MARCH 14th & 15th 7:00 PM - Youth Ushers Revival.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16th 7:00 PM - Ushers Youth Prayer Service.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17th 4:00 PM - Winston-Salem State University Choir Concert here at Providence.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18th 3:00 PM - Ushers and Nurses Anniversary Program.
MONDAY, MARCH 19th 6:30 PM - Dorcas Auxiliary Meeting.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st 12NOON - Community Lenten Service, Memorial Episcopal Church.
FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd 7:00 PM - 90th Anniversary Worship Service Rev. Dr. William C. Calhoun, choir and congregation, Trinity Baptist Church.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24th 1:00 PM - Seasoned Gleamers Movie Day “Unconditional” inspired by a true story.
SUNDAY, MARCH 25th, Palm Sunday. Floral Club Bake Sale after both services. 3:00 PM - Combined Choir Cantata.
MONDAY, MARCH 26th 7:00 PM - Community Holy Week Service here at Providence; Preacher: Bishop Anthony Williams.
TUESDAY, MARCH 27th 7:00 PM - Community Holy Week Service at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church; Preacher: Co-Pastor Summers.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28th 12NOON - Community Lenten Service, Memorial Episcopal Church. 7:00 PM - Community Holy Week Service at Whitestone Baptist Church;Preacher: Rev. Frank Branch.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29th 7:00 PM - Community Holy Week Communion Service at First Abyssinia Baptist Church; Preacher: Rev. Dr. Elmore Warren.
FRIDAY, MARCH 30th 12NOON - Community Good Friday "Seven Last Words from the Cross" Service at Sharp Street U. M. Church. 7:00 PM - Providence Tenebrae Service.
SUNDAY, APRIL 1st - Easter Sunday; 6:00 AM - Son Rise, Celebrate the Risen Savior Morning Worship Service, Music by the Psalmodists of Praise; 7:30 AM - Complimentary Breakfast (Please sign sheet on table in the Narthex); 8:30 AM - Sunday Church School Program; 9:30 AM - Easter Preparation of Praise - UP Praise Team; 10:00 AM - Communion Visitation Sunday Morning Worship Service, Music by the Combined Choir.
The Deacons' Corner
"Let all things be done decently and in order"
"Forty Days to Calvary"
Lent is the Christian season of preparation before Easter. For 40 days, starting with Ash *Wednesday, believers are to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ and His suffering, sacrifice, life, death, burial, and resurrection. We are to use this time to observe a period of fasting, repentance, self-denial, and improving other spiritual disciplines. Some spiritual disciplines include: prayer, worship, reading scripture, personal reflection, abstinence, self-denial, service to others, period of silence during meditations.
During the six weeks of Lent, what sacrifice will you make? Throughout the 40 days to Calvary, many obstacles will be placed in your path by Satan. Matthew reminds us that Jesus was tempted by Satan. “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry” (Matthew 4:1-2 NKJ). However, Jesus knew how to keep Satan at bay and was able to continue His mission.
If we take on the spiritual disciplines mentioned above, they will draw us closer to God doing periods of weakness. God will hear and strengthen us. “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12: 9-10 NIV).
NOTE OF SYMPATHY: The Co-Pastors, Officers and members express sincere sympathy to the family and friends of the late Rev. Betty Marshall.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have not filled out a Personal Data Sheet, or need to update your data sheet, please see Deacon Jackie Best.
PLEASE NOTE: All women are invited to join the Women’s Day "Sister to Sister Circle" conference call line to share prayer concerns each week on Monday and Thursdays at 9:00 AM - and 7:00 PM - The dial in number is 1-641-715-0827. The ID number is 224338#.
If you are interested in making sure your church tithes get to the church on time, you can contact your bank or credit union and set up assistance in paying your bills through their Online Banking or Bill Payer Service using your PC, tablet, or smart phone; you set the amount and dates the withdrawals are to be made and they do the rest. You never have to write a check again! For questions or additional information, please contact Trustee Barbara Redman, Church Treasurer.
Balcony Usage: We are asking members and friends to please utilize the lower sanctuary first for sharing during the worship service. In the event there is an overflow in the sanctuary the balcony will be made available. Otherwise we ask that you assist us by cooperating with this request.
PLEASE NOTE: The new church email address is email@example.com.
Members who have turned in pledge cards can pick up their envelopes in the church office.
CD copies of the Sunday Worship Services are available upon request. Please fill out the request form in the church office or see any member of the Multi Media Ministry to place your order.
You are requested to notify the church office and Trustee Board of any Call Meetings or cancellation of scheduled meetings and rehearsals.