Pastor's Desk

Pastor's Letter April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday!
Our predominant focus should still be the excitement and joy that comes with knowing that He is alive and lives within our hearts! I encourage you to set down your reservations and inhibitions and give God your BEST praise today!

Sunday, April 21, 2019  Easter Sunday, 2019

 

Greetings in the name of our Lord!

As followers of Christ, we should recognize this week as "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!" It is a time that we take time to reflect upon and celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord.  Hopefully, you have all taken the time to spend time with your family this weekend.  Additionally, I hope that you have set time aside to spend with Jesus.  Let us be intentional about putting aside all of the things that so easily distract us so that we can concentrate on Him and all that He has done.  Let us not be so consumed with the holiday that we miss the Holy One.  If nothing else, we should take the time to reflect on all of the things in our lives that Christ had to die for and thank him for His grace.

Never take the privilege of coming to the House of Worship lightly.  We must be mindful this week that not everyone in our world has the privilege to openly worship Christ without the threat of violence. We should pause to pray for those Christians who worship with the knowledge that being discovered could literally cause them to be persecuted.  We should also continue to pray for those who are not able to attend church due to being sick and shut in.  Finally, on this weekend that is often dedicated to family, we should take the time to check in on those who have lost loved ones and feel the pain of loss and loneliness in this season.

With all of this being said, our predominant focus should still be the excitement and joy that comes with knowing that He is alive and lives within our hearts!  I encourage you to set down your reservations and inhibitions and give God your BEST praise today!  I promise you that it will not cost you a dime nor will you lose your status in life.  In fact, you might just feel a little bit better.  So feel free to open your mouth and bless Him with your full being as we celebrate resurrection!!

I love you, aint a thang you can do about it,

Your Pastor

CJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Church Announcements—April 21, 2019

Please like us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/peoplescommunitychurchberea

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Prayer Line: We have been having a wonderful time in the Lord with our 15 minutes of power in prayer every Wednesday at noon.  If you can make the time, we would love for you to join us and be blessed! 

 

To join the PCC Wednesday prayer line see the following instructions:

 

Option # 1

Join Zoom Meeting on your computer or smartphone for video or audio chat by downloading the zoom app using the link below.

 

https://zoom.us/j/3475880718

 

Option # 2

One tap mobile (direct dial in from a smartphone)

+16465588656,,3475880718#

 

Option # 3

Traditional Conference Call Dial In

+1 646 558 8656

 

Meeting ID: 347 588 0718

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ICCC Spring Regional Meeting—May 18, 2019

Second Community Church-311 S. Highland Ave

Columbus OH 43223

Registration begins at 8:30 am--$10.00 ea.

People's Community Church will cover registration cost.

Sign Up Sheet is on Ushers' Table

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Heritage Congregational Church is pleased to formally announce their 50th Anniversary Celebration. The anniversary program and banquet are at 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Cleveland Airport Marriott Hotel. Please join them in the fifty years of blessing the Lord has bestowed upon them.

For information about obtaining an invitation to the anniversary banquet please reach out to any of the members listed below.

Mary Phelps, Chair   440-243-7094 or 440-243-3040

Bernadette Butler, Co-Chair 440-239-3686

Joan Veroche, Financial Secretary 440-243-3172

Margarette Key, Committee Member 440-625-0647 or 440-444-5249.

Deadline for purchasing tickets is May 15th!

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The Leon Dozier II Scholarship Applications are ready and on the Ushers' Table. The deadline for the completed application and associated documents including school transcripts is July 19, 2019.

 

 

 

ICCC Annual Conference

This year it is being held in Jacksonville, FL

July 15-July 18, 2019. Rev. Marvin McMickle Ph.D. will be the Bible Study lecturer at the conference.

Registration Forms are on the Ushers' Table.

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The Annual Fishing Foundation Event is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Coe Lake Pavilion. More information will be coming soon. Be sure to mark your calendar. It's a fun event for all ages.

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Bible Reading for Next Week's Lesson

April 22, through April 28, 2018

 

Mon: Isaiah 2:1-4—A Place of Renewal.

Tue: 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Colossians 3:12-17-- Body Building for Baptized Believers.

Wed: Acts 16:11-15—Lydia and Household Baptized.

Thurs. Acts 16:25-34—Jailer & Household Baptized.

Fri: Acts 18:5-11—Reaching New People.

Sat: Acts 1:12-17, 21-26—Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas.

Sun:  Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:6-8—Disciples Called and Commissioned.

 

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

 

--Matthew 28:19-20 NIV

 

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