COVID-19 Response – Update March 17, 2020


Dear Members and Friends of First Presbyterian,

Last night at Session we decided to suspend worship services and close our building until Monday, April 6, when we will revisit this decision.  It was difficult, but in light of the measures being taken by our elected officials and the concern of the medical community, we thought it the wise choice.  We are continuing to search for ways to bring worship to you.  Many expressed appreciation for the Facebook streaming of last week and we are looking into whether our upcoming pulpit supply leaders are able to do that.  Please watch the Facebook page and website for information about streaming services as it becomes available.

Please remember we are in this together.  The Deacons are setting up a care system for us all.  Please don’t hesitate to use it by calling Roseanne Courtade, Moderator.  She will be able to direct your call as needed.  If you are in need of assistance from the office, please email office@cazpres.org, or call (315) 655-3191 and leave a message, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Remember, that God is not only present in church; “.. heaven and earth belong to God, we may worship in any place”, (taken from Book of Order W-1.0203).  Although we will miss the community we so love and enjoy being with, God is always with us regardless.  Worship Him Sunday by taking a walk in His creation, by discussing this week’s lectionary (1 Samuel 16:1-13Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41, and Psalm 23) with someone you live with, or on the phone with a friend.

Let us continue to pray for the doctors, nurses, and scientists on the frontline, and especially those that are sick.

If you are able, please continue your monetary support of First Presbyterian by mailing your checks into church (PO Box 306, Cazenovia, NY 13035) or setting up to donate online via our online giving system at Tithe.ly.  If you need assistance setting up the online giving, please contact the office.

We will post to our Facebook page and website any announcement or update as they become available, so please check them.

In Christ,

Carla Kinney
Clerk of Session