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For the week of September 6th

Devotion - Follow the leader!

Scripture John 6:60-68


One day, as Jesus was teaching a large crowd about what it means to follow Him and live as a servant, some of those gathered decided that Jesus’ teaching was too hard. “Who can follow this?” they asked. Jesus’ response might be surprising. He was quite blunt. “Does this offend you?” he responded, challenging all who heard to really consider what it means to follow Jesus. Sometimes following Jesus means doing things the hard way. In the NIV translation of this passage, it says, “From this time, many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.” There will be times in our lives when it would be easier to turn back and no longer follow Christ, but that’s not what God intends for us and that’s not the path to a fulfilling life. Just as Jesus called to those fishermen one day, he calls to us, saying, “Come and follow me.”


Song: I Will Follow, Chris Tomlin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ohvhmGSfxI


In our lives: Have you ever played the children’s game “Follow the leader?” One person leads those who follow, doing fun things like walking along a certain path, doing jumping jacks or spinning in circles. Sometimes, following the leader is a little hard. I would struggle to spin in circles. But, it is fun when you play the game. Discipleship is no children’s game, but it is an incredible journey. There will be times when following our leader is not easy. But it is the most fulfilling and joyful task we can ever undertake in our lives. Where Christ goes, we will go. Where he stays, we will stay. We will follow. (Thanks to my friend, Anita Surrett, who used this Scripture, song, and example in a devotion that inspired me).

Fall Kickoff!

Sunday, September 13th

There will be new opportunities for Bible study and our Sunday school classes are kicking off the fall season. Our children are singing in worship! It’s going to be a great day! Join us at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School and 11:00 a.m. for worship!

Thank you!!

Thank you to all who worked so hard on relighting the sanctuary! A special thank you goes out to PeeWee Fitzgibbon, expert electricion and good friend to PCR. We are so grateful for his help!!

Volunteers Needed!

Don't wait to be called, you can volunteer. If you would like to teach Sunday School, Co-Teach, or Substitute, call or text Karen Mitchell 678-525-5578. Put your gifts to work.:)

Pictures from our Joint Worship Service

Trees coming down

Unfortunately, the trees at the front door of the church have root systems that are threatening the safety and security of the foundation and have to come down. If you would like to help out, or have any suggestions you would like to share, please let Pastor Leigh know.

PW Haiti Shoeboxes

PW is sponsoring a luncheon on September 27th to pack shoeboxes for children in Terrier Rouge, Haiti. Please bring donations to the church by September 20th. Items needed include toys, crayons, travel toothbrush and soap covers, jump ropes, and solar calculators.

Thank you for your contributions!

Prayer Concerns

Please be in prayer this week for:


Marilyn Gladue, recovering from a fall

Brenda Slade, radiation

Jane McMillian

Carleen Corry, recovering from surgery

Margaret Lambert, recovering from surgery

Bob Riser, at Newton Medical with pneumonia

Jean Ghee, under hospice care

Tracy Mask, friend of Carrell Kalland, radiation for a brain tumor

Badertscher family, friends of Carrell Kalland, multiple health concerns in the family

Ted Derloshon and his family, friend of Chris Jones

Kelly Stewart, friend of Wallace's, ovarian cancer, going into hospice

Ronald Richardson, son-in-law of Phillip and Betty Williams, health concerns

Stan Stokes, friend of Mike Sager, recovering from bladder cancer

Lillie Curry, aunt of Brenda Gales, diagnosed with colon cancer

Sandra Hancoch, friend of Margaret Lambert, chemo for breast cancer

Elise Hunt, friend of the Corry's in rehab recovering from broken hip

Florine Wade, Linda Moon’s mother, rehab due to a fall

Karen Smith, friend of Margaret Lambert, fighting cancer

Jay Pruehs, former member, diagnosed with sarcoma

Gail Walker, friend of Wallaces, chronic migraines

Sonya, niece of Kenneth Jenkins, fighting breast cancer

Doug Switzer’s daughter, friend of Mike Sager, diagnosed with melanoma

Debra Reeves, friend of Mike Sager, diagnosed with breast cancer

Bob Long, Mary Wallace's brother, recovering from appendectomy, remains on dialysis

Dot, Faye Kitchens’ sister-in-law, recovering from a stroke

Jay Morgan, nephew of Dan Morgan, Stage 4 cancer

Rev. Penny Hill, cancer treatment

Mollye, relative of Mary Scheaffer, stopping medical intervention

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, Louise Hanekamp, Doris Kirby, Jane McMillian, Ray Morgan, Emelyn Sexton, Evelyn Spivey, Hope Woodruff

About PCR

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.