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For the week of February 7th

Devotion - Of Baseball bats and cats!

Scripture Luke 9:28-36


This passage describes what is often called the Transfiguration - when Jesus and several of his disciples ascend a mountain and the glory of of Christ is revealed. He is transformed before their eyes and they see him in dazzling white and in his glory, along with Moses and Elijah. The disciples walked up a mountain with the man they had traveled with, prayed with, eaten with, and lived with. Then, the see tangible evidence that he is also God, divine and glorified. As they wrestle with this realization, Peter wants to build a dwelling to mark the holiness of the moment. But, instead, God speaks and says, “listen to him.” God appears in different ways and places and in the midst of His glory, we are to listen to him and follow him.


Song: Here With Us, Joy Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgGaQWCCjR0


(This is a Christmas song, but it reminds us that God came to be with us and is here with us in all kinds of ways.)


In our lives: I was in the basement with many boxes and suddenly, heard a noise. I began imaging large rats scurrying around the bowels of our basement. Then, the image of ROUS’s from the Princess Bride came to mind. I was going to run upstairs and seek back-up but decided I would be independent and brave. I grabbed a baseball bat (Admittedly, it was a Thomas the Train, soft bat, but it was still a fine self-defense weapon). I listened and decided the noise was coming from a box. I silently walked toward the box with bat raised. Then, my cat poked her head out of the box and looked at me, as if saying, “what are you doing?” There are so many times in our lives when God is right there with us, and we don’t realize it. But God is with us in all kinds ways, especially in unexpected ways!

Congregational Meeting

Don't forget!

Following worship this Sunday is our Congregational Meeting.

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.

Food Pantry Donations

Don't forget!

This Sunday, 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!!

Ash Wednesday Service

There will be an Ash Wednesday service here at PCR on Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us in a prayerful and meditative start to the Lenten season.

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!

Prayer Concerns

Please be in prayer this week for:

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

Jane McMillian

Linda Moon, recovering from knee replacement

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

Family of Betty Kicklighter, Tate’s friend, upon her death

Jill Murphy, Leonards’ friend, upon death of her husband

Pat, Nancy Bunn’s friend, upon death of her husband

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

Jenny Kirkpatrick, at home, recovering from a hysterectomy

J. D. Johnson recovering from his second chemo treatment 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;

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.