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For the week of October 18

Devotion - Sing to the Lord!

1 Chronicles 16:23-26


King David seeks to honor God so he makes a special place for the ark of the covenant, which are God’s laws given to show people how to live faithfully. He does much work in preparation for the ark and calls all the people together to honor the ark. Then, he made sure that all God’s people had what they needed, offering food to all. Then, he sang songs of praise: Sing to the Lord! Tell of His salvation from day to day. Sometimes we get so caught up in the doing, we forget to pause and sing songs of praise, but that is just as important as it is to do the work of the Lord. David says, “Tell of God’s salvation from day to day.” Every day we should pause and sing our songs of praise.


Song: Sing, Sing, Sing, Chris Tomlin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV5Vdi_55OU



In our lives: This week, we had a day (or two) when it was quite foggy in the morning. As I made my way to the church down Hwy. 20, early in the morning, the fog was thick and the morning was so new that it seemed as if the sun was barely awake. I drove down the hill past JH House elementary and past the blinking light at White’s Road. The fog got thicker as I slowly drove around the curve after the caution light. But, then through the fog, I could see the church steeple shining like a beacon in the foggy morning. Every time I see that spire, I am moved to praise God. On this particular morning, it was the only thing that could be clearly seen in the haze of fog. God’s light shines for us every morning and God’s love stands firm for us, like that steeple which stands and proclaims who we are and what is important in our lives. That is reason to sing songs of praise, every day.

All Saints Day

All Saints Day will be observed (first Sunday in November). If you would like your loved one who has joined the communion of the saints in the past year recognized, please submit that person's name to the church office.

Be a Blessing Box!

Coming soon!

There will be a box in the narthex for you to share about the blessings that God has given you. On the small sheet of paper provided, write a blessing that you have seen in your life. We will be sharing some in church during our time of Stewardship. It will be a great way to be reminded of all that God has blessed us with!

Bake Sale & Silent Auction

Saturday, October 24th, 11-2

Our PW Bake Sale & Silent Auction are coming up fast! Just another week to get your auction items to the church and to begin baking those wonderful desserts. It would be helpful to have all auction pieces at the church no later than Wednesday the 21st. Bakery items, wrapped and priced, please, before 10 am on Saturday the 24th. These deadlines really help those who will be working to set up and organize. We still need 2 volunteers for 1 hour from 11 to 2 to manage the Bakery. Contact Cathy Leonard or Polly Towler and let us know what hours work best for you.

Thank You!

A big thank you to everybody who helped with the congregational dinner last week. It was a wonderful time of food and fellowship!

Halloween Party!

On Friday, October 30th at 5:30 p.m. there will be a Halloween party for adults and children of all ages!

Some of the fun activities include: Halloween costume parade, crafts, games, s'mores, chili cookoff (prize will be awarded to the best chili), a campfire, and a fun hayride! The Party will take place at the home of Joe and Karen Mitchell.

Costumes are encouraged for all!!

Kitchen Sunday School Class

All are invited to join the Kitchen Class this week as we

consider one of the current Headlines - "Is Religion

Under Attack in our Country?" Our Scripture will be

Matthew 18:20 "Where two or three gather in

my name, there am I with them."

Prayer Requests

Please be in prayer this week for:

Judy Watkins

Marilyn Gladue

Jane McMillian

Jean Ghee

Henry and Linda Clark, MJC friend of friend request. He has stage 4 lung cancer but fell and hasn't/not expected to regain consciousness; nothing else can be done. She was diagnosed yesterday with stage 4 breast cancer.

Harrison Waldron, brain injury at Emory

Emory, student of Jan Staples, heart surgery Nov. 23

Bobby and Shirley Engebretsen, friend of Ron Jones, Bobby diagnosed with Liver cancer

April Ramsey, Jim and Sandra’s Daughter in law, scheduled for surgery on October 20th

Ansel Philp, brother of Marjorie Potter, recovering from second surgery for cancerous growth

Debra, Faye Kitchens’ daughter, staph infection from surgery

Tracy Mask, friend of Carrell Kalland, radiation for a brain tumor

Ronald Richardson, son-in-law of Phillip and Betty Williams, health concerns

Stan Stokes, friend of Mike Sager, bladder cancer

Lillie Curry, aunt of Brenda Gales, diagnosed with colon cancer

Sandra Hancoch, friend of Margaret Lambert, chemo for breast cancer

Florine Wade, Linda Moon’s mother

Karen Smith, friend of Margaret Lambert, fighting cancer

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, 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.