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Dear PCF family, This Sunday June 2nd will be a communion Sunday.

  • Our Sunday School will be open and ready to go, Robin is back and looking forward to seeing all her little ones.
  • A reminder, we need reservations for the June 8th BBQ at 5:00pm at the church. Please see Nelleke on Sunday to get on the reservation list. If you cannot make Sunday you can call her at 618-954-4155

Our mission for the coming BBQ  dinner is Holly’s House of Hope. Their website is you can click that link and then go to “learn how to donate” and find out ways you can contribute. There is a wishlist on that site if you prefer to bring an item.

This Sunday I will be going back into the stories of the bible and looking how magnificently God uses the ordinary, the unknown, the untrained, the most unlikely to accomplish His will. Last week I shared a story I borrowed from an Oxford professor of mathematics, John Lennox about relationships. How Jesus loves and fully accepts you as you are and invites you to come learn a new way of life with Him.  My hope is we are all growing in this extraordinary love that only Jesus can provide.  Jesus desires to live through us so His love can still be demonstrated in a concrete way in this very divided broken world. Loving as Jesus does goes against the flow of society and its norms but that is exactly why Christianity is powerful and so set apart from all other religions.

Allow the absurdity of God’s love to flow through you! That is the best way I can describe it. It is loving the person that we “should” hate. It is forgiving and caring for the person that has hurt us. It is helping and praying for the person that has done us wrong. It’s absurd love! BUT, when implemented it is the most powerful, life changing power that exists in the universe. Come learn more! See you Sunday at 10:30am. Love, pastor kent

Our prayer list:

A new Prayer request: Our dear friend Jim Dwyer who would drive all the way from St. Charles to be at our services has had some mini strokes and has had an operation to help unblock his carotid artery. Please lift Jim as he recovers from this procedure and his stroke.

Our Prayer List:

  • Nadeen Schuette, Mom is going to see her oncologist this coming Monday for new treatment options since the cancer has still grown somewhat.
  • Jim Dwyer, Jim has had some mini strokes and is recovering at home.
  • Alberta Ringering, Diane Rinkle’s mother has moved in with Diane and Kenny.  Please lift Alberta to God’s healing peace and love as she goes thru her treatments and lift Diane and Kenny for Gods strength.
  • Lola Goff, Kip’s mom is recovering from her surgery after falling and breaking her Hip.
  • Chris Fultz is still in the hospital needing lots of care for a severe infection. Chris is the nephew of Faye Heuchert.
  • Richard Reed, that God will continue to heal him from his stroke and that God will fill his life with new direction and wisdom.
  • Jennifer Rinkle’s uncle Harold Bloomberg has just been diagnosed with colon cancer and is undergoing chemo 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.
  • Dustin Bilderback’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.