We will return
to in-person worship this Sunday. This will be a hybrid service so that those
who wish to worship at home may continue
to do so via Zoom, Facebook Live and YouTube. We are counting on everyone who decides to
attend in-person worship to abide by our approved rules and to ensure that we
have a safe worship service.
- Services will now begin at 10:15AM, and we will conclude by 11:00AM. People should arrive at 10:00AM.
- All those in attendance MUST wear a mask inside and outside the building and maintain social distancing of 6-8 feet inside and outside the building.
- You should enter through the Pekin Street entrance only. When you enter, you will have your temperature taken, and anyone with a fever will not be admitted. PLEASE do not come if you are feeling ill in any way. The CE Building will not be open. Restrooms will be open for emergencies only.
- You may sit in a pew that is not roped off. A distance of 6-8 feet MUST be maintained between individuals/families.
- There will be no singing, recitation, group interaction, or normal passing of the peace during the service.
- There will be no printed bulletins, Bibles or hymnals in the Sanctuary. If you come, please bring the enclosed bulletin and your own Bible if you wish.
- Paul Kasa will take temperatures, maintain an attendance record for contact tracing if necessary, and help ensure that everyone follows the rules.
Preparing for Worship
“Wherever two or more are gathered in my name,” Jesus said, “there am I in the midst of them.” Whether you’re gathered around the breakfast table with your family, sitting in your favorite recliner, or taking a walk outside, we assemble Jesus’ name bearing witness to the Church’s identity and mission as Christ’s body in the world.
As you prepare for
worship, light a candle. This simple act reminds us of God’s presence in this
hour of worship and the entrance of Jesus Christ, the light of the world, into
our midst. This candle will remind you of Christ’s light and love, and it will
also be a symbol to signify our togetherness despite our separation, during
this time. I invite you to share a picture of your candle and your “worship
space.” Please also email me your picture at email@example.com; on Sunday
afternoon, I will share images of our togetherness.
Please click on the image to the left, for your copy of the October 18 bulletin.
Announcements for Sunday, October 18, 2020:
- Chris will be in the office on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. But please, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-732-6141 at any time to leave a message. we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
- TEA @ 2 P.M. continues this Tuesday. Click the Covid-19 Zoom-Hub link at the top of this page for login information.
- Kirk Night study of Lamentations on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. in a hybrid format. That means you may join us in-person at the church or by Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting - https://zoom.us/j/3779437492?pwd=QUQxRlBZcTlPM1k5WEEyRmxReEZidz09. Meeting ID: 377 943 7492, Password: 03191985.
- The Session voted to return to hybrid in-person worship beginning Sunday, October 18, 2020, at 10 .am. Next week you will receive instructions on what to expect when worshiping in person at First Presbyterian Church, including how you can make your reservation for worship. For those who do not wish to worship in person, we will continue our live streaming on both Facebook Live and Zoom for the time being.
continue to drop off items for the Food Pantry in the blue tub on the office porch.
They continue to seek donations of dish soap, lotion/hand cream, body
wash, paper towels, tissues, laundry and cleaning supplies, band aids, and
bar soap, as well as, toothbrushes and toothpaste. No more plastic bags needed.
Thank you, for your faithful offerings to the church. Please click on the "GIVE" link at the top of the page to present your gifts online.