AVONDALE WORSHIP
Come! Worship with us Sundays at 9:30 AM.
The Worship Bulletin is sent Sunday mornings and includes the link to our service broadcast. You can also find our service on our YouTube channel.
Past services and bulletins are shared on our website under eWorship.
This Sunday
The Good Shepherd
"Sacred Sacrifice"
Ten Cents-A-Meal offering

Pass the Peace
We invite you to Pass the Peace to another Avondaler during Sunday Worship. Text/respond....
"May the peace of Christ be with you."
"And also with you."

In case you missed it..
Sun, April 18
"Make Believe" Luke 24: 36-48
Sun, April 11 - Youth Sunday
AVONDALE IN ACTION
ASAP Earth Day Lunch in the Garden
ASAP will have a gathering at noon tomorrow -Earth Day! As always, ASAP will have a prepared meal. Lunch will be outside, weather permitting. Come prepared to share any COVID-19 stories or other and to rejoice in fellowship with friends. Even though we have had vaccines, please wear a mask for safety sake.
We are excited to see everyone!
ASAP Mission: Pop Tabs
ASAP members and friends, Please bring any pop tabs collected for the Ronald McDonald House recycling program to the Family Life Center Thursday. Please continue collecting the tabs! We will deliver them in June. This is our mission project for now. See you for lunch!
ASAP Planning Team
Starting this Week
Spring Women's Bible Study
A Spring Women's Bible Study - two groups - begins April 21 & 22. For seven weeks, we will be studying the parables of Jesus, specifically the "kingdom parables."
Anyone is welcome to join! RSVP for either the in-person group or online group. Amanda is the contact.
New Member/ Inquirer Class
began yesterday
Thank you to our friends and neighbors for joining us in worship! If you are interested to hear more about Avondale, please take a moment to complete our contact form to connect with Avondale.
Lunches for Neighbors
Apr 27 & May 25 @4 PM
Spaces open for this opportunity to serve! Use the button to sign-up to help prepare meals for neighbors who are homeless and employed!
National Volunteer Week
Avondale Presbyterian Church is blessed with a wonderful church family and a beautiful church campus. We have so much to be grateful for. And we are grateful for all the people who share their time, talents and gifts to make mission possible. Visit our social media sites this week, Monday to Sunday, to view our daily #NVW celebration of Avondale steward volunteers. Please know that this list is farrrr from complete in recognizing all who make Avondale a vibrant, meaningful church community.
Youth Mission Projects
Hand-Written Cards
Send a letter to someone you have not seen in a while or someone who might be feeling alone.
Canned Food Drive
Drop-off canned food for our food drive in the white bins, we will deliver it to Loaves and Fishes
Avondale Calendar
APRIL
21- Spring Women's Bible Study begins
22- ASAP Earth Day Lunch in the Garden
22- ACC Earth Day Celebration
22- Spring Women's Bible Study begins
27- Lunches for Roof Above
27- New Member "Next Steps" Class
28- Newsletter published
29- Stewardship meets
SAVE THE DATE
VBS is July 19-23, 2021
MAY
1- World Labyrinth Day
2- Communion
3-7- ACC Teacher Appreciation
4- Taizé Prayer Service
9- Mother’s Day
9- Session monthly meeting
12- Baby Blessing Baskets gifts due
14-16- Youth Spring Retreat
16- Guest Pastor, Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson
23- Pentecost and Children’s Sunday
VOLUNTEERS
Office Coverage - Please contact Jessica if interested to help cover the office June 17-July 1, during the Youth Mission Trip.
Music Ministry - We always welcome people to join Avondale’s Choir and Handbells. Also, as we look toward going back to in-person worship, we will need AV assistance! Interested in joining our music ministry team? Please contact Rich.
Vacation Bible School - Please contact Jessica if interested in helping with VBS the week of July 19–23.
A Message from Stewardship 2021-22
Grace and Peace,
The Stewardship Committee
David Hall and Jim Flowers, Co-Chairs
Ann Gregory, Harry Greyard, John Magee,
Laura Meier, and Ted Todd
Quarterly Statements
Check your email for your statement sent last week. Printed statements were mailed to those who requested a printed statement.

Easter Gifts
We invite you to view the names of those remembered and honored at Easter time by clicking here! Your gifts help ensure Avondale offers meaningful ways to engage faith and serve others.

Memorials & Honorariums
May be given online here. Prefer to print a form? Find it here.
Ten Cents-A-Meal
$3,147 as of April 13 has been given to this ministry

Offering Plate
There are multiple ways to contribute on Sundays or give toward your pledge – via our website, send a check payable to APC, give a gift of stock, give a one-time gift, or setup a recurring gift.
AVONDALE MEMBERS
Prayer Requests: Graham Baakko & Family; Lee Ballard; Kemper Boyd; Ron Crossley; Callaway Family; Abigail Corriher; Jozsef Eyer; Kim Kirk; Gail Love; Marilyn Nolan; Tim O'Neil; Rita Outland; Tina Sanderson; Sarah Sperry; Gail Trippodo; Donnell Washington; Wilkerson Family.
Birthdays: April & May birthdays in the last newsletter.
Concerns: If you know of any member concerns or needs, please email Jim.
Directory: If you need the password, please email Caroline.
Baby Blessing Baskets & A Baby
Please return your gifts to Avondale by Wed, May 12!
Welcome!
Daniel Joseph Hayes IV
Baby Baskets
During the month of May, we celebrate with joy and anticipation the arrival of two babies within Avondale. Member Care is organizing Baby Blessing Baskets to be delivered to the families and invites us to share in the excitement by signing-up to contribute items. See the gift sign-up links under each picture above.

A Baby Born
It is with great joy that we share news of the arrival of Daniel Joseph "Dru" Hayes IV! We invite you to send notes of love and care to proud parents, Dan and Dana! If you would like to assist Member Care with providing a meal, please contact Leslie Saleeby.
Avondale Children's Center
April 22 - ACC Earth Day Celebration
The children will be beautifying our campus during their AM outside time. Bring a flower to plant, a hanging basket of flowers to hang or a bag of potting soil!
May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation
June 4 - ACC Graduation

Pictured: Is it a T-Rex?! No, it's Rev. Jim playing with the kids!
Benefiting Avondale Children's Center
Amazon Smile - .05% of your Amazon purchase goes to ACC. Our unique charity link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/56-0649274
Harris Teeter - Link your e-Vic card to Avondale Children’s Center! Go to Together in Education then login to your account then link!
FROM THE COMMUNITY
Town Hall

COVID-19 related
NOW 7 DAYS PER WEEK!
Walk-in, no appointment Pfizer vaccines all week at our Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel site.
3315 Scott Futrell Drive. 1st & 2nd doses (doesn't matter where you got your 1st).
8 AM-8 PM Mon-Thurs, 8 AM-4 PM Fri-Sun
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AVONDALE STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
As a congregation, God calls us to: 
  • Create close relationships to support a dynamic faith
  • Not only serve our neighbors but know them personally
  • Prepare the hearts of children and families to abide in Christ
  • Reduce economic inequities by breaking down barriers to education
  • Develop and demonstrate a sustaining faith
Avondale Presbyterian Church
2821 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209
Church Office: 704-333-6194
Avondale Children's Center: 704-377-6960
www.avondalepresbychurch.org