For the week of January 31
Devotion - Awake Our Souls!
This passage is Luke’s account of what happens immediately after Jesus faces trials in the wilderness. Jesus leaves the wilderness, walks into a worship service and boldly proclaims: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Then he says, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” Amen! But there's more to the story: Jesus fulfills God’s promises, not just that day, but every day. Jesus fulfills those promises in us and through us. We need eyes to see not only how Jesus is at work, but how he is calling us to be a part of that work. Awake Our Souls, O God, that we may see and be a part of your promises being fulfilled every day.
Song: Awake Our Souls, Tim Timmons
In our lives: Unfortunately, both my children inherited my “slow to wake up” quality. This past week, though, was particularly difficult for my son, who has been sick. On Wednesday morning, he sat at the breakfast table, head nodding down and jerking back up as he struggled to wake up. I looked at him and asked gently, “Do you feel like praying or would you like for someone else to pray?” He looked up at me and then bowed his head, but all I could make out was, “God .. . . thank you .. . .” He looked up at me and I said, “That’s perfectly fine, baby, God understood.” God knows what we think and feel and are saying, even when we struggle to find words. But part of our prayers should always be, “Awake our souls, O God, that we may see and know how your promises are being fulfilled even today.”
War Room movie and discussion
Reception to honor Pastor Leigh
There will be a reception after worship to honor Pastor Leigh as she closes her time here at PCR. We are so grateful for her time and dedication to PCR, so be sure to come and show your support and give her well wishes!
PW Board Meeting
There will be a PW Board Meeting this Sunday (January 31st) following Worship.
Communion Sunday Food Pantry Donation
There will be a special time in worship to bring forward donations to our Food Pantry. This month, the food pantry is in need of Mac & Cheese. This ministry serves so many people in our community, your donations make a huge impact! We appreciate them all!!
Right Now Ministries Videos
PCR is investing in Right Now Ministries which provides everybody with access to a library of videos and devotionals to help deepen and nourish your faith. If you would like more information about this opportunity, please contact Becky Tate.
Eddie Campbell, bladder cancer
Cole Walker, scheduled for surgery to remove kidney stone
Linda Moon, recovering from knee replacement
Peggy Runnels,mother of Kathy Parkman (PCR’s nursery worker)
Kathy Evans, friend of PCR, breast cancer
Michelle Seagraves, tests for health problems
Janet, friend of Gloria Samut, sepsis
Sybil Hernandez and her three young children, daughter of a friend of Carrell Kalland, family crisis
Betty Dennard, Gail Carpenter’s mom, recovering from hip replacement
Stuart, Jim and Virginia Nicholson’s son
Donna Stacey, friend of Leigh McMinn
Diane Terry, friend of the Tate family, breast cancer
Jenny Kirkpatrick, at home, recovering from a hysterectomy
J. D. Johnson recovering from his second chemo treatment for mesothelioma
Harrison Waldron, returning home from Shepherd Spinal Clinic
Bobby, Ron Jones’ friend, cancer
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
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.