Pastor's Desk

Pastor's Letter February 24, 2019

By CJ Harkness
My most recent life experience has renewed my faith and reminded me that God is sovereign and all powerful. There is nothing that he cannot do and all things are subject to His time and His will.
As the old song says, if the Lord never does anything else for me, He's done enough!

Sunday February 24, 2019

 

Greetings in the name of our Lord!

The Lord is blessing me right now!  My most recent life experience has renewed my faith and reminded me that God is sovereign and all powerful.  There is nothing that he cannot do and all things are subject to His time and His will.  Specifically, when medicine failed to restore my mother's speech and cognitive awareness, God stepped in and gave us the gift of more time to talk with and enjoy my mother's conversation, smile and even humor.  As the old song says, if the Lord never does anything else for me, He's done enough! 

I also thank God for the overwhelming support that we have received from so many people from far and near.  I want to especially thank our People's Community Church family in this letter as the love you have shared has been so uplifting!  I could not imagine what life would be like without a praying and supportive church family.  Please continue to lift us up in prayer.

This week we will turn our eyes to something that we frequently find ourselves wrestling with.  Why is life so unfair?  I want to argue that we should not covet what we perceive in the lives of others.  God has a specific plan for each of us and we must trust Him and walk in it, even when we can't see how it is fair.  God's wisdom and lovingkindness will always put us through the preparation and pathway to be in the position to execute His plan for our lives.  There is blessed favor in that plan and when we embrace it, we will find that He will bless us with more than we could ever ask or think!

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

 Your Pastor

CJ

Church Announcements—February 24, 2019

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

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Members, please join us TODAY, February 24, 2019, for our First Quarter Business meeting following Worship Service.

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BEREA KIWANIS Empty Bowl Super—Friday, March 1, 2019, 5 pm – 7 pm Berea-Midpark High School. Proceeds benefit People's Community Church food pantry! Tickets are $20.00 per adult.

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Ash Wednesday Service March 6, 2019, 7:00 pm here in the Sanctuary of People's Community Church.

 

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FELLOWSHIP MEAL

Please join us for the Fellowship Meal on Sunday, March 10th in honor of the Church's 46th  anniversary. Sign-up sheets are on the usher's table if you would like to bring a food dish or beverage for the meal.  All are welcome.

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The Women's Prayer Share Ministry announces a new campaign drive for the PCC Food Pantry. We are requesting donations for Feminine Sanitary Products (Pads/Tampons) as the Greater Cleveland Food Bank does not offer these basic personal items for purchase. The last day to participate in this drive is Sunday, March 10. Thank you. WPS

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To all PCC women and friends,

The Women's Prayer Share ministry is women coming together sharing God's word using the Bible, study guides and prayer.  Our current study is 'Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World'.  We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, March. 12th. You are always welcome to come 'share' in a meeting with us.  Please contact Sis. Ilona Hudson if you have questions.

The Women's Prayer Share ministry.

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Mark your calendar for the ICCC Annual Conference

This year it is being held in Jacksonville, FL

July 15-July 18, 2019. Rev. Marvin McMickle PhD 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

February 25, through March 3, 2018

 

Mon:   Proverbs 25:2-7—Wait to Enter the King's Presence.

Tue: James 2:1-7—Treat the Poor and Rich Impartially.

Wed:  Matthew 5:43-48—Love and Pray for the Persecutor.

Thurs. Ephesians 4:1-7—A Life Worthy of God's Call.

Fri:     Luke 14:1-6—Serving with Love on the Sabbath.

Sat:    Luke 14:15-24—The Great Dinner for All Peoples.

Sun:    Luke 14:7-14—Humility, the Right Path for Believers.

 

"For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."

 

 

 

--Luke 14:11, NIV

 

 

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