The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her attendants walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to bring it. When she opened it, she saw the child. He was crying, and she took pity on him.
“This must be one of the Hebrews’ children,” she said.
from Exodus 1
Breeze-Thru Back to School Blessing
Sunday, August 23rd
PCPC Parking Lot
We know this school year will NOT be a breeze, so we
invite you to breeze through the church parking lot
either arriving on foot, or on wheels to breeze
through like the breath of God that sustains us. Pastors will be present to bless on behalf of the whole congregation and we will send you back out into the world with some reminders of God's love. We invite you to enter from Himes Ave and exit through Cardenas.
We are collecting school supplies for Beth-El Ministry so you can bring them when you breeze through too.
For a list of items click here.
Following the Blessing, the Sanctuary is open for families to enter from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Food Delivery Needed
Can you deliver bags of food for End 68 Hours of Hunger for a few hours on just one day? They are currently delivering to 158 family homes in the underserved neighborhoods around Hillsborough County. Each delivery route has six - eight homes and takes about 1 hour to complete. The deliveries are made on the next two Thursdays and Fridays and the bags are picked up at the pantry at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church.
Pick-up is 10:00 - 10:30 on Thursdays and 9:00 - 10:30 on Fridays.
Simply click this button and say you can help one day either on Aug 20th or 21st. Allison is helping on Friday, Aug 21st if anyone else wants to join.
Need Your Videos for the Lord's Prayer
If your child (of any age) can say a particular portion of the Lord's Prayer and Passing of the Peace to be viewed during one of the worship services, we would love for you to record it (horizontally) and send it to us at NancyC@palmaceia.org or text it to Nancy Creedon at 813-767-3635.
New Adult Opportunity
I’m Still Here (Austin Channing Brown)
Sundays, August 23rd and 30th, at 10am on Zoom
Led by Kem Toole and Fay Rouseff-Baker. This two-week class will read through and discuss Austin Channing Brown’s memoir, I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. Week one will focus on the first half of the book and discuss the Black experience in this country, particularly through the lens of Channing Brown’s story as a Black Christian in America. The second week we’ll discuss the book as a whole, focusing on how we as white Christians can respond to the Black experience by pursuing reconciliation and healing. Books can be purchased through Amazon and other booksellers.
Email Will@palmaceia.org to be put on the list.
Parenting in a Pandemic
If you have ideas about what topics would be helpful to you, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to start a class this fall.
Worship Connection Content for this Sunday
Aug. 23: Exodus 1:8-2:10 - and Psalm 124 Isaiah 51:1-6 and Psalm 138 • Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20
Videos to Watch
Moses 7:15 to watch
Joseph Bible Story Reading Part II
4:43 to watch
Updated on Saturdays
4:43 to watch
Updated on Saturdays
Exodus Part II - Overview
6:33 minutes to watch
6:33 minutes to watch
Scripture to Read
Exodus 1:8 – 2:10
Narrator: Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. He said to his people, “Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.” Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor. They built supply cities, Pithom and Rameses, for Pharaoh. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread, so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. The Egyptians became ruthless in imposing tasks on the Israelites, and made their lives bitter with hard service in mortar and brick and in every kind of field labor. They were ruthless in all the tasks that they imposed on them.
The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, “When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she shall live.”
Shiphrah: But the midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they let the boys live. So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this, and allowed the boys to live?”
Puah: The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them.” So God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families.
Narrator: Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, “Every boy that is born to the Hebrews you shall throw into the Nile, but you shall let every girl live.”
Moses’ Mother: Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months. When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river.
Miriam: His sister stood at a distance, to see what would happen to him.
Pharaoh’s Daughter: The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her attendants walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to bring it. When she opened it, she saw the child. He was crying, and she took pity on him. “This must be one of the Hebrews’ children,” she said.
Miriam: Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?”
Pharaoh’s Daughter: Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Yes.” So the girl went and called the child’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed it. When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and she took him as her son. She named him Moses, “because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”
All Readers: This is the word of God.
New Revised Standard Version
Books to Read
Art to See
Battery Not Working Well? You're Not Alone
Mary Ann McKibben Dana writes about our low power mode
3 minute read
Author, speaker, coach - Her Site
Edwina Gateley, Let Your God Love You
Before your God.
Let your God look upon you.
That is all.
God loves you
With an enormous love,
And only wants
To look upon you
With that love.
Let your God--
Something to Listen To
Take My Life
2:37 to listen
Screen-Free Something to Do