Pastor's Desk

Pastor's Letter June 2, 2019

By CJ Harkness
As God's children, we must wrestle our attention from all of the things that distract us and "seek God's face"! We need to pray and ask God to search our hearts for any barriers we have to His will.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

 

Greetings in the name of our Lord!

My hope is that God has continued to bless and strengthen you all throughout the week and that this message finds you with the joy of the Lord in your heart and peace in your life.  Always remember that no matter what you are going through, God is still God and He is still in control!  Never hesitate to leverage the power we have through faith in Christ to speak to your situations in His name.  When your strength and your peace run out, God's grace is sufficient to carry you through!

We continue to exist in a world which seems so full of troubles.  Disaster has again struck by way of storms which, hitting close to home, devastated entire communities in southwest Ohio.  The political landscape continues to be increasingly polarized and the divides in our nations seem to deepen on a daily basis.  Poverty still plagues our region and food insecurity, even among working families, is on the rise.  I have no reservations about sounding like a broken record.  As God's children, we must wrestle our attention from all of the things that distract us and "seek God's face"!  We need to pray and ask God to search our hearts for any barriers we have to His will.  When he shows us people, things and attitudes that hinder our walk with Him, we must have the faith and courage to "drop those nets" and follow Him.  We need to hear from God and we need a revival like never before.  This is not so that we can fill sanctuaries but so that we can fill the earth with the Love of Christ! 

This week our sermon focus will draw from lessons learned in Paul's letter to the church at Ephesus.  In short, we should pray for one another that we all grow in our knowledge and revelation of God and His plan for our lives.  So often we take the time to pray for God to help us grow closer to Him.  Our shared love should also constrain us to pray for the spiritual growth and development of all of His children.  The joy and encouragement that we find in others' lives should be reflected in our prayers as we all benefit when the Body of Christ is lifted up!

 

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

 

Your Pastor,

 

 CJ

 

 

 

 

 

One Church    One Family    One Community

 

Church Announcements—June 2, 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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Feed the Kids Program begins Monday, June 10 and continues through Friday, August 16, 2019.

Lunches are served at two locations-People's Community Church and St. Mary's in Berea. Time of serving is from noon until 1:00 pm. The week for PCC to provide the lunches is July 22. If you are able to help prepare the lunches or serve, please contact Sister Erma Albergottie.

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Save the Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019

Father's Day Fellowship Meal immediately following Worship Service. You are welcome to bring a dish to share. Please be sure to bring your dessert or food dish ready to serve in a disposable container. Thank You. Women's Prayer Share Ministry

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Thursday noon Bible Study is taking a break in the month of July! Bible Study will resume on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

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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

June 3, through June 9, 2019

 

Mon:     Mark 14:26-31—Turmoil at the Last Supper.

Tue:     Mark 14:32-42—Jesus Prays While the Disciples Sleep.

Wed:    Mark 14:43-50—Jesus Betrayed & Arrested.

Thurs.  Mark 15:16-24—Jesus Crucified Before Friends & Enemies.

Fri:      Mark 15:27-32—Two Criminals Crucified With Jesus.

Sat:     Mark 15:40-47—Faithful Women.

Sun:     Mark 15:6-15, 25-26, 33-39—New Covenant Sealed with Jesus' Blood.

 

And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died, he said, "Surely this man was the Son of God!"

 

                                                                               --Mark 15:39 NIV

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