Lantern

For the week of February 21st

Atlanta Community Food Bank Hunger Walk


Sunday, March 13th

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

There are sign up sheets, and donation envelopes on the table in the hallway. Be sure to sign up!

Prayer Concerns

Please remember to keep the office updated on prayer concerns. We would like to keep our information up to date, as to keep everybody informed. You can email or call the church office to give your prayer concerns and we would be happy to include them in our bulletin and Lantern.

A message from the Session about Presbytery Policies

Because it is Presbytery policy for this information to be sent turing times of transition, the Presbytery asks that we as a Session share this important information with you. If you have any questions or concerns, speak with any session member.


As Presbyterians we strive to do all things "decently and in order". To assist in doing that during transitions of pastors, the church polity has guidelines for appropriate separation when a pastor leaves. This basically protects the departing pastor from expectations for continued pastoral care by the previous congregation that would draw her away from focusing on her new congregation. It also protects the pastor called to follow her from any misunderstanding by congregants of who is now in that pastoral role and allows this new pastor to develop appropriate bonds with the congregation without interference.

What this means for us is that Leigh cannot continue to offer pastoral care to us after she leaves for her new call. She will not be able to return for baptisms, funerals, visitation. While she may retain friendships with members of this congregation, she cannot continue in any pastoral role.

We love Leigh and she has been a great blessing to this congregation and to many of us personally! But we know God has plans for us and already knows who our new pastor will be! We need to both pray for Leigh and her new ministry and pray for our congregation as we move forward to a new chapter in the life and ministry of this church family.

Prayer Concerns

Please be in prayer this week for:

Karen Mitchell, recovering from Shingles

Eddie Campbell, bladder cancer, surgery scheduled for Feb. 25

Jane McMillian

Linda Moon, recovering from knee replacement

Zuann Candler, friend of Mary Wallace, facing the need to place her husband with Alzheimer's in a nursing home.

Darla Carden, Emily Foster’s sister-in-law, broken sternum from car accident

Avery White, Elaine’s brother-in-law, health problems

Mary Street Williams, Delia’s friend, colon cancer

Kathy Evans, friend of PCR, breast cancer

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

Donna Stacey, friend of Leigh McMinn

Diane Terry, friend of the Tate family, breast cancer

J. D. Johnson, cousin of Eloise, hospitalized with C-Diff following his third round of chemo for mesothelioma

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;

We give our Christian Love and Sympathy to: Brenda Gales and family at the passing of her cousin, Gregory.

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.