Duplicated: PCL at a Glance for July 14, 2020 – [#241]

Inspirational Thought: Jesus comes into town and disrupts the status quo by healing on the Sabbath. While He is teaching in the synagogue there is a woman in need of healing; she has been bent over for 18 years. Jesus sees a need and heals the woman. The religious leaders are angry that Jesus healed on the Sabbath. Would they rather have this woman suffer than receive a whole body? In many ways, we become like these religious leaders when Jesus doesn’t do what we want or expect. We tend to lean toward the wish list of heavenly favors rather than resting in the knowledge that our Lord will meet us where we are and give us exactly what we need. In this story from Luke 13, we see how Christ is not concerned about rules and regulations — the whys and how’s — Jesus is concerned about the person. When dealing with others, we need to ask ourselves how certain regulations or policies affect others. Do we cause others to be bent over because of the burdens we place on them, or, do we partner with Jesus so that their spirit is lifted with amazing possibilities? There are many ways that we can do this, but, the first thing to do is to see the need. Today, as we go through our daily tasks, may we stop, look, and listen for the needs of others and act in the way Jesus taught us.

Pastor Dan

Prayer of the Week: Grant to us, O God, the fullness of your promises. Where we have been weak, grant us your strength; where we have been confused, grant us your guidance; where we have been distraught, grant us your comfort; where we have been dead, grant us your life. Apart from you, O Lord, we are nothing, in and with you we can do all things. Open to us new possibilities that will lead us to new opportunities for growth through new beginnings. Amen.

Birthdays for July
Helen McNerney – July 7
Linda Yeatman – July 10

Come Worship with Us This Sunday!
July 19, Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
On-line service only, starting Sunday at 10 am

This Week at PCL

  • First Thursday of every month Taizé Contemplative Prayer Service on Zoom at 8 pm, phone: 1-646-558-8656
  • Centering Prayer (noon) every Wednesday 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
July 5-11, 2020

Sun: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:10-17 Alternate Song of Solomon 2:8-13;

Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Mon: Psalms 62; 145; Num. 32:1-6, 16-27; Romans 8:26-30; Matthew 23:1-12

Tue: Psalms 12; 146; Num. 35:1-3, 9-15, 30-34; Rom. 8:31-39; Matt. 23:13-26

Wed: Psalms 96; 147:1-11; Deut. 1:1-18; Romans 9:1-18; Matt. 23:27-39

Thu: Psalms 116; 147:12-20; Deut. 3:18-28 Romans 9:19-33; Matt. 24:1-14

Fri: Psalms 84; 148; Deut. 31:7-13, 31:24-32:4; Rom. 10:1-13; Matt. 24:15-31

Sat: Psalms 63; 149; Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Romans 10:14-21; Matt. 24:32-51