PCL at a Glance for May 18, 2021

Inspirational Thought: This coming Sunday is the Day of Pentecost. It is 50 days after the resurrection of Jesus, 10 days after his Ascension into heaven, and what has become known as the birthday of the church. According to Acts 2, the disciples were gathered in one accord (not the car, but the upper room) where the Spirit manifested itself through wind and tongues of fire. The disciples of Jesus started to speak in an unknown tongue to them but not to the visitors of Jerusalem. God’s amazing power filled those gathered with boldness to carry on God’s work established by Christ. It is amazing to read how many souls were added to the church that day. What a way to celebrate the birth of the church. For us, our Day of Pentecost will also see souls added to our church through baptism, confirming our confirmation class as well as bring in new members. This will be a joyful day for our church as we witness the power of God working in our midst. To make this a festive time, we ask that you wear something red to church, zoom, or Facebook live stream worship. Already our paraments have changed to the liturgical color of red and the Pentecost banner is placed. Why red? Red symbolizes the joy and fire of the Holy Spirit. May we come this Sunday and be filled with God’s Spirit as we celebrate the journey of the church and praise the Lord.

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

Pastor Dan

Prayer of the Week: Breath of Life, on this Pentecost Sunday, we ask that You breathe on us once again. Make our consciences tender to Your touch. We hunger for the life-changing power that Your Holy Spirit brings. May our lives exemplify the fruit of Your Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. May we use the gifts of the Spirit that You have distributed to bless the church and build Your Kingdom on earth. Amen.

Anniversaries for May

Bob & Lauren Gibbon – May 18

Come Worship with Us This Sunday!

May 23 – Sunday Worship Service 10 am

Day of Pentecost (Special Pentecost Offering Taken)

Celebration of the sacrament of Baptism

Confirmation Class Confirmed and membership received

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

This Week at PCL

Thu. – Mission team meeting at 7:30 pm on Zoom

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

Upcoming Events

May 27       WAM team meeting 7:30 pm on Zoom and in person in the downstairs

conference room.

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 Today, Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021.

If you won’t be in church this Sunday, please mail your donation to the church office.

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 16-22, 2021

Sun: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1:1-6 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19

Mon: Psalms 97; 145; Ezekiel 4:1-17; Hebrews 6:1-12; Luke 9:51-62

Tue: Psalms 98; 146; Ezekiel 7:10-15, 23b-27 Hebrews 6:13-20; Luke 10:1-17

Wed: Psalms 99; 147:1-11; Ezekiel 11:14-25 Hebrews 7:1-17; Luke 10:17-24

Thu: Ps. 47; 147:12-20; Ezekiel 18:1-4, 19-32 Heb. 7:18-28; Luke 10:25-37

Fri: Psalms 96; 148; Ezekiel 34:17-31; Hebrews 8:1-13; Luke 10:38-42

Sat: Psalms 92; 149; Ezekiel 43:1-12; Hebrews 9:1-14; Luke 11:14-23