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Pastors’ Messages

Both Promised Land and Piedmont services are canceled Sunday 13th, 2020 due to hazardous air quality. Promised Land Community Church will meet next again on Sunday, Sept 27th, 11am if God says the same. Piedmont plans to resume worship on the lawn next Sunday, Sept 20th, 10am, contingent on God’s provision of suitable conditions. Please pray for rain, and for the safety and support of the fire fighters and the community members who have had to leave their homes.

Prepared for Good Trouble August 2nd Sunday Service and Sermon (audio) Promised Land Community Church, Pastor Maury Sails, Sr. preaching. Pastor Maury is now hosting Bible Studies through Zoom on Thursday at 7pm. Please contact the church for more information.

Sunday, September 13th, Pastor’s Letter, from Pastor Sarah Lewis, Piedmont Presbyterian Church, also order of worship for Sunday use at home.

Get Ready to Vote!!!

If you live in Oregon, visit the Oregon Secretary of State Page to register and also find links to check your registration status and make any changes. The Oregon deadline to register for the upcoming election is October 13, 2020.

For other states, visit the National Association of Secretaries of State for links to voting information in your state.

Community Voices

Community Response to Violence June 25-26th in our neighborhood

Call to Moral Revival

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Listen to the voices of A Poor People’s Campaign. June2020.org for the virtual March on Washington broadcast, Poor Peoples Campaign for ongoing organizing effort.

Weekly Schedule

10am Outside fellowship and prayer with masks and at a distance, weather permitting, hosted by Piedmont Presbyterian

11:30 Worship in the sanctuary, with masks and at a distance, hosted by Promised Land Community Church, Pastor Maury preaching.

Tuesday 10am Zoom Morning Prayer, hosted by Presbyterian Urban Network parish nurse Rev. Tim Winslea- contact the church for more information.

Thursday 7pm Zoom Bible Study, led by Pastor Maury- contact the church form more information.

Prayer for Our Country

O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
    and you will not listen?
Or cry to you “Violence!”
    and you will not save?
Why do you make me see wrongdoing
    and look at trouble?
Destruction and violence are before me;
    strife and contention arise.
So the law becomes slack
    and justice never prevails.
The wicked surround the righteous—
    therefore judgment comes forth perverted. (Habakkuk 1:2-4, NRSV)

The last week has brought 2 pandemics to the front: COVID-19 newly arrived, and racism, with us over 400 years.

Almighty Father, God of justice and peace, help our nation to take all corrective and healing action to end these pandemics. Lead us into repentance and turn us away from our false idols of wealth, violence and hatred. Lift up the voices of your prophets to make clear Your vision for the world, and open our ears to receive them. Give your children wisdom, love and resolve for peaceful action. Kindle in our hearts a holy urgency to make right what has been wrong. In the name of your Son Jesus Christ, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

For Daily Use:

  • d365 An very user friendly 5-step guided devotion including prayer, Bible reading and reflection. Readings are from passages used by many churches for the coming Sunday. From Passport, an ecumenical student ministry.
  • Sacred Space Guided meditations including prayer, Bible reading and reflection, some with multi-day retreat formats. From the Irish Jesuits.
  • Revised Common Lectionary daily readings from the Bible including 2 morning psalms, 2 evening psalms and a selection from each from the Gospels, Old and New Testaments. Through PC(USA)

    For Sunday
  • Journey With Jesus The “Lectionary Essays” by Debie Thomas are excellent Sunday sermons. The larger site includes a great collection of poetry, book reviews and reflections on faith in our current context.
  • Sunday Readings The Sunday readings for the season after Pentecost, select the current Sunday for the readings and additional resources for prayer and art.
  • Day 1 Includes a weekly sermon which can be read or listened to, and a number of essays and resources.
  • A number of churches are offering live-streaming services, including Mt Olivet Baptist Church, Portland 9:00&11:30am, First Presbyterian, Portland 10:30 am   and Lake Grove Presbyterian, Lake Oswego    9:30  11 am

An Easter worship service led by The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett, President and Executive Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.

Pastoral Letter from The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II and the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett.

God’s Living Waters

Please wash your hands frequently!
Take some time for spiritual reflection while your hands are in the water. Jesus tells us: “The water that I will give will become in (you) a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” (John 4:14b)

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