For the week of January 10th
Devotion - Down to the River
Paul reminds us of the importance of baptism, not just the moment when we are baptized, but what baptism means for our faith journey. In our baptism, we were buried with Christ, putting away all our hurts - the ways we hurt ourselves, our brothers and sisters, and God. In baptism, we are raised with Christ to new life. That life is a life of grace, hope, and love. This Sunday, we will celebrate Baptism of our Lord Sunday. We celebrate not just Jesus’ baptism, but our own, remembering the life that God gives to each of us in the waters. In those waters, God renews our lives. Let’s go down to the river!
Song: The River, Jordan Feliz
In our lives: There are days and times when a good hot shower or bath makes you feel like a new person. When I return from Haiti, that first hot shower really does make me a new person! As we get into our New Year, let’s consider how God is calling us to be new. This Sunday, we will remember our baptisms, and rejoice in how those waters, our hearts and lives and spirits are made new.
PCR IS AMAZING: PART II! This year, we are blessed to be a blessing!
For all Elders at McDonough Presbyterian Church
Some pictures from our ministry in Haiti!
The Sunday School classes sponsored goats, and here are some of those donated goats in Haiti!
Here are some students in Haiti with the shoeboxes that we, and many other churches, assembled for them!
Kathy Evans, friend of PCR, breast cancer
Michelle Seagraves, tests for health problems
Janet, friend of Gloria Samut, sepsis
Katheryn, mother of Darleen Alexander’s friend, health concerns
Sybil Hernandez and her three young children, daughter of a friend of Carrell Kalland, family crisis
Betty Dennard, Gail Carpenter’s mom, recovering from hip replacement
Stuart, Jim and Virginia Nicholson’s son
Donna Stacey, friend of Leigh McMinn
Diane Terry, friend of the Tate family, breast cancer
Jenny Kirkpatrick, daughter of Mary Jane Kirkpatrick (friend of PCR), having surgery at Northside today to remove mass from her abdomen.
J.D. Johnson, cousin of Eloise, scheduled for his second chemo treatment on January 8th - he is now recovering from an intestinal infection - c-diff
Harrison Waldron, for neck strength in his recovery from a brain injury
Bobby, Ron Jones’ friend, cancer
Stan Stokes, friend of Mike Sager, bladder cancer
Lillie Curry, Brenda Gales’ aunt, colon cancer
Sandra Hancoch, friend of Margaret Lambert, breast cancer
Karen Smith, friend of Margaret Lambert, fighting cancer
Sonya, niece of Kenneth Jenkins, fighting breast cancer
Doug Switzer’s daughter, friend of Mike Sager, melanoma
Debra Reeves, friend of Mike Sager, breast cancer
Bob Long, Mary Wallace's brother, multiple health concerns
Jay Morgan, nephew of Dan Morgan, Stage 4 cancer
Rev. Penny Hill, cancer treatment
Mya, student of Courtni Mitchell, undergoing chemotherapy
Our neighbors in need who have received food from PCR’S Food Pantry
Shut Ins: Freeman Barber, Gloria Blankenship, Iris Cleland, Jean Ghee, Louise Hanekamp, Doris Kirby, Ray Morgan, Emelyn Sexton, Evelyn Spivey, Hope Woodruff;
We give our Christian Love and Sympathy to: Eloise Jones and her family, upon the death of her cousin, Tommy Lee McCurdy
We celebrate and welcome the birth of Henry Page, son of Tom and Laurie Page, brother of Simon and Amelia!
Sunday School- 9:45 a.m.
Worship- 11:00 a.m.
We are a welcoming, caring congregation, strong in fellowship and faithfully committed to worshiping God. Traditional in organization and open in worship, our mission is to share the love of God by serving our neighbors, whether we meet them around the corner or around the world.