PCL at a Glance for July 21, 2020

Inspirational Thought: The last few Sundays we have been upping our Moment for Mission to having them each Sunday. I am hoping that these moments bring inspiration as well as inform us of the many resources available to help us during these uncertain times. I have found that the guest speakers have been engaging as they discuss ways to deal with life in this new frontier that we are journeying through. In the coming Sundays, our moments will have us reflect on how the homeless are dealing with the COVID virus, Our House, Inc. and the possible date when they will begin operation and ways that our church community may reach out to them. The world may have paused momentarily, but I have found through these moments that folks are doing amazing things to help and create new ways of dealing with the unknown. I have appreciated the statements of working together to make life a bit brighter for the common good and have been challenged to think about how our world is forever changed. It seems that the more we share with each other the more new opportunities come to the forefront of our thinking. Even with ideas, it takes a village. My hope is that our congregation will be free to share ideas, muse over ways to minister to our ever-changing world and community and to continue to take up the cause to proclaim that every child of God is important. May this be our hope not only for the future but for today.

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

Pastor Dan

Prayer of the Week: Everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being: You have made us for yourself so that our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Give us purity of heart and strength of purpose, that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing your will, no weakness keeps us from doing it; that in your light we may see light clearly, and in your service find perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Birthdays for July
Matthew Gibbon – July 22
Kelli Geary – July 26

Come Worship with Us This Sunday!
July 26, Eighth 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

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

Zoom Bible & Bagels

Zoom:
Meeting ID: 858 942 655
Password:
84 85 69
Phone:
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 19-25, 2020

Sun: Psalms 19; 150; Joshua 6:15-27; Acts 22:30-23:11;  Mark 2:1-12

Mon: Psalms 135; 145; Joshua 7:1-13; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 26:36-46

Tue: Psalms 123; 146; Joshua 8:1-22; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 26:47-56

Wed: Psalms 15; 147:1-11; Joshua 8:30-35; Romans 14:13-23; Matt. 26:57-68

Thu: Psalms 36; 147:12-20; Joshua 9:3-21; Romans 15:1-13; Matt. 26:69-75

Fri: Psalms 130; 148; Joshua 9:22-10:15; Romans 15:14-24; Matthew 27:1-10

Sat: Psalms 56; 149; Joshua 23:1-16; Romans 15:25-33; Matthew 27:11-23

Imagine a World Tour

I’m reaching out to invite you and any of your interested parishioners to a virtual Imagine a World Tour, which is a moving, inspiring, and educational one-hour information session about our mission. These tours help us live our mission of raising awareness about childhood bereavement and provide education on how to support grieving children, teens, and adults.

Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested.
Here are our upcoming tour dates:
•  July 23 at 7 PM – 8 PM
•  August 6th at 8 AM – 9 AM
•  August 6 at 8 AM – 9 AM

I hope one of these dates works! To register just visit www.imaginenj.org/tour. 

Warmest regards,
Mary
Mary Robinson, MA, CT
Executive Director and Founder, Imagine