For the week of December 13th
Devotion - Ring the Bells!
Scripture: Philippians 4:4-7
Rejoice in the Lord always! The Lord is near. Advent is a journey. It is a journey where there are challenges, times we feel lost, times we cannot see the light of the star shining in our hearts or in our lives. Yet, the Lord is near. Advent is the time when we recognize that God so loved us, that he came to be with us: Emmanuel, God with us. That is something worth rejoicing about!
Song: Ring the Bells, Big Daddy Weave
In our lives: Have you ever heard a cell phone ring in the midst of a meeting or a class or a church service? When a phone rang in her class, one of my professors in seminary would say, “That had better be Jesus!” I rarely, if ever, hear a phone if it rings in worship. But, I think we should have a new policy for Advent: If a cell phone rings in a meeting, in a class, or even in worship, it is OK, if the ring tone is a joyful Christmas song. It is the time of year when we joyfully proclaim that our Savior has come: Ring the bells!
MOC Turkeys and Hams
-The MOC are once again smoking hams and turkeys as their Christmas gift to our PCR family members.
-Orders must be in no later than Wednesday, December 16th.
-Place your orders by emailing or calling the church office.
-Hams and Turkeys will be ready for pick-up on Wednesday, December 23, at 4:00 p.m.
-The MOC only charges the cost of the meat, per pound.
Pictures from the Hanging of the Greens Service
Jerry Fisher, continued pain from a fall
Amy Mitchell, recovering from car accident
Billy Ramsey, Jim Ramsey’s younger brother, recovering from a heart attack, in Oklahoma
Diane Terry, friend of the Tate family, breast cancer
Jenny Kirkpatrick, daughter of Mary Jane Kirkpatrick (friend of PCR) at Rockdale Medical Center for observation to determine if surgery is required.
Ryan, 5 year old son of Rebecca Leonard’s friend, seeing kidney specialist
Dana, Marilyn Gladue's daughter, recovering from surgery
J.D. Johnson, cousin of Eloise, Clyde and Darren, he results from N. C. indicated that the disease is too advanced for surgery - radiation will begin soon.
Tommy Lee McCurdy, cousin of Eloise, in hospice care - dialysis has been discontinued
Harrison Waldron, brain injury at Shepherd Spinal Center
Emory, student of Jan Staples, heart surgery Nov. 23
Bobby , Ron Jones’ friend, cancer
Ansel Philp, Marjorie Potter’s brother, recovering from surgery
Ronald Richardson, Williams’ son-in-law, health concerns
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.