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Good morning PCF family, this past Sunday my Kent Parable was about my false belief that men’s dress jackets had fake pockets because they are sewn shut. My belief was false but it was based on my experience. I had many jackets and all of the pockets were sewn shut, I didn’t know the truth of the matter that all new jacket pockets on men’s suit jackets are sewn shut and need to be opened to be functional. Think about that last line, “They need to be opened to be functional!”  Our hearts need to be opened to God’s truth to be functional as God intended. All of us have, and probably still do, carry some false beliefs about things. When we give our life to Jesus, meaning we accept as truth what the bible teaches about who He is and why He came, we become a new person.  2 Corinthians 5:17  “For if a man belongs to Christ, he is a new person. The old life is gone. New life has begun.”  We gather on Sunday mornings to express our gratitude to Jesus for what He has done for us, He has come to open our hearts to the truth that He has paid the price for all of our sins and that we are now accepted into God’s eternal Kingdom. We call that salvation, and salvation is for everyone who believes in Jesus, the one God has sent to open our spiritual eyes and heart to the truth of God’s plan.

God’s truth changes lives. Come immerse yourself into God’s truth where you will find true treasure of Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, and Self Control. It is a new way of life, the life of living in truth. Pastor Kent


Our annual Catered Chicken Dinner is coming up March 9th at 5:00pm at the church. We bring in DK’s famous fried chicken with all the fixins and you are invited. There is no cost to attend this dinner sponsored by the church but we do need you to make reservations so we know how much food to order. 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. 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.

Darren Hlava is putting together a men’s group. If you are interested in finding out more about this group please contact Darren at

Our church Calendar: 

  • Wednesday Feb. 14th, Choir Rehearsal 6:30 pm
  • Sunday Feb.18, Sunday Worship 10:30 am
  • Monday Feb. 19, Bible Study Resumes, 9:00 am at church

Our prayer list:

  • Jane Hyten back on our prayer list. Her MSA condition has aggressively affected her both mentally and physically. She has lost her mobility and can no longer take care of her personal needs. She has also become very confused.
  • Savannah Halbe’s step father Mark Tolle had triple bypass surgery and is home recovering.
    • Nadeen Schuette, we found out Monday Mom needs to take a stronger treatment to fight her liver cancer. We are praying that this new treatment is effective and that the side effects will be minimal.
    • Tyler Mackey, Tyler is need of a job. Target has greatly reduced his hours. If anyone has any suggestions please let Tyler know.
    • Dustin Builderback has asked for prayers for his sister who is battling cancer, and for his brother.
    • Betsy Kelleher as she continues to heal from her heart surgery.
    • A special prayer requests: Faye Heuchert’s nephew, Chris Fultz, is very ill in the ICU at Anderson waiting to be transferred to Barnes. Chris needs our healing prayers.
    • Ruth Lange, continued prayers for strength and healing
      • Patty, Ella Ahrens sister who is battling  acute leukemia but hs been admitted to a special program that looks promising!
      • Mary and Lee Knapp, Mary has a pinched nerve in her lower back and her are doctors trying to figure out what procedure to do that may help her with her pain .
      • Brody Sedlacek, an 8 year old going thru his cancer treatments
      • Micah McKinney, Micah is back to work and is going to be receiving as special transplant to help with his leukemia so this is good news!

      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 people’s lives.

    • Praise Community Fellowship, A Joyful church with No Walls! 10:30 am Sundays at Esic Church located at 1000 University Drive Edwardsville. God’s Truth with Love and Compassion. Praise Community Fellowship Church is a 100% volunteer Church. We have no salaries or paid positions. Come be part of a Joyful Christian Family.  Have questions? Call Pastor Kent @ 618-334-3575. Or Board President. Gary Watson @ 409-781-6510