The Lantern

For the week of October 16th

Christmas Carols in October? Find out why on Sunday at 11:00!

Thank you from our friends at J.H. House

This is a note we received from Leanne at J.H. House Elementary. Leanne is a school counselor at J.H. House, and she helps us coordinate all of the mission work we do for the school.

Hi PCR Friends!

I just wanted to tell you thank you again for lunch Monday! Our teachers are STILL talking about how wonderful and generous that was, and how appreciative they are for your kindness!

We're still munching on the candy you left us in the conference room!

Thanks so much for all you do!!!


Thank You!

Thank you to Sandra Ramsey for writing a grant for our Food Pantry. We have had an increase in clients, and we know that the funding we receive will be put to great use. Thank you so much, Sandra, for your time and dedication to our Food Pantry!

Fall BBQ and Bake Sale

It's that time of year again! Time for some delicious MOC BBQ and tasty treats from our Presbyterian Women.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come, enjoy, and bring your friends!

Bake Sale

Calling all Bakers! It’s that time again – PCR’s Fall BBQ & Bake Sale – Saturday, October 22nd! Please start thinking about all those wonderful fall baked goods that we all love at this time of year! Call Heather Potter or Cathy Leonard for more info! Lets make this a great event!

Special Singing Sunday

On October 23 we will make a joyful noise! Our Worship Service will be in song and we need your input. What is your favorite hymn? Old favorite or a new favorite? If it’s not in our current hymnbook, we will do our best to find it. While singing in past hymn sings, I have found myself wondering about the connection of each hymn to those around me. With that in mind, for this year’s service, we invite you to include the significance of your selection. Feel free to share a favorite memory of singing this hymn; or an emotion this hymn leaves you with. Tell us your story! We will include your anecdotes, along with who picked each hymn, in our bulletin. If you prefer to remain anonymous, simply submit your hymn choice without your name.

There’s a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place as we lift our hearts and voices in song! The Lord doesn’t care if we can carry a tune or not, just as long as we’re singing for Him so come make a joyful noise with us on October 23.

Worship Committee

Volunteering at J.H. House Elementary

Friday, October 28, 2016

4:00-7:00 pm

We will be helping with the set up, clean up, and games for the school's Fall Festival. The Festival is a great opportunity to get involved with the community and to get to know the children and their families who attend this school.

For more information, please contact Carrell Kalland.

Company is coming!

Dr. John Sloop returns to the Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection (formerly Lithonia Presbyterian Church) on Saturday, November 12 and November 13. On Saturday at 6:30, Dr. Sloop will host “Remember When,” a service of God’s Word, Music, and Fellowship. On Sunday, he will preach the 11:00 AM service and also help us show our gratitude for our Veterans, past and present. Cake, coffee and tea will be served in the Fellowship Hall after the service.

Prayer Concerns

Please be in prayer this week for:

Jane Scott, surgery on October 14th

Dan Morgan, health concerns

Eddie Campbell, completed chemotherapy

Jane McMillian

Kurt Anderson, 19 year old son of Kristiaan Stirewalt Anderson and grandson of Anne Marie Stirewalt, in Neurological CCU at Kennestone with a traumatic brain injury after being hit on his bicycle (helmet on) Sunday night

Becky Long, Mary Wallace's sister-in-law, heart attack, having by-pass surgery, Memorial in Chattanooga

Buddy Everett, father of Sid and Delia Blackstone’s Daughter-in-law, Pancreatic cancer

Emma Kalland, John & Robby’s grandmother, recovering from a fall

Cathy Maddux, sister of Michael Davis (Director of Music)

Chris Kirkwood, friend of Brenda Gales, receiving treatment for cancer, and his sister, Jeana Prescott, and caregiver.

Glenn Robinson, friend of Chuck Staples recovering from surgery

Bonnie Stembridge, 95 year old mother of Ann Marie Stirewalt, rehab after fall

Jane Tuggle, friend of Mary Wallace, cancer, having chemo

Kendall Ramsey and family, nephew of Jim and Sandra, personal issues

Maxine Dees, friend of Joan McMullan, radiation for lung cancer

Tom Gland, Jan Staples’ brother in law, hip replacement surgery

McDonald Family, friends of PCR

Mandy Goff, friend of Rebecca Leonard, chemo for breast cancer

Michael Thames, friend of Shawn Gales, diagnosed with Leukemia, going through chemo

Chip, friend of Mike Sager, stage 3 cirrhosis of the liver

Emmett Kennedy, friend of Mike Sager, throat cancer

Janet Stewart, Johanna Cleland’s mother, chemotherapy for colon cancer

Leashell Weido, daughter-in-law of Charlene and Dan, health issues

Pete Fisher, Karen Mitchell's cousin, liver cancer

Harrison and Hailey Waldron, for success in new treatment

Avery White, Elaine’s brother-in-law, health problems

Diane Terry, friend of the Tate family, breast cancer

J. D. Johnson, cousin of Eloise, receiving treatment for mesothelioma

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

Jay Morgan, nephew of Dan Morgan, Stage 4 cancer

Our neighbors in need who have received food from PCR’S Food Pantry

Shut Ins: Freeman Barber, Gloria Blankenship, Jean Ghee, Louise Hanekamp, Doris Kirby, Emelyn Sexton, Evelyn Spivey

We give our Christian Love and Sympathy to: Mary Wallace and family, on the passing of her brother, Bob Long. Faye Kitchens and family at the loss of her sister, Janie Williams. The family, friends, and colleagues of Executive Presbyter, Penny Hill.

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.