PCL at a Glance for July 14, 2020

Inspirational Thought: I was introduced to the Deer Prayer by Karen Sinclair, who attends our zoom Bible & Bagels and worship service. The prayer penned by St. Patrick in 433 CE has a lot of inspiration – inspiration that we might need to hear for our own peace of mind. I hope that you will find it meaningful.

The Deer Prayer

I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun, splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning, swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea, stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.

I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me, God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me, God’s shield to protect me,
God’s hosts to save me, afar and anear,
Alone or in a multitude.

Christ shield me today
Against wounding,
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of creation.

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

Pastor Dan

Birthdays for July
Holly Anderson – July 14

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.
  • Contemplative Prayer, (noon) every Tuesday & Thursday on Facebook & Zoom
  • Bible & Bagels, Saturdays, at 8:30 am
    • Canceled for the remainder of July
    • Will resume the first Saturday in August
  • Bistro – meets in the church parking lot at 10:30 am, second Saturday of every month
  • 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 12-18, 2020

Sun: Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112; Rom. 8:1-11; Matt. 13:1-9, 18-23

Mon: Psalms 5; 145; Joshua 2:1-14; Romans 11:1-12; Matthew 25:1-13

Tue: Psalms 42; 146; Joshua 2:15-24; Romans 11:13-24; Matthew 25:14-30

Wed: Psalms 89:1-18; 147:1-11; Jos. 3:1-13; Rom. 11:25-36; Matt. 25:31-46

Thu: Psalms 97; 147:12-20; Joshua 3:14-4:7; Romans 12:1-8; Matt. 26:1-16

Fri: Psalms 51; 148; Joshua 4:19-5:1, 10-15; Romans 12:9-21; Matt. 26:17-25

Sat: Psalms 104; 149; Joshua 6:1-14; Romans 13:1-7; Matthew 26:26-35