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PLEASE continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask when outside in public areas. Stay home, Save Lives!
May 1, 2020
Dear Fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The last seven weeks have been an unprecedented event in the life of our congregation. As the Session, we appreciate your patience and fortitude as our government and health leaders direct steps to help us deal with this invisible threat. As certain restrictions are lifted, the Session has discussed our next steps as a congregation in order to be both faithful as God’s people as well as protect the safety of our congregation. With each day, there is new information about the virus so we will continue to discuss and adapt as necessary.
At this time, the Session has decided it is still too early to safely meet together for worship at the church. There are too many factors and variables that could compromise the health and safety of those coming to worship. We will continue to offer online options for worship and other gatherings as well as cd’s of the sermons for those without the internet.
Since communion is a vital part of our life and faith practice as Christians and until we are able to once again meet together, a live Zoom video conferencing worship service will be provided at 10am on the second Sunday of each month to allow us to meet virtually as a community and participate in communion as the Body of Christ. Individuals without the internet will be able to use their regular phone to call into the service. A special phone is not required. Instructions are provided with this letter. This will be a BYOC (Bring Your Own Communion) event. We are asking that each family make preparations for communion by having bread and juice available to participate. Any bread or cracker will suffice, but we are also providing a recipe with this letter for the communion bread typically prepared by our deacons. This can be a fun and meaningful activity to help beat the doldrums of social-isolation.
In order to protect our staff and volunteers and since it is too difficult to ascertain who has been in the church buildings and when, the Session is also requiring that the buildings be entered only by individuals conducting essential church business. If you need to enter, please be responsible by wearing a mask and cleaning any surfaces you may have come into contact with such as door knobs and countertops. Paper towels and disinfectant will be provided in the kitchen, back table of the sanctuary, and by the office counter. Individuals can still drop off mail and contributions in the mailbox outside. We thank you for your cooperation.
this is a difficult time for many. We have been uplifted by the continuing acts of kindness and charity that flow from your commitment to Christ. Park United has been a blessing to this community for one hundred and twenty five years. Because of your dedication and faith, it continues as a beacon of Christ’s light and love to the neighborhood. Please let us know if there are ways that we can minister to you or others during this trying period. We are reminded by the Apostle Paul, “For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.”
In Faith, Hope, and Love,
-We lift up to you in prayer Lord: Our Loved ones, near and far Our Military, Teachers, Healthcare Workers, Ministers, Service Industries, etc. Our President, Leaders in Business and Industry, Decision Makers to seek God’s will as they lead us Our People who are weak, in trouble, pain, alone, and all others in need Our Nation and World. And We give thanks for Your love and all the blessings we have been given. God’s will be done in all of our lives. Amen.
•Worship Services and all Church Activities remain cancelled until further notice.
•Pastor Jon can be reached by phone 724-213-8528 and email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a handy list of Elder and their phone numbers:
Ron Fox 724-758-6620 Andy Grosick 724-355-1787
Derek Hancher 724-368-4099 Judy Lutz 724-752-9068
Jack McMichael 724-452-7768 Larry Meeder 724-462-0574
Amy Quickle 724-822-0690 Lewis Rape 724-789-7554
Josh Shaffer 412-295-2567 Walt Sieminski 724-368-8842
Helen Taylor 724-272-2840 Susan Webb 724-473-4675