PCL at a Glance for May 11, 2021

Inspirational Thought: I would like to introduce to you our partners in ministry.

After a long wait time with many months of renovations and updates to the Ackerman Center and classrooms below the sanctuary, Our House, Inc. began operations this week. It is wonderful to see autistic individuals – known as participates – coming through our doors to join this worthwhile program. Of course, nothing escapes me from mission opportunities with which I have already been in conversation with the director, Gabriela, of Our House, Inc. “One thing that the participates enjoy doing is cooking meals,” she said. A grant has allowed them to cook for many organizations in the past. I couldn’t resist so I mentioned cooking for Bistro and they were thrilled. So, we are off and cooking. When I asked the parents how our church could help them, the parents unanimously mentioned volunteer work that the participants can do. Again, our church will be able to connect them with community volunteerism. If you have any ideas please send them my way.

Another partner in ministry is the Wushu Karate School. Their mission is to provide authentic Chinese martial arts (Wushu) instruction. They are a member of the USA Wushu-Kungfu Federation and the Training Center for USA Wushu Team Trials. The school started operating in April. They have classes for all ages. If you would like to take a martial arts class or Tai Chi please contact them at (973) 328-6987. Even though the school meets in our Fellowship Hall seven days a week, it will be shared use with them.

We are fortunate to have these two organizations share our sacred space. With each having an incredible mission statement to empower people’s lives, I can’t think of a better way to repurpose our church building and utilize our space. Now, our building is occupied seven days a week with a diverse group of people doing amazing things. I hope that when they enter our doors they will sense a spirit of welcome and one of peace. May we all do our part to be hospitable to our new partners in ministry – where God’s House is indeed their House, where all are welcome.

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

Pastor Dan

Prayer of the Week: Lord Jesus Christ, help me not to grow weary doing tasks for today. Give me an extra measure of your grace to accomplish what I need to do; through Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

Birthdays for May

Derick Nyarko – May 14           Robert Lindner – May 15          Jillian Gibbon – May 17

Anniversaries for May

Frank & Linda Leck – May 17

Come Worship with Us This Sunday!

May 16 – Sunday Worship Service 10 am

   Session meeting at 11:15 am on Zoom

This Week at PCL

Sat. – Bible & Bagels at 8:30 am on Zoom

Upcoming Events

May 23       Day of Pentecost (Special Pentecost Offering Taken)

                  Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

                  Confirmation Class Confirmed

May 30       Wreath laying ceremony in the Memorial Garden after the morning service

News & Notes

Facebook & Zoom Links

Facebook: facebook.com/The-PCL-935676843185631

Sunday Service Zoom

Meeting ID: 157 482 235         Password: 84 85 69       Phone: 1 646 558 8656

Bible & Bagels Zoom

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

Taizé Contemplative Prayer Service Zoom

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

Shirley Ferguson’s Memorial Service

Sunday, June 6 at 11:15 am

For those using zoom same as Sunday Worship service;

meeting ID: 157 482 235; passcode: 84 85 69

A Special Invitation

The church is clean and very well ventilated. Surfaces have been sanitized. There is enough room in the sanctuary for everyone to social distance. We have masks available if you forget yours and plenty of hand sanitizer. It is very safe to come to church now, so come on back this Sunday. We miss you!

Pentecost Offering 2021

Please give generously to the Pentecost Offering. Your gifts will help transform the lives of more young adults as they work for change alongside communities around the world.

Your gift will help our church step up its efforts to reach at-risk children.

Since 1998, Presbyterians of all ages have raised more than $11 million for ministries that benefit younger members of God’s family. We believe we are called to do even more to support and care for young people to build a strong foundation of faith. They are the future of our church and the world.

An Offering will be taken on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021.

Please give generously.

Wreath Laying Ceremony

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Sunday May 30, 2021 @ 11:15 am

Karen Endres Memorial Garden

Presbyterian Church of Livingston

271 West Northfield Road

Livingston, NJ 07039

Memorial Day is a day created to honor all the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in military service to their country. It is a time for us to reflect and remember their bravery. Everyone is welcome to join our congregation in our Memorial Garden for the ceremony on May 30, 2021.

If you wish to make a donation toward the wreath, please make your checks out to PCL and designate wreath.

If you know someone who should be added to the list of honored veterans who have passed away, please contact the church office.

Reading the Bible with the Lectionary

May 9-15, 2021

Sun: Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98:1-9;1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17

Mon: Psalms 97; 145; Deuteronomy 8:1-10 James 1:1-15; Luke 9:18-27

Tue: Psalms 98; 146; Deuteronomy 8:11-20 James 1:16-27; Luke 11:1-13

Wed: Psalms 99; 147:1-11; Deut. 19:1-7 James 5:13-18; Luke 12:22-31

Thu: Acts 1:1-11; 47:1-9; Ephesians 1:15-23; Psalm 47:1-9: Luke 24:44-53

Fri: Psalms 96; 148; Ezekiel 1:28-3:3; Hebrews 4:14-5:6; Luke 9:28-36

Sat: Psalms 92; 149; Ezekiel 3:4-17; Hebrews 5:7-14; Luke 9:37-50