Pleasant Grove Community Church
May 7, 2020

TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY
I went to my pastor and asked him to pray for my hearing.
He put his hands on my ears and prayed.

Afterwards he asked, "How's your hearing?"

I replied, "It's not until next Tuesday."
TODAY IS THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

There will be a California Day of Prayer Meeting that you can watch
6:30– 8:00 pm Pacific Time today!
You can join by  CLICKING HERE   at that time.
A Devotional Thought from the National Day of Prayer

God is sovereign and nothing comes as a surprise to Him. Whether we face fluctuating economics, threats from abroad, unrest at home, or other troubling circumstances, our Heavenly Father is not caught unaware.

“He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals His thoughts to man, He who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth—the LORD God Almighty is His name.” Amos 4:13

Through prayer, we are able to tap into God’s wisdom, strength, protection, and peace. He stands ready to respond to our needs when we humbly ask for divine intervention in the affairs of men. As we humbly and diligently seek Him, we’ll be changed, and we’ll see transformation in America through prayer!

HOW TO PRAY FOR AMERICA –
Pray Into 7 Centers of Influence in our Nation

1. GOVERNMENT
Pray for your leaders, as well as the judges in our courts. Ask God to grant them wisdom to act with integrity.

Federal Government
Consider praying for our President, Vice President, Cabinet Members, Congressional Leaders, Supreme Court Justices

State Government
Consider praying for your Governor, Executive Leaders, Legislative Leaders, Judicial Leaders

Local Government
Consider praying for your Mayor, City Counsel, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Judges, County Officials

2. MILITARY
  • Courage and dependence on God (Psalm 91)
  • Perseverance to endure hardship (Isaiah 43:2; Deuteronomy 31:6)
  • Divine protection from the enemy (Romans 5:1-5)
  • Wise leaders who inspire respect from those under their command (Romans 13:1)
  • Confidence and vision to persist in the face of negative publicity (Psalm 18:31-39)
  • Protection and support for the families they have left behind (Romans 1:8-10)
  • Chaplains who are divinely appointed to deliver hope and spiritual strength (Proverbs 4:11)

3. MEDIA
  • The decision makers within the media to realize they can make a profit by producing family-friendly projects (Proverbs 8:10-11)
  • Christians in media to find favor and be filled with creative ideas that bring Kingdom principles and life-giving messages to the public  (Proverbs 2:1-15)
  • Celebrities to be provided with repeated opportunities to hear and receive salvation (Proverbs 8:35)

4. BUSINESS
  • Integrity among Christian workers so that they win the right to be heard (I Chronicles 29:17)
  • Impartation of ideas and resources to open principled businesses, especially in areas that need an economic boost (Psalm 132:15)
  • Christian workers to display Christ-like humility and service to their co-workers (Philippians 2:3)

5. EDUCATION
  • A return to truth and Judeo-Christian ethics (Psalm 1:1-2)
  • A safe atmosphere conductive to learning
  • Excellence in educators (Exodus 18:20-21)
  • Equal opportunities for every student to achieve their full potential (Philippians 1:9)

6. CHURCH
  • The church would find a new zeal and commitment to the mission and purpose of Jesus Christ (Matt 22:37)
  • Unity with and among churches that reveal God’s love to the world (John 17:23)
  • A return to the absolutes of God’s Word (Psalm 1:1-3)
  • Integrity–that God’s people look and act differently from the world (I Peter 2:11; 1 Corinthians 13:6)
  • A holy fear of the Lord released in the heart of God’s people (Proverbs 9:10)

7. FAMILY
  • Unity and love in individual families that reach out in hospitality toward others (Romans 12:9-13)
  • The re-establishment of relationships between parents and children (Malachi 4:5-6)
  • A return to family values that serve the nation as a whole (Job 22:21-22)
  • A return to the biblical mandate to train their children at home in the fear of the Lord and not leave the responsibility to others (Proverbs 22:6)
SHARE YOUR ART
Photo by Kay Thomson


Do you have any original art that you created yourself and would like to share? It could be paintings, drawings, crafts, sewing, photography, sock puppets ... If so, send a picture of it to us at 1730pgccoffice@gmail.com .
TODAY IS GIVING THURSDAY by Lois Coady

Today is Giving Thursday, a day when we remember all the blessings we have received and thank God for His faithfulness.

Give time to reading your Bible and prayer
I don’t know about you but I sure find solace when I spend time reading God’s word and time in prayer. When I immerse myself in the Word, I find answers to pressing questions, counsel for my relationships and guidance for daily living. I don’t think there has ever been a time when I went to God’s word for direction and came away empty handed which is amazing. When I settle into my comfy chair with prayer requests in my hand and Bible at my side and begin to seek God, I always find Him (Proverbs 8:17). Don’t neglect time in God’s word and in prayer today … He is waiting for you. 

Give time to reach out to someone
We are reminded in 1 John 3:16 how Jesus laid down His life for us which was the ultimate demonstration of His love. Then verses 17 and 18 goes on to say, “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has not pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” So, in addition to saying we love others we also need to demonstrate that love in practical ways.

Take some time today to think and pray about how you might reach out and help someone you know. Maybe you will be inspired to bring them a package of the illusive toilet paper everyone has hunted for, or share a dozen eggs with them. It could be that picking up their dry cleaning or grabbing stamps for them when you are out today is what God lays on your heart. Whatever God asks you to do for someone else, do it in His name and demonstrate true love to them.

Continue to give your offering to the Church
Thank you for your continued support of us and ministry through Pleasant Grove Community Church. Every day we are blessed by your faithfulness. Please continue to give your tithes and offerings in one of these two ways:  

Mail
Send your check to PGCC, 1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville 95747.

Online
Go to our website, www.pgcc.church , select the COMMUNICATE tab at the top right, then select the “ Giving Made Easy ” from the drop down menu. Have your checking account number and bank routing number handy then follow the directions through the process of setting our online giving up. Be sure to fill out the profile form before entering the amount you want to give. It is easy, fast and secure.
NEED PRAYER?
Neighborhood Outreach

We are launching a way for people in the community to contact us and ask for prayer. These banners are now on display along Pleasant Grove Blvd.

Would you be willing to pray for requests that come in from the community?

PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED  
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.


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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1730 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, CA 95747
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