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Creation Celebration 2020

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 
     He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
    he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths
     for his name’s sake.
–Psalm 23:1-3

Please read the following brief message, then visit our Creation Celebration 2020 Photo Gallery

For the past eight years, Providence has celebrated Creation in April to coincide with Earth Day.  We have had trees in the Commons area, art works illustrating the beauty and wonder of the Creation, songs, sermons, and exhortations on how we can all be better earth care stewards.  And on this the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we had hoped for something really special, but….

But this year is different indeed!  As Rev. Mick proclaimed: “The church building is closed, but our members have been deployed!”   This year, at a time when many of us are stressed out by coronavirus, we have asked our congregation to deploy into the Creation to capture in a picture, drawing, or painting how they felt the presence of God restoring their souls.

We had no idea if anyone would deploy!  We had to trust in God!  Boy, did you deploy! More than two dozen members of all ages captured 92 Creation moments to share with us in this album. Please prayerfully peruse it with your loved ones: feel free to download any images you like; share with your neighbors; and allow these moments to restore you!

With God’s help and this wonderful congregation, we will endure this time of trial for us and our nation!  Thanks be to God!

Earth Care Team

Providence Response to Coronavirus / COVID-19

 

In-person Worship Services Canceled until further notice. Please check back for updates.

 

Please read the most recent message from Rev. Mick, March 13, 2020:  Providence response to coronavirus.

This message was sent to the congregation by email on March 11, 2020

Dear Members and Friends of Providence Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, VA,

The staff and leaders of Providence Presbyterian Church are paying close attention to the news of the coronavirus, COVID-19. We have turned to several knowledgeable people and reliable sources to help us provide this communication to members of our congregation and friends.

As of today, there are three cases of COVID-19 in Fairfax County (fewer than 10 in Virginia). [These numbers have changed since Wednesday.] The Fairfax County Health Department FCHD and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are keeping their websites updated. We encourage you to make sure you are getting the most accurate reports by clicking on those links.

We are doing our best to follow preventive measures here at Providence. The best thing we ALL can do at this time is follow basic preventive measures, not just for COVID-19, but for all flu and cold viruses:

  • Most importantly, stay home if you are sick. We hesitate to encourage anyone not to attend worship services or church events, but please stay home if you are sick.
  • Wash your hands with soap thoroughly and frequently and use hand sanitizer if you can’t wash your hands. We have purchased extra hand-sanitizer for the church. You’ll find it at key locations around the church building.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. We know that this is very difficult and most of us don’t realize we are doing it, but it is vitally important.
  • Don’t cough or sneeze into your hands. Use a tissue, or cough/sneeze into our elbow. And then … Wash Your Hands with Soap.

If the situation in our area requires that we make any changes to services, programs, or events, we will take action as needed. But we also want you to use your own good judgment if you have any concerns about attending worship, or any other church program.

When we are greeting one another before, during, and after worship services and Sunday School, we can give each other an elbow-bump, or simply speak to one another without making physical contact.

We should all remember that some members of our church family are more vulnerable (from a health perspective) than others and we want to respect everyone’s preferences and health concerns. We want everyone to be as healthy as possible. The sermons are posted on our website within a day or so, if you choose to stay home. Click here to view a sermon.

The session and the staff will continue to monitor the situation and make appropriate decisions for the health and welfare of the congregation.

Faithfully,

The Session and Staff of Providence Presbyterian Church

 

Providencia

Our sister congregation of Granjas del Desierto in Juarez, Mexico, has a new place to gather — Iglesia Providencia. The Rev. Mary Rodgers and a member of our Mission Committee, Joe Moss, traveled to this remote area of Juarez at Easter 2019 to celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony with old and new friends. Through generous donations from our congregation, this multipurpose building is giving our brother in Christ, Juan Pablo Gutierrez, and his congregation an indoor space in which to worship; to serve as a center for their social gatherings; and to provide a space to hold classes to teach people in Granjas a trade.

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FIRST SUNDAYS We welcome older children to sit with their families in worship on First Sundays. Younger children are invited to Godly Play.

COMMUNION CARE SUNDAY  Help us celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of the month by bringing in non-perishable food for our Food Pantry. Let us remember to feed others as we are fed.

DEADLINES  Items for the weekly worship bulletin are due at noon on Wednesdays; exceptions will be noted in the bulletin. Please send your items to Communications Coordinator, Kathy Knorr.