Worship Services Cancelled Sunday, March 15

Submitted by office on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 15:05

Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear CPC Family:

Grace and peace to you on this unusual Lenten journey. In an effort to care and keep safe our community of faith, the Session voted this afternoon to follow the guidance of the Presbytery of the James to cancel worship this Sunday (March 15). This weekend the Session will discuss appropriate next steps for the coming two-three weeks. Please monitor the CPC website, social media and office voicemail for updates. 

This, and any future steps to curtail church activities, is not taken lightly. As we make our way on this journey, I ask for your help in making God’s presence felt for all. Lastly, may we be in prayer, especially for those already suffering, or at risk, those providing medical care and those working to develop a vaccine for this virus and all in public and private leadership trying to make wise decisions.

Shalom,

Gordon

Here is a prayer for these tumultuous times, shared by a POJ colleague:

Prayer for a Pandemic

May we who are merely inconvenienced 

   Remember those whose lives are at stake

May we who have no risk factors

  Remember those who are most vulnerable

May we who have the luxury of working from home

 Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making the rent.

May we who have the flexibility of caring for our children when their schools close

 Remember those who have no safe place to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market

 Remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home

 Remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country

Let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other 

Let us find ways to be the loving embrace to our neighbors.

 Amen.