PCL at a Glance for June 16, 2020

Inspirational Thoughts:“By the rivers of Babylon – there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion. On the willows there we hung up our harps. For there, our captors asked us for songs and our tormentors asked for mirth, saying, ‘Sing us one of the songs of Zion!’ How could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?” These verses are found in Psalm 137:1-3. It tells of when Judea was led into exile by the Babylonian Empire after the fall of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple. These verses have been put to music and have been portrayed on the silver screen. The last line speaks volumes to me, “How could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?” How indeed? Maybe this is where a lot of people find themselves these days. With all that is going on around us, we might feel like we are in a bad dream and wish to wake up. Nothing is as simple as, “let’s wait for a vaccine that will do the trick,” or, “the racial tension will ease up – just wait and see.” This is exactly where the mental state of the children of Israel was. They were longing for the good ‘ole days of worshiping at the temple in the land they called their own. At times, do we feel that we too are in a foreign land? We walk this way by faith and not by sight. In doing so, are we growing weary? For such a time as this, may we hold onto Emmanuel, “God with us” and repeat the verse in Romans 8:38-39, “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” If we remember this verse, then maybe the rivers of Babylonian will be sweet instead of bitter.

Until we meet again, may God’s love be with you,

Pastor Dan

Prayer of the Week: Loving Lord, in these crazy and uncertain days. When the world, our nation, our community is on fire. We ask that you will lead us to green pastures and beside still waters to restore our souls. Amen.

Birthdays for June
Denise Geary – Jun 18

Anniversaries for June
Deborah & Robert Lindner – Jun 18

Come Worship with Us This Sunday!
June 21, Third Sunday after Pentecost
On-line service only, starting Sunday at 10 am

This Week at PCL

  • Taizé (noon) every Tuesday & Thursday on Facebook & Zoom.
  • First Thursday of every month Taizé Contemplative Prayer Service on Zoom at 8 pm
  • Centering Prayer (noon) every Wednesday& Friday on Facebook & Zoom.
  • Bible & Bagels, Saturdays, at 8:30 am
  • If you have friends who don’t have a church home, please invite then to join our on-line worship services, Bible studies and prayer service.

Worship & Other Opportunities

Facebook & Zoom

  • Facebook:  facebook.com/The-PCL-935676843185631
  • Sunday worship; contemplative prayer, Tuesday – Friday at noon (Zoom)
  • Zoom,
    Sunday Service:
    Meeting ID: 157 482 235
    Password: 84 85 69
    Phone: 1 646 558 8656

Contemplative Prayer

Meeting ID: 729 0137 4659
Password: 84 85 69
Phone: 1 646 558 8656

Zoom Bible & Bagels

Meeting ID: 858 942 655
84 85 69
1 646 558 8656

Zoom Taizé Contemplative Prayer Service
First Thursday of every month at 8 pm.
Zoom ID: 826 6284 2267 / PW: 820 068

Tithes & Offerings
As we deal with the shelter-in-place and are unable to meet physically as a congregation, we ask you to mail your offerings to the church office.

Reading the Bible with the Lectionary
June 14-20, 2020

Sun: Gen. 18:1-15, 21:1-7; 116:1-2, 12-19; Rom. 5:1-8;Matt. 9:35-10:8 (9-23)

Mon: Psalms 5; 145; Num. 9:15-23, 10:29-36; Rom. 1:1-15; Matt. 17:14-21

Tue: Psalms 42; 146; Numbers 11:1-23; Romans 1:16-25; Matthew 17:22-27

Wed: Ps. 89:1-18; 147:1-11; Num. 11:24-33 (34-35); Rom. 1:28-2:11; Matt. 18:1-9

Thu: Psalms 97; 147:12-20; Num. 12:1-16; Rom. 2:12-24; Matthew 18:10-20

Fri: Psalms 51; 148; Numb. 13:1-3, 21-30; Rom. 2:25-3:8; Matt. 18:21-35

Sat: Psalms 104; 149; Numbers 13:31-14:25; Romans 3:9-20; Matt. 19:1-12

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