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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Welcome!

As we celebrate the resurrection of Christ, we gladly welcome you. Thank you for joining us in worship on this very important day in our Christian lives.

 

Easter Hymn

“Christ Is Risen! Shout Hosanna!”

Christ is risen! Shout Hosanna! Celebrate this day of days!
Christ is risen! Hush in wonder: all creation is amazed.
In the desert all-surrounding, see, a spreading tree has grown. Healing leaves of grace abounding bring a taste of love unknown.

Christ is risen! Raise your spirits from the caverns of despair.
Walk with gladness in the morning. See what love can do and dare. Drink the wine of resurrection, not a servant, but a friend.
Jesus is our strong companion. Joy and peace shall never end.

Christ is risen! Earth and heaven nevermore shall be the same. Break the bread of new creation where the world is still in pain. Tell its grim, demonic chorus: “Christ is risen! Get you gone!”’ God the First and Last is with us. Sing Hosanna everyone! (Hymnary.org)

 

New Member-Kevin Speed

We welcome Kevin as a new member who joined last Sunday, Palm Sunday after attending worship here for some period of time, and have scheduled his baptism for Sunday, April 30 during morning worship.

 

Berea Youth Works 2017

Berea Youth Works provides summer work opportunities for Berea youth. One of the goals of the program is to assure interested youth something meaningful to do each summer. The program targets in school youth ages 16 through 26, and starts April 17. Please encourage and direct youth to contact us at 440-243-2988.

 

Guest Minister

On next Sunday, April 23, the fourth Sunday, Reverend C. J. Harkness will be our guest speaker.

 

The Empty Bowl Supper Story – Thursday, April 20, 2017

Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will be used to assist in the feeding of our community including People’s Community Church’s Food Pantry of Choice. Tickets and fliers are available on the ushers’ table.

Thursday, April 20, from 5:00 to 7:00pm

Berea/Midpark High School Cafeteria

Cost: tickets are $20.00 ($10.00 for kids, 7-14, under 6 free) Each year a number of PCC members and friends support this event. At present, it appears that we will again have strong support from our church family. We have received monthly financial donations from the Berea Kiwanis, the organization that sponsors this annual event. To accommodate your purchasing tickets to this event one of our trustees will be available at the ushers’ table where the tickets are in an envelope.

 

Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother’s Day is the second Sunday, and the church will again gladly recognize our mothers. Clearly, our mothers provide so much to sustaining the ministry of our church and to showing God’s love for many in a multitude of ways. Please plan to join us and bring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother so we can show our appreciation to all godly mothers!

 

Graduations 2017

Please notify the office as soon as possible of any students graduating from high school, colleges and universities, and other institutions of higher learning. You can call the office at 440-234-0609.

 

OHIO/MICHIGAN FELLOWSHIP MEETING – May 20, 2017

Please review the proposed agenda for the upcoming Ohio/Michigan Fellowship Meeting that will be held here at PCC. I’d be pleased if your schedule permitted you to join us for the 45-minute worship service. It’s more than a month away and maybe you can plan to worship with us that Saturday. We have a sign-up sheet on the ushers’ table for you to indicate if you plan to stay for lunch.

 

 

 

 

A Summer Garden

As you may recall, we have farmed a small garden on our grounds. The garden adds a wonderful color and look to our property and provides fresh produce to those desiring fresh vegetables. We plan to do it again. Are you interested in helping? Please use the sign-up sheet on the ushers’ table to indicate your interest.

Box on Ushers’ Table for Invitations

As you continue to invite people to church, please use one of the forms on the ushers’ table, include the name of your invitee, and place the form in the box. Also, please keep in mind we are extending our invitations to people who don’t attend church. Also, we will keep your invitees lifted up in prayer.

 

 

The Women’s Prayer Share Ministry meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7:00pm of each month in the Fellowship Hall of People’s Community Church. All women are welcome to join!

Human Trafficking Awareness Benefit/Dinner

Saturday, May 20, 2017

6:00pm – 11:00pm

Black Tie Dinner

Crowne Plaza-Middleburg Hts.

Hosted by Cleo Taylor of A Woman’s Glory & Floyd’s Family Barber Shop

Tickets $40 for dinner & benefit awareness assembly with speaker.

$20.00 awareness assembly only

More information or tickets contact:

Cleo Taylor: 440-826-1730 or awgbeauty2010@gmail.com

 Holding Hands

Since we are now into flu and the common cold seasons, we request that you make good use of the hand sanitizers in your pew seats and wash your hands frequently to prevent germs. If you choose not to hold hands during our congregational prayers, we understand and respect your decision and action. We are taking these and others to prevent to the greatest extent possible the spread of germs. This change doesn’t prevent you at any time from any personal greetings you wish to make with others that welcome them. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
 

PUSHPAY

As we continue to unfold this new way of giving and staying connected with our church we thank you for responding to our request to use PUSHPAY. You are helping us to implement this new way for you and other members and friends/ to stay connected to our church even when they are out of the state or absent from worship.

