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For the week of January 31

Devotion - Awake Our Souls!

Luke 4:14-21


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQR0bd1BhbA


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.”

Congregational Meeting

There will be a congregational meeting on February 7th following worship for the purpose of the annual congregational meeting and to address the pastor's call

War Room movie and discussion

Movie and Discussion, Thursday, February 4, 2016, 6:15 at Joe and Karen Mitchell's house. Dinner provided for those who RSVP. RSVP to Pastor Leigh or the church office.

Valentine Roses

The Worship Committee is sponsoring Valentine roses to be placed in the church on Sunday, February 14. The roses will be $3.00 each and may be taken home after church. Order forms along with your check made payable to PCR or cash attached, must be turned into the office by Monday, February 8th. Please submit all orders on the form in the bulletin; use two forms if necessary. All Valentine flowers will be red. The money must accompany your order.

Reception to honor Pastor Leigh

February 14th

Following Worship

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

Don't forget!

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!!

Celebrate Jesus in Song!

On February 7th we will be having a Hymn Sing! Please send in your hymn requests either on the forms in the bulletin, or by sending an email to the church office.

Right Now Ministries Videos

Are you looking to deepen your Faith this year? Would you like more opportunities to use different medias as part of your devotions?

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.

Save the Date!

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Hunger Walk

Sunday, March 13th

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Prayer Concerns

Please be in prayer this week for:

Eddie Campbell, bladder cancer

Jane McMillian

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

About PCR

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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.