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The Pastor's Blog

PCPC’s Continued Medical Work in Papoli, Uganda

by Dr. Sylvia Campbell “It is said that a seed well planted, nourished and cared for with warmth, light and love, will bear fruit of the most amazing sweetness and beauty.” Eighty-eight percent of all maternal deaths worldwide occur in Africa and Asia, with the highest rate of life lost occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa. According…

Prayer for Teachers and Students

This month is the month when a great percentage of this congregation is climbing back into school, either as students, teacher, administrators, or as parents launching students. It is, I think, a significant enough moment and enterprise that we ought to surround it with prayer. People are often writing me concerned that schools don’t offer…

Tips On Going Back To School from the Palma Ceia Preschool

by Serina Kirkland, CDA, and teacher at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Preschool      As families of the preschool continue to enjoy their Summer vacations, administration and staff are busy preparing the school for Fall. Summer is the time for deep cleaning, organization, and school-wide improvements. We are delighted by the new flooring inside the classrooms of…

An Interfaith Community Event

by Dr. Sylvia Campbell Understanding that, as God’s people, we have the responsibility of protecting the earth and all creatures who live within it, PCPC has established a subcommittee on Creation and Environmental Stewardship. The goal of the subcommittee is to act in ways to bring faith communities together to work towards being responsible stewards…

A Prayer Upon Graduation

Triune God,in your will our lives are lived, and by your wisdom truth is found.We pray for graduates who finish a course of study,and move on to something new.Take away anxiety or confusion of purpose,and give them confidence in the future you plan,where energies may be gathered upand given to neighbors in love.We ask that…

Good Friday Prayer

Grieving God,on the crossyour Son embraced deatheven as he had embraced life:faithfully and with good courage.Grant that we who have beenborn out of his wounded sidemay hold fast to our faith in him exaltedand may find mercy in all times of need. Amen. -Rev. John DeBevoise

Prayer for Maundy Thursday

God of love, you gave Jesus all power, and in humble service he washed the feet of his friends, and shared a meal with them. Teach us to love one another as Christ has loved us, so that everyone will know that we are his friends, and your children. We pray remembering that Jesus is…

Prayer for Tuesday of Holy Week

“God as we walk through Holy week toward the cross, may we remember the wonder of who You are.Beyond sin Your love is inexhaustible, beyond brokenness Your forgiveness is incomprehensible.Beyond betrayal, Your grace is poured out eternally, beyond death Your life is unimaginable.Beyond human understanding, Your ways are always higher than ours.” -Christine Sine