," That refers to groups where people come together to learn and process together.
Preserving Church Records Archives and History presents a Zoom-webinar with Erin Smith, Iliff and Conference Archivist, this Friday, April 23rd, at 10AM. Register here.
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) invites us into the world to be in connection with people across our communities. We are spiritually changed when we help others; and others are spiritually changed when we come along side them to work in mission, mercy and justice. For about 50 years United Methodists have offered a framework for people to engage in short-term mission locally, nationally, and globally. Our primary purpose is to live out our faith by creating long term relationships with communities throughout the world. UMVIM teams can be medical, dental, and health care volunteers. They can be construction teams or programs for children and youth (Vacation Bible School) or teach vocational skills. Volunteers are lay, clergy, young and old; all with different skills, abilities and vocations. UMVIM works with the General Board of Global Missions. More info at umvim.org.