Online Education Classes
Wellshire Church online adult education based on Jill Duffield’s Lent in Plain Sight devotional.
In lieu of our regular classes, Revs. Julia Fenn and Rolfe Granath will be posting video messages with thoughts on Lent in Plain Sight on the Wellshire YouTube channel. Engage through the comments section.
Helping Schmitt Families
This is a strange time we’re living in. As we are pulled physically apart from our Wellshire community, it’s important to know that our call to serve and love still exists.
With the closure of schools last week, the Schmitt Elementary students are now spending their time at home playing and learning. Thankfully, Denver Public Schools continues to offer breakfast and lunch for those students in need who can get to a few designated sites. However, there are many Schmitt families who cannot travel, or need more support than just food. We have been in touch with our partners at Schmitt Elementary and they have identified 20 families with especially high needs at this time. We now have a wonderful opportunity to serve them while maintaining our social distance.
Blessing Boxes: add a few extra items to your grocery list or Amazon delivery, then drop these items at the door step of a Schmitt family during a designated time. Items can include:
- non-perishable food items
- paper products (TP, paper towels)
- cleaning supplies
- coloring or art supplies
- letters of support or drawings from your children
Sign up here. Just like with the Hunger Task Force Christmas baskets, you’ll receive the address and phone number of the family to coordinate the drop off (while maintaining distance!).
A Service Around the Table
Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples, and his commandment that they love one another. While we are unable to gather together in person this year, a liturgy is provided for you to remember this holy meal and holy commandment in your home.
You may lead the liturgy yourselves through the script and instructions below, or you may use a video available here. You may also choose to videoconference with others to observe this time and share this meal “virtually.” If you choose to lead the liturgy yourselves, two hymns are available on the Wellshire YouTube channel to play during the meal. If you choose to use the video to lead, the hymns are included there.
The service is designed to take place around your own dinner table, prepared with love and care.
Easter Prayer Vigil
We will conduct the Easter Prayer Vigil from our homes. Since the church building is closed until further notice, we encourage you to sign-up for a prayer time-slot (see below) and pray from home at the scheduled time.
Just as Jesus invited his disciples to pray and watch with him the night before he was arrested (Matthew 26), we invite the Wellshire community to join in a vigil of prayer for 40 hours, representing the time between Jesus’ death until His resurrection on Easter morning. This is a wonderful and meditative way to prepare for the celebration of Easter – in prayer and reflection for our community, world, and the expectation of God’s kingdom breaking into ours. The goal is to have continuous prayer throughout the vigil so we’d like to have multiple people (or families) sign-up for each time slot. You can sign up online below.
Request A Prayer
During the Easter Prayer Vigil
All Wellshire members are invited to join in the Easter Prayer Vigil. Beginning on Good Friday afternoon and going through sunrise on Easter Sunday, we will pray from our homes. Click here to sign-up to pray.
Have a prayer request for the Easter Prayer Vigil?
Click here and fill out the form.
One Great Hour of Sharing
For over 70 years, One Great Hour of Sharing has provided Presbyterians a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need around the world.
Typically received during the season of Lent, each gift to One Great Hour of Sharing supports efforts to assist in areas of disaster through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
Parenting Safe Children Workshop
NOTICE: The in-person workshop has been cancelled. Sign-up below to receive the online course.
Register at parentingsafechildren.com to be empowered to keep children safe from sexual abuse through practical tools learned at this life-changing workshop.
In the Parenting Safe Children workshop, you will learn:
- What makes children and their families vulnerable to sexual assault
Grooming behaviors that precede sexual assault
- Language to talk with your children about sex and sexual development
- Language to speak with your children’s caregivers about body safety
- Body Safety Rules every child should know to decrease vulnerability
- Why forcing your child to hug a grandparent or loved one could make them more vulnerable to sexual assault in the future
- How to build a Prevention Team™ of caregivers
Evergreen Chorale and Orchestra
Due to COVID-19, this concert has been CANCELLED
April 4 | 7:30 pm
The Evergreen Chorale and orchestra under the direction of Christine Gaudreau will present Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in the Sanctuary. Tickets available at ovationwest.org.