Corona Virus Update August 2020 and Zoom Worship Info
If you would like to worship with us via Zoom meetings live, please send an email to Pastor Julie at email@example.com and she will send you an invitation. We are LIVE each Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
YOU CAN FIND THE VIDEO RECORDING OF WORSHIP ON THE MEDIA LINK ON THE LEFT NAVAGATION BAR.
** The Office Staff is available for phone calls and emails during the week. You may contact Tracy Foronda if you have questions or need information about how St. Andrew is doing ministry during this 2020 season. We are still the Church, and we are alive in Christ!
Update July, 2020: Your Session has decided to continue following the health and government guidelines and suspend worship and building activies in the forseeable future. The Task Force to Re-Open has recommndations to the Elders which will be discussed at the end of July.
We continue Zoom worship each week at 9:30 a.m. Please keep in mind that the Church Universal is still one in Christ even if we aren’t in the same room.
The Session is making plans for a thorough cleaning of the building and looking at other ways to keep worshipers safe once we are allowed to meet again. Please watch for more updates here or request to be on our church email list. Send that request to Pastor Julie Hodges via the above address.
MARCH 14 UPDATE FROM PASTOR JULIE:
Friends, our church staff will continue to work, and I will be looking at online ways to meet and have worship in new and creative ways. My local Presbyterian colleagues and I may try out a joint online worship experience; our elders and deacons may use online meetings to continue working together. Just because we are not in worship together does not mean the church stops being the church, the body of Christ! My plans are to write a sermon each week from my sermon series and send the manuscript for your teaching. We will also have a bulletin attached so that you can say the prayers and have times of thoughtful reflection. We will continue to call on each other and have times of prayer- it may just look different for a while.
If you would like to be on our church email list, please send our office manager an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will include you in any updates.
Pastor Julie Hodges,
Saturday March 14, 12 noon
An Update from Rev. Julie Hodges, Pastor
As we all come to grips with the Corona Virus this week, our prayers are with everyone affected by this in our nation and world.
The Session will meet on Saturday March 14 to make decisions about the future of immediate worship services. Please come back here for updates as to our future schedules and potential closings.
If you would like to be on our regular church email list, please send a note to email@example.com as I am sending weekly updates. Our church phone number is 760-347-5344 if you need to speak to staff. I will be monitoring the answering machine daily.
I am reminded by one of our PCUSA creeds, "In Iife and death, we belong to the Lord." We face each challenge with deep and abiding faith in the risen Jesus Christ. My prayers are with our church, our community, and our nation as we face this challeinging time.
Rev. Julie Hodges, Pastor,
St. Andrew Community Presbyterian Church