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For the week of December 6th

Devotion - Lift Up Your Eyes

Scripture: Psalm 121


This was my grandmother’s favorite Scripture. It speaks to us with more than words, but the words themselves have a poetry and a power that is profound: “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” In times like these, words fail us, but the Word of God endures forever and that Word speaks loudly. No one is untouched by the horrific events in California. Perhaps you also heard about another shooting in Savannah on the same day. We turn to one another and we say, “What has the world come to?” Our answer comes from psalmist. When we have no answers, God answers. God answers with love, with power, with salvation. Our help comes from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. God is more powerful than the hatred, the anger, the violence, the senseless wrongs of the world. This is the promise of Advent: Our help comes from the Lord. The light shines in the darkness. We lift our eyes to the light.


Song: Lift Up Your Eyes, Danny Gokey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxd-J28bBbM



In our lives: Even if you do not usually listen to the song, take a minute to click on it today. The words proclaim the promises of Advent:

Can you hear the angel's song break the silent night

Lift up your eyes, lift up your eyes

See the saving One born that none may die

Lift up your eyes, lift up your eyes

Glory to God let the praises rise

Lift up your eyes, lift up your eyes

Glory to God let the earth reply

Lift up your eyes

Food Pantry Donation

On communion Sundays we have been holding a special offering for our Food Pantry to help us collect food items. This week, the food pantry is in need of: grits, oatmeal, and cereal.

There will be a special time during the service to come and bring your donations to the alter. Your generosity is very appreciated!

Hanging of the Greens

Join us this Sunday, December 6th, at 6:00 p.m. for a wonderful hanging of the greens service. It's a great way to start our Advent season!

Congregational Meeting

There will be a congregational meeting following worship on December 20th for the purpose of electing elders for next year.

Toy Deadline!

The last day to bring toys in for our donation to J.H. House elementary is Sunday, December 13th! Thank you so much to all who have already donated!

Christmas Hymn Sing

December 27th, 11:00 a.m.

We will be celebrating with a joint service at Conyers Presbyterian church for a Christmas Hymn Sing.

We hope to see you there!

Jesus' Birthday Party

Happy Birthday Jesus!

On December 13th we will be celebrating Jesus' birthday with a fun party! Join us in the celebration!

After Church until 2:00 p.m.

Children Ages preschool until 5th grade welcome!

Bring a toy to donate to children in need!

Advent Conspiracy

Want to be a part of the Conspiracy? To Learn More go to: Adventconspiracy.org

Prayer Concerns

Please be in prayer this week for:

Jane McMillian

Amy Mitchell, recovering from car accident

Diane Terry, friend of the Tate family, breast cancer

Janine Glenn, recovering from surgery

Ryan, 5 year old son of Rebecca Leonard’s friend, seeing kidney specialist

Dana, Marilyn Gladue's daughter, recovering from surgery

J.D. Johnson, cousin of Eloise, Clyde and Darren, diagnosed with mesothelioma

Tommy Lee McCurdy, cousin of Eloise, at Piedmont Hospital receiving daily dialysis - expected to be moved to hospice in Conyers

Harrison Waldron, brain injury at Shepherd Spinal Center

Emory, student of Jan Staples, heart surgery Nov. 23

Bobby , Ron Jones’ friend, cancer

Ansel Philp, Marjorie Potter’s brother, recovering from surgery

Debra, Faye Kitchens’ daughter, staph infection

Ronald Richardson, Williams’ son-in-law, health concerns

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: Marilyn Gladue at the loss of her brother, John Young Steele

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.