For the week of September 13
Devotion - Our Story
Scripture - Psalm 19
The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork! The Psalmist joyfully proclaims that all creation tells of God and God’s glory. Do we live up to those expectations? Does all we do tell of God’s glory? The song (see below), “My Story” by Big Daddy Weave incorporates words from the magnificent hymn, Blessed Assurance, along with new reflections on what it means to a live a life of praise all the time. The first verse says: “If I told you my story, you would hear Hope that wouldn’t let go; And if I told you my story, you would hear Love that never gave up; And if I told you my story, you would hear Life, but it wasn’t mine.” Each of us and all of us together have a powerful story to tell of hope, love, and life in Christ. Let’s tell that story every day with our lives!
Song: My story, Big Daddy Weave
In our lives: The movie Pretty Woman tells a story of an unlikely couple who find one another through unusual circumstances, but they fall in love and figure out that they belong together. The very last lines of the movie are uttered by a strange man standing on a street corner in Hollywood. He says, “Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream? Everybody comes here; this is the land of dreams. What’s your dream?” An even better question is, “What’s your story?” We all have stories to tell about our lives and our faith. We have stories to tell as individuals and as a congregation. This Sunday, we will be celebrating the ministries of this incredible congregation. We will be sharing and celebrating some of our stories, hearing from Mike Nash, Jim Leonard, Karen Mitchell, Polly Towler, and more! As we kick off our Fall Season, I also pose this question to each of us, and to all of us: What is our story going to be for the Fall? How will we tell of God’s glory?
PW Haiti Shoebox Luncheon
Everyone is invited to a luncheon following the worship service on Sunday September 27th to put together our
Shoeboxes which will go to children in Haiti. Each year, many children who might have never received
a gift of any kind will have a simple shoebox placed in their hands. Inside these boxes will be school supplies,
personal care items, toys and our special gift of love.
Please go ahead and shop for items to fill these boxes now and bring them to the church in advance so that we will have what
is needed prior to this luncheon. Below is a list of suggested items: School supplies: pencils, pencil sharpeners, pens,
small notebooks, scissors. Personal items: toothbrush, toothpaste, bar soap, washcloth, comb, brush. Clothing: flip-flops,
socks, underpants, t-shirt (no message shirts, please), hair bows. Then use your imagination: jump ropes, puzzles,
small flashlight with extra batteries,a special toy which could include a soft plush, balls, and matchbox cars.
Every item should be NEW and Remember! Everything has to fit snugly inside a closed shoebox.
There is a giant shoebox in the narthex to receive your items. Please shop in advance and then plan to join us for lunch
and to help put these wonderful gift boxes together!
Thank you for your support of this PW project!
Ways to grow at PCR!
We are offering some wonderful opportunities for all ages to grow this fall at PCR. We have some pretty amazing teachers sharing God's Word. Come visit some of our classes and see if there is one that will help you develop a deeper faith. With all the craziness in our world, more than ever, we need to know what God is telling us. I hope to see you at Sunday School!
Some classes for Adults:
Study of the Old Testament - This class is taught by Bob Tate in the Fellowship Hall.
Study of the Book of Romans- This class is taught by Mike Sager in the Bride's Room.
Discussion on Current Events- This class is taught by Ken Towler in the Kitchen
Additional Bible Studies for different ages offered by Pastor Leigh - More information to come!
Children - Every Sunday there are songs, a fun movie, and time to learn about what it means to be a child of God.
Thank you PCR Teachers
Nancy Lumpkin - Nursery
Karen Mitchell - K-2
Jane and Wayne Scott - 3-5
Rebecca Leonard and Steve Blackstone - Middle and High School
Bob Tate - Adults
Mike Sager - Adults
Ken and Polly Towler - Adults
Also, we have several students who are moving up in their Sunday School classes. Congrats to Fisher Mitchell, Anna Marti, and Evan Dorsey!
Brenda Slade, radiation
Carleen Corry, recovering from surgery
Margaret Lambert, recovering from surgery
Jean Ghee, under hospice care
Tracy Mask, friend of Carrell Kalland, radiation for a brain tumor
Badertscher family, friends of Carrell Kalland, multiple health concerns in the family
Kelly Stewart, friend of Wallace's, ovarian cancer, going into hospice
Ronald Richardson, son-in-law of Phillip and Betty Williams, health concerns
Stan Stokes, friend of Mike Sager, recovering from bladder cancer
Lillie Curry, aunt of Brenda Gales, diagnosed with colon cancer
Sandra Hancoch, friend of Margaret Lambert, chemo for breast cancer
Elise Hunt, friend of the Corry's in rehab recovering from broken hip
Florine Wade, Linda Moon’s mother, rehab due to a fall
Karen Smith, friend of Margaret Lambert, fighting cancer
Jay Pruehs, former member, diagnosed with sarcoma
Gail Walker, friend of Wallaces, chronic migraines
Sonya, niece of Kenneth Jenkins, fighting breast cancer
Doug Switzer’s daughter, friend of Mike Sager, diagnosed with melanoma
Debra Reeves, friend of Mike Sager, diagnosed with breast cancer
Bob Long, Mary Wallace's brother, on cancer drug and having dialysis
Dot, Faye Kitchens’ sister-in-law, recovering from a stroke
Jay Morgan, nephew of Dan Morgan, Stage 4 cancer
Rev. Penny Hill, cancer treatment
Mollye, relative of Mary Scheaffer, stopping medical intervention
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, Louise Hanekamp, Doris Kirby, Jane McMillian, 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.