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For the week of June 7th

Weekly Devotion

Scripture: Acts 2: 1-42


Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, ‘Brothers, what should we do?’


On that very first Pentecost, after the Holy Spirit had come and stirred things up, all who were gathered were left with questions. They listened and they heard as Peter told them about God and the love and salvation offered in Jesus Christ, and when they heard, the Scripture says, “they were cut to the heart.” They were convicted about the glory and majesty of Christ and all that he does for us and realized what that meant for their lives. Sometimes, listening and really hearing means we hear things that challenge us. All those gathered on that first Pentecost probably wanted to hear: “Keep doing everything you are doing. Things are going along just fine.” But instead they heard that the Holy Spirit has come so that they can see and hear and go out and “let the entire house of Israel know with certainty” that Christ is our Lord and Messiah. (Acts 2:32-36) On these Sundays after Pentecost, let us listen and hear, so that we know how God is calling us to live as witnesses of our Risen Savior.


Song: Oceans, Hillsong United

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI-Z0lq-LIE



In our lives: Have you ever stood on the beach right at the edge where the waves are coming in? Your feet sink into the sand and the waves lap at the sand. Each time a wave comes in, the sand is pulled out from under you. It is an uncertain feeling to stand upon shifting sand. But it is also amazing to stand as the waves wash in and out on your feet. The waves are constant as are God’s promises. Sometimes those waves pull us in deeper; sometimes they shift the sands beneath us, but the waters will always nurture and nourish us, and carry us to where we need to go.

Let your voice be heard!

The worship committee will be considering possible changes or new additions to our worship for the summer. Please share your thoughts or comments about worship. We welcome comments about all aspects of worship, from music, to the Word read and proclaimed, to the bulletin size, to any aspect of worship as we all seek to glorify God. One particular matter we are considering is bulletin size: What would you think of using smaller paper (81/2x14) for a bulletin and having one page insert with announcements, prayer concerns, and sermon notes?

Together, we glorify God and together we offer our hearts and lives to our God in worship. Be a part of how we are considering God's purpose for our lives this summer!


Share your comments with Pastor Leigh or Maggie Jane Chewning, worship chair.

VBS Skit Items Needed

We have some items that we will need for the VBS skits! They just need to be borrowed, and will be returned to you after VBS. Let the office know if you have any items that you are willing to loan! Thank you!


  • Safari Helmet
  • Large Stuffed lion or tiger
  • Lab coat
  • Teen magazines
  • Set of drum sticks
  • Little plastic snakes or lizards

Fathers Day Flowers

Father's Day is June 21st. The carnations will be $3.00 each and may be taken home after church. Order forms along with your check (made payable to PCR/PW) or cash attached must be turned into the office by Sunday, June 14th. Please submit all orders on the form found in the bulletin. The money MUST accompany your order. Profits from flowers support PW's Mission Projects.

CAT Scan?

What is it?

It is a "Church Assessment Tool." CAT Scan sounds more interesting though, doesn't it? It's a survey designed to provide an in-depth look at the experiences, perceptions, and aspirations of a church's congregation. It's an essential step for any church undertaking strategic planning.


What does it do?

It will help us discern what Christ is calling us to do this year as a church. Where is He leading us? How can we fulfill His plan here at PCR? It's a tool that will help us answer these questions.


Where does this tool come from?

It is provided by Holy Cow Consulting. More information is available from their website: www.holycowconsulting.com


How will we use this information?

The leadership of the church is committed to gather with Joy, our congregational consultant, to go over the interpretation of the results of the survey and then to pray about and commit to utilizing that information to lead the congregation into the future God is calling us to do.

Youth VBS Helper Lock-In

June 8th

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.


We will be having a lock in for the youth helping out with VBS! There will be fun activities, learning the songs for VBS, and craft making!


Contact Becca Leonard for more information.

Smyrna Camp Meeting


Smyrna Presbyterian Church is preparing for the 189th Campmeeting and would like to invite your congregation to join us. Services run from June 19th thru the 25th. Evening Worship services begin at 7:30 with special music by religious singers and musicians from the area beginning at 7:15.

The Sunday Worship and Memorial service will begin at 10:30 June 21st. Each morning at 11:00, the 22nd thru the 25th, a Bible study will be conducted. Lunch in the dining hall begins at noon and dinner at 6pm.

For more information, visit their website at www.smyrnapc.com.

Outnumber Hunger

Outnumber Hunger is a nationwide campaign designed to make it easy for people to join in the fight against hunger and support local food banks till January 31, 2016. General Mills will donate $1.20 to Feeding America, enough to secure 12 meals on behalf of local food banks, up to a maximum of $225,000.00. Sam’s Club and Walmart are also participating. The Atlanta Community Food Bank will be the beneficiary when we enter our zip code, which in turn will help our food pantry.


Go on the web to outnumberhunger.com and enter the eight digit code from specially-marked General Mills packages and help Feeding America secure 5 meals on behalf of local food banks.


Specially-marked General Mills products are:

Yoplait, Lucky Charms, Reese’s Puffs, Wheaties, Cocoa Puffs, Multi-Grain Cheerios, Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Trix, Rice Chex, Vanilla Chex, Total (whole grain), Fruity Cheerios, Chocolate Cheerios, Pillsbury, Hamburger Helper, Old El Paso, Green Giant, Totino’s, Natures Valley, Fiber One, Mott’s, Oceanspray, Chex Mix, Bugles, and more!

Want to learn more about Medicare?

A representative from Wellcare health Plans will be here on June 25th, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. to provide information and education (services and benefits) to Medicare-eligible individuals. If you would like information regarding services and benefits that are available, please plan to be here at PCR on June 25, 2015.

Prayer Request

Please be in prayer for:

Helene Barrus, home, recovering from a fall

Joan McMullan, recovering from back surgery

Brenda Slade, chemotherapy

Rita Macchione, undergoing cancer treatment

Jane McMillian

Linda Moon, dealing with vertigo

Faye Kitchens, broken foot

Members of Circle #5 as they mourn the loss of their dear Circle Sister Kathy Woods

Sonya, Niece of Kenneth Jenkins, fighting breast cancer

Debra Reeves, friend of Mike Sager, diagnosed with breast cancer and recovering from mastectomy

Penny Hill, Executive Presbyter, beginning maintenance therapy for lung cancer

Gloria Blankenship, cousin of Eloise, out of ICU and receiving daily dialysis

Buser Family, friends of Daphne Nash, grandson DJ diagnosed with MD

Mollye, relative of Mary Scheaffer, stopping medical intervention

Bob Long, Mary Wallace's brother, kidney issues

Basil and Gabby, pregnancy complications

Joy, Ramsey’s neighbor, recovering from mastectomy

Dot, Faye Kitchens’ sister-in-law, recovering from a stroke

Jay Morgan, nephew of Dan Morgan, Stage 4 cancer

Harry Burnett, Jerry Fisher’s brother, congestive heart failure

Mya, student of Courtni Mitchell, undergoing Chemo

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

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

Shut Ins: Freeman Barber, Jean Ghee, Louise Hanekamp, Doris Kirby, Jane McMillian, Ray Morgan, Emelyn Sexton, Evelyn Spivey, Hope Woodruff


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.