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Let it be known PCF family that we are not only a Joyful church but a Prayerful church! 

This past Sunday we heard about the power of prayer. Hannah poured out her heart to God for a son after being childless for several years. The Lord heard her prayer and gave her a son she name Samuel, who became a major player in the old testament. He grew in stature and in the knowledge of God and he himself became a prayer warrior. We find these words from him in 1 Samuel 12:23: “Far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you” Samuel said these words after he confronted the people of Israel with all their sins including the sin of asking for a king when God was supposed to be their king. They were crushed when Samuel told them the truth about how they had chosen poorly, but then reassured them with these now famous words, “Far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you.” 

We need to be praying for one another often, it is the power of God given to us. When we pray we invoke the power of heaven into situations and others lives. So, as we grow together as a church, let us become a powerful prayerful and Joyful church that will produce changed lives! Lives that will become a testimony so that others will see what the Lord has done! Amen.

Here is a link to the testimony of the woman I spoke of yesterday, Silvia Glover.

Announcements: Our chicken dinner will be on March 9th at 5:00pm. Everyone is invited but we must have a reservation. Please call Nelleke to make a reservation or see her at church. Next Sunday will be the last day to make reservations. Nelleke can be reached at 618-205-3201. The charity we are raising funds for this dinner will be “Sleep in Heavenly Peace” At this time they are in need of the following, Twin size Comforters, Twin size waterproof mattress covers or monetary gifts to help purchase twin mattresses @$50.00 each. thank you.

New Men’s group getting ready to launch March the 5th in the evening. If you would be interested in this group please contact Darren Hlava

New prayer requests:  If you are in need of prayer please contact me at

  • Rick Coy, Rick has a carotid artery vascular problem that needs more diagnosis but it is affecting his blood pressure and other functions.
  • Dan Klenke‘s family, Dan is Ella Ahrens cousin who passed away due to an accident this past week.
  • Jennifer Rinkle’s uncle has just been diagnosed with colon cancer.
  • John Stille, a local farmer had a serious farm accident yesterday and is in ICU at SLU in St Louis. He is lots of pain.
  • Sheryl Burian with severe upper respiratory issues but seems to be improving with her latest treatments.
  • 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.
  • Mark Tolle, Savannahs step dad has had triple bypass surgery is now home and recovering.
  • Betsy Kelleher in recovery from her heart procedure.
  • Chris Fultz, Faye Heucherts Nephew in ICU for sever infection.
  • Nadeen Schuette, in Chemo treatments for liver cancer.
  • Ruth Lange, Home and healing from Surgery.
  • Patty, Ella Ahrens Sister in treatment for acute leukemia.
  • Mary and Lee Knapp, both in need of healing prayers.
  • Dustin Builderback’s sister who is in treatment for cancer.
  • Brody Sedlacek, 8 year old in cancer treatment.
  • Micah Mckinney, in treatment for leukemia.

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. We have no salaries or paid positions. 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.