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Spring Sermon Series

April 26 ~ June 21

In a concerted effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, worship has been postponed and church buildings closed worldwide to observe social distancing and health precautions.  The fact that only essential services and businesses are to remain open leads to the question—How Essential is Church?

Late in his ministry, the Apostle Paul sent two colleagues, Timothy to Ephesus and Titus to Crete to ensure the faith and faithfulness of the churches in each place.  He wrote three letters telling them what he considered essential about church: everything from transmitting the gospel from one generation to another; combating distortions of Christian faith and teaching; providing an organizational structure with qualified leadership; describing the role of women in ministry; and articulating proper Christian conduct within the household of God.

How and When Will
the Church Re-Open?

We do not know when the Shelter in Place order will be lifted or when our state will re-open for business.  As some have said, that decision will be up to the virus. It appears that the process to re-open will be gradual and in phases with continued restrictions on large group gatherings.  This will affect how we function as a church in the coming months.  

To help us know what to expect and plan for the future, Session has formed a Re-Open Plan Task Force. Their purpose is to gather and process information, then formulate a plan of action, with necessary steps, and recommendations for Session. Among things the group will address are: facility cleaning and sanitizing; protocols for church facility use (including outside groups; such as: BSF, Nomadic Shelter, receptions);  work practices of staff;  size of various group gatherings;  offsite activities (such as: youth group, mission trips, connecting thru nature events);  operation of the Presbyterian Preschool; and return of worship in the sanctuary.

Meanwhile, we ask for your prayers for this group and our church leadership as we navigate the way forward during this pandemic with utmost care and safety for all our members and friends.

Sunday Fellowship via Zoom

We invite you to join us for a time of fellowship at 11:30 AM this Sunday via the zoom invitation (below). You are welcome to drop-in and stay as little or as long as you like to see and greet one another, or simply wave. 
Topic: Sunday Fellowship via Zoom
Time: Apr 26, 2020 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 973 7870 7245
Password: 709119

Growing Our Faith


Adult Discipleship

Tim Stafford continues teaching his class of “Three Small Books—Ruth, Esther, and Jonah” offered via zoom every Tuesday at 4:30 PM through May 19, 2020.  If you would like to participate in the class live, use the zoom link below.  
Topic: Three Small Books—Ruth, Esther, and Jonah
Time: May 5, May 12, and May 19, 2020 4:30 PM (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 758 425 444
Password: 926535

To see the class recordings, use this link.

Church News

Corrections & Additions:  To the list of members and friends of our congregation who serve in medical professions or as first responders and who are actively supporting the health care needs of others during this time of the Coronavirus, please make the following correction:  Ali Myers (not Allie Shoulders) serves as a nurse and as a hospital administrator.  Stan Jacobs (MD).  Please add to the Family members serving elsewhere; from Popie & Tim Stafford: Helen Stafford (MD).

Birth Announcement:  We celebrate the birth of Luciana Dahlia Duranceau born April 18 to Joeny & David Duranceau.  Her grandparents are Julie & Randy Duranceau and her great-grandparents are Nancy & Dave Berto.  
To use Zoom by phone for any Zoom call you may dial one of these numbers: 
+1 669.900.6833 US (San Jose)
+1 346.248.7799 US (Houston)
For outside the US, locate your local number here:

God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. ~1 Corinthians 1:9

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