March 31, 2020 Pastoral Letter
Dear New Cut Presbyterian Church,
“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:2). The purpose of this communication is to update you on how we will be worshiping, fellowshipping, and engaging in ministry in the coming weeks. First and foremost, remember that you have been called by God’s love to be God’s people, and that this love is sure and unshakeable. Out of this love from which God calls, you are called to love God and to love your neighbor.
During this unfolding pandemic, a way of loving one another and our neighbor is to do what we can to prevent the spread of this virus. All in-person church events are cancelled for the month of April. While these in-person events are cancelled, our call to love God and to love our neighbor continues. So, our session has made the following decisions to facilitate ministry at New Cut in the coming weeks.
Worship Service: A sermon message will be available digitally on Sundays on our Facebook and website. Also, each Sunday morning at 11:30 am there will be a conference call for sharing and prayer. To join by computer, use the link https://zoom.us/j/870747692. To join by phone dial 253 215 8782 and enter the meeting ID - 870 747 692. This same link, phone number, and meeting ID will work each Sunday morning.
Tithing: We normally offer our tithes in person during the worship service. However, we are not meeting in person right now. Available ways to tithe are 1) drop the tithe off in the prayer box in the front office of the church or 2) mail your tithe to the church. The address is:
New Cut Presbyterian Church
Attn Joe Clark
2617 New Cut Church Rd
Lancaster SC, 29720
Wednesday Evening Bible Study: A written devotion will be posted on our website and Facebook page each Wednesday. At 7 pm each Wednesday, there will be an opportunity to join a conference call for a Bible study. To join by computer, use the link https://zoom.us/j/276516410. To join by phone dial 253 215 8782 and enter the meeting ID - 276 516 410. This same link, phone number, and meeting ID will work each Wednesday evening.
Member Care: During this crisis, there may be increased physical and material needs, and an inability to leave the house. So, let’s come together and take care of each other. If you have a need, call or email Pastor Andy 412-523-9932, email@example.com). Pastor Andy and our Ruling Elders will work together with the congregation to provide for that need.
Community Care: If you have a friend or neighbor, and know that they are in need, consider referring them to our member care system. If a need is more than we can meet, we can direct that neighbor towards community resources.
Pastoral Care: With the current circumstances, phone calls are the best option for communicating. We can make judgement calls based on particular situations as needed. Pastor Andy and our Ruling Elders are calling and checking in on people.
Remember, during this uncertain time, we have a certain hope in our Lord.