King of Peace MCC Matters
May 11, 2022

Sunday, May 15, 2022

4th Sunday after Easter

Sermon Title: "Do Overs and Second Chances"

Sacred Text: John 21:9-17

Worship (in-person and online) at 11:15 AM

A Word from Rev. Renae
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just need a do over and a second chance to do better. Many of the disciples also needed a second chance. Remember Thomas who proclaimed that unless he sees Jesus and touches his nail scarred hands, he would not believe that Jesus had risen from the dead? Jesus gave him a second chance to believe. Remember James and John who wanted a guaranteed spot of honor when Jesus came into his glory? When Jesus died, they were nowhere to be found, hiding in fear that the same thing that happened to Jesus would happen to them. But the resurrection of Jesus means that they got a do over…a second chance.

Then there is Peter, who is the main character of our Sunday scripture. He, too, is in need of a do over. The one who denied knowing Christ three times, needs a second chance. And Jesus not only offers him a second chance but re-commissions him. Is there an area in your life where you need a do over? Join us on Sunday as we learn about the gift of do overs and second chances. 

Blessings,
Rev. Renae
Updated Safety Protocols for In-person Worship
Masks are optional for all those fully-vaccinated. If you have not been fully-vaccinated, we ask that you please continue to wear your mask.

In terms of physical contact, please be sensitive and respect everyone's personal wishes.

If you don't feel well, we ask you to please stay home. This includes fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Upcoming Activities
All you early risers, join King of Peace for our monthly Breakfast Club tomorrow, Thursday, May 12th at 9 am at Parkside Cafe (8180 49th St. N., Pinellas Park). Come make some new friends and enjoy the best meal of the day! Everybody's welcome!
Our next monthly (virtual) Board of Directors' Meeting will take place this Tuesday night, May 17th at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Click on the Zoom link here.
If you like to sing, join us tomorrow night, Thursday, May 12th at 7 pm. We will meet in the sanctuary and make a joyful noise to the Lord! If you have any questions, email jeremiah@churchstpetersburg.org.
Join us in the Fellowship Hall (the building to the left, just before you get to the Sanctuary) every Sunday from 10:30-11 am. With your help, we will now offer refreshments every week. If you can, please bring some snacks to share on your designated Sunday. We could also use a few more team members to help with set up and tear down. If you are interested, please see Dwayne Shepherd.
The next meeting of our Pride Team will be on Thursday, May 19th at 6 pm in the Choir Room (beside the staff offices). If you are unable to attend in person, but would still like to join, click the Zoom link here. If you have any other questions, email revrenae@churchstpetersburg.org. This is one of the greatest ways for us to get the word out about the Good News that we have to share. We hope you'll help us show our pride for KoP out in the streets and let our community know that God adores them...just the way God created them!
As we prepare for our future, it's time for us to look at who God is calling us to be and who we are called to serve in our community. Join us on Saturday, May 21st from 9 am- Noon, (for the first of a few sessions) as we begin exploring our mission and vision and "Discovering God's Direction" for King of Peace. The work we will do in these sessions will in turn help us determine the kind of pastor we will search for. To RSVP, email melanie@churchstpetersburg.org or sign up in the foyer. A light breakfast will be served.
Are you interested in becoming a member of King of Peace? Our next Membership Class will take place on Sunday, May 22nd at 12:30 pm (after worship). If you just want to know more about MCC, you can come too. Please RSVP by emailing melanie@churchstpetersburg.org. Lunch will be provided.
Psalms, Photography, and Prayer
May 25, June 1, 8, & 15 at 11 am

Beginning Wednesday, May 25th at 11 am, Rev. Lorraine will be leading a Spiritual Enrichment class entitled Psalms, Photography and Prayer. The in-person class will include the study of some of the psalms, each person doing some photography, and writing short prayers. You can sign up in the foyer or by emailing revlorraine@churchstpetersburg.org.
We are collecting pictures for our special Father's Day presentation on Sunday, June 19th. So please send pictures of your fathers and father 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, 9 am-5 pm or bring them with you to church on Sunday. Deadline to be a part of this is Sunday, June 5th.
Any Tampa Bay Rays fans out there? Join King of Peace at Tropicana Field on Saturday, June 4th at 4:10 pm for the annual Pride Night with the Tampa Bay Rays (vs Chicago White Sox)! For $30 you will get preferred seating and a Rays Pride hat, and we'll get a shout out to King of Peace on the big screens! If you'd like to go, sign up in the foyer or email melanie@churchstpetersburg.org. Payments for your tickets and deadline to sign up is Sunday, May 22nd!
Do you know of anyone within our congregation who might need some congregational care or for us to offer their name in prayer during Sunday service? If so, please email revlorraine@churchstpetersburg.org.
Every 3 years, MCCers from around the world gather for General Conference. This year, in light of the pandemic, General Conference will be virtual July 1st-3rd. Worship services are free, however to attend the workshops and hear the Keynote Speakers, you need to register. Because it is online, you will have 6 months to watch all the workshops and speakers...and this is the cheapest General Conference you'll ever be able to attend (no hotel room required!) The cost is $300. You can register here. You will not want to miss this amazing opportunity!
Help Raise Funds for Efforts in Ukraine
MCC's Global Justice Institute is collecting money for much needed support for those in Ukraine. After much consideration, they have chosen to partner with two individuals working with efforts on the ground that they were able to verify. One has to do with technology. Night vision drones are needed to find safe times for fleeing and to get supplies to those hiding. The second is to care for those who are wounded and need medical access or emergency care. They are putting together backpacks with supplies to save up to 10 lives. If you are able to donate to their efforts, click here. The Global Institute raises funds through MCC of New York. Just click "Ukraine Support" on the drop down box.
Buy from Amazon, Give Back to King of Peace
If you are someone who likes to shop on Amazon, did you know that you could purchase things and have King of Peace receive a percentage of donation based on your purchase? Go to smile.amazon.com and fill out the information to have King of Peace MCC be your charitable organization.
Total Monthly Budget for 2022: $21,667
Total Income for April 2022: $18,655.88

Total Weekly Budget for 2022: $5,000
Total Income for week of 5/1-5/7: $2,423.99

In-Person attendance for 5/1: 96
Facebook Live attendance for 5/1: 26
Online Views: 273

Class/Event Attendance: 6

Remote Giving Options
with VANCO Mobile

King of Peace has an exciting new way for you to give! In our continual effort to make giving easy for you, we are offering a new option and rolling out a new app called VANCO Mobile. This mobile app is accessible on your phone or tablet anywhere you are! Best yet, it is easy to use! Or you can access their website at Vancopayments.com. For instructions on how to do this, click here.

If you have any questions about this or need some help, call the church office and ask for Melanie or send her an email at melanie@churchstpetersburg.org.

Here are a few other ways to give your tithes/offerings to King of Peace:

  • Call in your contribution to VANCO Client Services 800.675.7430

  • Mail your contribution to King of Peace MCC (5995 Dr MLK Jr St. S, St. Petersburg FL 33705) or you may drop it by the church office Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM - 4PM.


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