2020 Annual Reports

Here are the reports to the congregation for the year 2020. If you have questions or comments on anything, please contact the person responsible for that report. If you do not know who that is, please ask Pastor Bob.

2020 Annual Report

 

Online Worship Service – January 17, 2020

Join us on Sunday for our online Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Or, later because it is recorded and available.

Click here for the Worship bulletin.

Wednesday Adult Study

Join us for Adult Study group on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm!

Starting January 20, we will be talking about our readings from “Year of the Bible” from the previous week. So, for example, on January 20 we will consider questions from the readings for January 14 to 20 (Genesis 28-42; Psalms 7, 8, & 9; Matthew 11-15). Pastor Bob will toss out a starting question or conversation point and we will talk about anything that folks in the group want to bring up.

No reservation necessary and you don’t have to attend every week in order to benefit. But the Zoom link will always be the same!

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The Year of the Bible: Join Us Today!

You can still join in The Year of the Bible for 2021! If you had not heard or weren’t sure you wanted to make the commitment, but have since changed your mind it isn’t too late! Stop by or contact the church office for a copy of the participants guide for The Year of the Bible and join us in reading through the entire Bible in one year!

Pastoral Letter: January 6, 2021

Beloved people of God:
Today has been an extraordinary day. Some have called it “unprecedented;” I am not enough of a student of history to know whether that is so, but you and I have certainly never seen anything quite like it. Many of you have seen what I wrote as an individual and as a citizen on my personal Facebook page, but I feel compelled to write you now as your Pastor.
We watched violent men, intent on subverting our peaceful constitutional processes, storm the United States Capitol and disrupt Congress at its work. By late afternoon order within had been restored and by evening Congress is to be back at work. I have said over the last few years that I believe the institutions of our Republic are strong; I never envisioned they would face a violent assault such as this one, but I continue to believe in their strength. We will see a peaceful transition to the next Administration, even though mobs may continue to try to subvert our institutions by threatening Congress, attacking the news media, and repeating falsehoods and empty accusations.
I have also said that, in the long-term will of God, the fate of individual nations, including our own, is of little importance. I continue to believe that. Still, this is our home; this is where you and I live and work and love and play, and so it is important to us. As people of Jesus, our calling is to respond as Jesus does. That is not my instinct; my instinctive reaction is to fight back, to hope for terrible things to happen to these White nationalists, but if I am going to be loyal to Jesus, I need to seek His way.
Today is Epiphany, that wonderful day that celebrates that God is shown to the world in Jesus. Those of us committed to that truth would do well to ponder how we can best honor Jesus in our response to today’s violence. I don’t know what that is, but I remember that when the mob came for Jesus, he surrendered to it and allowed himself to be crucified, confident in the Resurrection God had promised.
I certainly hope that the people of the United States have today learned that words matter. The things that the President has said for years and especially since November 3 have an effect; the mob that attacked Congress today believed it was doing the right thing, that it was acting to preserve freedom. They had been led to that thinking by a man they believed in. I hope that you will scrutinize carefully the words you hear, whether from a political leader, from me, or from anyone who claims authority to speak, to try to discern truth. Truth is not easily come by, but it is also not so elusive as conspiracy theorists claim. It is always grounded on facts, on generally agreed-upon reality.
For you and me, the foundational truth is that God loves us, loves us all so much as to send Christ to us, and that this love for everyone, including for those who were misguided enough to storm the Capitol today, is the light by which we live. Epiphany is traditionally a celebration that the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not, could not, and cannot overcome it. Please claim that truth and live by that truth in the days before us.
Pastor Bob

Online Worship Service For January 3rd

Join us for the final Sunday service of the Christmas season. Watch us live online or recorded later.

Click here for the Worship bulletin.

The Year of the Bible

 

All PCM Children are invited to join in The Year of the Bible readings for 2021! Please use the attached list for your readings for January or if you are up for the challenge you may read along with the adults using their readings list. Let Anne know if you need an adult book to follow or use one along with your parents.
January
1 Genesis 1:1-2:3
2 Genesis 2:4-25
3 Genesis 3
4 Genesis 4:1-16
5 Psalm 1
6 Romans 8:3-39
7 Matthew 3:13-17
8 Genesis 6:8-22
9 Genesis 7
10 Genesis 8
11 Genesis 9:1-17
12 Genesis 11:1-9
13 Psalm 46
14 Proverbs 2:1-15
15 Colossians 3:9-17
16 Genesis 12:1-9
17 Genesis 12:10-20
18 Genesis 13:1-13
19 Genesis 15:1-21
20 Psalm 49:1-9
21 Proverbs 3:1-26
22 Genesis 18:1-15
23 Genesis 18:16-33
24 Genesis 19:12-26
25 Genesis 22:1-19
26 Genesis 24
27 Psalm 14
28 Proverbs 10:1-10
29 Genesis 25:27-34
30 Genesis 26:1-6
31 Genesis 26:17-34

 

The Year of the Bible

The Bible is the theme for the whole of 2021 at PCM. We have adopted the program The Year of the Bible to help us in this endeavor and you will find the schedule of readings in the participant’s book that goes with the program. We are asking you to make a commitment to read the entire Bible during the year.

The readings will become the basis for many of the events in the life of the church this coming year. For instance, sermons will be based on the readings for Sunday; adult education classes will discuss the passages for the week; music will take the Bible in it’s themes and the children will also be reading through the Bible at home.

As the year progresses, we will offer a variety of suggestions and ideas to help you make your way through the readings so that by the end of the year you will have read the entire Bible!

From comments of people who have done this in the past, I am convinced that you will find The Year of the Bible to be a meaningful and rewarding program. Please stop by the church office to pick up your Participant’s Guide or call today to have yours sent if you are unable to stop in.

Blessings this coming year.

Yours in Christ,

Anne

Christmas Eve Online Worship Services

Join us for one or our (or both) online Worship services on Christmas Eve.

Start the evening with our Jazz service beginning at 5:00 p.m. Click here for the bulletin.

Later you can join us live at 11:00 p.m. for our late evening streaming service. Click here for the bulletin