THE MILESBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WELCOMES YOU


Rev. Barbara E. Mosch, Pastor

P. O. Box 837
103 Turnpike St.
Milesburg, PA  16853
814-355-0890



From Barbara’s Desk
 

          Welcome to our website.  I hope that you will find it helpful and that it will answer your questions about our church.  This is the page where I share thoughts, articles I read, and/or other information.  If I can be of help to you, please call and leave a message on our church phone, 814-355-0890.


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                        On May 7th we will celebrate the National Day of Prayer.  The official website tells us:  “The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations.

      “Because of the faith of many of our founding fathers, public prayer and national days of prayer have a long-standing and significant history in American tradition. The Supreme Court affirmed the right of state legislatures to open their sessions with prayer in Marsh vs. Chambers (1983).”  http://nationaldayofprayer.org. We can thank God that we live in a country where prayer is not only allowed, but is encouraged.

      Prayer is the way we approach God.  When we pray, we can follow the example that Jesus gave in “The Lord’s Prayer.”  We can remember ACTS to help us pray in different ways.  A=adoration; C=Confession; T=Thanksgiving; S=Supplication.

      The language of prayer can be beautiful and flowing, and it can be the way you talk to a good friend.  Prayer can take place anywhere, any time and about anything.  We are assured that God hears our prayers and that God answers our prayers in the way God knows is best.

      On May 7th, won’t you join fellow Americans in prayer?  One part of your prayer might be for our country.   In 2 Chronicles 7:14, God promised Solomon, “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

      On a lighter note:

     “A young man once asked God how long a million years was to Him.

     God replied, “A million years to me is just like a single second in your time.”

     Then the young man asked God what a million dollars was to Him.

     God replied, “A million dollars to me is just like a single penny to you.”

     Then the young man got his courage up and asked:  “God could I have one of your pennies?”

     God smiled and replied, “Certainly, just a second.”   from Bits and Pieces.  The Magazine that motivates the world. 
Vol. R/No. 42

                                                                                          Shalom,
                                                                                                Pastor Barbara  

    

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Scripture readings for May:


First set of scripture readings are from the Revised common Lectionary

Second set of readings are those we will be using in worship

 

Sunday, May 3
Acts 8:26-40; PS. 22:25-31; 1 John 42:1; John 15:1-8

Joel 2:18, 28-29; Romans 8:1-2, 12-27

 

Sunday, May 10
Acts 10:44-48; Ps. 98, 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17

Ruth 1:7-22; Ps. 139:1-14; Luke 1:39-56

 

Thursday, May 14

Acts 1:1-11; Ps. 47 or Ps. 93; Eph. 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53

 

Sunday, May 17
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Ps. 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19

 

Sunday May 24
Acts 2:1-21 or Ezek. 37:1-14; Ps. 104:24-34; 35b; Rom. 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

Deut. 16:9-12; Isa. 60:19-22; John 3:31-36

 

Sunday, May 31

Isa. 6:1-8; Ps. 29; Rom. 8:12-17; John 3:1-17

Gen. 27:1-10, 18-19, 26-33, 38-40; Ps. 12