CPC March 26, 2020 Update

March 26, 2020

Grace & Peace to you!

 

As we make our way through this most challenging of Lenten seasons, I am mindful of Paul’s words to the Roman church:

 

“Who will separate us from us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?...No, in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rms. 8:35, 37-39)

 

I want to share with you the following updates on ministry at CPC:

 

The Session has extended the closure of the campus to groups and activities through April 12. Because we have been unable to be together for worship, we continue to prepare a series of worship videos for each Sunday. These are available on our Website, Face Book page, and You Tube;

 

Our Covid 19 Response Team is meeting weekly to consider updates, next steps, and long range impacts;

 

Grace Café and our other food ministries have transitioned to drive-thru; and our committees and small groups have the ability to continue their work by teleconference;

 

CPC Deacons are regularly checking on their shepherd groups to asses any needs that may arise. If you are unable to get out for such things as groceries or prescriptions, please do not hesitate to contact the church office. Phone messages, emails and US Mail are checked throughout each day;

 

Daily prayer devotions are available on the Face Book page, as well as a weekly Lenten devotion;

 

Many rely on our weekly printed bulletin for their daily prayer as they lift up members of the community in special need of prayer. The list for this week has been added below;

 

The staff and Session continue to explore ways to enhance how we stay connected while at a distance. Keep a sharp eye in the coming days for exciting Holy Week announcements that I think will enable us to embrace one another in a new a blessed way, and allow us, as Isaiah says: “…mount up with wings like eagles…to run and not be weary…(to) walk and not faint.”

 

Shalom,

Gordon