Pleasant Grove Community Church

Good Morning PGCC
April 13, 2020


Scott, Wyley and Phil were at a convention together and were sharing a large suite on the top of a 75-story skyscraper.

After a long day of meetings, they were shocked to hear that the elevators in their hotel were broken and they would have to climb 75 flights of stairs to get to their room.

Scott said to Wyley and Phil, "Let's break the monotony of this unpleasant task by concentrating on something interesting. I’ll tell jokes for 25 flights, Wyley can sing songs for the next 25 flights and Phil can tell sad stories for the rest of the way."

At the 26th floor, Scott stopped telling jokes and Wyley began to sing. At the 51st floor, Wyley stopped singing and Phil began to tell sad stories.

"I will tell my saddest story first," he said. "I left the room key in the car!"
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT by Pastor Gene and Elenor Kern

A new phrase, “Social Distancing,” has recently been introduced to us because of the Coronavirus. We realize how important it is to obey and follow the guidelines presented to us to protect ourselves and others. We can honestly say that we miss the warm smiles, hugs, and interactions we are personally accustomed to.

However, it is a good time, as followers of Christ, to reflect on the powerful words of Scripture that tells us about “Spiritual Closeness”. When we invite Jesus Christ into our lives as our Savior, we are promised that the Holy Spirit comes to (dwell) live inside our very being.

        “Thou art NEAR, O lord.” (Psalm 119:151)
        “The Lord is NEAR to all who call upon Him.” (Psalm 145:18)
        “The Word is NEAR you, in your mouth and in your heart.” (Romans 10:8)
        “The Lord is NEAR to the brokenhearted” (Psalm 34:18)

These are just a few reminder to us of the closeness or NEARNESS of our God.

What are our responsibilities in sensing God’s NEARNESS to us?

        “Draw NEAR to God and He will draw NEAR to you”. (James 4:8)
        “Let us draw NEAR with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith.”      
         (Hebrews 10:20)
        “Let your forbearing spirit be known to all men. The Lord is NEAR.”
         (Philippians 4:5)

When our children were very young and afraid, or when we were standing by the bedside of a very sick, weak friend, we would often share this simple visual. We would take their one hand, and pointing to each individual finger, repeat the promise of God found in Hebrews 13:5, “I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU.” We would then ask them to fold that hand into a fist. The closed hand was the perfect picture of where they were, so NEAR to God, protected inside His hand. That’s how NEAR your God is also to You!
Yosemite Falls Photo by Phil Sommerville

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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.
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 and someone will contact you to make arrangements to help you.

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