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Dear PCF family, I’m going to jump right in this morning with a scripture that is going to help us with one of the most important functions of the church, “To Pray for One Another!”  In  James 5:16. we read, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”  The prayers of a righteous person are powerful and effective!  But who is a righteous person?  You are if you believe in Jesus and have become a member of God’s family. We become righteous not by “being good” but by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior! One of the the things that allows us to believe and accept Jesus is our confession of sins and asking for forgiveness. Thus the scripture in James 5:16 is a wonderful reminder that our righteousness is granted to us by our belief in Jesus therefore our prayers become our primary tools for helping others in need of healing and help. Confess your sins and believe and then put prayer to work!

I start with this because we are receiving more and more requests for prayer which means people are seeing the results and we are blessed that we are becoming known as a prayerful church!  Of all the things we can be known for I believe being known as a prayer believing church is number 1 on the priority list.  Prayer is the tool Jesus taught us that brings the power of God into any situation. So let us not lack in our prayers for one another.

New prayer requests:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

The choir rehearsal last night was wonderful as usual.  We will be hearing some brand new, very powerful songs over the next couple of weeks. You won’t want to miss it!


Our annual Catered Chicken Dinner is coming up March 9th at 5:00pm at the church and you are invited!  We bring in DK’s famous fried chicken with all the fixins. The mission we will be sponsoring for this dinner is “Sleep in Heavenly Peace”  which builds beds for children ages 3-17. We will be accepting donations of money or sheets, blankets, and pillows. Sally wants me to mention that the beds this group builds are TWIN SIZE if you are planning on bringing Bed linens. Here is a link to a short video about this ministry.    You can make your dinner reservation with Nelleke Weese at church on Sundays or you can call her at 618-205-3201.  Everyone is invited but we must have a reservation!

Praise Community Fellowship is a very Joyful 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.