walk the walk 2014
The Walk the Walk Program is an opportunity for each of us to grow in our relationship with Christ as we engage in spiritual practices.
a spiritual practice in the area of service to the world
This program is designed to be adaptable to your individual needs, and we believe it will help each of us grow as a disciple of Christ. The options listed above are not exhaustive. Be creative with your practices!
You are invited to
Guilford Park Presbyterian Church’s
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday April 19 at 11am
2100 Fernwood Dr.
Join us for cotton candy and the Easter Bunny!
Children through 5th grade will be separated into age groups for hunting eggs. Parent supervision is required. Spectators are welcome. Bring your own baskets!
HOLY WEEK: April 13-20
Greensboro Urban Ministry: GPPC will be leading the Worship Service on Wednesday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. The Men's Choirs from GPPC and Providence Baptist will be leading the music and Jo Owens will be preaching. Contact Mike Sasser at 708-0062 if you have any questions.
Prime Timers’ March luncheon is Thursday, April 17 at 12 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The program GPPC staff (Bill Allred: music, Jo Nygard: greeting and prayer, and Janet Dawson: health). The menu is ham, sweet potatoes, etc. ($6 cash). Sign up sheet on the Senior’s board.
Maundy Thursday, April 17: This service, held at 7 p.m., remembers Jesus' last day with his disciples. It is when Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, and we will celebrate the sacrament together. This year we will journey with Jesus into the garden, traveling into the darkness with him. The Rev. Jo Nygard Owens will be preaching and dancing.
Good Friday, April 18 at 12:00 noon, we’ll gather in the sanctuary and then the columbarium area for a brief service that focuses on Jesus’ life-giving death for the world. As a symbol of God’s cleansing love, we will burn the names and sins collected during Lent. Join Dr. Jeff Paschal as he leads us through this service.
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. Children through 5th grade are welcome to hunt for eggs in age appropriate groups on the church grounds. Bring your own basket! We are accepting donations of candy for the eggs now.
Easter Sunday, April 20: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Celebrate the joy of Easter at our 9 and 11 a.m. services. Both services will feature special musical offerings by our choirs and guest musicians. The 11 a.m. service will also welcome guest instrumentalists and the Children’s choir. Dr. Jeff paschal will be preaching.
Flowering the Cross: Bring flowers to decorate the cross outside the front glass doors on Easter Sunday, April 20. Help us make a beautiful cross that signifies that Christ is Risen!
Church Office is closed on Monday, April 21st in observance of Easter.
New Member Classes will be held on four successive Sundays, April 27, May 4, 11 and 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the pastor’s office. Please join us.
Middle and High School Sunday School classes would like to "walk the walk" by sending care packages to our GPPC members serving in the military (active duty or not). Challenge yourself to bring in an item(s) each week that you come to Sunday School. Let's show these young men, who grew up in our youth group, our appreciation for their service to our country! Items will be collected until April 27. Examples: gum, mints, candy (non melting kind) snacks (nonperishable) game and puzzle books, magazines, dice, newspapers, playing cards, small games, toothbrushes, disposable razors, bar soap, and protein bars. NO liquids. Soldiers: Joel McGhee, Chris McGraw, and Doug Berg (Note items for Doug need to withstand rough handling and excessive heat) Cards and notes of gratitude and encouragement are also welcome!
Walk the Walk Lenten Food Challenge: Food insecurity is real for one in four children in our community. One in four. In Guilford County alone, over 26,000 children lack access at times to enough food for an active, healthy life … Food insecurity may reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between important basic needs such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate food. This is Week Six of our Lenten Food Challenge. Remember to bring ONE item of food for EVERY person in your family, EVERY time you come to church during Lent.
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Contemporary Service - 9:00 a.m.
Traditional Service - 11:00 a.m.
Who is This?
Dr. Jeff Paschal
Observing a Holy Lent
Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lengten, which means "lengthen." The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter, a period of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others. Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a "mini-Easter" and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.
Service In the World
As we "Walk the Walk" in 2014, one of our commitments is to service in the world. A particular focus of Lent, along with reflection and prayer, is also service. We mark the 40 days of Lent because Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness without food before beginning his ministry. The Israelites wandered 40 years in the wilderness, hungry and learning to trust God to provide food. The physical cycle of hunger and being fed is an integral part of our faith history. Feeding the poor is one of the ways we remember and celebrate God's provision to God's people, and obey Jesus' commandment to feed the hungry.
APRIL 17 MAUNDY THURSDAY This service, held at 7 p.m., remembers Jesus' last day with his disciples. It is when Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, and we will celebrate the sacrament together. This year we will journey with Jesus into the garden, traveling into the darkness with him. The Rev. Jo Nygard Owens will be preaching and dancing.
APRIL 18 GOOD FRIDAY Through his suffering, death, and resurrection, Jesus frees us from our sins. We will remember this freedom as we burn our Lenten offerings in our service held in the Columbarium. Join Dr. Jeff Paschal at noon as he leads us through this service.
APRIL 20 EASTER SUNDAYChrist is risen! He is risen indeed! Celebrate the joy of Easter at our 9 and 11 a.m. services. Both services will feature special musical offerings by our choirs and guest musicians. The 11 a.m. service will also welcome guest instrumentalists and the Children’s choir. Dr. Jeff paschal will be preaching.