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Dear PCF family, what an amazing Easter Service! I want to thank all of our choir members for their amazing music, Thank you to the communion committee for organizing a very big day of Communion. Thank you Robin, Rachel, and Glory and all the helpers in the Sunday school classroom. Thank you Greeters, and all those who helped put up chairs for our extra guests. But the biggest thank you goes to our Lord Jesus for giving us the gift of salvation, that is why I want the spirit of Easter to be with all of you everyday.

We are blessed and let us never forget that. I know we are all back into the routine of life with our problems and challenges, but Jesus made us a promise, in John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  So as the routine kicks in, let’s not forget this bible passage. The thief is going to try and steal what you had on Sunday, but Jesus is the King of the Universe and He says He has a better life for you, a life that is full! Stand on that promise.

Make being with your church family a priority in your life. We all need to reading the bible daily and be in prayer daily because just like your phone, you need to be attached to the source of power to continue to have the power to overcome the attacks of satan. Try charging your phone one time a week for an hour. Jesus taught this same principal 2000 years ago, He just said it a little differently. Jesus said, in John 15:5-8  “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” 

A great story to re-read and think about is the story of the two followers of Jesus on the road to Emmaus I used in the sermon Sunday. You can read that story here.   

Our church Calendar: 

  • Tonight 6:30 pm mens group
  • Wednesday 6:30 pm Choir rehearsal
  • Sunday worship service 10:30am
  • Monday bible study 9:00am

Praise reports:

  • Mike Portell who took a bad fall a week ago got the test results back and His back is fine!
  • Nadeen Schuette, Mom got her scan last Friday and it is good news the cancer has not grown so the treatments are working!

Our prayer List

  • Cody Builderback, As I mentioned about a week ago Cody and Dustin are pregnant but is having some problems with her pregnancy. She is very concerned so please lift Cody and Dustin and the baby to God’s healing grace.
  • Marla Grant, Marla has been out for about three weeks due to new high blood pressure problems and other health concerns. She is still having tests to try and determine the cause. Please lift Marla to God’s healing touch.
  • Nadeen Schuette, in Chemo treatments for liver cancer and will have her scan this Friday after having received the more powerful chemo. Prayers for no tumors!
  • Chad Collins, Chad is a good friend of the Burns family. Chad suffered a heart attack and is in the hospital recovering.
  • Wendy Wickham, we are adding Wendy back for healing prayers for her knee because she has had a bit of a set back.
  • Fred Stine a friend of Bonnie Rutkowski, has been diagnosed with advanced cancer.
  • Rick Coy, Rick has a carotid artery vascular problem that needs more diagnosis but it is affecting his blood pressure and other functions.
  • Jennifer Rinkle’s uncle has just been diagnosed with colon cancer.
  • MIke Rodgers, Lori’s husband diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • Jane Hyten back on our prayer list. Her MSA condition has aggressively affected her at all levels.
  • Chris Fultz, Faye Heuchert’s Nephew in ICU for severe infection.
  • Dustin Builderback’s sister who is in treatment for cancer.
  • Brody Sedlacek, 8 year old in cancer treatment.

God we lift all these people on our prayer list to you because you are the perfect healer. We ask that you open their hearts to your word, your truth, your love and your ability to change things in their lives, and for this we praise you!

Praise Community Fellowship is a very Joyful, Prayerful church! We meet Sunday mornings at 10:30am at the Esic Worship Center located at 1000 University Drive Edwardsville near the old YMCA . We believe in teaching all of God’s truth with love and compassion. PCF is a 100% volunteer church. Come be part of a Joyful Christian Family. We have a Sunday school program and a nursery for the little ones. If you have questions call Pastor Kent @ 618-334-3575 or our board president Gary Watson @ 409-781-6510.