Tuesday, March 2, 2021

A slight miscalculation

The pain came on suddenly. In a matter of minutes, I went from feeling uncomfortable and thinking, “I wonder what that is?” to being doubled with searing pain and thinking, “I’m going to die!” I’ve never known an Emergency Room I liked, but it didn’t take me long to realize I needed to go—NOW! Upon arrival, the immediately suspected what it was. If you’ve had it, you probably suspect what it was. I had never had it and had no idea how excruciatingly painful a kidney stone is. Fortunately, mine passed quickly, in a matter of hours, but my brain is still seared by the memory.
I share that to illustrate a point you are likely well aware of. Our bodies are remarkably complex and little things failing to function can cause a lot of problems throughout our bodies systems. Can I get an “amen”? Paul, knowing far less about the human body than we do today, knew enough to know that it was complex and one part makes a difference on all the other parts. So, he uses it again-and-again to describe the church.
“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ…Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27.
“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:4-5

“From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:16

As you know, church isn’t a show where we watch a few perform. It is a community, a body, where everyone participates and we all grow and build ourselves up in love, as each part does its work.
We all painfully know what can happen when a part of our body isn’t working. The church is no different. Our, yours and mine, growth in faith, in knowing God, in accomplishing God’s mission, in seeing our neighborhood come to Christ is either is either diminished or increased by our, yours and mine, participation.
Now the ways we participate will change as we change our circumstances and, yes, even as our physical bodies change. Yet participate we must if we want the body of Christ at Pleasant Grove Community Church to remain healthy and flourish rather than go the same way all of our physical bodies are headed.
So, how can you participate? There are numerous ways and places you can serve Christ at and through PGCC beyond the very necessary aspect of prayer and just being a good friend to one another. Below you will find several immediate needs we have. Maybe (hopefully) you can help with one of them. If so, PLEASE give us a call. But that list is not the only ways you can serve at PGCC. Give us a call and we will talk with you and help you discern where you might best fit in serving in and through our church.
And thank you for all the ways you have or are serving and generously giving to God’s work through God’s body at PGCC!

When the parts work, the body works, when the parts don’t…we go from feeling uncomfortable to “I think I’m going to die.”

To hold church services we need:

Temperature Takers
Use infrared scanner to take people's temperatures before 9:30 or 11:00 service.

Sanitizing Team
Involves wiping surfaces with disinfectant after the 11:00 service. Takes 15 minutes.

Missions Committee
You will get connected to one of our missionary partners and help keep us informed as to what God is doing in their sphere.
Personnel Committee
This team develops, maintains, and communicates the policies that ensure the safety, protection and job satisfaction of our staff. They also stay up-to-date on labor laws that affect our staff. This team is vital to keeping us on task and functioning with the latest requirements for employment.

Food Delivery for Saint Vincent DePaul
We support our local food bank with food donations AND volunteering to deliver the food to shut-ins. You would go out about once a month. It takes a couple of hours and you need your own car and be able to carry bags of groceries.

Video Team
Operate our new Video Switcher during 9:30 service.

Slide Projection Team
You will be advancing the slides (song lyrics, message notes. etc.) during both services.
Please contact the office if interested and we will connect you to one of the staff/leaders that works with that ministry area.
THANK YOU for considering how to strengthen God’s work here at PGCC!

To RSVP for 9:30 AM, March 7th, CLICK HERE

To RSVP for 11:00 AM, March 7th, CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for quick instructions on completing your reservation

You can also RSVP at PGCC.church
Those who do not have internet access can call the church office to RSVP.

For Everyone's Health and Safety
Masks must be worn at all times, even while seated
Social distancing (sorry, no hugs or handshakes)
Keep 3 empty chairs between households
Limited Seating, RSVP required
Enter ONLY through main lobby doors on west side of church

Watch Sunday's Service LIVE from Home
The link for the livestream will be sent in Sunday's email
and will also be on our website.

The service will also be recorded
so you can watch it any time by going to our YouTube channel or our website
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel by CLICKING HERE
Don Anderson's Bible Study on Revelation
Starts March 10th, 6:30-7:30 pm, at the church

All are welcome!

Safety protocols will be in place:
Masks must be worn at ALL times.
Social Distancing - 3 empty seats between households.
Only enter through Main Lobby doors on west side of church.
"Spring Has Arrived"
by Ron Melancon

Please share your art with us by emailing it to 1730pgccoffice@gmail.com.

Prayer and praise requests can be sent to prayerandpraisetree@gmail.com and will be sent out to our church prayer tree.

If you would like to pray for church prayer requests, please email the church and request to be added to the Prayer Tree Team.

You can GIVE by:
  1. Mail addressed to the Church at 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747.
  2. Online through our website, www.pgcc.church, or by clicking on the blue button below.

If you need assistance setting up your Online Giving, please call Cyndi at the office, Mon-Thu, 916-771-4447. Leave a message if no one answers.
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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