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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.

Kirkin' o' the Tartan!

This Sunday please join us for a special service. The Kirkin' o' the Tartan is a joyful service to the Glory of God, and one in which we remember and honor our Scottish heritage in the faith and our own family roots.

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.

Meat needed!

Our food pantry meat freezer is empty! :(

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!

Spring Fling

Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.


MOC BBQ, PW Baked goods, Children's activities and games, silent auction, and much more!


This is a fundraising event for the mission projects of the MOC and PW.

Relay for Life -- Thank you!!

We wanted to extend a huge thank you to all who donated! We DOUBLED our goal for fundraising! Thank you for all of your time and effort and donations to our team!

Vacation Bible School

Are you ready for a fun week of games, skits, crafts, Bible stories, and more?

We will be learning the musical:

Dr. Newheart's Neck-Up Check-Up

A Spiritual Physical for Musical Kids


Junes 15-19

8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Register by May 30th! Registration forms are in the narthex!

Happy Anniversary!

Willard and Bernice Kleeman are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on May 2nd!

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

Prayer Requests

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

About PCR

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.