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For the week of October 11th

Devotion - Breathe in God’s Grace

Ephesians 2:1-10


The Apostle Paul declares: “By grace you have been saved . . . and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” But how often do we think that we are responsible for our own salvation? We are so busy! In the modern world, it is easy to might think we have utter control of our lives: Technology, medical advances, and the sheer speed of life all give the impression that everything is at the tip of our fingertips. But, nothing will change the fact that we are sinful, broken, people, and only through God’s grace can we know real life. Maybe you’ve heard the phrase let go and let God. It’s not just about realizing that there are some things we cannot accomplish. It’s about recognizing that there are some things only God can accomplish.


Song: Exhale, Plumb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOgUjSW4agg


In our lives: I often say it is important to take time to breathe in God’s grace and breathe out God’s love. This is a wonderful practice for focusing our hearts and lives on God. But, it also recognizes that God’s grace is like the very air we breathe. It is essential for life and is something that can be automatic (reflex action), but is all the more rich when it is done with deliberation. These days, meditation has become a very popular practice. One important aspect of meditation is breathing practices. Meditation has significant health and spiritual benefits. Perhaps now is an opportunity to spend some time every day focusing on breathing. Take slow, deep breaths, and breath in God’s grace, knowing that it is a gift freely given, for all.

Congregational Dinner

Join us Sunday following the 11:00 worship service for a Congregational Dinner. PCR will be providing chicken, but we need your help with sides and desserts! Please bring a dish to pass. Hope to see you there!

Photos from World Communion Sunday

Halloween Party!

On Friday, October 30th at 5:30 p.m. there will be a Halloween party for adults and children of all ages!

Some of the fun activities include: Halloween costume parade, crafts, games, s'mores, chili cookoff (prize will be awarded to the best chili), a campfire, and a fun hayride! The Party will take place at the home of Joe and Karen Mitchell.

Costumes are encouraged for all!!

PW Bake Sale and Silent Auction

Saturday, October 24th, 11-2

BBQ is not the only delicious thing that can be found at our Fall BBQ, the Presbyterian Women are hosting a Bake Sale and Silent Auction to benefit their many Mission Projects!

Each circle is asked to provide 2 (or more) items for the auction. This will be a silent auction from bid sheets which will be open from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The bake sale is sure to be a delicious treat! If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help, please contact Polly Towler, or Cathy Leonard. We need everybody to join the fun and fellowship and earn some funds for PW's many mission projects!

The Kitchen Class

Join us for a conversation on events that are making headlines in the news. Our approach will be based on scripture:

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances. Everyone is invited to come and participate and we welcome all viewpoints.

Prayer Requests

Please be in prayer this week for:

Marilyn Gladue

Brenda Slade, radiation

Jane McMillian

Jean Ghee

Christy Nesbitt, undergoing tests

April Ramsey, Jim and Sandra’s Daughter in law, scheduled for surgery on October 20th

Ansel Philp, brother of Marjorie Potter, scheduled for additional surgery

Debra, Faye Kitchens’ daughter, staph infection from surgery

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

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

Stan Stokes, friend of Mike Sager, 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

Karen Smith, friend of Margaret Lambert, fighting cancer

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, on cancer drug and having 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, 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.