Staying Connected 4.11.19

Posted By vermonthills on Apr 11, 2019 | 0 comments

This Sunday is Palm Sunday Kids are encouraged to attend and participate in our palm processional!

Moving Party! Pastor Bo and CJ closed on their new house yesterday. Bo will be doing renovations and CJ is still recuperating, so they could use some help packing and moving. If you’re available to help pack this Saturday, or Monday the 15th, please email Virginia at the church office. On the 26th and 27th, the actual moving occurs. Help on Friday the 26th by moving boxes at the old place; later that afternoon help is needed at the new house. On Saturday the 27th, clean at the old place or unpack at the new. Contact the church office for addresses and more precise times. Thanks!

Photo Directory We will continue to take photos after worship on Sunday mornings through Easter. Or email a photo to the church office, if you prefer.

Scrip Sunday This Sunday, April 14, stock up! Bring your order form and your checkbook to the Fellowship Hall following worship. Your gift cards will be delivered on April 21. Consider buying cards to donate to the auction! Here’s the NEW order form:  Scrip Form 2019 Apr Questions? Contact Linda Miller at 503.929.6696

Prayer for Health and Wholeness This Sunday at 6:00 we will join together in the sanctuary to pray for health and wholeness. You may pray for yourself, or for others as an intercessor.

Easter Sunday We will be creating a flower-bedecked cross in the sanctuary. Please bring blooms from your garden that morning.

VHUMC Travelers Is Africa a “bucket list” travel destination? Africa is filled with wild life and natural beauty. The Travelers, a fun and fearless group from our church, are planning a trip in 2020. Come to the meeting on April 18 at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room for more information.

SW Hope Food Drive This food drive to benefit Neighborhood House ends this Sunday, April 14. Every dollar donated allows them to purchase FOUR pounds of food. Checks may be made out to VHUMC with SW Hope in the memo.

You’re Invited! Our Dottie is celebrating 100 years young on Saturday, May 4, 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Summerfield Club House, 10650 SW Summerfield Dr, Tigard. RSVP to Marce at 253.222.5850 or

BrainStorming with Bo Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 am in the Fireside Room — and discover just how much fun Sunday School can be! This Sunday’s topic is “R is for Radical Theology”

Auction News May the Fourth Be With You! Our biggest fundraiser of the year needs YOU for a vibrant and successful event. Your donations are needed! For an easy donation, buy gift cards this Sunday through our scrip program. The LAST DAY to donate to the auction is Monday, April 29. Also, additional help is needed for Fellowship Hall setup and kitchen duties.

Saturday, May 4:
Silent Auction 5:30-6:45 pm
Dinner 6:00-6:45 pm
Oral Auction 6:45 pm

To donate or learn more, contact Janet Zimmerdahl at 971.303.1641 or

ImBible Study Our feisty, fantastic bible study group just began the epistle of James. Join us on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room, with an optional second act at the pub afterwards.

Talk N Thought The “dynamite” ladies of TnT are reading “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover. Join them every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room and share in great conversation, snacks, and reading/discussing insightful books.

Prayer Chain Email your prayer requests to If you do not have access to email, you may call Linda Miller at 503.699.8628. The ‘Prayers of the People’ is crafted weekly from this information; please indicate if your prayer is private.

Thanks to those who have volunteered their service for this Sunday:
Liturgist: Sarita Melcher
Projectionist: Lorraine Crawford
Storyteller: Bonnie Kingston
Ushers: Bob Bothman, Bryan Cooper
Coffee: Mary Turk, Susan Zotter

Holy Week Schedule
· Sunday, Apr 14, 10:30 am Palm Sunday Service. Children and youth will be participating in the palm processional so be sure to attend
· Wednesday, Apr 17, 7:00 pm Maundy Wednesday service with music and a meal
· Friday, Apr 19, 7:00 pm Good Friday service, The Last Seven Words of Christ, a powerful hour as we journey towards the cross
· Sunday, Apr 21, 9:00 am Easter Breakfast will be served until 10:00 am
Sunday, Apr 21, 10:30 am We celebrate with worship! Invite your friends to join us!

Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:
Apr 14 Second Sunday Spiritual Practices
Apr 17 Maundy Wednesday Service
Apr 18 VHUMC Travelers Meeting
Apr 19 Good Friday Service
Apr 21 Easter Breakfast, 9:00 – 10:00 am (no BrainStorming with Bo)
Apr 21 Easter Worship, 10:30 am
May 4 Dottie Alsman’s 100th Birthday Party
May 4 Auction: May the Fourth Be With You!

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *