Pleasant Grove Community Church

April 10, 2020
Good Friday is a day to reflect on God's greatest gift of grace, mercy and love - the crucifixion. We often want to rush to celebrate the resurrection, but the resurrection has no meaning for us without the crucifixion. The more we can personally connect to the crucifixion, the more powerfully we can experience resurrection! Below is our Good Friday Service video followed by some other thoughts and readings to help you reflect on this momentous day.

Click on the picture below to watch our Good Friday Service
The Stations of the Cross...
helps you to powerfully connect to Christ's death. Take time today to read and reflect upon today's devotional that has been sent out separately. And if you haven't been doing the Stations, you can see the previous Station's devotions by CLICKING HERE
From Max Lucado

Come with me to the hill of Calvary. Watch as the soldiers shove the carpenter to the ground and stretch his arms against the beams. Jesus turns his face toward the nail just as the soldier lifts his hammer to strike it!
Couldn’t Jesus have stopped him? With a flex of bicep, a clench of the fist, he could’ve resisted. But the moment isn’t aborted. Why? Why didn’t Jesus resist? As the soldier pressed his arm, Jesus saw a nail—yes. The soldier’s hand—yes. But he saw something else. A long list of our lusts and lies and greedy moments and prodigal years. A list of our sins. He knew the price of those sins was death. He knew the source of those sins was you. And he couldn’t bear the thought of eternity without you.
He chose the nails!

When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Colossians 2:13-15

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
1 Peter 2:24

Ask God who you should invite. Invite them to watch our Easter video. Pray for those you invited.

How to Invite

CALL them on the phone and tell them to go to on Sunday morning and click on "Watch Our Easter Service."

SEND them an email invitation. We sent an invitation on Wednesday morning that you can find in your inbox (or trash if you "accidentally" deleted it) and then forward to your friends.

PRINT an invitation and tape it to their door (or window, car, dog - whatever you think you can get away with) CLICK HERE to get an invitation you can print.
20 Prayers to Pray Regarding COVID-19
by Jen Pollock Michel in Christianity Today

Prayers 16-20

16. For business leaders making difficult decisions that affect the lives of their employees: God, give these women and men wisdom, and help them to lead self-sacrificially.

17. For pastors and church leaders faced with the challenges of social distancing: God, help them to creatively imagine how to pastor their congregants and love their cities well.

18. For college and university students, whose courses of study are changing, whose placements are cancelled, whose graduation is uncertain: God, show them that while life is uncertain, their trust is in you.

19. For Christians in every neighborhood, community, and city: May your Holy Spirit inspire us to pray, to give, to love, to serve, and to proclaim the gospel, that the name of Jesus Christ might be glorified around the world.

20. For front line health care workers, we thank you for their vocational call to serve us. We also pray:
  • God, keep them safe and healthy. Keep their families safe and healthy.
  • God, help them to be knowledgeable about the diagnosis and treatment of this disease, as well as the changing protocols.
  • God, help them to stay clear-minded in the midst of the surrounding panic.
  • God, deliver them from anxiety for their own loved ones (aging parents, children, spouses, roommates).
  • God, give them compassion for every patient in their care.
  • God, provide for them financially, especially if they fall ill and are unable to work.
  • God, help Christians in health care to exhibit extraordinary peace, so that many would ask about the reason for their hope. Give them opportunities to proclaim the gospel.

God, we trust that you are good and do good. Teach us to be your faithful people in this time of global crisis. Help us to follow in the footsteps of our faithful shepherd, Jesus, who laid down his life for the sake of love. Glorify his name as you equip us with everything needed for doing your will. Amen.
There is a large grey tub outside the church doors under the portico on the west side of the church. You can drop off your food there. Someone will pick it up each day.

Take some time to send a “thank you” note or card to the uniformed men and women at one or both of these fire stations that serve our area. 

Roseville Fire Station #5
1565 Pleasant Grove Blvd
Roseville, CA 95747

Roseville Fire Station #9
2451 Hayden Parkway
Roseville, CA 95747
If you are at high-risk and/or not able to do your own grocery shopping, please request assistance through the PGCC Shopping Assistance Program. If you need assistance, please call the church office at 916-771-4447..

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Pleasant Grove Community Church
1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, CA 95747
(916) 771-4447