Online Worship is Coming!

The Session and Worship and Music committee are working to get us all connected again…. not physically, but via phone and online methods. We have been having the daily calls to connect and have had the blessing of Pastor Jan Wiersma share scripture and prayer with us the last two Sundays. But we want to expand this to the possibility of visually connecting using Google Meet.

This Sunday at our usual service time of 9:30, we will hold a service. For those with cameras on their phones or computers, they can log in and see other members. If you do not have a camera it is still feasible to log in and hear others’ voices. If you are not comfortable using the computer, you can call in. This Sunday will be a ‘test’ run for using Google Meet. As it is the first Sunday of the month, Jan will also share communion with us…virtually. So those who are at the service will need to bring some bread and juice to partake.

The complete letter can be found by clicking here!

A direct link is also available on the calendar!

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Update from Session on CPC’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

On Tuesday, March 24th the church leadership received an email from Jeff Japinga and the Presbytery of the Twin Cities. Below is an excerpt of that message:

“Two weeks ago, while acknowledging that the holding of public worship is finally a decision of the Session, we strongly recommended closure on March 22 and 29. Today, we need to say clearly that, based on explicit directives of our public health officials, you should plan for no public worship or public gatherings through the month of April. That includes, of course, Palm Sunday, all of Holy Week, and Easter Sunday. This is terribly difficult for us as the church to say; but right now, it must be said.”

This advice was discussed at length at the March 24th Session meeting. It was described as “terrible but logical”. It is difficult to balance our fervent desire to meet as a church family and worship together with the desire to be caretakers of each other and also of the greater community. So it is with mixed feelings for certain that Session voted to cancel gathered worship in the great room at CPC for the month of April.

We are continuing to explore opportunities, however, to utilize technology to communicate with each other and remotely worship together. So please continue to watch for updates on this. Stay well and continue to care for each other and your loved ones.

CPC Session

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Worship at CPC is suspended for March 22, 29, and April 5

A letter has been emailed to CPC members and is being mailed CPC members that don’t have email regarding worship and our life together at CPC.  The first part of the letter is included here.  Please stay home and stay safe!

 

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    3705 Fairway Place NW, Rochester, MN

    Normally,

    Worship – 9:30 AM and

    Sunday School – 10:45 AM (September-May)

    However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, CPC is suspending worship at least through April. Please stay home and stay healthy.

    Online worship is available (via computer or phone) each Sunday at 9:30.  The direct link is located on the calendar!

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