Warrenton Presbyterian Church (WPC) to Hold Virtual Services for Next Two Weeks
Dear Friends in Christ:
I want you to know that the health of our community is of the utmost concern to myself, the Session, and staff of this congregation. Working with your Session, a decision was reached Thursday night to limit worship services to a single online experience (11:00 am EDT) for the next two Sundays (March 15 and March 22). With the growing number of COVID-19 cases reported in the United States, we believe it is important to be cautious and responsible. This action, made in concert with other Old Town churches and recommendations from denominational and public health officials, seeks to “flatten the curve” of the outbreak by limiting large gatherings.
During this period, we will evaluate the best course of action moving forward. So, what does this mean? The church is not closed and worship is not cancelled. Instead, we simply will not be gathering together in one place. The ministries of our church will continue in earnest. Our staff, Elders, and Deacons are still committed to serving in ways that contribute to fulfilling our mission of Being a Servant Community. In my lifetime, there has never been a more important time for us to actively witness our faith and trust in God.
Here is how you can participate in worship:
Streaming on the church website: https://livestream.com/wpcva
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WarrentonPresbyterianChurch/
Giving on Online: Click here to make a donation
If you experience difficulty in accessing the 11:00 am worship service, here is how you can get assistance to allow you to join in worship: contact Mary Hall by calling the church office (540-347-2213), by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or on her cell phone (540-272-9486).
Please know that I am praying for you, our community, and our leaders during this time of anxiety and uncertainty. If you feel that I, our Session, Deacons, or staff can be helpful to you and your family in any way, just contact us.
Let us be faithful and vigilant in our prayer for those nations, communities, families, and individuals most affected by this outbreak. Our medical personnel and government officials seeking to respond need our support and prayers. Let us be generous in our support of organizations that provide assistance and contribute to the public health in our community and around the world.
In times such as this, we can be comforted and empowered by the Psalmist’s words:
The Lord is my light and salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid (Psalm 27:1-2, NRSV)