Platt Park Church Announcements in Denver, CO
Young Adult Ski and Mountain Weekend: March 22-24, 2019
Arrive any time after 5:30 on Friday. Checkout is late morning Sunday. Once you’re registered, location info will be emailed to you directly.
Max of 12 people. First come, first served!
Cost: $110 per person, includes lodging both nights, breakfast both mornings, some drinks and some snacks. (More meal details: Lunches and dinners will be on your own. There is a kitchen if you want to prepare your own. There’s a Safeway close by.)
Accommodations: 4 bedroom home w/ 9 beds and 4.5 baths.
Activities: Downhill skiing is on your own. There’s also Nordic skiing close by. Several are interested in tubing on Saturday afternoon (cost not included). Or just sip hot chocolate and enjoy the mountains!
Call or text Gary at 720-209-7335 or Phuc at 443-286-8997 for more info
From the Gospel of John, Chapter 20: Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. Peter and the other disciple started out for the tomb. They were both running…
That first Easter morning was a physical experience for Mary Magdalene, Peter, and John (who is the “other disciple” listed here). Out of excitement and bewilderment, they engaged their bodies in the ancient, physical act of running to and from the empty tomb.
And so, to help us engage our bodies in a physical experience of worship, Gary Aronhalt is compiling a downloadable audio experience, with music, prayers, reflections and scripture to accompany a hike/jog/run to the summit of Green Mountain, where will meet up for a bit of worship as the sun rises over our amazing city.
Sunday, April 21, 6:00 AM / Green Mountain Park, Lakewood (West Alameda Parkway Entrance) Rain or shine, sun or snow!
Further logistical details:
- There are options between 1 and 4 miles available for making your way to the summit, and then 1 to 4 miles are also possible for the hike back down.
- Sunrise is at 6:14 that morning, so the goal is to be at the radio tower by 6:00.
- Your start time will be contingent on how far and how quickly you want to go. Gary is available to help you with your specific plan, but here’s a rough guess of start times FOR HIKING up from the parking lot on West Alameda Parkway:
- 1 mile, straight up to the top, start at 5:40 am
- 1.4 miles, around east edge of Green Mountain, and then up, start around 5:15 to 5:25
- 2.25 miles, up the Hayden Trail, start at 5:00
- 4 miles, all the way around the Rooney trail and up, start at 4:45
- Times will vary for those who want to run.
- For those not familiar with the park, Gary can provide maps with routes highlighted and clarified.
- The audio file will be approximately 30 minutes long. A link will be emailed to you on Holy Saturday so you can download the file to your phone/device. On Easter morning, you will be free to listen straight through, or to stop and start the audio as you make your way up the hill, depending on how long you plan on taking to make it to the top.
Platt Park Church Women’s Retreat, Friday April 5th – Sunday April 7th at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park
Join us for a weekend away in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado! Come and enjoy a time of relaxation, celebration and transformation. Cari Jenkins, Executive Director of Urban Skye and author of Listen & Live, will lead us as we experience the voice of the Father and respond to His invitation to live in response to his words.
Join us on Good Friday, April 19, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM to celebrate the last days of Jesus’ life with a catered community meal. We will walk through the steps of the Passover meal (Seder Meal) and finish with the death of Jesus on Good Friday.
Platt Park Church is sending a team to Mexico next summer to build a house for a family in need. July 7-13, 2019. Anyone is welcome — no previous building experience necessary! We have previously taken volunteers ages 6 – 88.
For more information, please email Holly ([email protected])
Join us the first Wednesday of each month, from 6:30pm – 7:30pm, for an evening of worshipping God with song, as Charlie leads us in an hour of music. Come as you are and enter into the presence of God in whatever ways are meaningful for you. (Stand or sit, sing or be silent, rejoice or lament, dance or rest!) Please join us, and experience how ‘God inhabits the praises of His people!’ (Psalm 22:3).
(Childcare provided for infants and children 0-5 years old.)
Looking for ways to connect in our faith community? Want to find a place to serve in our church, in Denver, or even globally? Stop by the ‘Connection Table’ in the Parlor after service and learn more about the good things that are happening in our faith community! Susan Stein, (pastor of community integration & soul care) would love to chat with you and share opportunities to connect, grow and flourish at Platt Park Church! For more info, please email [email protected]
The Daily Practice: a devotional tool from Platt Park Church for developing the habit of daily time with God.
Learning to love God takes practice. Just like exercising a muscle, our hearts are trained to love from the bottom up, through the formation of our habits and practices. Discipleship is about curating our hearts to love God and the things that God loves. Forces of our culture train us to love things other than God all the time, but spiritual practices help us to be attentive and intentional about what my heart really loves and desires. Following Jesus is more a matter of hungering and thirsting than of knowing and believing and it is our habit forming practices that form our desires over time. May this daily practice tune your heart to sing His praise.
Click HERE to listen on the web, or find us wherever podcasts are available by searching for “Platt Park Church” or “Daily Practice: Time with God”.
We’re thrilled to offer #CasseroleCare to our new moms, families undergoing a severe illness, and others in need! It’s a good-old fashioned meal train, where we deliver home-cooked or freshly prepared restaurant dinners. Service opportunities include meal preparation, delivery, or simply donating a gift card from your favorite fast casual restaurant! Please indicate #CasseroleCare on your comment card, or contact Marcie Everett at [email protected] for additional details.
Stay connected with everything here at Platt Park Church! You can access sermons, events, and give, right through our church app. Just go to your phone’s app store, search for Platt Park Church, and download. Or click here: https://ppcdenver.echurchapps.
The APPLE TREE CLOSET is open for shopping! Beautiful, upscale women’s clothing, shoes and accessories are regularly donated to us by Common Threads on South Pearl and you can purchase them for a fraction of their original price. Students and those with low income can even shop for free! The proceeds from this ministry benefit our Benevolence/Blessing Fund. Come check it out on the lower level! (Due to space limitations we are no longer accepting donated items from the congregation).
Are you interested in staying connected with our ministry partnership in Nepal? Let us know! We would love to include you on our monthly ministry update email newsletter. To be added, please fill out a connection card via paper or via our app, or email us at [email protected].
Did you know that our church has a “Blessing Team?’” This is a group of dedicated individuals who are available to help meet the needs of people in our faith community. Our role is to support and encourage through a variety of means such as providing meals, financial assistance, visitation and prayer. Do you know of someone in need? Please let us know. Contact Carol Schmidt at [email protected]