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The church building is closed and all activities are cancelled until further notice. To read the entire SSPC update, click here.

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Update on SSPC Response to the COVID-19 Virus

 

Dear SSPC Family:

3/27/20 UPDATE: SSPC Response to the COVID-19 Virus
At last night’s meeting (conducted online via Zoom), Session made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person activities until further notice in order to comply with government guidelines to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As we have done for the past several Sundays, our worship services will continue to be recorded and made available online via YouTube. With regard to Holy Week, Maundy Thursday’s meal and service will be canceled, while worship on Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will all be online. These decisions are unprecedented and painful for all of us, but the choice to care for one another’s well-being must be our priority. In the meantime, the staff and Deacons are reaching out personally to the congregation, especially those who are homebound and elderly, to help reduce the sense of isolation we are all feeling.  We encourage you, as you become aware of needs, to alert Barbara, Jane and Don.

In April, all our Committees and the Board of Deacons are asked to follow Session’s lead by holding online meetings via Zoom. Our IT Committee chair, Chris Kavulich, has graciously agreed to be a resource for our committee chairs (Thank you Chris!).  NOTE: The meetings should all be scheduled with Priscilla so as to ensure the availability of our Zoom account which can accommodate one hosted meeting at a time. This may mean that some meetings will need to be rescheduled to a new day / time. Don and Jane, as staff liaisons to the various committees, will be in the meetings to assist with questions. This is a new way of being church for all of us – please be flexible and as gracious as we all learn together.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

1.   Pray for all those who are affected by the virus and those who care for them, especially their families and medical and hospital personnel.  

2.   Either stay home or avoid gatherings of more than a few people if you go out. The surest way to prevent a rapid spike in ER visits is to prevent the spread of the virus.

3.   Reach out by phone, email, Facebook or other online means to neighbors and loved ones, especially the elderly.  Isolation is already a serious issue affecting the mental and spiritual health of our homebound folks, even in ordinary times.  This is even more true now.

4.   Use the time as the blessing that it is!  Here are several ideas:

Please let these words of reassurance comfort you and yours during these anxious days: 

Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the hills—

  from where will my help come?

My help comes from the Lord,

  who made heaven and earth.

 

He will not let your foot be moved;

  he who keeps you will not slumber.

He who keeps Israel

  will neither slumber nor sleep.

 

The Lord is your keeper;

  the Lord is your shade at your right hand.

The sun shall not strike you by day,

  nor the moon by night.

 

The Lord will keep you from all evil;

  he will keep your life.

The Lord will keep

  your going out and your coming in

  from this time on and for evermore.

 

Blessings,

Don

Last Published: March 27, 2020 9:47 AM

The church building is closed and all activities are cancelled until further notice. To read the entire SSPC update, click here.

CLICK HERE FOR THE APRIL 5TH WORSHIP SERVICE.

Click here for the April 5th Bulletin.

CLICK HERE FOR A WEEKLY CHRISTIAN ED RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES.