Located in South Tampa and witnessing to the love of God for over 90 years. Committed to a neighborhood presence, worldwide outreach and a deep heritage of Christian faith.

'Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church' tagged posts

World Communion Sunday

Children Learn About Communion

As we prepare as a congregation to celebrate World Communion Sunday on October 7th, our second-grade disciples have been learning about communion in the Welcome to Worship class. Second-grade children are transitioning from attending Godly Play into participating in the full worship experience. They participated in a three-week worship preparation class with their parents taught…

Easter Sunday-When Words Fall Short

When Words Fall Short READ JOHN 20:1-18 Together as a Christian community, we have come to the end of our solemn preparations for Easter, much like Mary’s sorrow ended when she saw Jesus by the empty tomb. Perhaps one thing we’ve noticed this season, especially if we’ve been reading these Words Matter reflections, is how…

3rd Sunday in Lent-Fighting Words

Fighting Words READ EXODUS 17:1-7 Quarrelling. Grumbling. Testing. Threatening. Crying. This is a story packed with angst. Often when I’m reading the Bible, I have to read a passage two or three times to get a sense of what is going on. Emotions, intonations, facial expressions, and actions are all lost on me until I…

Go: Advent Devotion Week 4

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS DEVOTION – WEEK 4 BY JILL DUFFIELD, PRESBYTERIAN OUTLOOK EDITOR Mary goes to visit Elizabeth soon after Gabriel’s trip to earth. Mary and Joseph go to be registered. The shepherds will go and see this thing the angels announce. The holy family travels to Jerusalem to present the baby at the temple.…

Testify: Advent Devotion Week 3

ADVENT DEVOTION – WEEK 3 | DECEMBER 17-23, 2017 BY JILL DUFFIELD, PRESBYTERIAN OUTLOOK EDITOR Can I get a witness? John the Baptist testifies to Jesus’ identity as the Messiah. John points to Jesus and away from himself. John knows enough to understand his role and status in comparison to Jesus Christ. That is our…

Prepare: Advent Devotion Week 2

ADVENT DEVOTION – WEEK 2 | DECEMBER 10-16, 2017 BY JILL DUFFIELD, PRESBYTERIAN OUTLOOK EDITOR Preparation this time of year brings to mind all manner of activities: cooking, cleaning, decorating, gift shopping, present wrapping, card writing. Annual parties that require getting dressed up, bringing food, recalling co-worker’s spouse’s names. Advent gets little airtime in our…