PCL at a Glance for May 25, 2021

Inspirational Thought: It would be wonderful if life would be as easy as sitting back and let God do God’s thing. Surely happiness would come if we follow the 10 commandments, respect, and treat others as we want to be treated. However, oftentimes this is not the case. Throughout life, and in our daily journeys, we are confronted with many challenges. It might be a challenge that deserves our attention before it will deplete our energy. We have to take action. In Micah 6:8 we are invited to put into action what God requires. To Believe is to Do. If we want to make a change we have to get into the weeds, so to speak, and work our way through to the other side. If we want to see justice we have to be the voice for the voiceless. If we want to do acts of charity we must help others out with kind acts. If we want to trust God then we will need to walk each step with God. Possibly, by doing this, we will be given happiness that only comes from involving with others. As it says in the prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, “For it is in giving that we receive.” Receive what? Happiness, peace, a blessing; maybe all three at once.

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

Pastor Dan

Prayer of the Week: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not seek so much to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

Attributed to Francis of Assisi

Thought of the Week: If I make someone else happy, what will be the outcome? 

Birthdays for May

Andrew Vittoria, Jr. – May 27            Mindy Glaz – May 30

Come Worship with Us This Sunday!

May 30 – Sunday Worship Service 10 am

Trinity Sunday

Wreath Laying Ceremony at 11:15 am – in person-only

This Week at PCL

Thu. – WAM team meeting 7:30 pm on Zoom and in person in the downstairs conference room.

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

Up Coming Events

May 31       Memorial Day – Church Office closed

Jun. 3          Taizé at 8 pm (Thursday)

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!

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 23-29, 2021

Sun: Acts 2:1-21; Ps. 104:24-34, 35b; Rom. 8:22-27; John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15

Mon: Psalms 135; 145; Deuteronomy 4:9-14; 2 Cor. 1:1-11; Luke 14:25-35

Tue: Psalms 123; 146; Deuteronomy 4:15-24;2 Cor. 1:12-22; Luke 15:1-10

Wed: Ps. 15; 147:1-11; Deut.4:25-31;2 Cor. 1:23-2:11; Luke 15:1-2, 11-32

Thu: Psalms 36; 147:12-20; Deut. 4:32-40 2 Corinthians 3:1-18; Luke 16:1-9

Fri: Psalms 130; 148; Deut. 5:1-22;2 Corinthians 4:1-12; Luke 16:10-17 (18)

Sat: Psalms 56; 149; Deut. 5:22-33;2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10; Luke 16:19-31