HE IS RISEN!!

Hopefully everyone is coping with staying home.  We hope you had a wonderful Easter.  If you would like to contribute to Gardens of Divine Hope Inc. our link is Paypal.me/gardensofdivinehope.  We would really appreciate anything you can give to the church as we are not receiving monies as usual and could use you help.

Blessings, Pastor Karen

Jesus Should Be the Main Focus

You know we hear all about the political agendas in the different denominations and all the pros and cons of a particular stance, but through all of this, not one mention is made of Jesus Christ.  What are Churches for anyway, are they a social organization, a political array of stances, a means for pushing through a theological opinion, or are they a source for Jesus to bring people together in order to make them Disciples.

Our “community of faith”, in other words our church, bases its foundation, bases its gathering point, and bases it grounding on the Word of our Lord.  We have been studying the “Good Samaritan” as of late, that wonderful Disciple who stopped to help someone no one else would help.   If Jesus is at the Core of our Being, if Jesus is being trusted and we are Christ-like, if Jesus is at the top of our priorities, then we are truly Disciples.

So let all of this political nonsense, let all of this negativity and extreme publicity, no matter whether progressive or conservative, let it disappear, and allow our Jesus to be at the head of the Pulpit, at the  head of the Courtroom, at the head of the Government, and let Jesus rise among the elements of despair as we see it everywhere.

With that comfort in place, we won’t hear the verbal attacks and movements we are experiencing today.  Yes, Jesus Should Be The Main Focus!!!

Blessings, Reverend Karen

 

 

 

 

 

“MOTHER’S DAY PRAISE”

May 12th is “Mother’s Day”, a time when we reflect on the wonderful support and love our Mothers always give us.  It is a time when we reflect on the good, the gracious and the glory of God as he has given us the beautiful and wondrous gift of our Mothers.  Join us on Sunday as we reflect the “Word” in the “Give, Good, and Grace” of our Mothers in today’s society.

I, as a Pastor, lost my Mom last year.  We really never lose our Moms in our heart, she will always be there for me.   They love us no matter what our circumstances and they love us in times of trouble, challenge and untruth.

Let this day of Mother’s Day be a time of true Grace for you.  We have two services, one at 9:30 a.m. at Washington Street Community Center, 809 So Washington Street, in Central Denver and we have another at 1:00 p.m. at Brookdale Senior Living Center at 150 Quebec Street.  We will see you there!!!

 

Blessings, Pastor Karen

 

 

THE LAYING OF THE PALMS

Join us this Sunday, April 14th for the “Laying of the Palms” at 150 Quebec Street in Denver, Colorado, at 1:00 p.m.  This is our SPECIAL PALM SUNDAY SERVICE and should be beautiful.  Also join us at 809 Washington Street, at 9:30 a.m. for this Special Service at Washington Street Community Center, for those of you who are morning people.

In June we will have three services, one at 9:30 am. at WSCC, one at 1:00 pm at Washington Park UMC, 1955 E Arizona Avenue and one at 3:00 pm. at Brookdale Senior Living Center.  So we are trying to accommodate you in your busy lives, let us have the chance to encourage you to live with Jesus on a continuous basis.

We look forward to your joining us at one of our services.

 

 

WE ARE ON THE MOVE

They say if people don’t come to your church, then you should go to them.  That is exactly what we are doing, we are “going to them”.  Even though we are still pivoted at 1955 East Arizona Avenue in Denver, we have expanded to 150 Quebec Street, a Nursing Home/Retirement Facility where we perform Worship Services at 1:00 p.m. on Sundays.   We facilitate Worship Service on the second floor of the Nursing Home in the Event Center.  All are welcome.

We also facilitate a “Spiritual Studies” Book Club on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the 150 Quebec Street address.

Even though we will continue at the Retirement Center/Nursing Home, starting the first of April, 2019, we will have Worship Services at 9:30 a.m. at 809 So Washington Street, Denver, CO 80209.  We will have services every Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. time.  With Easter, Resurrection Sunday, coming, the timing couldn’t be better.  This location is a Community Center offering all types of activities and we feel we can pull in new members and participation by just being there.  We are also going to assist them with their community garden and flowers.

For most of our Special Events, we will continue at 1955 East Arizona Avenue in Denver.

Please join us at a convenient time for you.  You are always welcome and bring your friends.

Blessings, Pastor Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

This is the question as we enter 2019, what can be next?  What does our Lord have waiting for us at the beginning of a New Year as we say “goodbye” to 2018.  Join us for an uplifting experience as we venture into 2019.

See you Sunday at “HIGH NOON”, 12:00 p.m. at 1955 East Arizona Avenue, in Washington Park, Colorado.

Blessings, Pastor Karen

ADVENT SEASON OF HOPE, PEACE, JOY AND LOVE

IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN WE CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF CHRIST AS HE GIVES US THE EVERLASTING JOY AND PEACE. VISIT US ON SUNDAY FOR A TIME OF ADVENT LOVE AT HIGH NOON, 12:00 P.M., FOR A TIME OF HOPE, PEACE, JOY AND LOVE. WE WILL MEET AT 1955 EAST ARIZONA AVENUE IN WASHINGTON PARK, THAT BEAUTIFUL PARK IN DENVER, COLORADO.

“FORGIVENESS”

Are you able to forgive someone for what they have done to you? Are you able to forget but not forgive? Join us on Sunday, November 11, 2018 to hear the message given by Reverend Karen W. Schneider as she explains how Jesus would approach these questions.

We meet at 1955 East Arizona Avenue in the beautiful Washington Park area of Denver, Colorado. HIGH NOON is the time, 12:00 p.m. (Lunchtime) – forget lunch and come to our service, we will feed you.

Forgive your neighbor, forgive your loved ones and forgive yourself.

Blessings, Pastor Karen Schneider

“SPIRITUAL SCENTS”

If you are like me, you feel the excitement, you focus in on the atmosphere in its beauty and delight, and you soul dive into the wonderful time of the year. From this point on, we will be experiencing the scents and love of the holidays, of Halloween, of Thanksgiving and, of course, Christmas in its glitter and show.

Gather with us on Sunday, October 28th for a time of fellowship, friendship and worship with our Savior, Jesus Christ. Gather with us at 12:00 p.m., High Noon, for a middle of the day celebration of his life. Gather with us at 1955 East Arizona Avenue and enjoy the meditation, the stillness, the quiet and the escape from the everyday life of the outside.

See you Sunday, and be prepared to enjoy the scents of the season.

Blessings, Pastor Karen

“Submitting to our Lord” and loving every minute of it.”

Last Sunday we talked about submitting to our Lord, and we mean FULL SUBMISSION. This means committing your soul, mind, and body to Jesus and to perform his services as he asks. This is a strong mission. This Sunday we will discuss the Love of our Lord by hearing it from three different people. Submitting to the Lord takes a full commitment….if you are ready to do this, come and see us.

We welcome all people, love all people, and worship will all people.

Blessings, Pastor Karen