Update from RCCPC regarding Worship and other Activities

Dear Red Clay Members and Friends,

As you know, the Coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic, and each day in the United States there is an escalation in the number of people who have contracted the disease and in the number of deaths resulting from the virus. Since a significant number of our members are among the most vulnerable, and because of advisories from health professionals and government officials it is vital that we take steps to minimize the spreading of this disease. Therefore, we will not have “in person” worship this coming Sunday, March 15, 2020 and the church building will not be open at all.  We will, however, have a service that is livestreamed from an empty sanctuary at 10:30 am this Sunday.  Please click here for instructions on how to access both the livestream feed and a bulletin.  I also anticipate providing a written text of the sermon and prayers for those who are unable to access our livestream feed.

We have also temporarily suspended all church activities until further notice unless they can be done by video or telephone.

The Session will be meeting electronically over the weekend to determine a plan for the next few weeks.  Please stay tuned for further updates about plans for worship, building and office opening/closing, as well as events and activities.

During this time, I encourage you to avoid large gatherings, to limit your contact with others, and to follow the advice of medical and governmental officials. 

I will keep you in my prayers, that you will stay healthy and safe. I will miss seeing you in the near future, but look forward to seeing you once this health crisis has passed and we are able to worship together again.

In a note to his congregation, one of my colleagues included a prayer from a devotional book, Uncommon Prayer. I share it with you as it seems very appropriate for this time:  May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you: wherever he may send you; May he guide you through the wilderness and protect you through the storm; May he bring you home rejoicing: at the wonders he has shown you; May he bring you home rejoicing: once again into your doors.