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Bible Sunday

This Sunday 10/18/15 at PCPC

This Sunday at PCPC…
It’s Bible Sunday! That means we present in worship bibles to the 3rd graders who, with their parents, have been studying the bible and preparing to receive them across the fall. The presentations occur at all three morning services, and at the Vespers Service.

Be sure to look at the faces of the third graders when their parents hand them the bible. See the pride and sense of affirmation there. It’s a pretty wonderful moment. It’s a good thing that we take a Sunday a year to make that moment possible. It is a powerful act for the church to call such impressionable children forward and honor them and equip them by giving them their own copy of The Word of The Lord. In doing so we give them a gift that will guide and assist them the rest of their life. You can help us in this effort by going up to a 3rd grader after the service and congratulating them.

At 8:30 and 11am in the Sanctuary, Pastor John DeBevoise will be preaching a sermon called “The Glory of Serving.”

At 8:30am, Katie and Alex Sullivan present their son, Finley Jones Sullivan, for baptism.

At 11am, the Joyful Noise choir will be singing Hi-Ho, How Do I Know? Lyrics are as follows: “Hi-ho, how do I know? Because the Bible tells me so! Hi-ho, how do I know? The Bible tells me so! It tells of God who made us and loves us one and all, For God created people and creatures great and small! Hi-ho, how do I know? Because the Bible tells me so!”

At 9am in The Connection (Contemporary Service), Nicole Abdnour is preaching from the text of 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5. The Praise Band will lead songs including “God of Wonders” and “Higher Than All.”

In The Fellowship Hall on display across the morning is “The Hipp/Wallof Bible.” A rare version of the King James Bible, printed in 1649, it is one of the oldest bibles in Florida. It was a gift to the church from Bill Wallof and his librarian friend Joe Hipp, who found it at a garage sale!

At 10am in the Bride’s Room, we’ll be holding our monthly Hospitality Class for those interested in learning more about Palma Ceia Presbyterian and its ministries. Some people who attend this new members class have a desire to become members of PCPC, and decide to join at the end of the class. Others attend the class simply as part of their exploration toward learning more about the ministries that PCPC has to offer individuals and families.

At 6:00 pm Sunday, the Vespers Service is in the Chapel. This is a quiet service of Scripture reading, prayer, and contemplation. The Sacrament of Communion will be served.

Sabbath Worship kicks off Saturday evening at Bel-Mar Presbyterian Church. The family-friendly, casual service begins at 5:30pm and all are welcome.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

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