We are captured by some ineffable sense of You:
in the bursting into bloom of a dogwood,
a flock of birds swooping in the sky,
in a quiet gathering of chosen family,
in peoples who say, "We will not be moved!"
In those moments, we are given to sense You
alive, present, embodied , loving and true
living through us, your queer Hosanna people.
Dear Peninsula MCC Friend:
It was more a march than parade, an uprising, a popular movement. People shouting in the streets as Jesus rode the pack animal (one version says a colt, another a donkey), toward Jerusalem. "Blessed be the one who comes!" They yearned for a leader, a freedom fighter - and on Sunday we recall just how excited they were about that. Of course, we already know they will be disappointed quite soon, when he is arrested. When their dreams are seemingly thwarted.
Join us on Sunday for Sharon Henry's last Sunday with us, she'll be preaching. We'll take a moment to recognize her ministry, and bless her as she becomes the ministerial leader of MCC Russian River.
The final meeting for the Reading the Bible in 90 Days challenge is Wed. April 1 - what a wonderful, frustrating, intense, joyful and enlightening time we've had.
Don't miss our Holy Week events on April 2 and 3 (details below) and them come celebrate on Easter Sunday! We'll have our Easter Potluck following worship - it's always a festive time.
Rev. Terri J. Echelbarger
Senior Pastor, Peninsula MCC
P.S. Tickets have just gone on sale for our 10th Anniversary Event! Click here.
Sunday, March 29, Palm Sunday, Sharon Henry Preaching (her last Sunday with us). 11am, Bible in 90 Days, meets in Pine Room.
Wednesday, April 1: ALL Bible in 90 Day participants meet at PMCC to Celebrate!
Thursday, April 2: 7:30 pm – Maundy Thursday gathering.
Friday, April 3: Noon – 3, Traditional watch hours at PMCC, and 7pm Service at PMCC. 7pm – Evening Good Friday Service at PMCC/CHC (other churches joining us).
Sunday, April 5 – Happy Easter! 12:30 Service followed by Community Potluck
Saturday, April 11 – PMCC Women Gather: We'll visit the Legion of Honor museum to see the exhibit "High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection." Meet at the church at 9:00 AM to carpool, or meet us at the museum around 9:45-10:00 AM. If you choose to buy your ticket ahead of time, make sure you choose the 10:00 AM entry time on April 11. As usual we have some "scholarship" funds so let Clara know if you would like to take advantage of them.
Sunday, April 12: The Rev. Victor Floyd (former intern) returns for an update and guest sermon! "Doubt: Superpower of Faith"
Sunday, April 19: Andrew Minko Preaching. Earth Day, bring your ink cartridges for recycling or any of the other items found here.
Saturday, May 9: The annual PMCC Rummage Sale!
Saturday, June 6, 5:30-10:30pm: Peninsula MCC's 10th Anniversary Party! The theme is Hollywood and there's plenty of time to shop for Red Carpet attire. We hope many people from the past 10 years will celebrate with us. For tickets click here.
Saturday, June 13: San Mateo Pride.