Following guidance from Allegheny County officials, and in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel our worship services on Sunday, March 22 and 29.
For these two Sundays, while we are unable to gather to worship together as a congregation, we invite you to worship at home using the guided liturgy provided in the following link:
You can meet as a family, or with a friend over the phone, to pray, to read and meditate on scripture, and to respond to God’s Word with an offering of your gifts.
Household worship is nothing new. The earliest Christian communities gathered in each other’s homes long before there were any established churches.
Here’s what the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Book of Order says about Household Worship:
We respond to God’s grace in the context of personal relationships, particularly when Christians who live together worship together. Opportunities for household or family worship include: sabbath-keeping and rhythms of daily prayer; Bible reading, study, or memorization; prayers before meals; singing hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs; and expressions of giving, sharing, and service to others.
Here are two supplemental links:
The Peace of Christ be with you.
Trent A. Hancock