Pleasant Grove Community Church

Memorial Day, May 25, 2020

Officer: “Soldier. Do you have change for a dollar?”
Soldier: “Sure, buddy.”
Officer: “That’s no way to address an officer! Now, let’s try it again!”
Officer: “Soldier. Do you have change for a dollar?”
Soldier: “No, SIR!”

A short list of problems reported by a pilot (P), followed by the mechanic’s (M) response:

(P) Left inside main tire almost needs replacement
(M) Almost replaced left inside main tire

(P) Evidence of leak on right main landing gear
(M) Evidence removed

(P) DME volume unbelievably loud
(M) Volume set to more believable level

(P) Number three engine missing
(M) Engine found on right wing after brief search

Having passed the enlistment physical, Jon was asked by the doctor, “Why do you want to join the Navy, son?”
“My father said it’d be a good idea, sir.”
“Oh? And what does your father do?”
“He’s in the Army, sir.”
A Devotional Thought by Pastor Phil

"Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name."

Today we start our week of prayer using the Lord's Prayer as our guide. Our desire is to deepen and enrich our prayer life, that will deepen and enrich our lives, which will deepen and enrich our church, that will deepen and enrich our community. Are you ready?

We start where Jesus teaches us to start - Putting our focus on God with praise. It is so easy to lose that focus. Peter was walking on water! Yet still managed to lose his focus. The Israelites had just witnessed a cascade of miracles that released them from 400 years of bondage in Egypt, yet they lost their focus. Adam and Eve, lost their focus. Peter, watching Jesus on trial, lost his focus. And, we lose our focus.

So, we realign our lives towards God by beginning our prayers with praise.

When you praise God you are focusing on God. You are proclaiming who God is and by proclaiming it, you reinforce it in your mind and God reinforces it in your heart and we become less distracted by things around us.

You may have already practiced praise in Saturday's Spiritual Growth exercise, but if not, focus on characteristics of God that are meaningful to you, maybe characteristics you most need to experience today in your life. Then, pray "Lord, I praise you as (or 'for being') ______________." Praise God for several things and then continue on with the rest of your prayer time.

Continue this practice everyday and throughout your day, especially as you realize you are becoming distracted.
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TODAY is the LAST DAY  to take the  Return-to-Church Survey
This is a nationwide survey affiliated with the Barna Group, but we will get the results for our church based on your responses. The survey is anonymous and takes only 2-3 minutes to complete.

Please take the survey by   CLICKING HERE.

We will share the results  of the survey on Wednesday.
Water Color by Sara Grasmuck
also the nickname of their oldest daughter Anna

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Blessings, PGCC staff

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