Peninsula MCC's 9th Anniversary!
And no celebration would be complete without you!
(Psst... more information here.)
Upcoming Events
Thu, Apr 17: Maundy Thursday service at 7:30pm.
Fri, Apr 18: Good Friday service at noon (drop in).
Sun, Apr 20: Easter Sunday, spread the word, invite your friends (strangers too!)
Fri, May 2: PMCC assists at Dia de los Nino's (Childrens Day) with Puente de la Costa Sur, 5:15 in Pescadero.
Sat, May 10 PMCC Annual Rummage Sale! (bring donated items to church on May 4th)
Sat, May 31: 9th Anniversary Celebration, 50's Style!
Join Us for Easter!
Rev. Terri J. Echelbarger
Thursday, 17 April 2014
The grass never sleeps.
Or the rose.
Nor does the lily have a secret eye that shuts until morning.
Jesus said, wait with me. But the disciples slept.
The cricket has such splendid fringe on its feet,
and it sings, have you noticed, with its whole body,
and heaven knows if it even sleeps.
Jesus said, wait with me. And maybe the stars did, maybe
the wind wound itself into a silver tree, and didn’t move,
maybe
the lake far away, where once he walked as on a
blue pavement,
lay still and waited, wild awake.
Oh the dear bodies, slumped and eye-shut, that could not
keep that vigil, how they must have wept,
so utterly human, knowing this too
must be a part of the story.
"Gethsemane," By Mary Oliver

Dear Peninsula MCC Friend:

We are entering the last few days before our Easter celebrations. I hope you'll plan to join us Sunday at 12:30. Feel free to show off an Easter Bonnet! The Choir has been working hard and we'll have guest musicians on the bass and drums. Members of College Heights will even be singing along. It's going to be awesome. Bring a potluck dish to share for afterwards, and don’t forget your Change for Change (spare change), which we'll be contributing that to Home and Hope. Thank you to all those who purchased lilies for Sunday, we’ll be sending the proceeds (nearly $500) to our denomination, supporting MCC churches all over the world.

Parking: Please note that it's OK to park in the shopping center lot as long as it is in front of closed businesses. It's just a short walk up the hill to PMCC. If you're a regular, consider saving some space in the upper lot for those who are visiting, differently abled, or bringing heavy food items.

Plan to be present for Holy Week! Easter is so much sweeter if we take the whole journey.

Thursday, April 17th is Maundy Thursday and we join College Heights for their service at 7:30pm.

Friday, April 18th, noon, Sharon (our intern) has devised a wonderful experience (come between noon and 12:45pm and join us) and then at 7:00pm, an evening service with special choir performances from the Congregational Church of San Mateo, College Heights and PMCC (the service is at our place).

Please do this survey: There is a group of San Mateo County residents (including myself) that is working to create California's first County LGBT Commission and we are asking for your help. We need input to create the base of support that will guide the Commission's work. If you are a resident of San Mateo County, Can you take 10 - 15 minutes to fill out the LGBT Commission Petition and Survey? Only a zip code is required to participate. Feel free to pass it on.

The week following Easter (April 27th) we are celebrating Earth Day, so plan now to bring your empty ink cartridges for recycling. We can take some cell phones and digital cameras and other electronics. Check the list before bringing.

Blessings,

Rev. Terri J. Echelbarger
Senior Pastor, Peninsula MCC

This Easter will be the 10th for PMCC. It's hard to believe time has gone by so quickly. I am so thankful for the community we are building together. Please consider a special gift for this important occasion. We've raised $4,000 of Rev. Terri's $5000 goal! A gift of any amount will help keep PMCC strong and growing. Just click here to make your gift.