Lent is meant to be a time of repentance. These 40 days are set aside to praise and worship the Lord; to read the Bible more, and to pray more often. Christians who observe Lent correctly anticipate deeper intimacy with the Lord.
Many of today's Churches are full of activities, rituals, and programs, but where is the power? Where is the joy of worship? Where is the peace of mind that comes through knowing Jesus? God never meant for us to carry out our obligations to the Church, family, and community and live spiritually defeated lives with little or no impact on the world. God's desire is for His people to fully realize the joy, peace, and power that comes from knowing Him and His Son.
While on earth Jesus modeled the joy, peace, and power that comes from the Father in spite of the difficulties He faced. How did He do it? The key to Jesus' success was His prayer life with the Father. God is calling us to imitate Jesus during our difficulties.
Therefore, family and friends I am asking you to join me over the next 40 days to pray every day using the “Our Daily Bread” prayer guide entitled “40 days of Praying the Word." I am asking you to use these next 40 days to learn, change, and grow in prayer. As your prayer life grows you will find the joy, peace, and power needed for you to live a more abundant life. If you are ready, let’s get started. . .begin praying tonight between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and beginning tomorrow you can pray at 7 a.m., 12 Noon, or 7 p.m. The key is not the time but the prayer.
Praying all is well and you are maintaining during this critical time in our country. I want to update you on how we are handling the ongoing ministry of the Church.
First and foremost we are trusting God to see us through this crisis just as He has seen us through other disasters. Since COVID-19 tends to spread more readily in large gatherings, Cobb County has now been placed under a state of emergency and a "stay at home" order has been issued. We are encouraging our family and friends to abide by this order which has been recommended to help curb this healthcare crisis.
Sunday Worship Service: We will be utilizing Facebook Live each Sunday to share a Word from the Lord during our 10:30 a.m. service until the shelter-in ban has been lifted or it is safe to return. If you have not already done so, please add PCBC Sound room as a friend to your Facebook account. This will allow you to be a part of our worship experience. Bible Study: Our 12 Noon and 7 p.m. Bible Study classes will take place each Tuesday via ZOOM Meeting ID: 271 277 7626, Passcode: 01584 Dial-In Number: 1.470.250.9358 (same Meeting ID & Password)
Bible Study for youth and children will be each Tuesday via ZOOM beginning at 6 p.m. Meeting ID: 821 1239 7750, Passcode: 746104
Prayer Service: Our prayer service will take place each 1st and 3rd Thursdays via ZOOM. Please use the same Meeting ID and password as listed above for Bible Study.
Ministry Meetings: All ministry activities and/or events are cancelled until further notice. However, some ministries will meet via ZOOM. The Daily Bread Distribution will continue to take place each 3rd Saturday of the month as a drive-through service only.
Giving: In terms of your continued financial support, please give online through Givelify(download the app to your phone or use the PCBC website), or you may mail your check or money order to the church address. (PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH THROUGH THE MAIL)!
Don’t Panic! Don’t Worry! Remember to do 1 Peter 5:7. God's Got This!
2021 Theme: "MINISTERING WHERE YOU LIVE"
This year each one of us will declare that Jesus is the Light of the World! When we became a Christian, He passed the light to us. It is our responsibility to let our light shine so it may expose the darkness. By seeing our light, people will know the difference between good and evil, right and wrong, and what is acceptable to God.
As a Man Thinketh in His Heart So is He . . . What's On Your Mind?
MARCH - Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left, turn your foot away from evil. (Proverbs 4:23-27).