PCL at a Glance for September 22, 2020

Inspirational: On Sunday there was a glitch in the zoom platform – my computer ran out of battery power. Unfortunately, the extension cord wasn’t plugged into the main power source. This was a valuable lesson learned. It says in Psalm 118:14, “The Lord is my strength and defense; he has become my salvation.” The Lord gives us exactly what we need when we need it. The Lord keeps giving us that extra boost when we think we can’t do a certain thing. When we are plugged into God’s power grid we are given the strength for life’s journey. Nothing else will suffice. To keep on going through these days of the unknown and learning to fly this plane while in flight, we need to tap into God who makes impossibilities possibilities. I asked a question on Sunday about what we have learned during this COVID- 19 era? Maybe one of the answers is to be connected to the power that will sustain us for the journey ahead. This is done through worship, Bible reading and prayer, contemplation, and . . . . (please fill in on what you have found helpful).

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

Pastor Dan

Prayer of the Week:  Lord God, give me oil in my lamp so that it will keep burning bright so that I may see my way clearly along life’s journey. May you give me strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow; through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.


Birthdays for September
George Mikolay – Sept 25

Anniversaries for September
Allen & Lois Fossett – Sept 22
PCL Anniversary – Sept 24

Come Worship with Us This Sunday!
September 27, Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
On-line service, starting Sunday at 10 am
In addition to our on-line service,
we have an outdoor worship service
in front of the church.
Please bring your own chairs, masks, hand sanitizer, and BULLETIN.

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
  • 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.

Please don’t forget to check out our new website: Yourlivingstonchurch.org.

Reading the Bible with the Lectionary
September 20-26, 2020

Sun: Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45; Phil. 1:21-30; Matt. 20:1-16

Mon: Psalms 57; 145; Esther 4:4-17; Acts 18:1-11; Luke 1:1-4, 3:1-14

Tue: Psalms 54; 146; Esther 5:1-14; Acts 18:12-28; Luke 3:15-22

Wed: Psalms 65; 147:1-11; Esther 6:1-14; Acts 19:1-10; Luke 4:1-13

Thu: Psalms 143; 147:12-20; Esther 7:1-10; Acts 19:11-20; Luke 4:14-30

Fri: Psalms 88; 148; Esther 8:1-8, 15-17; Acts 19:21-41; Luke 4:31-37

Sat: Psalms 122; 149; Esther 9:1-32; Acts 20:1-16; Luke 4:38-44

Lord, please help our faith to be greater than our fears.

PANDEMIC SUPPORT GROUP (aka “Managing Anxiety and Stress”)

When: Monday, September 14, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Add to Calendar

Where: online via Zoom

Contact
Lori Feigenbaum
973-629-1002
events@acapnj.org

We’re all still dealing with the uncertainty of what is going to happen with our health, economics, and leadership. Much has already changed and change will continue. Fear and anxiety are appropriate, and holding back these feelings is harmful. One of the most powerful ingredients for stress reduction is calm, caring emotional support.

Please join us via Zoom at noon on September 14, when we resume our weekly, no-cost support group, facilitated by Eva Silver, LCSW, Cert. Psya.

Once you register you will receive the Zoom call in information.

Talking really does help.

Register Now!

Presbyterian Church Anniversary
On September 24 we will be celebrating our seventieth anniversary.
“COME . . .SEEK . . .GROW”

The Presbyterian Church of Livingston (PCL) evolved as a “grass roots” effort on the part of residents of Livingston. It began as a strong fellowship of people meeting for worship and church school in the local
VFW Hall. As the number of attendees grew, the need for a church building was met through the hard work and enthusiastic support of its members.

The Fellowship Hall was dedicated in 1951, the present sanctuary was added in 1958, and the tower and third floor in 1968. Four pastors have served the church since that time and our present Pastor is The Reverend Daniel Martian.

The Church has a long history of strong caring fellowship amongst its parishioners and close relationships with its Pastors who have helped to strengthen our faith in the teachings of Jesus Christ and application to our daily lives.

Throughout its history, the Church has demonstrated its commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior as a “Church in Action” by internationally supporting refugees from around the world, supporting a mission in Arizona working with Native Americans, as well as partnering with Memorial West Presbyterian Church in Newark to begin an active soup kitchen.

The Church maintains close ties with the local community through mission and ministry events, Recognition Sundays honoring local First Responders, and Light Up Livingston, celebrating the diversity of our community. The history of warm fellowship and enthusiasm continues as we enjoy engaging worship experiences, regular fellowship events, and continued opportunities for mission and outreach.

We are excited to see what God has instore for us in the next 70 years!