For the week of April 26th
Amazing Grace and Amazing Worship!
Scripture: Ephesians 2:8
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God”
This Scripture was fundamental to the Reformation. The Reformers, including our Presbyterian forefathers, Scot John Knox and John Calvin, strongly believed that God’s grace is an amazing gift. There is nothing we can do to earn that grace. There is nothing we can do that would merit the denial of that grace. This Sunday, we celebrate our heritage as Presbyterians. I think it is an opportunity to celebrate God’s amazing grace with an amazing worship service. If you have not been to the Kirkin, make a point to come. Invite your friends and neighbors! It is a magnificent celebration of our heritage. Words cannot describe the feeling that comes when we gather to worship God and watch the Parade of Tartans as the bagpipes and drums echo in the sanctuary. Come join us this Sunday!
Song: Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone, sung during worship at PCR. (Click button below)
In our lives: In Bible this week, a child pulled me aside and told me that he had accidentally run into someone and knocked that person down, but didn’t apologize. He said the person was from a different school and had just been visiting, so he couldn’t find him to apologize. I said, “Have you prayed about this?” He responded, “No, why should I?” I answered, “Well, you hurt that person, but you also hurt God, by not caring for that person how God tells us to care for each other. Why don’t you pray about it and then you can know and understand that God forgives you and loves you?” We often don’t stop to consider God’s amazing grace and how much we need that grace. Make time this week to celebrate God’s amazing grace with an amazing worship service.
Mother's Day Flowers!
If you would like to order a carnation in honor or memory, your order and check needs to be turned into the church office by Sunday, May 3rd.
The red and white carnations will be $3.00 each and may be taken home after church.
Order forms along with your check (made payable to “PCR PW”) or cash attached must be turned into the office by Sunday, May 3rd.
The money must accompany your order. Profits from flowers go to support PW’s mission projects.
Order forms can be found in the bulletin, as well as in the church office.
We appreciate all of the support that you all give to PCR's Food Pantry. The money raised for the Hunger Walk went to our ACFB account. However, ACFB has no meat to order from right now. That's where we need your help! Please consider donating any frozen meat (ground beef, turkey, ham, pork). We truly appreciate your dedication to the mission of the PCR Food Pantry!
Willard and Bernice were long time LPC members, and we want to wish them congratulations on their anniversary, and many more years to come!
If you wish to send the newlyweds a card, their address is:
Willard and Bernice Kleeman
864 Miller Lane
Avon, IN 46123
Helene Barrus, recovering from head injury
Joan McMullan, recovering from back surgery
Brenda Slade, chemotherapy
Rita Macchione, undergoing cancer treatment
Joanne Elliott, Lithonia friend, recovering from surgery to remove kidney
Barbara Whitt, Shannon Gissendaner’s Aunt, health concerns
Jay Morgan, nephew of Dan Morgan, Stage 4 cancer
Joy Corley, neighbor of the Ramseys, diagnosed with breast cancer
Margaret Davis, friend of the Gladues, health concerns
Melanie, Mike and Mary Schaeffer’s daughter, treatment for seizures
Roy, friend of Darlene Alexander, health concerns
Harry Burnett, Jerry Fisher’s brother, congestive heart failure
Jerry, Fay Kitchens’ brother, health issues and kidney failure
Buser Family, friends of Daphne Nash, grandson DJ diagnosed with MD
Mya, student of Courtni Mitchell, diagnosed with osteosarcoma
Mollye, relative of Mary Scheaffer, stopping medical intervention
Jean Rush, friend of Charlene Morgan, Stage 4 lung cancer
Penny Hill, Executive Presbyter, receiving chemo for lung cancer
Our neighbors in need who have received food from PCR’S Food Pantry
Shut Ins: Freeman Barber, Jean Ghee, Louise Hanekamp, Doris Kirby, Ray Morgan, Emelyn Sexton, Evelyn Spivey, Kathy Woods, Hope Woodruff
We give our Christian Love and Sympathy to: The family and friends of Johnny Abbott
Pictures from Relay for Life
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.