Dear Methodists of Park County and beyond,
The past month my life has taken an unexpected turn. I will be moving to Colorado to serve a church there, Smoky Hill UMC in southeastern Aurora, in late June. My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s last Fall and I struggle being so far away. These last few months he has been noticeably declining. So, mid-March I asked the Bishop if there was a church within an hour of my parents where I could serve and there was. My heart needs to be closer to my parents as we make this journey together. But it is bittersweet because I love being here in Livingston. God is at work amongst us and these churches and I enjoy the work I have been doing with the clergy and churches across the state of Montana. I have come to love you and this amazing place. And so it is hard to leave, but I am so grateful for the opportunity to be close to my family. I am still here for 2+ months and will work hard with you to make a smooth transition to your next pastoral leader. May God continue to bless all of us as we walk faithfully each day.
Palm Sunday: This Sunday we will join together for a parish-wide worship service at Grace UMC at 10:00. We will wave our palms as we celebrate Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem, then we will continue the story through the last supper and Good Friday as we head into Holy Week.
We will have a choir too! Arrive at Grace at 9 am to practice the song that will be sung during worship.
Note: If you join via Zoom it is the same zoom info, but it we start at 10:00 am.
Holy Thursday, we will have a service on Zoom this Thursday at 7:00 pm to remember the Last Supper and pray with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Here is the Zoom info: Meeting ID# 889 9872 6182 Passcode: hopelives Or you can click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88998726182?pwd=S09NOW80UkdKc0FSSmkrd3Z5UG9UUT09
Easter Sunday April 17th at 8:00/Grace, 9:30 Pine Creek/Zoom, 11:00 Holbrook. We will praise God who has power over death and life as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
What Does the Bible Say About______?
How would you fill in the blank? Reply and let me know because I will preach on your questions in May.
Ukrainian humanitarian relief donation information
As we continue to hear about the horror in Ukraine, UMCOR is in the region providing aid and resources. To date they have received 2 million dollars to provide aid. Thank you for your generosity!
Gifts to support the people of Ukraine can be made in the following ways:
· Online at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/982450
· By toll-free telephone: 888-252-6174
· By check with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068 or given at or through any United Methodist church
One hundred percent of all contributions go to help the people of Ukraine.
Luccock Park Summer Camps
Luccock will have summer camps this year for Senior High, Middlers, and Elementary youth! Registration opens April 1st. We will provide scholarships for any youth we recruit. Share this info with the children/youth in your lives. Summer Camp is a wonderful experience! You can find more information here https://luccockpark.org/umc-camps-2022
May the Lord bless you and keep you,
Park County United Methodist Ministries
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