The Membership Committee is planning to salute all of our church family who have been members for 30 years or more on September 11, 2016. It would be wonderful to have our entire congregation fill the sanctuary for the 10 am service so that we can all celebrate together. There will be a reception following the service. If you have been a member of Sharon Community Presbyterian Church for 30 years or more, please call Debbie Williams at the church office, 412-264-7400 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let her know at that time if you plan to attend but need transportation.
Rally Day is September 11, 2016. The Bicentennial Committee would like everyone who has purchased a Bicentennial T shirt or sweat shirt to wear it that day. Anyone who would still like to purchase one can place an order on Sunday, August 14th or 21st. A representative of the committee will be in the Narthex on those dates before and after the service to take your order.
For the 2017 Bicentennial celebration for Sharon Community Presbyterian Church we are asking members, families, children, visitors, past members, Sunday School classes, and any other group affiliated with Sharon Church to prepare a daily devotional. This could be a favorite scripture, it could be a memory that you have related to Sharon, it could be a hope that you have for God's Church.
The process is very simple - pick a scripture, write a paragraph and a short prayer.
You can write more than one, you can write one solo, one with your family, etc. You get the idea- please help us celebrate!
• Scripture (Please identify the Bible source)
• Paragraph (Please limit your meditation and prayer to 300 words)
• Name (if you don't want your name published, please let us know)
How to submit:
You can send an email with your devotional to DailyDevotional@Sharoncpc.com.
You can go on the church website, click on the link (there will be the format blocks that you type in).
You can drop a copy off at the church office.
• Philippians 4:5-8 (Good News Bible) "Show a gentle attitude toward everyone. The Lord is coming soon. Don't worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart. And God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus."
• I often have trouble not worrying and trying to solve all the problems, rather than giving the worries and troubles to God and trusting that He will lead me to where I should be. I think about my grandsons and worry how they will cope with problems of the world when they grow up and what kind of world we are leaving for them. I think that I would be better served paying attention to the scripture and just being thankful for having them and giving them my time and prayer. I suppose most grandparents share these worries. I also don't know that I understand what the part about the Lord is coming soon means, but maybe it means that I should quit worrying and turn to God.
• Lord help me keep focused on You and trust You will be there. Help me to have a grateful heart and be thankful for my blessings.