King of Peace MCC Matters
April 28, 2021


May 2, 2021

5th Sunday of Easter
Worship Online at 10AM


Sermon title: "How Is Your Connection?"
Sacred Text: John 15:1-8


Sunday Song List:
(click on song title to listen)








A Word from the Interim Pastor
It has been challenging to stay connected to our loved ones during the pandemic. We have needed to be intentional about calling, texting and using this new mode of connection called Zoom. But the effort utilized is well worth the outcome. To hear a familiar voice and see a beautiful face, even on a screen, has been a Godsend in a time where we have been isolated.
 
Not being able to meet in person for worship has also taken its toll on us. Watching service on Facebook is not the same as being in the sanctuary for sure. But I have been grateful for the opportunity that Facebook has allowed for us to experience worship and provide a sense of community by using the chat box during worship. You can say “Good morning” to more people than you would be able to get to on a Sunday morning. Maybe you have learned to use the chat box to say Amen! or Praise God! or to share a prayer concern.
 
Our scripture from John 15 reminds us that Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. As branches it is our responsibility to stay connected to the vine. Jesus says to us, “Remain in me, and I will remain in you.” (John 15:4a) This Sunday we will look at our connection to the vine and discover ways we can remain in Jesus. 

Blessings,
Rev. Renae

This Week at KoP
Upcoming Activities
As a way to get to know Rev. Renae and for her to get to know the people of King of Peace, you are invited to Sunday in the Park with the Pastor. This Sunday, May 2, from 1-3 pm weather permitting, Rev. Renae would like for you to meet her at Seminole Park (3rd Ave N & 29th St N). Bring a beverage, bring a chair, wear your mask and spend some time with the Pastor. If you have any questions, please email RevRenae@churchstpetersburg.org.

Join Jeremiah for a time of (virtual) Prayer of Praise on Wednesday, May 5th at 7 pm on our Facebook page. If you need a mid-week break to commune with God, this is just for you!

We are collecting pictures for our special Mother's Day presentation on Sunday, May 9th. So please send pictures of your mothers and mother figures to tim@churchstpetersburg.org, including their names. If you don't know how to scan your pictures, we are more than happy to help. Just drop them off at the church office Monday through Thursday, 10 am-2 pm. Deadline to be a part of this is Wednesday, May 5th.

Have you heard our big news? We are planning to open for IN-PERSON WORSHIP starting on Pentecost, May 23rd. With masks and protocols in place, we will open to a limited number of people in the sanctuary. Stay tuned for further details about what you'll need to know and how to reserve your spot!
Total Monthly Budget for 2021: $28,666.67
Total Income for March 2021: $15,082.55

Total Weekly Budget for 2021: $6,615.38
Total Income for week of 4/18-4/24: $2,445.99

In church attendance for 4/18: 22
Online Views: 460
Class/Event Attendance: 14

Remote Giving Options with GivePlus+
There ways you can contribute to King of Peace MCC
to keep our ministry going while we are meeting online.

  • Set up automatic giving through GivePlus+ app (click here)

  • Text your contribution to GivePlus+ 727.325.5733

  • Call in your contribution to VANCO Client Services 800.675.7430

  • Mail your contribution to King of Peace MCC (3150 5th Ave No., St. Petersburg FL 33713) or you may drop it by the church office Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM - 4PM.


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Looking for Scholarship Money?

The Sonia Plotnick Health Fund (SPHF) is committed to offering financial assistance to lesbians studying to obtain a degree in a healthcare field. SPHF has partnered with St. Petersburg College (SPC) to offer a regular academic scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and/or other bona fide college expenses for students attending SPC.
 
The link below provides more details.