 

Also, you are now able to use the church App, People’s Community Church (PCC) that is part of PUSHPAY. You can now access my written sermons on this APP. We are presently working to make the sermons audible on your smart phone.

 

Additionally, you can now submit prayer requests using the PCC App. Your prayer requests are confidential, come directly to the church office, and are not accessible from the website. So please start using this new App as an additional way to share your prayer requests.

 

Further, you can access an updated calendar of events and activities happening here at the church. Of course, there are other features of interest to you and others on the church’s new App. I hope you will use PUSHPAY so you can see the positive benefits of this new tool.

 

As you know, we have been informing you about Pushpay for the last 90 days. Our plan is to create a user-friendly way so members and friends can stay connected with the church. Toward that end, assuming you have a smart phone, I request you use it to send the church $1.00 or a little more (This is only a test and to make sure you know how Pushpay works). For your convenience, the steps to follow with your smart phone are listed below. Will you use PUSHPAY now? In addition, I have sent this message to you and others using e-mail addresses of members and friends. I am thanking you in advance for helping us implement this new way of connecting with our members. Should you have questions, please contact any trustee member.

 

                   

 

PUSHPAY APP

·      Open your cell phone’s app store and search for the Pushpay app

·       Open and install the Pushpay app

·       Select People’s Community Church (verify by the address and logo)

·       Enter the amount of your gift and if it is a one time or recurring gift

·       Select the giving type (tithe, etc.)

·       Enter your Touch ID or pass code to confirm your give

·       Select the Give button

ONLINE – PCC Website

·       Go to the PCC website: www.peoplescommunity.org

·       Select the Links tab

·       Select Give (Pushpay) under To Make a Donation/Tithe/Pledge

·       In Pushpay, use the Search box to search for People’s Community Church

·       Select People’s Community Church (verify by the address and logo)

·       Login to Pushpay with your cell phone (or email) and password

·       Enter the amount of your gift and if it is a one time or recurring gift

·       Select the giving type (tithe, etc.)

·       Confirm your gift

TEXT GIVING

·     Text PCCBEREA to 77977 (message and data rates may apply)

·     You will receive a text reply that says:  Thank you for your generosity.  Click the link to give https://pushpay.com/pay/peoplescommunity

·    Click on the link and it will take you to Pushpay.com and the page for People’s Community Church

·       Download the Pushpay app

·       Enter your details:

o      Enter the amount of your gift and if it is a one time or recurring gift

o      Select the giving type (tithe, etc.)

o      Enter your full name, email address and cell phone number

o      Select the ‘next’ button

·      Enter your credit card or bank account information and give

 

Please keep in mind you can keep giving with checks, cash, and through your bank. This is just another way our people can now give. This additional way of giving will enable us to reach members and friends that don’t attend church on a regular basis during the summer months when they are traveling and are on vacation. Also, this new option will help us to remove all obstacles that may prevent inactive members from giving as well.

 

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Requesting Prayers and Using Prayer Cards

Please remember when you make a prayer request, to obtain a prayer card from an usher or from the rear of the pew chair. We need you to complete all sections of the prayer card. It is important that you estimate the time period you are requesting the church family to pray for your request. If your estimate of time changes, you are encouraged to update your request by completing another prayer card and giving it to an usher. With your help we will be able to better manage the number of prayer requests at any given time and the space requirements in the pastor’s letter. Thanking you anticipatively!

 

Visitors:

If you are visiting with us today, I warmly and gladly welcome you. Thank you for choosing to worship with us. Please take a minute and fill out the visitor’s card and return it to one of our ushers or deposit it in the offering tray. We welcome you to come again to worship with us or to attend some of our program offerings to the community. We are indeed glad to have you, and if we can do anything to make your visit more spiritual or meaningful, please inform one of our members or me.

 

 

Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Thursdays from noon - 1:00pm

Located in the Youth House at 634 Wesley Dr.

 

DAILY BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK’S LESSON:

April 17,  -  April 23, 2017

 

 Mon. Romans 1:1-17—Mutually Sharing the Gospel of Christ.  

Tues.  Romans 5:1-5—Fruit of Justification by Faith.

Wed. Romans 5:12-21—Grace Abounded through Jesus Christ.

Thurs  2 Corinthians 11:16-33—Paul’s Faithful Ministry despite Suffering.

Fri. Romans 8:18-25—Believers’ Present Suffering and Future Glory.

 Sat.  Romans 8:26-30—God’s Will Shapes Human Direction.

Sun.  Romans 5:6-11; 8:31-39—God’s Love Never Changes.

If God is for us, who can be against us?

 

Romans 8:31b, NIV

 

 

 

 

 

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