Faith at Home
Psalm 46 tells us that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble.
How are you doing? Emotions are running high and news is changing constantly. We are learning and practicing social distancing. Schedules are changing, schools are closed. Our worship services have gone virtual to help flatten the curve of the coronavirus.
The staff, elders and deacons are working hard to communicate and share information and resources. Things change- constantly. We are going to send an ORPC enews twice a week.
On Tuesdays, you will receive a short email giving any updates about church activities or concerns. On Fridays, you will receive our regular enews email with birthdays, etc.
Below are some resources I want to make sure you know about.
Take care. Take a breath. Reach out to a neighbor or loved one. Remember God loves you.
RESOURCES FOR FAITH AT HOME
If you missed last Sunday's service, you can see it on Facebook here. (Jump ahead about 8 1/2 minutes to -50:45 for the beginning of the service.)
Wednesday Prayer Service
Join us on our Facebook page Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm for our Lenten Prayer Service.
ORPC Phone Tree
Deacons, elders and staff are calling each ORPC member and regular visitors. If you have not received a call, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. The goal of the phone tree is to connect and offer care to our church family.
Continue to Give
In a time of uncertainty, we are grateful for your continued generosity and financial support. We have multiple ways for you to give from the comfort of your home:
Online: You can give online here.
By Text: Simply text the amount you wish to give to: 833-902-0586 and follow the link that is sent to your phone to complete your registration. It’s so easy!
Automated Giving: You can set up automatic payments to be made directly from your bank account and mailed to the church.
Mail a Check: You can always mail a check to the church at 2614 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310.
Weekly video devotion from Presbyterian Outlook
Join Jill Duffield, editor of the Presbyterian Outlook, for a weekly devotion. This week is about the symbol of the cross.
Daily- Pray as You Go
(from our Jesuit brothers)
Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc.
A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.
Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.
You can access it via their website or in the app store on your phone.
Coronavirus-Covid-19 Task Force
Last week, we created a taskforce to work with the elders and staff as we make decisions concerning health and safety. The task force is made up of: Matt Beam, Leslie Bowles, Dr. Neil Coffield, Eileen Dick, and Heather Hodgin.
Neil teaches Genetics and Molecular Biology and has been a great help to our team.
Here are links that might be helpful:
Great podcasts from the world's leading Virologists so you can choose to read or just listen:
Specific to North Carolina: