Announcements

Small Groups

Small groups have begun but you can still sign up on the patio to join a group. Groups are held all during the week so you should be able to find one that fits your needs.


 Vacation Bible School

VBS will take place at Orangewood June 6-10 from 9:00 am—12:00 pm and is open to all 5-10-year-olds.

We hope you join us for games, crafts, snacks, music and more. This year’s theme is Deep Sea Dive, which will help us take our faith in Christ deeper. There are sign-up sheets on the back table.


 VBS Volunteers

Not in the age range to attend VBS? We need volunteers!! There will be many ways you can help this year at VBS, and you can help in whatever area you would like; crafts, team leader, and many more. Contact Sammi if you are interested at orangewoodchildrenandyouth@gmail.com.

 

Volunteers for Nourish Phoenix

Our next volunteer event for Nourish Phoenix will be Monday, May 23. We will meet at the church at

8:00 am to carpool, and we should be back at the church by noon. There will be a signup sheet on the patio. If you plan on joining us for this month’s event, please sign up even if you have done so in the past so we can get a count of how many to expect.

 

Chance to Double Our Donations for Ukraine!!

The Synod of the Southwest is joining forces with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) to help support the PCUSA’s humanitarian response to the war in Ukraine. The Synod will match up to $12,500, in the aggregate, of those congregations or presbyteries in our region that donate through the Synod for the Ukrainian crisis. Your Mission committee has voted to donate $1,000 from the committee’s Undesignated Mission funds budgeted for the current year.

Any funds donated by individuals for Ukraine through June 15 will be added to the Mission funds and sent to the Synod, which will then send the donations to PDA. If you would like to contribute toward this response, please make your donation by June 15 to Orangewood, and indicate SW Synod-Ukraine in the memo line.

 

Easter Season Continues

Today is the 6th Sunday of Easter. This Sunday does not have another name. The author of your Worship Committee study book tells us that “the Gospel readings for this Sunday prepare us for the observance of the Ascension by indicating both how Christians are to live together and by recalling the promises that the departure of the Lord into heaven is to be not a denial of the Risen Christ but a new mode of that presence in our midst..” The actual Ascension of Our Lord is the 40th day of Easter, which this year is Thursday, May 26, 2022. Not having a worship service on Thursday, some denominations celebrate Ascension on the next Sunday, but Presbyterians do not.