This Sunday is Palm Sunday!
In This Bulletin:
Holy Week Schedule & Upcoming Events
Sunday School Food Drive, Table of Grace, & Help for Ukraine
April Birthdays & Prayers of the Church Family
Scripture: Luke 19:28-40
Sermon: “Full to the Brim: Even the Stones Cry Out"
Sunday Worship is at 10:30 -- at Purdys on the first Sunday, and at Katonah the remaining Sundays -- and also on Zoom (email email@example.com for Zoom info) as well as the church Facebook page.
The artwork to the left, "Even the Stones Cry Out," is by Lauren Wright Pittman, and is inspired by the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem which we commemorate on Palm Sunday. The artist says, "In this piece there are three stones bordered in gold to reference the voice of God, the truth that will not be quelled. Down the sides of the image are the Pharisees or the “silencers” in postures of quieting judgment...I left the silencers simplified and unfinished to signify that their attempts at diminishing the truth would ultimately and always be in vain.
Upcoming & Ongoing Events
•Prayer Circle is every Wednesday from 12-1, offered on Zoom and Facebook Live.
•"Faithful Lent: Connecting the Practices of Lent and Anti-Racism" meets on Wednesdays from 7-8 pm over Zoom, through April 13, along with the three other churches
in our Cooperative Parish.
•This week's Sunday School lesson, "Jesus Enters Jerusalem," will be taught by Lori Corradino.
•Virtual fellowship hour is held on Sunday evenings at 7 pm, using the same Zoom information that's used for worship.
Save the Date
Holy Week Schedule:
Ecumenical Palm Sunday Parade on April 10. Meet at the old train station (Peppino's Restaurant) in Katonah at 9:30 am. We'll walk with palm branches down Valley Road, ending at the Green on Bedford Road by about 9:50.
Maundy Thursday, April 14 at Purdys UMC at 7:30 pm
Easter Sunrise, April 17 at the Cross River Dam at 6:30 am
Easter Sunday, April 17 at Purdys UMC at 10:30 am
Bring a flower to place on the cross on the front lawn of Purdys UMC!
Easter Egg Hunt to be held outside Purdys UMC after church!
Wednesday Evenings in Lent
On Wednesdays through April 13, we will gather from 7-8 pm on Zoom, along with the UMC of Mt. Kisco, FUMC Brewster, and Drew UMC of Carmel, to learn together from GCORR's (General Commission on Religion and Race) latest study, "Faithful Lent: Connecting the Practices of Lent and Anti-Racism." This week's topic will be facilitated by Pastor Kate Reynolds.
Giving & Service
Sunday School Food Drive
Table of Grace
Table of Grace is back to offering a hot, sit-down lunch every Saturday at the First UMC of Brewster. The mission of Table of Grace is to offer nourishment to anyone who is hungry physically or spiritually, or both. If you can help some Saturday to prepare and/or serve lunch, using food and supplies that have been provided by the Hudson Valley Food Bank, contact Bonnie Hyatt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help for Ukraine
Rev. John Calhoun, an elder in the New York Annual Conference and former missionary to Ukraine, has shared that United Methodists are on the ground responding to this human-caused disaster and caring for the Ukrainian refugees who are fleeing. Through The Advance, the donation platform of the UMC Board of Global Ministries, there are two ways that you can give in support of these efforts:
1. Advance #14053A: Eurasia In Mission Together -- Ukraine and Moldova. Donations to this Advance account will be quickly transferred to the bank account of the UMC of Ukraine, which has a system in place to receive these donations, put them to immediate use, and provide reporting on the usage of these funds. To donate, make your check payable to either Katonah or Purdys UMC, and mark Advance #14053A in the memo line, or go to: Eurasia in Mission Together.
2. Advance #982450: UMCOR International Disaster Response. Donations to this Advance account will be directed to UMCOR, which is already partnering with agencies on the ground in Eastern and Central Europe to assist those displaced by the fighting. Donations to this account should be designated "for Ukraine." To donate, make your check payable to either Katonah or Purdys UMC, and mark Advance #982450 in the memo line, or go to: UMCOR International Disaster Response.
Donald R. Kellogg Memorial Scholarship
The Donald R. Kellogg Memorial Scholarship recognizes individuals who selflessly serve and contribute to the Katonah community through their actions, fellowship and commitment to service. Don Kellogg was a “quiet doer” in the community – a man dedicated to his family and Katonah that served in a number of local organizations, always willing to lend a hand and give of himself.
Members of the Katonah United Methodist Church and the Kellogg family serve on this scholarship fund committee and an award commitment of $5000 has been established for the calendar year 2022. The committee is targeting a June disbursement date and two awardees to share this commitment based on the community’s response to this request.
Organizations and persons interested in rewarding an individual who has enriched our community are encouraged to read on. Scholarships will be awarded to individuals planning to enroll in either a skills training course or degree program. Nominations will be accepted through May 10. The nomination process is described below.
Sponsors should send a brief letter describing the individual’s commitment to community service supported by specific examples. The sponsor should also provide a description of the training course or degree program that the individual plans to attend, the estimated cost of the program and the sponsor’s contact information. All award decisions by the committee will be final. Scholarships will be payable directly to the student. Nomination letters can be emailed to Nina Kellogg at email@example.com or mailed to the following address by May 10:
Donald R. Kellogg Memorial Scholarship Committee
Katonah United Methodist Church
5 Bedford Road
Katonah, New York 10536
Love & Support
Heidi Fiederlein-Kesper 4/8
Stefan Swee 4/15
Melissa Boyer 4/19
Alice Walsh 4/26
Katie Gonoud 4/27
Benjamin Carminucci 4/30
Prayers of the Church Family
For Young People In Need of Help and Healing:
Aiden, Danny, Ellie, Emily, Olivia, Tucker, Lucas Chapman, Sara Reino, Stefan Spall, Jakob Wenis
For Those In Need of Help and Healing:
Wendy Archer, Justine Burzesi, Barbara Coffin, Inday Day, Sheila de Roode, Alice Elliott, Richard G, Kathy Gallagher, Carl Gioio & family, Zannie Johnson, Brian Jones, Yvonne Knudsen, Angie Lemaster, Bob M., Laure Milliot, The Murphy Family, Louis Pugh, Joe Seroka, Marja-Liisa Smith, Nicole Wilson
For Those Fighting Cancer:
Charlie, Diane, Leah, Doreen Bistany, Tom Conroy, Benny Custodio, Christine Dacey, Lois Demaio, Peter DiBart, Karen Eiler, Paul Harris, Janice Hollander, April Midin, Petie Nylund, Janet Schuman, Jason Silverman
For Those Grieving:
Loved ones of Ruth’s brother Siegfried, Susan Albanese, Christine Camarra, Ruby Chapman, Amy Doza, George Milliot, Phil Maliniak
Those Homebound, In Nursing Homes and Care Facilities:
Irene Burns, Inez Campbell, Bodo Fischer, Ernie Greenslade, Harriet Harris, Ken & Rosemary Ingersoll, Pastor Jin Kim, Lois Mold, Eleanor Murphy, Matty Oschwald, Ronald Schultzel, Mike Wenis