Pleasant Grove Community Church

June 25, 2020
TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY
Daily Emails will Become Weekly Emails Starting Next Week
The good news is we will still continue to send a Good Morning PGCC email; however, we will reduce the frequency to once a week, either on Wednesday or Thursday. After video editing is complete, we will also send an email out (probably on Monday evening) with a link to our Sunday Service video.
A Devotional Thought by Don Anderson

Renewing the Mind, part 4
In the last three devotionals dealing with Renewing the Mind, we have established that to grow spiritually, we must renew our minds with God’s Word. Paul commands us to “be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind , that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God" (Romans 12:2). Paul also says “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom" (Colossians 3:16). How do we go about accomplishing this in our own lives? Through Scripture memorization and meditation!
         
Meditating on Scripture will cause Scripture to “dwell in us,” that is to live in us and become a source of wisdom in our minds, our will, and our emotions. Through meditation, the Holy Spirit will teach us the ways of God through His Word. Meditation is the key to renewing our minds.
         
So how do we go about learning this spiritual discipline? It begins by memorizing a verse. Select a Bible verse that God lays on your heart. Start simple with a verse that is manageable. Say Colossians 3:16a. I have been meditating on Scripture for years and I like to begin by printing out the verse on a small piece of paper. I can then put the paper in my pocket and have it with me during the day. You can also use your phone’s Bible app by highlighting the passage you want to memorize.
         
Now that I have the verse printed or highlighted, I can go about memorizing it. Here are some tips for memorizing:
 
  1. Ask God to help you memorize His Word.
  2. Read through the verse, saying it aloud or in a whisper.
  3. As you read it, say the reference first, then the verse, then the reference again. For example “Colossians 3:16a. ‘Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom,’ Colossians 3:16a.” Saying the reference helps you to learn where the verse is located in Scripture for further reference.
  4. Learn the verse in small bites or phrases. For example, begin with: “Let the word of Christ.” Say that until you’ve got it. Then add: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Say that until you’ve got it. Then add: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.” Say that until you’ve got it. Finally, add in the references and say it until you’ve got it.
  5. Work on memorizing the verse last thing before going to bed. Then, first thing after waking up, review the verse again.
  6. Say the verse aloud during the day to reinforce what you have learned. Review it while making breakfast, while walking, while making lunch, while driving, while waiting for the doctor, while making dinner, while getting ready for bed and just before going to sleep. There are three keys to memorization: review, review, and review!
  7. For words or parts of the verse that you keep forgetting, emphasize them as you say them. For example: Let the word of Christ DWELL in you richly in all WISDOM.
         
I have found that after years of memorizing Scripture, the more I do it the easier it gets. I have seen studies that say when you memorize Scripture your brain increases in size. As I get older, I need all the help I can get to keep my brain active and growing. What a way to improve your brain and learn God’s Word at the same time! It is a win-win.
         
Next time we will put memorization and meditation together to better understand how to renew our minds by engraving God’s Word into our memories.
IN-PERSON SERVICES
THIS SUNDAY!

Two Services @ 9:30 and 11:00 AM

Each service will be limited to 100 people per CA guidelines.
RSVP required to manage attendance.

CLICK HERE to RSVP for 11:00 AM, June 28th

June 28th, 9:30 AM SERVICE IS FULL

You do not need to print and bring the ticket.

. Those who do not have internet access
call the church office to RSVP.
Please contact those you know who do not get this email to let them know.


Please do NOT arrive sooner than 15 minutes before service.
You can only enter the main lobby doors on the west side.
Face masks will be required.
Keep 6' apart. No hugging, handshaking or physical contact (sorry).
Leave 3 empty chairs on both sides between you and the
next person (unless they live with you).

PLEASE STAY HOME IF...
You feel the least bit sick or have a fever.
You don't feel it is safe for you to be out and around others.
We love you and don't want to take any risks with your health.

You will still be able to watch video recordings of our services!
We will record on Sunday morning and make the service video available on our website and YouTube channel by Monday evening each week.

We hope to be able to show our services LIVE online sometime in August!
These A/V upgrades will be paid for by 20/20 campaign contributions.
Thank you for giving!
TODAY IS GIVING THURSDAY!

Give time to reading your Bible and prayer (see today's devotional)

Give time to reach out to someone
  • Send a card
  • Make a phone call

Continue to give your offering to the Church
We appreciate each and every gift you give to support the ministry of our
church and even more important, we appreciate each one of you!

Please continue to give your tithes and offerings in one of these two ways: 

  1. Mail in your offering - We are at 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747. We check the mail daily.
  2. Give online - Go to our website, www.pgcc.church, select the COMMUNICATE tab at the top on the right hand side, then select the “Giving Made Easy” from the drop down menu. Start by completing the personal profile. Have your checking account number and bank routing number handy then follow the directions through the process of setting your online giving up. It is easy, fast and secure.
SHARE YOUR ART 
"Trail to the Cloud" Photo by Cherie Buller
SHARE YOUR GARDEN
Jackie Peale's Hibiscus
WE NEED MORE OF YOUR SHARING
Please share with us your:

  • Artwork (painting, drawing, photography, craftwork)
  • Favorite Recipe (and if there is a story behind it, share that as well)
  • Favorite Quote (and who it's from)
  • Favorite Bible Verse
  • Garden (if you do your own gardening)

Send your contributions to 1730pgccoffice@gmail.com
STAY IN TOUCH
Call us at 916-771-4447 (Please leave a message if no one answers.)
Email us at  1730pgccoffice@gmail.com
Prayer Requests to  prayerandpraisetree@gmail.com
Write us at 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747


Blessings, PGCC staff


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Pleasant Grove Community Church
1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, CA 95747
(916) 771-4447 www.pgcc.church
Email: 1730pgccoffice@gmail.com