TRPC Broadcast Email – Sunday, March 22, 2020
Dear Church, we gather today, united in prayer and purpose, to honor and worship or Risen Lord.
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.
I will describe all your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you.
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. (Psalm 9:1–2)
It’s not an easy thing to suspend church activities, especially worship. When life is disrupted by something on the order of a pandemic which can foster fear, we want and need to gather to encourage and support one another and sense the Holy Spirit in and among us. That’s part of what Christian community is all about. But, with an infectious disease, getting together is the worst thing we can do. It can harm our neighbors and ourselves.
With these precautions in mind, a truncated Sunday worship has been recorded and uploaded as a YouTube video and can be accessed here: Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Virginia – Sunday Message for March 22, 2020. The link to connect will also be posted on Facebook and our church website at: TRPChurch.org. This will be available by 11AM Sunday morning and can be watched over the next few weeks.
Daily broadcast emails with news and updates are sent out to members and friends who have sent us their email address.
We have started to Zoom (Video Communications conferencing service) to allow individuals to watch and participate in our Adult Lenten Study on Sundays at 11AM. A link with connection information will be emailed out.
It is my goal to use Zoom for a General Fellowship Time for the church on Wednesdays at 6PM. A time to gather, albeit electronically… our new, present-version of “Passing the Peace”.
If you have any suggestions or additions for this letter – please send them to me along with your prayers and concerns to be shared with the church. I will be sending out an updated Prayer List later today with revisions, additions and suggestions how we can serve Christ by serving each other.
‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” (Matthew 25:40)
Together in Christ’s Service,
Rev. Patrick Lanaghan