Thursday, October 22, 2020
TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY
ALL SAINTS DAY, Sunday November 1st
Pastor Scott shares our exciting plans for All Saints Day on Sunday, November 1st. It will be a special day in the life of our church and not one you'll want to miss. Click on the video above to watch this short clip.
A DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT by Brandon Young

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
1 Timothy 6:6-8, NIV
 
For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.
2 Corinthians 1:12 ESV
 
Good morning Pleasant Grove!
This is Brandon Young from your worship team!

I wish to impart some thoughts on the importance of simplicity in living. I once heard the phrase “It is not what we have but what we can throw away.” This saying has stuck with me as I contemplate what it means to live without ties to possessions.

1 Timothy speaks of great contentment that opposes the desire to find value only in this world. Even so, we live in a culture that invites us to not make sacrifices for our faith and to live in comfort with all the luxury we can find. Wealth, health, and comfort are often labeled incorrectly as blessings: a new car; a kitchen fully stocked with expensive appliances and unhealthy food, and shelves of useless items bought out of want. If folks enter a home that looks rather barren, it is common to judge them for not filling up their house with stuff.
 
What would life look like to throw away what we do not need? For Christians, the line of simplicity is drawn by what 2 Corinthians describes as “godly sincerity.” A desire to live with intentional simplicity and godly sincerity is as opposed as possible to the “comfort culture” we live in. We know that we take nothing with us when we depart this physical world, yet we still fight the urge to live as though our possessions keep us safe and bring us joy. What if we desired to live simply for God, consistently reminding ourselves of 1 Timothy 6 that godliness with contentment is great gain?
 
Earthly wisdom says that the wealth and treasures of this world ought to be stored up and displayed so that we may boast. Yet the truth of 2 Corinthians 1:12 says “our boast is in the testimony of our conscience, …simplicity and godly sincerity.”
 
Would our salvation be diminished if we were to throw away (or give away) many of our comforts? Certainly not! Instead, we may open up space for God that we did not conceive of before. I encourage all of us to walk around our homes, taking stock of our earthly possessions, and imagine how we might feel if we gave away our favorite worldly items. What things do we value too highly and what things might we not value enough? It is by the grace of God alone that we find joy in this life, it does not come from our stuff. The love and purpose that comes from knowing Christ far outweighs anything we might obtain on this earth. We should strive to consider all things rubbish compared to knowing Him and live with simplicity and godly sincerity. To God be the glory!
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For Everyone's Health and Safety
Please do NOT arrive sooner than 15 minutes before service.
Enter through the west doors (under the portico); other doors will be locked.
Face masks are required.
Keep 6' apart. No physical contact (sorry).
Leave 3 empty chairs between you and the next person on either side.
Please stay home if you feel the least bit sick.
PASTOR PHIL TRIES MAKING YOUR RECIPE
Watch Pastor Phil try his culinary skills at making
Arlene Coakley's recipe for Low-Carb Crack Slaw (Stir Fry)
Click on the video above to watch

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE RECIPE TO SHARE?
Send it to 1730pgccoffice@gmail.com and Pastor Phil will try making it. Please be sure to include your full name.
Solo Sisters

TODAY
11am – Noon

All single women are welcome!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Sunday Cleaning Team
after 11 AM Service

If you can help with sanitizing bathrooms and other frequently touched surfaces, please give Lois a call at the Church office. It only takes 10-15 minutes.
We need YOU!
Ladies ...
We want to liven up your Christmas Season
this year!

This has been a difficult year so, 
we are preparing a SPECIAL GIFT 
just for you!

Watch for more information this Sunday on how to reserve your gift.

Gifts will be handed out on Saturday, November 21,
from 10:00AM - 1:00PM so mark your calendar!

BLESS A NON-CHURCHED FRIEND WITH A GIFT TOO
Besides receiving a gift for yourself, we hope you will consider ordering one extra gift to give to a friend who does not attend church. This is a great way to share God's love during the Christmas season and reach out to our community.

Merry Christmas!
from PGCC Women's Ministries
HOW TO GIVE TO PGCC

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