“LORD, Listen!”

Psalm 27 is the scripture for this Sunday. The psalm is attributed to David and it is a psalm of trust.  While that title is not in the superscription, there are elements of trust in this psalm.  The first six verses describe who God is:  Light, salvation, fortress, and shelter.  Does David need to fear? …

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“The Lamb of God”

Our scriptures for this Sunday are Isaiah 49:1-7 and John 1:29-42.   In Isaiah, the servant acknowledges that the LORD knows them intimately.  The LORD knew them before they were created, knew them in the womb, and knows them know.  God is described as a protector of that servant and the source of their strength. …

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Sing for Joy

Our scriptures for this Sunday are Isaiah 12 and Psalm 98. Isaiah 12 is a hymn of trust.  Psalm 98 is a hymn of praise.  Neither of them were written in a vacuum.  Isaiah 12 takes place after eleven chapters of doom and gloom relating to Israel’s eventual collapse and captivity to the Assyrians due …

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He Looked Up

Psalm 32 and Luke 19:1-10 are the scriptures for this Sunday. In Psalm 32, David teaches us that fessing up to our shortcomings is the right thing to do.  Furthermore, God rejoices when we fess up and is ready to embrace us!  When we let something eat away at us or if we were to …

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Homecoming 2019

Dear Siblings in Christ, This Sunday, because of the LORD’s leading, Pollocksville Presbyterian will celebrate 151 years!  We remember those who have walked the path before us , we celebrate those who are with us now, and we look forward to the future. 151 years is no small feat.  Yes, there are plenty of worshiping …

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World Communion Sunday

This Sunday marks World Communion Sunday!  You may be asking yourself: “What exactly is it?”  Well, I’m so glad you asked! World Communion Sunday started in 1933 at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA!  According to John A Dalles’ 2002 article in the Presbyterian Outlook (found here), the goal was to bring churches together in which …

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You Are My Refuge

Psalm 91 is the text for this Sunday. The psalm comes second in the section of Psalms, commonly called Book IV.   We don’t exactly know what its function is as there is no superscription (like Psalm 90 or Psalm 92).  It has elements of being some sort of liturgy when one entered the Temple …

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Pray for Everyone

1 Timothy 2:1-7 is our scripture for this Sunday. Paul is giving Timothy a list of instructions.  First and foremost:  Pray!  Pray for neighbors, strangers, friends, enemies, and those in authority.  Why?  Because it pleases God!  It pleases God to have that holy conversation when we lift up people in prayer whether they are experiencing …

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