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Hurricane Relief

Here is the list of supplies we are collecting at PCPC to fill backpacks to help with relief from Hurricane Michael. There are local pilots flying Hurricane Michael Relief daily. They have planes, they need donations and supplies! Over 3,500 Floridians are living in shelters, please help.  Folks wishing to make a financial gift for…

4th Sunday in Lent-Darkness and Light

Darkness and Light READ EPHESIANS 5:8-14 In this pericope, Paul is stating that Christians have to undergo a dramatic transformation of the self by moving from darkness (sin) into light (salvation). Light and dark imagery connotes divergent meanings associated with the two words. In other words, darkness is seen as the antithesis of light, with…

A Honduras Reflection

From Bob Coates upon returning from the 2017 Honduras Mission Trip: When I left, home, my daughter charged me to “go change lives”.  And throughout the week, I watched as we did exactly that.  There’s no doubt that providing the citizens of these remote villages regular health and dental screenings, early detection of medical issues,…

Rainbow, After Storm

Hurricane Irma Recovery Prayer

A prayer from Rev. Dan DeBevoise, Park Lake Presbyterian, Orlando as we start to recover from the storm: Almighty, everlasting God, with the psalmist we declare: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart…

Monday March 13, 2017

Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. My father-in-law, who as a Christian identified primarily with the Catholic Church, loved gathering with the church no matter its branch of the…

Friday March 10, 2017

Romans 1:17 “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, The righteous shall live by faith.”  Christians live by faith. In our daily journey through life we are guided by reason, intelligence, preferences, biology. But for the Christian underneath them all is the guidance of faith…

Thursday March 9, 2017

Romans 1:12 “…so that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.”  One of the reasons Christians gather together in churches is to be an encouragement to each other. In part we are encouraged through neighborliness, kindness, the support of companionship and friendship. But in part we are supported by seeing…