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October 23, 2020
Weekly Note from the Pastors
Dear Pittsford Community Church Family,
Two quick items to put on your calendars . . . Saturday, October 24 is our annual Fall Cleanup Day at PCC, so join us for an hour or longer to catch up on projects both indoors and outdoors . . . Sunday, November 8 is our Missions Celebration Sunday with special guest speaker Torrance Jones who will be with us for both morning worship services live and livestream. Remember to pray for one another. You can submit prayer requests for our weekly prayer page, and you can access that page to pray for those in need (and there are several pressing needs). Thanks for being a part of the PCC family.
See you on Sunday!
P.S.— Take a moment to listen to this week’s Pastoral Visit video about Christ’s church.
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What's Going on at PCC?
Missions Sunday Celebration - Sunday, November 8th
Join us for our 2020 Missions Sunday Celebration, November 8th. We will dedicate our Sunday to praying and learning more about our missionaries serving locally and around the world. Torrance Jones, previously with Good News Jail ministries, will share a message at both services focused on "The Missional Church & Uncharted Territory: A Framework of Unity, Healing, and Leadership"
Please come prepared with open hearts to honor our frontline workers in His service.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE HERE AT PCC - NOVEMBER 5TH
"The need for blood donations has not stopped during these uncharted times. PCC is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on November 5th from 12 to 4:30 PM in the Apex Room. Please consider taking time out of your day to help those in need. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated. Schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS, visiting redcrossblood.org or by clicking on this link
We certainly hope to see you there. Please contact John or Jolene Overhauser with any questions (585) 305-4502."
ATTENTION MEN! UPCOMING MEN’S CONFERENCE! NOVEMBER 6&7
Mark this on your calendar! Stay tuned for more registration details. Friday night 8:00 PM-9:45 PM. Saturday morning 8:00AM – 12:00 PM. Sponsored by Iron Sharpens Iron, a ministry of AWESOME equipping seminars and keynote speakers on the big screen in the Family Life Center. All men invited including boys, teens, fathers, grandfathers, single men, and invited guests. Men, come get inspired! Come grow in the Lord!
Have you been baptized as a believer in Jesus Christ? We’ve scheduled a baptism service for Sunday morning, November 22. Contact one of the pastors if you would like to learn more about baptism as an important step in your spiritual commitment.
Sundays at PCC
Join us for one of our two in-person worship services (8:45 and 11:00 am), or tune in either hour for livestream. In addition, Sunday School classes for Kindergarten through adults is also underway again (10:00-10:45 am). Also, our Spanish Language Service meets in the Worship Center at 4:00 pm. Hey, not a bad time to tell others about church on line or on site!
As we enter the fall reopening we want to remind ourselves that, for everyone’s safety and in compliance with state guidelines, those who attend services and small groups in person at PCC should wear masks and maintain six-foot social distancing between families. Masks must be worn during class times and during services (except when the congregation is seated for the sermon). If you cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons and still want to attend in person, please contact one of the pastors to form a workable plan. Thanks for understanding and helping one another engage in PCC events safely and comfortably.
Spanish Language Service Outreach
Enamorados de Jesús (In Love with Jesus), our Spanish language service will meets at 4:00 pm in the Worship Center. Guests are always welcome, and prayers for this ministry are especially welcome.
PCC Fall Cleanup Day on October 24th from 9 to 3.
Updates from the Congregation
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes: National collection week this year is November 16-23.
Shoeboxes are available now for pick-up here at PCC at the OCC Table set up in the hallway. Your filled shoeboxes can be dropped off here as well in November.
You can check out the Samaritan's Purse website for more information, including how to build a shoebox on line:
Thanks, Lynne Weiler
Congrats to Isaac Roberto! Prayers for his continued training!
Isaac is serving in the US Navy. He left for Boot Camp on August 5th and graduated on October 1st. Things have been quite different with covid and we were not able to attend an in person graduation, but were able to see a much shorter version via YouTube. He has transferred to his A-school in South Carolina with the title of ETN Isaac Roberto. He is in the nuclear field and will be assigned to a submarine after he completes the 22 months of training. We're very proud of him! -- Phillip and Dawn Roberto
"Thank you PCC Family for your generous donation of 10 Bibles to the Gideons International in memory of Bob. Thank you Dana for the telephone calls and visits. We appreciate all our PCC Family for their love and support!" -- The Family of Robert McCullough
A note of thanks from Betty Baldes, at the Homegoing of her husband, Robert Baldes, Sr.:
"Dear Dana, Bob, Val and the family appreciated your coming to attend my husband's funeral/celebration of his life. Thank PCC for the gift of Bibles in remembrance of Bob. May the Lord use them to bring people to salvation and also encourage others. God's blessing,"
-- Betty and family
LOST AND FOUND ITEMS IN CHURCH OFFICE
The Man Cave -- Casual Conversations about Life and the Lord for Men
Pastor Chris and Pastor Dana invite you to join this new Sunday morning group for men beginning November 1 (Sundays, 10:00-10:45 am, Room 10). Consider it a place to hang out together, engage in meaningful conversation, and grow in your faith.
Adult Sunday School Classes, 10:00 am
Teacher: Caleb Choate
Room: The Inlet
Topic: "Get Out of Your Head" (A 6-week study of Philippians)
Teacher: Stephanie Donovan (contact Steph at email@example.com to register)
Room 9 and on Zoom
Teachers: Dan Elia/John Overhauser
Room 11-12 and on Zoom
Iron Sharpens Iron (8:30 - 9:45 am)
Topic: " Blessing and Praise " -- a study of Benedictions and Doxologies
Teacher: Emmanuel Akowuah
Women Mentoring Women (9:00 - 10:15 am)
Topic: Trustworthy by Lysa Terkeurst, A Study of First and Second Kings
Teacher: Joanne Almeter
Fireside Room and on Zoom
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:
· Monday & Friday Night Revival Prayer (6:30-7:30 PM), email Al Emmans at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Tuesday Night Prayer Group (7:00-8:30 PM), email Al Emmans at email@example.com
· Wednesday Virtual Intercessory Prayer Group (7:30-8:30 PM), email Dana Goodnough at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Sunday Morning Prayer (8:00-9:00 and 9:00-10:00 AM), email Al Emmans at email@example.com
· Friday mornings - Moms In Prayer group (times to be announced) - email Emily Little at firstname.lastname@example.org
· First Friday Praying for Teens (7:00-8:00 PM), email Maryann Quirk at email@example.com
Prayer Needs and Requests
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. You can call in or email your prayer requests, or leave a written note in the office mailbox or on a Connect Card (Welcome Desk), or you can place one on the Church App. Contact information is below.
Read ahead in your Bibles in anticipation of Sunday sermons:
10/25 Pastor Dana—The Travel Narrative: Luke 17:20-37 “The Coming of the Kingdom”
11/1 Pastor Chris—Ezra 6:19-22 “Celebrate the Passover”
11/8 PCC Missions Sunday—Torrance Jones, Guest Speaker
11/15 Al Emmans, Deacon of Prayer
11/22 Pastor Dana—The Travel Narrative: Luke 17:11-19 “Jesus Heals Ten Lepers”
Sermon Outline for October 25, 2020
A Journey with Jesus
The Travel Narrative in the
Gospel of Luke
“The Coming of the Kingdom”
1. The coming of God’s kingdom will be personal (17:20-21).
2. The coming of God’s kingdom will be powerful (17:22-25).
3. The coming of God’s kingdom will be sudden (17:26-32).
4. The coming of God’s kingdom will be selective (17:33-37).
Pastor Dana L. Goodnough • Pittsford Community Church • 10/25/20