An Important Announcement from First Presbyterian Church, Granbury
The Session met electronically on
March 17 and voted unanimously to suspend worship services for the next two Sundays, March 22 and March 29.
Due to the rapidly changing response to the coronavirus pandemic and the guidelines established by the CDC and local health officials – and on the official recommendation of Grace Presbytery – we will cease all face-to-face gatherings for the time being. We are hopeful that cooperating with these established guidelines may help to slow or halt the spread of COVID-19 and keep our worshipping community and our neighbors safe. We will evaluate the situation daily and will communicate with you via email and social media whenever there is news to share. Please do keep an eye out for email and check our website, www.fpcgranbury.org , to keep up-to-date. Please also keep others in mind that may not receive the news through these avenues and give them a call to let them know. In this time of many unanswered questions and the resulting anxiety, it is of the utmost importance that we care well for ourselves and for each other. The church is not a building – the church is God’s people. Let us be the church in compassionate ways as we move through this time together. God is with us.
We will worship! As you are aware, we broadcast our worship services each Sunday and we will continue to do so. Brenda and I, along with Marty and Jane, and a couple of others who may be needed, will record a full service of worship to be shared Sunday morning. We will send out a link to the service and a copy of the bulletin via email to make it easy to access. All you will need to do is click on the link. We hope that you will join us on Sunday morning or at a later time as you are able. We remain a worshiping community and we will gather to worship – online! Bring the kids because there will be a children’s sermon. Please do remember also that the church continues to need your financial support during this time as we continue to pay the salaries of nursery workers and church musicians and custodial help and our office administrator. Our bills and our mission giving continues and we cannot “socially distance” ourselves from these. Please continue to give online through our website or simply mail your offering to the church. You may click here for our online giving option.
Our office hours have changed. For the weeks to come, the office hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9 to 12 noon. If you have business to conduct at the church or need the assistance of Shanna or one of our pastors, please call and plan to come during these hours. During the hours of noon to 4:00 PM, the phones will be remotely answered so your call will still be received by Shanna. As always, Brenda and Drew will be in and out of the office attending to tasks of ministry but they are on the job. Don’t hesitate to call on them if you don’t find them at the office.
We know these changes are difficult and they disrupt our daily routines and our usual way of “doing church.” But do remember: we’re all in the same boat; you are not the only one; you are not alone; it’s going to be okay.
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” (Jn. 14.27)