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1 Corinthians 2:9“No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”     Greetings on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon!

Have you ever wondered what the Christian life should look like?  I have been reading the book of Ephesians this week and there are lists of things the Apostle Paul does mention that usually manifest in the converted person’s life. I am not going to get into that here but what I do want to say,  after we decide to become a believer in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit will begin to plant our inner garden to produce the fruits of the Spirit. And as these fruits begin to grow and mature you will begin noticing changes in your thoughts, your personality, and your behaviors. It is an inside job! Gardens do not produce fruit overnight, well unless you are mushroom, so there may be exceptions. But we cannot in our own strength produce the fruits of the Spirit, that only happens when we begin to yield to the Holy Spirit’s prompting. Remember, we are saved by grace for the purpose of Glorifying God with good works. See you Sunday! We will talk more about it then. Love, pastor kent

Happenings this week:

  • Tonight PCF choir meets for rehearsal at 6:30 all are welcome to attend.
  • This Friday evening May 17th the Beverly farm Choir concert directed by Krista Kell will be held at 6:30 in the Beverly Farm gymnasium. Krista and the residents would love to see you.
  • Sunday morning worship 10:30am

Saturday June 8th PCF will have its next family dinner at 5:00pm. We will be serving Al’s smoked BBQ. Mark you calendar. We will be taking reservation starting this coming Sunday. Our mission for this dinner will be Holly’s House of Hope which is located in Highland. This organization includes a community store which provides opportunities to guide uniquely abled adults toward more purpose filled lives through service to the community. We can donate gently used clothing, shoes, purses, and jewelry. Of course checks or cash are also welcome.

Our Prayer List:

  • Alberta Ringering, Diane Rinkle’s mother has been diagnosed with cancer. There will be a treatment plan set up soon. Please lift Alberta to God’s healing peace and love.
  • 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.
  • Nadeen Schuette, healing and strength during her ongoing chemo treatments.
  • Fred Stine a friend of Bonnie Rutkowski, has been diagnosed with advanced cancer.
  • 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.