Pleasant Grove Community Church

May 4, 2020
TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY

The staff has run amok once again.
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DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT by Linda Sommerville

“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear? For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Matthew 6:31-33
 
Worry is like sitting in a rocking chair – it gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere. Even though I know this is true, I still too often find myself gnawing on my worry like a dog gnawing on a bone.
 
The Greek word used most often in the New Testament for worry carries the meaning of being divided – having a divided mind, a divided heart. Being literally pulled in two different directions.
 
This is not God’s design for his people. God wants us to be whole, undivided. He wants us to go to sleep at night knowing that He is holding the world in His hands, so we don’t have to.
 
Next time you find yourself worrying, try one of they “worry repellants” instead:
 
  1. Remember the last 10 ways that God has blessed you or provided for you – write them on post-its and put on the bathroom mirror or the refrigerator (someplace you will see them frequently through the day) to remind you just how faithful God is.
  2. Hold your hands with palms open, and surrender your worry to God – then pray for someone else you know who is struggling with something (to take your mind off your own worries and focus on caring for someone else).
  3. Memorize Philippians 4:6-9 and say it out loud every time your mind begins to wander back to those worries.
 
These are just a few ideas. What are some ideas that help you?   Please share your ideas by sending a reply to this email.
BIBLE STUDY MONDAY
We are offering a Bible study on the Beatitudes each Monday. These Bible studies were written by Pastor Phil. You can do it all in one sitting or stretch it out over the week. This week is "Blessed are the meek..."

CLICK HERE   for today's Bible study.

CLICK HERE  for previous studies.

Email us with any discoveries, learnings, or growth you experience.
WE CAN STILL BE GOD'S PRESENCE IN THE WORLD
Here are 4 Ways You Can Share God's Love with the Community!

1. Neighborhood Outreach Called "NEED PRAYER?"
We are going to launch a way for people in the community to contact us and ask for prayer. We need people willing to pray   when a prayer request is received .

PLEASE CONTACT US IF INTERESTED   and we will give you the details.
We will launch this in a few days.
2. Send a Thank You Note to Our Local Grocery Store Workers!
The people who are making sure we have food available are also taking risks to do so. Let's show them God's love by expressing our gratitude.

There are 103 employees at the Raley's on Pleasant Grove and Woodcreek Oaks. We have all of their first names. Would you be willing to write a thank you note to a few of them? If enough of us do so, all 103 will be showered with appreciation, which they probably seldom receive, especially in writing.

Here's how:
  1. Contact the office at 1730pgccoffice@gmail.com
  2. Let us know how many cards you want to write (you provide the card or stationary)
  3. We will email you a list of names to write to and give you instructions on how to send the cards or notes.

Our hope is that all of you will participate! THANK YOU to those who already have sent cards!

3. Donate to the Food Bank
The need there is unprecedented right now. We will collect food items all week long. Just drop off your nonperishable items in the grey container next to the doors on the west side of the church where the drive-thru portico is. Someone will pick up your donation each evening. Get your neighbors involved! Ask them to make donations as well and then offer to pick their donations up and bring them to the church.

4. Send a Thank You to Our Fire Fighters and Police Officers

Roseville Fire Department
Attention Station #5
316 Vernon St. Suite 480
Roseville, CA 95678

Send a separate card to Station #9 to the same address but change the "Attention" line to "#9."

Roseville Police Department
1051 Junction Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678
SHARE YOUR ART
Clouds from Above
Photo by Cherie Buller


Do you have original art that you created and would like to share? It can be paintings, drawings, crafts, sewing, photography, sock puppets...If so, send a picture of the piece to us at 1730pgccoffice@gmail.com .
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
Do you need help? Someone to talk to? Running out of food or supplies? Please reach out and contact us. We are trying to make sure everyone in our congregation gets a call, just to check in, from someone else in our congregation, but it's a long list and sometimes we have the wrong information. You don't need to wait for a call, you can contact us. We are here for you.

SHOPPING ASSISTANCE
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.

STAY IN TOUCH
Call us at 916-771-4447 (If no one answers, please leave a message.)
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