Weekly Evotional
You're invited to Sunday worship...
February 10, 2019 at 9:30 AM
with Rev. Dr. Mark McDonough
"We love because He first loved us."
1 John 4:19
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 marks the 180th Anniversary for First Presbyterian Church.

During worship, this Sunday the 10 th ,
we will recognize those in attendance who,
as of 2019, celebrate 50 or more years
as First Presbyterian Church
congregation members. Please join us
for this very special moment.

Directly following worship, the Mission Committee will be
holding their annual Chili Cook Off Fundraiser. All proceeds
will go to our neighbors - Family Services of Racine .

A Prayer for the Beautiful Qualities of Kindness and Gentleness

Tender Jesus, so meek, so mild, teach us to be like You in all our ways. Teach us kindness, gentleness, generosity, and to be giving, forgiving, loving and caring. Teach us to follow in Your humble footsteps. Guide us to the place You want us to be, take control. Mold and shape us into the brilliant beings we were always destined to become.

Colossians 3:12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Savior, lead us to the place in our souls where there is tranquility, peace and calmness. Where the waters are so still we can walk on them with You holding our hands and leading the way. Allow our gentle spirits of love, kindness and gentleness to infiltrate and infect the land. Let it spread like a wildfire across the nation.

Ephesians 4:32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

Let our lights shine so brightly that people will be drawn to us wanting to know You and, as the seek You, they will surely find You. Those who hunger will be filled with satisfaction, for You Lord are our portion and only You can satisfy. Quiet our souls when anger, hatred, sadness or worry fills our minds, Oh peaceful Savior.

Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

We shall cling to You when oceans rise and thunders roar, for You are our rock and strong tower, our comforter in our most vulnerable times. Jesus, intercede within our hearts so that we would be kind and gentle to the people that surround us, in Your precious Name we pray, Amen!

Romans 12:9-13 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.

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Please pray for Peggy Wagner, Bill Blandford, Peggy Taylor, Darrell Sutton, Nancy Tobias, Nancy Ritter, Bill Blandford, Ed Hunt, David & Cathy Perkins, Larry Cardwell, Mary Jane Johnston.

As they go through difficult times, we ask for continued prayers for all who have lost loved ones.

Prayers for Sandy—friend of Kathi Wilson, Shawn—friend of Denise Park, Anita—mother of Georgia Herrera, Mary—sister of Carrie Massey, Christi—friend of Music & More, Evie—granddaughter of Bill & Lissy Blandford,
Autumn—granddaughter of Bev Eifert, Lucille—mother of Diane Lehmann, Ben—friend & former pastor of First Presbyterian.

Continued prayers for our military—Kyle Sondergaard, Lt. Col Jay Brooke, Chad Lawrence, Jordan Smith, Mary Workman.

And healing prayers for all those individuals going through rough times—emotionally, physically or spiritually.

Remember that you can contact the church office any time with prayer requests, and our church secretary, Shelley, will pass them along to our faithful and confidential Intercessory Prayer Group and/or publish the names of those needing prayer here and in the Sunday bulletin. bulletin.
We are in need of cereal - hot and/or cold, peanut butter, mac & cheese, hearty soups, stews, and pasta meals!

And thank you for your continued generosity!
HOPES Center of Racine Winter Wish List

The items we provide during street outreach at night are almost all donated. We can use the following items:
  • Heavy Blankets and Sleeping Bags 
  • Thermal Socks
  • Hand Warmers
  • Frozen Burritos (we baked them, wrap them, and take them out to serve warm)
  • Ground Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate in individual packets
  • Bottles of Water (16 oz)
If you feel led to help with any of these items, they can be dropped off at the HOPE Center office at 521 Sixth Street (across from Indian Motorcycles), Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. t0 2:00 p.m.

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