For the week of February 14th
Devotion - Fix my eyes on you!
Scripture: Colossians 3:15-21
Lent is a time when we are called to put our focus on Christ. The letter to the Colossians paints a magnificent picture for us: He is the image of the invisible God; He is before all things; in Him all things hold together; He is the head of the body, the church. In Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell. He gives us peace. It should take years to truly understand this portrait of Christ, but Lent gives us time to delve more deeply into our understanding of who Christ is and what He means for our lives.
Song: Fix My Eyes On You, For King and Country
In our lives: Last night, I was driving with my daughter and one of her friends in the car and while we were on Hwy. 138, the car beside us suddenly jerked over in front of us. With quick braking, all was well. I turned the incident into an educational opportunity (they will be driving before we know it). “That is why it is so important to pay full attention to driving when you are driving.” “I know,” my daughter replied, “but people don’t really do that anymore.” Sadly, she is right. Is there anything we give our full and complete attention to these days? Lent is a time to give our full and complete attention to God. I offer to us all the formal invitation to a Lenten Discipline: I invite you, in the name of Christ, to observe a holy Lent, by self-examination and penitence, by prayer and fasting, by works of love, and by meditating on the Word of God.
Right Now Ministries
PCR is investing in Right Now Ministries which provides everybody with access to a library of videos and devotionals to help deepen and nourish your faith. If you would like more information about this opportunity, please contact Becky Tate.
Please be in prayer this week for:
Gregory, Brenda Gales’ cousin, being taken off of life support on Friday
Eddie Campbell, bladder cancer, surgery scheduled for Feb. 25
Linda Moon, recovering from knee replacement
Darla Carden, Emily Foster’s sister-in-law, broken sternum from car accident
Avery White, Elaine’s brother-in-law, health problems
Mary Street Williams, Delia’s friend, colon cancer
Kathy Evans, friend of PCR, breast cancer
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
Donna Stacey, friend of Leigh McMinn
Diane Terry, friend of the Tate family, breast cancer
J. D. Johnson, cousin of Eloise, hospitalized with C-Diff following his third round of chemo for mesothelioma
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 PantryShut Ins: Freeman Barber, Gloria Blankenship, Iris Cleland, Jean Ghee, Louise Hanekamp, Doris Kirby, Ray Morgan, Emelyn Sexton, Evelyn Spivey, Hope Woodruff
Sunday School- 9:45 a.m.
Worship- 11:00 a.m.
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