Important Updates and Opportunities for Online Connection
You all continue to be in my heart and prayers during this unfolding time of disruption and uncertainty. It is my great hope that we can continue to be a source of encouragement and support for each other even when we cannot physically gather. I appreciate all your efforts to keep yourselves and others safe.
Because the situation has changed rapidly, I have several important updates:
1. A reminder that we are worshiping online every Sunday. Please join us by going to http://m.twitch.tv/marplepresbyteriandigital after 10:15am. This will not require you to download anything, but you will likely need to click the screen to un-mute the audio. Beginning on March 22 our services can be seen later by visiting https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5gyWm_jl8nCkOPq8BtyJog
2. We have opportunities to connect, support, and pray together twice daily, because we are all in this together. Each video chat will have a time to share joys and concerns, visit, and enjoy a devotional led by someone in our family of faith. To obtain the links, please visit us on Facebook. If you do not already have a zoom account, it will prompt you to create one, but don't let that stop you. It is not difficult and does not cost anything. Please just allow yourself a few minutes to get set up before our start time, so we don't miss you. When you join the meeting, it will ask if you want to allow audio and video, please say "yes."
3. The church office is officially closed, but I will be available and happy to talk to you. Please reach out if you are encountering any difficulties. We also have wonderful deacons who would do their best to help.
4. Youth Group has gone digital and is spending time together daily. Reach out if you need more information.
5. Please find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. We are particularly active on Facebook, and it a good place to find information about current events.
6. We anticipate this being a time of significant financial strain for the church, as it is for many of our community groups and businesses. We were already experiencing a lean winter, and now our rental income is disrupted. Since we will not physically be together tomorrow, please consider making a online donation (button located on the "Home" page) or drop a check in the mail. We are grateful for your support and would not be here without you.
I close nearly every worship service with a Benediction based on Romans 15:13, and I leave y ou with that same thought: And now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you might abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Alleluia. Amen.
Pastor Karen Nelson