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Weekly Note from the Pastors
God is still at work! Our teens were able to attend an out-of-state retreat (URIMON) this past week. Plans are in progress for fall children’s classes and small groups. We have a congregational meeting on Sunday to vote on funds for a new organ. Spiritual formation is taking place daily as we each respond to the Holy Spirit’s transforming work in our lives during this season of caution. Keep looking for ways that God is at work. Remember, He most often works through others—through you. By the way, Pastor Chris is taking a much-deserved vacation and will be available only in limited times throughout August.
P.S.—Let God's Word encourage you and turn you back if you are at the point of throwing in the towel on a situation. Jesus gave us the example of never giving up in Luke 18. God desires to help you. God is on your side.
Listen to my video message about "Throwing in the Towel or Trusting?" on the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH33v1iQMPE
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What's Going on at PCC?
This Sunday is Communion Sunday. If you’re worshiping at home, please prepare your own bread and cup in advance as we share in this special remembrance of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sunday Worship Service (Sundays, 10:30 am)
People are gradually returning to in-person worship while others are continuing to worship via livestream. For the foreseeable future face masks and 6-foot distancing will be the standard, but these hurdles don’t prevent us from heartfelt worship!
Spanish Language Service (Sundays, 10:00 am)
Our Hispanic congregation meets in-person in the Apex and via livestream each Sunday. We praise God for this wonderful part of our PCC family!
There will be a brief congregational meeting this Sunday, August 2, 11:45 am in the Worship Center (with overflow in the Family Life Center) to vote on the following motion: PCC authorizes the Board of Trustees to expend up to $4,000 from the PCC budget in order to supplement those donations designated to purchase a replacement organ at a cost of $29,500. Any money donated to the organ fund, after the purchase is completed, will be used to reimburse the PCC budget up to the supplemental expenditure amount that was required. Members are encouraged to attend in person or, if preferable, via Zoom. Those joining via Zoom may or may not be able to vote, depending on our tech team’s achievements by the time of the meeting.
Organ fund update: As of July 26th, the current organ fund donation level was at $25,584.75.
Fall Worship Schedule
The Vision Deacons have approved a plan to change our worship service times beginning September 13. We’ll resume a two-service schedule, with worship services at 8:45 am and 11:00 am. Sunday School classes will meet from 10:00-10:45 am. This schedule will help highlight spiritual formation opportunities for the whole family and allow time between worship services to sanitize the Worship Center.
Pittsford Bible Institute
Want to know God’s Word better? Register through your Church Center App (Events) for this fall’s course, “Hermeneutics: Faithfully Investigating and Interpreting the Bible.” With just one hour of preparation each week and regular class attendance you will earn a certificate from Evangelical Training Association (www.etaworld.org), a nationally recognized leadership training organization. This course begins September 9 and meets weekly on Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15 pm at Pittsford Community Church (Room 10). Contact Pastor Goodnough for details (585-248-8260, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Download the PCC App!
PCC has begun using an app to check in for services and communicate upcoming events! (Once everything gets up and running again other features will become available as well!). The App is called Church Center. It is free to download and easy to use. Simply go to the app store on your smartphone and download the “Church Center” app. Find Pittsford Community Church by using your location or typing in Pittsford to the search bar and sign into the app using your personalized log in information. If you need more help, we have created a quick tutorial video. Watch it by clicking here. Currently, we are asking you to use the app to check yourself and your family into our Sunday morning church service. Simply go on the app on Sunday mornings, click the check-in button on the bottom of the screen, and check in! Simple and easy. Obviously, every new system has it’s kinks so if you have trouble logging in or if you don’t see members of your family on the check-in screen please don’t hesitate to reach out to Pastor Chris (email@example.com) or the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
In-person Bible study at PCC
When: Sunday Morning & also on Zoom.
What: Study in the book of Psalms
Location: Room 11 off of the PCC Family Life Center
Time: Every Sunday 9-10:15 A.M
Teachers: Facilitated by group members, Ken Odell class co-ord.
If you would like to be invited by e-mail for Zoom meeting contact
Mark Almeter: email@example.com
The PCC Newsletter is Going Away!
Our August PCC CONNECT NEWSLETTER was our final edition. All information usually found in our newsletter will be accessible through our website and specific links to the active ministry areas of PCC as well as the weekly PCC Connect emails.
Rochester Family Mission is in need of non-perishable food items. Food can be delivered to the church’s food boxes (entryways) on Sundays or through the office during weekday office hours (Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 am-12:00/1:00-4:00 pm).
Updates from the Congregation
"Dear PCC Family, Thank you for the donation of Gideon Bibles in honor of my father. It is such a blessing to know the love and support of my church family. Thank you," -- Karen Voter
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a long-standing member of PCC -- Elaine Hubbard -- who was 93 years young on July 25th.
Join a Prayer Group
Join others for weekly or monthly prayer!
Simply contact the prayer group “host” to receive an invitation to a Zoom-based prayer meeting:
· Tuesday Night Prayer Group (7:00-8:30 pm), email Al Emmans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Wednesday Virtual Intercessory Prayer Group (7:30-8:30 pm), email Dana Goodnough at email@example.com
· Sunday Morning Prayer (9:00-10:00 am), email Al Emmans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· First Friday Praying for Teens, email Maryann Quirk at email@example.com
Check out the PCC Prayer Connection Link on this PCC CONNECT email to access all the prayer requests and needs of our church family, missions, Service men and women, and other areas in need of prayer. This replaces the printed "Prayer Sheet or "Prayer Journal" that was done in the past. It will be updated weekly as before.
SERMON OUTLINE FOR AUGUST 2
A Journey with Jesus
The Travel Narrative in the
Gospel of Luke
“Jesus Warns about Worry”
1. Don’t be anxious! God cares for you, so learn to live by faith (12:22-28).
2. Don’t be agitated! God knows your needs, so make His kingdom your priority (12:29-31).
3. Don’t be afraid! God is generous toward you, so invest in heavenly treasures (12:32-34).
Pastor Dana L. Goodnough • Pittsford Community Church • 8/2/20