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
(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!
Following worship this Sunday is our Congregational Meeting.
Food Pantry Donations
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!!
Eddie Campbell, bladder cancer, surgery scheduled for Feb. 25
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;
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.