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Posts from June 2016

Celebrating Coretha Johnson

Two wonderful receptions were held on Wednesday, May 18th and on Sunday, May 22nd for Coretha Johnson — Palma Ceia Presbyterian’s beloved cook for nearly 50 years. The menu on the last Wednesday Night Dinner was meatloaf — a favorite dish of Coretha’s for many years. The whole crowd sang together Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”…

Prayer for General Assembly

By Rev. Nicole Abdnour God of Wisdom and Truth, through the gift of your Holy Spirit you have called the church into being and continue to breathe into it life. Be with all members of the 222nd General Assembly; open their hearts and minds to your creative work within the church. Make us grateful for…

A Prayer for Orlando

From Fifth Avenue Presbyterian New York, http://fapc.org/news/a-prayer-for-orlando June 15, 2016 A Prayer for Orlando Pour a balm on us, help us to heal. A Special Message from Senior Pastor Scott Black Johnston Dear Friends in Christ, Over the last few days—in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando—I have had a difficult time reading the…

Summer Note from The Pastor

As we cross over the threshold of May into June, we cross into a new programmatic season in the life of the community of the church. The patterns of worship and presence do change over the summer at the church, but it doesn’t mean activity abates; there’s a lot going on! Summer is filled with mission trips…

Prayer for Peace and Justice

Lord, Bring an end to senseless shooting and killing.  Bring an end to crazy hatred that only hurts and never solves.  With the power and presence of your justice and peace restrain evil and eliminate terror. Strengthen and bless those who serve in harm’s way to work for the peace and justice of others.  Give…

End of Year Note from Presbyterian Women

It’s been a busy year for PC’s Presbyterian Women, and looking back, it’s noteworthy to say it was a good year, too. We enjoyed studying the book of Philippians, assisting at Church Women United, donating a truckload of goods to LifePath Hospice (thanks to you), knitting a gazillion baby caps and blankets for the Tampa…

A Blessing for the Journey

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, Wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, Protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing At the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing Once again into our doors. –Celtic Daily Prayer