Pastor's Desk

Pastor's Letter May 5, 2019

By CJ Harkness
My challenge to each of us this week is to do the difficult task of assessing what our progress has and had not been in our walk with the Lord in the past weeks or months and set a course for better. At the same time, take the time to count every blessing no matter how small they may seem. A balanced inward look can lead to balanced outward relationships.

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

 

Greetings in the name of our Lord!

 

The first Sunday in each month is a time that we can see as prime for renewal physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.  Firsts often push us to take an inventory of our progress or lack thereof since the previous milestone.  It is also a time that we can look forward with hope and anticipation of things to come.  Often, our assessment of what has been or predictions of what will be are a reflection of our view of the world.  It can be so very easy to live in oblivion, refusing to acknowledge the challenges that we should be attending to.  It is also easy to be so jaded by our unmet hopes that we can fail to see just how far God has brought us.  My challenge to each of us this week is to do the difficult task of assessing what our progress has and had not been in our walk with the Lord in the past weeks or months and set a course for better.  At the same time, take the time to count every blessing no matter how small they may seem.  A balanced inward look can lead to balanced outward relationships.

 

As we continue to pray for all of the families who have recently lost loved ones in the church, I would also ask that each of us have a prayer focus for the various tragedies that have taken place in our world.  Whether we consider the recent natural disasters including flooding in Nebraska, a catastrophic mudslide in Bolivia and the cyclone that devastated, the shooting on the campus of the University of N. Carolina Charlotte, the political unrest in Venezuela or the myriad of others disturbing reports in the news, we must concede that Christians ought to be in serious prayer for the state of our families, church, community, and world.  I ask that we each make a commitment to praying for God's intervention as well as His direction in these troubling times.  When we get off of our knees, however, it is imperative that we act on the things that God has purposed our hearts to do as we seek to "serve this present age".

 

Today our sermon will focus on a time of day that is frequently the setting of God's work with His people in the scriptures.  In the morning we find an opportunity to engage a new day with its share of trials and new mercies.  May we face the morning with the intent of finding the instructions that Christ has for us for that day.  Never worry about how long you have been toiling with a thing.  Trust in God keep the faith and know that Morning is Coming!

 

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

 

Your Pastor,

 

 CJ

 

 

 

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Church Announcements—May 5, 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

May 6, through May 12, 2019

 

Mon: John 5:19-24—Believers in Jesus Have Eternal Life.

Tues:  Galatians 4:19-24—Spirit of Christ in Our Hearts.

Wed:  1 Corinthians 15:12-28—The Resurrection of The Dead.

Thurs. 2 Corinthians 5:16-21—Seeing Others through Christ.

Fri:     Romans 8:18-25—Eager Longing.

Sat:    Romans 8:18-25—Sustained and Led by the Spirit.

Sun:    Romans 8:1-14—No Condemnation in Christ Jesus.

 

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

 

--Romans 8:1  NIV

 

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