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For the week of January 25th

Devotion- Everything You Do!

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


We are told that we are to do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus. Does that mean we are to wash dishes in the name of Christ? Scoop the cat box in the name of Christ? Absolutely! Every task, no matter how big or small, no matter how joyful or smelly, can be done in service to God and should be done in service to God. God created us to worship and serve and all our tasks and all our days should be done in the name of our Savior, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


Song: More of You, Colton Dixon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9jeLGP3nIc



In our lives: We all know what it is like to want to give in. There are dark, difficult times in our lives when all we can think of is giving in or giving up on a task or job or in facing a challenge because the sorrow or the pain or the confusion is too much to bear. There are also times in relationships when the challenges are many. Not to mention, as a parent, how many of us have said, “I surrender! Keep all that stuff on your floor and just trip over it” or something like that! But, what does it mean to surrender our lives to God? Many of us engage in daily prayer. Perhaps in the coming weeks, as we seek to discern God’s purpose for our lives, during morning prayer, we can surrender each day to God. “I give this day to you, O Lord; do with it whatever you will. Use me. I surrender my all to you.”

Sunday Funday!

Sunday Funday will be on February 8th. Note that this is a change in date from earlier publications. We hope to see you there for some fun crafts, games, and activities!

Valentine's Flowers

The Worship Committee is sponsoring Valentine flowers to be placed in the church on Sunday, February 8th. The carnations will be $2.00 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 Wednesday, February 4th. Please submit all orders on the designated form; use two forms if necessary. All valentine flowers will be red. The money must accompany your order. Order forms can be found in the office, or in the church bulletin.

Join us for the 4th Annual Gala!

Benefiting Bethlehem Ministries

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Classic Center,

300 N. Thomas St, Athens, GA

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.


Tickets to the Gala are $75 each or $750 to reserve a table for 10. Cocktail attire is suggested. Tickets can be purchased online, or by mail. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, silent auction, and entertainment by “Dad’s Garage” Improv Group.

Contact the church office for further details.

Interested in joining our Handball Choir?

Rehearsals are starting on February 4th at 6:30 p.m.

All are welcome!!

Hunger Walk/Run 2015

Registration is now open!

Sunday, March 15th


Visit the Hunger Champion page for registration and tips on fundraising made easy.

http://www.acfb.org/about/our-programs/hunger-walkrun

Ordination Sunday 2015

Prayer Concerns

Marcus Walker, recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident

Marilyn Gladue, recovering from pacemaker surgery

Hannah Kalland, Carrell Kalland’s daughter in law, being induced on January 23rd to have her baby girl

Sharon Hearnburg, Pr. Leigh’s mother, having knee replacement on January 26th

Mollye, relative of Mary Scheaffer, multiple health concerns as she stops medical intervention

Zachary Butler, former student of Mary Mansell, strength while caring for his ill mother

Zachary’s mother, battling cancer

Courtni Dearing, friend of Maggie Jane Chewning, heart problems at Emory

Tony Armstrong, nephew of Mary Wallace, multiple health problems

Jean Rush, friend of Charlene Morgan, Stage 4 lung cancer

Penny Hill, Executive Presbyter, receiving chemo for lung cancer

Betty Turner, Eloise’s cousin, diagnosed with breast cancer

Randall Brannon, Daphne’s friend, recovering from surgery and skin grafts

Roxy McNeil, Daphne Nash’s friend, pregnancy complications

Our neighbors in need who have received food from PCR’S Food Pantry

Shut Ins: Tom Bennett, Jean Ghee, Louise Hanekamp, Doris Kirby, Ray Morgan, Emelyn Sexton, Evelyn Spivey, Bob Wallace, Hope Woodruff

Yellow Brick House: Freeman Barber

Serving/Working Overseas: Marcus Walker

We give our Christian Love and Sympathy to: The Chewnings and Macchiones upon the death of Maggie Jane’s nephew, Gary Reddick.

About PCR

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.