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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGjrc_DIB8I


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!

Congregational Meeting

There will be a congregational meeting following worship on December 20th for the purpose of electing the slate of Elders for the Session Class of 2018.

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.

Toy Donation Deadline

The last day to bring toys in for our donation to J.H. House elementary is Sunday, December 13th! Thank you so much to all who have already donated!

Christmas Hymn Sing

December 27th, 11:00 a.m.

We will be celebrating with a joint service at Conyers Presbyterian church for a Christmas Hymn Sing.

We hope to see you there!

Jesus' Birthday Party

Happy Birthday Jesus!

On December 13th we will be celebrating Jesus' birthday with a fun party! Join us in the celebration!

After Church until 2:00 p.m.

Lunch is provided!

Children Ages preschool until 5th grade welcome!

Bring a toy to donate to children in need!

Pictures from the Hanging of the Greens Service

Prayer Concerns

Please be in prayer this week for:


Jerry Fisher, continued pain from a fall

Jane McMillian

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;

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.